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Side-Sim 10-Forward: Coffee break

Posted Aug. 5, 2020, 1:45 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Hannah Lori Asimina (Doctor) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Yuri Scholz (Executive Officer) in Side-Sim 10-Forward: Coffee break
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Hannah smiled slightly. She wasn’t sure that finding a special coffee blend was the best that a Star Fleet carreer could offer, but it was certainly a perk. She wondered if you could program the replicator to make coffee as good as this? Hannah was taken a bit aback by the XO’s words, this ain’t a date or whatever. She would certainly hope not. She almost spit her coffee back into her mug. She’d only been on board a few days and she certainly was not looking to ‘date’ the XO. Oh the gossip that would cause and more importantly the complications to her job. “ein lästiges Insekt” she repeated the words, though her commbadge translated it faster than yesterday. “You taught at the Academy? I don’t know if I would have the patience for that. I could barely stand being there as a cadet, I don’t think I could go back to teach.” The noise is what had bothered Hannah. Catawba was a quiet colony, and peaceful. The sound was natural and no a lot of machines. A nugget about herself? Something that was not really a secret but that might help the XO understand her as a person and an officer. “I will often take my implants off. The constant noise of the ship: the engines, the machines, and the people can be overwhelming. So when I am on my own I’ll take my implants off, just to have a break.”
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

“Understandable” he paused “I am just fine with the constant engine noise and the crew chatter. It is something I got used through time! I would really love to study such devices as I was once Chief Engineer before the Academy. Never saw such things. And yes being tutor on an Academy ship was tough but incredibly useful. I learned a lot as much as a Cadet learns when he boards for the first time an Academy ship. It was called Zeus, she was a beautiful ship similar to this for size, class and settings. Maybe a little older but still functional. I don’t know what is her faith.”

Taking the PaDD he left on the table, Yuri was distracted by a sudden notice that appeared on the screen “May you apologize me a second? Warum es ist immer mich? (why always me? -translated)” he raged in german “Right, okay.” He threw the PaDD on the table “I’m done. My sister, is a damn insubordinate Ensign. I always receive some kind of report for her bad behavior!”

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

“Warum es ist immer mich?” she whispered to herself while the XO took care of what ever it was. She assumed it was always him because he was the XO and that came with a great deal of responsibility. “Your sister? She’s on board?” Hannah was an only child. Her parents had had difficulty in having her, and being on a colony world so far away, the medical facility was focused on more pressing matters than fertility issues among it’s inhabitants. Her parents hadn’t minded though. They always said that Hannah completed their family and they never wanted anything more. And there were plenty of children in the colony. Life had always been wonderful. When she was younger most of the children and adults learned sign language so she wouldn’t be left out of anything. They had all helped to help her parents find a way to get her her implants. It was more like a large extended family rather than a colony. That reminded her that she wanted to write home,but now that the ship had entered this…rift, or whatever it was, it would be awhile before that could happen.
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

“My sister? AH!” He chuckled loudly “I bet you not have her in here. She’s a disaster, a calamity magnet. She’s posting on another ship, the Holster. They give me reports of her behavior since my parents requested me to take care of her… I mean how the heck can I take care of her if I am here doing XO’s duties? I guess my position does not help that too. Lucky for her I love her like my other brothers. She’s the only female in family with my mother.” Sipping another bit of coffee and gazing through the space that was beyond the window, Yuri took the occasion to pause for a second and read again the report. It was stressful but he always kept promises “Anyway… you have some sisters, some brothers?” He asked the Doctor while rubbing his forhead.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

“That must be hard for her too. Knowing her brother has done so well, and he’s always watching. And to be the only girl.” Hannah shrugs. “I would imagine it was a little overwhelming, maybe. I have no point of reference though. I’m an only child. My parents had trouble having children and our small colony had no medical resources for such things.” She took a sip of her coffee again. “This is really good Cmdr. Thank you for sharing it with me.” Hannah watched him reread the report. “There were a lot of children on the colony though. The attitude was very much‘“it takes a village to raise a child,’ so we were more like a very large extended family on Catawba. Were you the oldest of your siblings?” Hannah stared out at the stars, wondering which one was her home. She wasn’t good with navigating by the stars and couldn’t tell one direction from the other, but she always wondered where it was in the field of view.

Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor


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