Checking In on The CDO
Shore Leave: Starbase Arcadia
Location: Captain's Ready Room, USS Defiant
Timeline: 0400 Hours, Defiant Time
Commander James entered his ready room and plopped down behind his desk. Today had been a very interesting day, full of numerous stellar phenomena and brief communication with a passing ship from an unknown race. All in all, not a bad day to be an explorer. That still didn't really address the fact that running around the ship all day tired you out.
Chris activated the comm pad in his office. "Ensign Harper, report to the Captain's Ready Room at your convenience."
Anastasia was in her office going over reports when she heard her captain's message. "On my way Sir" Anastasia said as she closed the files on her computer and left the Diplomatic sector and walked to the turbo lift. "Bridge" Anastasia said as she got in. The turbo lift took her tot he Bridge and she walked in and headed for the Captain's Ready Room. She pushed the chime.
"Enter." As the door opened and the Chief Diplomatic Officer entered the room, Chris looked up and gestured to the chairs in front of his desk. "Ensign, thanks for coming so quickly. Please, grab a seat."
He waited a moment for the young Andorian to choose a seat and then began. "I just wanted to debrief with you about the mission and figure out what opportunities might interest you in the future. So I guess we'll start with the mission on Eta Dosi III. How are you feeling about it?"
Anastasia took a seat and listened to the Captain. "Sir, I am open for anything" Anastasia said with a smile.
Chris nodded. "I'm glad to hear it. The situation on Eta Dosi III was a bit stressful, I'm sure. I imagine that real hostage negotiations are never quite like the academy, especially when you're the hostage."
"Yes Sir, I never thought that I would be the hostage.... I thought that I would be saving others" Anastasia said.
Chris sat back a bit in his chair. "Sometimes in the line of duty, we find ourselves in situations like that. We often try to be the ones who come to people's aid. But sometimes we end up being the ones who need saving. That's why having a crew you can trust is so important."
Taking a drink from his cup of tea he had on his table, he turned the focus back to his crewmember's state of mind. "You seem to be handling it well enough, but if you need to talk to someone, just let Summer or I know. We'll also be receiving our new Chief Tactical and Security Officer when we arrive at Starbase Arcadia. If you're interested, I'd suggest taking some combat training sessions. It might help you feel more in control next time."
"I would like that Sir and I will need some help in the Diplomancy incase I am gone on a mission, I'll have someone watching my back" Anastasia said.
"Perfect. I'll make sure to have Ensign Ang reach out to you about training lessons. You're welcome to recruit a junior crewman to help in the Diplomatic Department, but in case you don't you'll have both me and our new Chief Strategic Operations Officer who can help pick up the slack." Chris sipped his drink again. "Anything else I can help you with at the moment?"
Anastasia looks at her Captain. "Nothing else that I can think of. If I think of anything, I will let you or Summer know," Anastasia said.
"Sounds good to me. If there's nothing else, then feel free to return to your duties."
"There is nothing else" Anastasia said, as she stood up and saluted her Captain.
Commander Christopher James
Ensign Anastasia Harper
Chief Diplomatic Officer