Separating Facts from Fictions - Part One
Mission 98: Building Our New Home
Location: Various Locations - Starbase Vanguard
Timeline: 1100Hrs - July 14th, 2393
Fleet Admiral Heather Duval was uneasy and unsettled as she entered the hospital complex, the middle-aged human female ambled over to the main desk. "Hey guys, I'm looking to see one of your Doctors, it's a personal issue that I'd like to get addressed. the Doctor I'd like to see is Lt Commander Elizabeth Yamaguchi-Solusar." she paused. "I have an appointment to see her."
"Ahh, yes." The man behind the desk answered. "My apologies Admiral, I was not expecting you to..." he paused as she regarded him with her eyes. "You weren't expecting me to actually obey the rules that the doctors prefer that we follow. That's why its taken me two days to get to see the Doctor that I wished to see." Duval answered with a smile.
"I wish more Admirals were like you, ma'am..." the man answered bluntly.
"Ahh, honesty, how refreshing," Duval answered with good cheer in her voice.
The Chief nodded his head as he tapped the display. "Let me alert the good Doctor that you are here and you wish to see her."
"I appreciate that Chief," Duval answered. "I'll also take a seat in the waiting area while I wait. I'll leave you alone to your work." and with that, the Fleet Admiral moved off, she selected a chair in the waiting area and she sat down in it, she closed her eyes and seemed to doze off.
Meanwhile. Doctor Elizabeth Yamaguchi-Solusar was not feeling at her best, being pregnant was having its fun with her and while she was now about three months along of her third pregnancy, even of one of those children wasn't hers. Kurt had been her mothers and she couldn't carry him to term and she was going to abort. Yamaguchi-Solusar had decided to intervene as she was in tip-top shape and knew she could carry that child to term and give him to his father since his mother didn't want him, otherwise her mother would have demanded that Kurt would be raised in her household alongside her other children. Yamaguchi-Solusar figured that his father had the most to say on the topic and she sacrificed so her mother and Commander Tom Lasky could keep their relationship and friendship, of course, it was all in vain as their relationship crumbled due to forces outside of their control.
Zara Tane was the outside force in question and while Yamaguchi-Solusar had her issues with Tane, she opted to let them go as she knew she would not be seeing the other woman probably ever again, she had heard nothing of Tane's whereabouts and nor did she care to know either.
Yamaguchi-Solusar's reverie was interrupted with a note from the front desk saying that her eleven hundred hour appointment was here and she was requested at the front desk. The moderately pregnant female hauled herself to her feet and out the door, she went.
Yamaguchi-Solusar approached the front desk a moment later. "Hey John, what's up?"
"Fleet Admiral Duval is in for a personal matter that she wants to discuss with you." as he gave her a look that could have meant many things.
Yamaguchi-Solusar swallowed the lump that had just formed in her throat. "Alright, I'll take her." Yamaguchi-Solusar did not have a choice and she knew it too as she turned and went over to the Fleet Admiral. "Ma'am, I will see you now."
"Thank you Doctor." came the answer as Heather Duval quickly climbed to her feet and she followed Yamaguchi-Solusar down the hallways and into an open examination room. "Have a seat Admiral and I will take a look at you," Yamaguchi-Solusar commented evenly, there were many ways this could go and she knew that this woman was extremely powerful, she was the commander of all of the Starfleet forces in this region.
Heather Duval gently slipped off her uniform jacket, she then hung it up on the rack next to the door before she sat back down. "I don't seem to have much of an appetite for any sort of food recently, the mass hallucination event I think, has something to do with it."
"That event was potent ma'am." Yamaguchi-Solusar paused. "Permission to speak freely?"
"I recommend you make it a practice, most are intimidated by my rank and the fact that a lot of my fellow Admirals seem to have given quite an impression." Duval sighed softly. "That we Admirals are a club that can do whatever we want to anyone we want for whatever reason we want and get away with it." she shook her head. "It's pathetic really. I try to obey the rules that others have laid out and everyone runs scared of me." she regarded the massive female before her. "I have to tell ya Elizabeth... Mind if I call you Elizabeth?."
"Sure," Yamaguchi-Solusar answered. "Mind if I call you Heather? the Sergent Major speaks very highly of you and he speaks highly of very few." she paused. "Commander Duval does as well."
Duval smiled, here was someone who seemed to be unafraid of her rank and posting. "My brothers are interesting men, especially with Jefferson dating Heather Mueller, I honestly didn't see that coming." the older female paused as she smiled. "Maybe he'll find what he's seeking after all."
"I did." Yamaguchi-Solusar smiled. "But I'm afraid I can't discuss it, Heather, Sorry. Doctor-Patient confidentiality." as her smile widened. "So, what ails you other than the lack of food, you should eat more... or was it something you saw and experienced during that event that's bothering you?"
"I wanted to see you specifically because... For the event, I was you. I experienced something through your eyes..." Duval paused. "Can I ask you something deeply personal?" she added.
"Sure. You can ask me whatever you like." Yamaguchi-Solusar responded. "There is no such thing as a stupid or forbidden question to me, just the answer is something you might not like. There is a danger in secrets, both in seeking and in knowing. Sometimes you might not like what you find and while the universe offers few answers, it's more than willing to confront me with new questions." Yamaguchi-Solusar nodded with a smile.