Location: Ready Room
Timeline: MD 1 15:30
Chris after meeting with his diplomatic officer needed to talk to someone. He needed to hear someone kind and he asked where the counselor was.
Kitsune Akane would eventually arrive, smilingly softly. "You summoned me Admiral?"
Admiral Barks said, "Yes, please sit, Lieutenant. I would like to prep with you the upcoming mission with the Romulian deligation we will face. Have you done any research on them and the issues at hand?
She nods. "I have been. I'm hoping this time we will be better able to handle the situation... Do you think our new Diplomatic Officer will be set to help deal with future problems?"
Admiral Barks said, "I think we will. She is very knowledgeable and ready to face challenges ahead. I like her. What do you have?"
"She is in many ways...like myself. Asian...alternative life style...happily married. However, she walks her own path...The only issue that concerns me is she seems to have a hidden pain she is hiding beneath her brave exterior."
Admiral Barks didn't like the sound of that and asked, "Any idea what the problem is, Counselor?" He didn't want any of his officers to be in pain or worried for any reason.
"It may be related...to her mother. Amanogawa's mother, Stella, was a very famous model. It was obvious she thought a great deal of her, and became a model to follow in her footsteps. Her mother died in an attack by Klingons caused by a diplomatic misunderstanding. Shortly after, Kirara's goals changed 180 degrees. I'm sure you know this however. Yet, she's one of those girls who never cries, never frowns...and never releases her pain, which in the long run, can destroy a person from the inside. Sorry...I'm rambling, but I feel I'd like to discuss with her sometime....see if I can get her to talk about that incident, and how it changed her life."
Chris was amazed and agreed with his counselor and said, "I think you should speak with her, I'm impressed if your able to gather all that from her."
She nods. "Yes...I hope to...but I need to get by her strong front...but that's what I've been trained to do." She smiled. "Is there anything troubling you Sir?"
Chris smiles and says, "No, thank you, Counselor, I appreciate your offer, I am good for now, if an issue comes up I will seek you out.
"Thank you..." She said bowing.... and made her way out...
Chris nodded and watched the counselor leave.
Rear-Admiral Chris Barks
Lieutenant Commander Kitsune Akane