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No Prejudice

Posted on Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 @ 3:48am by Commander Hadir Prenar & Cadet Junior Grade Wintrow Paragon
Edited on on Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 @ 11:29am

Mission: Episode 1 - Welcome to the Fearless
Location: Bridge
Timeline: April 6 2394, 1700 hrs
Tags: SD 71263.1700

Back on the bridge again, Wintrow wasn't quite certain what to do now. Technically he wasn't on duty anymore but on a tiny ship like this, surely there was something he could do to be useful?

Since this was to be Prenar's first ship as an Exec he thought he would continue to go over the crew rotation assignments. He was want to cross reference them to see if there would be the potential for conflict. When he arrived a young cadet looked bewildered as he stood there on he bridge. Prenar had the idea to play a little joke on the cadet. He cleared his throat "Officer on Deck" Prenar said with a booming voice and a smile.

Not sure how to respond to that, Wintrow just turned towards the sound and simply stared at the smiling officer. "Sir?" He queried in confusion.

"When you hear that you snap to attention Cadet." Hadir kept that broad smile beaming. He also let the silence stand for a moment, then went on. "I'm just ribbing you Cadet. I'm Commander Hadir Prenar the XO of this vessel. You must be Cadet Paragon. What can I do for you lad?" Hadir let his well practiced Scottish accent come through when he spoke the last question.

The cadet's eyes widened visibly at hearing the accent, especially when it was comming from a Cardassian, of all people. He straightened a little, feeling a little rebuked but smiled slightly all the same. "Yes, I'm Wintrow Paragon," he acknowledged, tilting his head ever so slightly as he studied the man. "And you're Scottish?"

Hadir chuckled at the thought, "No Wintrow I'm not, I am fully Cardassian. I just took an interest in Scotland on Earth and studied it extensively. How does it feel to be on the edge of the Beta Quadrant for your final year?" Hadir decided to take the familiar first name as they are off duty and he was trying to put the young man at ease.

"I'm not in my final year sir, this is my second year. I still have two years to go but it feels exciting. I spent the last few months on a frozen hell and I feel much better knowing I won't get Frozen a second time." The young man shuddered at the memory before looking up. "Why an interest in Scotland sir?"

Hadir smiled and thought to himself Blast, I should have looked at the collar. I'm going to have to be more thorough if I am to be a good XO. "You must have exceptionally high marks to be allowed to work your second year in the field. That is an honor usually accorded to final year cadets. Frozen hell you say? Where exactly were you stationed prior to this? In terms of Scotland, I took a fascination with medieval Earth a long time ago. Specifically the old nation known as the United Kingdom. Scotland was a part of that kingdom. The Scottish people were a people who fought for their independence from the kingdom for many years and served as an inspiration to me when I was fighting with the Cardassian Liberation Front. What is your major course of study at the Academy? I know here on the Fearless you will be serving under Lieutenant Hollister as CONN Officer."

Hadir's face seemed to look as if he was momentarily somewhere else as his thoughts wandered the encounter with the Chief CONN Officer the other day. It was exceptionally strange and he still needed to speak with the Captain about that meeting.

"I'm a pilot sir, and I don't physically attend the academy on Earth...I have a special dispensation that I'd rather not discuss in the middle of the bridge..." He seemed to hesitate for a moment. "It's to do with something that's listed under 'confidential' in my service record. You'd have access to it."

A few seconds later, he seemed to brighten a little again. "I've been flying since I was seventeen years old, first as a crewman recruit and later as an on-site cadet. I do all the coursework I need to do, and while my major i flight, I hope to minor in engineering."

"Trust me when I say that we all have things we would rather not talk about in our histories. I hope that should you ever need someone to talk to you would seek me out. My door is always open, especially to young cadets." Hadir said and looked at the Cadet with genuine concern on his face. "I see that you are seeking to be a pilot that doesn't mind to get his hands dirty. That is a rare jewel in Starfleet." Hadir chuckled at the slight dig at most of the pilots that he had encountered.

"I don't mind at all. Like I told Commander Yid, if I don't need a clean uniform after maintenance, I feel like I've done something not quite right. I want to be able to fix whatever i fly, just in case."

"That is a good philosophy to have. Keep that mindset up and you will go far. Are you cleared as a shuttle pilot as well?" Hadir asked the question as he had begun to think about the future and possible away missions.

"Yes sir, fully qualified. I got my qualifications back on the USS Galileo sir and I've been keeping up with it on Falkirk when I was able to."

"Excellent, then I shall keep you in mind for away missions if needed. In a more serious tone for a moment, I wanted to thank you. It is quite refreshing to have a conversation with someone who has no preconceived notions about Cardassians. You've met a more than a superior officer, you've met a friend. Now, Cadet I'm sure you have duties to attend to."

"I'm not quite sure sir, I've not yet received a schedule for my duties or studies." Wintrow hesitated. "And why should I have preconceived notions? I've never met a Cardassian before, how should I know whether to like them or not? Isn't each individual unique and different? I like you sir, but that doesn't mean I would like another...everyone is different."

"Call me Hadir, when not on duty... And Cadet you have the bridge." Hadir smiled and went into his office. There was something about this young man that made Hadir sit up and take notice.

Wintrow just stared. "What....?"

A Joint Post By:

Commander Hadir Prenar
Executive Officer, USS Fearless

Cadet Junior Grade Wintrow Paragon(PNPC)
Flight Control Officer

Played by LTJG Tyrion Faye


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