This page details Blake's relationships with others.
Zhou Tai-Sheng approaches Blake in an Ornaran bar in 2392 to recruit her as the Veritas's strategic operations officer, having put pieces of conflicting reports and compiling everything surrounding Blake's status at the time together to find her in Bintac (her academy record, final medical reports, and the occasional mention in another officer's log, coupled with her time spent on Ornara previously, were the slithers that made up her file). Unfamiliar with Ornara, Blake 'rescues' him from potentially poor choices of cuisine, and instead brings him back to her small apartment to discuss her duties aboard the Veritas, where they remain for the night. When Brekka refuses the Veritas entry to the Delos system to pick them up, the two are forced to find other means of returning to the Starfleet vessel. She ultimately joins the crew on a provisional basis, much to the concern of a few members of the ship's senior staff.
Her first few days aboard Veritas included a handful of challenges adjusting to Starfleet life and protocol of which Zhou had to help her adjust to. The chain of command, general orders, use of certain equipment and transport systems, reading and understanding Starfleet charts, and learning how to use consoles - even though she exhibited a basic understanding of all this already through muscle memory and small amounts of recall, Zhou ran her through it anyway.
Frustrated with their new contact Reuima Casko after the crew is duped on an operation, Blake contacts the Meridian marshal through subspace and angrily confronts her about her bad information, much to Zhou's amusement.
At some point in late 2392, Blake's sonic shower is victim to a power surge caused by raiders the Veritas had tractored. Due to a lack of resources available to replicate new parts, Blake instead made use of Zhou's shower until the Veritas docked with another vessel willing to trade for parts they needed.
Zhou is said to have encouraged Blake to take the position aboard the USS Syracuse to assist with the Orion Syndicate investigations, claiming that "it'll be fun!" and "it's just the Menthar Corridor". He rejoins her when the Veritas has shore leave outside of the Shoals for the first time in months, buying her a drink on Astrofori One to celebrate the one year anniversary of her re-joining Starfleet. Among other topics (such as Blake having a holographic persona), Zhou suggests that they remain for the Khitomer Centennial and assist with the USS Venture. Blake acts as the old vessel's XO during this period.
Facing the Doomsday Machine, Blake expresses to Zhou her concern about being trapped in the 2200s and having to avoid impacting the timeline, to which he encourages her to keep focus on the task at hand. In the aftermath of the mission aboard the Venture, Zhou sends Blake home to the Delos system on a few months leave to spend time with her children.
When she returns to Cakapunnual, she's asked by Brandon Cormac to head to the main colony on Shadow's Edge on orders from Rosa Carrero - Blake protests, claiming Zhou should alert Carrero to the fact that Blake wasn't a marine. Cormac's response indicates that at least the bridge crew are aware of Blake and Zhou's ongoing casual relationship, with Carrero supposedly going so far as to label Zhou Blake's "boy-toy".
Blake acts as the Veritas XO when Carrero passes, and attempts to calm down Zhou when he becomes infuriated by Starfleet's new transfer orders for the Veritas. As they're en-route to Star Station Esperance, they discuss what should be the ship's priorities, and the two prepare for Carrero's funeral service. Blake stands by when Zhou is transferred from the Veritas to Esperance.
The recruitment of Evan Delano becomes a hot topic between the two, with Blake expressing to Mei'konda her frustration with Federation Security hiding an agent within the Reya-Laialara and not Carrero or Zhou of his presence in the area. Zhou attempts to question her about Delano when he learns of the agent joining the Veritas crew, but she vouches for the half-Vulcan, and questions the motives behind Zhou's casual interrogation.
In 2394, Zhou accompanies Blake's son, Ayden Blake, to the Veritas and remains aboard during the the Astraeus incident. With the USS Astraeus towed back to Star Station Esperance, Blake and Zhou arrest Victor Yeager, the vessel's commanding officer.
Tasnim Shandres delivers Blake a message sent by Zhou, where he offers her the XO's position aboard the USS Montreal - of which she immediately agrees to. They reunite in late 2395 when the Montreal rendezvous with the Veritas at Havley's Hope, though Zhou is injured when his newly assigned vessel was attacked by Tholians. Though she expresses frustration that Zhou was injured because he chose not to remain aboard the Bridge of the Montreal, she is genuinely concerned for the wellbeing of her friend. However, that concern is overshadowed by further frustration when Zhou asks her to bring Roshanara Rahman and Evan Delano down to Sickbay to discuss prioritizing matters, confirming that Zhou is no longer in command of the vessel - thus her transfer to serve him is null and void. Later, when he arrives in a hover chair to assist her with anti-sabotage efforts, she merely questions whether he is technically meant to be out of Sickbay once before dropping the matter entirely and relying on his expertise of the Veritas.
Blake's relationship with Zhou borders on "friendship" and "casual sex" - the two work well professionally, but off duty, the two were near inseparable, sometimes to a point of fault on Blake's part. Blake formed an attachment to Zhou and the sense of safety he provides, and found it difficult to operate without him on the Veritas. She especially finds it difficult to move into the XO's office - devoid of Zhou's belongings at the time of their reassignment, Blake felt uncomfortable moving her things into the newly empty space, and struggles to adjust to what used to be his position. This is perhaps one of the reasons she ultimately made the decision to relinquish the position and become a ranger. Though he is flippant by nature, Sky considers Zhou to be a voice of reason, as he has stepped in on occasion to talk some sense into inexperienced Blake when the Veritas faced complex scenarios during their early days. They swap roles in this aspect in the aftermath of Carrero's passing, and have seemingly shed the "mentor/mentee" relationship since then, standing on equal ground on most matters following Zhou's reassignment to Star Station Esperance.
Due to Blake's easy-going nature regarding flirtation and comfort in her own skin, no topic (or action) seems off limits between them - they often tease each other for various things, sometimes to the point of immaturity. Their relationship is also incredibly physical, the two comfortable with casual and intimate contact - though this sometimes extends to scrapes and bruises (much to the confusion of their chief medical officer at the time). It's this part of her relationship that actually caused her serious physical injury, as continued use of her electrical capabilities actually began to burn her arms from the inside, though it's unclear if she'd ever made him aware of this.
Despite her attachment to Zhou, Blake is not ready for a committed relationship, comfortable in retaining a friendship with Zhou more than pursuing anything romantic. To that end, she's surprisingly comfortable in "seeing" other people.
Cormac & Elis
When Sky joins the Veritas in 2392, Brandon Cormac expresses his immense frustration at her lack of training and liability to the crew to Zhou Tai-Sheng in Blake's company. She explains to him that, as a Brekkian citizen, she understands how the Brekkian drug trade works and can provide valuable assistance. Much to his Bajoran friend Elis Nacubaq's distaste, he continues to place pressure onto Blake, convinced that she fails to feel anger or remorse in the face of her fellow Brekkians crimes, how no one onboard seems to know anything about her background, not shows any kind of empathy - though she disputes this, stating to him that if she ever became emotional over such trivial things, it would be detrimental to her capability as the ship's strategic ops officer.
They grow into a friendship quickly after resolving their dispute, and Cormac takes to filling in the gaps of her understanding of Starfleet operations inside and outside the Shoals. She finds out about Cormac's relationship with Elis when she accidentally walks into Cormac's office during a heated moment between the two officers - unfazed, however, she simply hands Cormac the PADD she'd needed to deliver to him and walks out of the office. Five months later, however, the two men break off their relationship, but remain close friends.
Cormac (and by extension, Elis) learns of Blake's casual relationship with their XO through Carrero whilst Blake is operating in Cakapunnual, told to tell her to "stop hiding behind [your] boy toy" if Blake refers back for Zhou's involvement.
When Elis and Cormac are transferred away, Blake beings to grow uncomfortable with her sudden lack of "safety net".
Elis contacts Blake as she returns to the Shoals (following a trip to Duronis II), panicked that Cormac had failed to send a coms check on schedule, and asks Blake to check on Outpost 3. She arrives to an utterly destroyed outpost, left barely space-worthy following an attack by Klingons. Cormac, alive after ten days and severely injured, is the sole-survivor aboard the outpost. Cormac decides to quit Starfleet as she takes him back to Shadow's Edge, and becomes a Colonial Coalition Marshals Service marshal. Though they'd been separated for almost two years, he tells Blake he intends to ask Elis to take him back.
Unable to follow two marshals outside of Shadow's Edge space, Blake chooses to take a night off to spend in a bar in Cakapunnual. Cormac seeks her out when she becomes unreachable to the Shadow's Edge Starfleet intelligence officer to deliver more information about the marshals, and suggests she return to the Veritas. She hesitates, stating that the ship no longer feels like home without them, to which Cormac simply responds that if she doesn't like the transfers, she should quit now. Blake refuses and returns to the Veritas the following week. However, she leaves her personal small craft for Cormac's use.
Though deceased, Sabor still affects Blake's personality and psyche, as Blake once held access to his experience as a Starfleet armory officer - potentially why she was able to return to active Starfleet duty so easily. She can recall perfectly "rants" about potential weapons and uses, and such things influence her choices of defense when operating in the Shoals. However, there are some things Blake believes Sabor wouldn't consider despite his capabilities as an armory officer, such as Crewman Rotha's use of a phaser to create a forcefield.
Blake doesn't discuss Sabor often with others, though inadvertently refers to him often - with no knowledge of him, however, these references go unnoticed by her fellow crew.
Blake supposedly met Sabor following his transfer to the USS Mercury in 2389, where he was assigned to her as the ship's armory officer. He makes such an impression through his dedication to his job that Blake asks for his transfer to the Embassy of Duronis II, and again when she is moved to the USS Avandar. Here, they begin a romantic relationship.
Sabor undergoes pon farr aboard the Avandar, resulting in the conception of their son - as he is a half-Vulcan child, Blake's pregnancy underwent complications.
The two become engaged in late 2390 - this, as well as the increasingly dangerous lifestyle of her job aboard the USS Vigilant, is what presumably causes Sky's decision to leave Starfleet. Sabor takes a leave of absence, and they leave Zakdorn to return to Sky's home in the Delos system, officially marrying.
After Ayden is born, Sky's mentality and physical condition worsens considerably, unable to differentiate dream from reality. Unable to leave Brekka with a newborn, Blake decides to seek treatment on her homeworld. Blake undergoes surgery to "kill" her telepathic lobe, and remains in a coma for a week - during this time, Sabor reads about Frilativ Brekkian culture, and names their son "Ayden" (meaning strength during times of hardship).
Blake awakens from surgery totally unaware of the last ten years, and with no other option, decides to accompany Sabor and their two children home - if only to stay for a few days to get back on her feet. Shocked and uncomfortable with how much Sabor knows about her, she almost leaves just two days into her stay, but is convinced to stay on the promise that they will both be more open and communication their concerns with each other. Sabor recounts how they met aboard the USS Mercury and the important steps of their relationship leading up to Ayden's birth and their wedding.
Their relationship reaffirms quickly over the next month, and the two grow close enough that Blake allows Sabor's casual use of their bond telepathically, and both are once again comfortable to embrace. At some point, he also teaches her meditation and accompanying breathing exercises.
She admits to him that, though she is 'feeling better', she is still confused, feeling that she must relearn everything about herself not just historically and mentally, but physically as well - and that this was a strange sensation - to which he replies that he cannot claim to understand that feeling, but that he could try. Blake continues to ask Sabor questions about him and his culture, attempting to piece together as much information about her previous life as possible - but she also asks about tougher subjects, such as his understanding of logic. When he chooses to conclude the conversation, unable to answer one of her questions, Blake jokes that she feels "suppressed" - to which he replies that, if he were ever to "suppress" her, she'd know.
Having so far refused Sabor's attempts to leave her home on Brekka, Blake suffers a seizure that forces the two to return to a medical facility in Lornae. Blake is cleared to leave after a night under medical observation, but the two get caught in the cross-fire of Brekkian military forces firing on an extremist group attempting to destroy an Ornaran embassy. Sabor, attempting to assist civilians to safety, is fatally wounded by military personnel. To the discomfort for all who ask, Blake can remember in vivid detail exactly how it felt as he passed away.
In late 2393, told to finally take her first leave of absence from her service in Starfleet, Blake returns to the Delos system to relocate her children and Sabor's ashes.
When arresting Commander Victor Yeager (commanding officer of the USS Astraeus, Blake compares the final actions of Sabor to the non-action of Yeager. It is Sabor's maturity that allows her to conclude her encounter with Yeager calmly. Somewhat similarly, when faced with the visually threatening aliens discovered underground on Havley's Hope, Blake exhibits a non-hostile attitude before and after encountering them, despite the unease of her fellow crewmates. She even goes so far as to be curious about the four-eyed aliens eye care when underground.
Blake has a brief conversation with a young man on a turbolift in mid-2395, notable in how the strangers eyes are remarkably similar to Sabor's.
Stranded on a small moon called Limbo for 101 days, Blake is bitten by a snake whilst out scouting. Affected by venom and with no means of communication with the crew, she starts hallucinating, seeing and talking to Sabor. She admits to him that she is still affected by his choice that led to his death - to save others from danger, which cost him his own life. Alone and with no crew nearby to simple stumble upon her should she fall unconscious, "Sabor" suggests using her stun weapon with her flashlight, which will hopefully make enough noise or cause a fire to attract attention. Though she initially rebuts this suggestion, she realizes she has very few other useful ideas. With his encouragement, she successfully sets a fire, though passes out before anyone locates her.