(( Captain’s Ready Room, Deck 1, USS Astraeus, shortly after meeting with Raga ))
Mei’konda: Come in, please.
Having long since finished his tea, Mei had ensured that the kettle was still warm. He and Raga hadn’t finished it, and he had one more important meeting today to attend to, which related to the first. As the double doors that led out to the Bridge slid open, he rose from his seat and nodded once to Chochmingwu Cheveyo-Arma.
Mei’konda: Thaank you for your promptness, Commander. Please, haave a seat. I have a personnel issue that I’d like to discuss with you.
Easing himself back down into his seat near the Ready Room’s window, Mei clasped his fuzzy fingers together atop the desk’s mahogany surface.
Mei’konda: You’ll be the thiird person on board to learn this, after myself and the officer in questiion. It’s always a raather… bittersweet moment, to have one of our family move on to a different postiing. Lieutenant Commander Toryn Raga has accepted an assignment as First Officer aboard the Ronin, which Fleet Logistics has just reactivaated and pulled out of storage. He’ll be leaviing us shortly.
The Caitian reached up to comb a few fingers through his mane. He was feeling calmer about the situation since talking the transfer over about Raga, and gave Lansa a few moments to let the news sink in.
Mei’konda: Yes, I’m very proud of hiim. He’s earned the chance. And that briings me to the vacancy he’ll be leaviing as Chief of Tactical and Security. With your prior experience with the postiing, you would be my ideal choice for the job. Commander Kesex can assume official control of the Mission Specialists’ position, and we haave enough relief pilots to fill your spot at conn. However, there aren’t many people aboard who haave recent experience commanding a depaartment of well over one hundred officers and crew, as you did when you led the saucer section duriing our last mission.
Captain Mei’konda Delano
USS Astraeus, NCC-70652