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The Other Eggheads

Posted on Tue Jul 28th, 2020 @ 8:47am by Commander Andrew Archer

Mission: Welcome Aboard!
Location: USS Sunfire, Science Dept
Timeline: Following CO ceremony


Andrew had spent little time on the hanger deck following the change of command ceremony. He had never been one to rub shoulders with senior staff, and knew preparations still needed to be made if the Sunfire was going to leave Starbase 10 as scheduled.

He walked onto the main science unit and was met by two unfamiliar faces. An Andorian male, who sported a notably shaggy hairstyle and appeared to be in his mid-twenties, and Xindi-Primate female who looked slightly younger. Archer could sense from them both the desperation to impress him.

The Andorian spoke first, “Lieutenant Archer, my name is Ensign Thrun Yunkun, science officer.”

“And my name is Ensign Einir Gwanwyn, Astrometrics officer.” the female spoke softly. She tried her best to establish eye contact with her Chief Science Officer, but couldn’t quite manage it.

Archer smiled at them both. Clearly they couldn’t be more than a few months graduated from Starfleet Academy. He could sense the anxiety, the excitement... and the naivety coming from them both. “A pleasure to meet the two of you. A science department under my leadership is a multi-functioning well-oiled machine, where I expect only the best from those serving alongside and under me. I’m firm, but fair. Is that understood?”

He felt a sudden blast of apprehension from the two officers, but that was a good thing. They knew what their department head wanted and his expectations of them. A small amount of trepidation on their part was a good thing. It would help them give Archer the 100% that he expected from them.

“Clear as glass, sir.” Ensign Yunkun nodded, feigning confidence.

Archer nodded back in acknowledgement, “I want the science department ready for the ship’s departure in less than 24 hours. Everything from the labs, to Astrometrics, biological sciences, and stellar cartography.” He paused for a brief second, “I’m not clear yet when the Captain intends for us to depart, but I want us ready to leave with very little notice. Clear?”

The two young officer nodded eagerly.

Archer smiled once again, “Then let’s get to it, folks. Dismissed.”

Lieutenant Andrew Archer
Chief Science Officer
USS Sunfire


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