Cadat Gary masson was a freshman cadet at Star fleet acedemy. He was not a great student but was a good student. He had a b average. He had shown evidence of excellence in other areas. Star fleet believed he like be a fine addition to the service.
His imiadiate cadet superior was even to the right of the acedemy faculty. She was a Vulcan.cadet tosoran. She was a freshman but as put in charge of the group of cadets. She would not let anyone forget it. Technically she was on the same level as the other cadets. You would never know it. The cadets on the floor did not like her. She was tough. She loved to put cadets on report. The Deen asked her to tone things done a bit.
She was hard on Gary. Very tried to please her but it seemd h could not. Everything he tried failed. He feared that it was going to be a really long year. He hoped that the trouble would pass. It did not look good. It did not look that was going to happen.
As the course of the year went by he began to suspect that she was different then any one knew. She was not quite the person people thought she was.he suspected that there was another side of tosoran.. she was complicated. He wanted to get to know her.
“Hi .”Gary said.”hello cadet masson.”she said in her usual business like mannnor. ” look may I speak to you off the record .”,he asked.”very well .Gary is it ?”she asked.”yes.”he said. ” What is it?”she asked. ” Look I was wondering if you wanted to get together some time?”he asked.”are you asking me on a date?”she asked.he for really nervous. “Well yes I guess I am.”he answered. “Very well . Tomorrow 1600 hours.”she said. ” Very well . “He said.
“Meet me outside my room . Please be prompt . 1600. Don’t be late. ” She said.”I will. “He said. He was really nervous. He wore a casual cadet sweater . He made sure that he was earlier .He was there five minutes early. He knocked on the door. The door was opened. She came out.she was not eating the usual cadet unfirom. She wore a purple dress . Her hair was braided. Manny Vulcan females had short hair but she did not know.she was not unattractive. “You look really nice tonight!”he saie.”thank you”she said.
They went to cosimo,a carafe in San Francisco. It was near the acedemy.she ordered a mocha latte. He ordered a ractigino. “So why did you ,what is the human expression ask me out?”she asked.”I wanted to get to know you. I know our relationship has been a bit tense. I understand that you are in authority. That is expected.i hope that I have grown over the course of this year and have smothed some rough edges. I may have some growing yet to do and I accept that. I hope that we can be friends. “He said.
“So this is not a bet. This is not ranking of the shrew? “She asked.”no this is not a better. This is not an attempt to curie favior or anything like that. I am not trying to change our working relationship at all. This has nothing to do with acedemy life. “He said.
“Good. I did not believe that to be The case. I was hoever Curious. “She said.” Understandable. “He said. ” So are you Intersted in mearly friendship or something more permanent?”she asked.”to be honest,I am not sure. I guess I am open to a more permanent relationship if you were open to that.i am not sure. ” He said. ” I see. I too am open to explore such a possibility!”she said.”you would. I was not sure. “He said.
“I had to be strict. I agree that you have grown. You showed promise even when I first met you. I would have not never admitted that until now.”she said.”I am glad to hear that. I am glad that you have noticed.”he said.” I am different off duty. I believe there is a time and place for everything. While I a! Still a Vulcan of course I try to be different off duty. “She said.”I can see that.i like this side of you.”he said.” I am agreed to hear that. “She said.
” Not that I don’t like your official Side. You are more relaxed. Is that a fair assessment?”h asked. “It is.”she said. ” Did you grow up on Vulcan?”he asked.”my mother lived on Vulcan. My father was a Star fleet officer. I spent some time on Vulcan and then some on a starship or stargaze. I have experienced life on Vulcan and with humans and non Vulcan s. I have seen both words. “She said. “I see. Your users to human non logical tendencies.”,he said.”I would hardly go that far. I do know what to expect for the most part. I am still astonished by human behavior I must say.,”she said.” “I don’t claim you there. We can be very erratic. “He said.,”very true !”he said.
” I have come to expect it. I am willing to accept human behavior. I try to e!Brace the Vulcan philosophy of infinate diversity ininfi ate combinations.”she said.” What are you really like. Are you all logic ? All facts?”he asked.”I believe that is not quite the case.i am perhaps more complexed then that.”she said.”I had suspected that to be the case. “He said.
” What is your interest. ” He asked. ” I build model ships. “She said.”I look forward to seeing your ships.”he said.”I would be willing to show you.”she said.”you play chess ?”he asked.,”,yes. We willl have to play some time.”she said.”indeed.”he answered.
After the date they walked back to the campus. “So did I get a second date?,”he asked.” Yes. I would be agreed to that.”she said.”excellent! I look forward to it.”he said.”as do I!”she responded.