ACMO + 2 Reporting
Posted on 31 Mar 2018 @ 12:36am by Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill & Lieutenant JG Doctor Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D.
Edited on on 31 Mar 2018 @ 12:10pm
S02 Ep04: When Realities Collide (Incidentals)
Timeline: Mission day 67-6
Doctor Aldana 365 left the shuttle bay and turned left. S/he had in tow two canids. Something like dogs, they looked very much like the Terran German Shepherd Dog, but it wasn't clear whether or not they indeed could be. One of them -- a male with mottled fur of black and tan with a bit of white thrown in for good measure with a relaxed almost playful gate -- had to dawdle behind a bit to check a door-frame for markings. He had been confined on the shuttle far too long, and was beginning to get desperate for a place to ‘stretch his legs,’ when just then-
~C’mon Sombra, keep up. We’ll get you both a break very soon, I promise.~ The tall Kazarite reached behind hir to the backpack that was hanging off of hir shoulders. In one of the pockets was an iPADD with hir orders on it. S/he pulled it out and checked the time s/he was supposed to check in and compared it to the current time which displayed in the corner. “We have just enough time to make a pit-stop.”
Placing the Padd in its place Aldana reached down and checked to be sure a pointy set of furry ears were right where they were supposed to be. At the Kazarite’s heels, taking a point, her head constantly swivelling left and right and checking corners, ears swivelling the opposite way, nose scenting -- was a female canid, slightly smaller and a gorgeous black and tan sable compared to her brother.
~Yes Alpha.~ The Canid responded.
“Computer, is there an arboretum on board?”
The computer chirped. “Negative.”
“Current whereabouts of the Chief Medical Officer?”
“Dr Cahill in her office in Sickbay.”
“Closest holodeck en-route to that location?”
“Holodeck 1 and 2 are three decks up.”
“Great!” Aldana activated the call button for the turbolift s/he’d just arrived at. One arrived, and once Luuna checked the ‘all clear’ the triad boarded it.
-Several moments later -
The triad of canids and “Alpha” departed the holodeck, and spring day in a luscious park behind them. “Computer, one pet clean-up and end program.” The door closed behind them, and Amiri stopped for a moment to crouch and pet on her companions. “C’mon let’s get checked in.” Turning left the hermaphrodite doctor headed for the CMO’s location.
Located just down one deck on deck 4, it was just a short turbolift ride away before the trio made it to Sickbay.
Dr Cahill was doing her reports, sometimes it seemed like a never-ending thing to do. Plus taking care of patients in Sick Bay and now 2XO duties. She was happy though doing it all. She was adjusting to her new duties and was starting to learn what was expected of her when Captain Somers and Commander Sterling was off the Tomcat.
She here someone say hello Doctor how can I help you? She came out to find the new crew member was here and it was one she had been expecting.
"Welcome to the Tomcat Doctor, Join me in my office and we can talk there."
We enter my office, "Help yourself to whatever you prefer from the replicator. And Get something for your friends too."
Aldana retrieved a couple of bowls of nutrient-enhanced water for hir companions and set them out of the way on the floor. For hirself, s/he ordered an apple and generic black tea with one lump. Helping hirself to a seat and finding a place to set hir snack, s/he pulled out a Padd from hir backpack and handed it across to the CMO. "I assume you'd like to review my transfer orders?"
"Thank you, Dr" as I take the PADD. Dr Cahill takes a few minutes reading it quickly. Then transfers a copy over to the main computer.
"Excellent rating from your previous Commander and CMO both. Also, see you were well liked by the crew as well. To me being liked by the crew is important. If the crew does not like you. They don't trust you. I also see you had several awards for your previous assignments too."
I look at her and pass the PADD back to her. "Be sure you give this to the Captain when you meet her. Her bark is worse than her bite if you know what I mean.
So now any questions of me about or operations here in Sick Bay?"
The junior doctor hesitated, s/he had just taken a bite of hir apple, and hir mouth was full. S/he had to think about it for a moment which gave hir a moment to chew. So long so, that Sombra came over and set his head in hir lap. S/he absentmindedly began to fondle his ears before finally speaking up. "Yes sir, with respect, I'd guess you're familiar with the Federation Citizens with Disabilities Act of 2161?" Aldana wasn't good with words, s/he hoped s/he hadn't just opened a can of worms, but s/he had a conflict with where Sombra could and could not go in the past. S/he wanted to get the subject out on the table up front before anything came up. A bit nervous s/he took another crunchy bite of hir apple without thinking about it.
"There is no problem with them being with you anywhere you go to Doctor. And I have to admit I find them being in the room with me to be quite relaxing."
"Well that's a relief to know, you would not believe how many difficulties I've had in the past." Aldana smiled and looked at hir new boss, "would you like to meet them? Officially?" With barely a motion first Luuna and then Sombra perked up and with the slightest hint more they came to hir sitting attentively by hir side. Sombra however -- goof that he was -- managed to squirm the front-half of himself up into Aldana's lap. Whereupon s/he subconsciously began to fondle the sides of his face.
"I will be leading a Humanitarian Relief Mission to the Planet Xindi. While I am gone you will be in charge of Sickbay and all ACMO duties on the Tomcat. I should return if nothing goes wrong in a few hours.
"Do not tell anyone about my mission and where I am going. Only a few Command Staff members know where I am going.
"Also LT Winchester is still a patient even though he is able to go. He crashed a fighter when he returned from a firefight and lost one arm. He is under orders to see LT Walon for counselling and is grounded at the present time. He is also supposed to report for routine checkups and any other assistance he may need Aldana. He has a tough exterior but is easy to manage once you get used to him."
Doctor Aldana listened attentively to the briefing. It was a lot of information to take in. S/he hoped to retain it all. "I understand. I will check by with Mister Winston on our way up to the bridge to meet the captain." S/he ruffled each of the dogs in turn. "I think I can handle him, I may have a furry ace or two up my sleeve."
Sombra knew he was being talked about, and gave a soft half "wuff" in response. Meanwhile, Luuna just begged for more petting.
"I do respect the need for secrecy on your mission sir, and I will perform my tasks to the best of my abilities, but I'm a bit confused as to 'why'."
Cahill smiled, "There is a human colony on the planet and from what we have learned things like food and medicine are in short supply. I plan to beam down supplies and a couple of small portable replicators to help them out. In this time period, the Federations was destroyed and Terra(Earth) is a nuclear mess. Due to use of nuclear weapons.
My plan is to drop the supplies at night to prevent being detected and then return to the Tomcat unseen."
"I see, so this is a stealth mission in order to avoid breaking both the Prime Directive and the Temporal Prime Directive?" Amiri returned the smile. "Sounds like fun."
Could be fun but is also super dangerous. Also as we are thinking right now the Prime Directive is not in force here. So we are doing this on our own. The Temporal Prime Directive does not seem to exist either. Appears to be everyone strong enough to fight and willing to fight is there.
Aldana nodded, "but they would still seem to apply to us though correct?"
That is why I plan to do the mission and have zero contact with anyone on the planet or with any of their ships in this sector. Then we do not have to worry about it. Also, a mission to provide medicine and food are permitted under the Prime Directive if we do not interfere with anything in the development in this dimension.
Aldana nodded, and by extension so did the canines, even though they weren't paying attention. "I see sir, I apologize. Is there anything specific you would have me do while you're away?"
You will be in charge of Sick Bay and all other medical duties in my absence. Also as ACMO, you have clearance to go on any deck be able to go on any deck you are needed on.
Aldana had nearly forgotten hir apple, s/he would have to take it with hir. S/he did finish hir tea, however. "Understood, sir, thank you, sir, is there anything else?"
"You are dismissed LT go get to work."
Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill MD
Chief Medical Officer/2XO
Lt. Jg Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D
Assistant Chief Medical Officer/Counsellor