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Meeting the TGCO

Posted on Mon Feb 24th, 2014 @ 9:07am by David Hawkins & Commander Mercia Kavi & Commander Khelev ch'Koro [Halan] & Lieutenant Commander Vanora Stele & Lieutenant JG Joshua Hoss & Lieutenant JG Liam Callaghan

Mission: Photons Everywhere
Location: U.S.S. Gladiator - Conference Room
Timeline: MD 2 - 0900 Hours

Mercia headed in to the conference room, Helaku had told her the fellow with the dog would be there. She liked the dog, and part of her hoped the man would bring it again. The room was empty, but she was a little early. She replicated some coffee and sat down in her normal chair, to the left of Helakus at the head of the table. Last night was a mess, she got carried away and drank too much. At least she wasn't sporting a terrible headache, just a little one, thanks to the neutralizer she had taken once she made it back to her room. She wondered if any one else had headaches this morning. This wasn't required meeting, but when Hawkins insisted she was was to be there, she knew better than to refuse.

Khelev was an early riser, for the most part, and today was little exception. After a quick walk through of engineering he made his way up through the ship to the conference room. He was a little surprised when he found Mercia already waiting and he nodded to her before heading to the replicator and got himself something to drink and then made his way to the table and his normal seat. "Good morning. How are you feeling?"

Mercia stared at her cup before she glanced up and smiled at the Andorian, "Better than I deserve and you know that is true." she commented.

"You did get a little carried away Merci," Khelev replied with a half smile. "But then a lot of people had a little bit too much to drink last night I think."

"Carried away is one way to put it..." she said. "Sorry about that." Mercia said.

Ash bounded in, bright eyed and bushy tailed despite the earlier events. In fact, probably everyone on the entire ship would want to smother her with a pillow, but she was a morning person, always up and dressed by 05:30. "Good morning, peasant," she said to Mercia as she snagged a cup of coffee before taking a seat. "Lieutenant," she added with a nod to ch'Koro.

"Princess." Mercia acknowledged with a roll of her eyes. Today would be the day, the day to start her first prank on Ash. Right after this meeting.

Josh entered the conference room, hiding his tiredness as best he could. He hadn't drank to much, but instead had been up most of the night reading reports from the science department. He might have overdone the work and was going to look into managing his time better to include more sleep. Josh sat at the end of the table, nodding to those already there.

Vanora yawned as she walked in, barely looking up from her PADD to nod a quick good morning to the other staff already gathered. The ship hadn't blown up while she was asleep, which was the threshold for success in her book, at least until after her second cup of coffee.

Khelev took a sip from his steaming cup of katheka, an Andorian stimulant beverage that made coffee and raktajino look bad on their best days, and let out a happy sigh. "Good morning," He said to those that had just arrived, a half smile on his face. "We all seem very chipper."

"'Seem' being the operative word," said Ash with a grin, sipping her coffee.

"Some more than others" Josh pointed out, glancing at Mercia.

Connor walked in with his usual swagger, or lack there of. He sat down somewhere in the mix and just listened and watched.

"Good morning, Doc," said Ash cheerfully. "How are you today?"

"Still 'ere. Best ye gonna get lass," Connor said towards Coi.

"Good Morning all," Hawkins called out as he and Captain Rixx walked in the Room together. He had made sure to meet Rixx at the transporter room to lead him around the ship.

The crew all stood up respectfully stood up and were respectful when they all saw the Captain. "We will make this short. Captain, they are all yours."

Daro nodded and moved to stand at the head of the table. He had a pleased look on his face as he looked over the assembled staff. "First of all, I want to thank you all for the warm welcome you have shown me during my brief visit aboard the Gladiator. I especially want to thank those of you that gave my little Roscoe some warm attention at the party last night. I'm sure he enjoyed himself." He paused slightly and then continued. "Now, there are few times more exciting than being a part of a starship's first mission. Savor this moment for as long as you can. I can promise you that the magic of it will keep your heart warm during the many missions I'm certain you all will perform."

As he continued to speak, Daro looked into each officer's eyes. "The Gladiator is more than just a ship. She's your home and a very physical part of your family. If you take care of her, as I'm sure you will, in a loving manner, she will always bring you home." He nodded slightly to himself, deciding to stop before he began to sound too preachy. He looked over at Hawkins. "Commander?"

"Thank you Captain. I believe I speak for everyone else when I say, it is an honor, and we look forward to ourfirst mission," David said as he looked around the table. "If there isn't anything else, we got to get going, sir."

Daro shook his head. "No, I have nothing more. Good luck to you and your crew, Commander. May the fertile wind always fill your sails." He then nodded to the assembled officers once more, then turned and left the Observation Lounge, making his way to the nearest transporter room.

With that, the crew watched as the Captain walked out in high spirits. Hawkins sighed slightly as he looked at the crew. " Well let's get out of here. We have to get to our destination. To your stations.

The crew took in the orders and followed Hawkins to their stations. There stood the holographic ETCH before his chair. As soon as the ETCH saw him, he took a step to the side and sat down in the XO chair to which was Jarlands old station. It was a load off of his chest even though the the man was well trained in his duty, he seemed more of a handful at the time being.

"Helm, once the Captain is off the ship, take us out of here, warp 7."

"Aye, sir," replied Ensign Ott- Coi had not reported back from the meeting. "I mean, yes, sir," she corrected quickly.

Mercia ducked in to the bridge and took her station once she initiated her prank. She stood in her spot and smirked, wondering how it would play out.

~ last tag and posating.


Captain Daro Rixx
Commanding Officer
USS Talleyrand
Commanding Officer


Gladiator Senior Staff


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