Sorrow upon sorrow addendum 

Terasha was a klingon.she was a scientist in a world of woriers.she could have become a warier but she did not. She chose to persue her dreams.it seamed disastrous.  

Then the mass crises came. The klingon empire needed sciencentists now.  She became an instant star. Now she was working as an civialian advisor to star fleet. Working on behath of all three governments of the alliance.  She played a vital role now.

She was a scientist and now a sateswomen. She was an imformal advisor to the klingon chancelor. She also had the ear of enterprise captain and key oficial in the federation.  

Not only that but she is also a husband and morther. She was maried to human star fleet commander aaron jeshup. They had a daughter. She kept buisy with all of her various hats.

 While feeding her child ,she was looking over sansor data. She tried to take notes and focus on her child. Her child fell alsleep while feeding.she put her back in her crib.she kissed her forehead. She qietly left the room. She went back to the terminal. 

“Bridge to dr. Jeshup! ” kolona said. Terasha went over to the com pannel. “This is doctor jessup. ” terasha said. “We just got new orders.we are heading to qonos. The captain wants me to send you an update on our misson. He wants you to attend the brefing conference.  “Kolona said. ” understood.  I will look it over. I will become an expert before the brefing. “She assured the com officer. The transmission ended. .

She got up.  She put her hair into a pony tail. She ordered a hot chocolate from the replicator. She took a sip of the beverage. She studied the data on the screen. She read it.

She saw that the current wife of the chancellor had given birth to twins.one boy and a girl. The boy died not long after he was born. 

Klingon do not have tear ducts.they did nor shed tears. Many have come to beleve that klingon are unfelling and heartless. The warrior cast liked there enemies and there alies to think that. 

Klingon do get sad. Klingons do react to loss. They do mourn. Terasha despite her cold exterior was soft on the interior. 

She was sad to hear of his death.she felt bad for the chancellor. She also was very sad for sanjeya. She could not imagine what she was going though. Terasha feared losing a child.  Terasha hoped that her daughter would be healthy.so far she was thriving and doing well.she always woried for her child. She believed that she would for the rest of her life. 

She was ready to go to the brefing. After the brefing she spent some time with the science lab. She had not seen her husbend aaron sence the enterprise headed for qonos.

He saw her.he was playing with there daughter.  She huged him. He held on to her. He often said he spoke fluently in terasha. She refused to show her true self to many.  She would to aaron. 

He patted her head and her back.he was so gentle. She was not afraid to reveal her true self to him. 

“I cant not think about his child without thinking about keri. Keri is only a little bit older then his child.it hits too close to home Aaron.  ” she said. “It does with me as well tery. ” he told her. 

“Just hold me for a while ok?”she pleaded. He so do. They sat down on the couch. The baby smiled at her parents.  

“Terasha’s log i cant believe that mukuret is even considering sacrificing hiw surviving child. Muluret has had qiute an historic but controversial tenure in the top post. He was a military officer. He was an outsider.  He got to the top post by acident really. He won a duel against his predecessor and took the post. He has been very popular,very uunpopular and everyrhing in between.how can he kill his child?”she asked.

“There is a view that klingon faethers dont love there daughrers.i know that my farther loved me. I never doubted that. I know my grandfather loved me. I never doubted that. This proves that steriotype. I reallt hope he changes his mind. ” 

Later.

“Terasha!”sanjeya said. “I heard your husband has changed his mind?”she asked. “Yes he has. I would not have let him harm her. Id dont know how but i would have. I may not have been a warrior but that would not have mattered.  “Sanjeya said. ” i have no doubt of that !”she said. 

” i miss my son. I wished more then anything that he was hear with me.i love my daughter as well. “She said. “She is special i can tell. ” terasha told her. “I think so too” she said.

Enterprise 

He hugged her. She held on to him.she felt the enterprise going to warp. This was a hard misson. One of the hardest mayby even more then the mas crises. She was thankful for what she had. She held close to her family..

End. 

 

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Sorow upon sorows part 4

Qonos

Camche 

Capital citty. 

Official residence of the chancelor

Sanjaya was the wife of mukuret. She had been a peasent.she was the second wife of mukuret.  His first wife was from a noble house. When his first wife failed to give him sons. She gave birth to two daughters. He divorced her.

Shortly after he became chancelor, he held a perade in his own hornor. He saw sanjaya. She was young and attractive. He asked her farther for permission to mary her. He seizef land from a minner adversary and gave her farher the land.

Sanjeya loved her husband. She knew him in a way no one else did. The loss of her son was devisating. Klingons had no tear ducts. Klingons did not cry. She was sad. 

At the same time she had a living daughter to care for. Her husband seamed alnost angery with her.like she lost the child on perpose. He seamed to think that the universe was conspiring against him. In his mind she was part of that plot.

They did not speak to eachother sence the incident occured.she tried. He would not have it. She feared that there mariege might be doomed. She did not want that.  She had little say. He was the chancelor.

Bridge 

U.s.s enterprise 

“From what i can the entire planet is walking on eagshells.” gioto remarked.  “I got that sense as well. The rihansu embasy staf are beibg careful. They are not leaving the compound unless they absolutly have to. The chancelor has been in a bad mood. His staf are woried about losing there jobs and there heads.”the romulin sub commander acting in kalera’s stead.

“I have heard the same thing from my friends,colleagues and other contacts on the surface. They have had the same thing. Things are tense on the surface.  “Terasha said 

“We are going to hornor there wishes.  Mukuret is the ligal head of the government on qonos. We will hornor klingon law and traidition.i am keeping the landing party confined to the senior staff .that includes you yeoman. ” ben norris said.

“I am not sure if this  is a privledge or not.”smith remarked.  “I am not either.  ” chief engineer hallak responded. 

“I do want however want full paticipation by the senior staff. ” the captain said.  The senior staf was  agreeable to that. They all knew the importence of this misson.  The federation wanted to shore up the alliance with the Klingons and the romulans. This could be an important step.

The captain had some time before the formal proclamation of a sate of mourning from the chancelor.  He decided to duck out for a moment and check on kalera. He was worried about her. 

He went to there quarters. He opened the door. Kalera was siting on the sofa in the living room. It was clear that she had been crying.she was half siting half laying down. She did not get up when he came in.

“Hey sweet heart. ” he said she looked up for a seccond. “Oh hi.”kalera said. “Lor i am going to have to beam down to qamche soon. I wanted to see you before i do. Are you ok? You seam upset. ” ben remarked. 

“I am fine ben. Really. Why are you bagering me on this?” she asked.”i dont meen to. Lori you are my wife and my best friend. I see you hurting and i want to help if i can.”Ben said.

“I apreciate your concern,i really do.please back off. “She said.  “Ok. Lori if you do want to talk i am hear for you. I love you. ” Ben told her. Then he left there qurters. The door closed behind him. 

Ben walked though the coridor.there was a storm cloud over him. He never really wanted to be a starship captain. He did want to be a husband. He wanted a family. He was a successful starship captain. He already had made a name for himself. He would hate to suceed at this and fail with her. He did not know how to help her. How can he be there for her if she did let him in. 

He came to the turbo lift. The door opened.  He went inside.he saw doctor mark piper. “Are you heading to the bridge? ” mark asked.”yes i am. “Ben said.

“Mark is everything ok with lori?”he asked. “Now ben you know i cant discuss that.  I am bound by doctor patcient confidentially.  I cant discuss it. “Dr piper said. ” is she healthy?” he asked. “Yes. She is fine. I can tell you that.  You will have to talk to her. ” piper said. 

“Thats just it mark.she wont talk to me. She hae totaly closed herself off to me. I have no idea why. ” he said.”i understand your frustration . i realy cant discuss it with you. “He said “ok.” he said.

The door opened, they entered the bridge.  “Liz you got a minute? “He asked.  “Of course. “She said. They went to the confrence room. 

“Liz,something is up with lori. She is despondent.  She has bairly left her qurters.she wont talk to me. We have been close prety much sence the first time she got on to the bridge.  We have had our rough patches. Not like this.she has totaly closed herself to me. I cant reach her. ” he said.

“Ben you cant force her to open up if she does not want to. You have to be patcient. Be there for her.be available.  She will talk to you when she is ready. ” liz said.

“It pains me to see her like this. “Ben said. “We all worked though things differently. Mayby this is her mothoud. I have a feeling she will turn to you.  I know where your coming from.  Try to see where she is coming from.  “Liz said. “Alright.i will try. “He said.

Bridge 

“Are we ready?” the captain said. “I believe so. ” bienka said. “Ok. Mr. Jenson you have the bridge. ” the captain said. 

Captain noris,commander weber, lt.commander giotto, chief engineer hallak, advisor xi,doctor piper, lt. Kolona,helm officer guiterez, navigator purit, spock,daner and Smith excited the bridge. The relief staf took over.

 Qonos 

The mood of thr citty square was somber. Klingons were usualy loud hyper and bombastic.  It was unlike Klingons.  They command staf went over to where a group of citizens and other off world v.i.ps. 

Then the chancelor and his entourage entered the pedestal.  His chief of staff got everyone’s attention.  “If i can have your attention. The chancelor of the empire.” the chief of staf said. 

“To those in attendence, to loyal citizens of the empire.  To members of diplomatic deligations from other worlds. Today i adress you with a heavy heart. My heart is indeed heavy. My son was the future of my house. He was part of the future of the empire.  He is gone foever. He cannot be returned to us nor to me. I am declaring a empire wide sate of mourning.  This mourning perioud will end when following a ceremony.  I have decided that his death was meaningless and empty.  It was without any point.there is no reason no lesson. Nothing can be learned. Good cannot cone from this. It is sinply bad. “He said. 

“His baby sister lives.this is a disgrace. This is cruel on the part of the multiverse. . it has acted defiently towards me so i will reciprocate.  Ancient klingon tradition provided that if a son died while a daughter lived, the daughter can be sacrificed. ” the chancelor declared.

Ben could not believe this. He did not like where this was going. Nor did he crew. “My daughter will die at the ceremony. “He said.even his own citizens were astonished. 

End of part four. 

  

Sorow uppon sorow part three

U.s.s enterprise 

Conference room. 

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. 

Sickbay

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.  

Corridor 

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. 

Federation embasy

Qamche

Capital citty 

“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. 

Enterprise 

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. 

Next up. 

Mukuret and his wife sanjeya struggle to deal with the aftermath.kalera tries to figure out how to tell ben.