At the confrence room was the captain,bienka the first officer,dr. Piper,chief enginer hallak,dr. Daner, commander giotto,lt. Guterez,kolona ,comnander jessep,terasha,xi romulan sub commander and yeoman Smith.
“Our misson is diplomatic.we are paying our respect. “The captain said. “Klingon beleve the sprit dies at death. The body is am empty shell.usualy the body is disregarded with little fanfare. We dont have any protocol. “Giotto said.
“When we arive i intend to meat with our ambassador at the embasy and with a representative of the foregn ministry. Bary,aaron i want you two to accompony me to the embasy. “The captain said. “Chamche is lovly this time of year.”giotto said.
“I know this seams a little tidious.this could be a big step in shoring up our aliience with them. Sub commander,doctor xi i assume you will want to meet with your embassies. “The captain said.
“Ate they holding a funeral of some short. What exactly are wr doing?”dr. Piper asked. “At this point mark your guess is as good as myine. “Ben told the doctor.
“Figures. “Dr. Piper said. “Once i have consulted with thr embasy, i should have a bettet idea of what is going on. “Ben said.
He asked for any further questions. There was none. The meating was ajurned. “Why is kalera not hear?”terasha asked. “She has asked for time off. I saw no reason notto grant it. “He said.”thats not like her. She takes her ambassadorial duties quite seriously. ” Terasha said. “She needed some time off. It happends!”ben said.
“Is everything ok?”terasha asked. “Off course. “Ben said.ben knew the real answer was i dont have a clue.”well tell her if she needs anything to call me!”terasha said.”i will do that. “Ben said.
Qurters of kalera and ben
While vulcans tried to purge themselves of all emotions,romulons did not. It was on there terms. They wete stoic. They controlled there emotions more then humans. They hated being vanutable.
Kalera did not want to be seen as weak.she had bot planed to cry like this. After the first tear came,they all folowed. She cried and cried.
Kalera enteted.”lori can i help you?”Christine asked. “Can you perfrom a physcial on me?”she asked.”usually i have to bad crewman for physical. Get on the bio bed.”dr. Piper said.she did so.”is anything wrong?”chepel asked.”im not sure. I have felt tired. No real lack of enurgy.”she said.
Dr. Piper had the device scan her. It took several readings. “Am i ok?she asked. “Your perfectly fine.what do we have hear?”dr. Piper asked. “What is it?” she asked.
“It seams you and the captain are expecting.”dr. Pipper said. She was confused. “Expecting what? “Lori asked. “Your going to have a baby!”chepel said.
Her mind went back. She was at her family esate near ki bartan. She saw a male rihansu. “I have news zerek. “She said in a matter of fact tone.he was surprised.”what news is that? “He asked.
“Your going to be a farther. I know that tou wanted to wait but it seams the multi verse had other plans. “She said.he smiled. He hugged her.”then this is the correct time. ” he said.
“You really feel that way?”she asked. “Of course.”he said. Lori and zerek were part of an aranged mariege.she was the daughter of an admiral turnes senator. He was the son of senator and leader of a noble house.his morther was the president of the university of ki bartan.
Her memories jumped. “Im sory . your child did not survive. “The doctor said. She screamed.zerek tried to hold her but she pushed him away.
“I have been asked to return to space dutty. I am to become first officer of one of the new class of birds of preys. “He said. “Your leaving now?”she asked.”this is a big opportunity lori. It could lead to command. ” zerek told her.
“You cant leave now zerrek!”she said.”why?you dont talked to me any more. You have totaly closed yourself off. Does it really matter i i stay or go?”he asked.
“I regreet to inform you that zerek was killed in an altracation with orion pirates.”her farther told her. She did not cry until het farther was gone form the home.
“Lori! Lori you ok?”christiane asked. “Yes i am fine. I got lost in thought. “Lori said.
“Your not happy about this? “Christine asked.”no i am christine.doctor you know my medical history. Is there a chance that what hapened to my first child could happen to this baby?”she asked.
“So far she seams perfectly healthy. I am considering this at risk pregnancy. That is just before i want to be careful. I have never lost a baby in forty years of practicing madicine and i dont intend to start now.”piper said.
“She?”kalera asked.” yes it is a she.”dr. Piper said.”do i not need to worry? “Kelera said.”please dont.leave the worrying to me. Making sure your daughter is healthy is a sacred responsiblity. One i do not take lightly.”he told her.she tried to stay posistive.it was not easy.
“Would you like to talk to liz?”chepel asked. “I would. “Kalera said. “I will arange it.”piper said.
She was clearly shaking. What should be welcome news was troubling for her. She had tried to bury those feelings but now she could not block them now. She wanted to be a mommy. She wanted a child. The fear was too overwhelming.
Ben had changed into a green dress uniform. Jessep wore a yellow dress uniform and giotto wore a red dress uniform. They entered the transporter room.
“Do you have the coordinates mr. Kyile?”ben asked. “I do sir. “Kyile said. The three set foot on the transporter pad. “Energize mr. Kyile. “The captain ordered.
The transporter operator activated the controls. The captain and his two advisers were transported off of the ship and on to the planet.
“Im ambassador richard Charleston. “He said. “Captain Benjamin norris,my diplomatic officer lt commander Aaron jessep and secuity chief barry giotto. “He said.
“This is brojok he is a deputy minister in the foregn ministry. He is our liasion. “The ambassador said.
“Tomorrow at 1900 houers your time,the chancellor will be making a fornal adress in the old trown square. Diplomats from orther governments are invited to attend. The chancellor will be formerly declaring a empire wide sate of mourning. 1900 the following day the chancellor will be holding a formal cerimony cermemorating the event. The entire planet will watch from monitors. As will the empire. The chancellor will be making comments. We rarely do funerals. It will be very ad hawk as it were. “The klingon oficial said.
“We will attend both events. ” ben said. “We ask that your people only attend the sectioned events.other then that we ask that you remain on the ship other then for momorial events and momorial locations. This is a solom event not a time for sight seing. ” the official said.
“We respect that. We will adhere to whatever protical you mandate. You have my word on that. “Ben informed him.
The oficial seemed uncomfortable. He seemed like he found this job tidious. Some klingon might resent the idea of a sate funeral given klingon attutudes in death and burial. Some might object to the child of a chancellor given special treatment. Probably brozek wanted to be out on the battlefield not shuffling papers in the foregn ministry. Ben tried to make this quick and painless. He tried to be an ally.
Kelera went into the turbolift. She saw Spock. “Mrs. Norris.” spock said “lt. Spock.”she said. “Are you well? “The vulcan asked. “Yes i am fine. Do i appear otherwise? ” she asked. “I have been detect deviation from personal norms. “Spock answered. “Have i deviated from my usual norm?” she asked. “A little bit. ” he said.
“I have i gues. I am just trying to short things out. ” she said. “Of course. That is understandible. I was nearly reciting an observation not giving a value judgment. “The vulcan said.
The door opened. She said her goodbye. He did as well. She headed for the office of the senior psychologest.
“Your not happy about being pregnent? Dr. Elizabeth daner commented. “No i am liz. I have wanted a child for some time. I love ben. I would love for us to have a family. I am just woried . mt fear of losing her overwhelms any excitement i might have. ” kalera admitted.
“I spoke to mark. He is confidebt that the pregnentcy is going as it should. He is confident that you can carry her to term. “Liz said.
“I know i am being irarional. It was a few years ago but it feels like it happened yesterday. I cant shake my fears liz. “Kalera said.
“Lori i am not asking you to. Fear is holding you back. I understand why your doing it. Dont miss this experience. “Liz said.
“I know . “she said. “Have you told ben?”she asked. “Not yet. He has been prery busy with the situation on qonos. “She said.
“It cant be easy. I am sure that mukaret losing his son must be proving to be almost a trigger. “Liz observed.
“It has not helped. It is the talk of the ship and thats understandible. Right now this is the misson. It is stil hard. ” she admitted. “This is different from your son’s death. This is different fron what hapened to the chancellor’s son. ” liz said. “I really hope so. “She said.
End of part three.
I wanted to humanize romulons. Star trek has made klingon compassionate. They even humanized the furengi but not the romulons.
I wanted spock to apear in this.
Mukuret and his wife sanjeya struggle to deal with the aftermath.kalera tries to figure out how to tell ben.