U.S.S. Lantau
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A new begining.

Posted on Fri Jul 28, 2017 @ 2:38pm by Captain Evelynn Haught & Lieutenant Commander Finchley Kerr

Mission: Delta Quadrant Transition
Location: USS Lantau, Captains Ready Room.
Timeline: Current.

For Kevin, the trip to get the USS Landau had been a roundabout one. He'd only recently been pulled from his previous posting after a somewhat strange conversation with Salvador, one of his former Senior ranking Stafleet Intelligence co-operatives, that saw him revisit and meet the 'family'.

Once that meeting had been completed, he believed he'd be posted right back to where he'd been, but fresh orders had come to him, along with a rather pleasant and unexpected surprise, promotion and a new posting to the USS Lantau!

He'd made his way to the Antares III Shipyard where his new ship was and he had to admit, as soon as she came into view, she took his breath away...

After completing his check in, transporting across to her, having his code clearance checked and verified, he made his way to his quarters. He stood looking around him, they were sumptuous, way more than he needed or had expected. However, his thoughts on it could wait for another time, he had to check in with his new CO, Captain Haught.

Finding out where the CO was, he made his way there, pressed the buzzer and awaited a reply.

Evelynn had just finished talking to Starfleet Command about Commander Micheals being transferred. She had wished that Christine was still her XO as she was beginning to like having her around.

Walking over to the replicatior she ordered herself a sweet tea when her door chime sounded. Grabbing the glass she turned around and faced her door. "Come in." she called out.

The door opened, allowing Kevin to walk inside. He could see the desk straight in front of him had no-one behind it, so he looked around for the Captian and found her next to the replicator. Walking over to her, he stopped a few paces in front, bowed slightly from the hip and extended the hand that had his PADD containing his transfer orders.

"Excuse me for not getting here sooner Captain, I had a slight...delay...before receiving my new orders" he said "Lieutenant Commander Kevin Kilbane, reporting in as your new Executive Officer."

"Welcome aboard the Lantau Commander. I was just helping myself to a glass of tea, can I get you anything?" Evelynn asked as she took the Padd for review.

"An apple juice would be most refreshing right now please Sir" Kevin replied.

"Computer add an apple juice." Evelynn picked up the glass and handed it to the Commander. "Please have a seat Commander." she said as she indicated the open chairs in her ready room.

"Thank you Sir" Kevin replied, taking a seat.

"I hope your transfer orders didn't come as to big a surpise. My former first officer was just recently transferred to another assignment but she has my complete confidence that she will succeed no matter what."

"I have to admit, it was a bit of a surprise to receive them, there was no indication or hint whatsoever that I was even being considered for a promotion, let alone a transfer" Kevin said.

He was quiet for a moment before asking "Did you have a say in my recommendation for the XO position Sir, or was I simply 'given' to you?"

"You weren't given to me by no means. I wanted someone who could bring me new ideas and pretty much keep me on my toes. The other candidates never really stuck out for me." Evelynn said before taking a sip of her drink.

"I will endeavour to...'keep you on your toes' as best I can then Sir" Kevin replied.

"If I may get down to brass tacks, as it were, straight away, may I ask what our current mission orders are?"

"We will be going to the Delta Quadrant to join Task Force 37. Once we arrive we'll report in and get our mission orders. From what I'm told Captain Thompson has our mission orders." she handed a small padd over to her new first officer to look over.

Taking the offered PADD, Kevin read the scant information contained within. Once he was done, he handed it back to the Captain.

"Not much to go on then Sir, not even a hint" he said.

"Yeah. That's what drives me nuts. Not knowing what we are going into, but Starfleet assures me that we are to use our time during transit to get to know the Lantau and her new systems including the Quantum Slipstream drive." she took another sip of her drink and placed the glass back on the table.

"I have to admit, this is my first 'blind mission'" Kevin said "and it doesn't exactly fill me with confidence that we know so little. Have you had many such mission starts yourself Sir?"

"Actually this is my first full mission to be honest." she was a little nervous but she knew well enough not to show it.

"Well you seem perfectly calm with that being the case Sir" Kevin replied "Is there anything you urgently believe needs taken care of that I can do for you while we're in space dock?"

"The only thing right now I can think of is checking with each department head to see if everything is in order, supplies are on board, but most importantly familiarizing yourself with the ship." Evelynn said as she finished off her drink.

"Yes Sir, I was thinking along those lines as well" Kevin answered as he stood up. He placed his drink down on the nearby table and continued "thanks you for the drink and the chat, I best get to it then."

"Dismissed Commander. I will see you later on the bridge when we depart." Evelynn said as she picked up both empty glasses and walked over to the replicator and recycled the them back into the syatem.

Her next task would be to take her own personal tour of the ship starting with Main Engineering.

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Lt/Cmdr Kevin Kilbane
XO
USS Lantau

&

Captain Evelynn Haught
CO
USS Lantau

 

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Speed: Impulse -> Warp 3
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