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
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
Sair nodded, feeling she had a good enough understanding of the basic situation to move along. “How did you feel about the captain standing up for you?”
~Sair Songz, CNS
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