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Time to say hello

Posted on Fri Jan 1st, 2016 @ 8:24pm by Commander Mercia Kavi & Lieutenant JG Julian Winterstorm

Mission: Mother Base
Location: XO's office


Julian finished putting his stuff in his cabin. Whoever he shared the room with, was not there and he didn't want to snoop and try to figure out who it might be. He would find out soon enough

So after taking a quick shower, he slipped into a newly replicated uniform. checked to make sure there were no wrinkles, lint, or anything else that would mar his appearance, and made his way to the XO's Ready Room where he pressed the chime.

Mercia looked up from where she had been scowling at her screen. "Come in!" she called. All the changes that had been happening and she was feeling thrown off. This wasn't as easy as it was supposed to be, and it was annoying her.

Julian walked in, with his meeting the XOsmile. when he saw her expression, his smile faded just slightly, "Are you okay ma'am? he asked, you look a little...flustered."

Mercia glanced up again, 'Yeah, Just trying to sort through paperwork. Its the worst part bout being an XO. But you're a secretary right? you should know all about it. I'm Mercia, Julian right?"

~Not just a secretary~ Julian thought maintaining his smile, "Yes that's right ma'am. Paperwork can be a pain in the... neck. But that's what I'm here for. Can I give you a hand with that?"

She shrugged, "Its just the duty rotations. I have to rework some of it, besides you're not really supposed to be helping ME right? You're the CO's yeoman, or do you help all of us command people?" she asked.

"Well, my primary responsibility is to the Captain, but I can help others in the command team when I have the time. And duty rotations should be easy enough to figure out."

"They generally are, except that I have to ensure that every one gets the right amount of leave time for being on the planet, as well as coordinate repair shifts, and who needs to be here when the refit crews arrive to take care of things. Normally its fairly easy to just plug names in, but its a little more complicated than that right now."

"It sounds like it ma'am. And pardon me, I didn't mean to imply that your job was simple. I meant to say, it wouldn't be that difficult for me to add it to what I'm already doing."

"Oh." she blushed having misunderstood him. "Um. Considering I have new Captain Cooper to be dealing with, I don't think I should be pawning off my duties to his secretary just yet." she laughed a bit nervously.

"The Captain is new?" Julian queried, "how long has he been here?"

"Cooper? He just started with in the past few days. Commodore Hawkins will be remaining on Memphis Island for the time being, and Captain Cooper will be sitting in the big chair for now." Mercia explained. "I suggest you meet with Cooper"

"Yes ma'am, I will do that. This is a new assignment for both of us, it seems. So I guess we can grow into it together. You don't have your own yeoman ma'am?"

Mercia laughed, "No I've always done things on my own. I'm supposed to be delegating am I not?" she chuckled.

"That is why Starfleet in its infinite wisdom created the role. They knew that.... A type personalities tend to want to do everything themselves. Think they can do it better. It's a good thing that I'm an A type myself."

She chuckled, "To be honest I have no idea what personality type I am. I've been told a few times, but it never measures up." she shrugged. "I don't think I fit in to any particular box."

He cocked his head slight as he looked at her. "Well aside from being, how shall I put this... assertive, I don't like labels either."

"Good no labels then." Mercia grinned. "Just the way I like it." she winked. "Well make sure you touch base with the all the department heads so they know you and feel they can come to you if they need to." she said. "I know you're dedicated to the Captain, but department heads may need to speak to you from time to time, and its better if they can put a face to the name."

"I will do that ma'am. Thanks for the advice. Do you have anything else for me?"

"Not at the moment, but don't be a stranger." she smiled.



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