It's not that Mallorie isn't expecting it. While her dads have always been great at protecting them, she's never been ignorant of the scrutiny she and her siblings have been under.
Her parents are the Commander in Chief of Starfleet and the President of the United Federation of Planets; she's heard the word dynasty bandied about more than once.
Long before she'd even thought of applying to the academy.
When she does, though, it's as though someone fires a starter's pistol.
The subspace news agencies light up with stories about her history, her education, and enough speculation to make New Vegas start taking odds.
The attention is enough to make Mallorie sigh.
"I know I shouldn't be surprised," she says, handing her uncle a spanner, "but I was hoping there'd be a little less grandiose language about it all."
Trip laughs. "Well, you know how folks get about those things. There's nothing like a good story.
Daughter of two Starfleet legends growing up and following in their footsteps? It's a wonder they aren't already assigning you to the Enterprise."
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