Dazed and Confused
Timeline: Day 1 13:10 hrs
After settling into his quarters, Lado headed to the bridge of the Intrepid Class starship. As they were still at spacedock, he didn't expect much activity but wanted to familiarize himself with the location. As the turbolift doors opened there were a few technicians and a Catian female in red.
"Commander Tigerlilly?" he asked to confirm he had the correct person.
"Yes, that is me," said the Caitian. "How may I be of aid, Lieutenant?"
The bridge layout was different than that of the Iagawa but he was certain he'd soon adapt to the changes. There would be time to study that later, right now he was to chat with the XO.
"Lt Elden Lado Ma'am. I just came aboard as the new security chief. Figured I should check in with a Command Officer."
"Welcome aboard, Lt Lado," said Lylja offering her hand. "Lylja Tigerlilly, Chief Ops and Number One aboard Apollo. How can I help you get settled?"
The Bajoran/El Aurian shook the XO's hand. "Pleasure to meet you Commander. At the moment I'm just getting a feel for the lay of the land. I've been on many a starship over the years and find each one's a little different."
"Fair warning, we have had a lot of fluctuation in crew of late. So you will be organizing your department from the ground up," she added. "Just let me, us, know how we can help."
It was good information to know. From what info was publicly available on the Apollo, he didn't blame many of the former crew for transferring off the ship. "I'll keep it in mind, thanks. Anything else I should be aware of that's not on the normal briefings?"
"As far as physical systems go, we have been retrofitted with top of the line equipment," answers Lylja. "And almost all of it works just like it is suppose to. But if you find anything strange, just report it to Engineering or Ops."
Lado smiled at the Commander's comment.
" 'Almost everything'. Sounds like some things never changed. It's been a while, but I have about half a century of experience with the Engineering Corps, so if there's anything I can do to lend a hand on that end just let me know."
"Thank you, we have a good team but help is always welcome," said Lylja with a smile.
"Good to hear. Just throwing that out there if the need arises."
While he had no desire to step on the toes of the engineers, Lado knew having people cross trained could be valuable in emergency situations.
"My last ship was a Luna class which serves a similar function to an Intrepid so I don't anticipate any major challenges in adapting to life on the Apollo. You have anything else for me Commander?"
"Not at the moment," nodded Lylja. "Again, welcome aboard."
"Thanks Commander. I'll be in the security offices if you need me."
He knew he'd spent a fair amount of time on the bridge, but for the moment needed to see about getting his department put together.
Lt Jg Elden Lado
Chief Security Officer
Lt Commander L Tigherlilly
XO / Chief Ops