Lieutenant Victoria Cross
Name Victoria Hayley Cross
Position Assistant Chief Operations Officer
- 2 Mission Posts
Wed Aug 30th, 2023 @ 2:17am
|Birthplace||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Physical Description||Standing tall at an impressive 6 feet 4 inches, she possesses a statuesque presence that commands attention wherever she goes. With a svelte and elegant figure, she carries her 145 pounds with grace and confidence. Her hair is short and blonde of color, and her blue eyes are analytical and shine with a natural confidence.
|Spouse||T'Kass of Vulcan, Schoolteacher|
|Father||Captain Edwin Cross, deceased|
|Mother||Julia Cross, marine biologist|
|Other Family||Sovak, Professor of Stellar Cartographic Studies at the Vulcan Science Academy, Father In Law
T'Pim, Earth Studies anthropologist, mother in law
Savenk, monk, brother-in-law
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Victoria is an ambitious, hard working example of a Starfleet officer. She's detail oriented and enthusiastically enjoys her job. She's highly social and enjoys dividing her time and pursuing hobbies and new experiences, so if one were to use a word, she's got an adventurous personality.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Victoria is an excellent worker, dutiful and diligent, though her work ethic sometimes means she struggles with a work/life balance. She is chasing her father's legacy, and tries to be a good leaded and the idealized Starfleet officer, but she's also processing her fathers passing and may very well be trying to be like a man she barely knew.|
|Ambitions||Victoria wants, eventually, to become an Executive Officer, and Captain, if it's in the cards.
She wants to grow old with T'Kass and eventually have a gaggle of kids with pointed ears.
|Hobbies & Interests||Writing, dancing, hiking, swimming, holodeck acting, surfing, just to name a few.
Her interests include reading through old history books of bygone eras, such as the era of the Early Federation or the life of Zephram Cochrane. She's also a dabbler in playing the violin.
|Personal History||Born in 2368 in Brisbane, Australia, Victoria Cross is the only child of Edwin and Julia Cross, a Starfleet Captain and marine biologist, respectively.
Edwin, the captain of the USS Grant, an Akira-Class starship, gained numerous accolades and honors in his career of service, with some rumor of him being put on the track for the rank of Admiral until the Grant was tragically destroyed during the Dominion War in 2373. This loss deeply impacted young Victoria, who grew up resenting his absence.
As she matured into a young adult, Victoria's quest for meaning and self-discovery propelled her on a transformative galactic backpacking journey across various Federation worlds. It was during this odyssey that her path converged with two significant individuals: T'Kass, a Vulcan, and Adam Grant, a fellow human traveler of the same age.
In the year 2388, Victoria found herself on Vulcan, where she crossed paths with T'Kass, a poised and enigmatic Vulcan Academy student. Alongside T'Kass, fate introduced her to Adam Grant, an equally adventurous fellow traveler who shared their age and thirst for exploration. A complex dynamic emerged, resulting in a delicate love triangle that unfolded over a summer.
Yet, as the days passed, the bond between Victoria and T'Kass grew stronger, their connection transcending the surface-level complexities of the love triangle. With understanding and respect, Adam gracefully bowed out of the courtship, allowing Victoria and T'Kass to explore their deepening emotions without impediment.
It was T'Kass, with her logical and steadfast Vulcan nature, who played a profound role in Victoria's life during this pivotal time. T'Kass became Victoria's anchor, providing unwavering support and guiding her through the labyrinth of emotions triggered by the lingering grief of her father's untimely demise. With T'Kass as her steadfast companion, Victoria discovered newfound strength and resilience, empowering her to confront her inner struggles and embark on a path of healing and self-discovery.
T'Kass and Victoria pledged to marry and lived together on Vulcan for two years.
Inspired by her experiences and newfound resilience, Victoria decided to join Starfleet and enrolled in Starfleet Academy in 2390, aiming to follow in her father's footsteps at long last. In 2392, after marrying T'Kass at the scenic Fire Cliffs, Victoria returned to Earth to pursue her training.
Victoria excelled in her Enlisted Officer courses at Starfleet Academy, demonstrating exceptional skills and determination. After completing her training in 2394, she enlisted in a five-year mission as an ensign for the USS Rendlesham, a Voyager Class, embracing the challenges and responsibilities that came with her role.
Living aboard the vessel with her new wife, Victoria showed exemplary work effort and skill as an Operations Officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade in 2397 and eventually Lieutenant in 2399 during her departure from the mission after a difficult mission studying black hole and quasar XTE J1118+480. Victoria and T'Kass secured a home in Brisbane, with T'Kass getting a job as a children's school teacher.
The two lived a blissful married life for a year; Victoria taught T'Kass about Earth customs and got her 'hooked' on local sports, notably the Brisbane Blasts, the local soccer team.
Victoria decently took a commission for the USS Sojourner. The departure caused some friction between her and her wife, but they endeavor to make it work.
|Service Record||2390-2394 - Cadet, Starfleet Academy, San Francisco
- Advanced Starship Systems
- Logistical Command
- Sensor Array Oversight
2394-2399: Ops Officer, USS Rendlesham NCC 122680