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CSO's Quarters- Looking in on Friends

Posted Feb. 25, 2024, 9:51 p.m. by Captain Dira Myqian (Commanding Officer) (Lindsay B)

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

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

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“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

“So I guess the question is whether the alcohol helps the fog, or in actuality makes it worse?” she said softly. Some days she wasn’t sure either, but so far she had managed to just focus on work as a distraction. Her promotion had been something of a saving grace even if it has also delayed the necessary processing.

Captain Myqian, CO


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