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OUR STAR TREK PBEM STORIES: SURPRISE ME, PART TWO
Title: Surprise Me, Part Two
Location: Pandora's Box
Setting: CO's Office
The Captain was standing and the Yeoman had left when LT Moreau entered.
"Welcome," Captain Kamranov said warmly.
Llew blinked and then grinned. "Commander Dulles. I didn't realize you were
here." She was more than a little surprised and it showed, but she recovered
rather nicely. "It's good to see you again, sir."
"Thank you very much," he said. "Please sit down. There is much to tell you. Did
you need something to eat or drink? I understand you went straight from the
transporter room to help us with that transmission. "
"Yes, sir, I did," Llewellyn nodded. "But I'm good. Ensign Ferweiler took me
to lunch before bringing me here," she told him and took a seat where he
indicated. "I didn't realize you were the CO, sir. Congratulations on the
"Thank you," he said. "The promotion happened some years ago. I didn't know I
was a captain or Captain Kamranov until I came onboard. Certain memories were
suppressed while I vhas on the station and the Victory and assumed the Dulles
identity. Forgive me if I don't recall much from being there. It can take a
while to remember after switching," he explained and sat down.
Llew blinked. Captain Kamranov? Not Dulles? Then it hit her. What Molly had
said over lunch about people assuming other identities and not knowing if they
were the real thing or not. No... assuming they were the real thing and not
knowing any better. "Does... Does it ever come back?" she asked curiously.
"Not that I mean to pry, sir... I don't.... But... how do you know what's...
real?" That small fact just boggled her mind. Suddenly she sat back. "Mon
dieu. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. I AM prying now."
"It's all right, he said. "Takes some time to get used to. I usually don't serve
with the same non SI personnel from one duty station to the next vhen this
happens. It makes that easier for all involved. It might come back," he said
hopeful. Nikolai had more than wondered what she asked about if he really was
Kamranov and would wake up the next day and be told he was someone else.
"Mon dieu, that has to be really hard on you, if you don't mind my saying so,
sir. I mean... I can see where it would be a lot easier if you didn't serve
with the same people. I greeted you and LT Peel when you came onboard the
Victory," she told him. "Showed you to your quarters. We're both Sparky's
sir," she added with a smile, remembering that. She also remembered that he
hadn't been 'well' when he'd first come onboard the Victory and wondered if he'd
had his memory altered just before coming... 'assumed the identity of Dulles',
"It's not the easy part of the job nor the fun part that is for sure," he said.
"Sparky, eh?" he said with a familiar half crooked smile.
"Yes, sir," Llew returned his grin. "A nickname I eared at the Academy," she
told him. "And when I told you about it, you told me you'd had that nickname
also. Although I don't know if it was at the Academy or not, but I still
thought it very synchronistic, " she admitted.
"I hope not there," he said. "How did you get yours?"
"I wasn't very mechanically inclined when I first started learning now to work
on the equipment, you know," she smiled a little. "And I kept shocking myself,"
she admitted with a very expressive shrug. "Setting off the fire alarms...
Showers of sparks... You know what it's like when a console goes off," she
gestured expressively. "Didn't actually acquire the nickname until one of my
blunders burned off half the instructor's mustache and one of his eyebrows....
Maybe a few of his lashes too..."
Captain Kamranov laughed heartily. "Yes, I do," he replied.
Llew grinned and two very cute dimples appeared. Because of his 'I hope not
there', she didn't ask him where he got his. She astutely figured that he
didn't remember. She wondered if he ever would. The thought saddened her a
little, but she didn't let that show. She kept a very genuine smile on her
face. His laughter had set the tone now and she wasn't about to do anything to
change that. "I'm glad you understand," she told him. "I haven't set off any
consoles in a very long time. But the nickname stuck and that's what most
people call me now once they get to know me."
"Nicknames have a way of doing that," the Captain agreed.
"Indeed they do, sir," Llewellyn nodded. "Good and bad," she added with a smile.
"And reputations, " he replied. "You have a fine reputation in your field. We are
very pleased to have you onboard to assist us on our mission."
"Thank you, Captain. That means a lot," she replied seriously. "May I ask what
the mission is?"
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CO, Captain Nikolai Kamranov
CMO, Commander Vilotanzia Bounlutay
ACEO,Lieutenant Commander Piper Chayton
COMMO, Lieutenant Llewellyn Moreau
AIO, Lieutenant Peel
VLO, Sublieutenant Yunarra
AIO, Ensign Molly Ferweiler
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