[Backlog] Video Call with Father #1
Posted on Saturday November 30th, 2019 @ 9:41pm by Lieutenant Commander Kanaka Shakura
***The following is part of the transcript from a video call between Lieutenant Commander Kanaka Shakura of the U.S.S. Poseidon to Augustus Shakura on the Planet of Betazed, recorded Stardate 70622.61.***
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[HUPYRIAN MALE]: Ah, Miss Shakura. May I presume you wish to talk with your Father?
[KANAKA]: Yes, that is correct.
[HUPYRIAN MALE]: I feel I should warn you - he had quite the scare the other day. He didn't recognise where he was and became quite aggressive. Though it seems to have subsided, he may be prone to relapse.
[KANAKA]: I see. Please could you fetch him?
*A few moments of silence pass, followed by the sounds of mumbling in the far distance, slowly coming closer. Eventually, Augustus Shakura comes into view.*
[AUGUSTUS]: Wha--Who's there?!
[KANAKA]: Father, it's me. It's Kana.
[AUGUSTUS]: Kana...Where have you been? I haven't seen you in so long! Have you been getting into trouble with those friends of yours, oh what were they called--
[KANAKA]: Jihai and Usrin?
[KANAKA]: Jihai and Usrin Abora. The twins. Our next door neighbours.
[AUGUSTUS]: Oh well, it doesn't matter. You should come home, you've missed so many dinners. I bet you're hungry.
[KANAKA]: I'm a bit too far away from home for that, Father. I'm aboard my new posting, the U.S.S. Poseidon. We're currently docked at Starbase Ninety-Nine. Do you remember?
[AUGUSTUS]: ...Oh, of course! Silly me. Of course I remember!
[KANAKA]: Unfortunately not. We're going to be doing escort missions, pretty long haul stuff. I can't say when I'll be home, but when I have the chance I'll be sure to let you know.
[AUGUSTUS]: I see.
[KANAKA]: No Father, it's just--
[AUGUSTUS]: I know you both had an argument when you left for...wherever it is you went--
[KANAKA]: The Academy.
[AUGUSTUS]: Right, right. But I mean, it's in the past now right? Why can't you just come home and we can be a happy family? I'll make us Uttaberry pudding, just how you like it!
[KANAKA]: I miss you too, Father. I promise I will be home as soon as I can be there.
[AUGUSTUS]: Well, why don't you tell me a story of where you've been?
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