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Posted on Wed Nov 22nd, 2023 @ 2:48am by Lieutenant Kestra Ral

Mission: Home Sweet home.
Location: USS Montana, Science lab
Timeline: Present

[USS Montana, Science lab]

Kestra had just dropped a mouse into Harry's container when someone cleared their throat. "Is there a 'My Lady Kestra Ral' in this department?"

Kestra turned with a slight frown on her face. "I am Kestra Ral, but....." she walked over to see what was going on, then laughed."I am not a La....... Well, I am a lady as in woman but.... No one calls me that .... title." She blushed.

Wilson laugh "oh yes, please keep explaining that one."

"Oh, do shut up, Wilson. I caught what I almost said two times. My mother is Lady Ral, not me. Not that titles mean too much anymore." she took the package."Thank you, ensign."

"This is heavy." She placed it on the counter. As her hands lifted the lid, a yowl was heard. Kestra frowned as she pulled out a kitten in a cage. "Great fire. Who sent me this?"

Wilson chuckled as he pulled out some silky pieces of material. "I am more interested in who sent to these?"

Putting the cage down, she pulled the silk from his hands. Kes had been about to tell him not to play with that but got sidetracked by the feel of the fabric in her hands. " Wait, this is andorian silk. Do you know how expensive and rare this is." She said, looking into the box for a note.

Still laughing, Wilson walked over to the cat. "What kind of cat is this?" he asked her.

"I don't know. I didn't buy it." Kestra told him, still looking for the note.

Wilson took a tricorder out and scanned it. "This says it's a Ashera from earth."

Kestra raised an eyebrow "Odd the only person I know that had once sent me a pet was Oadid. He sent me the cutest little puppy."

"Oh, what happened to him?" Wilson asked, wondering why it wasn't with her anymore.

Kestra chuckled, "He got too big."

"What was it?" Wondering what her idea of too big was.

"Tibetan Mastiff. Oddly, it was from earth, too." Kestra told him."I had to have my brother take him back to Betazed with him."

"Then maybe Oadid sent it. " he told her.

Looking thoughtfully, Kes shook her head no." Oadid is like my brother. " she picked up the Silk little top." Would you send these to your sister?"

"No, but I am not promised to my sister he is to you."

Kestra frowned, looking back at the packages. "Maybe there was a mix-up, and I got sent these by mistake?"

he grinned. "Are they your sizes."

Look through them she nodded.

"Then there wasn't a mistake." He told her.
"So what are you going to call your pet."

"Call? oh, is it a male or female?" Kestra asked, wondering how big this cat was going to get?


Reaching out to touch it, the Kitten hissed at her. "No wonder they put you in a cage. You’re a little savage." Raising an eyebrow, she smirked."Savage, good name."

"Well, this should be amusing to see how you two get along." Wilson said under his breath.

"That's not funny. She is mean." Shaking her head."It's got to be hungry." Going over to the console, Kestra looked up what cats ate.
"Do you plan to go to the bridge?" Wilson asked.

"Why?" she asked while she read.

"You need to get to know the stations on the bridge if there is an emergency." he told her.

Looking back at him, she nodded slowly. That is true, she thought.

Lt. Kestra Ral
USS Montana


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