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Unwanted attention

Posted on Tue Jan 29th, 2013 @ 12:30pm by Civilian Haqtaj Matlh & Lieutenant Serge Maschnost
Edited on on Tue Jan 29th, 2013 @ 1:08pm

Mission: Part of the Team
Location: Temporary qarters

Serge went white reading the orders. He felt a ringing in his ears and his vision went tunnel, seeing only the words before him.

When the Honshu had left without him, he had feared a reassignment may be pending. But not this. Not after he had worked so hard.

He checked the authority tag: Promotion signed by Lieutenant Commander Nelson Harrison. Below that was the stamp of Starfleet Admiralty. That had been countersigned by one Admiral Harrison.

He checked the address. Perhaps there was another Serge Maschnost stationed here. A quick check of personnel dismissed that.

He closed his eyes, wishing the news away, but when they opened, the message read the same.

In recognition of your service on the USS Honshu in conflict with the Kzinti, and your scientific research in temporal mechanics, you are hereby appointed to the position of First Officer aboard Deep Space 12, with all the rights and responsibilities commensurate with that appointment.

Serge groaned and put his head in his hand. When he had first come to SB663 he had been a week out of the academy and a computer glitch had put him in a full lieutenant's role. It had taken a transfer and major diplomatic incident to get put back to ensign. Then there was an official pardon and reinstatement when he was shifted to the Honshu. He thought he would be safe there; one mind among many. Instead he had quickly earnt recognition with his development of the Maschnost limit.

Now it seemed promotion was haunting him. He had only just turned 20 and all he wanted was a nice, quite temporal dynamics laboratory. Instead...

He looked up again at the rest of the message.

....effective immediately.

His comm pin went of and he leapt a foot out of his chair. Hesitantly, lest tapping his comm pin might somehow lead to another promotion, Serge acknowledged the chime.

=A= Lt Maschnost to Commander Harrison's office. =A=

Serge groaned.

=A=Immediately.=A=

He groaned again.

 

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