Posted July 20, 2021, 12:33 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)
Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Calloway’s Quarters- Mentoring in All Forms
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Calloway’s Quarters- Mentoring in All Forms
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.
Faye nodded slowly. Okay, so that was a lot, but it sounded reasonable so far.
“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?”
She reached out and rested her hand on his arm. “I’m so sorry, Alex. And yeah, you know full well I don’t and why. And I’m going to be an annoying friend and tell yo things you already know but want to ignore. She hurt you and a part of you is still really hurt. But alcohol only numbs that, and worse. It doesn’t even really make it easier to talk about, but I’m going to do for you what you’ve been doing for me- I’m going sit through it with you. And Tess is great at these things too. You just watch,” she said softly.
Sipping on her coffee a moment Faye sighed. “So where are you two at now? Did you reach any resolution with things?”
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