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No Rest For The Wicked

Posted on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 @ 9:47pm by Ensign Daniel Hauser

Mission: Onassis Discovery
Location: Chuck Norris
Timeline: Present

{Dr Hauser’s Quarters, USS Chuck Norris}

The remainder of Dan’s night shift turned out to be relatively uneventful. A Vulcan operations officer had come in at approximately 0450 hours suffering from insomnia (something no amount of meditation could help him with), and a Tellarite engineer had appeared at 0545 suffering from night terrors.

Dan was glad to be back in his quarters now though. It was 0800 hours and he was due back on shift at 1600 that same day. That was the unglamorous reality of life as a medical shift-worker. “Some peace…” Dan said quietly as he took his Starfleet tunic off and approached the replicator. “Scrambled eggs, hot. A slice of toast on the side. And a glass of orange juice.” The food materialised in the small compartment almost immediately, and Dan took the tray eagerly over to the table. After quickly polishing off his ’breakfast’, Dan started preparing for bed.

=/\= Sickbay to Doctor Hauser =/\=

The peace was suddenly disturbed by the voice of Ensign Sevek coming over the comm-system. Dan sighed loudly and answered, “Hauser here, how can I help?”

=/\= Apologies for disturbing you, but Doctor McCloud is unwell and has called in sick for the day. We could use your assistance in sickbay =/\=

If Dan didn’t know any better he’d say that the Vulcan sounded diffident.

“Understood Ensign. I’ll be there in ten minutes. Hauser out.” Dan didn’t mind helping out when it was required. Without Dr McCloud in sickbay it would leave the medical staff understaffed and overstretched. Besides, he could probably find a quiet corner and take a nap if things were slow enough.

He finished off the orange juice with one last big gulp and pulled his tunic back on. “Duty calls…” he said sarcastically as he left his quarters, glancing longingly towards his bed.

Ensign (Dr) Daniel Hauser
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
USS Chuck Norris, NCC-4005


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