STF

Brig- Full Circles

Posted April 14, 2021, 9:02 a.m. by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Lieutenant Luke Wyatt (Chief of Security) in Brig- Full Circles

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Brig- Full Circles

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Brig- Full Circles
Posted by… suppressed (3) by the Post Ghost! 👻

(snip)

Faye was waiting for him in the corridor, her expression inquisitive. She normally would just leap right into whatever she had sitting in her head, but this time she just waited to see what his reaction was.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Cochrane came through and exhaled slowly and then leaned against the far bulkhead and folded his arms on his chest. “Well? Get what you needed?” he asked.

Cochrane, CO

Late to the party having been informed of their presence Luke had decided to just make sure nobody was going to turn up with any bruises, “I’d ask but I’ve turned a new leaf and I know better.” He smiled and echoed the Captain, “I hope you got what you needed.” He flicked his wrist to tell the two brig officer to leave them and maintain their post inside the brig.

  • Lt Luke Wyatt, CoS

Cochrane nodded to the Security Chief. “Mr. Wyatt.” he said with the nod. Their interactions since the holodeck had been limited wholly to brief and coldly professional meetings. Those meetings were kept short and ended abruptly; but whether or not that was Alex or Luke’s doing was hard to tell… but probably closer to both.

Cochrane, CO

Faye’s flicked between the two men and while there was a small detectable amount of tension present, this time it wasn’t coming from Faye. It was strange to be so calm. “I run and hide. It’s been my MO my whole life since the Dominion destroyed Tracken. As much as I’ve fought, people, the past, myself, it was a diversion tactic. I’ve been running away so long that it became unbearable to sit still and sit with myself. But there’s no running anymore. Not from this,” she said gesturing to the brig and the prisoner on the other side of the doors.” She shifted her gaze to Luke, whom she hadn’t seen since their… whatever you wanted to call it in the garden. “I said before there is a difference between running away and choosing to walk away. There’s also a difference between freezing and choosing to stay still with the discomfort. It’s messy right now, but I’m figuring out the nuance of it all.” With a smirk, she flicked her gaze back to Alex. “I’ve never been particular good with nuance but it’s proving to be a useful thing lately.”

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Cochrane gave her a small smile. “The Universe isn’t black and white, Lieutenant. No matter how much we try to make it that way. There is always a lot of gray we have to contend with. But I think you are headed the right direction.” and he nodded once at her, then looked at Luke. “Lieutenant.” and he nodded once and turned and walked down the passageway and around the bend.

Cochrane, CO

“Captain” Luke nodded watching him leave realising now he was alone with Faye. “Well I hope you’re doing well Lieutenant, I hope you have a good day.” His words seemed stretched and forced not because he didn’t mean them but because in a way he had so much more to say, but just didn’t know how to say it anymore, besides it would appear the Captain still had a chip on his shoulder. Luke went to leave.

  • Lt Luke Wyatt CoS

“I’m sorry,” Faye called out. Maybe he’d keep walking away but Faye kept talking in hoped he’d stay. She had been honest that she was done running and hiding.

“I never meant to hurt you, but the moment I went down that path with you it was inevitable. Things are happening for me Luke.” She shook her head . “Some of it is very difficult and it’s not anything anyone can do for me. I was wrong to say we couldn’t be friends, but I wasn’t sure you could step back and give me space. I still don’t know if you can, but … as someone who knows how hard working through trauma I think you know that it’s often messy. And so very hard. I need people to be patient with me. I’m doing the work but it takes time”

~Faye Calloway


Posts on USS Manhattan

In topic

Posted since


© 1991-2021 STF. Terms of Service

Version 1.12.5