Post by jlgalloway99 on Jun 12, 2017 18:30:12 GMT
Main Shuttle Bay
August 19, 4566
In the evening hours.
Aidan watched the Essex come in on sensors and then later on the viewscreen. "Lieutenant you have the con," Aidan said once they were verified. HE took the turbolift to the shuttlebay and watched the procession of cargo and personnel come in.
Dom's fighter had landed in the main staging area of the shuttle bay system. Dom took a good long look around. The ship felt compact, mainly because he spent the last few years on bigger carriers and now he was serving on a small overpowered destroyer. The 'Lavie' really had a starfleet meets military aesthetic to it. It felt bigger than it was, but still felt very cramp to him.
The bay was swarming with activity. It was clear to Dom that the ship was being resupplied and repaired all in one. A lot of commotion and pretty soon, Dom knew it would be his responsibility to manage all of this commotion in the main bay. Well all three bays were going to be his responsibility. Dom took a good look around and already in his mind was taking mental note.
There was a lot of things that needed improvement. Dom was very detailed oriented and hated unorganized clutter and chaos. Things were getting done, but Dom felt things could be improved with a little proper motivation from a good department head. Everyone appeared to be going through the motions. It was clear that the team was pulling long shifts and taking shortcuts. Dom was never a fan of taking any short cuts. Lives depended on there diligent to duty and there dedication to there jobs. Dom would remind his new team of this, even if they did not want it. They were professionals and they would show that under his care.
Dom was eager to prove himself, but he would like to get acquainted with the ship before he dived in. He knew that may not be possible and that he might have to just jump in feet first and hope for the best! Dom looked around for a moment and saw a small group of personal checking in with the man that appeared to be the Executive Officer. He matched the picture from the data pad. Dom made his way up the line and snapped to the position of attention, when he called out. "Good evening Major Thorton, Lieutenant Junior Grade Domingo Ramon Martinez requesting permission to board, sir". Dom waited for Major Thorton to respond. He wanted to make a first good impression. Granted he was in a flight suit and not a standard uniform, but it was decent looking enough.
"Did you forget how to salute after that long flight?" Aidan said in a semi joking manner.
Dom was surprised to see the executive officer in the bay and not the assigned duty officer. This sort of told him, maybe he would not get time to settle in. Dom knew from some of the reports that he read, that Captain Layton wanted to get the 'Lavie' out of dock as soon as possible. Dom was annoyed at himself, he was so distracted with the comotion at the bay he forgot to salute. Dom quickly raised his hand and saluted the man. "sorry about that sir" simply replied Dom.
Dom was surprised to see the executive officer in the bay and not the assigned duty officer. This sort of told him, maybe he would not get time to settle in. Dom knew from some of the reports that he read, that Captain Layton wanted to get the 'Lavie' out of dock as soon as possible. Dom was annoyed at himself, he was so distracted with the commotion at the bay he forgot to salute. Dom quickly raised his hand and saluted the man. "sorry about that sir" simply replied Dom.
Dom was a little tired, but he was eager to work. He was already picturing in his mind what needed to be improved on in this maintenance bay, he wondered how the other two bays were operating. Granted this was the main bay, perhaps the chaos was limited to this bay, Dom had a sneaky feeling the other two bay were also in disarray. Dom needed to focus on this moment though, it was already bad enough he forgot to salute the Executive Officer, now he needed to wait for the Major to return his salute.
"I'm not a huge stickler for it, but first impressions, right?" Aidan grinned slightly, as he held out an oversized hand after returning the salute.
"Yes sir, permission to come aboard" again asked Dom. Dom's tone was flat, he wanted to portray a voice of calm and try to show his new Executive Officer that he could be calm and collect even in embarrassing moments like this, or even in stressful environments. Dom wanted to prove his worth to the ship and crew and to the command staff.
"Permission granted. Not much going on at the moment. You'll want to get settled and check on your pilots I assume. Is there anything I can do for you at the moment? I know it's normal to do this with the quartermaster but I like to keep my hands on the till and meet my new people."
"Understandable sir, I would like to settle first before diving right in, I believe I have a date with the sickbay" said Dom in a monotone tone. He did have emotions but at the moment, he was embarrassed and wanted this moment to pass. He was not sure if Major Thorton was going to escort him to sickbay or continue to meet some of the junior crew. There was only a couple off officers and enlisted crew behind him. The fighters were the last thing to enter the bay from the DFS Essex.
"Okay Lieutenant. Carry on. I believe Sarissa is on duty in Medical right now."
"Yes sir, I'm heading to sickbay now" said Dom as he reached up to salute the man goodbye. He waited for Major Thorton to return the salute.
"Oh and we will have the new shuttle bay finished hopefully soon and it won't always be this crowded." Aidan said, returning the salute.
"I will see that the new bays are online as soon as doc gives me the all clear for active duty" suggested Dom as he started to walk away. He wanted to get out of this embarrassing moment. Next time he meet the Executive Officer it would be under better footing and his dignity.
Aidan turned away, concentrating on other tasks now.
Medical Bay Facilities
August 19, 4566
In the evening hours.
Dom left the bay with his duffle bag in one hand and a pad in the other. He made his way down the corridors of the Lavie. Dom felt very confined, he wondered what the DFS was thinking when they decided to create a hybrid test pilot program on a destroyer?
What was command thinking?
It was really not his place to question the will of the DFS Command structure, it was his duty to carry out there orders, no matter how far fetched they seemed at times. Dom continued to go down a few corridors and in the turbolift to the right floor where the medical bay was. The Medical Bay appeared to be a standard layout, it was smaller than a bay on a the carriers that he had been serving on. Everything was smaller. Dom needed to get use to the fact that the Lavie was smaller and not a carrier and this assignment could get his name circulating for a command opportunity down the road. Dom walked in and noticed a beauty, a gem that stood out in the paleness of the room.
Dom thought to himself, the service file picture of Sarissa does not due to her justice.
"Lieutenant Junior Grade Domingo Ramon Martinez reporting in to sickbay" said Dom as he decided to salute her. She was really pretty and he was trying to show a sign of respect and trying to stick to protocol.
Dom was not sure what Sarissa wanted him to do first, so he stood there trying not to over stare at her sure beauty. She was by far the prettiest Vulcan that he ever laid eyes on. Dom knew from her file she was married, he thought to himself her husband is one lucky Vulcan!
Sarrisa saw the young pilot walk in. She was concentrating on her files and the updating of the same. "Sit on the bio bed to your left, I will be there momentarily. Coming to a stopping point in her work, she retrieved the nearby scanner and tricorder after loading his medical file on her VX for temporary viewing. "I am Sarissa, welcome to the 'Lavie', Lieutenant. Any complaints, ailments, chronic conditions not in your file I should be aware of?" She asked as she waved the scanner in a methodical fashion over the man.
Dom hoped up on the bio bed. "No" simply said Dom. He was going to call her doc, but he decided it would probably be best if he avoided humanoid terms like the knick name of 'Doc'.
She put down the scanner. Taking her hands she poked and prodded in practiced manner. "No soreness in the morning, trouble sleeping?" She moved from his chest to her midsection. Finally down to his legs where she tested his reflexes.
Dom looked around the room as Sarissa began her examination. He did not want it to be obvious that he had checked her out. Even though he did check her out, he would never react on his feelings of lust, in some ways like a Vulcan, he too could resist his temptations for lustful thoughts. Well at least in the presence of strangers. He tried to talk his way around the question. Overall he was in good health, but he felt if he mentioned his legs were a little sore from the 8 hour patrol, Sarissa may ground him from active duty. The Fighter cockpits were not very comfortable. But pilots needed to be physically fit to endure the prolong exposure of sitting in awkward and unusual positions.
Dom looked around the room as Sarissa began her examination. He did not want it to be obvious that he had checked her out. Even though he did check her out, he would never react on his feelings of lust, in some ways like a Vulcan, he too could resist his temptations for lustful thoughts. Well at least in the presence of strangers. He tried to talk his way around the question. Overall he was in good health, but he felt if he mentioned his legs were a little sore from the 8 hour patrol, Sarissa may ground him from active duty. The Fighter cockpits were not very comfortable. But pilots needed to be physically fit to endure the prolong exposure of sitting in awkward and unusual positions..
"depends on the night Doctor, I am a pilot and now the CFO, we have our good days and our bad days, but overall I am doing well" suggested Dom, as he wondered how intense of a background check she was going to do. He was a capable pilot and for the past two years he was a good ACFO. He was ready to prove himself to the crew of the 'Lavie'. And he was ready to prove himself to the DFS.
Sarissa being a touch telepath, found it disrupting but necessary to do the physical exam. She had mental blocks in place and therefore didn't notice or care that the young Lieutenant had an attraction. Grabbing a nearby hypospray, she moved in closer to his arm and rolled up one of his sleeves. "I need a small blood sample for the records.
Dom relaxed his arm as she took her sample. He focused straight ahead. She was a little to close for the liking of Dom. He normally kept a good distance between people as a general rule. He was not suffering from any type of germ phobia, he just was not into public displays of affection or being touched in general. Dom knew she was doing her job, and she was very professional. Unlike him. He had allowed his thoughts to be slightly lustful. He would work on resisting his thoughts. He was not Vulcan and he did not have years of trained discipline like she did.
"That will be all Lieutenant. I have everything needed to update your records. Is there anything else you require?" Sarissa asked.
Dom thought about the first time he sat on a bio bed. It was the DFS Falco his first command and an Andorian Doctor with a slight aggressive attitude did the physically. It was not a great experience. Dom felt more relaxed around Sarissa, despite the fact she was in his personal space. He really appreciated the level of professionalism that the Vulcan society had in relations to other races. The first doctor was not as professional as Sarissa was, he was grateful for that. "No Doctor, I would like to settle in now" suggested Dom as he jumped off the bio bed, he started to slowly walk towards the direction of the exist. "Thanks again Doctor" said Dom as he continued to walk towards the exit, hoping Sarissa would not stop him.
A joint post recorded on 06/12/2017 by Tugar (Major Thorton) and jlgalloway99 (LtJG Martinez) on the TNU Slack Program.