Personal log: Enroute to Galactic Center
Posted on Mon Dec 3rd, 2018 @ 12:06am by Ensign Avendar Jurot
Chief Councelor's Personal Log.
It's been a full few days. In the past 72 hours, I've met an ancient "God" from Earth mythology who promised to escort my Izmadi to the afterlife; I've been verbally reprimanded by the Executive officer for "not taking care of myself;" and, in conjunction with the CMO, constructed a physical/mental training program to prepare the crew for our upcoming encounters.
My schedule tomorrow is relatively clear, so I've asked the science officer, Lieutenant Sonak, to join me in my office. If he consents, I hope that his abilities as a kolinarh master can help me sort out what exactly is blocking my abilities.
On a side note, Lt. Sonak's file indicates that he, like Commander Paris, is a time traveler from the 23rd century. Two on one ship! DTI would have a field day here!
I've submitted so many reports since coming aboard- I'm just not used to it yet. I've gone from one of a crew of councelors to being the only one- and aboard a ship that could be renamed the USS PTSD. I'm sure that, if we survive this mission, these reports will seem routine.
"If we survive." It's almost funny- death in the line of duty is something I'd never considered. After all, I was stationed on one of the most secure star bases in the Federation, then aboard a medical ship. I've been exposed to risks, of course- Being an officer of Starfleet means risk is inherent with the career. I lost several crew mates on Azyek VI, and was also wounded. However the Hera is a warship, and is heading to confront beings of unimaginable power. It's like being at war with the Q, but the Q having personalities- "Terran flavored" Q.
For all of that, I am glad to be here. Commander Paris said I am needed here, and she was right. Also, the senior staff has gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. Most of them are so expressive and open with their feelings... I wonder if they've ever served with a Betazoid before this.
I'm signing off. I would like a good nights rest before meeting Lt Sonak tomorrow. I predict it will be both psychologically and emotionally exhausting.