Sierra stepped onto the turbolift from
the main bridge. She waited for the door to close behind her. She
waited a little more and leaned against the wall. Finally she spoke
The dispassionate sound of the computer trill met her ears as it waited for Sierra's destination.
The computer beeped in acknowledgement as the lift began to move.
~~I need to clear my head.~~
"Computer, open a new personal log, and begin recording."
The computer beeped again in response. "Proceed when ready," announced the cool, female voice.
Sierra took a deep breath.
log, Lieutenant Junior Grade Gar recording. This will be my last log
holding this rank. It's been an... interesting two days. The only thing I
can think to say to sum them up is... begin new log, Lieutenant Gar
"I'm still trying to process everything. I've never seen Commander
Carishai behave quite the way she did in 12-Forward a day and a half
ago. I hope I never have to again. I hear Taz is on Earth. That's just
one reason I stepped in. But the other..." she sighed.
has done so much for me. She helped me get acclimated to the Excelsior.
She was, and is, probably one of my closest friends. So when she popped
her lid off I couldn't just stand there. I knew she'd probably not be
willing to talk with a councilor. Hell, I didn't even know if she'd be
willing to talk to me. But after the way she treated Ruwan, I couldn't
just stand there and let her play things out. As the executive officer
it's her duty to be a positive role model for those under her... and the
cold display there wasn't something I'd like to model myself after."
blinked, laughed, and shook her head. "Look at me. I'm not the XO of a
starship. Maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about." She gave a
I stepped in. I did what I thought I had to. I did what I thought was
right. I knew I'd either get my head handed to me on a plate for such a
blatant move... or get a rather large thank you... from one or both of
them. Or all of the above. I didn't know what would happen. I didn't
care which happened in that moment. but I wasn't going to stand by and
watch. That wouldn't have been right."
began to pace around the small car as it moved. "Surprisingly, even I
didn't know I had guts as I did. I think I put those two on a path. If
not towards friendship, then at least to respect."
looked down briefly, lost for words. "And then there's Maverick. Quite
an interesting companion, that one. Not too long ago, he warned me and
Lobren of... something. He didn't know what. All he knew was that there
would be trouble. Was this what he was talking about? Another Green
encounter? I highly doubt it."
lift began to slow. "Computer, do not open the door until my order,"
she instructed the Excelsior's brain. It beeped in acknowledgement
before Sierra continued.
even five minutes ago, Maverick gave me, and I suspect only me, another
warning. "I see... two of you! One good, one evil." I don't understand
what it means. But I'm starting to realize that vague may be just how
his warnings are."
lift slowed to a complete stop. The doors did not open, and for this
moment of privacy SIerra was grateful. "I need to tell Captain Holden.
Maybe I should've done so that very moment. But I didn't. It was too
much to sort through. But as soon as I'm done with these souls, I need
to speak with him."
Sierra straitened and stood before the doors. "Computer, end log, and open the door."
that, Sierra made her way out of the turbolift car and walked in to the
cargo bay, sighing quietly as she looked about. She thought, ~~Now to
find somewhere I can help.~~