Lt Commander Serala: First Day on the job and already I might get fired

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Jim Davis

Apr 1, 2020, 10:32:55 PM4/1/20
to USS Atlantis

(( Serala’s Quarters 03-204, Deck 3, USS Atlantis, in orbit of DS26, Paldor system, Larokon space, Par’tha Expanse ))

{{ Time Index: Day 15 of Shore Leave }}

The Captain took a step forward and shook her hand.

Thoran: Let me be the first to congratulate you, Number One.

oO Number One. Never thought I would be called that. I could get used to it. Oo

There was one matter that needed to be cleared up, however. She had been waiting to bring this to his attention until she had more certain information. Ishka’s test had been conclusive, but that meant she had to figure out how to deal with this situation now. Pex had told her that he was following pre-established orders of Starfleet Intelligence regarding her father, so while she felt he should still have informed the Captain, she couldn’t fault him. But that left the matter of her father.

Serala: Thank you, sir. Now, given this, I think it’s time I bring something to your attention. I was going to do this anyway, but now I think it has become even more crucial that I tell you this. I don’t want to get off on the wrong foot on my first day as First Officer.

Thoran: Okay.

Serala: Well, there is a man on board who I have confirmed is my long lost father who I thought was killed years ago. Apparently, he faked his death to try and protect my mother and myself from retributive acts by his enemies.

The look on his face told Serala he was not pleased by what he was hearing. Truth be told, she was not pleased either. And that was putting it mildly.

Thoran: Quite the development. How are you coping?

Serala: I am going to be completely honest with you, Captain. Not well. My husband dies, T’Saara is born, and now this. I had always considered my father a hero. When he was ali- when he was with us - I worshipped the ground he walked on. I know what he claims, but to be honest, sir, I don’t really understand it.

Realizing he must be concerned about her ability to perform her duties, among other things, she decided to reassure him she could do the job.

Serala: However, Captain, I want you to know that I will not allow it to affect my job performance. I live by the Romulan code. I had to modify it to fit with the Federation principles and my loyalties to the Federation and Starfleet. But for me, duty is honor, and honor is life. Whatever is going on in my personal life, I will not allow it to affect my performance. It’s just one more thing to discuss with the ECH in my next session.

Thoran: And you are quite certain this James Davies is your father? You mentioned enemies, do you know anything about them?

Serala: Davis, sir, and it seems certain at this point. Unless he is a well made clone, it has to be him. I had Doctor Journs run a DNA comparison and she has confirmed that he is my father. As to his enemies, no I don’t know. You are aware, I assume, that he was in Starfleet Intelligence. It is how he met my mother. He could have any number of enemies, foremost amongst those being the Romulan Empire.

Thoran: Response

Serala: I did inquire into that as well. Apparently, Ensign Pex had something to do with it. He wouldn’t tell me much, citing a classified operation and a lack of need to know. Likely, though frustrating. My assumption is that he was following some predetermined orders from Starfleet Intelligence regarding my father. I do think he should have at least informed you about it, but not knowing the details of the orders, I can’t really judge.

Thoran: Response

Serala: Well, sir. If he was following orders, I would recommend you go easy on him. As for myself? Frankly, I wanted to verify as much as I could before bringing this to you. I was never going to conceal it, but I wanted to have as many facts as I could when I did tell you. I guess that’s just the Security Officer in me. Hard habit to break.

Thoran: Response

Serala: As far as I know, he is still on board. I haven’t told him mother is here, yet. But once this is all sorted, I do want to take him to her. I want to be there when she skewers him with her Honor Blade.

The vehemence in her voice bothered her. This was her father she was talking about. She knew she loved him, but her fury at him right now overrode that emotion. It was taking all her training and all the well learned advice she had been receiving from the ECH to restrain herself from giving in to her impulses.

Thoran: Response

Serala: Yes, sir. Don’t worry, I won’t do anything, and I will probably stop Mother from killing him if she really does try to do so. I don’t think she will, but she does have a temper. Not as strong as mine, certainly, but it’s there.

Thoran: Response


Lt. Commander Serala

First Officer

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USS Atlantis NCC-74682


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