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Second chances... [Jun. 12th, 2009|02:34 pm]
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::draws to halt a few paces away from the main entrance to Starfleet's hub, cocking head to take in building...and remember last occasion for visiting::

::tamps down glare of disgusted indignation with profound effort, tugging at uniform jacket one last time before heading in::

::winces as irony of gesture strikes::

I don't see why we couldn't do this over dinner as well. God knows, I need the comfort food.

From: capt_will_riker
2009-07-03 03:07 am (UTC)
::narrows eyes...the only thing more worrying than a rigid Vulcan is one who flirts with human personality...there's just no telling what they're up to::

::splays hands on table, picturing imaginary cards::

Little sense, maybe, but not nonexistent sense, Lieutenant. Voyager has well over a hundred crew members native to this quadrant aboard. I'm assuming Titan isn't packing a relative aboard for every one of them...

::looks to Paris for affirmation, just in case::

Tell me, what logic makes you special?

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From: dr_moira_paris
2009-07-03 04:14 am (UTC)
::finally decides to break silence, leaning forward to look down table::

Medical logic, Captain. Voyager may well have over a hundred people missing home, but only one of them requires a very specific treatment.

Her former security officer...Asil's father...suffers from a neurological disorder that can only be remedied by mind meld with another trained Vulcan...preferably a family member.

::glances to lt_asil, offering silent apology for laying family secrets out for public perusal::

According to reports, Tuvok's condition is only deteriorating. His contributions to Starfleet have been incalculable, and his memories and perspective should be preserved if at all possible.
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From: capt_will_riker
2009-07-03 04:19 am (UTC)
I'd rather you had stuck with 'she misses him'.

::squints again...who is she, anyhow?::

::shakes badgering curiosity off, settling focus on the Vulcan instead::

Don't get me wrong, Lieutenant, I'm certain you're capable and qualified. I just don't know what bull Command has been feeding you need to make certain you understand your position. There is no guarantee we'll encounter Voyager. Last time I checked, the Delta Quadrant is a big place, and she's still further in than Titan will be aiming for.

I need a functioning and focused security head, not a distracted stowaway.
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From: lt_asil
2009-07-03 04:31 pm (UTC)
::lifts brow::

Captain, let me assure you...even in my worst moments of emotional lapse, my focus is above and beyond that I have seen in anyone else present today.

::allows a moment of due offense for rest of room...most of rest of room...admiralparis is, oddly enough, smiling::

::eventually lifts corner of mouth again in gesture of peace::

...I believe my father's unique humor is also an invaluable trait to be preserved.
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