Posted by Lieutenant Eshrallias zh’Vheris (Chief Science Officer) in Counselor’s Office: Cadet Kanto psych eval
Posted by Cadet Kanto (Scientist) in Counselor’s Office: Cadet Kanto psych eval
Kanto was not looking forward to this. With the pains he was feeling, it was possible that they were psychological in nature. If they were, then the counselor would be able to read him like an open book, as the humans say. According to the ship manifest, the counselor was a Denobulan. That was intriguing, and it relieved him a little. Since she wasn’t an empath, she would not be able to feel the conflict within him.
As he approached the door, Kanto stood up straight, and tried to appear stoic. He tapped the chime.
“Cadet Kanto, reporting for psychological evaluation in respect to his duties aboard the USS Endeavour.”
“Come in!” A sonorous voice broke through the silence which momentarily followed his brief report. Within seconds, the door would hiss open, revealing the quaint office of a scientist.
At the back of the room, there was a large desk, two chairs situated before the immense surface, which bore holographic images of the Dovarian Nebula, something this particular scientist held close to her heart. There were several small artifacts of the Andorian people, but the most prominent was a glass framed blade, curved in the characteristic ‘u’ of the prominent weapon of their society. Dwelling beyond that small area, the walls seemed to be adorned by several different pictures, ranging from the anatomical structure of a Vulan Sehlat, to the Andorian Blue Ribbon she held framed below an image of a group of seven Starfleet scientists. Beyond those few trinkets, her office was standard and almost bland, if one didn’t know the story behind it.
Sitting behind that desk, a large Andoria sat, writing up a report upon a PaDD. She bore a lean, athletic structure, snowy hair pulled back into the proper do. Pale eyes, born with the indifference of her people, seemed focussed upon the PaDD beneath her. When Kanto entered, however, she rose her head, the intensity of her gaze falling upon him.
“Cadet, please, have a seat.” She rose to a staggering height for a woman, “I am Lieutenant Eshrallias Vheris; you may call me Lieutenant Eshrallias,” She wanted to clarify her last name, due to its formation. “Welcome to the Endeavour.”
As Kanto moved toward the seat, his gaze went from the Andorian counselor to the Sehlat anatomy. It was an interesting choice, no doubt included because of its nature to help Vulcans feel at ease in a situation where they normally wouldn’t be. Talking about one’s feelings just wasn’t done on Vulcan. The cadet decided that he would indulge the lieutenant, and engage in the custom of “small talk.”
“Thank you, Lieutenant Eshrallias,” he said, then pointed to the Sehlat. “Their fangs are usually two inches longer than most anatomical depictions would suggest, you know.”
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