Spoilers: Spoilers for end of season nine.
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Author's Note: This was written for the 2004 Chaz Awards Drabble Category. Since voting is over, I think it's safe to post it now. :-) More entries to follow shortly.
She closed the door and sat at her desk, still in shock.
Retiring. Admiral Chegwidden was actually retiring.
She knew that there would be no changing his mind this time. Every time he had brought up the subject of retirement in the past, she had convinced him to stay. She had convinced him that they still needed his guidance.
But he had made a decision, and there was no turning back. He had already submitted his request to the SecNav.
Her world was about to turn upside-down. Again.
She turned to her computer and began typing a request for transfer.