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Brig, Day 2- Disentanglement

Posted Oct. 13, 2020, 9:30 p.m. by Civilian Vorraye Anders (Diplomatic Attache) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Brig, Day 2- Disentanglement

Posted by Lieutenant Pretha Oberon (Security Officer / CRIT Leader) in Brig, Day 2- Disentanglement

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Brig, Day 2- Disentanglement
Posted by… suppressed (2) by the Post Ghost! 👻

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=/\=Commander Shara Calloway with Starfleet Intelligence,=/\= Shara’s replied with a slight pause before she continued in a softer tone. =/\=Faye needs your help. It’s urgent. I can explain more outside the brig when you arrive. Please,=/\= she all but pleaded. Her name might ring a bell with Rollo, but it might not. Her status as Faye’s missing mother was anecdotally known to most people who dealt with Faye but this whole situation was complicated and the hardest part was they couldn’t just give it all away either. Too much depended on Faye playing this out just a little bit longer.

~Commander Shara Calloway, Starfleet Intelligence

OOC: Sorry, been dealing with a sick mom

OOC: No worries!

IC:
There was no question that she would go. Immediately. =/\=Cmdr Calloway. Let me end my current session and I’ll be right there. Give me five minutes.=/\= As soon as the channel closed, Zef returned to the seating area and apologized.

“I’m sorry, NEnsign, but there’s an emergency I must attend to. We’ll reschedule today’s appointment and dig a little deeper into your feelings about your DH. For now, keep practicing your deep breathing when they get under your skin. You don’t want to explode on them and hurt your career.”

They walked out of her office together and stopped at Dave’s desk. “You need to reschedule Porter. I have been called to the brig on an emergency. Contact me there if you need me.” Zef started to leave the outer office for the corridor. “Oh, cancel the rest of the afternoon. This might take a while.”

A few minutes later she came upon Cmdr Calloway standing in the hall outside of security. “Cmdr, I’m Zef Rollo. Tell me what you need.”

—Rollo, CNS

Under different circumstances Shara might have dissembled, but not only was there no time for games, it wouldn’t help Faye. She gestured with her head to follow her and stepped a few paces away from the two guards standing at the brig door. They didn’t need to know what was happening with Faye in this instance.

The counselor followed, understanding her desire not to be overheard.

Taking a deep breath, Calloway resigned herself to the reality she had contributed to. “I’ve been out of Faye’s life for almost twenty-five years, and while some of it we had no control over, Faye got to learn the exact reasons why that was. And she’s struggling with the reality of that situation.” She swallowed. “This is not how our reunion was ever supposed to go but I can’t guarantee anything about the future. This might have been the only opportunity for Faye to learn the truth about my whereabouts from me herself. And if there had been any other option, I would have taken it. But Faye is in the brig, Counsellor. And while others on this ship won’t know what to look for or observe, Faye is definitely being triggered by all of this. And we’re not talking about just a discomfort about being in a similar prison situation. This crew doesn’t have a clue what they actually did to her, about how they would try to confuse her sense of reality by placing her in simulations of her previous ship posting, on top of all the pain and hallucinatory states they would inflict. Faye’s way of coping was to separate herself. Which anyone could understand. But for her, with her BPD, it’s a sign she’s not okay. I just watched her dissociate, and though I was able to help her come back to reality, I’m worried that she’s not going to be able to make it through these next few hours without re-centring herself. I can’t do anymore to help her right nw. But you can. You can help her remember her coping skills so she can make it through the next few hours, because one way or another her fate will be sealed. And if she chooses not to, or is unable to fight for herself, for her future, it’s all over.”

One might think Shara was being dramatic, but she wasn’t. It wasn’t her style, nor did her immense amount of training allow for that. But she also couldn’t be objective in this situation

~Commander Shara Calloway, Starfleet Intelligence

She was quiet for a moment as she processed all the Cmdr said. Finally, she looked Calloway directly in the eyes . “I’ll do what ever I can to help Faye. I don’t believe for one moment that she’s guilty of the charges against her. I don’t know all that’s going on, but after I spend some time with her, I expect I’ll have a better idea. Anything she tells me will be covered by doctor/patient priviledge, so that might loosen her tongue. She and I were building a trusting relationship—I hope that will be enough.”

—Rollo, CNS

Pretha had waited till Shara had left and moved to the shield. She frowned to herself, steeling her anger at the woman who just left. “Calloway… I’m sorry. The Counselor is on her way. Do you want to see her? Your mo… the Commander says you need it. But I have seen enough of you to know you know what you need. If you don’t want to see her, I won’t let her in except to make sure you aren’t going to hurt yourself. Then I’ll make her leave.” Her voice dropped to a more calm and personal tone. “Faye, you tell me what you want. I’ll do my best to make it happen in whatever capacity I can.”

She new what the woman wanted most of all was for ‘all this’ to be over. Something she couldn’t give her. But if she didn’t want to see the Counselor, she’d keep it short enough to prove her mother hadn’t compromised her safety, then she’d have the woman leave.

Pretha
CRIT Ldr

OOC: How does Pretha know the Cmdr called the counselor? It was done in the corridor wasn’t it?

D…

((Shara said on her way out she was calling her))


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