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pre-sim - Movie and Revelations - Revna's Office

Posted Oct. 15, 2020, 12:08 a.m. by Lieutenant Revna Edman (Counselor) (Jennifer Ward)

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Posted by Lieutenant Revna Edman (Counselor) in pre-sim - Movie and Revelations - Revna’s Office

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Revna wasn’t one to hide things. She’d found long ago trying to be perfect and strong and unharmed made her inhuman. And a counselor should never be that. But in this case a friend should never be that. It would come under Lera’s notice that Revna always spoke low and soft, and measured. Her speech was never hurried and though had inflection it was controlled by how she breathed. Her breath was always, just more than shallow, and never deep. “I told you at dinner, I have a lung injury that I got caught in the cross fire. Well it wasn’t quite that.” She shrugs, not out of indifference by to ease the ache. “I served on a hospital ship. One of the patients, he…he snapped, went after another patient with a knife. I stepped between them. My lungs are very damaged and I can’t breath right now.”

Lt Edman, Counselor

Lera frowned. “I hadn’t realized it was ‘that’ bad. Surely the Doctors can help. I mean, they should have been able to repair you a long time ago.” It escaped her notice that she had allowed her own deeper injuries and scars to remain from that captivity. The frown deepened as she glanced around the room. “And you moved this by yourself? Next time, don’t. I’ll help you. Or Mardusk will. Promise me you won’t try this again. Please?” She patted the woman’s hand reassuringly. “You are far too valuable on this ship to be pushing yourself with foolish things.”

She made a mental promise to fix the furniture after Revna went to bed. She’d ask Mardusk to come help if she needed it.

Lera
Eng

Revna smiled sadly. “Oh, the doctors did everything they could. The doctors on Centurion are the best out there. I was doing really good, but now…” Revna shrugs, in acceptance. “Sometimes wounds can only be healed so far. So only time will tell, now.” She grins, but doesn’t laugh. “No, Lera, I did not move this on my own. That couch I ordered for Mardusk, I couldn’t move even before I got hurt. No the other counseling staff came in and moved it for me. They’ll put it back if I ask them.” Lera still had a hold of her hand and she squeezed it reassuringly. “I promise I won’t move any furniture. You haven’t met my sister yet, she’s scary when she’s mad. I wouldn’t risk her wrath.” The compliment meant a lot to Revna, but only time would really tell how valuable she was. That was yet to be established, but she appreciated Lera saying so. Revna wasn’t really sure she was up to doing her job anymore. She felt like she kept making mistakes.

She pulls her feet up under her and using the wall and Lera’s hand she stands up, and then bends over slightly to grab some of the smaller pillows and blankets. She uses the wall for support, she doesn’t need to fall over.
Lt. Edman, Counselor

Lera laughed. “Then don’t get to her ire now. Sit!” She laughed and pointed to the couch, taking the cushions from the Counselor’s hands. “I’ll clean this up. Least I can do.” She didn’t wait to see if Revna sat down, but she absently kicked the other pillows out of the way so she couldn’t just bend down and reach them. A laugh on her lips as she moved to pick them up and place them back on chairs and couch. She took up the blankets and started folding them. “You are lucky to have your sister around. I don’t have any family. I guess the upside is, no one to miss. Downside, no one to yell at me when I overdo it. Well,” she shrugged and actually blushed slightly before turning away. “Except for Mardusk, anyway.”

Revna sits down as ordered. She was in no position to argue with Lera over it. She shook her head, instead of laughing as Lera kicked the pillows away from her. Revna grins, “I’m really lucky my last CO was able to get her a job as a teacher here. I hadn’t actually seen her in almost 5 years. I mean we talked all the time, but it’s not quite the same.” Revna listens, “So it’s not any of my business, but can I ask, how series are you two? I mean, to be honest, I’m a little envious. At dinner you two just seemed to flow together so perfectly.”

Once the room was decent, in case it didn’t get set to rights before tomorrow, she finally turned back to Revna. “Now, I’m going to see you back to your quarters.” She grinned and the edge of her smile crept a bit higher. “Or I can have Mardusk come carry you? He does that quite well. I can attest to it, personally.” She winked teasing in her knowledge of what she spoke was truth.

Lera
Eng

Revna shook her head, holding back the laughter the mental image of Mardusk carrying Lera caused. “He could probably carry us both. But no, the rumor mill on a star ship isn’t always kind. I wouldn’t do that to either of you.” Besides Mardusk was not the man whose arms she wanted to be in. Oh she had to stop because as far as she knew that wasn’t going to go anywhere. It couldn’t go anywhere. Shaking off her thoughts she stood up and headed to the door. “Come one. I’m all the way down on deck 18.”

The walked, slowly, Revna setting the pace at one she could manage without having to stop before they got down the corridor to the turbolift. They waited for the lift to arrive. The doors swished open and Revna stepped in waiting for Lera. “Deck 18.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor

Lera laughed at the idea of Mar carrying them both. “I doubt he would care about the rumors. We were in the arboretum the first time we walked together. He had me up on his arm, perched like some tiny pet. A Lieutenant and her husband went by and I thought the woman would have a heart attack.” She laughed remembering the scene. “She was all gushing at her husband, look at that, can you imagine. Poor thing… he’ll rip her in two. When her husband asked what she meant and she mentioned sex, the husband freaked out and dragged her out of the arboretum faster than if the seal had broken and the air had been purged. She thought we couldn’t hear, but Mar had stopped us just around the corner of a large blossoming bush. We both laughed so hard we had tears in our eyes. He carried me all the way to his quarters like that just to prove he didn’t care ‘who’ knew I was his. And vice versa,” she blushed again as the lift opened on Revna’s floor and Lera stepped out first.

“Mardusk isn’t the kind who cares what others think of him. It’s kind of refreshing, in a way. Cause it means I never worry, well… rarely worry… what others think of me when I’m with him.” She still worried. She knew the ordeal of what she had been thru, if not the details, were surely all over the ship. Such things were rarely truly secret.

Lera
Eng

Revna listened with a smile on her face. She could see it and it was sweet. She could tell what Mardusk’s actions had meant to her. She followed Lera off the turbolift and down the corridor, past the entrance to the lounge and kept going. “You like yourself when you’re with him,” Revna made it a statement, and she knew it was true from the way Lera talked about him and herself. “I’m really happy for your, Lera. That’s a rare thing. So often people try to change themselves to be what they think others want. Mardusk is lucky to have you. You accept him the way he is.” She knew from her appointment with him, that that had not always been true, he hadn’t always accepted himself either. She was glad he and Lera had found each other. Around the next curve Revna came to a stop. “This is me.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor

Lera nodded. “I guess I do. I never got a chance to be anything ‘but’ myself around him. Hard to be someone other than the one who gawks then falls over at the sight of them.” She laughed and nodded as they stopped at Revna’s room. “Can I get you anything else? I’m heading to see Mar after this. Apparently he’s afraid I’d go volunteer for another shift after seeing you.” She laughed, but it was strained. If she hadn’t promised, she probably would have. “But if you need anything I can help you first. We didn’t have a time planned out.”

Lera

Revna chuckled. Inside she was relieved that Mardusk had already made sure Lera would be with him. “No I’m alright Lera. You don’t need to do anything else.” She hugged Lera and then palmed the control for her door. “I’m going to change out of this uniform and then go to bed. Let me know when you want to do another girl’s movie night.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor


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