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Embarking on an adventure

Posted on Mon Sep 13th, 2021 @ 9:03am by Lieutenant JG Lyra Blake & Captain Aurther Winters

Mission: Onassis Discovery
Location: USS Chuck Norris / Starbase 10
Timeline: Present

Lieutenant junior grade Lyra Blake was new to the USS Chuck Norris. As its new Chief Medical Officer, Lyra was fully aware that the previous CMO and his assistant had been killed by an explosion during the last mission. A fate that she hoped would not befall her.

She had come onto the USS Chuck Norris after it had docked at Starbase 10. They had requested an urgent replacement CMO, and Lyra had been hand-picked by Captain Winters himself from a pool of five other Doctors. Lyra wasn’t sure what had made her shine out from amongst the other candidates, but she didn’t really care at this moment in time. She was just happy to have been given the chance to show Captain Winters what she could do.

Of course, a Defiant-class vessel was stripped of every comfort imaginable for the sake of space-saving. The sickbay was notoriously small, and the medical team even smaller. But these were challenges that Lyra took in her stride. She would be in charge of a medical department, and she was determined to get it right.

She’d only been onboard a few hours, but she knew that she would need to check in with Captain Winters sooner or later. Making her way to the bridge and smiling at passing crew members, Lyra found herself stood outside Captain Winters’ ready room door. She pressed the buzzer and stepped into the room when the Captain confirmed her permission to enter.

She entered the room and approached the man’s desk. She brushed her auburn coloured hair out of her eyes before standing to attention. “Captain Winters, sir. Doctor Lyra Blake reporting onboard for duty. May I say how much of a pleasure it is to be here sir.”

Aurther stood up to great the women and shake her hand. "The pleasure is all mine doctor. I am sure that you are aware of what happened the few previous doctors that we had, it was a very unfortunate situation and series of events that led to that, that won't ever happen again." He sat back down in his chair and reached over to quickly pick up at PADD and look through it to refresh all the details he wanted to remember. "We had quite a few Officers throw their candidacy into the ring when they heard about the opening here. I read through the list doctor, but your application intrigued me the most, so I was able to expedite it. Which is a long winded way of saying welcome to the Chuck Norris as her official Chief Medical Officer." He leaned back a little more relaxed in his chair. "And as her official CMO, what will be your first official duty?"

Lyra smiled, “I intend to call every member of crew in for some physical evaluations. I noticed while researching the Chuck Norris that physical evaluations are long overdue.” Her smile grew. “That includes its commanding officer, sir.”

Lyra saw the Captain’s gaze wonder for a moment, clearly trying to avoid eye contact.

She continued, “However, I understand that if you and the crew are busy we can delay any physicals until after the ship departs Starbase 10. But please be aware that if I don’t have up-to-date medical files on the crew, I won’t be able to do my job effectively. Especially in life or death situations.”

The Captain nodded. He understood what the doctor was saying.

“If there is nothing else sir, I would appreciate some time orientate myself around sickbay ahead of our departure.” Lyra excused herself.

Winters smiled, “Of course. Dismissed, Doctor. And once again, welcome onboard.”


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Captain Aurther Winters, CO
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Doctor Lyra Blake, CMO

 

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