Please do note that english is my second language so any corrections are welcome if given in a constructive manner, also the first chapters are probably gonna be mostly character stuff and thus somewhat slower.
The preciding JAG officer was a male vulcan admiral whose name Shimon couldn't remember at this moment and since this was wartime the standard introductry speeches had been skipped, the vulcan judge was looked as his PADD and then spoke, "this is the review of the displine actions again lieutenant James Franklin Jackson for actions unbecoming of a starfleet officer"
" 'unbecoming of starfleet officer', that was an understatement" Shimon thought, Lieutenant Jackson had forced female crewmembers to perform sexual favors for him and used his father's position to get away with that and the fact that he was constantly leaving his post on board the Helsinki for no good reason, you didn't leave your post to have a drink at the officers mess hall when on duty, how Shimon had managed to give him just 10 days of being confinied to quaters and reduction in rank to Ensign mystified her. Admiral Jackson had tried to imtimidate Shimon into giving his son a free pass, but it didn't work since dispite being stationed at Starfleet command Jackson was just a rear admiral (lower half) and Shimon held the rank of Vice Admiral even if her current assignment was more like that of captain then a fleet commander
The judge adressed the proceding again "will the defence prepesent their argument as to why is court should overrule the disipline actions against lieutenant Jackson"
Shimon was raised to not judge a book by it's covers but admiral Jackson looked exactly like the entitled scum who would more conserned about making sure his son could run the ship he stationed as like personal plesure yath even though he was not even close to being the commander, then about making sure that rules of Starfleet were obeyed, when Admiral Jackson adressed the court he used a arrogant tone of a man sure he had already won.
"Friends, we all know why this woman has gotten her rank and position, I mean look at her could there be any other way for achivive that and now that she's faced with a real man she tries to destroy my son's career out of jelousy"
"Admiral Jackson do you have any evidence for the accusation that Lieutenant Jackson was in any way treated differently?" the judge asked
"Isn't my word enough?" came the reply
Shimon took a deep breath trying to not show her anger, while why she had her current position and rank was clear it wasn't what this scum had implied, indeed it had nothing to do that she was female and reasonly attractive. her meteoric rise thru the ranks had raised some dout, most of it was asking in she was experienced enough for the stress of a flag rank and not her gender, indeed the implications in Admiral Jackson's words were disrespecting the memory of every single one of the friends Shimon had lost.
The Judge seem to agree as though he betrayed no emotion in his words the look he gave admiral Jackson was pure hatred "The United Federation of Planets and by extension Starfleet is founded on the princible of equality, as the defense has no evidence for their accusations, I find their logic to be insuffient to repel the orginal disipline actions. do you wish to add anything admiral Shimon".
"I have nothing to add" Shimon stated
the Judge look at his PADD again "Admiral Jackson, Admiral Riker wishes to discus your involvement in this matter, he told me that you should report to his office as soon as we're done here , this review is over then, live long and prosper"