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Everywhere I turn

Posted on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 @ 7:14pm by
Edited on on Tue Nov 10th, 2020 @ 4:25am

Mission: The Ties That Bind - Empok Nor Episode 2
Location: Promenade
Timeline: MD002 0800 hrs

"You again." Elloma called out, with a surprised looked on her face. They keep running into each other. Elloma started to suspect that he was doing this on purpose. She was curious how the date went, so she was glad she ran into him.

“We do seem to run into each other quite a bit,” Talas said quietly. “I was headed to grab something to eat but I am not sure what I want.”

"Best of luck with that." Elloma said, as she prepared to leave the area. She was curious, but she was not going to pry. She already had her pre Madonna sister on her ass. She was going to let this go, or so she told herself.

“Now you disappoint me, Lieutenant,” Talas replied. “I thought for certain you would ask to join me, curious about my date with your sister.” She had been on him constantly about Nassie.

Elloma just shook her head. She thought that was very rude of him to say. "My life does not evolve around your romantic interests with my baby sister." She said, getting defensive. But deep down, she was glad he said something. Because deep down, she wanted to know.

“I didn’t mean to infer that it did,” Talas said sincerely. “I just thought you would be wondering how it went is all because you care about her.”

"Nassie has made it clear, that she does not want me to pry into her personal life. But if you feel that you need to discuss it, so be it." Elloma said, putting all the blame on him, but hoping he would take the bait.

“And give her a reason to tell me to hit the road,” Talas shook his head. “I think I just might have shown her I am not the jerk she thinks I am.”

"So you think, she thinks your a jerk? Why is that?" Elloma asked, being a little curious, to know why he thought of himself, as a jerk. No jerk was going to date her sister.

“I think she doesn’t trust men in general and I was lumped in with them,” Talas confessed. “I didn’t help matters by coming on a little strong. Instead of trying to impress her I need to just be myself and that is what I am doing.”

"Being yourself is a good way, to win or loose a woman. But women want to see the real you, so if its meant to be, then its meant to be." Elloma said, hoping that made sense to him.

“That was the conclusion I came to as well,” Talas smiled. “And if not, maybe we can be friends. I plan to stay positive.”

"I tend to find, most males can not be friends with the opposite sex." Elloma pointed out to him. Putting the blame soloy on him and his sex.

“I disagree,” Talas said with a smile. “I believe it is totally possible to just be friends. Sometimes it just isn’t there.”

"Have you met the male population?" Elloma asked, in a sarcastic tone. She did not mean to start a fight with him, but she was starting one non the less.

“I have,” Talas nodded. “And to a certain extent I agree but you cannot take the entire male population and say we are all the same. There are always exceptions, we aren’t all clones of one another.”

"Men are very predictable." Elloma counter argued his point. She knew she had the upper hand on this argument.

“Therefore then all women are the same,” Talas countered. “I have dealt with self serving, controlling women who used me to a means of there own. I was good for a purpose. Then by your estimation you are all the same.”

"So now you are saying that is true of my sister, well I wish you luck." Elloma said, with a smile on her face. She knew that Nassie would not put up with that type of attitude or behavior.

“I am not at all,” Talas replied quickly. “I am simply stating what I have experienced but I also know all women are not like that.” He looked at her. “You do not know me.”

Elloma grinned, he was not really digging himself out of the whole, he threw himself into."Your right, but you are trying to get to know Nassie, and I suggest you dont tell her, what you just told me." She pointed out to him.

“I don’t intend to,” Talas replied. “I am not going to put myself into an argument like this with her.” He smiled. “Besides she is her own woman.”

"She is still an Essu, we have ways of making people talk about things, they do not want to talk about. You know this is true." Elloma pointed out to him.

“I do,” Talas nodded. “But I haven’t said anything I would hide. I believe each person is different, I don’t judge all by those I have met.”

"I would strongly suggest, you dont start out with telling her all women are alike." Elloma said, trying to give a little piece of advice.

“I wouldn’t as I do not believe that at all,” Talas replied. “I was trying to make you understand it is not fair to do that to men.” He paused for a moment. “I know you’re going to come at me with some negativity but you look at men as if we will immediately be bad. The truth is you are a strong woman and a man would have to be a fool to think he would get by with being a jerk to you.”

"Do you expect that tactic to work? I don't need your confirmation to something I already know. Your not hear to impress me, you are here to impress my sister." Elloma pointed out to Talas. She wondered, what Nassie saw in him.

“You proves my point,” Talas shook his head. “I wasn’t trying to trick you but to tell you what I see. Sometimes a person is so bent on being right they cannot see someone else may have a point.” He looked at her. “You have seen me as manipulative and untrusting, someone you are certain is out to hurt your sister when that is so far from the truth it’s not even funny.”

"I am a security officer, I take what people say and repeat it back to them. While your looking at me, what you should be really doing is looking at yourself, you said the words. I am only telling you, what you said." Elloma said, hearing that weak excuse. It was very typical response, she was use to hearing.

“When did I ever say all men are alike and out for one thing?” Talas asked her. “Those were your words not mine. You started this by putting me in with some men who obviously didn’t deserve you.”

"When did this become about us, we are not an item. You claim to be interested in my sister, but you say things like that." Elloma pointed out to him, wondering what type of game he was playing.

“I am interested in your sister,” Talas shook his head. “You twist everything I say and I have to wonder why and what your goal is. I never said any of this was about you and me.”

Elloma with a sarcastic grin stated, and used qoutation fingers. "You started this by putting me in with some men who obviously didn’t deserve you.” She said with a grin. "Sure sounds like it to me." Elloma pointed out to Talas.

“I was simply assuming that was why you barely met me and were making accusations about what kind of man I am,” Talas stated. “Simply because I am male. You are the one that has some preconceived opinion of me without even knowing me.”

"I can see you are going to get far in this world." Elloma said, in a sarcastic tone. Wow with that attitude, he was not going to do well, and he could tell that Talas would not end up with his sister. She was to smart for that.

“What is it you want from me?” Talas replied with a sigh. “All I wanted was to date your sister and see if what I felt was an attraction and could possibly be more and yet I feel like you are determined to not even give me a chance with her.”

"This is all on you, not me." Elloma pointed out to him. "I will be blamed for your own short comings. You need to do some soul searching and figure out to how to win my sisters heart and to keep it." Elloma pointed out to him.

“That is my aim,” Talas nodded. “I respect her and I want her happy.”

"I wish you the best of luck." Elloma said, as she got ready to leave. She was done with this conversation. "You will need it, but I am rooting for you." She said, as the scene starts to fade away.

Talas blinked. She was rooting for him. He smiled to himself. He didn’t understand her but that made him feel better.

A Joint Post By

Lieutenant Elloma Essu
Chief Strategic Operations Officer, Empok Nor

Ensign Talas Ruhrie
Communications Specialist, Empok Nor


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