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Settling Into Sickbay

Posted on Sun Aug 14th, 2016 @ 4:19pm by Lieutenant Nikola Hildebrand

Mission: 01-A Prologue of Sorts
Location: Sickbay
Timeline: MD02 - 1730

Nikola was pleased that she was able to bring some humanity to the sickbay walls. This was the first time she would have any real control over how part of a ship was run. Sure, she had command over other officers before, but this was the first time that a whole department answered to her.

As she was attaching a couple of large peaceful landscapes to the sickbay walls, the sickbay doors opened to have two crewmen bring two crates on an antigrav sled into sickbay. They were from the station. These were the additional medical supplies that she had requisitioned. They asked her where she wanted them.

As she directed them, she had a strange thought. She found that instead of feeling the pressure of responsibility that a new Chief Medical Officer might feel in a new position like this, she was feeling another feeling. It was hard to put her finger on it. Was it the control of her own destiny, at least more control than she had before? Was it power over more other people? "No," she thought, "That doesn't sound like me." However, she could feel something. She laughed out loud at her next thought, "Maybe I just like the idea that I can relieve that young guy up on the bridge of command."

Her laugh caused the two crewmen to make strange faces, but they didn't say anything.

After all, she was the ranking officer.

 

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