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Another hole in the ranks

Posted on Fri Jan 18th, 2013 @ 9:19am by
Edited on Fri Jan 25th, 2013 @ 1:49am

Orders have just arrived from Starfleet Command concerning Ms Kent. She has been reassigned to the USS Indefatigable. Apparently they have more need of a First Officer than we do. Escort duty of a convoy of refugees is more important than anything we're doing here. She will ship out when the convoy bringing the first group returns to Qualor.

I can not believe this to be a coincidence. No sooner did I take command of DS12 than my First Officer is reassigned. A new First Officer is appointed and, no sooner does she display competence and ability than she too is reassigned.

Am I paranoid if I detect the hand of my Father in this?

Does he value family honour so highly – or so poorly – that he would deliberately set out to see me fail? Must he bring about my downfall just to justify his appalling treatment of me over the years?

I have, of course, requested a new First Officer from Starfleet. I was fobbed off with the usual assurances that one would be sent out as soon as one became available. There were excuses aplenty: not enough suitable graduates from Starfleet Academy coming through; experienced officers needed elsewhere; able to function without a First Officer in the short term. I get the distinct impression that our little backwater is not deemed important enough to warrant a new First Officer.


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