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Bad News

Posted on Wed Nov 17th, 2010 @ 4:55pm by Chief Warrant Officer Akina Jrez

I have just received a message over sub-space radio. It was not the sort of message I wished to receive. It was from Thalal.

She has accepted a posting to Vulcan as part of the Imperial Guard attached to the consulate there.

I can’t fathom why she would do so. She always said she hated the Imperial Guard. She hated the pomposity, the ritual, the meaningless ceremony and yet....

She says she still loves me but....reading between the lines I can’t convince myself that it’s so. I think she found her true self when she took part in the shelthreth, the Andorian mating ritual. She avoided it for so long. Now that she has accepted it, well...I suppose I knew it was likely to happen. I hoped not but....

Jrez pulled a handkerchief out of his uniform pocket. He dabbed at his eyes. He tried to compose himself but the tears kept running. He dabbed again then blew his nose. He drew a deep, long breath.

It is not over. I won’t not say it’s over. She will come back. It’s only a temporary posting. And yet.... And yet, I can not but think that it is not so.


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