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Extract of Rhiana's Diary, Age 10

Posted on Fri Nov 23rd, 2018 @ 7:25pm by Lieutenant Commander Rhiana t'Aegis
Edited on Sat Nov 24th, 2018 @ 3:32pm

Equivalent of October 5

I ran away from my parents. I slipped out a few minutes before the Ferengi closed the airlock. I am hiding in an old shop. It is really dusty in here. But I do not think they will find me even if they come back to the station.

Equivalent of October 7

I am hungry. I have already eaten all of the food I brought. I hope I can steal some on the market. I only have twenty-one slips of latinum. I might need that later.

Equivalent of October 8

A Klingon caught me stealing. He grabbed my really hard at the back of my neck and lifted me high in the air. I struggled and kicked but he only laughed. At least I think he laughed. He did not eat me, even though everybody always said that Klingons eat Romulan children. He did not let me go. He brought me to the Romulan embassy and left me there. The people here gave me something to eat and asked me about my parents or other family. I only told them my first name. My parents always said that I should never tell anyone my third name, especially not other Romulans. The woman who gave me the food said that they would wait for a few more days for my parents. I hope they will not come. I do not want to go back there. The woman promised that she would send me to a boarding school. On Romulus. I have never been there. I am excited! I really hope my parents are not looking for me.

Equivalent of October 21

A boarding school is a school where all pupils stay at school even at night. Everybody has their own bed and wardrobe and desk. I go to proper classes here! There are nine other children in my dormitory room. They are also in my class and we sit together at meals. It is great to know that I can make friends here. I will not have to leave again in a few days or weeks.

Equivalent of December 3

The llaekh-ae'rl master praised me in front of my entire squad today. He said that I had made remarkable progress in the last few weeks. I am so proud! But just the lesson after that, the civics mistress said that I must forget everything I had learned in civics before that, because it is all wrong. I do not know why. All the other masters and mistresses say that I am good enough and my parents taught me in all subjects.

Equivalent of January 15

We talked about traitors in civics today. They are bad people who want to destroy the Empire. The mistress showed us hologrammes of the most dangerous ones. Father and mother were among them.


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