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"From Furtive Flair to Fraught for Friends"
[previous post was "From Fairest Female to Furtive Flair" by the fabulous Lorraine]

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Setting: MASQUERADE DREAMS, Room 24-112 (Erik)

Stardate: 30152.1930


Two hours had not been enough to give Shar'El all of the rest her tired body and mind had required, but it had been more than enough to allow the acting ExO / ILO to subconsciously understand that something had been wrong. The tone of voices that had echoed through her mind had recalled her to the waking world, a call that she had not been all that against in answering.


Twice the Captain had called for their Operations Officer to reply and twice no answer had been given.  The subdermal communicator had made it impossible for Shar'El not to hear the distress and urgency in their CO's voice, so it had not been such a surprise the see the man troubled when she woke.


The acting ExO / ILO sat up on the bed just in time to meet his gaze and hear his last order to the crew instructing them to consider Ensign Stark as a security risk and to apprehend him as soon as possible.  As the Operations Officer, Ensign Stark held a great deal of information about the ship and its crew, information that could prove disastrous if it fell into the wrong hands.


"I gather Stark got himself into a bit a trouble?" Shar'El asked while trying to set her own thoughts and memories straight.  The events that had led her to take an unexpected nap on Erik's bed had not been entirely clear, but the dark haired woman remembered enough to know that she had not been herself at the time.


"Looks like we found Ya'Jun," Erik voiced with a sigh, the discovery not having been made in the simplest of ways.


"You can fill me in on the way there," Shar'El said as she pushed herself back onto her feet.


"You need to rest," the Captain returned as he placed his hand on her shoulder, almost as if threatening to push her back down onto the bed she had just stood from.  "The rest of the crew can handle this, us being out there will only make tings more complicated and will most certainly draw that much more attention to us all."


"Not wanting to be in the middle of the action is not like you," the acting ExO / ILO said, not entirely sure why she had spoken those words as several images of the man in the midst of dangerous situations had jumped into her mind.


"I can't go running in each and every time something comes up," the Captain said with a sigh, turning away from Shar'El so that he could look out the small window at the stars beyond.


"Captain?" the acting ExO / ILO said after a short pause in which she had wanted to call him by his first name.  As his First Officer, it would have been acceptable for her to do so had the two of them been working together for some time and while alone, but Shar'El could not bring herself to being so informal at this time.


"Go," Erik said with a dismissing gesture of his hand.  "Just keep me informed as things progress.  I'll be here."


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Setting: MASQUERADE DREAMS, Deck 24, Corridor

Stardate: 30152.1935


Shar'El looked back at the door she had just stepped through, leaving the ANUBIS' CO behind. Something had definitely not been as it should, not as far as to what the acting ExO / ILO knew of the man and his ways.  The memories the Ullian saw had been freely broadcasted by the Captain, meaning that they had been right there in his mind for him to see and review of his own accord. For one reason of another something had driven the man to remain isolated in his room, and as much as she might have been worried for him, now had not been the time to do anything about it.


The situation involving Jayson had been of the highest importance, requiring an immediate intervention.  Shar'El's concerns for a fellow shipmate would have to be entirely focussed on the Ensign for the time being, the Captain would just have to wait, not that the acting ExO / ILO expected their CO to suddenly just walk out.  Whatever she had felt from him had been deeply rooted and would require some time to get to, even for a Ullian.


"Shar'El here," the acting ExO / ILO announced as she began to walk away from the Captain's room and towards the Main Dinning Area.  "I'm on my way to see what is happening for myself, is anyone already there who can report on the current state of Ensign Stark? and give us a description of Ya'Jun?"


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Tiffany Reeve


Lieutenant Commander Shar'El
Acting Executive Officer / Intel Liaison Officer
USS ANUBIS