Re: USS Theurgy Log: The Mysterious God Incident (Edena/Miles) Reply #25 – January 02, 2013, 08:30:51 PM "I'll admit that Edena was the one who was more willing to give you a chance then I was. She had to convince me that a capable pilot was a capable pilot, no matter what his nose made him do around the ladies. Besides, as she pointed out to me, when you're in the cockpit, you aren't smelling pheromones, Miles." Illya was at least being honest that he might not have been approved if the decision rested solely upon her. It had been Edena who weighed the odds back in his favor, a break in her usual professionalism, much to the disapproval of Jona, a stickler for the rules and regulations that Starfleet operated by."I think your promotion to Lt. Commander and your appointment as head of the Tactical CONN division are proof that the right call was made," Illya added. He didn't get that position through political favor or brown nosing. He earned it with a solid track record, even with the controversy surrounding his last active mission before he was trapped in the ship's pattern buffers."Trust me when I say I know plenty about what they say about Vulpinians. Not so common in Starfleet, but I have run into my fair share of them in my time. Most of the ones I met were very fond of having me stroke them." Illya took back another shot, flashing a suggestive smile. "Stroking their tails of course. I'm not that kind of girl until I've had . . . oh, at least nine drinks."