Mission 98: Building Our New Home
Location: Various Locations - Starbase Vanguard
Timeline: 1000Hrs - August 3rd, 23933
Lt Commander Elizabeth Yamaguchi-Solusar placed a large mug of soup onto the table before the small Bolian female before her. "Hey Siaxx, you wanted Bolian Vegetable soup?" she inquired with a smile before the tall female sat down at the table.
"Hey, Beth." Siaxx smiled warmly at the other woman before her, Siaxx for her credit was a small framed woman and she weighed in at about a hundred pounds soaking wet but she had a small army of children, five of them in all. She gently grasped the large mug in her small hands. "Mmmm. You reading my mind again?" Siaxx inquired as she understood how the big female before her thought. She had come to know Elizabeth Yamaguchi-Solusar extremely well.
"I don't need to, you were telegraphing your intentions, thinking 'should I?.' she commented. "So I decided to save you the bother," Yamaguchi-Solusar explained as she slid her large form into the chair across from the Bolian female who was half her size. "So hows the kids?"
"Loud and demanding," Dvald-Vaxx answered with a smile. "Five kids can be demanding of me and their dad," she added as she lifted the large mug of soup and she drained a small mouthful from the mug. "Mmm... nice." Dvald-Vaxx regarded her friend with a gentle smile on her lips. "You know my tastes well," she commented.
"You never were an overly complicated woman Siaxx. You like extra steak in your soup." Yamaguchi-Solusar answered with a nod.
Dvald-Vaxx grinned at her friend. "How's your little one doing?" she inquired.
Yamaguchi-Solusar regarded the small Bolian female before her. "Well, the little one is coming along nicely, we don't know the gender yet and yes, we do want to know," she commented. "Kam feels he wants to avoid the issues with this one that we had with the last one."
Dvald-Vaxx knew exactly what the larger female before her was speaking about. "Beth. Robert was colicky, that was not a mistake, sometimes life just happens and we have to deal with it, the bed he was sleeping on was also bad." the small Bolian wasn't smiling and nor was she joking either. "He needed something of a firm mattress to sleep on."
"Fair enough," Yamaguchi-Solusar answered. "I guess hanging around you cured his issues, it's somewhat strange to have my son and he's not screaming his head off at funny hours of the night."
Dvald-Waxx suddenly grinned. "I recall a certain Yamaguchi, related to you, of course, seated in your place, worrying if she was going to be a good mother as she had just had Elizabeth and she was nervous about it." the small Bolian explained. "She was unsettled and alone, her husband wasn't present as he was out in the field, on exercise and Torilla did the best she could."
Yamaguchi-Solusar had heard her mothers side of this rather particular story. She nodded her head as she was curious to hear what Siaxx would say to her on the subject. "Well Torilla was nervous, would she make a good mother?. Could she handle it all alone, the lack of sleep and the near constant demands on her?. Could she make a good parent?." Dvald-Vaxx commented as she lifted the large mug of soup to her lips before she drained a mouthful of it. A smile graced her lips as she drank and swallowed. "Mmmm."
Yamaguchi-Solusar regarded the smaller Bolian female seated across from her. "I like to think mom did alright, even though she and dad made mistakes."
she shrugged. "My troubles started when I went to the academy." the tall female sighed softly. "I thought James Munroe was the one... Boy, was I ever ignorant." Yamaguchi-Solusar commented. "He had sex with Mary Wiseman in my bed... When I confronted him about it, she screamed and he got mad. We both ended up in the Medcenter after he tried to kill me." she sighed softly.
"No. Just Uninformed, he wanted something from you that you weren't prepared to part with and rush into," Dvald-Vaxx explained.
"Then there was Tienn." Yamaguchi-Solusar pressed on. "I'll be blunt Siaxx. I am getting a little tired of people beating on me and me being the nice girl on the subject."
"I can understand, can you and Tienn work together?" Dvald-Vaxx answered.
"Not really. I mean I try and she isn't a bad person, but it was the drugs they spiked her drink with and it was the fact that she was so easy to manipulate. It might explain her issues with her children, in the fact she seems to not want them. Rachael is once again cleaning up after someone else." the tall female explained. "Tienn is on nights and I'm on days, it works for us. I get to ignore her and I don't have to acknowledge her existence either, should I not feel up to it."
"That's a tad harsh, don't you think?" Dvald-Vaxx answered, she was chipping away at a part of the tall female across from her, that had not healed, it had only scabbed and formed an abscess, it was time to drain the wound. "How do you think she feels on the topic?"
"She is always trying to apologize to me, to make amends," Yamaguchi-Solusar answered. "Even mom commented on it. I know Gabe is getting sick of the people who seem to enjoy using me as a punching bag. The next person who has a go at me will either deal with Gabe or Kam, or Tom... Or some of the above, or all of the above."
"Kameron doesn't need to be getting into fights and neither does Gabe," Dvald-Vaxx answered. "Let Admiral Lasky do it, he can make it official and hurt them for the rest of their lives. Kam and Gabe don't have that sort of clout. Let Lasky do it." Dvald-Vax paused. "As much as I have my issues with the man."
"You have similar issues with Tom that I have with Tienn," Yamaguchi-Solusar answered in a gentle tone of voice.
Dvald-Vaxx nodded, denying it would be absurd. "Yes. I do." the small Bolian female explained evenly. "It's nice to know he didn't shaft Rachael with that reprimand business. I was ready..." she paused as she let out a soft sigh.
"You were ready to blame him for the matter at hand," Yamaguchi-Solusar commented quietly. "I know why you have your problems Siaxx, its the same reason that Gabe is angry considering my situation," she commented. "Tom has been teaching me martial arts. I think he's going grey."
"Are you, at least enjoying the effort.?" Dvald-Vaxx inquired.
"I am, but I don't know if Lasky is, I seem to irritate him so maybe I need a new teacher. It can't be Kam as he's busy with the kids. Kam spends all the free time we have with Robert." she let out a soft sigh. "Gabe is a martial arts master, like dad. Mom is no slouch either. Rachael prefers distance when she's in a firefight." she sighed. "Me, I almost don't enjoy it but I need to be able to defend myself.."
"There is something about dragging a reluctant student through something she does not wish to learn, Beth. You know this better them most." Dvald-Vaxx sighed softly. "You were a classic example of this and while you might be reluctant to learn how to inflict pain on others, is it the lack of knowledge that permits others to abuse you?" the small Bolian hammered her points home one at a time. "Munroe had his chance with you because you couldn't defend yourself, it took you overpowering him with a chair to get him to stop. Then there was Tienn who lost her little mind and you paid for it with reconstructive knee surgery. That was after you and Kameron had that fight at two in the morning. The fallout from those two events is still being felt." the small Bolian paused a moment. "Is it possible that you are not willing to forgive Tienn or even consider her as a real person because you feel vulnerable and she made you feel it in no uncertain terms?"
Yamaguchi-Solusar regarded the small Bolian female seated across from her in silence as she didn't know what to think. "She made me feel weak and pathetic."
"Its worse for me, I'm only five feet tall and I'm far weaker then you are. I'm in the same boat as you when it comes to my combat training, or the lack thereof." Dvald-Vaxx answered. "My eldest is as tall as I am."
"I know." Yamaguchi-Solusar sighed softly. "I swear Siaxx, you are so much better at this job then I am.." she paused. "I'm going to ask Commander T'Ree to take me off of her roster of counselors. I can't do it anymore."
"Because you feel you are overwhelmed with all the other demands on you or because you are compromised?"
"Both," Yamaguchi-Solusar answered softly. "I can't help others if I can't help myself."
"It's okay Beth. Leave your son with me tonight and go spend time with your husband, just the two of you. Because he should hear about this from you." the small Bolian female explained. "These breaks are never long enough." Dvald-Vaxx lifted the soup to her lips before she began drinking it all quickly as the two were running late on getting back to work.
Yamaguchi-Solusar simply lifted her food before she rose to her feet. Dvald-Vaxx placed her mug down before letting out a sigh of satisfaction. "mmmm. Nothing beats vegetable soup, not even sex."
Yamaguchi-Solusar sighed. "You have a really dirty mind Siaxx."
"Yup. Chen is good at matters, he helps me with my frustrations." as the small Bolian smiled as she looked up at the taller female before her. "Taking that to work with you?"
"I am," Yamaguchi-Solusar answered, Dvald-Vaxx grasped hers before the two departed the lounge together.