Trojan Horse #127, 128 - Shelter

ON: Hannah nodded mutely as the nurse released her. She changed into her uniform without emotion, and walked out of the sickbay, head down.

Ryylar finished his patrols and walked over to sickbay, moving inside to take up his post there. He looked around and blinked as he saw Hannah. He moved over to her.

"Hannah?" He said, trying to catch her attention.

Hannah looked up, dully. "Yeah?"

"How arrrrrre you feeling?" He asked her, smiling as he saw she was at least physically ok.

"Fine." She said.

He heard the quick response and frowned.

"What'sssss wrrrrrrong?" The Caitian asked, moving towards her.

"Nothing." She said, quietly, moving away from him.

He knew it was a lie and wondered what was wrong.

"Hannah... don't lie to me. I thought we werrrrrre frrrrrrriendssssss." He said with concern.

"I'm not...I don't..." She broke down into tears. "Oh Rylaar - I've ruined everything!"

He blinked and watched her, moving over to put his arms around her comfortingly.

"Shhhhhh now tell me what'sssss wrrrrrrrong." Ryylar said quietly.

"I...I broke up with Sulan." She sniffed, snuggling into his big, warm arms.

He nodded and thought 'That explains the Vulcan bitch's attitude'.

"Well I'm sssssurrrrrrre you'rrrrrre going to be fine." Ryylar said, trying to be soothing.

"It's not me I'm worried about." Hannah said, concerned.

"Herrrrrr? Why? She'll be fine. Rrrrrrememberrrrrr. Vulcanssssss don't believe in emotionssssss." He said with a nod.

"No, I'm scared of what she might do."

Hannah whispered, as if afraid Sulan might hear her.

"You think she'll hurrrrrrt you?" Ryylar frowned.

"I don't know...I don't know what she's capable of."

"I won't let herrrrrr hurrrrrt you Hannah." Ryylar said firmly.

"I'm afraid you won't be able to stop her." Hannah said.

"Why do you ssssssay that?" He frowned.

"She scares me, Ry - she reminded me of the Sulan we saw before the Mirror Universe incident - like she could kill. And I'm afraid for Petrova - she was back on that crazy idea."

"I noticcccced. Out in the hallway earrrrrlierrrrr she called me a cowarrrrrd and egged me on into a fight..." He said with a frown.

"What do you think I should do?"

"I don't know... go to Petrrrrrova. Or Caelan... or heck, even one of the doctorrrrrrsssss about it. I can't give you an orrrrrderrrrr. I'm not even an officcccerrrrrr." He told her.

"I don't need an officer, Ry - I need a friend."

"Well I am that. Why don't you sleep in differrrrrrent quarrrrrrterrrrrrrsssss though? Until you get thissssss sssssituation taken carrrrrre of." Ryylar suggested.

"That sounds like a good idea." Hannah nodded. "I ask Kitty if i can sleep over at hers for a bit." - need to finish up soon *I'll* "Good choiccccce. I wasssss going to sssssuggesssst though perrrrrrrhapsssss M'Rrrrrrall'ssss quarrrrrterrrrrrsssss. I think that she issss perrrrrrhapsssss betterrrrrr able to defend you than Lieutenant Black isssss in casssssse Ssssssulan trrrrrriesssss ssssssomething." Ryylar said.

"I guess." Hannah said, nodding. "Listen, I have to get back to work, Ry. Thanks for being here."

"You'rrrrrre welcome Hannah... Jusssst rrrrrrememberrrrrr, if you need anything, I'm jusssst a comm chirrrrrp away." The large Caitian nodded to her.

"Thanks Ry - that means a lot."


Lieutenant Hannah O'Driscoll Chief Tactical Officer USS Pegasus


Warrant Officer Ryylar Acting Security Officer Morale Officer USS Pegasus