It is upon occasion, demanding. I’d say a daunting task of late, is keeping the team cohesive. There are seven personalities that need to mesh well together.
What is it you do as a Captain of a Fathis team?
I’m in charge of the team and the success of the mission the Command Center assigns to us. When on assignment I determine the best way to achieve our goal. For example, if I am dealing with a matriarchy on another planet, it might be wiser to let Kealin, the female on our team to speak for us, instead of our normal liaison, which would be Nicholas.
We interact with outside agencies as a liaison for the Galactic Assemblage.
But I make all the decisions for the Peregrine Falcons. The team’s safety ultimately falls to me.
I’m used to it.
Tell me about this contract with the…Galactic Assemblage?
Ha! That’s usually the first question I’m asked. It’s simple; teams from Earth patrol the Milky Way Galaxy for the Assemblage.
Why is it “teams from Earth” doing this? Are there other planets patrolling, as well?
From what I understand, we are the only planet working for the Assemblage. As to why us, well, we’re that scary guard dog behind the fence no one wants to face. They use it to their advantage. Though, so do we.
So, it’s true that alien races are afraid of us in the future?
Let’s just say, they have a healthy fear that we, as Earthlings, have no interest in rectifying this characterization.
So your saying, this fear they have of us, doesn’t interfere with your missions?
Oh no, I didn’t say that. I’m just saying, it benefits us more than interferes with our interactions with outside agencies.
Outside agencies? Aliens?
And why do they fear Earthlings?
I’m sorry, I cannot disclose that information.
For fear it may alter the future.
Ok, then…who would you say you are closest to on the team?
Hmm, that’s a hard one. I relate to each on a certain level. As a captain I must know each of my teammates as intimately as possible. This is so I can understand my team’s strengths and weaknesses, so I can use these strengths and weaknesses to benefit my team’s success on our missions.
For example Thatcher may be one of the weakest physically and mentally, yet no one can match him with his mechanical expertise, and no one can Remote View like him.
It has been interesting. Thank you for your time Captain.
No problem whatsoever. And I will schedule appointments for each of my teammates to interview with you.