“Gentlemen, the 4th Light has faced some grim situations in the past. I’ll be honest, there have been times when my confidence was shaken. This is one of those times. However, the Universe provides hope when you most need it.”
“That, my friends…” Donovan motions their attention to Tetra, recognizing that same introverted demeanor from his not-so-distant youth.
“She and the other new officers are the future of the 4th Light, and that fills me with great hope.”
Donovan calls out to the Ensign, “Tetra! Plenty of room here! Come! Sit! These people have already heard most of my stories multiple times. You’re a new audience, and you have stories of your own.”
“Now, where were we? Ah, yes! A toast! To the 4th Light… best damn Division in the Fleet! And to her future!”
Donovan’s confidence was only half-feigned. This is our strength. This is how we make it through.