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Kingston's Quarters- Answers Come in All Forms

Posted Sept. 14, 2021, 11:26 a.m. by Lieutenant Commander Orvos Legen (Chief Engineer) (Tony Findora)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) in Kingston’s Quarters- Answers Come in All Forms

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Orvos Legen (Chief Engineer) in Kingston’s Quarters- Answers Come in All Forms

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) in Kingston’s Quarters- Answers Come in All Forms
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Her keen green eyes studied him. “It was… busy, for everyone,” Janna said quietly. She gestured to the couch. “Come on in and make yourself comfortable.” Their conversation might not be comfortable but they might as well be.

“As for how I’ve been, well… it’s been…” Janna shook her head and turned her gaze out the window. “I don’t know. I guess I’m a bit tired overall. Worn out, perhaps.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

“Missions and lots of people on the ship who need help. Understandable really to be tired. I suspect you were hoping to relax then?” Orvos pondered as his eyes finally settled on the woman before him. They had gone through quite a bit together. The end had not been ideal though. Immediately after her supposed trip to the Nexus, they were all thrown into another mission with little time to even think about what had actually occurred.

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

“I… don’t know what I was expecting. The promotion was unexpected, and I haven’t had a lot of time to process much of anything,” Janna admitted. “And maybe there is a part of me that doesn’t want to process, because I’m not sure I’d like what I discover.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Orvos gave a knowing soft laugh. “Ah, yes, congratulations on that by the way! You’ve certainly earned it. To be fair thouigh, we’re starfleet, aren’t we? May not always like what we find, but we still have to admit it’s there. ” Normally he would be silly, offering to distract with whatever she fancied. But this was different. He knew that she would need to process soon. He only hoped that he wasn’t coming across too strong.

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

Janna was quiet for a moment before she gathered her thoughts and gazed deeply at Orvos. “I get that nothing of what happened with Kivon was your fault, but I still can’t keep feeling angry at you, or at least, the you that was in it with myself and Stark. Time travel honestly gives me a bit of a headache so I’ve bene trying to not think about the mechanics of it all, but… something really significant happened to me during it all and it’s weird to be here with you now and know you yourself didn’t experience that. I don’t know what to think.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Orvos didn’t shy away from her gaze. He had resigned himself to his fate. “Well, why not share what you experienced with me now? Mind if I take a seat?” he asked quietly. He was certain that despite the fact that he wasn’t there, per se, he still would have a rough idea of what or how things occurred.

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

It all had blurred together in her mind but as Janna took a deep breath, the stages of the whole event began to unfold. “Well, we were on the station and going to check our holonovels when Stark showed up and joined us, just like you remember, but a man showed up, killing people with a bow and arrows, claiming he wanted his wife back, and when you claimed you didn’t have her, he said that the woman standing next to you was her… me. But he realized his mistake and chaos ensued and Kivon showed up. Long story short, you and he had a rather heated exchange where he declared that he was going to make you pay, but forcing you to watch your girlfriend be assimilated by the Borg,” she said, arching her brows.

Orvos, too, raised his eyebrows curiously.

“And the next thing I knew I was in this white room, trapped with no way out. And then I heard a growl. I spun around and there was this white panther. I was so terrified it would attack me but then it seemed to change its demeanour and began to help me get out. We did, but then I found myself on a Borg ship and I was so scared,” she all but whispered, her vibrant green eyes gazing deeply at Orvos. Eventually we made our way through and met up with you and Stark. But then Kivon showed up again, claiming that you left others behind because you wanted to stay in there, in the Nexus, and then… you sent Stark and I away.

In a flash, memories streamed through his mind of the very first time he had entered the Nexus. He looked uncomfortable as he tried suppressing the memories once more while listening to Janna.

“We found ourselves in another place and a woman showed up by the name of Guinan. It was all so confusing and then we found you again. But you were injured by Kivon and..” Janna flushed slightly at the memory of that intimate moment where she gently assessed the wounds on his bare chest with her fingers, tears running down her face. “Kivon accused you of causing everyone on your homeworld to die and all of a sudden a wall arose between Stark and I and you. You had been determined to stay to save us, but we wouldn’t let you, Orvos! And you were annoyingly stubborn. But when that wall went up, it was like something shifted inside me and I ran at that wall as if nothing could harm me, Stark right on my heels.” Of course, with her condition, harm would have been exceptionally dangerous. “Long story short we found ourselves in yet another space but with a different Orvos, one from the Nexus. He is the one who gave me the orb and told me how to trap Kivon in it. The second I touched it I knew it was more than powerful, it was transformative. With the orb with me, we returned back to the station before Kivon showed up and found you, with only mine and Stark’s history having changed. And the rest you know, except do you remember the first things I said to you on the station before we sought out Kivon for that final showdown? I asked you to trust me, but hilarious irony is that the Orvos I lost to the Nexus refused to me. He was so caught up in being the protector, on going solo, he pushed Stark and me away. And I am still so angry at that Orvos.”

Janna sighed. “Now do you understand why I’m so conflicted about you? there was all this weird tension between us I couldn’t makes sense of and I still can’t, but now I know I’ve put a space between us and I’m not sure if it’s for the best or to our detriment.” She hadn’t strictly avoided him, but nor had she sought him out.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

There was perhaps no getting around it at. Orvos knew that what he had apparently done once before was not enough to keep the knowledge of his past a secret. But all in time and in steps.

“Well then,” he said slowly as looked into Janna’s eyes. “Let’s clear the atmosphere then. Your angry at the Orvos in that alternate timeline. What specifically upsets you? The fact he gave his life to save you? Or was it that he denied the possibility of getting through it all together?”

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE


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