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Coffee and chit chat

Posted on Tue Feb 18th, 2020 @ 12:34pm by Lieutenant Amélie D'Aramitz

Mission: Under A Glassy Surface, Where We Don't Belong...
Location: Cupcake shopee


Cassandra was not sure exactly how much she'd drank the night before with Krahl. But it apparently had been enough to justify the constant throbbing that was the equivalent to two boulders rolling around in her skull and just to add insult to it all a third rock that seemed to sloosh around and wreak havoc on her insides. Strangely her only real worry she had as she'd slipped out the door of her quarters was in line with what ridiculousness had Krahl possibly let her get away with and if she must or may not end up watching herself doing something stupid on the security feed with her CO? She prayed not. Normally when she over indulged she'd spend hours in the gym as a sort of punishment or pence for her lack of impulse control. But today she couldn't.

Cassandra had felt awful having to bow out of the coffee date with Amélie. Even if it had been to go on the away team she had still found that oddly enough she was disappointed at the missed opportunity. Found that she'd even been looking forward to meeting the counselor again on a social level aside from the usual professional level she was accustomed to. Plus the occurrences on the away mission had reminded her of just how disconnected and almost alone she was in the world. Maybe it was time to start reaching out more.. maybe make a few new friends.. It's what had motivated her to reconnect with Amélie and arrange this get together this morning.

Amélie was sitting at a table outside the cupcake store where they had agreed to meet, head down, her long dark hair falling around her face like a curtain as she was firmly engrossed in the PaDD in her hand.

It was mere happenstance that made her look up, just in time to see Cassandra approaching. Offering a wave, she closed the PaDD and set it aside. In truth, she had been looking forward to meeting up with Cassandra again, even more so since she was still technically off duty, as was most of the counselling department while repairs were being made.

Cassandra waved back offering what she hoped was a friendly smile as she slid into the chair across from Amélie. "Sorry for being a tad late. Almost didn't hear my alarm this morning." She said her fingers going automatically to rub her throbbing temples. "Today is indeed the best day for a real cup of coffee. A real strong, black, kick my dumbass self in the head cup of coffee." She looked at Amélie then and smirked. "How's your morning going so far?"

A slight hint of colour rose up in Amélie's cheeks as she offered a sheepish grin to Cassandra. "I was just reading a really trashy romance novel," she said with a nervous laugh. "I'm off work for a few more days while I finish healing and while the counselling offices are repaired, so I'm making the most of it."

This actually made Cassandra laugh. "You heal? What about that poor bonsi tree I heard about?" She taunted. Yes, security had watched the feed of the gravity going out in the medical section. The moment the occurrence had been reported it had become entertainment and was still trending in the junction 3 check point. "So opted for the Marvin Gaye approach with your healing process eh?" Cassie joked. "What's the plot so far?"

"It's just a dumb story," Amélie laughed, her face flushing even more. "So, how are you recovering after your adventure down to the surface?" She paused for a moment. "I've heard so many stories from others. You know what, on second thoughts, don't answer that. How about we just get coffee and cupcakes instead."

"That would be delightful, thank you." She'd embarrassed the poor girl. Cassandra thought feeling awful for it but not sure how to apologise without making it worse she let it go for now. "I can't wait to get a taste of some fresh coffee." Boy wasn't that the truth. Then as if by some stroke of bad luck Cassandra's comm badge went off ordering her to report in immediately. "Well there goes that." She said a little crestfallen. "Perhaps another time." Cassandra said before bidding her new friend good bye and rushing off to report in for duty.

>> Note: This was written with Cassandra before she left. I decided it should still be posted anyway. <<


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