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Bad News

Posted on Wednesday, 30 December 2020 - 3:17pm by Commander Soral

Mission: Operation: Ouroboros
Location: Jupiter Station | Sickbay
Timeline: 2393


The brrrrrt of the zipper was the only sound that could be heard as Soral finished putting on his jacket. He'd arrived two hours earlier to help Mac get Haru settled on the ship and then had been asked to return for his medical check up post release. The check up hadn't taken long but the news had been....devastating. He was only glad that it was delivered by one of the Vulcan doctors that was consulting with Haru.

"Lieutenant Commander Soral, are you well?"

"Indeed. I was just contemplating the news."

The doctor inclined his head. "It is not for certain. It is a reality for now, the issue could correct itself."

Soral gave a nod. "I understand. I would...ask or discretion in this matter."

"I shall keep it off your records."

Soral gave a nod. "Indeed." He straightened his uniform. "I thank you for your assistance." There were a few words more that were traded and then Soral headed out to wander the promenade. He had a list from Alex to pick up some items for Vali and he took to doing that while his mind turned over the news he'd just gotten. He had to tell Alex...he'd promised her absolute candor but his reaction was to keep the news to himself.

He made his way to a tea house and ordered a small put of mint tea. It as funny how just a few words could shatter a person. His reaction was illogical but it was what it was.


He looked up at the familiar face, a man who'd become his shadow for some unknown reason. "Solek." He motioned. "You are still following me."

"I wish to ensure you are safe."

He motioned for him to sit. "Why is my safety so important to you?"

Solek took his time pulling the chair out from under the table and sat down. "You are the ship's XO. It is logical that the crew ensure your safety, especially since the CO is ill as well."

Soral studied him. "Indeed but it is more then that," he took a sip of tea. "Nevertheless, I am sure you will tell me eventually." The truth was he needed a distraction from his thoughts.

Solek sat there a little in awe. His half brother sat before him. He'd dreamed of this moment. He'd always wondered what it would be like and he, in truth, started feeling guilty for not telling him who he was. "I...should go."

Soral raised an eyebrow. "Back to following me at a distance?"

Solek had the decency to blush.

Soral studied him. "You are Romulan." The flinch told him it was true. "I summoned your record ... there are inconsistencies."

Solek sighed. "Yeah, there are."

"The truth?"

Solek stood. "I....I cannot. I mean you no harm, I promise you that." He scurried away.

Soral studied the retreating figure. He couldn't explain it but he did trust Solek. There was something familiar about him.

Finishing his tea Soral stood and headed to meet Alex. They were to see T'Lanna soon. He'd have o tell Alex of the medical news, he'd promised but not now, perhaps tonight.



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