Sometime during the first season. OC based on the song "Jolene", by Mindy Smith. The other characters and setting belong to Paramount.
A young girl strode down a hallway to her first assignment. She was 24 years old, with brown eyes, a spray of freckles, and shoulder-length orange hair that bounced with each step.
She had just graduated the academy and was headed towards Dr. Beverly Crusher's Office, when her eyes caught a tabby-colored cat slinking against the wall.
The cat looked at her and walked a little fasted. Suddenly, having been staring at the cat, the girl accidentally slammed in to someone.
"I'm sorry!" She pleaded as the man who she'd walked in to helped her up.
Her lips quickly formed a beautiful smile, as she picked up the bowl of mush that the man had been carrying. "What's your name?" she asked, handing the bowl over to him.
He took the bowl and replied.
"I am Lieutenant Commander Data. Spot, my cat, has escaped from my quarters again. This cat food is in the hopes for luring him back." He stated. "What is your name?"
The girl blushed. "Jolene Charter. I just graduated from the academy, so this is my first assignment."
Data inclined his head. "Most interesting. What do specify in, Miss Charter?"
Jolene looked down and to the right. "Medicine. I was very interested in what makes human and other races tick, and it guided me for the next few years. Oh, and please call just call me Jolene."
Data nodded. "Did you chose to be on the Enterprise?"
"Yes. One of my best friends boarded your ship a few days ago, and told me it was wonderful to be here, so I took her advice and requested the Enterprise over the first officer position at the U.S.S. Ataraxia."
"I'm interested that you were offered a high ranking position."
"My scores were exceptionally high, not that I'm one to boast."Jolene shifted from foot to foot in a noticeable fashion. Data took the hint.
"Intriguing. You have duties to attend to, correct?" He asked.
Jolene nodded and steadied her gaze on the floor. "Yes, I'm supposed to be at medical at 0700 hours. is expecting me."
She looked up once more in to Data's eyes.
"Could we, perhaps, meet in ten forward when we're off duty? If I'm not mistaken, we're on the same shift," she said.
"I believe so, Jolene. I will be seeing in Ten forward, then?" Data asked.
"Yep! See you there!" She said, waving.
In the background, the was someone who was just turning the corner, someone who had picked up the entire conversation.
She had stood, frozen, listening the entire time.
Her name was Tasha Yar.
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