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The Night Shift

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:01 pm
by Kris
The Night Shift
Lieutenant Commander Nayeli Behar

Ayane had been fussing, constantly fussing, all night. Nayeli tried and failed to stifle a yawn. She was rocking in the chair in Ayane’s room, attempting to calm her down. She was allowing Alex to sleep, though most likely he could hear everything. The only time she’d been quiet was when she was eating. She continued to pull at her ears, and Nayeli thought it most likely was an ear infection. But she wasn’t going to pull her down to the infirmary at this hour.

Kenneth had come over from his room to check on his baby sister earlier in the evening, but hadn’t shown up since.

Ayane was nearly five months old, and had really not dealt with any health concerns. But this was making her extremely irritable and nearly impossible to calm down. As much as Nayeli wanted to walk around the quarters, there were four other people asleep right now.

So it was up to her to attempt to calm her daughter down. Starting at a whisper, she started to sing a quiet Betazoid lullaby. There wasn’t a way to use her telepathic powers to help, not at the age Ayane was.

The lullaby finally seemed to be working after about fifteen minutes, and Ayane fell asleep on Nayeli’s chest in the rocking chair. There were small fusses that occasionally escaped, but it got much quieter. Nayeli’s eyes got much heavier than they had before. It didn’t take long for her to fall asleep right in the chair.

Morning came along rather quickly, though Nayeli wasn’t aware of it until she felt Ayane being moved from her chest. This caused her to nearly jump out of her skin. It wasn’t until her eyes cleared that she saw Alex standing there, a bottle for Ayane in his hand.

“Sleep well,” he asked as he gave her a smile.

“You get the night shift next time,” she said with a yawn as she stood up to stretch. Now she only hoped that she could stay awake for the rest of the day after taking Ayane to the infirmary, as she was still tugging at her ears.