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side-sim Girl Time: Revna meets Kelly

Posted Oct. 29, 2020, 12:32 a.m. by Fleet Captain Kelly Bordeaux (Commanding Officer) (Kate O'Neill)

Posted by Lieutenant Revna Edman (Counselor) in side-sim Girl Time: Revna meets Kelly

Posted by Fleet Captain Kelly Bordeaux (Commanding Officer) in side-sim Girl Time: Revna meets Kelly
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Revna shook her head. “Don’t worry captain, I didn’t take it that way. We counselors learn to let things go while we’re still in the academy. Those who can’t, don’t make the cut.” She takes a sip of her coffee. “As for the stunts, it breaks up the boredom. The crew will either willing show up, or learn it’s easier.” Revna smiles with a wicked smile across her face. “So when I was at the academy, I was older than most of the other cadets. I’d already earned my bachelor’s from Cambridge before deciding to join Star Fleet. They tended to default to my recommendation. We had this simulation we had to do. And well, the cadets on the command track, never picked anyone from the counseling department. Pity too. Our cadets on the command track were top notch.” Revna sips her coffee. “Anyway, in these simulations, we always ended up with holographic crew because no one wanted to work with ‘counselors.’ So we used that to our advantage. The night before we snuck onto their ship and left them a few surprises. Jenik Fanzillic had a knack for…let’s just say, replicating people, and with access to psychological profiles…they got to face their fears. When we boarded, they had no idea what hit them.” Revna snickers a little. “Not one of my more, honorable moments, but a victory is a victory as they say. Of course we lost by default. Claimed we cheated.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor

“Okay that was brilliant. Too bad we weren’t there the same time,” Kelly let out a laugh. Getting serious for a second she looked at Renva concerned. This wasn’t the first time she noticed the counselor wincing.

“Well it was one of my better plans. I haven’t had the chance to really use those talents in awhile, but it was fun.”

“Is the lung condition permanent?” The question was blunt and to the point. Kelly ninety percent of the time was laid back and humorous but when needed she could cut through the red tape like a knife through butter. This business side of her was in stark contrast but needed to be there as a captain.

There was no way Kelly was going to let Revna’s answer change her position on the ship. The woman was a perfect fit for the ship however that did not mean some adjustments might not be needed that Kelly had to be aware about.

Being a counselor held unique challenges. Only stupid captains kept them at arms length or locked away in their offices. Their insight on the mental abilities of others at times was more important than whose phaser was bigger. From what Kelly could tell nothing would stop the officer from excelling at her job but there was no reason if an accommodation had to be made Kelly wouldn’t make it for Revna to do her job better or easier.

captain Kelly Bordeaux

Revna sighed, lost in though for a moment. “I don’t know. Long term, certainly. I go to sickbay every 3 days for treatment with the dermal regenerator and tissue migrator. The progress is slow. Some days I can’t even tell a difference. If it had been possible at the time, I probably would have two artificial lungs right now. But the last ones on hand went to officers whose lungs were, gone, and mine were salvageable. Most people think that getting an artificial organ is a simple request of a replicator, but it’s not.” She shrugs a little. “I was told that eventually the treatment might not work. That as the tissue migrator sped up my bodies own healing process that it might heal incorrectly. Surgery, to reopen the wounds and fix them might be possible, but the risk is very high. I haven’t gotten there yet, so for now I wait.” She sips her coffee a moment. “But I will admit to you captain, that some days it’s hard. It’s hard to remember to not laugh, to walk at less than half a normal pace, to fight the urge to not yawn because that is the lesser of the pain. But I’m alive, and I intend to be for a long time.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor

Kelly nodded at her explanation. It spoke the steely will and drive the woman possessed after experiencing things that would make most other officers crumble. “I admire your tenacity and spirit but in truth what else can someone do but give up or adapt like you have.” Taking a long sip of her coffee, Kelly leaned back relaxed and happy enjoying her time with Revna on a personal level instead of a purely professional one. “So what is it like serving with your sister? I know if Mike and I were on a ship together we would have a mutiny.”

Captain Kelly Bordeaux

Revna leaned back in the chair and stretched her legs out, holding onto the warmth of the coffee cup. “It’s a blessing and curse at the same time. Runa is....well she’s always been more light hearted than me. And that’s saying a lot. We always got along when we were kids. Always up to some prank or mischief. I was really confused when I first came on board and I was given the materials for the school. It didn’t occur to me that they thought I was Runa.” Revna smiled over the memory of walking into the school room, feeling totally overwhelmed at taking over civilian duties as well as her counseling duties to find Runa. “She knew I was coming here, but didn’t tell me. Well our letters got crossed in passing so I didn’t know. She’s…one of the kindest people I know, but full of life.” Revna shrugged a little. “It’s hard to explain. She has never had a desire to serve in Star Fleet but her favorite places to teach are ships or star bases. It’s strange having her here, now. She mother hen’s me to no end and drives me crazy. Tells me what I should and should not do, and then tries to enforce it.” Revna smiles almost laughing, “But I can’t imagine not having her here. And of course she is overly fond of the ‘twin’ trick. She’s already thrown a few people for a loop. And of course she always leaves it to me to explain what’s going on.” She sips the coffee, “It’s been amazing having her here. Though I’m sure her antics will eventually be my tipping point.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor

“I can’t imagine seeing someone that looked my reflection in the mirror walking about,” Kelly let out a laugh. “Still I knew a set of twins in the academy. Keith and Kent Kalloway. They used to change duty shirts between classes. I used to joke that they shared a brain along with a profile.” Kelly glanced at her watch. It was not that she was bored but more that she could not believe how fast and easily time flew with Revna. It had been a long time since she had had a female officer on the ship that Kelly felt she could bond with besides Lexi. There was an easy honesty with the new counselor.

Abruptly the door flew open and in bounced a kid about ten or twelve. “Hey Ms. Kelly,” she waved approaching the desk with a spring in her step. Seeing another person in the room the kid stopped. Hooking a thumb at the door she looked at Kelly and the woman a little surprised. “It was unlocked…that is why I didn’t knock.”

“You should always knock but it’s fine. Revna this is Maybelle. Maybelle this is our new counselor,” Kelly introduced the pair.

Maybelle looked the other officer up and down as if searching for something on her person. “Hi,” Maybelle flopped into the open chair next to Revna. “Do you like the ship? The old one was cool but this one is so much nicer.” Maybelle had an ease in the captain’s office that most officers rarely found.

Captain Kelly Bordeaux


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