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Posted May 26, 2022, 10:33 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander T’Aria (XO / Navigation Officer) (Trinity Fister)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Pawl Batario (Engineer) in presim arrival on Chernov Ensign Batario tags xo

Posted by Lieutenant Commander T’Aria (XO / Navigation Officer) in presim arrival on Chernov Ensign Batario tags xo

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Pawl Batario (Engineer) in presim arrival on Chernov Ensign Batario tags xo

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Induction into the Federation seldom came without a healthy dose of scepticism. To many cultures, the Federation embodied ideals similar to and starkly distinct from their own. Although many laws and policies evolved from those on member worlds, most were based on human ideology. The Federation – in its current adolescence of just over a century – was very human-centric. T’Aria understood how off-putting the fear of losing one’s cultural individuality to a body governed predominantly by another species would be for prospective members. But the hesitation of the Betazoid people and the hesitation Pawl’s parents were not (in the way he described it) the same.

T’Aria could not help but wonder how their anger and uncertainty affected Pawl.

“We are in the process of introducing a permanent counselling presence on the Chernov,” T’Aria explained. “Think of it as a safe space to process your thoughts aloud. I believe we can all benefit, and I encourage you to seek out Doctor Kastarak’s services if only to establish a rapport.”

“I understand your time is valuable,” she continued a moment later, “so I will not barade you with needless questions. However, is there anything you would like to discuss?”

— T’Aria, XO

Pawl listened to the officer calmly and quietly. “That is interesting. Having a counselor onboard can have great advantages. Commander.” Pawl said sincerely. “I will consider that thank you, Commander.” PAwl said calmly. “time is always a crazy thing. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask commander.” Pawl said with a small smile. “How are we post to get to know one another if we hide in the shadows. observations might be one thing but first and experiences are a better way to get information.” Pawl said with a border smile.

Lt Jg Pawl Batario - Jo Engineer

T’Aria listened with narrowed, attentive eyes. Though she processed and understood his words with ease, she struggled to comprehend his sudden change in demeanour. He seemed at first hesitant to divulge anything beyond what was essential for his station. Now, he presented himself as an ‘open book’ (as her human colleagues so enjoyed saying) with a willingness to answer any question. T’Aria refused to infringe on his privacy, so she sooner went with an open question so he might choose the depth with which he wished to respond.

“I appreciate your openness,” she hummed, “and do know that I am here to answer your questions, too. I understand Federation starships may differ from those you are accustomed to. How can we accommodate you?”

— T’Aria, XO

“I appreciate that commander.” Pawl said slowly. “Yes, Federation ships are way different in design and functions.” Pawl added. “Accommodate?” Pawl said trying to answer the commander’s question. “I am not sure Commander?” As far as he knew He was doing his best to be open and sincere. “Please be open and honest with me! My Culture is one of openness and trust.” Pawl said with a smile.

Lt Jg Pawl Batario - Jo Engineer

T’Aria wavered, unsure of what Pawl meant by ‘open’ and ‘honest’. Were her words disingenuous? Was she unapproachable? T’Aria strived to meet Pawl where he was, to converse with him in a way that was natural for him. But she did not know how to be more open or honest without encroaching on her boundaries.

“I apologise. Please allow me to rephrase the question.” T’Aria waved a gentle albeit dismissive hand. “I meant to ask how we can aid your transition to the Chernov. How can we make you more comfortable while you settle in?”

— T’Aria, XO


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