Posted July 26, 2021, 11:31 a.m. by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in Gadi’s Quarters
Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Gadi’s Quarters
Bethany started laughing. “It’s YOU!” She chuckled, and then drowned it in coffee. “No the hours don’t bother me. It’s just different, ya know. I’m in a room with two access points. It’s just…different. Don’t change your routine for me. Honestly, I’ll probably deal with it better knowing it’s you. I doubt much would get past either of us into the other’s room. I mean I know we’re on a ship with security and all that, but old habits.”
Shara chuckled. “Indeed. As comfortable as the small ship feels to me, it’s much harder to hide things. People are nosy creatures and so we can forget keeping secrets for too long, though I will bust out techniques if I have to,” she said with a grin as she settled into a chair. “But seriously, my nighttime showers are not so much routine and a coping strategy. Nightmares. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.” She was open about the PTSD, and this was just a facet of it.
Commander Calloway, CIO
Bethany rolled her shoulders, stretching a bit. “By all means, if it helps, even if only sometimes, don’t stop on my account. We are nothing if not adaptable, right?” Bethany was mulling over something, and finally decided to just bite the bullet as her mom would say. “Alright so I’m not askin’ for details, secrets, clearances, and all that. Just your opinion. After the staff meeting yesterday I wanted ta ask. This Pikelsimer fella, you obviously have had dealings of some kind with him. Can he be trusted? We all have our orders and objectives and some times they donna mesh. But he’s obviously good at what he does or he wouldna be the age he is. Which mean I’m not likely ta need to drag his butt out of the fire for something stupid. My gut tells me yes, but figured I’d ask.”
“Micah’s good, solid,” Shara said without hesitation. “The man is a hero in every sense of the word, but would most likely shoot you if you tried to say it to his face. You can trust him,” she said, trying the mask the smile that wanted so desperately to escape. She sipped her coffee, hiding that temptation. He would be a steadying influence as things unfolded on this ship but she wasn’t yet sure how it would all shake out. After all, they knew better than to hold on too tightly. That would just drive the other away.
Commander Calloway, CIO
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