Silent Service VII: Trout

I did say last week that I’ll be showing up sooner or later, right?

I’m the Tambor-class subgirl Trout. I serve at the Commander’s pleasure here in Avalon base. From an out-of-the-universe perspective, I do the same. Simply swap Mike Yin out for K9catforce & Morgane and the rest of the team.


Good morning! How are you.

Good morning, commander! Actually, it’s technically still “good very-late night for me.” Before I clock out though I do have three new developments that requires your attention.

One. As you are aware sections of Avalon is currently undergoing significant build-up, and it is necessary for us to oversee the little one’s construction process. There’s been an unusual – but resolved – incident today that you need to acknowledge. Here is the form.

… I know the Dee-dees liked it a lot, and I’m sorry that we had to tear it down, but the plan specifically called for a new temporary airfield in that sector and not a set of trenches. I’m not even sure if we can get snow on Avalon so the prospective utility of a snowball fight is moot, but just do pay attention to this one too, alright? I do feel we should try to give the poor girls more stuff to do for fun here, especially since visits off-shore is extremely limited.

Two. I have revised your draft pertaining to the coordination of production and additional support to Project Trinity. The big boss certainly seems on board with it so I figure this would be a good time to push. If you can get the draft to me in … maybe six or so hours I can have it back to you before the end of the day today.

Three. There is a new intel report on Jer’s desk pertaining to the latest developments in Europe. Not saying anything else, just that it’s there. You’ll see it first thing Monday and we have the rest of your day blocked off for meetings.

To summarize, the Pan-European effort to create a shipgirl service has failed yet again, and multiple parties have reached out to us for comment and arbitration. We reported to our superiors and they threw the ball right back in our court. If you ask me –

Jer? Probably not up yet. Yeah, I know. It’s the weekend. I just enjoy my work. Besides, not to sound like the commies but I’m proud of the fact that I’m one of your finest agents on and off the field. THAT requires dedication and effort, and I’ve every intent to keep myself ready, able, and willing at all times –

*yawn*

Though, my record is hardly… sterling. Sometimes *yawn* the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Is that breakfast I see?

Oh.

Well. With Tambor around usually nothing’s left – I see now, commander. Crafty, and much-appreciated. Why don’t you just leave the plate on my cabinet and I’ll grab a bite after this segment?


TRUIIIIIIII-TE~

Yes?

TRUITE!

I heard ya just fine, Surcouf dear. How are you?

WHY NO “SILENT SERVICE” FOR SURCOUF?

I don’t understand the question.

WHEN IS IT MY TURN?

I still don’t understand the question.

WHY AM I NOT IN BOOK!!

Ask Tautau.

SHE HAS BEEN AVOID SINCE YESTERDAY! 

Um, ask Morgane?

SHE SAYS TO ASK SUNE WHO TOLD ME TO ASK K9 WHO SAY ME TO ASK MORGANE AGAIN WHO SAY TO ME TO ASK K9 WHO TOLD ME TO WAIT SINCE SOMETHING ABOUT LAYOUT AND PAGES AND TIME.

So you’re not… not in the book.

WELL I AM NOT IN BOOK YET!

Well, most of us aren’t yet either.

JE PROTESTE! LE SURCOUF WAS LARGEST AND UNIQUEST FRENCH SUBMARINE IN ALL OF THE SECONDE GUERRE! IS GREAT EXAMPLE OF SUBMARINE PRINCIPLES! ALSO HEROISM.

PLUS I HAVE SENIORITY! AM LITERALLY FIRST SUBGIRL SIMA EVER DRAW! I EVEN HAVE PLOTS! THERE WERE CHIBIS OF ME! YET BATFISH AND PAM ARE ALL GETTING REDRAWN BEFORE ME WHEN I CAME BEFORE THEM!

Well, Narwhal and The twins aren’t getting redrawn either, nor are they spotlighted in the book –

I WANT TO SEE SIMA! BRING ME TO LE CHEF! I HAVE –

You know what, dear. I see you’re upset right now. Why don’t you come with me as I drop these books off for Mike? Talk to me on the way. We can then go do something um, fun, after.

…OKAY. 

 

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