OOC: Just something to post on for pre-sim and get some momma rommie/daughter time!
It was 1230 hours in just after lunch, and Tel’eck had returned to the Captain’s Quarters. There Drudoc was finishing up some cleaning of the quarters from her own PADD work earlier in the day. Looking up the older Romulan mother smiled to her daughter. “..Afternoon my Bright Star. How was school this morning?” Drudoc asked.
Setting her PADD bag down, Tel’eck took to the chair across from her mother, propping her feet up on a stool and leaning back a bit. “..It was ok Mom. I was wondering if we could do something together with Sasha if you’re free this afternoon?” She asked.
Drudoc finished her organizing of her PADDs into different piles for later work and turned to her daughter. “..What did you have in mind?” Drudoc inquired.
”..Welllll I was thinking I might invite Sasha over this afternoon and this morning she and I were saying how much fun it would be to learn to pilot a shuttle? Like a real one not one on the holodeck?” She asked.
”…Mmm.. I don’t know Tel’eck, it’d be one thing for the holodeck to do that but quite another for a real shuttle..” Drudoc replied.
Huffing, the girl crossed her own arms about her chest. “..Oh come on Mom! It’s a shuttle! It’s not like something is going to happen!” She said with a faint pout and snappish tone.
”..Maybe…maybe not, you do not know what could happen. Brad’s—” Drudoc began but got interrupted.
”..Yeah his accident was the result of some fluke of science, the chance of that happening again are astronomical! I’m sure Lt Fayth could even calculate it or something! I mean that could happen on the ship here too! Even as we speak a big creepy black hole could be sneaking up to whisk us both into space!” She said flailing her fingers in a ‘spooky gesture’. Then seeming to realize how her tone might be taken she quickly added, “..I’m sorry Mom that was out of line, and I know you’re rightfully concerned with everyone’s safety. But we need to live a little! Dad wouldn’t want us stepping on glass for the rest of our life going ‘what if’. If that’s really how you feel then we should just go settle on some out of the way planet colony..” Tel’eck pointed out.
Drudoc was on one hand angry a bit at her daughter’s original ranting tone, but also once more struck by how mature she was for her age of 13 odd years. The young teenage girl did have a point, even if it was not something Drudoc wanted to hear. Sighing, “..Alright....alright let’s wait till Sasha arrives and we’ll talk it over with her parents first to get an ok from them for her and if they agree we’ll log a flight plan. But any more testy outbursts like that one and you can forget it. Got it?” Drudoc said more sternly at the end.
Smiling from ear to ear, the girl gave a double thumbs up gesture. “..I read you loud and clear Mom!” Then hopping off the chair hugged the older Romulan tightly, a gesture which Drudoc was equal in returning a second later.
Drudoc Andone CO / Tel’eck Andone Daughter
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