Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

Posted July 29, 2021, 3:36 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Si'Rek (Chief Operations Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

Posted by Civilian Micah Pikelsimer (Federation Security Agent) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home
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The comms connected and Micah could tell Faye was not happy to see his face. It… hurt him a little… and that surprised him, but he kept his face passive. Micah looked at her and smiled a knowing smile. He took a breath and said “Hey. How are you holding up?”


“You’re all doing in my head right now. You get that, right?” Faye said as she sank back into the chair at the desk. Tess immediately jumped up, her fluffy tail blocking Micah’s view for a moment.

Faye braced her elbows on the desk and spread her hands out, looking off elsewhere. She shook her head, not trusting her words right now.


Micah chuckled understandingly. “Yeah… I can certainly see that.” and he watched as the cat settled. “Well, know you aren’t the only one. I was still nursing one helluva hangover and the fact I woke up married when your ma sprung the news on me. So I get where you’re coming from, really.” and he trailed off as he moved closer to the comm viewer.

Faye snorted.

“She’s really nice, your sister. And I dug through everything on her, trust me. But she’s… she’s nice. No Faye for sure, …” he said with a grin and a touch of affection, “… but ok in her own right. I think you two’d get along really well, actually. She’s… she’s excited to meet you. Scared as all hell.... probably didn’t help when I said I had a plan on killin’ her if she turned out to be a fake…” and he winked, “… but she’s got the same backbone you and your mom have. And Sha is more off-kilter and floundering than I’ve ever seen her.” He paused and looked at her for a moment.

“She sure could use a familiar face to help ground her, Faye. Help her move past the fear and shame she’s feelin’.”


Faye shook her head slightly, disbelief etched in her features. “I don’t know what you expect me to say or do. I’m barely holding it together here and the reality is that you know her better than I do. She and I… we’ve never had that close of a relationship. Sure, she’s opened up to me more recently than she ever had before, but this isn’t the norm, Micah,” she said, testing out his first name for the first time. “I’m still trying to figure out who she is, and now there is all this other stuff. We’ve only just begun to work through old stuff. We haven’t even touched the big argument yet, and I know it’s because things are still fragile and I wasn’t in a good space for it.”

Faye shook her head. “Did she tell you? I bet she didn’t.” Faye gazed off to the side again, but this time looking away from Alex. “She left. She left Tracken to go help out that other Maquis cell upgrade their computer protocols after we got some info about new Cardassian improvements. I begged her not to go. My gut said that separating us just then was a bad idea. And oh we fought about it. But she made it clear that I had no say in it and left. Fine. But my dad did the same thing even if it was a bit different. And in the end I was left on my own. And so help me if you give me some bullshit about the past being the past I will end this call. The past doesn’t stop having its say until you deal with it. Clearly, or else we wouldn’t be having this call right now.,” she said with irritation as she looked back at Micah, doing her best to disguise the hurt. “I’m sorry that I can’t just jump up and down and make her feel great about it all, but she’s been holding back on me my entire life. So forgive me if I’m cautious as I try to figure out who that woman is and how I…” Faye shook her head. She was too confused right now but the one thing she did know was that she was tired of being pushed to the side for ‘the greater good’.


Micah nodded. “I get it hun. I really do. And I know you are probably still pissed and hurt she left ya… as you have every right to be. And I ain’t askin ya to make it all better or make her feel good about her past… that ain’t on you, that’s on her. But she is tryin, Faye. I’m just asking for you to give her a chance to tell ya about the stuff she’s carryin’. Maybe help her shoulder some ‘a that weight like she’s tryin’ to do for you.” He took a deep breath. “And the past ain’t just the past… it sets up our future. Choices we make now build bridges in the future… or burns ‘em down. I just know you and her need one another. Maybe not in the same way, maybe not at the same time. But she stood by you when you talked about your past that she missed… I just don’t want you to miss your chance to do the same is all.”

“And listen… I know this ain’t pretty or perfect. Far from it. But she loves you, Faye. Not sayin’ that to guilt ya into anything, either. Just a reminder that some things are more important than some other things. You got a shot at bringing your family back in from the cold. Don’t lose it ‘cause your pissed, ok?” He slid back as if to close the comms, but paused and looked back at her.

“I ain’t your dad… but I’m proud of you like I am. Be good. Make sure you tell Cochrane I know he was listening. Talk to ya soon.” and he winked at her and the comms went dark.


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