"I haven't seen Aadan arrive yet." said Molly, a fresh faced Starfleet graduate.
"And who is Aadan? Another crush of yours?" asked Luke, rolling his eyes as he carried his bags down the ramp off of the transport vessel.
"So what if he is? You had your opportunity." Molly said, a hint of hurt and frustration in her false polite tone. "Ah, there he is now. They say he can read your mind before you even had a thought.”
Aadan made his way down the platform carrying one steel container which held his belongings. He had short brown hair and the common black irises of a Betazoid. He blushed slightly as he felt the thoughts of Molly but quickly regained his composure. “We finally made it. We are about to set out on the journey of a lifetime.” He said with a smile, and then furrowed his brow when he felt the jealousy coming from Luke.
Sometimes it was difficult being around humans, feeling their thoughts and seeing past the false words that many so commonly spoke. But Aadan knew he was going to have to get used to hearing their thoughts and he also knew that he couldn’t be as open and honest with them at all times as he would have with other Betazoids back home. Humans tended to not take unfiltered honesty like Betazoids did, but sometimes Aadan’s honesty just slipped out.
“I have no plans of being in a relationship, my full attention will be on being a great Starfleet officer.” He said, like that was a normal part of the conversation.
The other graduates looked at him confused, as if what he had said came out of nowhere, but he could feel the disappointment from Molly and the relief from Luke.
“It is almost time, we should head toward the holodeck.” Aadan said with a soft smile, trying to make up for his awkward social fo paux.