The sharp military voice called the cadet graduates. All 20 of them stood at perfect attention, barely breathing. Kirk and Spock wanted to choose five of them for more crewmembers to add to the new Enterprise. These 20 cadet graduates were the best in their year, and had been selected to be chosen by the captain of the Enterprise. Kirk examined the cadets with Spock hovering behind, ready to give logical advice whenever it was needed, or at least whenever he thought it was needed. Kirk carefully chose four out of five cadets, and was now trying to choose the fifth. The new Enterprise had a new position to fill aboard the bridge, so now he needed to narrow down his choices.
"Alright, cadets, if you're trained in advanced radar operation, step forward."
Six cadets stepped forward in unison.
"The rest of you are dismissed." Kirk told them.
Now he had to choose the fifth. Five of these six were men, two of them being alien and the other three were human. The sixth was a human girl, she looked like she was only about eighteen. Kirk began in order, with the men first and the girl last.
"What's your name, cadet?"
"Rey, sir." She had a British accent.
"What's your last name?"
"I don't have one, sir."
"Alright," he said, trying to find her name on his PADD. He found her. Spock stood over his shoulder, reading her profile. He turned around, and Kirk followed. He knew his friend had something to say.
"Captain, I do not believe she is a logical choice. She is not from a Federation planet, and aside from that, she is only nineteen years of age."
"I know all this. But I have a good feeling about her."
"Captain, I still must warn you that your feelings may be wrong. Cadet Kinton is the logical choice."
"Warn me all you want. I think she's the radar operator for my ship."
Kirk turned back to her.
"Rey, it looks like you've been stationed aboard the Enterprise. The rest of you: dismissed."
Rey's face lit up.
"Thank you, sir!" She said, with a big smile on her face. The cadets were given uniforms, Rey's being yellow, since she would work aboard the bridge. The group then went to the Enterprise, which they boarded. This time the Enterprise was christened and sent off with as much pomp and circumstance that Starfleet could muster. The crewmembers boarded the Enterprise, each going to their positions in the ship. Rey followed Kirk to a lift which they both boarded. He spoke to the young, nervous cadet.
This caught her by surprise. She didn't expect the captain to speak to her, but she was happy to talk to him.
"Yes, sir. I heard of all the things the old Enterprise did with you in command, and I am excited to be a part of it. And, also, it's a pleasure to meet you sir, and to be under your command!"
"Really?" He asked, sounding amazed.
"Yes, I've heard all about you and it's amazing to meet you in person!"
Kirk chuckled. "I didn't know I was famous!"
"Yes, sir, very much so." She smiled.
Kirk smiled too. Just then the lift door opened. The two stepped off the lift and onto the bridge, each taking their assigned seats. Rey's was beside Lieutenant Uhura, another crewmember that she had heard a lot about. As Rey sat down, Uhura smiled at her.
"What's your name?"
"Ensign Rey. You're Lieutenant Uhura?"
"Yeah, that's me. Welcome to the Enterprise!"
Rey smiled. "Thank you."
She looked around the bridge, recognizing many faces. Then the captain spoke. He had turned on the shipwide broadcasting communicator, then began.
"Crew of the Enterprise, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard the Enterprise, Starfleet's prized ship. Once again we will begin our five-year mission, to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life, and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before."
With these words the captain turned off the comm and spoke to the bridge crew.
"Bridge crew, prepare for takeoff," he said with a smile.
"Navigation ready, Keptin." Chekhov told the captain.
"Helmsman ready, Captain." Sulu said.
"Communications ready, Captain." Uhura said.
"Radar ready, Captain." Rey said.
The entire bridge reverberated with such calls, then Kirk gave an order.
"Lieutenant Chekhov, get us outta here."
"Yes sir." Chekhov replied, turning to his panel. He tapped a few buttons and the ship began to take off. Once they were clear, Sulu got them into warp speed. They had, once again, began their mission.
The rest of the day went perfectly. That night, most of the crew's shifts were over and all of them were then headed to their quarters for the night. Rey was on the way to her quarters when she heard someone running. She looked behind and it was the navigator, Lieutenant Chekhov.
"Ensign!" He called.
She turned toward him as he stopped in front of her.
"I-uh- I just wanted to tell you, congratulations on getting aboard ze Enterprise."
"Are you excited?"
"Yeah. I can't wait to get out in space and start exploring." She smiled.
So did he. "You work ze radar, right?"
"Yeah. And you fly the ship?"
"Da. Oh, by ze way, I'm Chekhov, Pavel Andr- I mean Pavel. Pavel Chekhov."
She smiled. "I'm Rey."
"Well, I hef to go. I'll see you tomorrow."
"Yeah, I'll see you tomorrow."
He smiled, turned, and jogged off. Rey giggled a bit and turned back and went to her quarters, and decided she kinda liked this Russian kid, who she decided was not much older than her.
A/N: Yay! I'M WRITING AGAIN! Hopefully this story will be long and good and stuff. Random thought: You gotta love Chekhov's accent XD