The Sheppard Siblings
“Tally?” the male voice called in confusion. Her ears pricked up momentarily at the familiar nickname but she did not turn away from the conversion she was having with Dr Beckett. There was no way this person was calling to her, she had not been called Tally in almost 17 years. Her oldest brother was the only one to have ever used that nickname and he had left when he was 18, never looking back and she hadn’t heard from him since. She’d tried to find him 6 years after he left, when she too had turned 18 and escaped the overwhelming pressure and expectations of their controlling father. She had been unable to contact him, getting only as far as to find out he had fulfilled his dream of joining the Air Force and was on a remote mission. She’d taken it as a sign that he wanted no part in her life and had turned all her focus towards her studies. Now she was a doctor in another galaxy, never to see him or the rest of her family again, and she was perfectly ok with that.
- Part 1 of The Sheppard Siblings