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Forced return

Posted on Thu Nov 15th, 2012 @ 2:40am by Petty Officer 1st Class Vartog

Mission: Purgatory's Shadow. Season 2 Episode 7

“[i]Baktag![/i]” Vartog swore.

Across the room Karlassa angled her head at his reaction: "What is it?" she quiried before lazily crossing toward him.

“I've been recalled to DS12. My leave has been cancelled.”

She'd expected some sort of delay in proceedings, but this was an unexpected problem. She hesitated a moment before forming her words. "For what purpose?"

“No explanation. Just a perfunctory [i]Please report.[/i]”

The lack of information rallied her, she crossed her arms and growled in her throat, cursing lowly.

“What can I do? The coding for the holographic program is barely half done. I can't just leave it and there's no-one I can turn it over to. No-one I trust with it anyway.”

Karlassa's growl deepened with frustration. She turned away from Vartog and his console, desperately rethinking her strategy; "Time is a luxury we don't have," she snarled.

“I know, I know. Bur I'm still Starfleet and still bound by their orders. I have to go. [i]Baktag[/i].

"Then, go, begone. I shall have to find another to continue," she snapped, planting her back fully to him disappointed that this project failed to materialise as she wished; and, she was ashamed to say it she would miss his company.

“Will you come with me?”

She spun on her heel quickly, causing the breads in her braids to rattle together, and fixed him with a penetrating look: "For what means? I will not become a tool of Starfleet, nor your Ambassador."

Vartog slumped. In Karlassa he had found a soul mate. For the first time in his life he had found someone he loved. It was not just physical though the bruises and bites and scratch marks on his body testified to the joy of that. Karlassa took an intelligent interest in his holographic work; she was the first Klingon outside his family who had ever done so.

He drew a deep breath, "I will draw up coding to keep the project running. When I get back to DS12 I will apply to return here. Surely whatever is going on can't be so important that a mere Warrant Officer is vital."


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