His heart sank when he saw the ancient light cruiser through the observation lounge window at Earth Space Dock. The ship was old, it’s hull plating streaked with scorch marks, left by long-forgotten disrupter burns, the refit crews hadn’t managed to fully erase. The Federation was at war and every available ship, and sometimes officers, were being pressed into combat duty; ready or not.
“Congratulations, Lt. Williams,” Admiral Navis said, his voice deep and gravely, but his face beaming as he pointed out the window toward the light cruiser. “The U.S.S. Templeton is yours.”
“Thank you, Sir,” Lt. Williams managed, chocking down his disappointment. He expected better. He deserved better. A skirmish with the Borg had left him, a freshly-minted engineering Ensign, in charge of the U.S.S. Sterling. He had taken command, fought back, and proven himself as a warrior and a Starfleet officer.
“I’m so very proud of you, Ensign Williams,” the Admiral had said when be brought the Sterling back to Earth. “Let me be the first to congratulate you on your promotion to lieutenant. You’ve earned it, Son.”
The Templeton was his. He was promised considerable leeway in refitting her. Upgraded shields, upgraded torpedo launchers and phasers – or maybe disrupters – ought to do the trick. Let the Klingon’s think she was decrepit and ancient. Her weapons and shields were new. So was her crew. Williams smiled to himself. The Klinks want to walk away from the Khitomer Accords? Fine. But pride can be expenseive. And Lt. Williams was ready to excise payment.
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