Echos of Intent - Part Two
Posted on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 @ 5:10am by Lieutenant Commander Elizabeth Yamaguchi-Solusar & Captain Ouros Yamaguchi & Lieutenant Commander Kameron "Foehammer" Solusar-Yamaguchi
Building Our New Home
Location: Yamaguchi-Solusar Quarters - Starbase Vanguard
Timeline: 2115Hrs - August 5th, 2393
Ouros paused. "No." she admitted quietly. "I'm not sure where I fit in."
Kameron regarded Ouros. "You are my sister-in-law. You two were separated at birth and you've only just been reunited," he answered with a smile as he raised a hand to stop her protest before she could respond. "You two are identical in so many respects, physically, you two are identical except you are wiry and lean, Elizabeth is not, she doesn't have the combat training that you do," he explained. "You are a marine and you are loud and proud. You're also large and in charge." he paused as he was waiting for his wife to lose her temper as he technically had insulted her.
Ouros smiled softly despite her bleak mood. "I love it, being in the marines I mean." she paused. "They give me something I've never had before."
"Ouros, do what makes you happy. Do not worry about me or anyone else in our overly large family." Elizabeth answered with a gentle grin. "Seeing my twin in a marine's uniform is always different to see but I like it. Green really suits you, it brings out your own style."
"Everyone has to go their own way Ouros," Kameron explained. "What matters is not what we want for you, its what you wish for yourself." he smiled. "As for me, I used to be a pilot and I miss it at times, I do maintain my flight status as its something I feel can be useful for my skill set. As for you, what makes you happy?"
Ouros smiled, she could appreciate what Kameron was telling her. "You've been in my shoes.." Ouros realized as she looked at Kameron, he nodded in response. "I found myself and I know who I am." he indicated his spouse. "I even found her and what's worse. I let her go... Because I was afraid... afraid of the commitment she wanted, she was ready to settle down and I wasn't." Kameron sighed softly. "I walked away and broke her heart in the process..." he regarded Ouros. "She rebounded from me to my rival, James Sloane."
Elizabeth nodded. "He wanted one thing from me but I was unsure. I wanted to wait and he didn't." she sighed softly. "So he ended up fucking someone else in my bed, I walked in on them both and he and I got into an argument before he went for me. He very nearly overpowered me before Kam showed up and dealt with him." she paused as she let out a sigh.
Kam nodded as he picked up the story from where his wife left off. "I wanted to go and resolve things, I felt... I owed her another chance to explain herself. I felt she deserved better but I found him beating on her. So I dove into the fight. I wanted to kill him for what he had done... I..."
"You don't owe me any real explanation," Ouros answered with a nod. "I understand what you were thinking. Combat is a funny thing and it brings out the true aspects of people who fight." she sipped her drink as she smiled. "Mmm... Your replicators are great, I can enjoy the Ferengi bug juice without question or concerns."
Kameron chuckled softly as he smiled. "You do have a sense of humor. It needs a little help but hey. There is nothing wrong with that." he smiled. "But you do need to find a space that's yours. For me, you are family to me, because you are her twin," he explained as he indicated his spouse.
"You are family to me Ouros. You are the same as me from another reality but I like the other truth, you were my twin who was separated at birth and we've been reunited." Elizabeth paused. "Who was it who came up with that tale again?" she asked quietly.
"Dad did," Ouros answered quietly as she paused a second time. "Dad..." she considered the appellation as if she had never considered it before. "For years I'd always considered him the seed donor and nothing more. In this reality, he is so profoundly different that it's hard for me to really put into words or context." she shook her head before she finished her drink. "I envy you Elizabeth as you grew up with the man, he treated you really well and I didn't get that, I got a right asshole."
"Well, Dad took you and your siblings in," Elizabeth answered. "He didn't have to but he felt you were due to a real home and a real family. I can only imagine how aunt Plataea feels on the subject."
"Mom is as confused as I am, I guess that's one of the reasons why she ended up striking out on her own, despite her connection to Dad." OPuros paused. "I can only imagine how aunt Torilla felt about it."
"Mom was confused too," Elizabeth admitted. "She didn't know what to think on the subject. But, she didn't fight Dad when he wanted to take in you and your siblings. Selendis seems to be fitting in really well but Nebris is lost and confused. I know he's transitioning back to being Lasarra again and honestly I don't blame him." she paused. "I've been helping with his mental therapy and Rachael has been looking after things between him and Tienn. Though I suspect Rachael wants to murder Tienn by now."
Ouros nodded. "I know you dislike Tienn."
"I hate her, she made me feel weak and powerless as she beat the crap out of me," Elizabeth answered quietly. "In the middle of yet another dispute between me and Kam here."
Kameron sighed softly. "It seems to be a theme between us two," he admitted. "I am not proud of what happened or what I did."
"You are being too hard on yourself Kam," Ouros commented. "The nature of our character is finding out what we're made of when the time comes," she explained for his benefit. "For me, it's on the field with my guys." she paused. "Honestly, I love it. I've considered requesting sniper training."
"Do it," Elizabeth answered evenly. "The world needs more badasses. We got enough gentle souls in our family..."
"Alright. I will." Ouros answered with a gentle grin on her lips.
Elizabeth grinned at her twin before she quickly wrapped her arms around her twin's torso as she pulled Ouros close. "Just know that we'll always be there for you, all of us Yamaguchi's. Because we're family... You are mine and I am yours."