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Songz' Office - Someone to talk to

Posted Sept. 23, 2021, 4:17 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) (Silke Fahl)

Posted by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) in Songz’ Office - Someone to talk to

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) in Songz’ Office - Someone to talk to

Posted by Civilian Sair Songz (Counselor) in Songz’ Office - Someone to talk to
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“A glass of water with a little bit of lemon juice would be nice, thank you,” Kiama replied with a warm smile as she sat down in one of the armchairs. While she waited for Sair to join her, Kiama continued to let her gaze wander around the room. Though of course as always she used all her senses and the upbeat emotions she was sensing from Sair were very contagious. In the best way possible.

~Lt. Cmdr. Naim, CSO

Joining Kiama with water in hand, she set the glass down and settled to the other armchair, a long sip allowing her relax. “So, what brings you in today?” Sair asked simply a light smile on her face.

~Sair Songz, CNS

Taking the glass, Kiama took a sip to give herself a moment to decide to answer that question in a way that made the most sense. With her back as perfectly straight as always and her legs crossed at the ankle with her feet placed to the right of the armchair, she settled the glass down on her lap. Still holding onto it with her left hand. In the end she decided to with the shortest and simplest way to answer Sair’s question and said, “A lot has happened since I came here about two years ago. I’ve talked about it with my friends aboard. Especially with Faye Calloway. And she and the Captain also got a glimpse, or two, into the .. baggage I come with. In the form of the relationship with my family. My mother in particular.” Wrinkling her nose a little, she added, “The Captain actually had the misfortune to meet my mother shortly after we arrived at Event Horizon after our last mission. And well, let’s just say that didn’t go terribly well.”

~Lt. Cmdr. Naim, CSO

For a moment Sair just mused to herself that Calloway seemed far more social than her file would indicate but she let that thought go to focus on Kiama. “Tell me about that,” she said simply. She was going to let things flow and see where Naim took them and she would prompt things as needed.

~Sair Songz, CNS

“The encounter between the Captain and my mother? My time so far on the Manhattan? Or …?” Kiama asked and then added a little awkwardly, “I’m sorry. The only times I have talked to a counsellor were during evaluations at the Academy and then my boarding evaluation when I came here. So this is new to me and I’m feeling oddly … uncertain.”

~Lt. Cmdr. Naim, CSO

Sair gave a relaxed smile. “It’s fine. We’re learning this together, after all. I’m new here too, so it’s going to take time to get to know each other and how to interpret what the others says.”

“Thank you for understanding,” Kiama replied and smiled back at Sair.

“Tell me about the incident with your mother,” Sair clarified.

~Sair Songz, CNS

Kiama pondered for a moment where to begin, if she should just jump ahead to the actual encounter between the Captain and her mother. But then thought that starting at the beginning might be better. “So, I had mentioned to my mother that we’d be spending some time at Event Horizon to restock supplies and get some R & R. She wanted me to come to Betazed, but I told her that wasn’t possible. She got upset with me, but didn’t mention it again. So next thing I know, I walk into her as she tries to get on board without permission. I talked to the Security Officer on duty and they allowed her to come with, but also informed the Captain. Almost instantly she and I got into one of our usual arguments: That I’m here, serving in Starfleet, and not on Betazed fulfilling my duties as a daughter of the seventh house. In the middle of that the Captain arrived at my quarters to greet her. After the usual initial pleasantries, he said a few really nice things about me to which my mother basically replied with telling him that in Starfleet I’m replaceable, that I’m selfish and should think of the greater good.” Her voice broke slightly and she quickly drank some water before she continued. “At that the Captain got really angry. I have never seen him like that before. Or after. While they were arguing, at times almost as if I wasn’t there, I just stood there. Frozen in place and unable to say or do anything. The argument didn’t last long and ended with the Captain telling my mother to leave the ship immediately. And then he left my quarters. It took me a bit, but finally I was able to move again and I hurried after the Captain. He apologised for getting so angry and I defended my mother and apologised for her behaviour. We continued to talk a little bit before he continued on his way and I headed back to my quarters. She and I talked a little before she left. The Captain had told me that she could stay on board after all, but she decided to stay on the station.” Kiama sighed softly and said, “So yeah…” She let her voice trail off and took another sip of water.

~Lt. Cmdr. Naim, CSO


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