Posted by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) in Consulting deck Cerenity’s lab “call for help” ( anyone )
Posted by Civilian Cerenity (Luna’s daughter) in Consulting deck Cerenity’s lab “call for help” ( anyone )
Posted by Lieutenant Surda (Chief of Security / RTF) in Consulting deck Cerenity’s lab “call for help” ( anyone )
It was a quiet enuff morning Cerenity was happily in her little lab she had planted the four flowers Sandra had given her and looming at the slides of the plant cells under the microscope. When the shadows appeared. ” Hello, little bird. Did you think you could escape us” they said.
Cerenity stared at the corner of the room where they were. To her they appeared as a twisted mass of nonsense. ” you know you can never escape little bird.” Thay said. Cerenity burst into tears and let out a blood-curdling scream. Anyone walking by would have heard it. ” go away leave me alone she cried. Forcing herself as far back into a corner as she could. ” no one is coming to her you little bird your mother is at work and you’re all alone. ” they taunted. ” No I’m not ” she screeched at the corners where the shadows were.
Cerenity continued to cry as the shadows continued to torment her. ” someone help make it stop” she whimpered. The shadows laughed at her, ” no one is coming to help your are even human who would want a half-wiled thing like you” they said. Cerenity screeched again =/\= Computer Help please get someone to help me=/\= she whimpered.
The Computer had flagged Cerenity’s plea as a Security Request, and coming from a child, Surda had responded near instantly. She arrived in Cerenity’s lab barely 3 minutes after, calling for the girl before she even entered. “Cerenity? What’s wrong?”
” Help” Cerenity whimpered. When Surda entered the lab she would find only Cerenity curled up in the corner of the room crying. For Cerenity she could see the shadows in the opposite side of the room hear them laughing at her. ” make them go she whimpered someone help me please” she whimpered.
Surda looked towards the wall but found nothing. She frowned for a moment, shifting her weight uncertainly. “We’re leaving,” She announced to the room at large. “and no person or thing is coming with us.” She crossed to the girl and picked her up easily, holding her against her chest with one arm. Surda turned in a circle, looking for any sign of them, and still finding nothing, walked back out the door with Cerenity.
The shadows moved twords Surdar though she could not see them. ” good job little bird now we will eat this ignorant adult. ” thay said. Cerenity screeched ” No you won’t, Surda get out of her quilt they will eat you” Serenity screeched. As they left the room all Cerenity heard was the laughter of the shadows. She barred her face into Sandra’s shoulder aand cried. ” They followed me they followed me from the Viking” she said in between fits of crying.
Surda shifted again, uncertain. She might be used to things a bit more unusual than the average security officer, but invisible assailants that didn’t seem to be truly attacking anyone were somewhat outside of her usual range. “Let’s go find Miss Casela, alright?” She spoke soothingly, in the voice she always used to calm victims. “While we’re walking, can you tell me more about them?” She turned towards Casela’s office, hoping that the other woman could offer a more certain viewpoint on what had happened.
” they they are from the Viking they caught daddy and Kara” she whimpered holding on to Sandra tightly. She burst into another fight of crying. “They want to kill eveyone. Mommy Doesn’t think they are real no one believes me because they can’t see them” she whimpered. ” and its all my fault eveyone is in danger because they followed me” she cried.
Surda hummed soothingly as she thought and navigated the halls, keeping her steps even to avoid jostling the girl. “Some cultures believe only children can see certain entities. That adults have become too close-minded. Perhaps, if we can’t see them, we can find someone else who can.” She stopped outside of Casela’s office, pressing the chime with her free hand.
As Surda walked she would feal something wrap around her ankle and squeezed. ” Leave her alone” Cerenity screeched panicked that the shadows had tried to take Surda. The fealing of sumthing wrapped tightly around her ankle was gone.
There was no answer from Casela’s office. In fact, looking around Surda would notice that the deck appeared to be empty. Upon closer inspection she would see a sign on the main desk, ‘Counseling Deck Closed Today. No appointments available. In the event of an emergency Lt Synthi-er can be paged.’ Today was the staff’s mandatory down day for self care. Command had approved a scheduled day off every two weeks for the counseling staff to see to each other’s needs, in order to keep them healthy enough to help the rest of the crew. Casela could be paged using the normal comm system.
Lt Synthi-er, CNS
“Haran.” Surda cursed softly, at both the sign and the strange thing apparently stalking her. =/\=Lt. Surda to Lt. Synthi-er, we have a situation on the Counseling Deck.=/\=
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