"What he wants and what he needs are two different things," she said, and then she smiled. "He'll listen to you because you're Captain Kirk, Pierce, and everyone listens to Captain Kirk." It was a fond confession and, for Aura, a great compliment.
"Who's Nate?" she asked, sitting forward with the curiosity of someone who has been too long asleep and longs for news and people from the waking world.