((Library, Deck 4, USS Veritas))
The captain smiled. Although she had grown up an only child, the recent discovery on Krios Prime that she had a sister made her feel that she and Vanlith shared a closer connection than just based on their mutual interests in engineering or as captain and crewmember.
Rahman: I can imagine.
Vanlith: If I’m honest. I gave up singing properly so I had time to help out more.
Roshanara opened her mouth a bit, pleasantly surprised.
Rahman: I didn't know you sing.
Vanlith: Yeah, I trained from about the age of 6. I loved it.
Rahman: You'll have to show off at this year's ship wide talent show!
Vanlith: ::chuckling shyly:: I don’t know about that. Maybe if you do.
The captain waved her hands in front of her, crossing them.
Rahman: Oh, trust me, you don't want to hear me sing. I torture Commander Core enough with that while I'm in the sonic shower.
The Knack didn't apply to carrying a tune.
The young woman shook her head.
Vanlith: Well I’m sure that's not the case.
Roshanara just smirked.
Rahman: oO Oh, it is definitely the case. Oo
The captain took another sip of her coffee.
Rahman: What kind of music do you enjoy?
Vanlith: I trained to sing opera and musical theatre. 20th and 21st centuries had their own interesting elements to learn and discover.
Rahman: I love the theatre. My father used to take me to see shows and plays that would be traveling through town. Several years ago, I got to meet one of my heroes, actually, when he was doing a USO show for the crew of the USS Garuda.
She even got to play "Captain Hook" opposite Commander Evan Delano's Pan.
Vanlith: In all honesty I can listen to most things and enjoy them in some way or another which is what I think is most important with music. An appreciation of all of it even if it isn’t your first choice.
Rahman: That's a good approach for a Starfleet officer to have! Music, food, culture...
Vanlith: But what about you? What is your musical taste?
Rahman: Have you ever heard of Motown? Soul?
Vanlith: Sounds interesting.
Rahman: It is. It originated from mid-20th century on Earth, with elements of jazz and gospel music. You should check it out sometime. I bet you would do those songs justice.
She smiled she grabbed her cup again.
Rahman: Stop by my ready room tomorrow. I'll prepare a playlist for you.
((The next day, Captain's Ready Room))
She'd finished going over the list of classics when she heard the door bell chime. Pausing the music, she called for Charlena to enter.
Rahman: ::smiles:: Lieutenant, good morning!
The captain stood up and grabbed a PADD, walking around her desk to stand across from the engineer.
Rahman: ::holds out the PADD:: As promised.
Rahman: You'll have to tell me which ones you like.
Rahman: Oh, and I do have one other thing for you.
She reached back over to grab a small box that had been hiding behind her desktop terminal. She handed it over as well to Charlena for her to open.
Rahman: Charlena Vanlith, for performing your duties to the highest standards of the Federation Starfleet, I am pleased and proud to hereby promote you to the rank of full lieutenant, with all the rights and privileges thereof. Congratulations!
Captain Roshanara Rahman
CO, USS Veritas