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After thoughts

Posted on Fri Jan 8th, 2021 @ 9:36pm by Captain Akeno Misaki

Mission: The Captains Child
Location: En route to Sickbay

Akeno left the holodeck, her black and grey tunic and her red undershirt thrown over her shoulder. She was covered in bruises and scratches from her skirmish with Colonel Perkins. She was heading towards sickbay, he had hit her pretty hard in some places and more bruises by the minute were starting to appear on her skin, especially her now exposed midriff.

"Did he take any of that seriously? Or was he just playing with me?" she couldn't help but wonder as she drowned in her own thoughts as she was walking. "I went the extra mile to try and help get rid of some of his anger. Granted I'm no counselor, but we don't have one on board. Hell, we hardly have a functioning crew at times" she let out an audible sigh.

True, the Wayfarer was understaffed, much like most other Federation Starships. With millions killed, many of them Starfleet Personnel in the Dominion War only a year ago there wasn't always enough crew to man every vessel fully. The Wayfarer herself had the minimum crew requirement on board to just keep the vessel flying, and even then many of them were inexperienced and some of them brand new to the field.

Akeno couldn't complain though, it was due to this that she was in command at all. She had never asked to be promoted to Captain. She had been happy enough at Commander and being the ships XO for longer, but once again she was a victim of circumstance. The Wayfarer was now en route to chart an unknown Nebula, and although it was nothing more than a simple breaking in mission, it was turning out more eventful than Akeno would have liked.

"I hoped that this mission would have been simple. I could watch and observe how the crew work together and get to know them. But now all I've got is an XO locked up in his quarters for mutiny from frustration and a ship that might as well be on autopilot" she didn't want to admit it, but she was starting to lose faith in her crews abilities.

She still counldn't work out why TJ had decided to mutiny against her, especially over something so trivial. It wasn't a surprise to her that Starfleet had denied him his own command before now. She could only imagine that if he chose to shoot first and ask questions later the impact it may have. The Federation coming out of a war needed to tread lightly, watch every step it takes and to plan carefully. There were still many in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants who were wrecked by the Dominion War and many who are dubious about it. Other governments such as the Gorn, Tholians or even the Ferengi may want to take advantage of the weakened state of the three superpowers, those being The United Federation of Planets, The Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire.

Shaking it off, Akeno didn't need to start thinking about galactic politics at a time like this, she had a mission and ship to run.

"Hopefully we'll get this nebula charted and we'll be able to come together as a proper crew. No more nonense on this mission." she rounded the corner and found herself standing outside of the sickbay doors. She ran a hand over her midriff, it was sore from the kicks and punches that TJ had impacted upon her. "Lets hope he's not done any permament damage in there" she said under her breath as she walked through the doors.

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Captain Akeno Misaki
Commanding Officer


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