Fandom: Babylon 5
Drabble for: owlmoose
The airlock door opened. Boot heels pounded the deck. "Captain Susan Ivanova, Earth Force, reporting for—"
"'God sent you'?"
"—shipyard tour of the EAS Titans." Dropping the crisp salute, she thrust out a hand towards the unsmiling officer. "Commander Berensen. Pleased to meet you."
He stared at her, then shook hands.
"General Leftcourt did not mention where you'd earned that Purple Star. I'm impressed. Not many came out of that battle." Her voice roughened. "On either side."
He exhaled. "We both need a fresh start, Captain."
"Agreed." Her ramrod posture relaxed. "The ship?"
"Ready for your inspection, Captain. This way."
Note: Cmdr. William Berensen is from "Hidden Agendas" short story by JMS. So he's canon. I donno anything about him except this, which suggests that Ivanova comes to trust him fairly quickly.