STF

Officers Mess (Open)

Posted July 19, 2021, 8:22 a.m. by Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) (D Grisham)

Posted by Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Officers Mess (Open)

Posted by Chief Warrant Officer Walker Darach (Chief Operations Officer) in Officers Mess (Open)

Posted by Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Officers Mess (Open)
Now that the ship had left Event Horizon and was back to its normal assignment of exploring the Delta Quadrant, Zef and Alex couldn’t have all their meals together. It was midday when she entered the officer’s mess and chose a table that sat next to a viewport. She had some free time and planned on sitting there, drinking coffee and contemplating the universe. With the changes of the last few weeks, she had a lot to think about.

As soon as Harv saw her, he made her a cup of strong, creamy coffee and placed it in front of her. Zef smiled up, gratefully. “Thanks, Harv…I’ve been looking forward to this all day!!”

Since she’d gotten the news that she was, indeed, pregnant, the counselor had limited her caffeine intake but always had a cup at lunchtime.

—Rollo, CNS

“Can I get a cup as well Chef?” Walker said walking up behind Rollo. “Finally found a break long enough to get down here for not some replicated coffee.”

As he waited he turned towards Rollo. “Commander, how are you doing today?”

CWO Darach - COO

“I’m very well, Chief. Would you like to join me?” She gestured to the other seat at the small table and gave Harv a wink as he headed off to get another cup of joe for the WO. “I promise not to turn on my counseling super powers, so you can just relax and have a cup like I’m going to do.”

—Rollo, CNS

Walker chuckled, “I was about to say that I’m not sure I have enough time for a session right now.”

Taking the cup that Harv brought out to him, he took a first sip and let out a sigh. “Perfection as always, I’ve been needing this.” Walker paused for a second, just enjoying the taste and aroma of that first sip. After a couple of seconds he turned back towards Rollo.

“I’d be happy to join you, it would give me a chance to enjoy this cup without someone trying to blow something up around here,” he said pulling out a chair at her table and sitting down. “I hope I’m not interrupting your quiet reflection time or something Commander.”

CWO Darach

Zef chuckled, “Not at all. I’m here for the same reason you are…Harv makes the best coffee in the quadrant.” She took another sip and set the cup back down. “So, while we were at Event Horizon, did you do anything exciting?”

—Rollo, CNS

“That he does. I remember the first time I came in here and ordered a cup out of the replicator, he slapped it out of my hands so hard that it practically flew across the room. I was about to have a stiff word with him about that, that is until he put a replacement cup of his own brew in my hand. Let’s just say he was quickly forgiven after that,” Walker said with a chuckle.

“As for at Event Horizon, not this time. Nothing really jumped out to me as interesting this time around, so I let the youngin’s have liberty while I looked into the restocking for our next adventure. Plus, when you’ve been in the fleet as long as I have, all of these stops start blending together. That and I can’t drink like I used to, and keep up with the kids these days. How about you Commander?”

CWO Darach - COO

Everything that had happened with her at Event Horizon had been extremely personal so she couldn’t just lay all of that out there on the table. “Well, I had the chance to meet up with an old friend from my childhood and we got reacquainted. We hadn’t been in touch for a couple of years, so that turned out to be a wonderful opportunity. It turns out she bound herself to a man of high standing during that time.”

—Rollo, CNS

bump

“Oh, and that’s what brought her out this way? I know it’s not as remote to us as when Voyager first made her way through this area, but it’s still off the normal path,” Walker said before taking another sip of his coffee. Taking a moment to savor both the flavor, and the heat of the cup, he held the cup in his hands.

CWO Darach - COO

The answer would be more than he bargained for so Zef only told him the ‘safe’ part. “Well, like I said, she bonded herself to a man of means so they traveled with all the luxuries that are available. She wanted to see me and have her husband and I meet. It turns out he is an exceptional man; kind, caring, handsome and he’s really in love with her. The Captain met them both too.”

—Rollo, CNS

bump


Posts on USS Manhattan

In topic

Posted since


© 1991-2021 STF. Terms of Service

Version 1.12.5