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One small candle....

Posted on Sat Dec 3rd, 2016 @ 2:06pm by Ensign T'ami Lo'Wen & Chief Warrant Officer Akina Jrez

Mission: Trouble on the frontier

Jrez saw Ensign Lo’Wen stumbling across the town square carrying what was obviously a heavy burden. Trailing her was a little girl. It took Jrez a few moments to put together the pieces of the picture he was seeing; his mind was still trying to make sense of what might have happened to Lieutenant Davis. He was still trying to persuade himself that there was nothing he could have done to save the officer.

When his mind finally clicked into gear, he set out across the square. He picked up pace as he went, so much so that he had to bring himself to an abrupt halt when he reached the Caitian.

“Here, let me take the woman, Ensign” he said. “You look after the little girl.”

"Thank you," T'ami gave a grateful smile to Jrez.

Though she was near collapsing, she had to keep on a calm appearance for Gemra. Once Akina had hold of the unconscious woman, T'ami crouched on the floor to catch her breath and look into the girl's bright green eyes. She realised for the first time that the girl had a slightly ridged forehead under all that dirt and matted hair, indicating she may actually be part Cardassian. T'ami looked to the mother as Jrez carried her, but she was certainly human. So that could only mean Gemra's father might have been Cardassian, perhaps adding reason to why their house was so viciously destroyed.

"Come on darling, we have doctors who will help wake up mummy." T'ami said calmly to her, pushing those thoughts out of her head.

The girl looked up curiously at the Trill gentleman, her brow furrowed in confusion once more. She looked back at T'ami and started shuffling her feet into the gravel.

"It's okay, he's a friend," the Caitian spoke again.

Finally, the girl gave her approval and they kept walking, T'ami taking Gemra by the hand, while using her other arm to help carry the mother with Jrez.

“Do you know the woman’s name?” he asked as they made their way to the triage tent.

"No," T'ami replied, "I only had a basic tricorder on me, I couldn't identify her with it. Their house was destroyed; complete rubble. It looked like they had sheltered under a bed when the attack occurred and her mother's been knocked out. I don't know how long she's been unconscious but she's malnourished."

“Then let’s get her into triage. We can worry about identity later. Once that’s done, you can get the young girl something to eat. You look like you’ve established quite a bond; nicely done.”

The Caitian shrugged, "It was just by chance I saw her really." She didn't want to go into how she had walked off from the landing party, how she had blindly followed this girl into an unknown region, as she was sure that wasn't in the protocol. But if the end justified the means, then it would be alright by her.

If she could help awaken the poor girl's mother and bring the light back to her face, this will all have been worth it.



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