The News-Review

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Family where you least expect it!

Posted by Fleet News Service on August 30, 2007

After the latest round of promotions aboard the Pacifica, I was able to contact Captain Nivea Allen…the only one who could spare me a few moments.  Keep reading and you will find out why…she had a story of her own to tell!

We made our way from the 7th Heaven shuttle bay down to the dome and had a seat.  I asked her about the promotions and she give me a short list of names, not able to give me any reasons for the removal of the XO.  I told her it was very hard to get information out of the Pacifica’s leadership, to which she replied smartly, “It’s a military ship and no tea party…we are at war, D’Anna.”  I said the people want to know what is going on and it is not a tea party sitting in a metal box wondering if some bullets will come flying through.  We talked security for a few then I asked her about the recent Cylon attack on the Pacifica.  She explained a Centurion was able to board and make its way to CIC, critically injuring Laureline Laval in the process. By now Captain Allen was spilling the whole story…so I let her continue and stopped asking questions.

Laura Laval was in sickbay and fading fast when a civilian doctor was able to come in and stabilize her just in time.  (One a side note…If the doctor is reading this, please make sure you get back to the Pacifica…the fleet needs your skills!)  She backed up a bit in her story and explained that she and Laura were taking some time together and they noticed that earlier pictures of Nivea looked quite similar to Laura and both noticed similar marks on their necks.  They were curious but left it at that…till Laura was out of surgery and Nivea questioned the doctor about it.  He explained a simple DNA test would tell them for sure and began one right away.  To their surprise they are sisters! Well half-sisters!  I asked how they both thought…”well it was hurting laura at first, knowing someone cheated…but under the given circumstances….we are the most happy sisters on the fleet right now.”  She also recalled something else…”you know what is strange, i had dreams about laura, when i was about her age, the time she was born.  Seems we are very connected sisters…I remember not all, but her face….was in my dreams. and that came to mind just when i met her first on the ship.”


Well Nivea and Laura….we are very happy for you!  And your reunion gives all of us hope.  Hope we may find our lost relatives, or like you…find ones we didn’t know we had.  You have the blessings of the Gods.

D’Anna Biers (Dollwife Pink)
The News-Review


2 Responses to “Family where you least expect it!”

  1. Laureline Laval said

    It is indeed a blessing to find family under these circumstances. I am very happy, and I’m sure the days won’t feel as lonely anymore. Hopefully I’ll find the rest of my family and reunite everyone once and for all.

    Thank you for your kind words, Ms. Biers.

    Lt. Laureline Laval
    27th Fighter Squadron (Skipper)
    Battlestar Pacifica

  2. Heidi Stiglitz said

    It’s comforting to know that happy things can occur in times like this. If only we could all be so lucky.

    As for Colonel Beckenbauer’s reasons for stepping down, I explained this to Dean Steadham just before the Cylon attack on Wednesday. The Colonel has decided to pursue his life’s ambition of practicing law, and a possible run for the Quorum if he decides that’s appropriate.

    The chain of command moved up as it was designed to, with Colonel Lucero assuming the role of XO, myself as the new CAG, and this article’s Lt Laureline Laval becoming the new Raptor squadron leader. It’s all the more remarkable that she was performing that duty while still confined to Sickbay.

    Major Heidi Stiglitz
    47th Battlestar Air Wing, Commanding
    Battlestar Pacifica

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