Date: 31 May 2013 14:57 Title: The Order
Not him - that's all that the reader needs to know.
Intriguing, elliptical and gnawing. Sydney's distress is real, and her objection is loud and anguished. But she's just been bargained away, or at least conceded, almost like a poker chip in a game or haggling at a market. Methinks this is such a foregone conclusion that she could write the book on groveling and it would not matter one whit.
I'm curious about the shared quarters and perhaps this is my own ignorance. In ENT, there are plenty of instances of shared quarters, for Crewmen and for Ensigns. On TOS, I believe the lowest-level quarters we see belong to Yeoman Rand, and she doesn't seem to have a roommate. In TNG, I believe the only Ensign whose quarters we see are Wesley's, but he rightfully lives with his mother because hes's underage. DS9 isn't a ship, and I confess I don't know about VOY.
So, if I am right, then after the ENT era, Ensigns would normally get their own living spaces. Sydney doesn't, and you've already laid out in the first chapter that she's got trauma and other issues. Is her roommate situation designed to accommodate her issues?
Date: 25 Sep 2009 15:40 Title: The Order
So Sutek's reputation precedes him. Alas, for Sydney grovelling is not going to work as Sutek has that base already covered. And still love Spillane > You mess up this kid, I'll come looking for you...
Of course, Sutek responds with a very simple admonition noted. Priceless. Who says Vulcans don't have a sense of humour!