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Posted July 25, 2018, 2:29 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Tera Casey (Counselor) (Catt Bennett)

Posted by Commander BJ Janzen (Scientist/Mission Specialist) in CNS Office

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Tera Casey (Counselor) in CNS Office

Posted by Commander BJ Janzen (Scientist/Mission Specialist) in CNS Office
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BJ had yet to -do his pre-boarding counseling session. This was one of the few things he didn’t like to do. The last time he had been in session like this he had lost Marissa. That was his lowest point. But, he had been through it. He had moved forward to his wife.

BJ entered the office when he was prompted. He sat in the chair in front of the desk ready to go.

Janzen

“Welcome to the Memorial. Please call me Tera. I’m guessing you’re standard counseling session brings you here yes?” she asked in a lighthearted manner. For some reason there were never enough notes in anybody’s file to give her an adequate opening line.

-Tera, CNS

“Yeah.”

Janzen

Tera wondered if he was not a big talker in the first place, or did counseling bring it out in him.

“Don’t worry, this won’t hurt a bit. I like to talk to people more than look at their files most of the time. Why don’t we start by having you tell me a bit about yourself?” she said calmly.

-Tera, CNS

That was something that he didn’t enjoy doing. “Alright. I was born in a small town in Canada. Entered Starfleet after high school. I’ve been on the Ark Angel since graduating until transferring over with the new Captain.”

Janzen

Tera really didn’t like prying things form people during an evaluation and did her best to avoid that usually.

“Do you have any other family in Star Fleet?” she asked hoping he would open up just a little.

Tera, CNS

“No just me. The rest of the family is still back in Hastings. I don’t get to see them much. The Angel was always on the move. But, I enjoyed whee the ship has gone.”

Janzen

Tera figured as much. People who had family in Star Fleet usually liked to acknowledge their existence.

“And how did you choose your MOS?” she asked.

Tera, CNS

“I’ve been always curious about the world around me. I guess I just fell into the sciences.”

Janzen

Tera wondered if it was also because the field didn’t require much personal communication, but that wasn’t very kind and she didn’t know this man.

“Do you have a specific specialty or do all of the sciences interest you?” she asked patiently.

Tera, CNS

“My specialty is physics. But, I was the chief science officer my previous assignment. So I did have to deal with variety of science subjects. Unfortunately, most of what the Angel did I don’t believe I’m allowed to discussed it. “

Janzen

Tera understood security protocols quite well and it wasn’t her place to push him to break them. Instead, she decided to try to inject a little humor?

Turning in her chair, she pulled a plant form her back shelf. It was a listless looking succulent who’s color saturation had faded drastically. Smiling a bit, she sighed.

“Ah well, too bad you weren’t a botanist, trying to get this little fella to perk up. So what is it about physics anyway?” she asked.

Tera, CNS

“Pretty sure I know someone to handle that. But, I think they might be in another quadrant.” BJ responded. “Physics is the language of the universe. There’s still so much that isn’t known. I’d be happy to even come close to discovering something interesting.” He had been surprised that she hadn’t mentioned about his family.

Janzen

Tera wasn’t disappointed at his response, it showed that he oculd engage on more than one level.

Setting the plant back in it’s place she continued the conversation.

“Well maybe I should read up on the species a little more. So do you have any family on the ship or is that the other quadrant you were referring to?” she asked.

Tera, CNS

That was something he was more than happy to talk about that. “I came aboard with my wife and little girl. My wife is taking command of the ship. I’m proud of her. She now officially outranks me.”

Janzen

Tera realized she should have read this one’s file.

“Yes, that would make me proud too. I find married couples in Star Fleet to have very strong, yet complicated, relationships. Would you agree?”

Tera wasn’t trying to pry into the intimacies of their marriage but an overview would be nice.

Tera, CNS

“Complicated is a good word for it.”He said. “I’m still learning how to be a father. That was the primary reason I came aboard. I wanted to keep the family together.”

Janzen

Tera had seen situations like this before. Sometimes it worked rather well. Other times it didn’t.

“I commend you on that. From what I understand, long distance parenting is a poor substitute. You know, I think I have everything I need from you so now I tell you the same thing I tell everyone. My door is always open and I prefer to see people in their natural environments so, I do a lot of walking.” she explained.

Tera, CNS


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