Side Sim - Lera's second shift

Posted Jan. 19, 2021, 3:08 p.m. by Lieutenant Auleraine Brison (Engineering Officer) (Melissa Aragon)

Posted by Commander Jacen Drayke (Chief Engineer/2O) in Side Sim - Lera’s second shift

Posted by Lieutenant Auleraine Brison (Engineering Officer) in Side Sim - Lera’s second shift

Posted by Commander Jacen Drayke (Chief Engineer/2O) in Side Sim - Lera’s second shift


(takes place the afternoon after Mar and Revna have spoken ( ) ((there is more, that’s just before snip)) )

“I mean this is all just theoretical, you have to get the counselor to agree. I have done this with my wife before, she had trauma from an attack on her planet that left her badly scarred and scared to open to others for a long time. Relann… she is amazingly strong and working right now off ship to help reunite her people, but she needed to relive the moments of her greatest trauma to be able to find a way back to her normal. Even then it took a long time to get her 100%, but that was less to do with the trauma and more to do with…” Jacen paused as he thought on the term. “Alien ghosts?” he said, it sounded bizarre but he had been there and seen it all through their link himself.

“In theory being able to conquer your greatest fear head-on could help, or… and this is just me spitballing here, could make you spiral too. That’s where the counselor would need to come in and monitor as this goes on. It’s worth a suggestion, but that’s all I can do for you is to give you a suggestion to take to her.”

Drayke, CE

Lera frowned. “So you think me reliving it will make me better? I don’t see how. I mean, I’m fine now. I relive it every time I close my eyes.” She laughed, but it was nervous and shaky. Fine was a relative term and she doubted, with this transpiring, that her idea of the definition and the Counselor’s was the same. “I’m going to go sort this out. I’m sorry about the shift. I’ll be back before the end of it, I’m sure.”

“Reliving it isn’t exactly the idea, it’s confronting it head-on. As I said, it’s just an idea, but fighting the events in a controlled environment might help. It really all depends on what you think you can handle.” Jacen said, knowing nothing like this would ever be easy. Sometimes the hardest thing was to confront what you feared the most. Sometimes though you had to get to a point where fighting something head-on was something one could handle. Fresh wounds were hardest to go head on against.

She stood up and shook her head. “I don’t get this. I’ve been functioning fine, I have a relationship with an Orion, for all that’s dark and holy! I’m not damaged.” The words weren’t meant for anyone in particular, but she muttered them none the less. “I’ll straighten this out and be back shortly.” She glanced at him. “Permission to go, Sir?” The words seemed a bit off for her. She wasn’t sure what made her ask now, and her voice was as uncertain as her mind.


“No one said damaged, but we all live with our baggage. I watched as my sister was assimilated by the borg as her fiance’ had to kill her before we could escape. That was… a very long time ago… but it’s not something I often want to think about. It is though a part of me… always will be. You have to find a way to deal that doesn’t burn you at both ends, otherwise, you will be good to no one.” Jacen said as he took a deep breath as he stood.

“I am here for you, but I can’t counter the counselor… and if my idea doesn’t appeal to you then there are perhaps other ideas to itch around. I don’t want you to think you can’t come to me for help. With that said… I guess I don’t need you for anything else.”

Drayke, CE

Lera took a deep breath and nodded. “Thank you, Sir. And I’m sorry about your sister. I’ve known others who lost family to Borg. It’s not easy. I’m here for you as well.” She smiled lightly and realized she was stalling. At his dismissal, though, she nodded once more. “Ok, I’ll go see her. We’ll get this straightened out. I promise.” She turned on her heels and moved out of Engineering and towards the Counselor. The last thing she wanted was to relive it. But on the other hand, she’d been thru it once. Maybe showing the Counselor she could go thru it again would prove she was fine.

So it was with that in mind that Lera headed off to settle this once and for all.


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