BAJOR — Ending shore leave, the ship’s senior staff gathered in the Observation Lounge, marking the occasion with a blend of ceremonial promotions and the unveiling of their next mission.
The event, set against the serene backdrop of Bajor’s landscapes, was orchestrated by Lieutenant Commander Samira Neathler and Commander Jo Marshall.
Promotions were the order of the day, with several crew members recognized for their exemplary service. Ensign Doz Finch’s incredible determination saw her rise to Lieutenant JG. Lieutenant JG Vylaa zh’Tisav’s engineering prowess earned her a promotion to full Lieutenant. And Lieutenant Tahna Meru, known for her resilience and leadership, was elevated to Lieutenant Commander.
The shore leave wasn’t just about official ceremonies. Crew members took the opportunity to explore Bajor and its surroundings. Some ventured to Deep Space Nine, where Ensigns Xandria Cain, Torvi Ylvor, and Miaxdiso Avoi indulged in shopping sprees, trying on new outfits and enjoying the station’s amenities. Others, like Ensign Doz Finch, sought spiritual experiences, visiting places like “The Celestial Wheel” in Hathon, Kendra Province.
However, the celebratory mood shifted as the crew’s attention turned to their next assignment: investigating a missing tourist shuttle. Preliminary intelligence suggests a potential involvement of the “Eye of Infinity,” a cult with a penchant for wormholes and salvaged technology.
Commander Marshall, addressing the crew, emphasized, “While we celebrate our achievements today, we must also prepare for the challenges ahead. The Eye of Infinity’s activities necessitate a cautious and principled approach, in line with Starfleet’s Prime Directive.”
Ensign Jareth Tel, an enthusiastic crewman aboard the Gorkon, shared his sentiments, “Every mission presents a new chapter filled with lessons and discoveries. I’m eager to see what this new venture brings.”
With the briefing concluded, the Gorkon sets its course towards the wormhole, its crew united in purpose and anticipation.
Written by Jo Marshall