She measured her words. "Some would say my presence is being used to make your command seem more... marketable." Her expression betrayed her concern that Blackfire would not understand the implications to him.
Erika's expression turned deadpan. "They see me as something of a fraud."
She turned her gaze away from him. "We have to remember, every Starfleet officer goes through the Academy and learns about the NX project... the beginnings of Starfleet. I'm sure, to them, I am at best a relic, at worst a reminder of a time long since past." She sighed. "Think of what it must be like for a person of Romulan decent to serve under a commanding officer that fought in the Earth-Romulan war..."
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The doors opened and Erika stepped over the threshold, allowing the doors to shut before looking at Blackfire without moving further into the room. She was clearly hesitant, though it was also evident that she was attempting to appear nonplussed. "You wanted to see me, Admiral?"