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is it failure?

Posted on Wed Feb 12th, 2020 @ 12:57pm by Cadet Senior Grade Wintrow Paragon

"So... I did the Kobayashi Maru test today...."

Wintrow leaned back in his chair, staring at the ceiling. "I'm not sure I did overly well... I was placed in command and that's so not my area of expertise? I'm not fit for command, I've always known that. The idea that I have to order people around... I mean... planning things and ordering people does happen in flight too but somehow, it feels different."

He paused.

"Anyway... I ordered the ship to continue and ignore all the signals of imminent attack. After all the idea was to rescue the Maru right? I even tried reasoning with the Klingons, tried to convince them we weren't going to fight and we weren't going to be of trouble to anyone, we just wanted our people, but noooooo those idiots... I mean those Klingons... they insisted on firing on us."

He rolled his eyes, though he sighed to himself.

"Of course I failed the test, but... I tried it and I did my best to do it right, so is it really failure in that regard? The captain wasn't wholly negative, I think, he even told me what he did to solve the situation. I suppose, there really is no winning it. Not everything can be won or resolved, I think I'll have to accept that. But command.. no that'll never be for me. I'm far too happy just flying a ship, or a fighter or well...anything with controls I suppose. Maybe... just maybe I should work up the courage to ask the captain to come sailing with me sometime? It's been a while since I've been on a real boat..."

The young cadet sat up. "End log."

 

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