Location: Main engineering
Timeline: after the conversation with the admiral
After her conversation with the admiral, L'Mina went down to main engineering to have a talk with the chief engineer on the implementation of the hardpoints. She quickly found commander Casano in main engineering.
"Excuse me, Commander, could I have a minute of your time," L'Mina asked.
Miral turned to see the CFO there and said, "Of course! What can I do for you?"
"I wanted to talk to you about creating hardpoints for attaching shuttles to the saucer," L'Mina said, "I've obtained permission for the captain to do this, but I would need some help from engineering to actually do this."
Miral went over to a panel and asked, "Where would you like the hardpoints to be on the saucer? Would a good guess be where they were when the saucer was in the past?"
"Not entirely," L'Mina said, "they were put at certain hatches so they could get connected to the main ship. Now we've devised the positions based upon the optimization of the warp field. I have them here and from what I have seen, putting hardpoints at those positions wouldn't interfere with anything else."
Miral said, "Okay, Good. I will talk to Captain Rol about installing them as a permanent measure onto the saucer section."
"I'm not sure if that's needed," L'Mina said, "Just the hardpoints to install them quickly are enough. We might want to use the shuttles for something else and also in the bay they are safer in case we're in combat or if the saucer goes through a rift like they just had again."
Miral said, "Okay, they will be installed, Commander."
"Thank you, lieutenant," L'Mina said, "And if you need any assistance, please let me know."
With a nod to the engineer she went back to her office. Time to start thinking about the next exercise. Maybe something to see how quickly they could attach the shuttles to the saucer. That would be something they needed to practice.
Lt. Cmdr L'Mina
Lieutenant Commander Miral Casano
Chief Engineering Officer