Jump to content

Lt Anjala Batim

Character
  • Content Count

    65
  • Joined

  • Last visited

    Never
  • Created by

    SalmonMax

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Lt Anjala Batim

  • Rank
    Follower

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala nodded, returning the smile. "If I wanted rest, I'd be back on Earth. Roberts, huh? All right. Lets see what we can do to keep him busy and out of trouble. Thanks for the orientation. Now I've got bunch of work to get started on so I'd better get started." She gave Jack something that was halfway between a salute and a good-bye wave, then headed for her new office. She wanted to meet the department heads, but they'd probably be too busy to yank into a conference room, so she'd probably have to go where they were. Then there was a lot of reading schedules and rosters and stock levels and logs to get herself up to speed. That office was probably going to be her home for awhile now...
  2. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    He turned assessing stormy grey-blue on Anjala, clearly curious about her next answer without exposing what he wanted that answer to be. "Now, what you like t'know 'bout the ship, specific like, instead of askin' me what I think you should know?" Anjala nodded then looked around and said, "The kind of thing this crew's been through, I'm seeing my role as being damage control and mitigation first, optimization and efficiency second. For me that means a lot of time reading dossiers and logs and manuals. It also means keeping myself available and visible so everyone gets used to me. It's probably going to be a little while before I know what the important questions to ask are. But..." She paused, then glanced at the Chief again. "How's morale, Jack? The ship must have been a pressure cooker."
  3. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    When she emerged from the Ready Room, Lt Batim looked around until she found Chief Cutter. "All right, Chief," she said with a nod, "Lets get started. I have several metric tons of things I have to look at, but you're the one with feet on the ground here. What's the elephant in the room on this ship?"
  4. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala opened her mouth to respond, then had to rethink. It was hard enough trying to talk intelligibly through her own mixed feelings. Being aware of the Captain's was making it even trickier. The obvious answers took on new meanings in light of the fears she sensed bubbling under the Rigellian's skull. Being selected for this was heady at first...a massive opportunity to show what she could do...and of course a terrifying potential to make mistakes that could affect hundreds of people's lives. If she was honest with herself, it was a responsibility she probably wasn't ready for, but it was something she very much wanted to grow into. What was sobering was that feeling that the Captain might have chosen her, perhaps without really thinking about it in those terms, to essentially be a check on her. As Raymer herself had said, she didn't want her curiosity to lead her to make dangerous decisions. Ah yes. Of course. Dangerous decisions like the one that led to a third the crew dying or being seriously injured. Dangerous decisions that she hoped Anjala would warn her about. Lt Batim nodded finally and said, "Yes, sorry...it takes a second to adjust. I was looking forward to pushing myself, but this was a bit more than I'd bargained for." She smiles. She and Raymer weren't so far apart...both of them grappling with having far more responsibility than they'd expected dropped in their laps. "That said, I wouldn't be here if I didn't believe in myself...or in the other officers of Starfleet. Everything I've heard so far tells me this is a crew that worked together under the worst of circumstances, and pulled through. That's the kind of crew I want to serve with. That's the kind of captain, I'd like to serve under." "We'll have to work out the logistics of it all, but I know we can make it work. So! I'll get started with the Master Chief, I'm sure he can help me out with all the information I'll need to get caught up. I'm sure I'll have specific questions as I go, but right now I'm thinking I'd rather hit the ground with my feet moving than pester you with things I can probably find out for myself. Is there anything in particular you'd like me to prioritize?" "Good I think we are on the same page. The Chief is a good man you can rely on him As for getting started we don't have any hting pressing. As soon as We get the crew aboard and settled we will see about restocking. So for now just get settled and My door is always open."
  5. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala's eyes widened as the captain recounted the story, reacting as much to the emotions roiling from her as to the words. "That's...quite a story, Captain," she said quietly. "I'm impressed that you're continuing on with all that. I guess we're probably a bit greener than you were hoping for." She nodded. "We won't let you down though." With a glance at her fellow officers, she added, "May I ask what the Destiny's mission profile is? You were surveying the nebula before, is this exploration? Recon?"
  6. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    A little crestfallen, Anjala followed J'sira over and gave the Master Chief a little wave. "Hey, Lieutenant Batim here but you already know that because you memorized the first pages of our files and know what we look like, hi," she said by way of introducing herself. Talk to the captain, eh? Well there was no chance she was in trouble yet. If it had just been the Lieutenants it could have just been the captain wanting to meet the higher ranking officers personally. New Orleans class ships didn't have such a huge crew that a captain couldn't get to know most of the officers. But some of the ensigns were coming too, so...maybe the captain had a good memory? But then...not ALL the ensigns were coming so... Well, it'd be good to meet the captain anyway, she reasoned. Maybe she could leave it at that. As a wise man once said, 'aye, and if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.'
  7. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala just nodded at J'sira. She had her own ideas about what might be going on, but it was really all just speculation at this point. It felt kind of hush hush to her though, with the orders so vague as to barely even be orders. If Starfleet wanted to keep the details of a mission under wraps, this wouldn't be a bad way to do it. The crew thing was definitely peculiar. She wondered if original crew was being discharged en masse as well...maybe flushing out a mole or something...or if this was to replace losses. J'sira was right to say that the ship didn't look like it had suffered losses...but space was a big and weird place. Maybe it had encountered something dangerous to life but not to the spaceframe itself. The mental chatter around Anjala was thick enough that she couldn't get a good read on Prescott, which was a bit of a shame. A lot of nervous, excited, confused people all bombarding her with the same feelings and questions did kind of drown nuance out. Even so, she checked her PADD...and didn't see any indication of where to go. She leaned over towards J'sira and showed her PADD. "Hey, is this broken?" she whispered. "I'm not getting a number here."
  8. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala gave J'sira a nod and added, "If we don't see each other again, take care of yourself J'sira." She clapped her Academy friend on the shoulder, then turned and gave Miriam a wave as she headed back out into the corridor outside. From there at a jog she went to her quarters and started throwing odds and ends into a duffle bag. A little collection of mementos from friends left behind on Earth. Some pictures of family. A few items of non-uniform clothes she'd brought with her. This wasn't her first rodeo, but the feeling of excitement and trepidation mingling was the same now as it had been the first time she shipped out. Ugh, please let it go better this time though. It couldn't very well go worse. Once in a fresh uniform, her duffel hanging over her left shoulder, Anjala headed out to debark onto the starbase and await her assignment.
  9. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    The Betazoid looked at Miriam blankly, then nodded. "Yeah...sorry, just, uh..." she motioned at J'sira. "Sorry, J'sira, I knew you weren't accusing me of anything. I was just being glib. Conversational." She turned back towards the dart board and lobbed another dart. This one went a bit high as she overcompensated for the low toss. The last dart she weighed in her hand for a few seconds...bobbing it up and down with her wrist loose...then threw. This time it hit the center squarely. "I'm too used to throwing energy beams around," the lieutenant lamented. "Put something with weight in my hand and suddenly I'm back in a training rig." Anjala went to get the darts, and offered them to Miriam.
  10. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    "Yeah, me neither," Anjala admits as she turns to eye the dartboard. "I grew up in San Francisco. Then again, it's not intuition that I know what you were wearing in that darts game on the Ferengi freighter." She gives Miriam a grin and a wink. "Cute outfit, by the way." Then she lets fly with a dart; a good throw that sinks a little too low to get a bullseye, but it's not far off.
  11. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala grins and waves a hand, "Hey, I'll be happy to explain it if you're still interested." "J'sira's more or less right, though in practice there's a lot of, uh...nuance. I can't really see through your eyes, for example, so it's not that I immediately know what your cards are. It's more like..." she paused, considering. "...imagine that everything you were just thinking to yourself, you were actually saying aloud. And things you imagine seeing are showing on a little screen over your head. But here's the thing...everyone's doing that, not just you. And even just you..." Lt Batim paused again as she tried to think of how to explain it to someone who had zero context for the experience. "...you have this self-perception, this experience of yourself, as being a very straightforward linear-time voice-in-my-head-narrating my thoughts kind of being. But you're not. No one is. Our minds are like...three or four or more voices all going at once. Memories and senses and associations and what you're aware of as 'you' is just a thin skin on top of it all. I can hear all that, but it takes a certain amount of concentration to make sense of any of it. Like picking a single conversation out of a noisy room." She shrugged. "So, short version, I don't have to cheat at cards. But there's always the risk that I'll accidentally notice you being really happy about getting that straight you were angling for, or realize you're bluffing even if I'm not specifically looking for it. A strong thought, or mental image or emotion can sometimes jump out at me regardless." "Besides, darts are fun."
  12. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala grinned at J'sira's antics. Never ask an engineer or a Vulcan a question if you want a short answer, the saying went. And J'sira was both in one. She stood up and took the offered darts just as another gaggle of ensigns came gaggling in. When Ensign Garner went over to harass Jensen her grip on the darts tightened a little, but she held off just for a moment to see if Jensen had this. It wouldn't do the kid's credibility any favors to swoop in immediately.
  13. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    The Betazoid dealer dutifully doled out another card, and revealed another club...but this time the number was nine. Anjala gave Miriam a sympathetic smile. "Sorry. Sometimes it's just not in the cards." She then drew another card for herself...a ten of diamonds...and checked the hidden card again. There was some theater in the gesture, as she remembered perfectly well what it was. "Ahh, well, not that I have a lot of choice in the matter, but..." Anjala turned over the hidden card to reveal a ten of spades, which with the six of hearts that had been showing made twenty-six. "Dealer busts." "You guys sure you don't want to try some poker?"
  14. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala turned over the next card; a 2 of diamonds. She shrugged. "Score one for instincts. Stay?"
  15. Lt Anjala Batim

    Star Trek: Destiny S1 Ep01 "Barbarians at the Gate"

    Anjala slid a card over to J'sira and turned it over to reveal a three of clubs. That brought the Vulcan's total to 17...a difficult choice to make. Anjala was rather curious to see what she'd do. It was rather pleasant being around Vulcans. Their minds really were noticeably different, to some extent. The chatter and murmurs were more muted, held in check by Vulcan training and discipline. Learning to tune out that background 'noise' was something Anjala was practiced at, having grown up around humans on Earth, but it was nice not to have to. Well, not as much at least. J'sira though was very interesting. There was that discipline yes, but also a kind of wildness or passion that burned perilously close to the surface at times. Vulcans had that potential, Anjala knew. She remembered reading that their push to purge emotions had come as a consequence of how strong those emotions ran...and their cousins the Romulans certainly bore that out. She wondered though if J'sira's struggle was the result of her unusual heritage, or her own self-perception of that heritage. "So, J'sira...hit or stay?" the Betazoid asked with a smirk. "Aggressive and risky, or passive but numerically sensible?"
×