Safe Harbors

Posted Jan. 21, 2023, 9:49 a.m. by Major General Charles Tenkiller (Vice-Commander, Colonial Customs and Defense Agency) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Sharah Fayth (Chief Star Fleet Medical Officer) in Safe Harbors

Posted by Civilian Yavia Crockett (Nurse - Sacred Heart Hospital) in Safe Harbors

Posted by Major General Charles Tenkiller (Vice-Commander, Colonial Customs and Defense Agency) in Safe Harbors
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He was in the den, and on the vid was the introduction to a movie starring Duncan Sampson, one of rhe galaxy’s best action stars. The title screen had gold letters that read Star Struck!, with the ‘Struck’ being hit with a fist. He looked up and said “Hey… mind-numbing brain junk food? Sound good?”


“Oh, I haven’t seen this one yet.” Yavia handed him his glass and then sat down next to him and stretched out, her glass resting on her leg. “That sounds perfect.” She leaned back, sipping at what ever fruity concoction she had made, foot bouncing along with the intro music.


It was roughly 45 minutes later. Sharah could feel them and hear their thoughts and tell even before she saw the open door to the den, they were waiting for her. She made her way quietly, though she was sure Charles heard her anyway, to the door and stood there, hands clasped in front of her and stated at him in disbelief. “You ran a BACKGROUND check on my shrink?!”


Yavia’s eyes widened and she reached over and stopped the movie. The answer to that question required their full attention. Yavia assumed that was the Korczak Sharah didn’t want to be late for. “Whoa…TK that’s…gutsy.” She was trying really hard not to grin and keep her amusement hidden. Sharah was going back and forth between being upset and understanding. She was gonna turn into a Roman candle if she decided on upset.

Charles held up a finger and said “Noooo… I read your shrink’s personnel file.” and he looked up at her. “And it just so happens that we know each other. He taught a Command course in Non-aggressive Interrogation that I took. And I finished first in his class, I’ll have you know.” and then he looked at V. “It was a really good course. All about ways to get a suspect to volunteer information without the usual tricks and threats.” he said, desperately trying to change the subject… and failing miserably.


Yavia nodded her head slowly, “Oh yeah? That explains a lot.”


Oh yeah, that explained soooo much. Including every time she marveled at how much the things Charles said reminded her of Korczak. Gods she was oblivious. Sharah swore in Betzed, it came out in an explosion of disbelief. “You might pass Korczak on the street and never notice him, but once you meet him, you never forget him. So don’t pass of the ‘Oh yeah I know this guy, huh, how about that.’ Especially not if you passed the top of his class.” She didn’t want to fight or be upset with him. She was also well aware after today she felt raw and exhausted. “So that night you asked me who he was, you knew, or suspected.” Sharah had a hard time staying mad at people most of the time, because she could feel why they did what they did. Even if she wouldn’t choose the same, she understood. “Explain to me, please, why. Why you felt it was okay to keep it a secret that you did that.”


Charles sighed in defeat and said “Because I had to… for work. Anyone we, the three of us, have constant or in this case mental health based, contact with has to be vetted for security reasons. I have access to the head of the CCDA on a daily basis and access to the senior leadership of the colony. A colony, need I remind you, with a long and storied history of assassinating just such individuals. As you two are connected to me, so anyone more than a passing acquaintance to you has to be cleared in the system. So either I can do it… or we can have Colonial Intelligence do it. I figured me doing it would be less invasive.”


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