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Lt. Gov Xavier pondering his future

Posted May 7, 2021, 10:11 a.m. by Captain Parker Xavier (Lt. Governor) (Sidney Parker)

Posted by Lieutenant Tyra Schroll (Chief of Engineering and Operations) in Lt. Gov Xavier pondering his future

Posted by Captain Parker Xavier (Lt. Governor) in Lt. Gov Xavier pondering his future

Posted by Lieutenant Tyra Schroll (Chief of Engineering and Operations) in Lt. Gov Xavier pondering his future
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Xavier sat in his office. He was twisting his pointer device in his fingers. What he was really doing was pondering if it was time to hang up the Lt. Gov role and maybe SF altogether. He was, without a doubt, the most dedicated SF officer there was. However it had consumed a large part of his life. Running OED was another heavy burden. Not one he hated but he thought to himself was it time for a change. If a command presented it self would that be enough? Or was it time for more?

Xavier
As Xavier was pondering, Tyra’s voice came over his comms link =^=Lt Gov would you care to have coffee?=^= She asked as she sat in her office

CE

Xavier snapped out of his doldrum self pity. He managed a smile.

=^=Yes I would. Your office or a place with better scenery?” He asked.

Xavier

=^=My quarters. I’ll make dinner to go with it.=^= Tyra offered already having a plan in mind for dinner.

CE

“I will be there.” He answered.

After about 20 minutes he arrived to her quarters. Being the Chief Engineer she had a good billet as they used to say in the old Earth military. He hit the chime and waited.

Xavier

OOC: Just keeping this alive for now.

Sidney

Tyra looked at the clock “Enter.” She said from the kitchen area “Sidney, come in.” She said gesturing to the bar stool “Coffee or something stronger?” She asked as she stirred a simmering pot of something that smelled very fragrant.

“How are you doing tonight?” She asked as she stirred the pot and took out some flat bread that had been warming in the oven “So dinner tonight is Morroccan Chicken with Nan.” She said

CE

OOC: Actually its confusing but his name is Parker Xavier but everyone calls him by his last name. However Parker is fine in this case.
IC:

He came in and smiled.

“Fine thank you.” as he leaned in and hugged her. Something he rarely did but he wanted to establish that this was off the hours and casual.

“Are you kidding that meal sounds incredible.” He added.

In fact the heaviness he had felt before lightened quite a bit suddenly.

Xavier

OOC: Just posting here since I will not be available to post Saturday and don’t want to be too far behind.

Sidney

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Sidney

OOC: Moving this along some.
IC:

Xavier sat down at the table after making himself a drink. Wine was always the drink of choice at a meal like this but he preferred whiskey. Wine was not his thing and never had been. Of course the glass of water was a nice balance. Whiskey washed worries away but water took care of the food.

Xavier

Tyra smiled “There’s whiskey on the side board.” She said pointing to the cabinet next to the door as she dished up dinner into bowls and put the nan on a plate and poured two glasses of water “Dinner’s served.” She said taking a seat “Penny for your thoughts.” She said “You sounded distracted when I asked you to dinner earlier.” Tyra said looking at Parker “Everything okay?”

CE

“Well being perfectly honest.” He said as a start as he poured a whiskey. “I am not sure where I am at right now. SF wise and in life. I was wondering if my time might be up here. Maybe in SF as well.”

He was musing out loud and realized he had spoken more than he had intended. However he felt comfortable to stalk to Tyra.

Xavier

Tyra smiled “That’s understandable Parker.” She said “You’ve been here almost as long as I have.” She added “And you’ve been in SF for just as long as I have.” She acknowledged “We’ve both given our lives, literally for the betterment of OED.” She said “It’s hard when you really have no life outside of work…it makes it hard to balance.” She said “If you decide to leave, what do you want to do?”

CE

“Well that is the 100 credit question isn’t it?” He answered. “I have no real idea. And you. What if you left SF, what would you do?”

He was surprised he was actually having a conversation with a person who could understand his unique situation.

Xavier

OOC: Just keeping this alive for now.

sidney

Tyra thought for a moment “I would probably return home and work as an engineer.” She said “Or become an instructor at one of the local colleges.” She said as she finished up dinner and brought it to the table.

CE

“Dinner’s ready.” She said as she sat down at the table. “What has brought all this thought about?” She asked looking at her friend as she dished up the food. She felt very comfortable and she enjoyed spending time with Xavier.

CE

“Hard to say. I have been at this for a long time. Maybe its time to hang up the badge.” He answered. “Wow dinner looks great.”

Xavier was trying to switch gears now. He did not want her to think he was just a brooding executive lamenting the good life.

Xavier

Tyra smiled “Understand that and thanks. It’s a fairly easy receipe and its very filling.” She said “What are your plans for your next day off?” She asked.

CE

“Maybe walk the park and hang out. As I get older I prefer the real thing vs the holo experience. And You?” Xavier answered and then asked.

Xavier

“I was pondering going out to the stables and going for a ride.” She said “I haven’t had much of a chance to go see Rosebud and take her out for a ride.” She said “I do make sure that she is fed and brushed but not much beyond that recently.” She said “Other than that, maybe just going and checking out some of the new shops that we have on the OED. Things are constantly changing.” She added taking a bite of the food.

CE

“You know I used to find little diversion to break the monotony but its not working anymore. Do you know you and I are one of the few originals here. You much more than even I. Do often think its your time to move on?” He aksed.

Xavier

Tyra looked at Xavier “I have given it some thought, but it just seems that I keep staying here and doing what I need to to keep the OED going.” She said as she took a sip of her wine “There are days that I wonder what life would be like if I were back on earth and then I realize that it would be very boring and I wouldn’t have you to talk to.” She said.

CE

“It’s certainly nice to have a friendly face to talk to. Its just that one day you look up and everyone is different. If I did not see you and Longstreet here there would not be much familiarity.” Xavier said waxing poetic.

“Don’t let me bring you down. I’m just being retrospective today.” He added.

Xavier


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