When you can't talk face to face

Posted Sept. 28, 2021, 7:24 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Brenna Neenna Atoded (Chief of Pets & 2nd Officer (COP)) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Richard Marsh (Person Who Keeps The CO In Line (XO)) in When you can’t talk face to face

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Brenna Neenna Atoded (Chief of Pets & 2nd Officer (COP)) in When you can’t talk face to face
Brenna, after being convinced to stay yet another night, was blissfully hiding under the blankets enjoying yet another day off. Richard had left for his shift taking Fenris with him. Geri seemed to be having a harder time with the situation than Fekri and Fenris. Fenris was like a 12 week old puppy with a giant bone for the first time. He couldn’t get enough of Richard. Fekri seemed content to greet Fenris enthusiastically at the end of the day and leave it at that. Geri on the other hand whined all day, sniffing at Fenris’ bed and food dish, his toys, and when he finally reappeared at the end of the day, Geri would not leave him alone. Two cold noses made their way under the blanket and nudged her hand. “Oh come on boys. Didn’t you eat with Fenris?” She groaned as she heard the whines. “Okay okay I’m up.” She slipped out from under the blanket and pushed the mass of hair out of her face. Fekri and Geri dancing around. They needed to go OUT.

She walked into the bathroom, picked up her hair brush and worked the knots out of her hair and then pulled it back using the clips on the counter. Brushed her teeth, washed her face, and then reappeared in the bedroom. She smiled with a glance at the closet, Richard’s things were always half sneaking out of the closet. She shook her head at the dresses hanging in the closet. She shook her head, “D$^& I replicated a lot of duplicates in 4 days. This is crazy, it’s like I live here.” She pulled one out and slipped it on, a warm pink, form fitting, floor length dress with long sleeves, and in traditional Betazoid fashion and a-symmetrical neckline. She slipped her feet into soft soled ballet style slippers and calling Fekri and Geri she headed out and to the arboretum to let them run. While the dogs ran and got out their energy, Brenna was tapping away at on a PaDD. A for his eyes only message appeared on his console. Good morning, Richard......I woke up and you were gone, it made me sad.

A little while later another message popped up on Marsh’s console. Hey, you can’t ignore me Richard…I’m persistent. Maybe not as much as you though. BUT I know what today is! He could almost hear the sing-song tone of her voice. It’s your birthday. And I got you a Captain America Cake! And for your present…I decorated your OFFICE!

Then over the ships comm came the whistle and then, “Attention Constellation Crew. This is your 2O speaking. Today is Lt Cmdr Marsh’s Birthday! Commence the Birthday Pranks! Atoded Out!”

Lt Cmdr Atoded, CoP

Bump for myself. Sorry I missed this one Jen. I will get on it! :-)

  • Matt

Suuuurrrreeee ya will..... :-P


The messages continued All. Day. Long. Brenna was having far too much fun at his expense, but still the guilt over what she had done years ago was an ever constant companion. And the what-ifs were a demon she could not ignore. Brenna might be 2O here, but she was still assigned to SF Intel and they could always reassign her at their whim. Towards the end of his shift another message appeared. You’ve been quiet all day. Have you finally remembered how crazy I am? Are you starting to wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into, yet again?

Do…do you remember sophomore orientation? Getting separated from everyone else at Redwood National Forest? I do. And there has not been one day in the last eight years that I have not wished for the ability to turn back time. I am so sorry, Richard.


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