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CSO's Quarters- Looking in on Friends

Posted Feb. 23, 2024, 5:11 p.m. by Lieutenant Achilleas Petrakos (Chief Science Officer) (Matt Evans)

Posted by Captain Dira Myqian (Commanding Officer) in CSO’s Quarters- Looking in on Friends

Posted by Lieutenant Achilleas Petrakos (Chief Science Officer) in CSO’s Quarters- Looking in on Friends

Posted by Captain Dira Myqian (Commanding Officer) in CSO’s Quarters- Looking in on Friends
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There was a feeling of deja vu as Dira pressed the chime on Achilleas’ quarters, though she had no intention of repeating their antics this time. As nice as it had been to kick back, relax, and talk with a friend, leaving his place drunk again was a terrible idea. The idea made her smirk a little, though the moment passed quickly as she remembered that the CSO had been through quite the ordeal recently.

Captain Myqian, CO

The door slid open and a heavily slurred “Cooome innn~~” wafted out of it. A look through the door would show a very darkened room with a silhouette of a person sitting by the familiar coffee table. On and around the table were what looked like bottles in various states of disarray.

CSO Petrakos

She didn’t have any expectations when she stepped in but this was certainly not it. “Achilleas?” she said, staying in the doorway, the light from the corridor silhouetting her figure.

Capt. Dira Myqian, Commanding Officer

“Ohhhh, Diiiraaa!” Achilleas continued to slur his speech. “Come come come come, ooooon in!” He giggled a little bit though whether it was in good humor or a tad manic was anyone’s guess.

CSO Petrakos

This time the drunkenness was one-sided and Dira took slow steps into the room, letting the door close behind her. It took a moment for her eyes to adjust and she sought him out in the dim room. She sat on the floor near him and eyed someone who was becoming a friend. “I didn’t realize you were having a party. You should have invited me.”

Captain Myqian, CO

Achilleas quietly laughed in a way that made it seem as if he was teetering on an emotional precipice. “I would have if this was a partay.” He said as he seemed to sober a little. “Maybe more like a pity party, ha!”

CSO Petrakos

“Why the need for pity?” Dira asked. It was hard to ignore his state, both physical and emotional, and it was hard not to fall back on what she would do if this was a professional visit. In this instance, the approach had value.

Captain Myqian, CO

Achilleas sighed, and for a moment, his eyes lost focus as if he were contemplating something deep. “It’s just… the aftermath,” he mumbled, his voice carrying a weight of exhaustion. His hand instinctively moved to the back of his head, a subtle indication of the persistent headache that lingered from his recent recovery from a traumatic head injury. “You know, the kind that doesn’t wash off with a sonic shower. The painkillers help, but they can only manage so much.”

CSO Petrakos

Her chest tightened and Dira moved in farther and she took a seat on the sofa, lowering herself slowly. “Yeah, I know that all too well. The physical stuff takes time to heal, but that’s not the only part of it. It’s the unexpected feelings and flashes of memory that can really take you by surprise.”

Captain Myqian, CO

Achilleas gave a small nod, appreciating the understanding in Dira’s words. “Exactly,” he replied, the strain of the recent events evident in his eyes. “It’s like… trying to navigate through a fog. Some moments are clear, others…” He trailed off, not wanting to delve too deeply into the complexities of his current mental state.

CSO Petrakos


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