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Meeting Another Marine

Posted on Sat Feb 29th, 2020 @ 8:10am by Lieutenant Amélie D'Aramitz & 1st Lieutenant Krahl

Mission: Under A Glassy Surface, Where We Don't Belong...
Location: Somewhere on the Ship

Amélie had been walking through the ship for what must have been an hour. She didn't have any particular destination in mind, more just a general need to be doing something, anything. With her arm still held in a sling while she healed, she found herself rather lost. No duty shifts, no responsibilities and no desire to be alone in her quarters any longer than was necessary.

It was as she rounded the corner she found herself wide eyed and face to chest with the impressively large felenoid. "I'm sorry!" she apologised quickly, stepping back so she could look up at him. "Oh gosh, I wasn't paying attention, I didn't bump you did I?"

Krahl looked down at the female fleeter that had ran into him. He raised a brow and let out a small hiss of a chuckle. "You are fine." His gaze fell upon her slinged arm. "What happened to your arm Lt.?" He asked hoping he hadn't bumped into her as well.

"Oh..." Amélie laughed softly. "If you think this is bad, you should she the other guy," she replied with mock bravado. "No, I was in the zen garden when the gravity plating failed after the ship was attacked. Lieutenant Zanti and I both sustained injuries. It's been healed but I'm supposed to be taking it easy for a while." She paused for a moment. "Are you new?" she asked curiously. "I wasn't aware we had any Caitians serving aboard the ship."

Krahl had chuckled at her bravado about it being a fight but when she called him a Caitian, his ears laid back and a deep growl escaped his throat. "I'm not a peace loving Caitian. I'm a proud member of the Kzinti race. We are honorable warriors." He took a deep breath to calm down. She was a human after all and he will admit that the Kzinti and Caitians were closely related though most of his race wouldn't admit it. "I am a marine and usually don't leave my area. I was just heading to the lounge for a meal."

At the sound of his growl, Amélie's eyes widened and she stepped back a little. "I'm sorry," she said quietly. "I didn't mean any offence... I didn't realise, I'm sorry. I... I don't actually know that I've ever met a Kzinti before, but I went through the academy with a Caitian... so I just assumed..." She sighed, clearly she was making this worse for herself. "And I'll just be quiet now. Sorry."

Krahl relaxed his ears and reached a large hand out. He laid it on her shoulder gently. "It's alright, I kinda get use to it." He smiled a toothy smile at her. "You must have been deep in thought to have almost ran into me. Need an ear to listen? Your welcome to join me for a meal." He removed his hand, his smile never waivered.

"Oh..." she stopped and glanced around. "I guess I completely lost track of time." Amélie offered a smile. "I'd like that, thank you. I was just thinking about everything that has happened. It's a lot for the crew to process."

Krahl smiled. "Kzinti live for the excitement as long as it brings us honor." He motioned with his hand towards the lounge as he started walking. "How are you handling what happened?"

"Mostly ignoring it for the moment," Amélie said quietly as they started walking. "If I don't I'll go crazy. I still have at least a few more days before I have my review and I can't go back to work until after that. If I get too caught up in it all now it'll make me crazy."

"Whats your review for?" Krahl asked as they reached the turbo lift. The door opened and he stepped in, hunched slightly. He held the door for Amélie to enter.

She held her arm up. "I can't return to duty until I'm cleared by medical. It's surprising how much damage a bonsai tree can do, especially when you end up sandwiched between it and your department head before you hit the deck," Amélie smiled vaguely. "I guess it's a good thing it tied in with down time."

Krahl chuckled. "At least you didn't have to see the ships XO because a prisoner was killed under your watch." He said as the door closed. After a short ride the doors opened and he motioned for Emélie to precede him.

"I heard about that," Amélie said with a grimace. "I called by operations earlier and there's some footage going around the crew of the incident. They tried to get me to watch with them, I politely declined." She shook her head slightly, stepping out as the turbo lift stopped and the doors opened. "You know, I'm a counselor and I still don't understand most people."

Just as the two arrived at the lounge, Amélie's commbadge chirped. "Lieutenant D'Aramitz, please report to sickbay immediately." She sighed softly. "Well, I guess that's my dinner plans ruined. Thanks for the company Lieutenant, enjoy your meal."


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