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Arrival and reporting

Posted on Wednesday June 14, 2017 @ 7:03am by Captain Miranda Corleone & Commander Alexander Murrs

Mission: A Day In The Life...

Alex looked out of place among the arriving civilians on the transport. He stepped off and slipped a lock of his dirty blonde hair behind his left ear with his non-gloved hand. He also absentmindedly pushed the glove further down on his hand so it was completely hidden.

He managed to extract himself from the crowd of people rushing every which way and put himself in a corridor prohibited but to Starfleet officers. He made his way to the lift and to the Ops center. He stepped out of the lift and walked up to the CO. "Commander Alexander Murrs reporting, ma'am"

Franky smiled, then blushed, then in her tiny voice said, "While I'm flattered at your mistake, I'm just Franky. The Captain is in her office, over there." as her sentence ended, she gestured toward the door set in the wall on the other side of the Ops center.

Trying to not let it show in his voice, Alex thanked her and headed for the door. He jabbed the chime and adjusted his glove again.

Charles had just left, and the door was once again completely hidden, so Miranda called out, "Come." and leaned forward to pick up her mug of tea again.

Alex stepped into the room, coming to attention. "Commander Alexander Murrs reporting for duty, ma'am."

"Wow. That was impressive. Did you practice that on the trip in?" she replied smugly. She took another long pull of her tea, and said, "At ease, before you break something."

"I came in on a civvie transport. I didn't practice nothin." Alex said, crossing his arms.

Her sharp eyes caught the glove he was trying so hard to hide. "What's with the gloves?" she asked bluntly.

"I'd prefer not to say." Alex used the hidden scars as a reminder of his incredibly stupid mistake that could've cost himself his life.

"Whatever, just figured it would be a cool story." she said with a dismissive wave of her hand. "Anyway, who'd you piss off to get shipped all the way out here?"

"After the academy I wasn't Starfleet's favorite. So who knows anymore." Alex scoffed. "I go where they send me."

"Well, that's an honest answer at least. Sit down, tell me about yourself."

Alex took a seat, "I was not the best student in the academy, and many would say that I'm a bit..what's the word...different from everyone else."

"Well, different can be good or bad, I guess it depends on what kind of different. Continue."

"You don't wanna know the kind of different." Alex said, smirking, "my cruise, and the accident that lead me to end up wearing the glove, was aboard a small ship known as the Suzuku. That's where I made a stupid mistake that ended up killing 15 other cadets and severely injuring myself."

Miranda put down her tea, and stared at the man. "That was you? You're Suzuku Murrs? How the hell did you end up avoiding New Zealand, let alone make it all the way to Commander?"

"I don't completely know myself. I think one of the rare people who saw something in me saved my career or something. It's been hard, and most people don't want to work with me. Probably why I'm all the way out here."

"Well, lucky for you, this is the land of second chances. Shoot straight with me and I'll give you a fair shake."

"Yes ma'am. Your earlier statement makes me think you heard about the Suzuku incident. I was told it was classified."

"You'd be shocked if you knew all the things I've heard about. Let's just put in pin in that for a later discussion."

"Yes ma'am." Alex changed the subject, "What do you need from me?"

"The standard stuff, watch my back, deal with the whiners, do all the paperwork...you know, the usual."

"And what does that leave you to do?"

Miranda smiled, "I've got a lot on my plate, most of it above your pay grade. This station is a fully time job, I just can't stand the paper work."

"Yes ma'am. I'll show you that bringing me on was not a mistake." Alex smiled a little.

"Good. I like your spirit. I'll give you at least a week before I send you packing." she said with a mischievous grin.

"You won't regret it." Alex smirked. "And I won't disappoint."

Miranda smiled a dangerous looking smile and said, "I'll hold you to that." then gave a slight chuckle and said, "All that said, you're now free to report to Ops. I'll be here if you need me." and gestured with her tea mug.

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