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Day 01 [1300 hrs.] New Course
[ Lt Sabrina Lail | Mess Hall | Deck 13 | Vector 01 | USS Theurgy ] Attn: @Pierce  
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STARDATE: 57656.99, DAY 01 [1300 HRS.]: NEW COURSE


Sabrina sipped her steaming coffee while she analyzed the information on the PADD she was holding in her right hand, taking various pauses to look out the viewport if only to keep herself alert. It had already been a long day for her with a nearly sleepless night due to her transfer and now she had much to read up on as Theurgy's new Chief CONN Officer. Most of that reading was sitting on PADDs displaced on the table behind her.

She turned on her heel, Lail's chestnut brown hair flocking through the air for just a moment before settling back into place, and dropped the PADD she was holding on the table. Not that anyone noticed, the Mess Hall was virtually deserted aside from a few people she did not recognize. Sabrina scanned the various PADDs with her eyes before picking out the one that she was looking for. It was the personnel file for Ensign Lauren Pierce.

This wasn't the first time Lail examined the file. She looked at it, in brief, earlier in the day when she had sent a message to the ensign about reassignment. As she scrolled through the personnel file, her mind wandered. It hasn't even been a day since I stepped foot on this vessel and I'm already changing how a department is structured. Isn't that a little presumptuous? No, it's better to make these changes now, even if it's only been hours since I arrived. Sabrina thought to herself.

Lail returned to facing the viewport, gently turning to face it, as she continued to read and sip her coffee. Something had caught her eye in the ensign's service record. "Oh, what's this?" Sabrina whispered under her breath. "We both served together briefly aboard the Enterprise-E," she continued under her breath.

How did she end up on Theurgy, I wonder. Maybe I'll ask her after the more pressing matter is dealt with. Lail thought.

Sabrina looked at the chronometer on the PADD, thirteen hundred hours; it was time for her meeting with Ensign Pierce.

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[ Ensign Lauren Pierce | Mess Hall | Deck 13 | Vector 01 | USS Theurgy ] Attn: @Hope [Show/Hide]

Lauren had returned to her quarters briefly after her meeting Crewman Samala. The people here were definitely gifted and unique. A crew of misfits and misfortune but glad to be amongst each other. She'd spent the past several years attempting to steer her life in new directions beyond her experiences in the Breen POW camp.

She sat up, crimson hair still covering her face as she attempted to wake herself more. The message relayed earlier in the morning had made mention of some sort of meeting with the new Chief CONN Officer on the Theurgy. She recognized the name in some regards but for some reason or another drew a blank on the face. Something Lauren figured would come back to her upon meeting.

Her hands placed on the table top and took a stand, straightening the hair, and her uniform before approaching the door. "Well, hopefully this is a good meeting." she spoke openly as if to someone else entirely, but more for her own reassurances.

The door swooshed before her as she approached the nearby turbolift to meet in the Mess Hall.

A short time later, Lauren approached the door of the Mess Hall. The familiar door sound aired as she entered the room. In one of the distant 4-person tables sat a Lieutenant with a PADD who she only could assume was the new Chief CONN officer. As she'd approached, the time just hit 1303 hours. Hopefully the three minute tardy wouldn't make the brunette woman think any less of her but it'd been a rough couple of days since she came aboard and well, they were all getting used to this new ship.

Nerves had tensed her up some, so she decided to stop at the replicator for a quick soda to calm the ol' nerves. Thankfully her one hand was the only one fidgeting slightly as the cybernetic one was distinctly calm. Sometimes she envied the Holographic personnel and android officers who didn't exert those sort of tendencies. Quickly she took a swig and carried the glass near the table of the bridge officer.

As she approached, she stood as close to attention as one could trying to appear relaxed and respectful. "Ensign Lauren Pierce reporting sir. It's a pleasure to meet you."

She directed a calm, warm smile towards her fellow colleague as she waited for the welcome to sit. Before being acknowledged Lauren decided now was the best time to speak up about the odd call. "Sir, may I ask what do I owe the pleasure? I was only brought aboard a few days ago as a Flight Control Officer. Did I do something wrong? Is this about my time flighing the Allegiant?"

The redheaded woman stood puzzled slightly as she awaited the reply.
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[ Lt Sabrina Lail | Mess Hall | Deck 13 | Vector 01 | USS Theurgy ] Attn: @Pierce  
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Lail glanced across the Mess Hall as the chronometer read 1303 hours and noticed the crimson-haired woman matching the service record profile image had entered but returned to her reading on the PADD she had in her hand. She knew it would take a few moments more for Ensign Pierce to make her way to the four-person table she had elected to sit at offering an unobstructed sight of the viewport her eyes had been drifting between. Late, but excusable. Truth be told, I don't even know how I found this place, Sabrina thought.

The next time Sabrina looked up she was being inquisitively greeted by the ensign and rightfully so given Lail had called the ensign to the meeting on a whim. Sabrina looked at the slightly puzzled woman, her eyes scanning Lauren's face and body; deciphering her body language, and taking stock of the woman whom Lail estimated was several inches taller but around the same weight. Of course, she had a PADD which could confirm her intuition but it would have been impolite to not turn her attention to the ensign when she greeted. There was also something familiar about her and Sabrina was trying to reconcile what that was.

The brunette returned the warm smile and simply gestured for Lauren to take a seat. Once Ensign Pierce had sat down, Sabrina crossed her legs and leaned back in her chair. "The pleasure is mine, ensign," Lail began. "You weren't called here because you did something wrong, Lauren," Sabrina choosing a touch of informality on the otherwise formal to put Ensign Pierce's mind at ease, "or for your time on the Allegiant which I have admittedly not read yet," Lail stated.

"I'm restructuring the Theurgy's CONN department to align with what I had done on the Oneida; a complete duty roster for whatever unknown that lies beyond the next star," Sabrina added. "This ship has three independent vectors but currently only two CONN officers assigned - myself and a..." Sabrina grabbed another PADD, "Jaya Thorne."

Sabrina grabbed a PADD displaying Vector 03 and placed it on the table facing Lauren. "I'd like to reassign you to the position of Assistant Chief CONN Officer with a duty station of Vector Three," Lail paused to gauge the woman's reaction to the offer.



OOC: Vector 3 came from the Crew Manifest.

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Lauren's tension in her neck eased as she rolled her head slightly while sitting down. She fought the urge to be nervous and fidget with her hands or her hair. The calm, relaxed tone of the conversation definitely helped her to relax more in this situation. She'd never been promoted to a new position before, especially due to a staffing issue, but she could understand the need and her qualifications.

"Thank you sir."  Lauren stated in regards to the reassignment. "I will happily take on the position and new assignment. A feeling hit her as the realization of the position finally occurred to her. "I've not piloted an actual Starship since before the Dominion War. You see I was a Cadet still earning my stripes back then and transferred from the night shift on the Enterprise-E to MIMAS Station for training on the new Valkyrie ships. I...never really got that chance though..."

Her eyes glazed over temporarily as she fidgeted with her cybernetically replaced hand. The memories of that time flooded back as she fought back a tear. Regaining her composure, Lauren attempted to deflect the thoughts as her hand reached for the cup, slowly bringing it to her plump pink lips and drinking it. The liquid calmed her nerves again as she returned to the present.

"It was actually at MIMAS Station that I met a very meek Tessa Lance. I mean she's very outgoing nowadays but she used to have a lot of reservations. Especially when I made her go on a mission to survey Dominion ships in the Sol system."

The tendency to ramble hit her as she attempted to close her mouth but having someone to talk to was very much something she needed right now with Tessa walled up in sickbay recovering and being fairly new aboard, still getting her bearings.

"Sorry sir. I tend to ramble sometimes. I'm very appreciative of this reassignment. Although I've never flown a multi-vector vessel before. Have you?" Her eyes pleaded for more conversation as she sat back trying her best to behave.
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[ Lt Sabrina Lail | Mess Hall | Deck 13 | Vector 01 | USS Theurgy ] Attn: @Pierce  
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Sabrina didn't mind the rambling as she needed the conversation too. She may have appeared to have her composure but she had in reality just beamed aboard the Theurgy seven hours earlier and accepted the position of Chief CONN Officer a mere five hours previous. Lail was a new fixture to the crew and apart from Captain Ives whom she had met on the Oneida, she was still meeting this crew that would become her colleagues and friends for the first time.

"At ease Lauren before you sprain something; it's not crunch time yet," Sabrina stated noticing Lauren's nerves and continued stringent formality. "You can call me Sabrina if you would like. In fact, I much prefer you did," Lail added. "I'll let you know when it's crunch time," she continued.

Lail grabbed a PADD containing the updated duty roster and submitted the roster changes while grasping for her coffee mug and taking another sip of coffee. It was at that moment Sabrina's mind connected the dots on why Lauren looked familiar.

"The Enterprise," Sabrina exclaimed. She wasn't intentionally trying to ignore Lauren's question, in fact, she intended to get to it but this was something that was gnawing in her stomach. "We served on the Enterprise together all those years ago; that's why you have such familiarity about you. Somehow, all those years ago you managed to leave a lasting impression," Sabrina said satisfied.

Brown eyes met with brown hues as Lail contemplated how to respond to Lauren's question. "When I was an ensign, I served aboard the Enterprise-D. It had saucer separation capabilities and while not entirely the same as Multi-Vector Assault Mode it's the closest I came. I've only served on three starships: the Enterprise-D and E as well as the Oneida. Theurgy will be my fourth ship and only one equipped with Multi-Vector Assault Mode," Sabrina confessed.

Placing her work on the table, Sabrina decided to give her full attention to Lauren. "You haven't piloted a starship since before the Dominion War. Are you certain you're up for this? In the event that Theurgy has to separate for an extended period of time, you will essentially be the ranking CONN officer for Vector Three," Lail stated. "If you need to reacquaint yourself with flying a starship, we can schedule time on the holodeck even if it's just for Multi-Vector Assault Mode," Sabrina continued.

"Beyond that, tell me, how did you end up on the Theurgy?" Sabrina asked. "And this Tessa Lance you spoke of, is she onboard too?" She leaned forward inquisitively while folding her arms on the table.