Meeting the Lieutenant Governor

Posted June 4, 2023, 7:24 p.m. by Commander Tabris Asam (Chief of Engineering and Operations) (Brian Richards)

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Tabris walked into the office, absorbing the carefully curated aesthetic of the space. He took a moment to appreciate the thoughtful details; the tinted windows, the plants breathing life into the office, the stunning glass mosaic, and the striking spiral base of the coffee table. The blend of the natural and the modern, the tangible and the abstract, was simultaneously calming and stimulating.

At the sight of Eela Dasca, he smiled and offered a respectful nod. Her presence commanded attention, and her welcoming demeanor put him at ease. The floral embroidery on her jacket, intricate and delicate, stood out against her black and white attire, hinting at an appreciation for art and detail that mirrored the space she inhabited.

“Lt. Governor Dasca,” he greeted, his voice steady and warm. “Thank you for having me. This is quite an impressive office.”

She grinned. “Thank you. It’s certainly bigger than any I ever had in Starfleet, though like all of them, they serve a purpose.” She noted that he used her civilian title, which was exceptionally rare, especially for the Starfleet staff. It was almost startling in a way after months of feeling odd about and having to adapt to still being Captain Dasca even though she was no longer in uniform. At the Starfleet Complex was one thing, but here in the Government Tower it still felt odd/

He followed her gesture and made his way to the sitting area. He chose one of the light grey armchairs, settling in and angling himself to face her directly. The chair was as comfortable as it was stylish, offering a pleasant contrast to the formality of most Starfleet offices he had been in.

Dasca sat near him on the end of the sofa, a barely audible whir sounding as her body lowered.

“I appreciate your time,” he continued, leaning back slightly in his seat. “I’ve been looking forward to our chat. I must say, Oed V has already made quite an impression on me and my family.”

He met her hazel eyes with a genuine smile, eager to delve into the conversation and learn more about the bustling community he was now a part of.


“It is something special for sure,” Eela said. “I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I’ve been to many planets and colonies but not one like Oed, and never to settle permanently. It… has a unique way or working its way through you.” She shook her head. “I’ve spent my life in the stars, but had I known a place like this existed? I might have been tempted earlier.... maybe.” She grinned again.

“I’m curious what your first impressions of the colony are,” she said.

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

Tabris took a moment to collect his thoughts, looking at the various art pieces and plants around the room. When he finally spoke, his voice carried a warmth and honesty that felt inviting. He shifted his gaze back to Eela, his expression thoughtful. “The people are open and welcoming, and there’s a sense of unity that’s quite remarkable. My children have adapted quickly, and they’re eager to explore and learn more about this place. We’ve been welcomed with open arms, and that speaks volumes about the culture and the community here.”

Tabris paused, a soft smile playing on his lips. “I have to admit, the idea of settling down was always a distant thought, but seeing the kids so happy and excited here… it’s got me thinking. This might just be the place to finally plant roots.”

Eela nodded knowingly. It was the same for her. Her job meant a long term commitment, yes, but she hadn’t know until she got here just how life changing the place would be.

He chuckled softly, the sound warm and genuine. “My first impression? Oed is a vibrant, diverse, welcoming place that’s full of possibilities. I’m excited to see what the future holds for us here. Not just as a colony on the greater political stage, but personally as well.”


She tilted her head, sending her gaze upwards slightly as she mused. “There’s something special here that’s hard to accurately describe, but it’s like you said, it’s full of possibilities. In my experience so far Oed also has a way of revealing truths, and it’s not always pleasant, but necessary. It grounds its idealism in reality.”

“What do you know so far of how Starfleet operates here? And any questions on that front?” As the commander in-chief, she kept a more big-picture viewpoint on Starfleet operations but like any good former commanding officer, she kept her finger on the pulse and kept herself in the know.

~Eela Dasca, Lt. Gov.

Tabris leaned back slightly, his gaze thoughtful as he considered Dasca’s question. “In truth, my knowledge about Starfleet’s operations within Oed is rather limited” he began, his voice steady and calm.

“But as for the specific workings within the colony, I’m not as familiar yet. I know that Starfleet serves to bridge the gap between Oed’s own defense and outside threats, and has a significant role in maintaining the stability and safety of the colony. I’m also aware that Starfleet operates in close collaboration with Oed’s government and local defense forces, coordinating efforts to ensure the prosperity and security of the colony.”

Pausing, he rubbed his chin thoughtfully, his gaze meeting Dasca’s. “I suppose my main question would be about the dynamics of this collaboration. How are decisions made at a strategic level? And how does Starfleet balance its mandate and procedures with the unique needs and cultural norms of Oed? I imagine it must be a complex balancing act, and understanding that better would certainly aid me in fulfilling my role here.”


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