Mission Briefing Part #4 - Assignments
Posted on 06 Mar 2020 @ 12:31pm by Captain Jasmine Somers & Lieutenant Colonel Alexandria Somers & Major S'arila Donovan & Captain Maia Sterling & Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill & Lieutenant Cody Parker & Lieutenant Commander Remington Dodd & Lieutenant JG Paul Winchester & Lieutenant Lamia ‘Mia’ Arderne & Lieutenant JG Nicole Taggert & Lieutenant JG Doctor Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D. & Lieutenant Serina "Reaper" Donovan
S03 Ep 02 Trouble in the Sticks (Main Post) Galen IV Phase 1
Location: Briefing Room Tomcat
Timeline: S3 Mission 3 MD 01
As the Grilling stops, events take hold on members of the crew, one in particular…
Doctor Aldana observed as one after another had questions, and many of them were left unanswered. S/he had to wonder to hirself why this colonel had been chosen to give them this briefing if she knew next to nothing about the physical aspects and capabilities of these creatures. Perhaps a biologist or someone else would have been better suited to give this briefing; particularly seeing as most of the crews’ questions were biological. Given the recent tensions caused by Winchester though, perhaps it’d be best to keep this to hirself though. S/he tried to think of something to ask this marine might be able to answer.
The hybrid doctor leaned forward as Sombra returned to his place at hir feet. “I just actually have more of observation if I may:” S/he scanned the room making eye contact with each of those whose questions remained unanswered and seemed biological and/or medical. “It seems to me – unless a sample is already procured – that one of our top priorities to getting many of our questions answered is to secure a biological sample of one of these parasites. Right?”
S/he looked at the Colonel and with a flat, even tone asked, “Shall I assume you have no information on whether or not these parasites have any interest in infecting non-humanoid animals?” Immediately after asking the question, Aldana realized there was something familiar about it. S/he realized that with all of the sudden, unnecessary, drama-llama, perhaps s/he’d been distracted and the information slipped hir mind; besides with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine doctorate under hir belt, s/he tended to think about the furries and creepy-crawlies more than others.
“As far as I know Doctor, canines are immune, as for your species, I do not know if you are immune.” the Colonel answered.
“I’d like to point out that records show these animals are not capable of breathing inside of a host. They are forced to expose a gill-like structure at the base of the back of the neck of their victim. First of all, it seems to me that it’s logical this could be a weak spot. Second, if it is indeed a gill, to me that implies some sort of respiration. Perhaps there’s a way to detect elevated amounts of whatever gas they exhale. Even if it’s just CO2, it certainly shouldn’t be accumulating at the back of the neck…”
*smiling* “look into it Doctor Aldana,” the Colonel answered.
The Kazarite nodded. “It would be easier if I could get a specimen to work with… or at least access to all the records from Doctor Crusher’s research, perhaps also any sensor data from any scans and security readings from the incident at Starfleet Command. Perhaps I could utilize the holodeck to help take a look at recreations Lieutenant Colonel?”
*sighs heavily* oO have I not already answered this? Oo Colonel Somers asked herself, but openly she showed nothing but congeniality “The sensor readings from the Away Teams will be sent to your station down in Medical Lieutenant Aldana, I do not think the Captain will allow a Bluegill on her ship” Colonel Somers said.
“You got that right, my duty is to my crew and I will not endanger anyone on this ship, sensor data will have to suffice” the Captain responded.
Iria was torn on what to do, her first instinct was once the meeting was over to see about having a chat with Winchester, he had been beyond the par on his words and continued attitude. It also points in plain view that he was very unhappy with being removed from Intelligence. She made a few more notes on her PADD then sat back to await any further information to be handed out. After that, she was going to search out Lamia and Aldana.
~~ You are handling this very well, Winchester is just dealing with some personal issues. I am glad you are holding it together. ~~ Dodd sent the thought to Walon as he knew she was doing her best in the situation. The emotions that Winchester was emitting would put any low-level empath in a coma if they were exposed for too long.
Iria flashed Remy a small smile and nodded her head, his gentle thought of support meant a lot to her. She raised her gaze and focused her attention on the Colonel and listened to the other questions.
Dr Cahill smiled, “Captain I would like permission to remove one of the Bluegills from someone infected. This gives us time to study them and learn more. I have some theories on how we can do this without causing any harm to anyone infected. I do know it was noted by personnel from the USS Enterprise-D that if the Bluegills are wounded, they go back to find the one infected by the Queen. I have been looking at notes from Dr Crusher, the CMO of the Enterprise-D. She was able to treat everyone exposed to the Bluegills except the one infected by the Queen Bluegill.
Lamia jumped straight in. “Might I ask to be present if the request is approved? If these Bluegills are to be studied then seeing how they communicate, whether it is telepathic or not might prove useful. Plus, I could see what I can sense from one of them.”
“We shall see Lieutenant Arderne,” Captain Somers said, then out of the corner of her eye she saw Alex looking directly at Winchester. oO Oh hell! Oo
“Lieutenant Winchester, you called either myself or Major Donovan a Greenie, I have heard that term before and I am not fond of it, that is both derogatory and insulting, you have also been nothing but insulting and rude and you have committed conduct unbecoming an officer, you have shamed yourself, Lieutenant Winchester. Major Donovan I am placing Lieutenant Paul Winchester under arrest, kindly escort him to the brig so he can reflect upon his actions here today,” Colonel Somers said.
She may have been a Marine Officer on detached duty, but she was currently the MCO and a senior officer and was within her rights to take such action, Captain Somers was not surprised her Cousin did it, as if she did not, she would have done it herself?
“Yes Colonel,” Major Donovan said and stepped forward “Lieutenant Winchester follow me,” the tall Marine said.
Sharing a look with the Captain who simply nodded “Lieutenant Winchester you may speak before you are taken to the brig” Colonel Somers said.
“Sir,” Paul answered with shock as he looked back at his commanding officer, he continued, “I do respect you; honestly I do and would like to get back to doing my job,” as he looked over at the Major, he said, “and no offence to you Major, you are just doing what you are told,”
“Okay Lieutenant, let’s go,” Major Donovan said with a nod to Winchester acknowledging his comment.
“Having no R&R, I need some relaxation and to get this Arm fixed,” replied Paul as his prosthetic arm was still causing a static charge. He finished with, “but I do not need to go into the brig Captain.”
“I will make sure Doctor Cahill will pop by to have a look at that arm Lieutenant Winchester, but after a stint in the brig you will still be on restricted duty, so no gym or such, but you will have plenty of R&R in your quarters,” the Captain said.
It was then Doctor Aldana spoke up. “Sir, with all due respect I’ve already been consulted about his arms, and I’ve begun some research into solutions in my free time. Therefore, Mr Winchester is my patient and with all due respect also owed to Doctor Cahill, I would like to respectfully request that I be allowed to continue as his doctor in the matter of his arm.”
“Granted Lieutenant Aldana, you will have access to his cell, you can do your examinations from the cell he will be in and if I release him to restricted duty, you will be allowed to visit his quarters to work on his arm” the Captain responded.
Meanwhile, under the table, Sombra squirmed. He dreamed about his next walkies.
As Paul left the briefing room, he started to wonder if his career in Starfleet was over after what had happened back there. Maybe he had been harsh with Colonel Somers and maybe he should apologize to her, but would she accept it? That was the question.
Serina knew full well that Paul screwed up big time. He went beyond insubordination and that was not good in any circumstance. oO Damn fool, what you did was way stupid and dumb. Oo
Dodd was feeling for Winchester but knew that he did it to himself. Dodd just kept his focus on the briefing and on what was to come along with helping Walon adjust to her new position.
Lamia watched Winchester go. She was kind of glad in one way as his emotions were starting to give her a thumping headache. At least now she could rest more easily, but at the same time, she could understand his outburst.
Taggert kept her reaction subdued, raising an eyebrow as if she were a Vulcan but not wanting to add to the drama. oO Maybe I should introduce him to my Vulcan counsellor Oo she thought. oO I don’t think I’d have gotten back to duty so quickly without her showing me how to control my emotions Oo.
“What was that all about?” Maia asked.
“Oh, Winchester used a hostile and adversarial tone and challenged Colonel Somers about her sources and how they were valid, he then compounded the event with conduct unbecoming an officer, it is I think the fallout from his side-ways move from intelligence to ACoS. He essentially lost his Department and was made second in another” The Captain answered her First Officer.
“He has been acting strangely lately; perhaps its stress or something.” Sterling finished.
Somers simply nodded in response.
To be Concluded
Fleet Captain Jasmine Somers
Commander Maia Sterling
First Officer/Chief Science Officer
Lieutenant Commander Alexanderia Cahill MD
Chief Medical Officer/2XO
Lieutenant Remington Dodd
Lieutenant Paul Winchester
Assistant Chief of Security
Lieutenant Lamia ‘Mia’ Arderne
Chief Operations Officer
Lieutenant Cody Parker
Chief of Security
Lt. Jg Iria Walon
Lt. Jg Nicole Taggert
Assistant Chief Engineer
Doctor Amiri Aldana 365 D.V.M., M.D
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
Sombra, CGC A/U, C.PSD, C.ESA
Service Animal to the A.CMO [P.Aldana]
Lieutenant JG Serina ‘Reaper’ Donovan
CAG/Raider 1/Helm Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Alexandria Somers [P: Somers]
Major S'arila D'Tana Donovan[P: Somers]
Bravo Unit Commander.