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Posted on Mon Jul 15th, 2019 @ 11:38pm by Lieutenant Commander Fregis

Mission: A Day in the Life
Location: USS Hogan
Timeline: Before Starbase 332, Where are You

Fregis was in his room, going over some records when the door chimed.

"Come in."

The door opened and in walked Lieutenant Commander Grunch, Chief Tactical Officer of the USS Hogan. Fregis stood immediately at attention.

"Sir. Please come in. I was not expecting you."

"At Ease Soldier. I come with good news." Grunch says as he stepped in further. "May I have a seat?"

"Oh, yes of coarse." Fregis said as he broke attention and offered a chair to his boss. He then sat on the chair opposite him. "Good news sir?"

"Yes. So, I have been very impressed with your work recently, and What you did during our last mission to save those diplomats was nothing less than heroic. So, I talked to the Captain, and I did a little research. There is a position opening up on Starbase 332 for a new Chief Strategic Operations Officer. So, I requested that you for a transfer, and it was approved. Now, it's a little different than Tactical, but along the same lines, and I think you would be Perfect for it." He smiled, "Assuming you can hang up your sea legs and stay on a Starbase."

Fregis looked floored. "Sir, I don't know what to say." He takes a moment to let it sink in. "Thank you so much. I mean, this is amazing. I don't think I could ever repay you."

"Please, it was my pleasure. You deserve it. My only regret is that I will be losing such a fine officer. How ever, there is one catch." He said with a sly look on his face. "They decided that they did not want to give it to just a Lieutenant. So, the Captain has allowed me the great honor of awarding you a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander with all the rights and privileges that goes along with it. Congratulations."

Fregis did not believe his lobes. For a second there he thought he heard Gruch say... "I'm sorry sir, did you say promotion?"

"I did." He held out his hand with a brand new shiny black pip for him to add to his collar. "And you can dispense with this sir stuff. We're equals now."

Fregis, at this point, felt as if he was going to cry. "Sir...Grunch, this is too much. You have no idea how grateful I am to you. Not just for this, but for everything you did and taught me over the years. I have been honored to have worked with you."

"Trust me, the honor has been all mine." He then stood. "Listen, I will not keep you. You have a lot to process, and you should start packing, our next stop is to drop you off."

Fregis stood up as well. "Again, thank you so much. I promise, I will not let you down."

Grunch held out his hand and Fregis accepted it for a handshake. "I know you won't. Good luck in all you do. And if you ever need anything, please don't hesitate to call." And with that, Grunch turned and walked out of Fregis' quarters.

Fregis stands there, stupefied for a good couple minutes before snapping out of it. With the biggest smile he has every had on his face he looked around the room and the smile suddenly turned to a frown.

"My goodness, I DO have a lot to pack."


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