A New Beginning

Posted on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 @ 1:27pm by Lieutenant Lacey Vianelli & Commander Jhamal P'Trell

Mission: S1E1: Onboarding
Location: Captain's Office
Timeline: MD02 0800h

Despite the early hour Lacey had been on the ship for a few hours so far, having dropped her personal belongings at her new quarters and making her way slowly toward the upper decks of the ship. The computer had already informed her that the Captain was in her office.

Not surprising really, it had been her experience that commanding officers rarely relaxed so finding that this one was in her office before 8am really wasn't surprising.

Stopping outside the office, Lacey reached out and hit the annunicator, listening to it chime as she waited.

She was sitting at her desk reading a report stating that both her Chief of Security and Chief Medical Officer suddenly resigned and departed the ship. She sighed as she then heard the door chime. "Enter," she said as she saw the door open to see a young Lieutenant in yellow walk in. "How can I help you Lieutenant?" she asked.

"Actually, I think I'm here to help you," Lacey said with a smile, handing out a data PaDD. "Lieutenant Lacey Vianelli. I'm pretty sure I'm meant to be your new Chief of Security. It's a pleasure to meet you, Captain."

She raised an eyebrow, "That was quick, my last Chief just up and left very early this morning." She said as she took the padd and looked at it. "Welcome Lieutenant, I am Commander Jhamal P'Trell." Jhamal said with a smiled at her.

Lacey laughed slightly. "Trust me, no one is more surprised than I am. A few hours ago I thought I was just hitching a ride to shore leave. Now I'm reassigned? But apparently your need for a new security chief was greater than my desire for shore leave, and here I am. So, what's going on?"

"Oh we're just gathering a crew, while the ship is getting a minor refit from being in Mothballs for awhile," Jhamal said as she looked at her.

With a roll of her eyes, Lacey shook her head slightly. "Isn't that just like Starfleet?" she asked rhetorically. "Take a situation and make it into a great big life or death emergency? How long do you think we'll be undergoing refit? If there's enough time I might be able to get some of my stuff delivered before we actually depart."

"Oh probably a few days, so I am sure you will have enough time to gather your belongings." Jhamal stated as she looked at her, "your free to go onto DS5 for some R&R as well." She added with a smile.

Lacey laughed. "Tempting, but you know what, I might just hole up in my new quarters, drop the environmental's down to near freezing and spend a few days curled up under a heavy duvet sleeping as much as I possibly can!"

"Sounds like a very interesting plan," Jhamal said as she knew that feeling sometimes. "Do you have any questions for me?" She asked as she looked at her.

Lacey shook her head. "Right now, not particularly.... but maybe we can catch up in a week or so and see how we're going?" she asked with a quick smile. "I'm sure it's a lot for both of us to take in."

"I know that feeling," she said. "But welcome aboard none the less, you are free to go get settled in." She said as she looked at her.

"Thank you Captain, I will no doubt be seeing you again soon," Lacey replied, standing up and heading toward the door.


Commander Jhamal P'Trell
Commanding Officer
USS Vanguard

Lieutenant Lacey Vianelli
Chief Security/Tactical Officer
USS Vanguard