["Bonjour, Mon Grand Frere. "]
"Bonjour, Ma Petite Soeur, what do you want, Yvette?"
["Can't a girl just call her big brother to say hi?"] Yvette asked with a pretty smile.
"Sure, but you never do?"
["Fine." She said the smile now gone. "Papa received a message from a teenage girl who was looking for you."]
"What? Why would a teenage girl be looking for me?" Jason asked puzzled.
["I have some ideas." Yvette said. "Anyway, she said her name was Colm Jena and that you knew her mother. I did some digging and found out her mother was a Starfleet officer, a Bajoran Lieutenant Commander Coln..."]
"Tela." Jason interrupted. "We dated at the Academy, but lost track of each other after graduation. Did this Jena, say how she was doing?"
["Coln Tela is dead, she was killed in action two months ago. I'm sorry, Jason."]
"Do you know how it happened?" Jason asked sadly.
["The Tulsa, the ship she was serving on, was destroyed while trying to protect a merchant fleet from an attack by Orion pirates. At least that's the official story."]
"What's the unofficial story?"
["The Tulsa was doing covert surveillance, I can't give you any details, but I can tell that 'your old friend' Admiral Graham Cresswell authorised the mission."]
"Cresswell, they made that pompous, self-righteous bastard an admiral?"
["Yeah, but isn't that how you'd describe half the admirals you've met?" Yvette said. "But forget him, you're missing the point, I saw a copy of Colm Jena's birth certificate and guess who's listed as the father?"]
"I don't know." Jason replied his mind clouded by anger.
["You, you dolt, I thought you science types were supposed to be smart. Congrats, you're a Papa."]
"What? How could this happen?"
["If you don't know, I'm not gonna be the one to explain it to you."] Yvette said cheekily.
"Very funny. I meant that she never even told me she was pregnant." He said. "So, I'm a father?"
["Technically, you've been a father for the last fourteen years, but I can understand how it could come as a surprise. Papa will be so happy to be a grandfather again. What do you think the 'bitch' will say?"]
"Mother, will probably give me a lecture about how I should be more responsible in my 'sexual liaisons' and then order me to get a paternity test."
["Yeah, that sounds like the heartless bitch, but enough about her. So, are you going to meet your daughter?"]
"I'll have to, even if it's just to explain to her why I wasn't in her life."
["That's good, because she's on her way. She should be knocking on your door in a couple of hours. Have fun. Au revoir, Mon Grand Frere."]
"Au revoir, Ma Petite Soeur." Jason said and closed the channel.
2 hours and 30 minutes later
Jason was awaken by the door chime.
"Un instant, s'il vous plaît?" He said as he adjusted his uniform.
When he opened the door he found a young Bajoran woman standing in the doorway. "Are you, Lieutenant Jason Beauvoir?" She asked.
"Oui. I mean, I am he." Jason replied.
"I'm Coln Jena, your daughter." She told him matter-of-factly.
Even with Yvette's warning Jason was understandably taken a back and stared unbelieving at his visitor, unsure what to say.
"May I come in, before someone gets the wrong idea?"
"What? Ah yes, of course. Come in, make yourself at home. Can I get you something to from the replicator?"
"No, thank you." Jena said as she looked around the living room. It was decorated in the default style, so told her nothing about the man that was her biological father.
"Heard about your mother's death, I'm sorry."
"I don't want your sympathy. Why didn't you follow my mother, when she left?"
"She told me not to. She said she'd found someone new." Jason said.
"Didn't you love here?"
"Yes, very much." Jason said overcome by emotions as he remembered the time he and Tela shared together.
"Then why didn't you fight for her?"
"She made it clear we were though."
"She didn't tell me anything about you, you know? Until about 2 weeks ago, I thought my father was Peter Vaughn. I found out about you when I was looking though my mother's belongings and found her diary and a photo of you." She said seeing if she could get a rise out of him.
Jason didn't know what to say. Did he have the right to ask her if this Mr. Vaughn had been a good father to her?
"So this Mr. Vaughn is he good to you?"
"He was, he died when I was 10."
"Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know."
"For a Linguist, you done seem to be very good at talking to people." She said.
"Come on, give me a break. This is new to me. I only found out you existed, 2 and a half hours ago."
"So you don't have any other children?"
"No. The closet I have is a nephew named Dylan, he's 6. He's my brother, Jean-Pierre's boy."
"So I have a cousin and an uncle?"
"Yes, and two aunts, Yvette and Bianca. Grandparents, great grandparents and two great uncles. "
"Wow, all my life, it's only been me, Mom and Peter. When do I get to meet everyone?" She asked unable to hide her excitement.
"Well, I don't know, everyone's pretty spread out and I'm leaving on a mission soon."
Jena's face fell. "So, you're going to leave me too? I knew this was a mistake, you don't need a teenage kid cramping your style. It's okay I just take the next shuttle to Bajor and you won't see me ever again." She said as she headed for the door .
"Stop!" He said.
She stopped and turned."Why?" She asked.
"Because you're my daughter and I want to get to know you. Now I still have to leave soon, but I'll talk to my new CO and see if I can bring you along. If not you can go to Earth and live with your Uncle Jean-Pierre, aunt Bianca and cousin Dylan. What do you say?"
She stared at him for a while trying to ascertain whether or not he was being genuine. Finally she said. "Okay, you're on."
"Good, now let's go find some place to eat. If you're good we can get ice cream."
She thought about telling him that she wasn't child, but instead she smiled, said. "Yumm, Ice cream." and followed him into the corridor.
Introducing Coln Jena.