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Lounge - Call for help

Posted April 16, 2021, 3:21 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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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

Daggum looked at her and said “Uh-uh. I know that look. Stop it. Get outta your head and eat. I fully intend to hold you to your offer from earlier and you will need food.” he said in a mock stern fashion. Their drinks arrived and Daggum smiled at the server. He then looked at V as they left.

Instead of reaching for her fork, Viyara wrapped her hands around the cup the server had just handed her as she tried to get out of that funky headspace she had suddenly landed herself in.

“And I really don’t want you throwing up Irish Coffee all over me because you didn’t have anything else in your stomach.” and he winked at her.

Hammor, Ops

“It takes a lot more than one cup of Irish coffee to make me even tipsy, let alone drunk enough that I might throw up. Even on an empty stomach,” Viyara quipped, but pulled her plate back towards her. Picking up her fork again, she ate a piece of meat, even though swallowing was hard just now, before she looked Daggum fully in the eyes again. “I am sorry. I have been in a weird mental space lately.” She shook her head and then made herself eat another small forkful of stew.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Daggum just nodded. “I get it. And it’s okay. Sometimes we all just get wrapped up in thoughts we think we can’t control. Especially when we are in times where we aren’t sure about a lot of things. It’s normal. Just don’t let your mental space dictate to you. You dictate to it. You are in charge of you.”

Hammor, Ops

“Right, because that’s such an easy thing to do,” Viyara replied sarcastically, almost cynically. Only to immediately shake her head. “I’m sorry. That was uncalled for.” Reaching for his hand, she smiled softly up at him and continued, “Thank you, Daggum. You are a good guy and a good friend. You know that, right?”

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

He smiled and brushed crumbs off his hands and said “Yeah. I know. I’m good like that.” and he winked at her. “SO NOW…” he said in a definitive move to change the subject, “… I think you should do the Scales thing like this. I’ll get you the live crickets, right? You feed Scales when the CSO is looking. When he says ‘Hey, where’d you get the live crickets?’, you look him dead in the eye and say completely straight-faced: ‘Sir, I spent the night with the Operations Chief to get them. Not afraid to take one for the team, sir.’ What do you think?” His eyes were sparkling and he was visibly struggling to keep from busting out laughing.

Hammor, Ops

Viyara wondered about his sudden change of topic and whether there was more to it. But she quickly brushed that thought aside and reached for her glass of water as she listened to his idea with the crickets. And as bad timing goes, she took a sip just when Daggum told her what to say. She tried, but couldn’t stop herself from laughing. So she accidentally sprayed Daggum with it while also partly inhaling the water, or trying to anyway.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Daggum laughed as he grabbed his napkin. A few heads turned their way and he just smiled. “First day with her new mouth.” and they chuckled and went back to their own business.

“What?” Viyara managed to ask while still coughing and laughing.

Wiping his face off and still chuckling, he said “What? Don’t think he would appreciate you ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to go the extra mile for your department?”

Hammor, Ops

It took several more moments till she had collected herself enough to utter more than a single word. “I’m so sorry Daggum,” she apologised, that that she had only sprayed him with water and not, say, some Irish stew. “To be honest, I don’t know. I’m usually good at get an accurate first impression of some one, but with him … I have no idea. And I really, really don’t want to mess up even more.” She said softly and made a motion somewhere between a shrug and shaking her head as she reached for her glass again and took another sip of water.

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist


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