They neared the ship's name and the U of the first letter of the prefix. Something though caught the sunlight.
Rahman: Commander Blake, I left you a perfectly good ship, and now there's a blemish on it!
As the woman neared, the "blemish" was in fact, another pip, except this one solid rather than the hollow black pip of Lt. Commander.
Rahman: Hmmm, maybe someone lost one out here.
Rahman: No, you're probably right.
She took the pip and rubbed it against her own uniform to clean it. She then stepped up to Blake.
Rahman: Lt. Commander Blake, having reviewed your actions as a commanding officer in this most recent mission, I recommended your promotion to the rank of commander, and I received Starfleet Command's approval today. As such, I am pleased to bestow upon you now that rank with all the rights and privileges thereof. Congratulations, Commander!
Above them suddenly, the forward torpedo launcher shot out a projectile into the air with a deafening boom. It wasn't a torpedo, however, as the object soared into the air before exploding into a shower of fireworks.
The noise quickly shifted into the sound of applause and cheers as other crew members approached the trio running onto the hull from other airlock doors opening up across the saucer. Tables, chairs, and most importantly refreshments--and cake!--were beamed in, or rather, onto the top of the ship.
As the crew gathered around them, Roshanara gestured to the two officers beside her.
Rahman: Officers and crew of the USS Veritas, may I present the newest Commander and Lieutenant Commander in Starfleet: Lt. Commander Antero Flynn and "just" Commander Sky Blake!
She said the last bit with a wink at the Brekkian/Betazoid, in reference to the Valtese rogue Kallo Ver, whose nickname for Blake just became a lot more accurate.
Rahman: Commander Ukinix, I believe you mentioned you had the perfect playlist of musical selections for the occasion?
Rahman: Excellent! Then everyone, let's begin the celebrations. It's not every day you get to dance on the hull.
As the music started, Roshanara herself ran off to grab some cake. As she happily scooped up a piece, her security chief joined her.
Rahman: Commander Kelrod, you outdid yourself with that fireworks display.
She nodded, though she rubbed her ear.
Rahman: Although the launcher is a lot louder outside of a vacuum. I think I still hear the ringing.
(OOC: Everyone should join us to celebrate Blake and Flynn's promotions! What other things might have been brought onto the hull are up to you. Think dance party/fair/carnival atmosphere but whatever you want to add is up to you all. Just leave some cake!)
Captain Roshanara Rahman
CO, USS Veritas