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#1 Cdr Daniel Brooks

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Posted Star Date 22211.19 @ 21:40 (09:40 PM)

 ==Diplomatic Facilities, Deck 4, Commander Brooks Promotion==

 

The largest Diplomatic Room was decorated for a formal Star Fleet function.  
 
Down either side of the large room there were buffet-style tables filled with food and drink with waiters going around with glasses of champagne on trays for the guests, there were a few tables and chairs. 
 
At one end stood a small podium for the Admiral to make a formal address and at the other a small band playing relaxing music.  
 
The Dress Code was Dress Whites, and all Junior Officer were invited with the requirement to be there before the Senior Crew. ==


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Posted Star Date 22211.23 @ 03:43 (03:43 AM)

Being one of the first to get there, Beno was wearing her dress uniform and her shoes had a high mirror shine. Everything had to be perfect for what was coming next. With everything that they have been through and everything that they are going to go through, they needed times like this. There were also a few surprises that she had in mind, and one of them was going to be waiting for them at the table.

The only thing left to do was wait for the crew to arrive, there were lots of places for people to sit and only a few assigned seats. A few bottles of bourbon that Beno had saved for an occasion like this. The good times between the storms, and how to make some good memories. This was also going to be the first one that she was in with another crew, and sometimes she missed them. The fact that at least there were a couple of people she knew very well there. The only thing that made Beno a little nervous was the upcoming speech, it was something that Beno worked hard on. Every part of the speech was crafted for just this occasion, even when she would rather use the holodeck. She still had a few ideas above how to have a great time. The thing that made it more nerve-wracking, was they were expecting company. An Admiral that was going to be a very big deal, and a lot of the crew was going to want to talk.

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#3 Lt Julia Troy

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Posted Star Date 22211.23 @ 15:01 (03:01 PM)

Julia had received an invite to a banquet and it required to be in dress whites. Troy had taken her time in her quarters getting ready in dress whites. She made sure Spike and Dot had their food and wasn't rubbing against her and leaving any fur.

Troy could sense that this banquet is really important. Right before she left her quarters she had her Imazadi double check to make sure that nothing was out of place with the dress whites and that there was no fur on them. She could sense what the ACO is going through along with a few others. Julia has always had a calming effect on others till there is to many emotions running at once.

She couldn't wait to see what this is about when she arrived outside of the holodeck doors. Julia smoothed any invisible wrinkles out and walked up to the doors and they opened to let her in. Troy noticed that she wasn't the first one here and was offered a glass of champagne by a passing waiter.

Julia took only one glass and is going to limit how much she is drinking. Troy finally seen the buffet tables and noticed that there is some reserved seats at some tables. Right before she goes to sit down at one of the none reserved spots she is going to get something to eat.

Troy knew that this is going to be interesting affair. She had gotten herself some food in one hand the glass of champagne in the other and went to sit at one of the tables next to the reserved tables.

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Posted Star Date 22211.23 @ 23:56 (11:56 PM)

Michael had finished his first onboard investigation and although it was nothing special, he was happy about it. But now he had more important matters because despite his very brief time on the Charon, he had been invited to ACO Brooks promotion soiree. Dress Whites Required, and all Junior Officer’s to arrive before the Senior Crew the invitation had read.

Showering and taking his time to adorn himself in his new dress uniform, the white of it gleamed and the security orange trim actually complemented his hair colour and freckles surprisingly well. With one last check for imperfections, he made his way to the Diplomatic facilities.

The doors opened just as he approached and he made himself as tall as possible, checked his posture and entered, all without missing a stride. Michael rather ungracefully took a champagne glass from one of the waiters trays as they passed even though he didn't like the taste of it but he did it more for the look and he continued towards the other officers who had already arrived. I haven't really met anyone, let alone introduced myself yet, maybe now is a good time, everyone is coming to one place so I won't have to go wondering was the thought that occurred to him.

"Hello, I'm Midshipman Wright, I'm the new blood" he nervously stuttered to the two officers in the room.

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#5 Mid Christian Grix {Simonova}

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Posted Star Date 22211.24 @ 19:50 (07:50 PM)

The doors opened on Christian's idea of Hell, A crew meeting and meal with an Admiral present, so dress uniform was the dress code. He hoped the meal wasn't messy as he knew for sure he would end up with some on his whites. He stepped into the room and saw a few members of the crew starting to gather in the room including the First Officer someone Luna had mentioned and classed as a friend.

 

He gave a little tug of his collar as he felt it rub against his skin, A wry smile played across his lips at the thought that if he was uncomfortable then Matt would be whole lot worse.

 

He walked over to where Velaul was waiting and introduced himself "Hello Commander, We have a mutual friend Lt Commander Pond, I am Midshipman Christian Grix". He caught a glimpse of the Bourbon, "is that genuine Kentucky or replicated". In an attempt to make small talk.

 

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Posted Star Date 22211.25 @ 00:11 (12:11 AM)

Had it not been for the simple fact that crew attendance had been mandatory, Victoria would’ve elected to skip this particular social event. Before she wasn’t much of a social person, but that had only been worsened by the incident that had occurred only days prior. Stepping into the diplomatic facilities, it was clear that while she maintained a professional appearance that Victoria did not want to be present.

 

With her hands crossed against her chest, Victoria leaned against one of the bulkheads in an attempt to be nothing more than a wallflower. It was a fact that most humanoids preferred to get together and hang out, gossiping and whatnot. That wasn’t a category she included herself in, and only used people so it would benefit her. Not in a personal gain sort of way, but to focus more on the work of what needed to be done, and that was only in a scenario where she wasn’t capable on her own.

 

Despite her increasing discomfort with the dress uniform, and cursing whoever decided they were entirely necessary for the event that Victoria hadn’t even wanted to attend, the young woman just took in the sights of the room and the people within. Luckily, for the moment, Victoria didn’t see any hazards that would make the night that much worse.

 

I hope to god this doesn’t last painstaking long.



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Posted Star Date 22211.25 @ 17:11 (05:11 PM)

"Hello midshipman Wright. Sorry about that I was just getting something to eat after not having anything for awhile. I'm Lieutenant Julia Troy and it's nice to meet you. If you ever need someone to talk to about anything I'm usually in the counselors office. I could sense that you probably won't be new blood around here for long. I could sense that you are nervous, and all I can say is that you are in good hands here." Answered Julia.

Julia knows what it is like to be new on a ship right out of the academy, but when she was first been assigned to a ship there was a battle going on. Then when she transferred to a different ship she became new blood on the ship till new crew members fresh out of the academy got assigned to the ship. Somehow she needs to put him at ease from being nervous and being new on the ship.

"One thing that I can say is that everyone here was new to a ship right out of the academy at one point and had to start somewhere. I wouldn't be where I'm at if I wasn't assigned right out of the academy right near the end of a battle some years ago. I could sense that you'll go far here with this crew and will do great things." Said Troy.

She couldn't wait for this banquet to really get started. Julia didn't want to say something about Spike and Dot at the wrong time and when people aren't ready for that information to be sprung in this type of setting. Troy could sense that the first officer was nervous and even though that the ACO isn't here yet she could sense that he was also nervous about this.

Julia knew that she was just as nervous as everyone else, and that she is staying calm. Troy doesn't want others know that she is nervous like them and learned years ago not to show how nervous one is around others.

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 02:13 (02:13 AM)

"My apologies Lt. Troy, I did not mean to interrupt your eating." Michael replied hastily, his nerves still getting the best of him. "Thankyou for your understanding and I must admit, I forget that everyone on this ship was just a fresh faced Cadet at one point too, I will keep that in mind and hopefully it will alleviate my future tensions" he continued.

A beautiful Orion female entered the room while Mike spoke to the Lieutenant, her red hair burning bright against her dress Whites and walked to one side of the room and leaned against the bulkhead, folding her arms across her chest. Michael instantly recognised what she was feeling and thinking because he was exactly the same, he was here because he had to be. He wasn't going to be rude about it, but he preferred not to attend social gatherings, especially when he didn't really know anyone but he made the effort, put a smile on and tried.

"I will indeed seek your counsel should I need it, and I hope you're right and I go on to do great things, who knows, maybe the great things are around the very next star system. I should say hello to some more of the staff before this thing really gets started." Michael finished and nodded his thanks to Julia for her wise words. He had to get his initial nerves over and done with and he hoped meeting at least a few of the crew would help with this.

Mike walked over to where Vega leaned against the wall, trying to blend into it as though she wasn't here, if Michael read her expression correctly and spoke a tad more confidently this time, "Hello, erm, sorry, may I call you Victoria?" as he extended his hand in greeting.

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#9 CMCPO T'Kol {Sothrick}

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 05:08 (05:08 AM)

==Diplomatic Facilities, Deck 4, Commander Brooks Promotion==

 

T'Kol may have been unlike most as she did not mind the dress uniform. She had gotten accustomed to important galas, parties and ceremonies with her first real boss who she still looked upon as a father figure as well.

 

She had a sense of....pride, for Commander Brooks. An decidedly emotional response for sure but still appropriate as she was honest with herself in such cases.

She had worked alongside Commander Brooks for a long time watching his rise through the ranks and felt it was a well earned.

She may have been chastised that she was among humans to much to have such an response and that their flagrant emotions was wearing off on her.

 

Just the same she could not deny the feeling. 

 

She moved with confidence in her dress uniform like she was most comfortable in the garments. As she walked in she noticed the two new Midshipman one a new Security Officer the other the Tactical Officer standing arms crossed against the side wall. T'Kol changed her direction and headed straight for the Tactical Officer.

 

As she reached the young woman she spoke up.

 

"Midshipman Vega." she stated plainly as the young looking female Vulcan approached the young officer she looked over and noted her demeanor. 

 

"Midshipman I wanted speak with you. I wanted to let you know I thought you handled yourself very well for your first time and mission on the bridge." She started. "You also had very good ideas. I look forward to working with you longer and watching your career grow, with the Charon." She started. Then looked at the other.

 

"Midshipman Wright, correct?" She started. "I am Chief of the Boat T'Kol. Your paperwork had come across my desk as we docked. I would like to welcome you to the Charon. Obviously we are on shore leave now but when you are ready I will make myself available to show you around the Charon. I usually help arrange quarters, first duty roster and anything I can help you to acclimate." She began oblivious to the mans intentions.

 

 

 

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Edited by CMCPO T'Kol {Sothrick}, Star Date 22211.26 @ 05:17 (05:17 AM).


#10 Lt (JG) Matt Phoenix {Sothrick}

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 05:37 (05:37 AM)

Matt walked in tugging on his jacket. He hated wearing the regular uniform the dress whites was just a bit of torture for the Engineer.

 

He preferred a sleeveless shirt while working but that was not accepted and he had not done that for a long time.

 

If it was not his wife on his arm he would have been in complete hell with such and advent. These were the type of events that he tried to  just keep from acting a fool or getting arrested.

 

Now he had grown, it took longer for him than most men as he was much older than most at his rank but he finally got there.

And now Charlotte was a big reason for that.

 

"OK so whats the plan to make a quiet exit out of here?" He started. "Think you could fake getting sick?" He teased with his wife as they walked through the doors.

 

He paused to take in the large room. "Oh god." He said his eyes washing over those already in the room. Recognizing all but one a new one T'Kol was speaking with. His marking from here he could make out were security but they may be base security as he did not remember seeing him on the ship.

 

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#11 Mid Victoria Vega

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 07:12 (07:12 AM)

Despite her attempts to being the perfect wallflower, one of the crew seemed to think she was interesting enough to come disturb her. A quick glance at the individual’s uniform revealed that they belonged to security, and at the moment her opinion of the Charon’s security department was deep down in the gutters. There was a slight hint of remembrance as she’d seen him a couple days back in the tactical and security complex. There’d been no interaction, obviously, since Victoria wasn’t one to openly interact with others.

 

Even the man’s being new wouldn’t cause a significant change within the inner workings of the security department. In her experience, change wasn’t effective at the lower rungs of the ladder, and it typically required someone from up higher to accomplish that. Even then, odds were that any change they’d wish to enact had disappeared as the former greenhorn had already been indoctrinated enough.

 

“Hello, erm, sorry, may I call you Victoria?”

 

Dark brown eyes began scanning the security officer as he asked the question. Victoria wasn’t someone who was keen with being on a first name basis with anyone. The Orion, based on her entire life up to this point, wasn’t a fan of having any attachments with others. Any friendship, or relationship for that matter, would do nothing but leave her vulnerable. Perhaps in a different life, if things had gone differently, things would be different. However, if that had been the case Victoria would’ve never wound up in Starfleet.

 

“No.”

 

While her reply was rather blunt, there wasn’t a hint of rudeness in it. Victoria’s pointedness was what led people to think she was actually rude, especially if they’d never interacted with her prior. In her opinion, that was the other person’s fault if they felt that was as they’d typically be the one to approach her and not the other way around.

 

“Midshipman or Miss Vega, but I’ll accept just Vega. I reserve my forename for an exclusive group of people, Mister Wright.”

 

Before anything else could be said, two more people approached her, and by extension Wright. The first was the Chief of the Boat, who Victoria still wasn’t entirely sure of, and a waiter who was carrying one of the trays of champagne. It wasn’t exactly going to be strong enough to make the night more bearable, but it would at least make somewhat of a small dent. Taking a flute, Victoria took a sip as the Vulcan spoke.

 

“Midshipman I wanted speak with you. I wanted to let you know I thought you handled yourself very well for your first time and mission on the bridge.”

 

Victoria wondered why that was worthy of being mentioned. As far as the young woman was concerned, nothing of note really occurred during their mission to Vinex III. There was clearly some questionable actions from those higher up, but it wasn’t really Victoria’s place to question the incidents in the open. Starfleet politics could sometimes result in giving her a headache.

 

“I only did what any Starfleet officer should’ve done, to be honest.”

 

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 19:34 (07:34 PM)

Seeing the new man on the ship, Beno could see that he was nervous. It was understandable because she was nervous back when she was a Midshipman. She also knew that he was in good hands here, and he could do well

"Welcome to the crew, we are a great bunch here and my door is always open." Then she seen Lieutenant Troy there and also greeted her with a smile. "Lieutenant Troy good to see you, and I have been meaning to talk to you at some point. More of a personal talk then professional one."

Beno felt good about what was going to start soon, and had a duty that she was keeping tight lipped about. "Midshipman Wright you are in very good hands here with Commander Pond, she is one of the best Department heads I have ever served with.

Then Grix joined the group, and she was happy to see him too. "Yes Pond and I go way back, and I am the officer I am today because of her." When the question about the Bourbon campe up. "This is a very special occasion, and to have anything replicated would take away from it." There werea few other surprises that Beno had arranged for, and there was a long black wooden box delivered to the room they were in.

Beno couldn't help but to giggle a little. "The things that Pond and I have done, and the great times. Stories for another time, but for now there is going to be a surprise announcement made later, and we have champagne to really celebrate this occasion." She wanted to keep it quiet, and knew that there were roumers going around the ship about it.

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#13 Charlotte Phoenix {Miller}

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 20:19 (08:19 PM)

It had been a very long time since Charlotte had accompanied her husband to a crew function and when he had told her about Commander Brooks' promotion, the redhead knew that she couldn't turn down this particular celebration. Besides, it was nice to get out and socialise, as well as spend an evening with her husband and hopefully a few familiar faces. Of course, Matt had kept her updated as much as was allowed and, given her profession, she had no problems with meeting new people either.
 
Following a short career break and relocation to her home town of Ballyclare, Charlotte felt more like herself and was primarily there to support her husband and to hopefully have fun. With that in mind and being mindful of the specific dress code, the engineer's wife had gone for a white off the shoulder, floor length gown with black lace accents at the top and bottom of the dress. The only accessories were her engagement and wedding rings, black heels and her long red hair was left loose in small curls. 
 
As she entered the diplomatic room where the celebration was to be held, Charlotte took in every detail and those present, as Matt then spoke to her about plans for a possible exit and having her fake some illness. " No, we're here to have some fun and for me to get to know the crew as I know it's changed since the last party that I attended" she began. " Although I will offer a compromise that if things get too much then we'll leave".
 
Sometimes Charlotte had to remind her husband that it wasn't just about him and why be invited just to leave as soon as they arrived?
 
When he then uttered those words, Charlotte knew what she had to do, to hopefully distract Matt and have him loosen up a little. Spying an approaching waiter, Charlotte got his attention and took two glasses of champagne from the tray. " Here, have one of these".
 
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#14 Lt (JG) Jack Crab {Brooks}

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Posted Star Date 22211.26 @ 21:34 (09:34 PM)

Jack put his dress whites on as he was one of the lucky few not to be selected for skeleton crew duties,  
 
Stepping through the door of the Diplomatic room his green eyes swept the room to see who had already arrived. He noticed the First Officer was currently present but none of the other senior officers were yet. A new face looking to be in conversation with Vega and Troy. Crab couldn’t really understand either of them two but hoped at some point he would be able to chat to the newbie and see where he came from. Noticing he was in Security color, Crab then thought he might take his time as Security Officers made him feel slightly uneasy.  
 
He headed across the room and looked at what food was on offer and wondered what all the excitement was with an Admiral coming over to the Charon. In his mind the ship was too small to be acquired by the Admiral for his own ship, but stranger things had happened. 
 
As a waiter went by with champagne glasses Jack grabbed one before looking across the room and seeing Phoenix had brought his girl along. When he suddenly noticed that Grix was in there but so far Hoekstra wasn’t.  
 
Taking a sip of his drink Crab watched the room start to fill up with several crew.  
 
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Posted Star Date 22211.27 @ 04:16 (04:16 AM)

Running slightly behind schedule, Niels entered the room quietly with Aanil at his side. Seeing that the event hadn't started, he breathed a quiet sigh of relief. He was already nervous having to attend such a large gathering, but the wearing of dress whites and presence of an Admiral only compounded his anxiety. It was like having a prominent critic and the local health inspector visit the restaurant on the same day.

Niels looked over at Aanil for reassurance and smiled. Even in her dress uniform she looked absolutely stunning. Having her nearby helped calm his nerves. Snagging two drinks from a passing waiter, he handed one to his companion and began sipping the other. Glancing around the room, he offered nods to the familiar faces.

The reason for the Admiral's presence, or even which Admiral would be in attendance, was beyond speciation. There were rumors, but Niels knew better than to buy into any of them. Only time would tell the truth.

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