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So welcome back

Posted on Tue May 14th, 2019 @ 12:32pm by Captain Raymond Wulfe & Lieutenant Commander Jennifer Richardson M.D. & Dallas Risi

Mission: Mission 29: Shore leave, supporting Leadership of SB-214
Location: lounge deck-10
Timeline: 15 April 2392

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Wulfe had seen the Fleet memo sent to him with a request From one Dalla Risi to be given the contract to run the Lounge on the New Asgard. Wulfe had approved and when Operations had alerted him Dallas was ready to come aboard he had ordered Dallas be sent directly to the lounge. He met the returning manager there. Wulfe arrived shortly after he had materialized aboard the Ship.

Wulfe offered his hand "Well Sir seems we meet again. I thought you might like to have a look at the new lounge. It is a bit larger, but we still have the piano and an area set aside as a dance floor." Wulfe smiled Mr. Sakura is still the man to see about your needs." Wulfe would let Dallas get a view of his new workplace. Many of the old staff were here, some had moved on, most of those had been replaced from the starbase.

Dallas smiled to see such a familiar face, "It's good to see you too, Sir. It's been too long." Good memories of the old ship started to resurface in his mind, especially those with Dawn, and it started to feel like he was back home. Looking at his surroundings, there was a lot that could be done, but also a lot that he was happy to leave, "Oh I'm going to enjoy working here. Do you know if Miss Sumner is still working here as a waitress? Or did she leave?"

"She is still aboard. She is no longer working in the lounge though. She is now Lt Datav's assistant in the Diplomatic department. He requested her as an assistant and she accepted. I am guessing with the changing of ships and all much of the old lounge staff has changed. Still we have only had the ship a few months and we sorely need someone to take over organizing parties and livening up the place here." Wulfe went to the bar "Coke please." He looked to Dallas after ordering a soda. "We are in a sort of shore leave disposition at the moment so the bar is allowed to serve the real stuff at this time." He shrugged "I was never much of a drinker even in my younger days." he sipped his soda when it arrived so I imagine you have questions?"

"Oh," Dallas probably did a bad job at hiding his disappointment over Dawn not being there. "I don't really drink either, people tend to frown upon the person serving them drinks being intoxicated, sir." He laughed a bit. "Don't worry though, there will always be some sort of event happening now that I'm here, so this place will always be buzzing with activity."

"That was what I was hoping to hear. Our missions have not gotten any less stressful and having a place to unwind safely is a big part of keeping the crew fit. A party would be an excellent idea soon I am thinking. We have not had something like that in too long a time. Any ideas on a theme? Much of the crew still enjoys dancing of that much I am sure."

He thought about it for a moment, "I can always let you know when I come up with something. A winter wonderland masquerade theme maybe? Or a rich and famous theme? I have no idea, let me work on it!" He could feel his enthusiasm for planning events and being in charge coming back, and it was exhilarating. Pouring a water for himself, Dallas lent against the edge of the bar and looked at the Captain, "Can I just say something though?"

"Certainly Dallas." Wulfe made eye contact "what do you want to know?"

He looked down for a moment and then looked back up at the Captain, "To be completely honest, I was really apprehensive about coming back here because of everything that happened last time." Taking a deep breath he continued, "I'm still having nightmares about it all, and even though I've been seeing counselors and I have a support person, everything just comes back in waves and knocks me for six. When I was there, I honestly just wanted him to end it all and put me out of my misery, and now that I've got full time custody of my seven year old nephew, I'm still struggling to be the best role model for him." Dallas could feel himself tensing up from talking about it so freely but was determined not to let his emotions get the better of him. "How can I not let those events get to me?"

"Being a prisoner and being tortured is not easy to deal with. The way I deal with those things is by keeping them in the past. I eat dinner tonight and I don't relive it next week. If I get the flu the next time I have a sniffle I don't remember the last time I was sick. I have ordered people to risk their lives for reasons sometimes I don't even fully understand why. The next time I do that though it feels the same as the first time." Wulfe cocked his head to the side, "I wish there was an easy reply."

Wulfe put his hand on Dallas' shoulder. "There is no easy reply though. You look inside yourself and you see that you survived. You put it behind you or you fail and you let it eat you up inside. Your Nephew is good for you, he gives you a reason to move on. You have what you need Dallas. We have a good number of excellent Counselor's aboard though. They might be more helpful then me, I might not be the best person to speak to." Wulfe smiled as he thought of something else. "Mr. Sakura was nearly killed, him and Lt Kraggar in security were nearly killed in the same engagement, they both were near death but they both dealt with it in their own way.

Dallas was appreciative of the Captains words, “Thank you, sir.” He hadn’t forgotten about what had happened to Sakura, it was one of the images burned into his mind. “I think I’ll take up the advice of seeing the counselor again, I’m sure she’ll be happy to see me back.” Then he remembered that the kid was meant to be arriving soon, “Sir, if you don’t mind, I need to go and make sure that the kid arrives in one piece without causing any issues.” Tristan had been going through typical seven year old dramas and was being a nightmare to everyone.

"We have a good group of teachers and support personnel aboard Mr. Risi. Your young man will be well looked after." his comm badge alerted him to an incoming message and he excused himself stepping aside. "Ah excellent I will send him straight away."

Wulfe pointed to the turbolift "Seems your young man Tristan is about to beam aboard along with your assistant. Just take the turbolit to transporter station#2. They should both be arriving by the time you get there yourself. Your assistant is ?????ass name and race please.

Dallas looked slightly dumbfounded at the fact he was getting an assistant, “An assistant? That’s a new one for me.” The familiar feeling of meeting new people was starting to get to him a bit. “As long as they can work with Tristan and myself, we should get along nicely then.” He started to make his way to the turbolift.

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