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New Ship, New Adventure

Posted on Thu Aug 12th, 2021 @ 4:44am by Lieutenant Broderick Drayton

Mission: Namesake
Location: Starfleet Operations, Earth

Broderick was standing in front of the mirror in his office, admiring the new golden pip he had just received a week ago after he got his new assignment. It sure looked better than the black pip. A chirp came from the door chime.

"Come in," Broderick said.

A distinguished woman in a red uniform walked in. The slight wrinkles in her smile started to show as she saw Broderick.

"Mother... I mean Captain!" Broderick tried to remain professional.

"Now now, dear. You're hardly on duty and I'm hardly your commanding officer. At ease, son." Joanna replied. She let out a slight chuckle as she looked over Broderick. "You've been admiring that new pip again, haven't you? You're almost like your father when he became a captain in the Klingon Defense Force. Don't let it get to your head, you need a few more pips before you should really indulge your pride."

Broderick felt embarrassed. His mother was the only one who could know him this well... save one or two others. "Mother, you know full well the rank of captain isn't part of my goals. Unless called upon, my work and service comes above all else in Starfleet."

"You know service to Starfleet in whatever rank however high or low is service nonetheless. That's something you need to learn... this is an old argument. I am proud of you all the same." Joanna walked over and gave Broderick a kiss on his cheek. Broderick reluctantly accepted. His Klingon growl and grumble were barely restrained.

"I should be getting ready to leave, the transport to Utopia Planitia is leaving in an hour," Broderick picked up a PADD with his instructions and orders for the new assignment.

"I won't keep you any longer. Captain Sharpe is a good captain to serve under, as always keep your eyes open and keep learning from her as much as you can." Joanna nodded to Broderick and stepped out of his office. "Good luck, Lieutenant Drayton."

Broderick had all his belongings in a shipment of cargo heading for the Proteus, all that was needed to head to the ship was himself. He tapped his comm badge. "Lieutenant Broderick to Mars transport. One to beam up." Broderick stood for a second as he took in his surroundings and the energy of the transporter beam surrounded him. He dematerialized, leaving Earth behind and off on another new adventure.


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