Calloway's Quarters- Mentoring in All Forms

Posted July 20, 2021, 12:01 p.m. by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Calloway’s Quarters- Mentoring in All Forms

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Calloway’s Quarters- Mentoring in All Forms

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Her eyes took him in and Faye simply nodded. “You’re the captain,” she said softly.

Packing up her stuff, they moved to her quarters. Tess immediately hopped off the dining table and greeted them with a chirped meow. “Hey Sweetheart!” Faye said, stooping to scratch behind her ears. “But don’t think I missed you being on the table. You know better little miss.” Despite the lecture, Tess just wove her way through Faye’s legs and moved over to greet Alex. “it’s like having a kid,” Faye muttered, despite her smile.

“More coffee?” Faye asked Alex as she set herself down and moved to the replicator.


Alex nodded and took a seat. Tess jumped onto the arm of the chair and mewed at Alex, who obliged by scratching her head and then down her back. Tess paused and then looked at Alex, her head cocked to the side. She then moved to his lap, put her front paws on his chest and began kneading gently and bumping the top of her head against the bottom of his chin… what she did to ground Faye when she started to get overwhelmed.


Replicating a mug of coffee each, Faye moved over to the sofa and set his mug on the coffee table. “You know, I don’t need to be an empath- I’ve got a cat for that. What gives, my friend?” She planted her foot on the edge of the sofa and braced her arm on her knee.


Alex petted Tess for a moment until he sat her on the floor. He picked up the coffee, took a sip, sat back and looked at Faye, and took a deep breath.

“Zef is pregnant. And no… not by me. It’s.... complicated.” he said flatly.


Whatever she expected him to say that was not it and Faye barely managed not to spew her coffee. Instead it made her gulp down a rather large amount and it burned on the way down. Blinking, she coughed once and then stared at Alex. “Come again?” Complicated was probably an understatement. They were still together, so whatever happened had broken them up, but she knew he wasn’t thrilled about the whole thing.


“She’s pregnant, Faye. Gonna have another man’s kid. Apparently in the Bajeen culture, if someone wants a child but can’t have one, they use surrogates… but not in the way humans have typically done so. Its more a… a … business transaction than anything else.” He took a drink, and the look on is face made the pain more than clear, Tess’s attentions notwithstanding.

“But the thing is, Faye… the thing is…” and he looked at the floor. “We got in a HUGE fight about it. Huge. Like… I didn’t know if we were together anymore or not.” He looked up and said “She didn’t tell me about it, Faye. She knew for over a month she was going to do it… and didn’t say a f^%$ing thing. We went to dinner on Event Horizon… The View… I was gonna make it a special night. But then she just looks at me and says basically ‘Oh by the way, I’m gonna sleep with a guy enough to get pregnant and have his kid and I think the ceviche sounds delicious yes I’ll have that.’ And she couldn’t see why I had a problem with that particular approach.” he drank some more coffee and said “I know you don’t anymore… but do you have something stronger?”


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