Posted by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) in This Is The Way
Posted by Chief Warrant Officer Kodek Vonn (RTF Commander) in This Is The Way
There was a pause and rhe the voice said “Very well. I will assist you. Holodeck. 0500 tomorrow. Anything else?”
Casela nodded. “I’ll be there.” There was one other thing. “Don’t tell anyone. They won’t understand and will make me stop.” Normally she would say try but there was a real possibility the doc would get involved and make it stick.
Lt Synthi-er CNS
There was no discernable acknowledgment from Vonn, just a simple “Morning meditation. I fail to see how this would be a violation of doctor’s orders.”
Casela suppressed a grin. One would think that meditation would not trip anyone’s radar, but it was her after all. And she never did anything the conventional way. “Thank you Vonn. Till tomorrow morning.” She left with a respectful nod and headed back towards the counseling deck.
One good thing about being restless and recovering she was keeping odd hours. And though it drove her little family nuts her odd hours of aimless wandering meant they didn’t ask when she left so very early. At exactly 0458 the next morning Casela appeared in the corridor walking up to the holodeck doors. She pressed the controls to open the doors and stepped inside.
The doors opened into a large room with a very high ceiling and a wooden floor. A haphazard and visually unstable assortment of poles, barrels, boards, pipes, ropes, and various other implements (even an old bathtub) had been organized in a seemingly random fashion; but they allowed for a pseudo-pathway from the floor to a high loft area in the far right corner, about twenty feet off the floor she stood on. Vonn stood motionless at the first point: a wide, wooden board laying across a large steel can that laid on it’s side creating a kind of rolling teeter-totter.
The voice spoke. “The drill is simple. Move from this point to the loft. Do not use your hands, do not touch the floor, and do not fall. There are no mats. Falling will hurt. Safeties are set at ninety percent. Each day, they will decrease by two. You will practice three hours a day until you can reach the loft. I recommend mastering the course early. By day five, falling will hurt… quite a bit.”
Vonn, RTF CO
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