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Songz Arrival

Posted Sept. 10, 2021, 9:26 p.m. by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Songz Arrival

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Sair shook her head. “I’d never back away from someone in need. It’s practically etched into my body’s willing at this point. To a fault, perhaps.” Her face shifted into a smile. “But here’s the thing. For the first time in a long time I feel like I can get too involved. Even during my first stint it was hard not to approach patients without a great deal of distance. And yes, medicine requires you to have objective distance with your patients, but…”

For a moment she felt lost as to how to communicate this part. “I changed careers to deal with the living, rather than the dying, Captain. But back on Kobliad, they’re only just figuring out how to live and meanwhile, there are still several generations of us who live with this genetic disease and have a short life span. We cant’t escape that. So I was dealing with all these patients who were constantly losing those they loved and dealign with their own fears while trying to support a new generation of children born free of this madness. It was too much. The collective grief of an entire society just… broke me a little. So I knew I had to leave. That’s why I’m here. I don’t know what I’m looking for exactly out here, but I’m a single-mother and I want my son to grow up seeing what’s possible, rather than what the limitations are. If that makes any sense?”

~Sair Songz, CNS

Cochrane listened and then smiled. “Most of us on this ship are looking for the unknown, Sair. So I think you not only in the right place, but with the right company as well. Just keep that in mind when you talk to the crew and staff. Many of us are here because we are missing something and are searching for it… without knowing what that ‘it’ actually is.”

Cochrane, CO

With a smile, Sair nodded. There were many questions she could ask him and likely would, but perhaps not right now. Once she was settled and had the lay of the ship and how she fit into it all, then it would be time, but too much right now was not only unnecessary but possibly unproductive. “Is there anything specific you think I should know about the ship and crew? Anything I should have a heads up about?” The thought of exploring the decks, and yes, probably intentionally letting herself get lost, made her pale brown eyes light up with excitement.

~Sair Songz, CNS

Alex thought for a moment and then said “We are not all Star Fleet. We have a sizable civilian contingent. Probably a third of the ship. That has led to some… let’s call it ‘heartfelt and enthusiastic’ discussion on approaches to things. Be aware that conflict resolution will be an ongoing demand.”

Cochrane, CO

Her eyes gleamed. “One of my specialities. I don’t know what my predecessors here were like, and I’m delving into notes and all that sort of thing, but know that I’m unusual for a Kobliad. I don’t buy into my societies rigidness. I mean, even a few years ago one would say I was an overly optimistic and possibly naive woman. At least at first. I have a good feeling I might a bit more of that lightness while I’m here.”

Fo a moment Sair studied Cochrane. “And what about you, Captain? What do you need from me as a counsellor?”

~Sair Songz, CNS


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