Talking instead of Thoughts Part 1
Season 2 Episode 2: The New Frontier
Location: Personal Quarters/Counsellors Office
Timeline: Mission day 13
A JP between Major Donovan and Lt Walon
- Counsellors Office -
Iria figured it was time to try to get with Donovan and see how the woman was coping with the loss of her telepathy. It was never clear how some folks reacted to such a loss. Some considered it a blessing to have only their own thoughts in their head, while others considered it a great loss. Iria herself was not that strong but she got random thoughts from time to time and found them to be quite interesting. She hit her commbadge and hoped that Donovan had been able to get some rest since the last time she saw her.
=/\=Walon to Donovan are you feeling up for a talk?=/\=
S'arila was in her quarters trying as hard as she could to hear the thoughts of the crew on the ship since she returned to the ship she had been put on light duties until the ships Counsellor had spoken to her. Try as she might she could no longer hear others thoughts "nope nothing" she was in two minds as to if this loss was a blessing or a curse, she was roused from her attempts and own musings by her Commbadge, she tapped it to make the connection.
=/\= Donovan here Counsellor, I was expecting to hear from you, the medics said I had to speak to you as part of my trauma treatment, but I will be there in ten, Donovan out=/\= she closed the link as she stood up in one fluid motion picking up her tunic and exiting the room. She walked down the corridor and then turned into another and straight into the nearest turbo lift. When the doors closed "Counsellors Officer" she said and the lift whisked her to her requested destination or as close to it as one could get.
When the lift opened, Donovan knew she had herself a short walk to Walon's office, as she walked she thought back to her time in another reality, all counsellors had become warriors, well those who survived the initial strikes and they never took appointments, this reality was a lot nicer and cleaner than the one she got pulled from. It did not take her long till she was standing outside of the Counselling office, she walked in.
"Lieutenant Walon, it's me Major Donovan!" she announced herself "we had an appointment I understand?" she asked.
"Come in and make yourself at home Major," Iria replied as she regarded the doorway of her office. She was still not used to the office, even after several appointments taken care of she was not used to her own working space. She would get used to it, though. Folks adapted to all sorts of things...
S'arila entered the office and took the offered seat, she currently wore special glasses that were tinted a faint red, but the illusion was that she had human eyes, the glasses allowed her to see as a normal sentient being like a human or Andorian. But what she saw around her was in black and white, it was quite an adjustment and whenever she sat at the tactical console she had to adjust the screen to a mode that her glasses assisted eyes could read. Now however she removed her glasses and gently rubbed a thumb and index finger at the edge of her eyes.::
"Doctor Walon, could you please lower the lighting two levels, I have a light sensitive vision and at their current level the light would hurt my eyes," Donovan said.
Iria nodded, " Computer set the lights to my relaxed setting please," she gave a wry grin, "I have bright light issues as well but I try to keep the lights up for everyone else's benefit." she paused and then asked lightly, "Would you like anything to from the replicator or a fresh real cup of tea?"
Looking up and showing her eyes, which seemed to glow of their own accord "I am good thanks, I may be half human, but my alien heritage allows me to go without sustenance for longer periods than that of a normal humanoid sentient. But feel free to have one yourself" Donovan said and waited till the Counsellor had returned and sat down "If this where the questions start?" Donovan asked.
Iria nodded lightly, "If you are ready yes we can begin." she paused and set aside her cup of tea. "First off how are you feeling right now?" she asked while regarding Donovan. Iria had met numerous folks while in her career in Starfleet but she could easily admit that she had not come across another with solid red irises like Donovan had. It did not bother her it was a curiosity but nothing frightful. While a few things actually bothered Iria and not many folks knew that. Lots of things caught her pique though and she was not afraid to ask questions once she knew if it was not offensive to do so.
Major S'arila Donovan [PNPC: Somers]
Bravo Unit Commander
Lieutenant Jg Iria Walon