[USS Vanguard] Re: Family

  • From: Kieran Darkwater <kierandarkwater@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ncv80221@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 20:28:40 +0000 (GMT)

Spiritual home of the Federation, despite the relative lack of any real 
knowledge or ability on the part of humanity at its inception. The Federation, 
he knew, had grown from the drive and expansionism - better-controlled than in 
previous centuries - of the human animal, but it still smacked a little of 
arrogance that so much of the Federation was Earth-centric.
For him, however, the return wasn't about StarFleet, except in the broadest 
sense. His half-sister might be here - last he'd heard she'd been working at 
the Academy as a Security Instructor, but that had been sometime ago - she was 
Vulcan, and the complete opposite of their father. Repressed, restricted and 
controlled by her own philosophy, it had been like trying to befriend a brick, 
and by his teens Kieran had largely given up.
The only other thing tying him here, then, was his parents' grave. It had been 
almost a year since he'd visited last, at which point it had only been his 
mother. Since then he'd gained a hollow pip on his collar, but lost an 
irrascible, curmudgeonly old Vulcan who's obstinate life had brought far more 
joy to the universe than the last thousand years of his people.
Tulek of Saridar had been a curious mixture of frustrating and illuminating for 
all who knew him - even his family - and it was time for Kieran to pay his 

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