Location: XO office
Timeline: somewhere during shoreleave
Lieutenant Zoss was on her way to the XO office. She had asked commander L'Mina about getting bridge qualified and she had told that this was the XO's responsability, but she approved of it and had given Oraxea a PADD with her recomendation. She arrived at the XO office and rang the chime.
The Executive Officer's Office was on Deck 2 and was only a little bit larger than Cassandra's Security Office. At the moment it was void of decoration as she hadn't been able to spend anytime in it with all of the refit chaos going on. When the chime rang she was sitting at her desk staring at the monitor on her desk without really seeing the report on the upgrades she had been trying, unsuccessfully, to concentrate on for the last hour. "Oh thank God," she muttered to herself, welcoming the interruption. "Come in," she called out.
Oraxea entered and stood at attention. "Can I have a moment of your time, commander," she asked.
"Absolutely, Lieutenant," Cassandra said with a smile. "Please...have a seat. What's on your mind?"
"I would like to get my bridge qualification," Oraxea said, "and Commander L'Mina told me that I had to come to you."
She handed over the PADD with the recommendation on it.
Cassandra leaned forward and took the PADD from Oraxea and asked, "is there a specific station you are interested in?"
"I would like to be able to take command of a starship, sir," Oraxea said, "from what I understood, this is a necessity when you want to become a department head and since we have time now - a pilot is not really needed when the ship is docked - I thought to get an early start."
"Ma'am," Cassandra corrected. She hated the generalized sir address. She called up Oraxea's records on her computer and read through them. "Well...it seems we have a lot of work to do, Lieutenant. What say we start with Tactical," she said. Pulling a blank PADD out of her drawer she hooked it to the terminal on her desk and downloaded the Tactical study material then handed the PADD to Oraxea. "This will give you an outline of what you will be expected to know about running a Tactical station on the Bridge. I will set up a simulation in the Holosimulator for 1 week...say...0900?"
"Yes, ma'am," Oraxea said, taking the PADD. She would look it over in her quarters, although she did add the exam time on it, so she wouldn't forget. It seemed to be a bit more work than she had anticipated, but if she ever wanted to be department head or even get her own ship, she would have to work hard.
Cassandra smiled. "You can do this, Lieutenant. I have faith in you. Your performance during the last mission proved that. All you need is faith in yourself," she said, getting to her feet. She had a few department chief's to meet with. "See you in a week," she added.
"Thank you, ma'am," Oraxea said, before leaving. Now she had to start studying.
CDR Cassandra Quinn
Lt. (jg) Oraxea Zoss
saucer section pilot