Separating Facts from Fictions - Part Two
Mission 98: Building Our New Home
Location: Various Locations - Starbase Vanguard
Timeline: 1115Hrs - July 14th, 2393
"Spoken just like your father." Duval paused. "Do you and your dad have any issues?"
"What?" Yamaguchi-Solusar paused a moment. "No, Dad and I get along very well, its an inside joke that he is more of a parent to my son then I am." the large female added. "What did you see Heather?" she paused. "During the event I mean."
"You and your father had a fight. Except I don't think it had happened yet, there was an off the cuff mention that something had happened to your mother and that she wasn't around anymore, he threw a bottle of booze at you and... you picked up a chair and hurled it at him."
"I gotta sit down." Yamaguchi-Solusar before Heather Duval grasped her hands to prevent her from falling over. "Easy sweetie." as Duval gently helped the pregnant woman before her into a chair. "I'm sorry, I should have given you a moment to sit down before I said it."
"So... Dad and I got into a no-holds-barred physical beatdown?" Yamaguchi-Solusar inquired softly.
"Yes you two did, I didn't see how it ended as the event ended after you or rather I threw the chair... You are much stronger then I am... the chair felt so light..." Duval paused. "It felt so weird and what's worse..." Duval paused as she was clearly hesitant to mention it.
"There's more?" Yamaguchi-Solusar had a crestfallen look in her eye. "Go on... Tell me."
"It was Jake's vision... I heard you speaking but I was in your body, I wasn't the one doing the talking, you were and... You two really got into it before you fought... It seemed like only minutes long but mentally there was a lot to unpack on the matter... I didn't know what the relations were like between you and your dad... So I had to schedule this appointment rather than demand you come to me." Duval commented. "Because of the aforementioned issues between the Admiralty and everyone else in the cosmos it seems." the older female shook her head. "It's disgraceful really, Admirals treat everyone else like utter garbage and they wonder when everyone else hates on the Admiral. I mean really, we are people too and we have our own needs and the like."
Yamaguchi-Solusar had heard a great many things about Fleet Admiral Duval, seated before her. They said that she was reasonable and she was polite and respectful to just about everyone, she didn't raise her voice and she was reasonable at all times, almost all of these values were unheard of in most interactions with the average Admiral. What's more, was that Duval didn't care for the opinions of others, she had a job to do and while she went about doing it, she was civil to everyone she met and interacted with. "I am not sure of what to say, Heather. I've seen Admirals treat others like garbage and others, be civil. Its a little concerning to be honest." the younger woman commented. "Dad treats me well but that's because I'm his eldest, a title I share with Ouros."
Duval smiled. "How is Ouros doing these days?"
"You know her?" Yamaguchi-Solusar inquired, somewhat surprised.
"I know of her, yes... Jeff told me about her." Duval answered. "Ethan speaks very highly of her, calls her his finest student."
"She's been through a lot, she's been abused by a few people..." Yamaguchi-Solusar responded in a tone just above a whisper. "I'm worried about her."
"I can understand. Jake told me that it was his double who raped his own child." Duval paused. "I can only imagine what horrors Jake deals with, considering his double wore, his face, his name and his career in his home reality."
"Dad never once lifted a hand to discipline me or my siblings and we all turned out or seem to be turning out alright." Yamaguchi-Solusar paused. "But then mom and dad also adopted four Ferasian kits. They seem to be adjusting well, mom and dad and the kits... The kits get to hang out with the dogs and Noble Team." Yamaguchi-Solusar smiled as she thought about the inside name for the small family of cats they had inherited and made, thanks to Shonax the stud.
Duval raised an eyebrow. "Noble team?" she asked in a curious tone of voice. "I'm sensing there is a story there."
"Aye Heather, there is... Silversides was Racheal's cat and Pufftail was mom's..." she paused. "Shonax, that is Fleet Captain Dvald-Vaxx's cat, ended up hanging ten with Silversides and her kittens all became Noble team, mom decided to keep the entire litter," Yamaguchi-Solusar explained. "Carter, Kat, Jun, Emile, Jorge, and Siaxx, are their names in order."
"Sounds like your parents have a very full household," Duval answered quietly.
"They do and they love it. As for myself, well I prefer a household with a little less insanity, despite the fact that I have one toddler and three cats of my own, soon to be joined by infant number two."
Duval smiled. "You sound just like my youngest when she moved out, something about quieter skies to fly and smoother seas to sail," she commented. "But then my household is very quiet. It's just me and Enrique these days as we both value peace and quiet..."
"A little peace and quiet can be a good thing." Yamaguchi-Solusar agreed. "Let me give you the once over though." as the tall female opened her tricorder and gave the Admiral the once over. "Other then the fact you are somewhat malnourished, you are in excellent shape, no pregnancies or anything else to report. We should all be so fortunate."
"Okay, that's good to know," Duval answered. "I wanted you to understand what had happened... and why it was bothering me" the older female added.
"I understand... Believe me, I do." Yamaguchi-Solusar responded as she regarded the older female. "I'll update your records."
"Thank you for your time Doctor." and with that, Duval rose to her feet and departed in silence as Yamaguchi-Solusar went to work on said records.