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How are you settling in?

Posted on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 @ 12:03am by Captain Steven Bond
Edited on on Mon Feb 15th, 2021 @ 12:03am

Mission: S1, E0: We need each other.
Location: Various
Timeline: MD001 1400 hrs
1169 words - 2.3 OF Standard Post Measure

Location: Bond's Residence

Steven just had a good meeting with his first officer. He had a big grin on his face, when they went their separate ways.

Seth Bond, the father of Steven Bond was on a subspace call with his son. "A viewscreen, isn't your ship state of the art. Where is your fancy holographic projector?" Seth asked, a little surprised that his son was calling him on a view screen.

Steven just grinned, as responded to his father's inquiry. "There was a fatal flaw in the holographic communications operating system and the ships operating system. As we learned from the USS Enterprise." Steven told his father.

"What happened to the Enterprise?" Seth asked. He was not aware that anything happened to the Enterprise.

"She suffered a cascade system failure due to the holographic communication system. Captain Pike recommended all constitution class starships have the holographic communication system removed. To avoid this scenario from happening again." Steven told his father.

"I see, well the view screen works at least." Seth said, with a big grin on his face. Then he moved the conversation forward. "When will Lucas and Ella join you on the Lexington?" Seth asked.

"Tomorrow, Ella is finalizing all of our affairs on Earth." Steven said, he was going back down to Earth after he completed his tour on the ship, and his paperwork.

"So what I am hearing is that, you have time to show your old man around on that fancy starship of yours." Seth said, with a grin on his face.

Steven laughed, as he said. "Of course Father. When do you want to come aboard?" Steven asked.

“Right now works for me.” Seth said, as he waited to see what Steven was going to say.

“I’ll meet you in Transporter Room One.” Steven said, as he got ready to end the call. “See you soon.” He said, as the scene starts to fade away.

Location: Transporter Room 1

Steven walked from his quarters to the transporter room. Which did not take very long. He straightened his uniform as he walked into the room.

The Transporter Chief snapped to the position of attention, when he saw the Captain enter the transporter room. “Attention on deck,” The Transporter Chief called out.

“Hey Chief, at ease. My father is coming aboard, you should get his signal shortly.” Steven said, as he waited for the Chief to get the signal.

“Yes Captain, the request is coming in now.” The Chief said.

“Energize.” Steven called out, with a grin on his face. The transporter started to come to life, materializing two silhouettes.

“As soon as you're mother heard I was getting a tour son, she insisted on coming along.” Seth said, with a big grin on his face, as he stepped off the transporter pad, and walked over to give his son a hug.

Steven debated on ignoring protocol. But then he knew if he did, that would be setting a bad precedence. “It’s customary Father, to request to come aboard a Starfleet Vessel father.” Steven pointed out to him.

“So it is.” Seth said, with a warm smile and then stepped back and held his wife's hand as he said. “You're mother and I request to come aboard Captain Bond, sir.” Seth said, with a teasing grin on his face. There was a hint of sarcasm in his voice.

The transporter chief did his best not to snicker.

Steven smiled, at his father’s humorous comment. “Always the joker. Granted for the record.” Steven said, as he reached out his hand to help his mother and father off the transporter pad officially.

“The room is larger than I thought it was going to be.” Lacey said, as she took her son’s hand first. She continued to look around the room.

“It’s about average size, for a transporter pad on a starfleet vessel.” Steven pointed out to her.

“Not sure how you do that all the time, beam up, beam down and beam back up again.” Seth pointed out to him, as he too stepped off the transporter padd officially.

“It's a pretty safe father.” Steven pointed out to his father.

“Give your mother a hug.” Lacey insisted as she reached her arms out for Steven to hug. He walked over to her, and gave his mother a big bear hug.

“It’s been too long since I had a chance to do that.” Lacey said, as she deeply hugged her son back. “You were gone for too long, on the Montana.” Lacey pointed out to him.

“I know Momma, but sadly this next mission will have myself, Lucas and Ella gone for five years.” Steven pointed out to his mother. He decided against sugar coating it.

“Don’t remind me.” Lacey said, with a disapproving look on her face. She did not like the idea that he was going on another deep space assignment.

“Yes Momma.” Steven said, as he looked to his mother, and then to his father. “Shall we start the tour?” Steven asked, trying to get the topic of him leaving for five years.

“I’m hoping to see that bridge of yours. I had heard, it's pretty snazzy looking.” Seth asked Steven, he was not sure so he wanted confirmation.

“We can go there first if you like, just follow me.” Steven said, as he motioned to the door, so they could leave the transporter room.

Location: The Bridge

“Wow.” Seth called out, as they stepped off the turbolift, and walked onto the abandoned bridge. No one was at their stations. The ship was still in drydock, so the bridge did not need to be manned.

“It’s very orange.” Lacey pointed out to her son. It would not have been her first choice for paint jobs, but if it worked for him. Then so be it. She would have demanded it changed, if it was her.

“There are plenty of other colors here too. The bridge is shinier than I thought it would be.” Seth said, as he was taken in by the beauty of the bridge. The rumors were true, the bridge was very pretty to admire, and everything was very state of the art.

Seth walked over to the chair, and put his hand on the arm rest. “Have you tried it out yet?” Seth asked, with a big grin on his face.

“I have.” Steven said, wondering what he was up too. He clearly was leading this conversation to something. Did he want a seat in the big chair?

“Perfect, take a seat. Your mother and I want to take your picture in the chair.” Seth told his son. Which was the truth, they wanted a picture of their son in the captain’s chair.

Steven just grinned. “Okay, but I have to admit, this seems like a silly idea.” Steven told them as he took a seat, the scene started to fade away.

A post by Captain Steven Bond


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