Posted by Lieutenant Commander Avik (XO) in Side Sim- Self Reflections, XO’s Office
Avik’s restlessness flooded her system. The strong urge caused her to push away from her desk and wander her office, her vision absorbed the atmosphere she created for herself. The decor remained sparse compared to other offices she had been exposed to. It didn’t help Avik valued practicality over lovely imagery as each display piece served a purpose. Save one.
Her attention hovered over a specific holo display. A well-structured Vulcan stared back, his dark eyes familiar and filled with hidden emotion. Tension polluted her mind as it went taut from the stress. Guilt spread across the surface of her attention and blindsided the woman, her hand instinctively reached to gently touch Salkr’s face only to pass through it.
A sigh exited out of her nostrils before she pulled her hand back to her side. She considered the importance of removing the image from the display’s logs. Deep down, she knew it would never happen. Her sentimental emotions were still too strong to simply move on and forget the happiness her past brought her. When she reached her desk again, Avik brought up her schedule and noted Nox was due any moment. Recalling the counselor’s hospitality, the XO moved to the replicator. She decided on a simple chamomile tea with honey and sugar options. When the machine finished its rematerialization, she carried the tray to the cleared desktop where she waited for the counselor.
–XO, Avik, Lt. Cmdr
Much had happened since their last conversation about Avik’s personal and professional life and Sienna contemplated the recent incident where the ceiling in her own quarters collapsed due to a fire in Astrometrics on the deck above. She had thankfully suffered nothing more than a little smoke inhalation. It also had resulted in Avik being trapped for some time on a turbolift with Vora, a person with whom there was a little conflict. How had the XO been coming on since that incident? Sienna wanted to see.
She chimed in and entered when bidden, noting the gesture of hospitality immediately. “How kind of you. You know, my throat has been feeling a little scratchy lately and this is exactly what I needed. The tea smells delicious.” Sienna smiled with obvious pleasure and reached for a cup to doctor with the various options. She chose honey over sugar, wanting the thick liquid to coat and soothe the throat.
Her eyes traveled around the room, taking in the very on brand decor for Avik’s personality. “How have you been lately?”
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