Next Monday Romyana was wandering around the station on her own. She wandered into corridors that all began to look alike and seemingly formed a maze with no end, but then around the corner familiar places appeared. She heard somebody approaching and felt caught though there was no reason to.
“Ah, hello. Odd place to be meeting you, is it not?” It was Commander Sisko who came stepping in the corridor. The last person she expected to run into.
“Just taking a stroll, Sir.” she stammered.
“Well, you must be very bored if you go take walks around this part of the station for fun.” he said. The Ensign was embarrassed and didn’t know what to say to that. Of course it was very true what the commander had said, she didn’t have anything useful to do.
Walking along together, back to familiar ground, Sisko spoke.
“If you want to be on the edge of space travel and want to see some real exploration at work, I have just the thing for you. After all, that is the reason why you wanted to come here, isn’t it?”
“Yes, Sir. It is. What do you have in mind?” she asked.
“I will assign you on a away mission due this week. If you are bold enough to go of course.” was his suggestion.