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First Officer's Personal Log Stardate 62566.6

Posted on Sun Jan 25th, 2009 @ 4:58pm by Commander Lorran Vos

Begin personal log entry, Lieutenant Commander Lorran Vos, stardate 62566.6.

I'm currently embarked on the runabout Van Duzen en route to the USS Genesis, a Nebula class starship under the command of Commander Beverly DeVuor. This will be my first assignment as First Officer. I find myself somewhat apprehensive considering the recent tragedy on board the Genesis. Her former Captain, First Officer, and a number of other crew were killed recently, leaving a group of relatively inexperienced officers in charge. I wonder how I should go about empathizing with the survivors as I attempt to bring the ship into working order for her new CO. I've...lost many people close to me in my life both in Starfleet and on Bajor, but those wounds have had time to scab over. For the Genesis, they're still raw and bleeding.

I suppose my only course of action is to act like a Starfleet Officer and do my job to the best of my ability. If the ship is going to function at one-hundred and twenty percent, and I intend it to, the crew is going to have to learn how to take this tragedy and mold it into something useful as many of us did during the Cardassian Occupation and many times during the war with the Dominion. Hopefully this is the kind of intense fire the crew needs to come out of the furnace as steel. I only hope I can be there to guide them through this time of transformation, so that they might learn to trust me as they did their late command officers. I won't baby them, I won't let them flag and fail simply because of their grief, but I'll try to remember to keep an ear and an eye open during this time of adjustment.

End personal log.

 

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