A small favor, Captain.
S1, E1: Uprising
Location: CO Ready Room
Timeline: MD002 1030 hrs
"Hello Lieutenant, what can I do for you?" Adria asked, as she noticed Andrea walking into her ready room.
Andrea had requested to meet with the Captain. But she neglected to tell Adria why she wanted to meet with her.
"Typically I would have gone to the first officer first, but that in there lies the problem, Captain." Andrea said, as she waited for Adria to say something in response.
"What's on your mind Lieutenant, and have a seat." Adria asked, wondering what Andrea wanted to talk to her about.
"I want to be romantically involved with Commander Jackson, we hit it off before he got promoted to first officer. But I know Starfleet code frowns on it, can't some grandfathered clause take affect since we started to show romantic interest in each other before his promotion." Andrea asked. She was curious on how the Captain would respond.
"I see, are you asking permission or informing me?" Adria asked, a little confused if she was asking or telling her. She could tell that Andrea, had rehearsed this moment.
"I am inquiring at this point, Captain. What my options are." Andrea said, with a confused look on her face. The timing of this all, sucked. Almost as bad as that god-awful 21st century movie did called Aquaman. The best intentions started with bad timing. Would she be force to add it, like Hollywood did to attempt to save the DC universe.
"Grandfathered is not really a term, yes starfleet does frown on fraternization. Yet you did start to show romantic interest in each other prior to his promotion to first officer. I would say...." Adria said with a monotone look on her face, that slowly gave way to a smile. "Go for it."
Andrea felt such relieved. She was very grateful that Adria, gave her the blessing. Even if they talked around it. "I hope Harley is okay with me going to you, If I can, can I tell him we talked?" Andrea asked, hoping not to overstep to much more.
"Sure, and congrats and good luck. Anything else Lieutenant." Adria asked with a big grin on her face. She was happy for them.
"No Captain, I think I have asked enough from you." Andrea said, as the scene starts to fade.