((Astrofori One - Starfleet Officer's Lounge))
::Again, he nodded. This time, he didn't have a reply ready. With a noncommittal shrug, he changed the subject.::
I dunno. Question. ::and paused for a moment.:: Does Raissa have a
preference of cats over dogs, or vise versa? I was thinking of getting
her a pet.
DeVeau: You want to get her a pet? I’m not sure that’s a good idea.
own brow creased contemplatively as a brow shot upward and he polished
off the glass of scotch before switching to water. They weren't even
able to have a conversation without it getting awkward. That was proven
recently aboard ship::
: Terrible idea, isn't it?
Oh no, it’s not that. It’s just...well, generally, giving the gift of
an animal is not something I would just do. You’re not just giving them
an animal, you’re giving them responsibility. While Raissa has no
problem with animals, she may not necessarily want to own one. I would
suggest you find out if that’s a desire of hers before you just give her
So which is it, is she a dog person or a cat person? ::He sipped his
water and contemplated over whether this was a horrible idea or not.::
DeVeau: Of the two choices, I would suggest cat, but I really think you should talk to her first.
::On a similar vein, he decided to continue the inquiry. It seemed like a strange question, but a perfectly valid one.::
Okay. ::He paused to sip his water, and shifted the subject slightly.::
Tell me something. Scuttle-butt around the Invicta was that you and
Greywin gave Devlin to CD shortly after he was weaned. Did you ask him
about it first, or just gift him with a ball of adorable little beagle?
DeVeau: Actually, *I* didn’t really have anything to do with choosing of the gift. I just happened to be there when Greywin was taking Devlin to Chythar and just went along for the ride, so you’ll have to ask him about whether or not he talked to CD.
shrugged and considered again. If he wanted to be friends with Ris so
they could have at least one conversation without the awkward moments or
discussions of work, it was probably in his best interest to talk to
her first and Alora was right. That was a conversation for another day,
as he didn't know where the good counselor had gotten to after the
Greyson: Really? I was unaware your only role in it was the delivering....
had another sip of water, mulling over the most recent conversation. It
was still weird being in the same room with her and not being as close
as they had been, but
the same time, he wanted to form that friendship so that the past, as
awkward and painful as it had been for him, could be swept behind him in
a blur of forgetfulness.::
::Alora straightened and nodded slowly.:::
DeVeau: Yep. I got to meet him before CD did.
::He gave a shrug and tried to play devil's advocate with the cute little puppy argument.::
She does love Devlin considerably though. I saw pawprints on the screen
when I visited to drop him off. Only guess is the little guy doesn't
know what a screen is.
::She leaned forward, her emerald eyes piercing into him, piercing through him, like heated phaser tubes with target lock engaged. His muscles tensed, and he swirled his water around in the glass.::
DeVeau: Carter, please don’t just give her a pet. I know Raissa...I don’t think it would go over well. At all. If anything, I think it might make the situation worse. I’m quite serious. If you want to give her a gift, that’s fine, but trust me, don’t make it an animal. If you want, I can show you what plants I have available.