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Crime and Punishment

Posted on Sun Jun 11th, 2017 @ 6:09pm by Lieutenant JG Alyssa Matthews

Mission: The Space Between
Location: Chief Operations Office
Timeline: After Running around and Causing Chaos


Alyssa made her way back into her office and looked down at her sleeping child shaking her head she moved to wake Sara up; the child had a lot to answer for. Though her child looked like an innocent angel, Alyssa knew that yes, her daughter could be very angelic sometimes, unfortunately she also knew that Sara’s halo was held up by little horns. Moreover, she seriously did not wish her daughter to cause any problems with her first grade teacher when she starts classes.

Alyssa sighed and moved to wake her child again. Sara’s little fist moved to rub her eyes sleepily, “Mommy?” She asked blinking wondering when she had gotten back to her mom and, “Uh oh.” She bit her lower lip.

“Yes, uh oh is right, care to explain what you were thinking running around this station?” Alyssa asked firmly hands on her hips as she glared down at her daughter.

“I was bored I wanted to look around mommy.” She pouted giving her those sad little kitty eyes.

Alyssa crossed her arms obviously unamused, “Do not even try that young lady you knew you were to stay with Tazanna until either I came and got you or Tazanna returned you to me do you have any idea how dangerous this station is right now? You could have been seriously hurt or worse do you want that?” Ok maybe she was being a tad bit harsh, but at this moment Alyssa did not think so the fact that Wulf had pointed out that the station is falling apart practically around their heads scared Alyssa even as she had thought he was accusing her of being a bad mother.

Sara looked up at her mommy and realized she was really mad this time. Which caused sara to try the whole tearing up and crying to try and lesson that anger. She reached up to rub her eyes with her little fists as she cried thinking about something sad. Though she did not have to think hard there were many things to make her sad, one of which was making her mommy angry. “I’m sorry mommy I just wanted to explore.” She said between her tears.

Alyssa stood and shook her head knowing this tactic well. “You knew it was wrong because I have had this conversation with you before.” Alyssa turned back to her child whom was hiccupping now because she had made herself cry.

“Yes mommy I knew it was wrong I am really sorry.” She said through tears. “I won’t do it again I promise.” Sara promised though they both knew she’d break that promise just Sara would not mean to she just is too curious for her own good she always thought it is better to ask for forgiveness than for permission. Then again, Sara was young and thought herself invulnerable because so far no matter what she’s done she’s luckily come out of it unscathed.

“Your right, it will not because you are grounded, and we’ll activate Nanny Nikki Tyler, so even if your visiting with Tazanna again. This way I can be sure that even if they take you to the park, or somewhere that holo-emitters do not go, if you come back into the station your Nanny will be right there to make sure you do not wander off.” Alyssa told her child uncrossing her arms and putting them on her hips again.

Sara looked up at her with watery eyes. “Yes momma.” She bit her lower lip as real tears started to form.

“I’m grounding you for two weeks. Classes start Monday, if I can walk you to classes I will otherwise Nikki will do it and then she’ll walk you right back home.” Alyssa told her daughter. “Honey this station is not safe right now. It may be our home for the foreseeable future, but even homes are not completely safe.” Alyssa said sitting next to her daughter.

“I really am sorry Mommy.” Sara said crawling onto her lap and giving her a hug.

“I know, but you still have two weeks to think about your actions and not repeat them.” Alyssa told her hugging her back. “Computer activate Nanny Program Matthews_one,” She said as Sara’s Nanny Nikki Tyler materialized in the office.

“Well it’s about time. I was wondering if you were going to keep me in the computer forever.” Nikki said with an exaggerated sigh. Yes, Nikki was a similar program as the EMH from Voyager she was self-aware and able to learn as she went.

“Sorry about that Nikki, unfortunately I ended up heading right to work after getting here.” Alyssa actually apologized to the hologram whom was more like family than a piece of equipment. Alyssa said taking her sleepy child’s hand.

“What exactly have I missed while in storage? You know I do not like cramped spaces right?” Nikki asked with an arched brow.

Alyssa had to laugh slightly, “Yes I know you do not like cramped spaces Nikki, and you missed our little devil here slipping away from her adult supervision on a station that has more holes in it than Swiss cheese only to be brought home by our very own Chief of Engineering.” Alyssa informed her as Sara pulled her hand free and went to her nanny as if for sympathy.

“I’m guessing two weeks grounding huh? Well that’s too bad because I had all kinds of fun stuff lined up for us when you weren’t in school young lady, now I’ll just have to wait to share them with you won’t I?” Nikki asked even as Sara hugged her.

Sara bowed her head and walked quietly with her mommy and nanny.



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