This is a ficlet/Vignette to Eseme-mi’s suggestion, of Callista from my Addergoole:TOS serial after she leaves Addergoole.
Callista had a hard time in school and an abusive boyfriend, which is glossed over but important in the story below.
Also important: she has six arms. See her description here.
First: The Hidden Mall – a beginning of something
All three Livs were staring at Abby. Abby was feeling rather like, if she could, she would stare at herself.
“Are you talking about – collecting?” Liv-Old looked a little horrified. “Do you know how obvious you would be?”
“Do you know how obvious we are anyway? We’re alive, we’re not plastic, we’re not robots; we stick out pretty much every place we go. Having five or six or an army of us, well. It wouldn’t be Aslan, but it might give us a chance.” Continue reading