Posted July 29, 2021, 11:32 a.m. by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)
Posted by Civilian Micah Pikelsimer (Federation Security Agent) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home
Micah finished up with the dishes and looked out the front windows at Vanessa. Hands in his pockets, he chewed his bottom lip. “Tell ya what…” and he looked back at Nadine. “You know how to make coffee? Real coffee, not replicated? If so, everything ya need is in that cupboard by the stove. Get a pot on, if you would. If not, I’ll do it when we come back. Make yourself ta home. I’m gonna go check on Sha.” and he walked out the front door.
“Okay,” Nadine said. Coffee wasn’t a problem, and while she was exceedingly curious about what call Shara had to make, she could make a few guesses, but also she understood that even if this was ultimately good, she was the interloper here, even if Micah had been the one to seek her out. She understood that she was shaking a whole lot of dynamics up and they were going to have to process it all.
A few moments later, he put an arm around his wife and said “Easy, wife… easy… its gonna be ok. It will. Just give it some time. This is just the first day… gonna take some adjustments on all our parts to get this worked out. Shhhh…” and he rocked her gently.
Shara turned into Micah, and her sobs became audible, as if she didn’t dare let the full force of her emotions out while she was on her own. Safe in the arms of her husband, Shara broke down. And it wasn’t pretty. All the years of repressed emotions around the subject of her first child and she was once again feeling it all. But more than that was that look on Faye’s face. She had hurt her, terribly and there was nothing she could do or say to fix that. And all she could do was hope she hadn’t broke her daughter the way she had broken herself.
But Nadine was still inside. Damn it all to hell! She had to pull herself together, but it was so hard. She hadn’t felt like this since that time on Voyager when the loss of Tracken, and therefore Faye and Edward, had finally hit her. This wasn’t so different, but at least she was still amongst loved ones. “I hurt her,” Shara said between sobs. “I never meant to.”
~Shara & Nadine
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