De'ja Vu... Dinner and a chat... This seems familiar! (CO)

Posted June 30, 2020, 11:12 a.m. by Civilian Vorraye Anders (Diplomatic Attache) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in De’ja Vu… Dinner and a chat… This seems familiar! (CO)

Raye smiled. “Thanks… let me know if I can ever get or do anything for you. And I mean that sincerely,” she laughed, “not as a passing offhand comment.” She nodded respectfully and headed for her room.

At 2000 Raye headed for the mess. She knew she was early, but she figured if he got off sooner, she didn’t want to leave him hanging. She was in a soft blue, sleeveless, tunic top and well fitting black jeans. The boots were ankle high and a darker blue than her shirt and her jewelry was simple. A brass colored set of bangles on her wrist and a matching colored thick band around her neck that half rested on her collarbone. Her hair was down, but pulled back with a matching color barrette. And she wore little makeup except for a lip tint just barely darker than natural.

She came in and looked around to see if he was here yet. Even poking her head around the corner to see if he was at the table. Though she half expected that if he was, he’d have a PaDD in his hand and still be working.


He wasn’t there yet, and indeed arrived a few minutes late, in uniform, PaDD in hand. As he approached the table, the Chef pulled him aside and put an arm around his shoulder and spoke confidentially to Cochrane in a manner that suggested not only a familiarity between the two, but perhaps a friendship. Harv cast a glance at Raye as he spoke, and then released Cochrane. Cochrane responded with a smile and an obvious ‘Thank you.’ and a pat on the man’s shoulder.

He walked over to the table and took a seat, setting the PaDD on the window sill. “Sorry if I kept you waiting, Ms. Anders. No rest for the wicked. But you will be proud of me… I actually ate breakfast and lunch today. So make sure your reports to the Federation reflect my gold star for the day.” and he smiled and chuckled.

Cochrane, CO

She noted the exchange between the men and considered she may want to look a bit more into the Chef’s background. With a friendship like that with the Captain, surely someone had vetted him properly… hadn’t they.

She smiled as the Captain arrived, not surprised by the PaDD or the uniform. “No worries at all. And please, call me Raye. At least in such an informal setting. I think you would get tired of the ‘Ms’ ‘Ma’am’ and ‘Sir’s you have to give all day.” She smiled and settled a bit more comfortably into her seat. “As to the gold stars, I will make sure you have them forthwith and they are entered into the record.” She laughed and winked teasing him. “I am glad you ate, though. I asked your Chef to keep it simple. I hope that was all right. I didn’t see in a bunch of pomp and circumstance we wouldn’t have if we ate off trays in your office. Don’t you agree?”


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