Position: Civilian Bartender
Tall and slender, T’Vei has light brownish, smooth skin. Long brown hair, and soft brownish eyes. Her ears still have the vulcan tips, though her face has a more human look to it. Being half human she had been told that can be the case, making her unable to fully integrate in on world or the other.
Living as a half human, half Vulcan has it’s challenges, even at a young age T’Vei knew she was different and that she would have to face many hardships. Given that she spent her first eleven years on earth, then the next eight years on Vulcan, she had been ridiculed on both sides. Closing herself up, she became a hard person to live with and befriend. She can be rough on the surface, hard to approach but if you can penetrate her exterior, T’Vei has a soft, caring personality.
T’Vei was born on earth, to a human mother and a Vulcan father. Her father was a Engineer, coming to earth on a contract to help with the Federation and the creation of more ships. During his period he ran into T’Vei’s mother and he found himself staying on Earth and living with her. When T’Vei was born, he did all he could to keep the Vulcan traditions alive with her, teaching her the self-defense and mediation rituals that all Vulcan’s knew. He also pushed her education and controlling of her emotions which was hard as her mother was the opposite, more of a free spirit.
Growing up, the human children made fun of T’Vei’s pointed ears and stern composure. Provoking her into fights, which she caved into eventually on a number of occasions, which always turned out bad as her strength was greater then theirs and caused a lot of harm to those who started the fights. Her father’s lectures afterwards were just as rough. He worried she had no self control and tried to convince her mother to move back to Vulcan on a number of occasions to get T’Vei under control.
In the end, he didn’t have to force her mother’s hand, she died due to a shuttle accident on her way back from the space station orbiting earth. T’Vei was only eleven and her mother was her world, the only one who took her side in the arguments with her father. It wasn’t long after the funeral that her father took her back to Vulcan.
If the death of her mother wasn’t enough, sudden move to Vulcan completely turned T’Vei’s world upside down. Vulcan was a harsh planet and it took her time to adjust to her new surroundings, the thinner air, heavier gravity and... barren landscape. She was placed into a school, which was even more different then she would have guessed though with all the hardships and pain she had just gone through she had nothing else to do but study to get caught up with the other kids.
Her human appearance did not go unnoticed by the vulcan kids, who were just as cruel as the human ones if only appearing more serious in their insults. Her father had high expectations of her and she did her best to live up to them, ignoring their remarks and creating a large barrier between them and their words. Eventually their insults died away but where on earth, some friendships could have been made, T’Vei remained cold and aloof. Almost a perfect Vulcan.
Almost a year since her arrival on Vulcan, at the age of twelve, she was placed in Kahs-wan. A rite where all Vulcan children go through, spending ten days in the wilderness with no food, water or weapons. She barely survived, having to live off her own strength and wisdom she had achieved thus far. When the trial was over, she was rewarded by her father and the council, though deep inside, she hated them for what they made children like herself go through.
For the next seven years, T’Vei began to crawl up the the the ladder with her grades. Many of her teachers were surprised and gave her praise on her success as her father began to pave the road to her entrance to the Academy. T’Vei had no interest in staying on Vulcan much longer, and on her nineteenth birthday left her father a note saying she was leaving and left Vulcan once and for all. Without much post-secondary schooling, T'Vei's options were limited, but not obsolete, she still had higher intelligence then most humans, there was the possibility of Starfleet, but that meant her father was still nearby and could pull her out if he wanted to. She heard of the Kepler Station, way out beyond Federal space. It could be just far enough for her to discover herself in an unbiased crowd.
Arriving on Kepler, T'Vei was able to get a job as a barkeeper at the Treehouse Lounge. It didn't take long for the half-vulcan to learn how to make drinks, take orders and become a reliable employee, taking on as many shifts she could, even doubles. It wasn't long before T'Vei began to open herself up to the crew around her, creating friendships with a number of people, including her new roommate Kitt.
It also didn't take long for the stories behind Kepler to come to the surface. T'Vei as well as much of the crew and personnel of Kepler fell prey to an alien parasite who possessed their bodies, making them do things that would increase the species growth. Somehow someone was still themselves and managed to break the hold of the creature's mind on everyone in the station through a electrical shock. (Which didn't help T'Vei as she had already been wet after flooding Deck 3). Being thrown back by the shock into the flooded deck below, it was Karik, an elderly Vulcan whom T'Vei saw as an uncle figure dove in and rescued her from drowning.
With a gag order in place, nobody knew much of what really happened except those at the Treehouse lounge, and life amongst the station went back to normal. T'Vei herself struggled with the events of being possessed, taking time to talk to Karik about the aftermath. She also began to feel particular feelings of interest towards a civilian Engineer Grey Daughtry. It was an awkward position for the 19 year old, having never felt this way towards anyone before in her life. Filled with doubts, hesitations and confusion, she was given the advice to follow her feelings for a change and started to let the man into her life, if but slowly.
The situation with Grey quickly turned sour when a number of events seemed to happen at once. First, T'Vei was surprised by the arrival of famous rock star Kyle Stewart, lead guitarist of the Orangutans, in person. The two had met during a performance at the promotion party a few weeks earlier, though it was only a holographic one. He surprised T'Vei, coming out of his way to meet the Vulcan in person. Surprised, shocked and flattered, she agrees to take him on a tour of the station the following day.
While on the tour, Kyle continues to flirt with T'Vei, placing an arm around her shoulders and giving her compliments that continued to confound the young woman. She felt good with Kyle, comfortable and enjoyed the flattery. While on the promenade with Kyle she saw Grey kissing another woman. Though the two had not completely committed to each other, the sight was enough to cause T'Vei to feel hurt. The two groups met, talked awkwardly before dividing back up. Kyle sensing something was amiss, agreed with T'Vei with a written Friendship Agreement to remain only friends until T'Vei decides what she would like out of the relationship. With the pressure gone, T'Vei was able to enjoy the rest of her time with Kyle during his short stay here.
She did manage to speak to Grey, to try and clear the mishap up, though throughout her explanation, that somehow Grey felt hurt by Kyle's presence and arm over her shoulder and called their relationship as "Just Friends". T'Vei learned that Aurelia was only trying to make her ex-boyfriend jealous but it seemed the hurt had already been done. Thinking that she was not a good match for Grey, she had agreed to only being friends so that he could see more of the new Assistant Security Guard.
Father: Telen (Vulcan)
Mother: Lute Dryken (human, deceased)