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Calloway's Quarters- Mentoring in All Forms

Posted July 21, 2021, 7:58 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

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

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Alex smiled and reached over and took her hand. “Faye… there has always been a plan in my head. Several… and not one of them involved you staying here forever.” and he squeezed her hand and then let go.

“Always a couple steps ahead of me,” she said, shaking her head.

“Command mentorship. Promotion. High profile award. No… you have never been destined to stay here. And if you tried, I’d sedate you and send you to Hammor in a cargo crate.” and he laughed. “You deserve happiness, Faye. Your own life. And that is what you are getting here… the tools to build your own life away from here. I’m not asking you to stay, Faye… I’m asking you when do you want to go?”

Alex

It was hard! She didn’t even want to talk about it! But it was Alex and they would have had to have this conversation sooner or later. “After the wedding. I want to get married here, on the Manhattan. In the garden. “I want the last memory I have of this ship and the Delta Quadrant to be one of joy and love. And then maybe I can say…” Nope, she couldn’t do it. Tears filled her eyes and she looked away. Tess’s head perked up at her person’s sudden emotional shift but for the moment it seemed okay so Tess just gazed at Faye with her clear blue eyes.

~Faye

“Goodbye.” and Alex smiled.

It stung to hear it and Faye visibly flinched. No. She wasn’t ready to do this, not with him especially.

He leaned back and brushed a tear of his own away and said “You know the one thing that they never teach us at the Academy? At Command School? They never teach us how to, once we build these crews and teams and relationships and family that we have to build do this job the right way? They never tell us how we deal when they end… and they built a system in which they always end.”

Alex

“I don’t like it,” Faye said, admittedly a little more petulantly than she’d have liked.

“I’ve said goodbye before, but it was… different,” she said quietly, once again petting Tess. “Did I ever tell you the story about the Marine I punched in the jaw on the Samurai?” Just thinking about that insanity made her smile.

~Faye


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