Deck 38, Arboretum 3- A Casual Meeting

Posted July 13, 2019, 8:19 p.m. by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Benjamin Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Deck 38, Arboretum 3- A Casual Meeting

Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in Deck 38, Arboretum 3- A Casual Meeting

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“I know Ben, I do. I spent a long while after the Athena was destroyed trying to reckon with the guilt. That guilt is gone, but I’m mindful that I once again have a traumatized crew.” She tilted her head back, feeling the lightheadedness and delayed perceptual reaction that told her she was well and truly drunk. Sitting was fine, but getting up would be a problem! Maybe. She had a solid leg again- that made things easier.

“What do you do about the one that slips through your fingers? The one that you feel you could have done more for, that are owed more than they got? How do you wrap your head around that one and move on?”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO

“I had a very cynical Space Psychology professor in Medical school, he said ‘if your crew isn’t traumatized somebody isn’t doing their job well’” Benjamin laughed at the idea of his old teacher “The Idea was that trauma can heal with time and therapy, this means both physical and mental trauma.” Benjamin said not knowing what his own point was “Besides this was one hell of an adventure, I got to heal people with alcohol, I killed an acidic tentacle creature with my scalpel then committed temporal suicide
all without a drop of whiskey. That’s something to tell the grandchildren.”

Dr. Grey - CMO

She chuckled. “It’s a good story. I’ve accumulated a few by now. At least by the point that they’ll be truly interesting to other people it’ll be less of a security issue to talk about. Maybe that’s a part of it. So much of the action the Athena, both of them, have seen have been classified or restricted in some way. We can’t talk about it but with each other, and those cleared. But I think sometimes it’s nice to share things with other people outside of the situations. At least I found that after I lost my leg. I was able to talk to my old friends about what happened since it wasn’t classified. It made the situation more real to process. Not easier, just… less like you dreamed it up.”

Fl. Captain Koraia, CO


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