I vote that at some point Captain Georgiou found out that Michael had never had a nickname yet she’d always wanted one(I feel like Vulcans just wouldn’t do nicknames) so for like a month Georgiou insisted they refer to each other exclusively as Mikey and Pippa.
“It’s what we humans do,” the Captain says with a friendly smile.
“It is not particularly logical,” Michael insists, though she notes that argument does little to dissuade her new superior officer. “It was remiss of me to ask about nicknames. You do not need to give me one to make me feel better, captain.”
“Pippa,” Captain Georgiou corrects.
Michael’s mouth clamps shut, and she feels a sudden surge of warm giddiness prickling along her skin, like the too warm sunshine of Vulcan.
Georgiou rests her chin in her hands, and leans herself forward by her elbows on the desk between them. She has a mischievous look on her face that Michael is becoming intimately acquainted with.
“Pippa. It’s the nickname I had as a child. Or Pip, if you prefer.”
“Starfleet regulations clearly state that I am to address you as ‘sir’, 'ma'am’, or 'captain’ during my active duty hours.”
Georgiou simply shrugs. “Captain Pippa, then.” And there’s that smile once more, although this time it’s much more relaxed, sympathetic even, as if she can see through Michael’s skull and straight into her mind and read exactly what she is feeling like text on a screen. “If it makes you uncomfortable for me to call you by a nickname, Number One, I won’t do it.”
“No, it’s not that,” Michael cuts in immediately. Georgiou raises an eyebrow at the contraction, something Michael rarely if ever uses, but doesn’t say a word. She only waits patiently for Michael to continue.
Michael runs her tongue across the back of her front teeth. “I actually prefer Mikey over Mike,” she finally says, hesitantly.
Georgiou’s grin is as bright as any star, and Michael’s heart flutters when it happens. It’s at that moment she knows without a doubt that she definitely wants to see it again.
“Of course, First Officer Mikey.”
(Eventually the entire Shenzhou bridge crew got in on it. It was great.)
So you’re telling me Ray, Maya, Ed, Edna, Evil Wu (I think??), the ninja’s TV designs (so we KNOW it’s not just a “he’s not in the movie” thing), and the N-Pop girl are playable characters in the PS4 game, but Dr. Julien isn’t? Dr. “crashed a ship into corporeal evil to defend Lloyd,” “major player in defeating the Overlord,” “I reunited with my son so it’s time to follow him wherever he goes and jump straight into battle” Julien?
as a contributor of obnoxious bitch culture, i want to say tagging your celebrity crush/favourite fictional character in pda posts n talking to them in the tags is an act of self care and is very calming. love that!