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JDL | XO & Bio | Cmdr Williams & Ens Lionza | "I....We Have Faith in You"

Posted on 241710.30 @ 7:41pm by Lieutenant Maria Lionza & Captain Cooper Williams

Mission: Reconstruction and Refocus
Location: Bridge

Maria was about to step onto the lift but stopped sensing that the commander had something more to talk about. Turning she walked back down to where the command chairs were, "is there anything else you would like to discuss?" Maria asked watching the commander.

Coop stood. "Follow me to the observation lounge Maria." He walked in that direction with the ensign right behind him.

Maria followed the commander slightly concerned about this. To be fair things haven't exactly gotten off to a great start. The department was a mess when she came in and the assistant chief officer was no where to be seen since they left dock. Majority of her projects were way behind and well this mess with the signal not having any definitive answers.

As the doors closed, Coop motioned her to a seat. "It's come to my attention that a lot of the science staff have been coming to you for advice and guidance. I like the promise you've shown. Based on what I've seen you're also not afraid to voice your opinions...regardless who you are in front of. These are qualities I look for in my senior staff..." He smiled "That being said...I'd like to offer you a job. It's a lot of work and you'll be dealing with a stubborn war horse as your boss..."

Maria wasn't sure how to respond. All she knew was that the department needed a leader. Her father would be furious at how long this was taking her to say yes. When she joined Starfleet it wasn't to move up the ranks it was to see the universe. Taking a deep breath before responding. "Yes I'll accept the responsibility of chief science officer."

"I also approved a promotion to Full Lieutenant. Congratulations." he handed her a box. "I know I can count on you Maria. Get your department on looking into the things we talked about and let me know if you find anything."

Taking the box she didn't open it just stared at it. Truthfully this was her worse nightmare when she was finally given permission to leave her training on Aurinia and join Starfleet. "O of of course. I I'll do everything I can to no not let you or the captain down."

Coop smiled. "Relax...I'm not trying to set you up for failure. I know you can do this...I wouldn't have recommended any of this if I didn't feel you were up to the task. Just continue on and do what you do best."

Maria just nodded as she turned and headed for her office.

Commander Cooper Williams
Executive Officer
USS Enterprise-F

Lieutenant Maria Lionza
Chief Science Officer
USS Enterprise-F


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