Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted March 18, 2019, 6:49 a.m. by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) (Nathan Derricutt)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Commander Jade Jones (FIrst Officer) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Alex Lorien in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lissan Zenobia (Counselor) in Pre-Sim: Arrival to the Memorial
It was difficult to pay any attention to the people around you, when your mind was preoccupied by the visual euphoria granted by space. Majesties forged by the hellish temperatures of the universe’s scalding cauldron dare snag the attention of any way-going vagabond and thereby reflecting the colourful plumes of gas and visible light off of the subtle glaze of the encaptured’s eye.

It was a sight often trivialized by the century, a growing deppreciation for the Galaxy’s beauty replacing the wanderlust once filling the minds of every creature who ever thought of space. To them, it had become normal and therefore had begun to lose the enigma that once drew men to the stars, searching for the answers they couldn’t receive on their homeworlds.

It fascinated her, not the depreciation of the universe around them, but the way the mind led itself to such a state. Zenobia was not the kind of woman to romanticise the stars, nor did she find their beauty any less captivating than the next. Although, she did appreciate them, if not only for the reason she had been granted the right to see them, when many sharing her blood could only imagine what wonders they might hold. In a way, she was lucky. One difference in her genetic structure, perhaps a different allele chosen, and she may have been just as blind as any other Aenar. In her mind, that was not to be taken lightly.

Although, her attention to the stars and the philosophy behind them was drawn to a close, stolen by the pilot of the Shuttlecraft. She could not hear what he was saying, albeit his words were as clear as day. “We’re coming upon the Memorial, Lieutenant.” He informed, his voice distinctly human. “You might want to gather your things.”

“Of course. Thank you, pilot.” Zenobia tore her gaze from the adjacent window, nodding to the middle-aged pilot. A small smile came to dress her minty features, offering a sense of warmth otherwise dispresent about her icy appearance. She was glad to see the discomfort had faded from his gaze, it having previously undermined his words. Although she could not blame him, with her lack of a true voice beyond what the transmitter spoke, it still comforted her to know he wasn’t as freaked out by it any longer.

Minutes passed as the small shuttle pulled into the shuttlebay, planting itself down in a free area. Rising to her feet, once given the okay, she waved to the pilot, thanking him for the trip. Her mind, while distracted by thoughts of what needed to be done, maintained an almost frivolous excitement. Adjusting the hem of her uniform, the young lieutenant stepped from the craft, heading for the bay doors.

Having previously been assigned to a Starbase, Zenobia was.. anxious, to say the least, to return to work on a ship. She wasn’t sure what it was, but life seemed to move slower when your workplace was stationary. Smiling at the thought, she slipped into the halls, glancing down at her PaDD for any indication of where her quarters were.

Dr. Lissan
Counselor

OOC: Great first post! My character is a Betazoid without telepathy and hates other telepaths so … should be interesting. He just arrived on the ship and was relieved there was no counsellor. Guess that’ll change!

Kudos!

Alex

OOC: Ooh! I’m excited to see their interactions! It’ll be interesting, especially since Lissan’s communication is based on telepathy.

  • Trin

    Jade was doing her usual rounds when she noticed a new face looking down at the padd. She recognised the person as Doctor Lissan the new Counsellor. seeing that she looked a little lost Jade went over to her. “Senior officers quarters are on deck three, your’s are in section 4b. would you like me to take you to them?” Jade asked kindly and warmly.

    Cmdr Jones (XO)

At the precense of a new person, Lissan rose her head to catch a glimpse of who had come to join her. Warmth radiated from the woman, a feeling she hadn’t particularly expected from someone of her rank. Offering a smile, Lissan nodded. “That would be great, Commander, thank you.”

Dr. Lissan
CNS

Jade shook her head slightly that was going to get some used to. Having someone talk directly into her mind. “No problem follow me” she said as she indicated towards the turbo lift. As Jade walked the NEs parted ways, Jade smiled at them and tanked each one in turn her British accent shinning through. Once they reached the lift jade gave it it’s order and the lift zoomed off “I hope you are looking forward to serving with us. As the counselor we would like you to attend all the senior officer briefings and i may come to you every now and then. I’ve learnt that one of the best things at a commander disposal is the ships counselor. you can gauge the ship far better then i can, and I’ve found Counselors seem to have a far broader insight into a situation.

Cmdr Jones (XO)

OOC: Just to clarify, she actually speaks through a transmitter which turns her thoughts into words, which is why I use the italics. Sorry about the confusion! :D

IC: “A crew is at the disposal of its commanding officers. It seems only fit you would utilise us once in awhile.” Lissan spoke with a light grin dancing across her mint lips. Her antennae, perched high upon her forehead, seemed to move in a relaxed state, insinuating her calm. “I see no reason not to attend those meetings; of course, Commander.” She understood the importance of being present at such briefings, even if she wasn’t an actual DH like the rest of the senior staff. “If you don’t mind me asking: how do you view this ship and her crew?

Dr. Lissan
CNS

Jade thought for a moment “They’re a good crew, one or two over eager ensigns but it’s their first posting outside of the academy. so that’s to be expected. I have had no issues with any of them, aside form one or two small altercations but nothing huge. As for the Memorial, she’s a fine ship never let us down yet. However you might find she isn’t always willing to be helpful. we have an AI system in place so she can be a little wild sometimes. However most of the time everything is fine.” Jade said truthfully

Cmdr Jones (XO)

Lissan considered her words, smiling at her mention of the overly eager Ensigns. “We all had at least a moment when we were in their shoes. Their eagerness may be an irritant, but it does show their compassion for the job.” Zenobia had always been amused by the whimsical Ensigns, especially those who wanted nothing more than to prove they could handle the job. There was something about youth that festered that need to prove oneself, but as age grew, so did the realisation of how foolish that had been. “Alas, what ship does not have a sarcastic LCARS, a sassy AI, or some kind of machine with an attitude?” She smiled, “How do you feel aboard the Memorial? Are you happy?

Dr. Lissan
CNS

Jade nodded “For the most part. However most of my career i have had my daughter with me. However when i was assigned to the memorial, we decided it would be safer for her to stay on earth with my mother and father. Some does I’m really busy and i don;t notice she’s gone. However i find my self some days missing her deeply. We talk every week but it still doesn’t make up for not seeing her everyday.” She said truthfully.

Cmdr Jones (XO)

She is a very lucky girl to have a mother who cares so deeply for her.” There was an earnest tone to her voice, “You have every right to miss your child, she is as much as part of you as you are, her.” She paused, choosing a happier subject. “What is she like? I have no doubt she’s kind, like her Mama?

Dr. Lissan
CNS

“Oh, she is but she has her fathers fire. She’s smart to and loves to paint. I’m so very proud of her. She seems to have the ability to make friends anywhere and with anyone. Growing up on ships and outposts, she developed a fantastic memory after a few days on a new ship she would know the layout far better then me. Even thought she didn’t have many children to play with growing up, she still found a way to enjoy her childhood.” Jade sad with a bright smile it was clear she was proud of her daughter, however there was a flicker of sadness in her eyes, like she felt a piece was missing form Mia’s childhood, and she was right.

Cmdr Jones (XO)

An artist? My! You’ll have to bring a few pictures of her work at some point.” Lissan smiled, studying Jade for a second. It was obvious the pride and love she held for her daughter, the light in her gaze unmistakably maternal. It tugged at the strings of her heart to know mother and daughter were separated by light-years of space, with only transmissions and brief communiques as contact. She had no doubt it was difficult on them both. “Children are resilient, and they adapt like no other. It is impressive how incredible their minds and their hearts are– so open and free to change and whatever the world throws at them. Your girl is going to grow up to be a fine young woman, especially with you behind her– whether beside her or light-years in the distance.” Zenobia spoke softly, noticing the sadness pillowing in her eyes. “Being a parent in Starfleet is difficult, and I don’t begin to claim I understand. But from how it sounds, you’re doing a great job.

Dr. Lissan
CNS

Jade smiled “Thank you” she said happily. Just the the lift stopped and Jade steeped out. “This is deck three, this is where the senior officers quarters are located. Yours is just down the way a little” she said as she started to walk “I understand you where stationed on a star base before coming here. How did you find it?” Jade asked.

Cmdr Jones (XO)

<BUMP>

It was.. different. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but stationary assignments really aren’t my cup of tea.” Lissan thought back to her time on the station, specifically the face of the public nusiance who would visit her several times a week just to get out of his shift. “Life seems much slower on a starbase, especially when you go through the same routine each an everyday. Sure, there are still orders and missions, like any other Starfleet establishment. But it just seems..” Lissan shrugged her shoulders, proving she wasn’t the best at explaining anything personal to her. “I’m not sure how to explain it. Mundane, I guess? Regardless of that, it was nice to spend some time with the station’s children. You wouldn’t imagine some of the big personalities on those kiddos.

Dr. Lissan
CNS

“Oh i think i have an idea. If the kids on the ark angel where anything to go by. It’s funny, they have so much energy and enthusiasm. it’s a shame many of us lose that as we age.” Jade said as they arrived at a door. “This is your quarters”. She said as she walked in. the room was of a decent size but only furnished with standard federation equipment.

“You can change things as you see fit” she added.

Cmdr Jones (XO)

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