Side Sim - CoS's Office

Posted Nov. 30, 2021, 12:29 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Henry Rodier (Chief of Security) (Gavin Burkhardt)

Long day? Well, not particularly. Not eat enough? No, he’d had a hearty lunch - shepherd’s pie. Henry continued going through this mental checklist, trying to justify just why he was ready for bed at four in the afternoon (well, ship’s time). But the more he thought, the less he understood, and the more his eyes drooped, until…

“Henry? Where are you? Dinnertime!” “Coming, mom!” he replied, setting down his notepad. Mara Rodier sat at the family’s kitchen table, her husband Chris unpacking a bag of take-out. Mara had a not-uncommon grease stain on her shirt, but both her and her husband were just smiles as Henry entered the room. “How’s the studying going?” his father asked. He was met with a shrug and an “Eh, chemistry’s chemistry.”

The teenager’s head perked up briefly as he remembered what day it was. “When’s Elijah getting here?” Mara looked at the door. “He said after dinner, but who knows with him. Probably got caught up looking at a particularly pretty boulder.” “Couldn’t be as pretty as this ramen,” his father tacked on, setting the food in front of his son and wife. The family ate, and Elijah eventually arrived, with indeed a particularly pretty pebble in his pocket. And, six years later, Lieutenant Junior Grade Henry Rodier sat with his head on his desk, fast asleep. And his scheduled meetings and checks rolled on, his office door wide open for passersby…

~ Lt. jr. gr. Rodier - CoS

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