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Counseling, Asimina reports to have her head checked

Posted Sept. 17, 2020, 7:32 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Hannah Lori Asimina (Doctor) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Sathut (Counselor) in Counseling, Asimina reports to have her head checked

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Hannah sat back thinking about it. “I’ve been very well. I’m glad that I arrived before we hit the rift or my small transport would be wandering around in space lost trying to figure out where Saracen had gone. And of course those people still on the transport were away before the rift opened. As for me I’m doing quite well. The trip out was uneventful and not as long as I had anticipated. I’ve only arrived last night before we went through the rift.” Hannah made a curious face and took off her other external implant and fiddled with it momentarily and then replaced. “The only problem so far, is I keep getting too much feedback in my implants. That always happens on a new ship though, I just need to make a few adjustments over the next few days.”

Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

Sathut nodded slightly. “It’s quite the adventure we’ve found ourselves on, I agree.”

He watched as she adjusted her hearing aid. “Would it be helpful if I signed?” he asked, tilting his head slightly. He knew a few of the various signing systems used through the galaxy.

Sathut, CNS

Hannah’s eyes widened. “You know sign?” She didn’t meet many people who did. She considered his question, “It’s not necessary. Though I am always happy to sign with anyone who knows. But even in our advanced society it’s not common to find people her are versed in non verbal languages. It’s really a shame. They are very eloquent languages. For the purposes of our meeting I don’t think it necessary, though if you’d ever like to practice.”
Lt. j.g. Asimina

Sathut nodded slightly. “I know a few signs. I find them easier to learn than verbal languages, although I find challenges in both categories. Although my hands are more dexterous than those of most humanoids, I am missing one important feature.” At this he held up a hand for Hannah to see that instead of the standard four fingers and a thumb, Sathut was in fact “missing” one finger, his hand evidently built with only three fingers and a thumb. “This is the way we evolved. It was so fascinating at first to see people with five phalanges on each hand instead of four. It does present some difficulties sometimes,” here he paused and began to sign the equivalent of ‘most of the time I can work around it’.

Hannah nodded and signed I would say it is much like an accent in a verbal language. Referring to him finding a way around having 3 instead of 4 fingers.

“I agree on the eloquence of such languages,” he reverted to speaking aloud, the UT picking up his words in his own language and translating them. Sathut had never really been able to wrap his tongue around Federation Standard, so he liked to depend on the UT for his sessions so as to avoid miscommunications.

Sathut, CNS

Hannah sighed. “Unfortunately the UT doesn’t work for visual languages. You would need to have a camera built in and you would have to be facing the signer.” She has obviously put a lot of thought into it, but shrugs. It is not practical. So she learned to speak Federation standard and got her implants.
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

“I think you would love meeting a Kalaran,” Sathut reflected. “Aliens can be so fascinating at times. The Kalarans have a visual language composed of light pulses and colour changes on their heads,” here he lifted his hand and traced a path from his nose up to his forehead and over his eyes. “Bioluminescent strips. But I digress, we are not here to speak of them. How have you been feeling recently? Is there anything you would like to discuss?”

Sathut, CNS

Hannah took the time to think about his question. “I guess I’m feeling homesick. Having gone through the rift (OOC: I have no idea if we are back through it or not, but either way) I realized I couldn’t exactly write to my family. I mean they wouldn’t get it. I wouldn’t be able to tell them I’m okay, or know how they are doing. I wasn’t feeling like that when I boarded. I met the XO in the lounge earlier, and he was kind enough to point out which star was the Catawban sun, but it wasn’t really my sun was it?”
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor


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