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INCOMING MESSAGE: Oh Damn
Posted on April 23rd, 2020 by Linxi Jude

Betazed, 10 days after the Atlantis crew wakes up on an unknown planet…

“Have you heard from Linxi?”

“No. Why?”

Sivat walked into his oldest brother’s room, “I haven’t heard from her in over a week!”

Dell shook his hair out of his face, stood up, and made his way to the door. “Look kid, a week is nothing. She could be blowing shit up or stabbing man eating evil dragons or something for all we know.”

“But- but-” Sivat was shoved out, and the door slammed in his face. “DEEEEEEEELL!” Silence- then heavy metal started playing. Sivat banged on the door, but no response. He sighed, and grumbled to himself. He ran to the twins’ room, and opened their door. Empty. Of course the twins aren’t there. They’re never there. Sivat then ran downstairs to the living room, “MooooOOOOOOm!”

“I am in the middle of something here,” Delvera gestures at her PADD, “but do go on.”

“Linxi hasn’t messaged us in over a week!”

“A week is nothing.” Sivat groaned at hearing that phrase yet again. “She is probably busy.” Delvera looked back down at her PADD, and continued typing on it.

“But what if she’s dead or something?”

Delvera sighed, “If she was dead, Starfleet would tell us. Why don’t you… Go outside or something.”

Sivat dramatically tilted his head back, and slouched towards the door, and stepped out. “a WeEk Is NoThInG.” He snorts, “bull.” He walks along the sidewalk, kicking rocks as he mumbles to himself. “She messages me every day. Something is feking wrong. Dad knows that. Dad would agree with me…” He turned around, and ran back into the house, up the stairs, and into his room. He rapidly sent a message to his dad, and repeated for the third time: I haven’t heard from Linxi in over a week.

He stared at his PADD for what seemed like hours. Only 7 minutes later, was a two word reply. Oh damn.


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3 Comments

  • Kathryn Harper Kathryn Harper says:

    The repetition of the message from Sivat drove home how important it was to him, and the reply being the same from the first two people he told was a good counterpoint. I’m glad that someone finally understood him, and it’s nice to see the effects of our absence start to show up. Nicely done!


  • Emilaina Acacia says:

    My family are some “a week is nothing” type people, that definitely made me giggle. Nice log!


  • Alexis Wright says:

    I’m late in reading this, but it really fleshes out Sivat for me! He’s pretty attached to his sister, it seems. Seeing the family dynamics of the characters always helps me see them in a more three-dimensional way. Thanks for this and apologies for the late comment!




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