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Smelling the Roses

Posted on Sat Jun 3rd, 2017 @ 8:56pm by Senior Colonel Katana Leah & Lieutenant Colonel Roman Dagara & Sergeant Major Felicia Ecton

Mission: S1E2: The Surprise Attack
Location: USS Cairo - Arboretum
Timeline: October 6, 2388; 0830h - MD2

After the meeting with Commander Ral she decided she needed to take a walk so she got up and walked out of her office then looked at her Executive Officer. "Colonel I am going to go for a walk, please let me know if you find anything. Currently Intelligence will be working on what they need to do for the time being." Leah stated as she looked at him.

Roman nodded "Aye Sir" he said and turned back to his display screen and continue on working

She nodded then walked towards the turbo lift, when she walked in "Deck 6, Arboretum." Leah stated as she needed something relaxing. A few moments later the turbo lift stopped and the doors opened. She exited and walked towards the Arboretum. When she entered she closed her eyes and took a nice deep breath taking in the calming smells.

She started to walk when she noticed that Felicia was their to, "Hey, I didn't know you liked coming here." Leah asked as she walked up to her with a smile.

Felicia smiled "Yes I love coming here it reminds me of times more simple when it was easier and that I could keep and have fun with my husband and kids. Are you also a lover of plants?"

"Indeed it's so calming, the smells and they are relaxing. I love coming here when I feel stress or had a very long day and need to unwind. Since Adam isn't here to relieve some of my stress this is the next best thing." Leah stated as she was missing her husband.

Felicia nodded "I can understand that, With Jerel off on his own missions I think that's what makes life harder." Felicia reached down and began to hum a song to the beautiful flower and then sniffed it. Felicia did have a nice voice and she loved plants she wished she had more time to spend here "The Roses smell heavenly"

She smiled, "they do indeed." Leah stated as she placed a hand on her overgrown stomach then sighed as she wished Adam was here as she was due anytime and she didn't want to do this alone. Not their first child, she and Felicia walked around admiring the flowers and the smell and the calming music that played softly in the background.

"Colonel this place is so peaceful it is a shame to bring talks of war into this place. Can you tell me what is expected that we will find?"

"That I am not sure at this time, I am hoping nothing and it just be a hoax." Leah stated as she wasn't sure what was going on.

As Felicia listened she realized that a hoax would be cruel but it would also allow them some relaxation. She looked down at the plants again allowing her mind to take in the peaceful feeling. It had been a long time since she had felt peaceful and still had nightmares about the Remans who had tried to infiltrate her mind all those months ago. She couldn't stop thinking of them and hoped that the Colonel wouldn't feel her nervousness

She looked at her, "What is wrong?" Leah asked as she knew something was wrong even without sensing anything.

She shrugged "Oh Colonel I was just having a flashback to our last days at the Marine Base. The Reman bastards got into my head and I still feel them at times despite them being well and truly gone. It's going to take me time to get the mental fingers out of my brain"

She nodded, "I am sorry about that by the way." Leah stated as she felt sorry as she felt it was her fault that it happened.

"There was nothing to be done" Felicia said "It is my fault my defenses aren't strong enough. Jerel has been trying to teach me better control over what I have. The problem is I don't have the patience to really focus in on it." Felicia hated being weak but at least it was something that she could still work on. Jerel and her always fought about the training to make her a more capable telepath. "I really do love this place I hope that we can eventually get to a planet with a lot of flowers and trees"

She nodded, "Hopefully soon." Leah stated then looked at the time. "Well, I guess it's back to the grind and see how things are going." Leah stated as she looked at her. "Will have to get together again soon and just talk," Leah added with a smile.

Felicia nodded "Yes Colonel we will. Maybe we can do a dinner my daughter is dying to meet the famous Colonel"

"That be great," Leah stated with a smile.

Felicia saluted and quickly walked away leaving the Colonel in the Arboretum she would come back again later but first it was back to work

She walked out of the Arboretum and headed down the corridor to the turbo lift that would bring her back to the bridge.

 

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