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Intel Team - Reorganization

Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2024 @ 8:35am by Lieutenant Commander Rin & Lieutenant N'vok Holv & Lieutenant Nicholas Reece [Reece]

Mission: Season 6: Episode 4: Memory Lane
Location: Holodeck 1
Timeline: MD 6, Noon
910 words - 1.8 OF Standard Post Measure

Rin had given herself some time to compose herself after leaving the Commodore's office. What had started out as an inquiry concerning her place in the upcoming mission had turned into a completely unpredicted spectacle. Having the XO, whom she considered a friend, go off on her the way he had, it was disquieting, more-so because she had been so blindsided by it.

But now there was work to be done.

She arrived at the holodeck and waited for the rest of the intel team to show up.

"After a discussion with the Commodore and the Captain, it was decided that having myself as heading this team is a better use of our resources as this is an intelligence mission. I very much want to thank Colonel Naxea for the combat training she's provided us. Today we're going to work on some other things.

"Moving forward, I'd like for us to divide into groups of two. It is likely at some time we will be split up on planet, but no one should be by themselves. This is a time to learn how to work with a partner, specifically the one you'll be paired up with. Learn each others strengths and weaknesses. Have their back. Figure out the best ways of working together. Everyone here is valuable to the mission. If they didn't, they wouldn't be here.

"Every team gets an Intel officer. Lt. Holv, you're going to be working with Lt Reece. Lt. Sh'iss, you'll be with Colonel Naxea. Mora-Heath, you're with me. Any questions?"

N'vok made his way over to Reece. "It looks like we will be working together directly, do you have any questions for me?"

Nicholas gave the Vulcan officer a polite grin, then he responded. "I guess the main question would be, in regards to this mission, what do you feel your strengths and weaknesses are?"

"Experienced field researcher, observant, stoic," N'vok paused. "If I am wounded, I will bleed green which will be difficult to explain."

Nicholas nodded thoughtfully. He then responded. "Well, as we haven't met many of the natives in this galaxy, who's to say there isn't someone who does bleed green?"

"But we'll be impersonating Lonians, who do not bleed green," Rin added. "On the plus side, if we've gotten to the point of bleeding, our cover is likely already blown."

Nodding in agreement, Nicholas replied. "Very true, Ma'am." He then turned back to Holv. "Before we head out, I'll try to teach you a few tricks of the trade to stay hidden in plain sight."

N'vok nodded to Rin before focusing on Nicholas again. "I assure you that I am perfectly capable of doing so, I have been on multiple field observation missions to alien cultures. But I will listen to your tricks, Lieutenant."

Nicholas grinned slightly at N'vok's...well...Vulcanism. "The first thing you need to remember is, relax. While I understand that it is natural for Vulcans to carry themselves a certain way...a bit stiff and almost aristocratic, if you will forgive the truly blend in, you'll need to move like those around you." He paused, then continued. "Think of it this way. The world we are going to is an ocean. If you are stiff and like a rock, you will be noticed. However, if you were to be seaweed, you would flow with the moving current, being more able yo hide in plain sight." He grinned again, "Oh, and you can call me Nick. We're the same rank, after all, no need to be so formal."

"Being Vulcan is what I am," said N'vok. "And when we are on the planet, I will be one of Mister Dosivi's people, it is easy enough. Just because Vulcans act in a certain way most of the time it does not mean that we are innately confined to those modes of action."

Nicholas chuckled softly as he raised his eyebrows in playful surprise. "Did I just hear you make a joke?" He teased gently, as he reached over and patted N'vok's left shoulder in a friendly manner. "That's it. I have decided that you and I are going to be good friends."

N'vok raised his eyebrow. "Thank you, Nicholas. It should be an interesting partnership."

Nicholas and N'vok started to talk about the mission while the rest of the team broke up into their separate duos

J'Air took herself over to Rin and nodded in acknowledgement. "I bleed green, does that give me an advantage?" she smiled. "although it's probably not the correct *shade* of green so perhaps not" she answered her own rhetoric question.

Returning to all seriousness she went on "What do you need of me, Lieutenant? I've honed my self-defence skills with Colonel Naxea recently, so that's now one of my strengths, and I fix people, that's another."

"I don't have the mission plan yet, so we're going to have to plan on the fly. But keep your eyes open. Take note of what you see. And we've got plenty more to teach you in the next 2 days. It's just now we're going to do this in pairs."

Rin expected it was going to be a long couple of days. Both of her Intel officers were loners, which was pretty normal for infiltrators. They were used to depending on only themselves. They needed these exercises just as much as J'air and N'vok, just for different reasons. She needed everyone working as a team.


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