(( Conference Room, Deck 3 Primary Hull, USS Chin’toka, 08:55 Hours ))
As Serala made her way to her chair, she decided it was time to introduce herself and jump on into the conversation.
Serala: Did someone mention my mother?
Raga: Indeed. I was giving the Captain a rundown on some of the contacts we’ve had in the Expanse.
Snow / Levinson / th'Koro / Tal'Aura: Responses (If any)
Serala: Yes, of course. Well, we will have to make do with her regardless. And you are correct, Toryn...Commander Raga...we should still remain vigilant regarding the Consortium. They seem to have been put down for the moment, but who knows when they may rear their ugly heads. :: turning to the Caitian Captain :: Jolan’tru, sir. I am Lieutenant Commander Serala, your First Officer. Welcome aboard.
oO Let’s just hope he doesn’t have a dog. Oo
Mei’konda: Jolan’tru, Commander. Thank you for the welcome, and I look forwaard to working with you, regardless of the circumstaances. You come hiighly recommended.
Rosek: ::smirks at her:: Don't tell me that you got detained by a crewman on your way here, too, Commander. I was literally on my way out the door to my office when Myers insisted I check his modifications. Delayed me a full seven minutes before he was satisfied.
Raga: All part of the job.
Serala: Delayed? I’m early, by my chronometer.
McKnight: Good morning, Captain. Lieutenant McKnight. Pleased to meet you, sir.
Mei’konda: And you, Lieutenant. I’ll be lookiing forward to seeing what SORT can do.
Kurt Logan walked in at that moment with his usual confounding speech.
Logan: Starting without me…. I don’t know, you stop to tie a shoe lace and this happens.
Raga / Snow / Levinson / th'Koro / Tal'Aura / Ganarvuss: Responses (If any)
Logan: Kurt Logan, SORT Team member and Lieutenant McKnight’s batman.
Mei’konda: Welcome, Commander Logan.
They were trickling in now, and Serala noticed Ilana Ganarvuss, the new Acting Security Chief. Maddi Hyden’s sudden departure had left a vacuum in the power structure and the woman had suddenly found herself in charge of the department. Serala smiled at the thought that when she had been a fresh Ensign, there had been a full Commander running the department, not to mention Toryn who had taken his place. Serala had only gotten her chance when Toryn had taken a brief posting to the Marines followed by his placement as the ship’s Mission Specialist.
Ganarvuss: Ilana Ganarvuss. Acting Chief of Security, sir.
Raga / Snow / Levinson / th'Koro / Tal'Aura: Responses
Rosek: ::to Mei'konda:: Is this a readiness update, sir, or have we received orders from the Brass about our next mission?
Raga: Or both?
oO The question on everyone’s mind. Oo
Mei'konda: Both, Commanders. Everyone, haave a seat. First, let’s get the formaalities out of the way.
The Caitian lifted his PADD up, glanced down at it, and began to read. Meanwhile, Esa Kiax slipped in.
Mei’konda: To Captain Mei’konda Delano, formerly Commanding Officer of USS Astraeus, NCC-70652. As of stardate 239710.18, you are hereby requested and required to assume command of USS Chin’toka, NCC-97187. Signed, Admiral Luke Reider, Starbase 118 administration and logistics.
He paused and looked up while addressing the computer.
Mei’konda: Computer. Complete transfer of command codes. Authorization Mei’konda, theta eight-four-seven.
Computer: Acknowledged. Acting Captain Serala, please confirm.
Serala nodded at the Captain before speaking herself.
Serala: Computer, recognize Acting Captain Serala. Confirm transfer of command codes to Captain Mei’konda Delano. Authorization, Serala Alpha-Two-Eight-Green.
Computer: Transfer complete. USS Chin’toka is now under the command of Captain Mei’konda Delano.
It was done. Her first command over in just a few days. Serala wasn’t sure whether to be relieved or disappointed. She had always wanted to command this crew, but she had never wanted it the way she had gotten it. Nor did she feel she was ready for full-time command. That time would come, but that time was not today.
Mei’konda: Thank you, Commander. Wiith that out of the way, let’s get staarted.
Serala settled back, prepared to listen to the briefing.