Faye's Quarters- Treading Water

Posted Feb. 21, 2021, 11:47 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) (D Grisham)

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Posted by Lieutenant Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Faye’s Quarters- Treading Water

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Faye’s Quarters- Treading Water
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The counselor nodded. “I think that’s a good idea for now. You have a lot of things to think about and a clear head will help you arrive at the solutions faster.” There was a pause before Zef continued. It was a silent cue to Faye that the work was about to begin.

“After all you’ve been through, can you tell me the most positive and most negative thing you experienced, or you associate with the situation?”

—Rollo, CNS

Well, that was certainly a loaded question to start with, but then again Faye wasn’t too surprised. Still, the answer was complicated and there were several things vying for both sides. “Funny enough the answer is the same for both: my mom being here. The whole false orders and imposter of a handler part definitely sucks and he… the fake, said some pretty terrifying things to me, but the part that keeps tipping me over the edge is her being here. I just can’t quite compute it, even though I made a deal with intelligence that they would tell me something about her and her whereabouts at some point. Of all the things that could have happened, there was no way to be prepared for her to walk through those ready room doors. And then to learn the things she told me while I was in the brig. It’s just all… too much!”

~Faye Calloway

Zef had had no idea what Faye’s answer would be, but immediately understood it once she said her mother. She nodded slowly. “You and your mother have a unique relationship. Unfortunately, Star Fleet has played a substantial role in it, leaving both of you with issues of abandonment and distrust. You can certainly work around those things, but to be successful you’ll have to face many unpleasant or misconstrued ideas you’ve carried with you most of your life.”

Faye nodded. She knew that was definitely true and the talk with her mother in the brig had certainly made that more apparent.

Feeling the ease between them, and grateful for it because there was a lot of work to be done, Zef relaxed her posture and leaned back into the couch, propping an arm along the top of it. “Think of the issues being represented by an elephant.” It was the largest animal she could think of native to Earth. “You and I, together, are going to eat that entire creature, but we’re going to do it one bite at a time. Every day we talk about you and Shara, we’ll eat until we are full and then we’ll stop until the next time.” Faye’s relationship, or lack of one, with her mother was the core of her problems. At least, that was what Zef believed at the present time.

—Rollo, CNS

“Okay,” Faye said before taking a deep breath. While the hangover was still a bit there, it had dissipated enough to not be bothersome. And it had left her strangely calm. “So where do we start then?”

~Faye Calloway

Alright, Faye was on board. “Tell me the very first time you think your mother put your well being in second place. The first time you remember her choosing something else instead of you.”

—Rollo, CNS

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