||COUNSELOR REPORT: SD 239201
- Condition: Post-coma assessment. Patient recovering.
- Counselor Notes: Medical staff, on behalf of Dr. Talia Kaji, USS Victory
- Medical Notes: Dr. Talia Kaji attempted a dangerous and untested telepathic procedure on patient to ascertain the nature and root cause of their comatose state. Dr. Kaji reported an ever-changing dreamscape, described as a "perversion of reality." Kaji perceived the patient's mind through a combination of her own memories, those of Ayiana, and those of Sevo, the symbiont. In effect, both the host and symbiont were dreaming independently of the other, yet their physical brains were still communicating. Through the dreamscape, Sevo appeared as a distinct entity, appearing as a typical, albeit flying, symbiont, separate from Ayiana. Sevo was reportedly able to "talk" to Dr. Kaji in the dream; it expressed confusion as to the nature of itself, as it had not been separated from a host for centuries. Sevo was also concerned why Ayiana was nowhere to be found. Eventually, Ayiana is found "imprisoned" in a glass box, screaming for help, but oblivious to the outside. Dr. Kaji questions Sevo, who realizes Ayiana's claustrophobia stem from a traumatic incident during Sevo's pre-join life. It felt it was not ready to be Joined and was scared and confused when it was placed in a transport box by a Guardian. As Sevo recounted its memories of the incident, it seemed to cause the glass encasing Ayiana to slowly break, eventually freeing Ayiana. The pair were then able to mentally "rejoin" with each other. Patient woke immediately after.
- CASE STUDY: This procedure created a permanent telepathic link between Lt. Sevo and Dr. Kaji. For reasons still not understood, this created a permanent, short-range (>2 km) telepathic bond between the pair. They are able to share emotions and surface thoughts with little effort. They can also sense when the other is nearby.