A/N: this takes place after TOS with the movies.
Pavel Andreivich Chekov stared incredulously at the message on his PADD. Not only was he being promoted, but reassigned to another ship to be the First Officer to the newly promoted Captain Terrell onboard the Reliant; he also had the option of First Officer onboard the Excelsior, who as of yet, still had no captain. Although he didn't know Terrell personally, he felt he should accept this offer so he could get out into space again. There was something about being in space, he felt, that made it so that he needed to be up there as much as possible. He quickly sent back a reply to the admiral who promoted him and lay on his bed, thinking.