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Holodeck 2- Cooking with the CNS

Posted June 21, 2021, 10:07 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Vora Zorell (Scientist) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Civilian Jerrin Yeceb (Student) in Holodeck 2- Cooking with the CNS

Posted by Lieutenant Siennadye Nox (Counselor) in Holodeck 2- Cooking with the CNS

Posted by Lieutenant Siennadye Nox (Counselor) in Holodeck 2- Cooking with the CNS

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Vora was quiet for a moment and then shrugged. “You have to keep in mind that I was and still am the only Tenraith in Starfleet. And there’s a part of me that wonders if it could have worked if I had been farther along in my recovery but I wasn’t, so it was just rather terrible an experience. But I can see how it could be incredibly useful for others. If there’s a way to signal to your brain that it’s safe when a trauma memory is triggered, it’s ultimately worth doing.” She smirked. “But as usual, I have to go about things a little differently. I’ve ruled out EMDR and exposure therapy as useful techniques, for me. But when I first came to the Federation, the relationship with my people was still fairly new. And when I joined Starfleet, even my physiology was not known well. I didn’t even know what the differences were. It was all something of an experiment and none of it was malicious. And post-rehab I was willing to try just about anything to make everything less intense. In the end the only thing that has truly worked is having time and distance from those events.” She cast Johann a warm smile. “That and newer and happier memories to push the bad ones away.”

Johann knew what that smile was about, and felt simultaneously happy for her and smugly satisfied with himself.

Jerrin meanwhile was eating his lasagna quietly. He wasn’t brooding exactly, but he was pensive. Vora noticed but for the moment let him be. If there was anything she had learned in the years since he came to the ship is that sometimes she just had to give him some space.

~Vora & Jerrin

“There are many useful techniques to help with trauma. Some take a shorter time to see results than others.”

“But anyway, it seems like it would still be worth trying for other people,” Johann said a moment later, pivoting the conversation slightly back to what it was originally about. “So that would still be worth following up on. I mean, people still work the same way in your universe, right?”

It was a question that wasn’t as silly as it sounded; there was some evidence that different quantum realities and other parallel universes had differences in human physiology that were also significant enough to induce differences in human behavior. Like in the so-called “Mirror Universe.”

– Johann Dvorak, CO

Sienna smiled. There were some things she would not speak of about her universe, but this she could certainly answer. “As far as I can tell, everything as far as most species physiology, its the same. biologically there is no difference. Culturally, it seems there are no differences either, though I have not been able to really explore that in person. Part of my time with the other Sienna searching for the man responsible for my being here was making those comparisons and discussing what was the same and what was not. It was a fascinating study to be honest.”

She turned to Jerrin, including him purposefully to pull him a bit out of his shell and get his mind off whatever he was concentrating on. “Would you cut the lasagna into squares and serve it please? 3 or 4 inch squares should do it. I think it has rested long enough that it won’t utterly fall apart.”

Nox, CNS

Jerrin’s face shifted to a darker yellow and he nodded slightly. He had already taken a piece of lasagna and had been eating it, but he set about cutting more for everyone else. Rising to his feet, he carefully carried the hot dish around the table and lifted a slice of lasagna to each each plate.

“Thank you,” Vora said to Jerrin, making sure to meet his gaze as he came by her and gave him a smile.

Returning to his seat, he cut off another bite of the pasta wondering if he had missed some sort of rule or something. He usually ate with his mom or on his own; he wasn’t sued to eating in a group with others who might have a different way of dong things.

~Jerrin

“Well, I’m impressed,” Vora said, looking at the lasagna. “This is quite the meal. I think I could learn a ting or two,” she said brightly.

~Vora Zorell, Sciences


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