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Lounge - Call for help

Posted April 15, 2021, 2:10 p.m. by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) (Silke Fahl)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) in Lounge - Call for help

Posted by Ensign Viyara Nazeen (Scientist) in Lounge - Call for help

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) in Lounge - Call for help
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Hammor released her hand and began pressing keys and telling the replicator what he wanted. In a few moments he had two trays. On one: four double cheeseburgers, three orders of sweet potato fries, three orders of taro chips, and two chicken ceasar salads. On the other: Risian lasagne, fish and chips, and Deltan seafood chowder. He looked at Viyara and said “I’ll go make sure no one steals our spot.” and he winked and went back to the table.

Hammor, Ops

“Do that,” Viyara replied with a soft laugh as she looked at the amount of food Daggum had just ordered. She then turned around and was just about to give her own order, when she looked over her shoulder and called after him, “Do you want something to drink?”

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Daggum shook his head and said “I’ll order from the bar.” and took his seat after setting the trays down.

Hammor, Ops

Turning her head back towards the replicator, Viyara ordered Irish stew, two biscuits, a small graden salad and a glass of water. Maybe she would get something to drink from the bar as well. With her tray in hand, she returned to their table and sat back down. She then picked up her fork, but didn’t start to eat. Instead she asked, “So how have you been since we saw each other last?”

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

“Busy.” Daggum said around a mouthful of burger. He chewed quickly and swallowed. “Sorry. Missed lunch. But yeah, slammed. Trying to get the ship up to a hundred percent before we leave is… time consuming, thats for sure.” and he chuckled. “How about you? Things any better between you and the CSO?”

Hammor, Ops Chief

“I can imagine!” Viyara replied and then started to eat her stew. She was silent for a few moments till she eventually said, “I think so. One of my tasks is to feed the lizard, Scales, and the CSO is very fond of him. So he must not consider me completely incapable. Though I have the feeling he isn’t someone who forgives or forgets easily. So I’m trying to be extra good while I’m on duty.”

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

“Scales, huh? Never known the Science Department on any ship to have a mascot, but here we are I guess. ” and he grinned. “So what does ‘ol Scales eat, then? Crickets? Veggies? Unruly Science Ensigns?” and he laughed softly.

Hammor, Ops

“Nah, unruly science ensigns like me are to sinewy. He wouldn’t like that. His diet consists mostly of vegetables and fruits, but also some insects. Thankfully the replicator doesn’t make living ones,” Viyara replied with a soft laugh as she suppressed a slight shudder.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

“Live crickets, coming up. Maybe it will give you a boost with the boss.” and he smiled. “So how have you been? Anything new going on?” and he lowered his voice. “How’s the thing with the XO… well… I guess Skipper, now? Still seeing where that goes?”

Hammor, Ops

“It better does,” Viyara made a slight grimace. She really wasn’t terribly fond of insects and spiders. But if it helped her get into the good books with the CSO, she’d feed Scales as many live crickets as he was allowed to have. Pushing any thoughts those multi-legged beasts from her mind, she said, “I think we are going to be just friends. She is a sweet woman and I do like her. But I think she is a little to sweet and innocent for me. And I’m fairly certain she’d want more than something casual. But I can’t give her that and I don’t want to break her heart.” Popping a piece of carrot into her mouth, she looked ad Daggum. She then said, “Otherwise I’m … okay, I think. Still feeling a little unsettled and on edge at times, but hopefully that will pass.” She gave a small shrug and then ate another forkful of stew. The truth was that she had spend a lot of time thinking about her past ever since the day and night they had spend together. It made her uncomfortable, but she wasn’t able to put all those memories and emotions into drawers of her imaginary dresser than she used to. And that, of course, added to her discomfort. And yet she couldn’t bring herself to regret opening up to Daggum that day.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

“Time heals all wounds.” Daggum said with a grin and took a bite of burger. Chewing slowly, he looked at V and thought about their time together. Smiling as he swallowed, he said “Well, if that’s the case, I feel sorry for her. She doesn’t know what she’s missing.” and he chuckled. Right then a server came by. “Can I get you all anything?” sh asked. Hammor looked at V and said “After you.”

Hammor, Ops

“I’d like to have an Irish Coffee, please,” Viyara replied as she looked up at the waitress with her flirtatious trademark smile back on her face.

“Could I please get a Bloody Mary, extra spicy? Thank you very much.”

Once Daggum had ordered as well and they were alone at their table again, Viyara said thoughtfully, “I don’t know. I doubt she is going to miss out on anything but a breaken heart. I’m not a good person to be with.” She was still smiling at Daggum and tried to sound casual, but there was a layer of seriousness in her voice nevertheless. It wasn’t only Jenn she didn’t want to hurt. She wanted to protect him from herself as well. For as much as she enjoyed their time together, she wasn’t good for anyone. Maybe even beginning to build friendships was a mistake.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Daggum smiled and shrugged. “Well, you won’t be until you want to be. And someday I’m sure you may find someone that you will want to be good to be with. So until then, you just do you V. The X-… er, the Skipper… can handle that, I’m sure. If you are honest about it with her, that is. And as far as you and I go? Like we agreed… fun. No strings. Enjoy the company for what it is and no expectations.” and he reached out and took her hand in his. “I mean… You’ve already screwed up because we are friends now. Naked fun time aside, we are friends. And thats not a bad thing… no matter what you may think right now.” and he squeezed her hand and then let it go. “So you just be you.. with me, with her… with whomever. We’re all big boys and girls. We can deal with it or not. Thats our call to make. All you have to do is be clear on the rules up front. After that, it’s on whomever you are spending time with.” and he winked and took a big bite of burger and grinned as he chewed.

Hammor, Ops

“I am, was. Up front about it, I mean. At least I think I was,” Viyara replied and then fell silent as she thought about everything else Daggum had just said. He was right about it not being solely on her how things went. As for the part about her eventually being good for someone … she doubted that that would ever be true. How could she be? Feeling suddenly not very hungry anymore, Viyara put her fork down and pushed her plate slightly away before reaching for her glass of water and taking a sip.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist


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