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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Luceo » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:59 pm

When someone hands you an olive branch, take it. And squeeze it for oil.

Well done, and good to see she's gonna reply. :)
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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Holly Kolodziejczak » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:43 pm

Ugh, parents, amirite? :roll:
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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Vanessa Brinkman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:57 pm

Holly Kolodziejczak wrote:Ugh, parents, amirite? :roll:


saaaaaaame
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Uncomfortable Messages

Postby Vanessa Brinkman » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:56 pm

T'Lira took this brief chance to compose a letter to her father, spending some time on word choice, as he was likely to pick up on any odd word choices she would normally use.

TO: Sevan, Vulcan Science Academy, Shi'Kahr, Vulcan
FROM: Lt. (j.g.) T'Lira, SCI, USS Atlantis
CC: (not applicable)
SUBJECT: Your recent letter

MESSAGE:

I have deleted your previous messages because I found them to be distasteful in how you referred to the way I have chosen to comport myself and my life. Hence, why I have not deemed it fit to respond to any messages from you, Mother, or any of my siblings save for T'Pela. I speak only to T'Pela because she does not share the family distaste for Starfleet and, by extension, myself. Are you aware that she alone has sought to contact me and actually discuss matters other than why I joined Starfleet? Clearly not, or you would have changed your topic of communication some time ago.

I am well aware that Starfleet attracts conflicts with other powers. This may come as a surprise, but I served as a fighter pilot during the most recent conflict. I found it to be a worthwhile duty and would do so again if called upon. I am no stranger to conflict, just as I am no stranger to peace. Starfleet functions best in peacetime and exploration, but they are hardly unprepared for conflict. Any power or body of people with combat experience cannot help but to attract unwanted attention. Also, the recent war with the Tzenkethi has been brewing for some time. One cannot please everyone, as you well know.

As I have had a choice, I have chosen to focus more on my career and the people around me who actually support that decision, instead of the people who do not support my choices. I shall provide you with an update of my life.

I have fought in numerous engagements, both during the Dominion War and during recent times. My friends have done so as well. Elena is a captain, Edward is a doctor, and Kyrembril is an engineer. There have been changes to my personal life as well that I do not wish to discuss with you at this time, as you would no doubt feel the need to cast more disparaging words towards my life choices.

I have said my piece and wish to say little more until you give me a reason to do so.

END MESSAGE
MESSAGE SENT

T'Lira paused for a brief moment to reflect on the cutting nature of her words. Perhaps her father deserved to hear those words. It was her hope that they would enable him to see past... how was it that Kyrembril had put it once... "to see past that giant pile of bullshit he's got in his way". It was an odd turn of phrase, yet accurate all the same.
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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Holly Kolodziejczak » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:09 pm

:iceburn:

She's not bitter or anything.
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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Luceo » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:58 am

Daaaaaamn, Vulcan smackdown! Well done and nice to see that all laid out like that.
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Regulation Sixty-Eight

Postby Vanessa Brinkman » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:01 am

Joint Log with CMO Kymar Dremel (Stardate 11510.07)

Spinning the PADD idly after reviewing the notes on it, Dremel sat behind his desk in the tiny broom closet they called an office on this ship and waited. Shouting at Tyler hadn’t sat well with him, the kid hadn’t been taking the shot for the last few decades like the rest of the senior crew, but there were certain things that Medical personnel should know better. Perhaps he was holding Slade to a higher standard than the other people in the Atlantis’ medical department, but he had potential - he just needed a guiding hand, firm or otherwise. T’Lira on the other hand…

So he sat and waited, watching the door.

T’Lira walked into the rather small Sickbay and went straight to the CMO’s office, pressing the chime once. Already, she was coming up with responses that she felt were suitable for the inevitable questions.

“Come.” Dremel’s voice rang out through the door, noting the slightly harsh tone, and modulated it as the Lieutenant walked in.

“Take a seat, Lieutenant.”

With some slight hesitation, she sat down in the offered chair and waited.

He watched her for a moment, wondering if he should take the same route that he had for Slade. Placing the PADD down with a click he leaned forward slightly instead.

“I take it that you haven’t told the Admiral, yet?”

Somehow, she knew that would come up. It just seemed inevitable. So, it was an obvious response.

“No. Tyler and I plan to inform him after this simulation, or test, if that is what it is being called.”

The Doctor watched her blankly.

“I don’t think I need to tell you that, typically, he should have been informed beforehand. You were the last person I expected to be in this situation, honestly, but Vulcan or not we all make mistakes.”

That seemed rather amusing to her. And is that was this was? A mistake? Most certainly not.

“I did not know beforehand, therefore I could not inform him at such a time. We have chosen to inform him after this test so that there is no distraction in achieving what is obviously the lofty goal of outwitting the entirety of Starfleet. And while you may see this as a mistake, I do not.”

Leaning back in his chair, his expression dropping slightly in disappointment, he rattled off dryly as if by rote.

“Regulation sixty-eight, section four. All crew serving onboard Starfleet vessels, without exception, are to report to Sickbay once per month to be administered the contraceptive shot. This may only be waived with authorisation from the vessel’s commanding officer, supplemented by the Chief Medical Officer. I see no such authorisation in your records, Lieutenant, and I saw none in Ensign Slade’s, and there is your ‘mistake’. The fact that you both missed your shots, then overcame the genetic hurdles in becoming pregnant with a Vulcan mother and Human father, in such a short amount of time is - frankly - astonishing. You can do the math, I’m sure.”

Dremel leaned forward again, wishing this could be going better. But then...Vulcan. Although he felt somewhat like a father berating his children.

“I don’t think you realise how much trouble this causes, Lieutenant, the reason that we have these regulations in the first place - for all of its Scientific endeavours, Starfleet is a military organisation first. Ensign Slade is a Doctor, he should have known better, and I had thought that you might be at least somewhat chastised by the situation you’ve put yourself in - but I don’t think that’s the case at all.”

Dremel watched her quietly for a moment. “The question now, is, what’re you going to do about it?”

It took a moment of thought, but she found the answer she was looking for.

“To be quite honest, I do know exactly what this situation entails, and what will likely occur in the near future. However, I believe that the best thing to do is, as humans say, to take it one step at a time. Despite my lack of suitable regret in your opinion, I am aware of my slip in forgetting to visit Sickbay for the monthly shot, but there has been a war on, and that can distract people, with the relief of surviving past the battle at hand. I will admit that I erred in forgetting the shot, but that is all I will admit in this case.”

With that said, she leaned slightly back in the seat and waited for what would come next.

Dremel simply nodded, his voice quiet.

“Logically, the best course of action in order to continue with your current duties would be to terminate the pregnancy. Obviously that’s a decision for you and Tyler to make together, and I will leave it in your hands. However...if you wish to carry the child to term, I would suggest that you speak to Admiral Blackthorne first and find out just how he wants to handle the situation.”

He could tell in the way she sat that termination wasn’t going to be on the cards, logical or not. The older Bajoran’s visage softened briefly, weariness evident around his eyes. “I don’t think you quite realise what you’re in for, T’Lira. Carrying a child is no small feat, and on a military vessel you can magnify that ten-fold….Whatever your decision, I want you to report to Sickbay once we’ve returned to the Atlantis.”

T'Lira offered a slight nod.

"I will discuss this with Tyler at the earliest possible chance. I do wish to offer a reminder that the Atlantis is a Sovereign-class vessel, a class that was designed to accommodate families, although Starfleet has shifted that directive in past years."

Dremel waved a hand slightly.

“Families, not pregnancies, and not pregnant officers. There’s a difference. On a station, on a planet, the environment can be controlled, monitored, things can be put the way they need to be. Out here, we don’t have that luxury, and if you do decide to go through with this pregnancy - assuming the Admiral allows you to remain onboard for your term - I will be putting you on light duties and restricting you entirely from away team missions and extra-vehicular activities. That baby’s health becomes my responsibility, and you’re the environment I have to control.”

She nodded.

"And at such time, it would only be logical to comply with medical directives. Although... I would miss piloting a fighter for that time."

For the first time, a brief smile ghosted across the Doctor's lips. "Welcome to the world of parenting; there's going to be so much more you can no longer do."

She lifted a single eyebrow.

"Of that, I am more than aware."

Dremel’s gruff exterior lifted back up and he nodded.

“Good. Dismissed, Lieutenant, you have until tomorrow to speak with the Admiral - the sooner he knows, regardless of what’s currently going on, the better. We don’t want to pass through a Nebula that goes and irradiates your child to death before it’s even had a chance to work out those eyebrow muscles. Tyler’s in the cargo bay working off some steam.”

T'Lira almost argued. Almost. Yes, a discussion certainly needed to happen. With a slight nod, she stood and left, mulling over a few thoughts.
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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Luceo » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:51 am

What a great log about real issues from two different perspectives that meshed nicely into a cohesive narrative. Well done!
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Re: SCI Lt. JG T'Lira

Postby Holly Kolodziejczak » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:39 am

Oh, the positions that we put ourselves in... that result from the positions that we put ourselves in.

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Wartime Pranks

Postby Vanessa Brinkman » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:35 pm

Edward was clearly annoyed again. T'Lira could hear him swearing in... was that Klingon? Elena and Kyrembril were discussing something quietly and the other ensigns on their team were either asleep or cleaning their weapons. A few lieutenants wandered about and a lieutenant commander kept watch from above. The team CO, Commander Shtharssh, stalked around, his tail swishing as he muttered to himself.

"Elena. Elena."

"Huh? What's up, 'Lira?"

Instead of making a comment about the annoying nickname Elena had given her, T'Lira chose to gesture slightly at the lieutenant commander on watch. The man was fiddling with something.

"What is that object he is holding?"

"That? Oh, that's a Houdini. We're supposed to be setting up a field, but we got some defective ones, so he's trying to fix them. Thank God for engineers, huh?"

"Hey, aren't you lot supposed to be resting before tomorrow?" the commander spun and snapped out his words, his ears flattened back and his tail twitching.

"Aye sir. We're just curious is all," Kyrembril spoke up, her tiny voice being amplified by her inherent Betazoid telepathy.

Shtharssh just snarled softly, "Just get some sleep. I won't be merciful if you aren't at your best tomorrow."

Another ensign snickered, "No, he won't."

"Shari! Quit scaring the newbies!" Lieutenant Tompkins teased the young Trill ensign, who just rolled her eyes.

T'Lira recognized Shari Kyon. She'd graduated two years before them and was known for causing trouble and pranking her fellows.

"One of these days," the Trill declared, "I will be assigned to a post where I can actually be useful and have a little fun!"

Elena rolled her eyes and Kyrembril frowned. Edward just snorted and rolled over, closing his eyes. Kyon and Tompkins instantly launched into their traditional argument of what "fun" meant.

How such a word could have various meanings was beyond T'Lira at the moment. It had been sixty hours since she had last slept, having elected to assist in guard duty. As Elena and Kyrembril fell asleep, T'Lira wondered just what they would wake up to in the morning.

It turned out to be a small cloud of Houdinis floating about with odd faces drawn on them in silver.

For the rest of the mission, Kyon looked exuberant and quite proud of herself as they sent the decorated Houdinis towards the enemy.

And to this day, she still kept one of them (deactivated, of course) so the children she watched could be amused by its antics. At least, that's what Taril had said in his latest message.
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