((Bridge, USS Juneau))
Nicholotti: Have you see the bridge yet?
As the doors parted and they made their way to the level where the ship=E2=
=80=99s nerve center was, she couldn't help but offer the sort of i=
ntroduction that only as ship like this was worthy of. His future was to be=
written, at least partially, right here, and his first impression of home =
should be everything it could be.
Shayne: No, I=E2=80=A6 haven't.
The look on his face said everything that needed to be said.
Nicholotti: Well, welcome to your new home.
In silence, she let him lead the way out onto the bridge. It was quiet now,=
manned by Gamma watch while the crew came aboard and settled. Knock on woo=
d, things weren't attacking them or falling apart, or generally cau=
sing havoc either. That gave them all some respite, but it made for a very =
quiet bridge. It was both something she could get used to, and something sh=
There was definitely something to be said for running around at warp 3 with=
her hair on fire that brought some kind of joy to her soul as strange as i=
Shayne: Remarkable. Thank you, Ambassador. If=E2=80=A6 if I may be bold, ca=
n I ask if you were in command for the journey here?
Kali glanced around the bridge before looking back at him and nodding.
Nicholotti: For the short trip, yes.
It wasn't long, nor was it meant to be, but it also wasn't =
her first rodeo in the command ring.
Shayne: Anything I should know before I take my first watch here?
With a knowing smile, Kali let her eyes wander, eventually finding their wa=
y up to the screen at the front of the bridge. Outside, the stars pierced t=
he darkness in a way only they could, proving that anything was possible, e=
ven in a universe that was trying as hard as an inanimate thing could to ki=
Her knowing smile grew a slight bit as she turned back to look at him.
Nicholotti: You won't know all the answers. You won't have =
all the pieces of any puzzle. You'll never be able to get it all ri=
ght when you want it. So=E2=80=A6breathe. Count on your crew, count on your=
ship, and count on what you know. You'd be surprised at how far th=
at gets you.
To be fair, the gaps in Kali's memories made it hard to discern whe=
re the experience she spoke of came from, but the fire kindling deep inside=
told the tale of something that had been planted long ago, which perhaps n=
eeded to be gifted to others. It was a kind of passing of the torch, and fo=
r one, she was ever thrilled to pass on knowledge to any who would listen.
Nicholotti: In the end, you'll be alright.
It had been a long time since she had served with Shayne, but she had read =
up on his record during the trip =E2=80=93 along with the records of the ot=
hers aboard. Even if he didn't know it himself, Kali was well aware=
of the kind of officer he was and that he would continue to grow into.
And without a doubt she knew he would be more than just alright.
(OOC =E2=80=93 Feel free to end here or continue on, up to you!)
Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti
Federation Ambassador at Large
As simmed by:
Commander Ash MacKenna
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