In lounge – having an early lunch (all and everyone welcome)

Posted Aug. 30, 2023, 9:31 a.m. by Lieutenant Shock (Chief of Security) (Richard A)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in In lounge – having an early lunch (all and everyone welcome)

Posted by Lieutenant Shock (Chief of Security) in In lounge – having an early lunch (all and everyone welcome)
A busy day, Shock decided to finish his shift early as he hadn’t had time to eat lunch at the usual hour. So around 15:45, he left his office to go to the lounge to grab some lunch. It was quiet in the lounge at this hour – at least in comparison to normal mealtime hours, and Shock could easily find an empty table by his favourite spot by the windows.

Having ordered baked potatoes, which he drenched in oil, with a side dish of high-protein mushrooms from Vulcan, he sat and enjoyed his bland meal.

He took up his padd, and starting going over Klingon inflexions. jI-, qa-, vI-, Sa-, vI-; bI-, cho-, Da-, ju-, Da-.... There was something relaxing about going over prenominal verbal prefixes.

He sighed, and took another bite of his oily potato.

– Lt Shock (COS)

“Helpful hint: don’t ever say Hab SoSlI’ Quch! to friends. Though if they are non-Klingons, they might just give you a confused look,” Faye said, moving into his line of sight.

In his studies of Vulcan, he had come across the phrase. It was a common, vulgar insult, with the meaning “your mother has a smooth forehead”, alluding, perhaps, to the visual anatomies of Vulcans, humans and other species, or perhaps, to the disgraced period in their history when some Klingons indeed had smooth foreheads.

“Mind if I join you?” She was in the Parthenon despite her better judgement and it was honestly nice to see a friendly-ish face.

~Faye Calloway, CIO

“Not at all,” he replied. “But my mother does have a smooth forehead, and I assume yours has too. Please.” He indicated that she could sit down in front of him.

– Lt Shock (COS)

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