Going Full Circle
Posted on Thu May 13, 2021 @ 2:15pm by Lieutenant Hadir Prenar
Edited on on Tue May 18, 2021 @ 11:33am
Prelude - 00
Timeline: One Week Prior to the Eagle's Arrival
1045 words - 2.1 OF Standard Post Measure
It had been quite the journey for Hadir as he travelled from Empok Nor aboard the runabout Hudson. The Cardassian was quite saddened to be taken from his beloved homeworld. However, Starfleet thought it was time and he was no longer needed to mend the path between Starfleet and Cardassia. Thusly duty called… He was to take up the post of Chief of Security and Assistant Chief Tactical Officer aboard the USS Eagle. She was smaller than the Hadir’s previous assignments. Most recently being the station Empok Nor. He rubbed his bleary eyes as he felt that he had been cooped up in this tin can for long enough. "Can’t this thing go any faster…" Hadir meant that to be internal but he said it aloud.
"What’s that?" Cordeck the Edosian pilot said as he turned to face Hadir. "Sorry nothing. How long until we reach Illiarian?" Hadir asked as he sipped a glass of kanar. "We are dropping out of warp now sir... And there she is." Cordeck replied as he used his three hands to manipulate the console. In a flash of blue the runabout dropped from warp and the planet loomed in all her glory. The fabled shipyards could be seen with ships in various phases of construction.
When Hadir hailed the planet he had been informed that the Eagle was detained on mission and would be there in a few days. He was invited to come stay on the planet in the colony and wait for his ship. Hadir was not sure how well he would be received among the people of the colony. He was ever worried about how people felt toward Cardassians and did not want to cause a problem especially on a non-aligned world. He decided that it would be best to stay in guest quarters in the shipyards as to not rock the boat. However, after all the time that he spent in the shuttle Hadir would make sure to enjoy whatever the colony had to offer. He said good bye to the Edosian and beamed away with his belongings.
Hadir woke up in his quarters at the shipyards. He had not even bothered unpacking as to him efficiency was the name of the game. When he arrived a week ago, he knew that he would be boarding a ship which had a mission to patrol and maintain peace with his homeland and his people as well as continue the tradition of exploration. He wondered and hoped that his father had given up the chase. This was not just any ship but the USS Eagle, a ship whose reputation preceded her. He was to serve as the Chief Security Officer and Assistant Chief Tactical Officer. This ship and its commander and its crew were now his for the defending, and if there was anything a Cardassian was good at it was defending what he thought to be his.
The delay aboard the Station was because he had to wait for his official orders and the ship to catch up with him. However, this time waiting had given him the chance to research his new ship and her Commander as well as experience the Iliran people and their colony. Much to Hadir’s surprise the colonists had no problem welcoming him and making him feel right at home. Hadir had never met Commander Carter but he was hoping that she would be more forgiving than his last commanding officer was. The last Captain that Hadir served under hated him as apparently the Cardassians killed his son during the Dominion War. All of this as well as the anticipation of what was to come ran through Hadir's head while he donned his uniform for duty. Just as he finished getting dressed, the computer reported that his orders were in. Hadir read aloud "By order Starfleet Command: Lieutenant Hadir Prenar is hereby ordered to report to Commander Ajani Carter for duty aboard the USS Eagle as the Ship's Chief Security Officer. As of Stardate 64411.9." A smirk crawled across Hadir's face: "Finally, no more waiting..." he said aloud.
Lieutenant Prenar made his way from his guest Quarters to the USS Eagles' airlock. As he walked down the corridor, approaching the airlock the Cardassian stopped and looked at the Sabre Class vessel through the window. It was sleek which meant it was highly maneuverable... for lack of a better word Hadir could only think that this ship was one beautiful woman. "Chek tasbreyet'U; haz kriyet'U. Hintik USS Eagle (What does not kill, strengthens. To your health USS Eagle,)" he said aloud. After these thoughts and filled with anticipation for this new journey. Hadir boards proceeds through the airlock to the USS Eagle.
On the other side of the airlock was his new home, perhaps his only home and Hadir knew it. He made his way to his quarters on Deck 2. Unpacked and settled in he took the time to familiarize himself with the crew of his new assignment in particular his Captain and the Chief Tactical Officer. Hadir knew that he would work closely with the Tactical officer in both his capacity as Chief of Security and Assistant Chief Tactical Officer. As he looked over the crew list he noticed the diversity. This was a good sign that perhaps the old prejudices against his people would not be present. If they were Hadir knew that he would overcome them as he had on all of his assignments.
After he placed, the last piece of his personal belongings right where he wanted it, and finished his crew review he figured now was as good as a time as any to report to his new commanding officer. He addressed the computer: "Computer locate Commander Carter." "Commander Carter is on the bridge." The monotone yet soft voice responded."
He looked in the mirror to make sure that his uniform was just right, and then began to walk to the Turbolift. As he stepped in he could not help but feel nervous about meeting his new Captain. Hadir Prenar did not know what the future held. However, he did know that he was about to begin a new chapter in his life. He also knew that an old chapter was overdue to end.