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Years Past - Meeting Her Crush... But Not *That* Kind Of Crush

Posted Nov. 28, 2023, 4:43 p.m. by Lieutenant Kreed (Chief Medical Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Leah Hart (Nurse Practitioner/Counseling) in Years Past - Meeting Her Crush… But Not That Kind Of Crush

Posted by Lieutenant Kreed (Chief Medical Officer) in Years Past - Meeting Her Crush… But Not That Kind Of Crush

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Leah Hart (Nurse Practitioner/Counseling) in Years Past - Meeting Her Crush… But Not That Kind Of Crush
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She smiled at that. “A sentiment I think we both wish more people would embrace. There’s certainly enough chaos in the galaxy.” She paused and made a note before looking at him. “Would you describe this way of being as altruistic? Or mutually beneficial, or something else?”

~Leah Hart, NP

“Practical. No species would continue if they did not do what they could to support future generations. The same can be said of social constructs like governments.” Kreed said. “At no point can an organization or group of individuals hope to survive without the support of those who came before them. Thats just logic, is it not?”

Kreed

“On some level, yes,” Leah said. “But the thing about beings with emotions is that emotions aren’t always practical or logical. Sometimes people do things that run counter to what might be best for the whole, or even themselves. Some societies value individuality more, and others are very focused on the whole. Some fall in between. So while it might seem logical to look out for future generations, in practice not all do so, or do so very well. Some take centuries to get to that place. Earth was very much like that, actually. How it is now is not how it always was.”

~Leah Hart, NP

Kreed nodded slightly. “I am aware. But how it is now is something you humans tend not to give yourselves credit for.” He looked at her for a long moment. “Perhaps that is where the fundamental difference lies… your people feel the need to remind themselves of the past so they don’t make the same mistakes. My people tend to focus less on moment in the past and more on the journey as a whole. Perhaps that is why you are so susceptible to things like post-traumatic stress. You are hard-wired to retain the past so you don’t repeat it. We simply internalize such lessons without the need for the framework.” He paused. “For humans, I have seen an innate need to verify experiences. If I were to tell you ‘Don’t drink that, it’s hot.’, many of you would test that statement, even if it was painful to you. Saurians simply nod and order something else.”

Kreed

“An acceptance of learned wisdom,” Leah said thoughtfully before breaking into a grin. “I’m a little envious actually. I wish there were people in my life who could act in that fashion.”

She considered him for a moment. “How are you doing? I’m aware you’re still healing and I don’t want to wear you out. Are you good to keep talking? If you’d like to rest, I can come back another time. Maybe we can even find a nicer setting to chat?”

~Leah Hart, NP

Kreed pondered. “I am somewhat tired. But I would like to continue discussing with you. Perhaps tomorrow I could meet you in the cafe downstairs? They are the ones who keep sending me such nice snacks, I would like to thank them. Can we do that?”

Kreed

Leah nodded. “I will clear it with your team first, but I don’t think that shall be a problem. You’ll probably have to agreed to a hoverchair though. Hospital policy.”

“I’ll come by mid-morning and we’ll see where everything is at.” She turned off her PADD and smiled at Kreed. “Thank you for a most interesting discussion, Ensign. I look forward to continuing it.”

~Leah Hart, NP

“Likewise. I will see you tomorrow.” he said.

After she left, Kreed laid back and closed his eyes. As he drifted off to sleep, he realized the sensation of drifting off was not dissimilar to dying. “I should mention that tomorrow…” he said softly to himself as he fell soundly asleep.

Kreed


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