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Goodbye Robert

Posted on Mon Aug 25th, 2014 @ 6:03pm by

Mission: A New Home
Location: Romulan Colony
Timeline: After 'The Children'

The sunset on the Romulan colony was breathtaking, but then again a sunset on a new planet always was. The spectrum was never quite exactly the same, the play of colors were always just a little different on every world. Maya wore a white long sleeved, long skirted white robe that flapped in the breeze as she stared down from the hill at the colony below her. She had told Robert to meet her here to watch the sunset together but he may have been delayed. As the ship's diplomatic officer, this was his busiest time.

Robert walked up to her, taking off his sunglasses. "Hey, nice view, both weather and non-weather."

"Hello Robert," she said with a hint of sadness in her voice. "I'm glad you could meet me here because I have something I need to tell you. I have just received transfer orders to Starbase 39 Sierra and I'm leaving the ship."

Robert looked blasted, like she just stabbed him. "Wait...what...?"

"I’m so sorry, but I requested the transfer orders myself," Maya admitted miserably. “I should have told you.”

"What do you mean? We need you. The ship needs a Chief Medical Officer. I need you Maya.."

"Please Robert, I have no place aboard this ship," she weakly protested as she closed her eyes and turned her head away. "The medical hologram can do just as well as I could if not better. The commander does not trust me. I am not getting along with the command staff and I am a disruptive presence at a critical time."

"That's not true and you now it... I trust you... that should say something to them."

Maya seized his hands and looked up at him imploringly. Her large hazel eyes were especially moist and glistening, as if she was trying to hold back the tears. "Robert, I am convinced that the Gladiator has been selected for a suicide mission. It explains everything. I cannot say anymore without damaging morale and lowering your odds. Please Robert, get off this ship! I don't want anything to happen to you! In all of this time you're the first person who let me be me! You're the first person I've ever..." She stopped and hugged him tightly. "...loved," she murmured into his chest.

He held her close, a tear going down his cheek. "I'll do what I can... my love..."

That evening was one of the few times a human saw Vulcan tears.

~fin

 

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