4 Works in Kate "XO" McGregor/Jim Roth
A vicious attack sends the HMAS Hammersley to the bottom of the ocean in pieces. Some days Kate wishes that she'd never set foot on Hammersley. But most days she just wishes she'd died there too.
[LONGSHOT] 2Dads swallows the remark on his tongue about how he was really appreciating her optimism, knowing that here and now is certainly not the time. And then his XO says the five words that make him sure that the next few hours or so were going to be hell. "This. Is. All. Your. Fault."
Because I want to see Kate happy
When Mike Flynn finally takes a promotion at the urging of his boss, Commander Maxine White, and is posted to Naval Forces Command (NAVCOM) North as Maxine's Operations Manager and Chief of Staff, he is replaced by Lieutenant Commander Maddison "Maddy" Norton, a laid-back yet quietly confident Warfare Officer nine years into a life in the Navy. The transition from Mike to Maddy is complicated by personal connections and the winds of change, there is a New Generation Navy coming and Maddy must steer Hammersley through the tough times to come...
- Part 1 of Sea Patrol: Surface Warfare