Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted April 20, 2019, 8:33 a.m. by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Commander Luka (Executive Officer) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Commander Luka (Executive Officer) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Commander Luka (Executive Officer) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Commander Luka (Executive Officer) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Holosuite Two- A Dinner

(snip)

Mirroring the grin, Ghubari leaned forward, her arm resting on the table. “What was it like growing up with siblings? I’m always curious. I know Konral’s experiences with his sisters, but I know the dynamics can vary greatly.”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

“I do not know how to compare it to anything else. For me, it was like having two best friends who you did not have to say goodbye to at the end of the day. I am quite small for my race, unusually so, so I was teased somewhat - as children do. Rishu was my ever present bodyguard. Suzki taught me how to garden. We explored the woods nearby our home, and papa helped us to construct a sturdy tree-house. He built and designed structures for a living. That tree-house is still up there, my siblings’ children play in it.”

Luka, XO

The captain smiled wistfully. “That sounds wonderful. I can almost envision it actually. What do they think of you being in Starfleet and being first officer now?” Families that were close could be really supportive but they could also make things difficult. It could be extremely hard to be away from those you were so deeply connected to and many Starfleet officers found family in their fellow crewmates to ease that loneliness.

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

Luka thought for a moment. “I miss them terribly. They are happy for me, as I am happy for their achievements, but the separation is difficult. Whenever we talk, Rishu expresses how much he and everyone feel my absence. I know he is happy that I am here and that I am doing great things, but I think they feel the same way that I do… They miss me. I love being here in Starfleet, but there are days I look back and wish I was not so far away from home.”

Luka, XO

She nodded. “I understand that feeling. I’m not so attached to the place but having my mother on Earth for so much of my career and her natural disinclination to leave even that region of Africa meant I really only saw her when I went home for R&R, which was more rare than I wanted. Even getting messages back and forth was complicated and not so straight forward. I was glad to have her here for awhile, even if it was weird and difficult at times.”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

Luka nodded slightly. She picked up her berry wine and swirled the last little bit of it in her mouth before swallowing. “I would volunteer to help do the dishes, but they’re holographic,” she joked, smiling. The information about Ghubari’s mother was interesting, making the alien officer tilt her head slightly.

Luka, XO

Koraia chuckled. “Clean up will be a snap. Nice to know that some things in life aren’t always a struggle.”

Turning her empty wine glass by the stem, Ghubari let her thoughts drift a little as she spoke. “I grew up an only child, but I actually have a half-brother from my father’s marriage after he left Earth. We’ve not met yet in person. We know about each other, but my father says Demarcus is leaving it to me to make contact when I’m ready. I haven’t decided under what circumstances to do so, or why I’m not more compelled to. Because the more I hear about sibling stories like yours, the more I wonder what it would be like to have a sibling in my life now, even if we missed so much of each other’s lives.”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

“I would encourage you to make contact. You never know what your relationship could be like. You will never be as close as regular siblings - a lack of a shared childhood removes that possibility - but you could end up being friends.” Luka smiled, standing and pacing slightly, a bounce in her step.

Luka, XO

Tilting her head, the empath regarded her first officer with curiosity. “Luka?” Whether it was a restlessness borne of their relaxing evening, or something else entirely, Ghubari hoped there had been enough frankness between them that Luka would answer her truly.

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

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