Kirk, fully rested after a night's sleep, did the shit, shower, preen routine and then got dressed for work. Instead of the long-sleeved blouse over her gunmetal grey mock neck shirt, Jamie chose the vest variant. Checking herself in the mirror she made sure that her ponytail was straight and there were no loose strands. Looking good she gave herself a wink and grin, prepared to deal with whatever odd shit Captain Kahn had in store for her today. According to the reports from last night their Chief Science Officer had arrived late in the evening on the last Delta assigned to the Sovereign. Wearing Starfleet pants with thigh pockets and bloused within all terrain combat boots, regulation of course, Kirk slid her palm PADD into her left thigh pocket. Content she was ready she then turned from her bathroom and headed out the door, running into another as she came out in full stride.
Walking the corridors from his junior officers quarters, Lohki had turned a corner and was rounding a bend when out of a doorway came a female who ran into him. His reflexes reacted and he caught the woman by her arms to steady her and keep her from falling back. That's when he recognised who she was, by sight and by smell. "A pleasure to see you again, Lieutenant Kirk." Feeling she was steady he released his hold on her with a half grin.
"I am so sorry, Lohki." Kirk was flushed a bit with embarrassment, a silly grin on her face. "That will teach me to just storm out of my apartment."
"As it should." Lohki looked her up and down, seeing how squared away she was. That was something he could appreciate. "How is your new assignment treating you?"
Kirk gave a snide sigh. "It's interesting, for sure. Not what I expected at all. But, we make do with what we get stuck with, right?" She got them moving.
Lohki could detect, in her tone, a seriousness she was trying to hide. If his guess was correct she was dealing with things she knew not how to deal with, currently. But, he had watched her from afar aboard Eclipse, and one thing he had gleaned was that Jamie T. Kirk was not one to sit idle for very long. "Should you require an extra set of hands, don't hesitate to ask."
Jamie grinned and looked over. Several inappropriate thoughts went through her mind about what kind of fun she could have with a super man in her bed, but she shoved them away as fast as they had come. "Thank you, I will keep that in mind. I see your promotion stuck, as well. Which, truth be told, is what bothers me."
"How so," asked Lohki, truly concerned and interested.
Kirk gave another sigh of frustration. "Days ago we were cadets, hadn't even graduated yet, and here we are now. This Captain is unorthodox, which I normally don't mind, but she seems eccentric too. But, behind all that, there's this nagging in my brain, like she knows something she's not telling and it is important to this whole ship. But, she stays quiet." Arriving at Intel, punching in her code while Lohki looked away, she gave clearance for the Warrant to enter with her. She took him straight to her office and closed the door. "I prefer privacy. As fas as I know her entire command staff could be behind...whatever."
Lohki gave a grin. "Precautions do save lives. I shall endeavor to pay more attention to my surroundings since I dumb down my perceptions to not invade the privacy of others. Instead, I'll just choose to ignore the trivial."
"Thanks Lohki," said Kirk. "When we're like this, informal, the name is Jamie. Thanks for the walk."
"My pleasure, Jamie. Keep me informed." Lohki waved her to hand him a PADD, which she did, her own. Taking it he punched in his codes for privacy as an investigator, handing it back. "That is how you can communicate with me discretely, Lieutenant. If this strange behaviour by the Captain continues we will document it as best we can, as investigators and concerned personnel. That is my duty, after all."
"So it is," smiled Kirk, sliding her PADD back into her pocket. "Meet for lunch?"
Lohki gave a casual nod. "I would be honored. Let me know when you're free and we'll meet in the main lounge. Until then, I have duties to attend to. Good day." Spinning on his heel he left the office and Intel.
Kirk watched him go, checking out his arse in those MACO-style duds, and liking what she was seeing. Stowing the libido, and grinning to herself for having an ally, Kirk sat down and began to go through Intel reports from the region.