Good Friend / Brother from a Rodulan Mother
Caedan and Jo met in the Operations department - him the Chief, her the underling. Submerged in the rigmarole of every day life on a starship supplanted into another universe by mere happenstance, in order to relax they developed a taste for going out and partying on shore leave, getting very, very drunk, and garnering a reputation for living it up. Back in their universe, this has not changed one iota, and they will be often found planning some marvelous extravaganza of ill-advised intoxication.
Jo and Sera first met on the underground spider station that was Leutra IV, when Sera surfed a wave of eight-legged arachnids, taking a chunk out of one of them. Since then, they've become firm friends, fending off Orion pirates, faceless beings, taking part in a Trill forestry expedition, and the odd poker hand or two in a top hat. Jo loves Sera's easygoing sense of humour and enjoys being around the Andorian when they get the chance to let the crazy out of the confinement field.
Starting a post-mission shore leave on Trill as near strangers, Jo and Emilia nipped out for a spot of white water rafting on one of the many rapid run rivers the planet offered. Relying on one another to make sure they didn't die at the hands of some large rocks, in the end, they each made a friend out of the experience. Jo loves seeing what the fashionista comes up with to wear for their ceremonial activities, or a drink in the lounge, because her own sense of vogue extends to a potato sack.
Cory is a stalwart and reliable friend whom Jo has come to love spending time with. Being in the company of Cory and his wife Petra feels easy and relaxing - a pure tonic for the restless soul. If they're not trying some ridiculous food that melts the inner workings of the eardrum, having to reorganize the cargo hold by hand to find their spare plasma fluid, or dragging one another to see terrible holo-movies involving Android Zombies or gasoline powered bagpipes, they can be found every now and then swapping a drink (from the still Cory absolutely does not have stashed at the back of the drive) and chatting in Main Engineering.
While in the "other universe" (aka: Over There) tripping on the Gorkon, the Doctor with triplicated PhDs, then Chief Engineer of the alternate USS Triumphant spent a significant amount of time helping the Gorkon Engineers keep the ship afloat. It was during this that Jo was temporarily reassigned to the Engineering department. As the crew had already been whittled down, they found their shifts coinciding more often than not; cannibalizing rooms for spare parts, sharing cardboard ration meals, or simply talking for hours on end through the rolling brownouts.
Quinn is the respected and dependable leader; one that Jo relied on heavily to get them back from "Over There" to their home universe. It was a turning point in Jo's life, in the way she thought, when she saw Quinn break down on their return. Since then, they've become good friends, relying on one another in hard and soft times. They spend a chunk of their leave time together, and (apart from Away Teams where the first order of business is making sure the Flag Officer doesn't die, and therefore Jo cannot be shoved out of an airlock by Brunsig) work together. When asked after a few drinks, Jo would say she loves the Admiral to bits, twelve-pace-death-stare and all, and would not want to be anywhere else.
|Robin and Luther Marshall|
The two people to bring Jo into the world are still living in their family home in the Federation colony of Volan III. They were stationed on the planet after the Dominion War to help the Bajoran and Cardassian people acclimatise to one another's presence. With an elder son already in Starfleet and the youngest enrolled in the Academy, Jo's accomplishments are not at the forefront of their attention and they encourage independence in their children from a young age. However, they are loving parents and keep in touch with their daughter when they can.
|Orson "Bear" Marshall|
Jo and Bear's relationship is good, at the moment, and has been rocky in the past. Being the eldest child, and the first one to pass through the Academy into active duty, Bear was always a little resentful of Jo's Engineering abilities, and she was always trying to keep up with his academic prowess. They cultivate unhealthy competition between them and when they get chance to demonstrate it, they don't hold back. Bear is now stationed aboard the Gorkon as the Logistics & Communications Officer.
George has graduated the Academy, specialising in Tactical Operations. He is currently on the last legs of his Cadet Cruise. With an aptitude for planning and leadership, George excels where his siblings failed in that he isn't terribly competitive. He likes taking things at his own pace and lets the world roll on by.