Thrakar K'Zin looked all around to take in all of Starbase 118's interior. The size of the place was staggering. He thought back to one of his last Engineering courses at Starfleet Academy before he switched to Security, where the professor had referred to a certain class of structures as "Big Dumb Objects". Starbase 118 fit the description of a BDO perfectly. The Commercial Sector was an exercise for all of the Caitian's senses. The sounds and smells of all the various sentients milling around would have been sensory overload of most humanoids, but for K'Zin it was incredibly exciting, a promise of the variety of adventures ahead of him. True, he missed his family, his parents and littermates. He was the only one of their family to feel the attraction of space, the "final frontier" as a teacher had once described it. The decision to work in space wasn't that bad for his family, but choosing Starfleet had been a bit of a shock. He had a choice to make those years ago, be a big male in a small pride in the Ferasa Defense Force, or leave everything behind and join Starfleet. The thrill of the unknown had been too strong to resist, so despite his family's admonitions, off he went. And now, here he was. He briefly saw his future unfold before him. What would his next step be?