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Post 38 - An Apple A Day

Posted on Sun Mar 1st, 2020 @ 8:44pm by Lieutenant Wayne Creely & Captain Sean Gaudain

Mission: Episode 0 - War Games
Location: USS Apollo Sickbay
Timeline: Day 3 - 0930

[USS Apollo - Deck 02 - Sickbay]
[Mission Day 03 - 0930 Hours]


0930. The first hint of a day forming on the horizon and Lieutenant Wayne Creely had been awake for around 4 hours already. It had started in a shuttle, and then a quick tour of Starbase 38 before being beamed aboard the USS Apollo. Honestly, it had all seemed a bit of a blur, you really can't take in new places when everyone around you is acting as though being onboard a new vessel before 7 in the morning is a life or death situation. Wayne was sat at his new desk rubbing the sleep out of his eyes and scanning the crew manifest.

"Looks like I'm in for quite the rodeo," he said to himself before tapping his combadge, first things first of course. Hopefully, the captain hadn't been up too late. "Cap'n Gaudain, this is Wayne Creely your new CMO. 'Preciate it if you could join me in sickbay for a moment."

There was a delay on the other end of the line. "On my way, doctor," the captain replied. Several minutes later, he walked through the sickbay doors, looking a little nonplussed at having been summoned. He sized up the new doctor and gave him a quizzical look. "Something I can do for you, doctor? Or is this the part where you scan me with a tricorder and tell me that I'm in perfect health?" he asked, crossing his arms.

Wayne gave the man in front of him a quick visual pat-down. "Well Cap'n, I thought it best to get our greetings outta the way before I take a look at anything else. In my experience, it usually takes a good few days to get the senior staff to set foot in Sickbay, so I thought I'd go straight for the top and your glowing praise would get me the rest of the way with gettin' everyone else in here. Forgive me if I interrupted something important, but it's best to get this paperwork outta the way bright and early." he noted the man's crossed arms and smiled, holding his hand out in greeting "Besides, who wouldn't want my fine company first thing in the mornin'. Dr Creely at your service."

"Marketing tactic, huh?" Gaudain asked, somewhat amused as he accepted the handshake. "Glad to have you aboard, doctor. Hopefully our tour in the Delta Quadrant won't keep you too busy, but I'm glad the admiral set us up with two doctors and extra medical supplies all the same."

After shaking the mans hand Wayne reached over to the medical tricorder positioned handily on his desk and started a quick scan, nodding. "The Delta Quadrant is less full of mysteries than it used to be but there are all sorts of contagions, diseases and hostile races out there just itching at the britches to put my service to use. You can rely on me and the rest of the team to keep you all in top shape, not that it looks like you need much help" he looked down at the results of the scan and smiled. "Top shape Cap'n, any issues you'd like to report in your wellbeing of body and mind?"

"Not anything more than the egomania that's normal for a Starfleet captain," Gaudain noted. "Where're you from, doctor? I've been known to have a bit of a Martian accent from time to time, but I can't quite place yours," he added, referring to one of the early colonies on Mars being made up mainly of settlers from Texas, hence something of a 'Martian Accent' emerging.

"Egomania, noted" Creely laughed and mimed making a note on his PADD. "Good ear Cap'n, I actually grew up in the original Mars, or at least a lot of folk tended to think we came from another planet. The old earth state of Texas would be there abouts where I owe my roots. Guess you can take the boy from the South but you can't take the South from the boy. I'll have to get you and the crew to try my Barbecue some time. Sure beats what our fine replicators can whip up I promise you that."

"I thought it sounded a little familiar," Gaudain confirmed. "I'll be interested to see how you manage to get a smoker past the fire surpression systems, doctor. With a crew this small, though, I'm sure things like that'll be a good morale boost. It's not like a ship like ours has much in the way of luxuries."

Wayne looked for a moment as though he hadn’t thought about the fire suppression systems. “That there’s a good point Cap’n. I’ll have to see if I can get on to our engineer about that..” he trailed off and got lost in thought for a moment. “I’m sure we can rig something up. When you’re so far away from home, a little food can perk up even the gloomiest of souls” he nodded and tapped a few more notes into his PADD and gave the captain a final cursory look over. “Well I hope I won’t be needed too often, but you know where to find me. I’m not a guy who stays in his sickbay all the time either, so I’ll be ready and rarin’ to go when you need me on the bridge or on planet.”

Gaudain chuckled. "I'll keep that in mind, doctor. Carry on," he said, before nodding and heading back out of sickbay towards the bridge.

A Mission Post By

Captain Sean Gaudain
Commanding Officer
USS Apollo

Lieutenant Wayne Creely, MD
Chief Medical Officer
USS Apollo

 

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