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Can't sleep?

Posted on Fri Feb 2nd, 2024 @ 11:05pm by Commander Mira Rodale

Mission: Guilty Pleasures
Location: USS Chuck Norris
Timeline: Present

{USS Chuck Norris mess hall}

Much later that evening, Mira made her way to the mess hall. Dresses in gray sweat pants, a gray tank top, and an oversized gray hoodie. Thick white socks covered her feet as she walked.
At the replicator, she ordered a Jestral tea
and a bowl of Oskoid, then she quietly took a seat in the back of the room with her back facing a wall.

Her mind was in a loop of chaos she was having trouble working out. Captain Intermezzo walked in, getting what looked like tea and a turkey sandwich. He started to leave but detoured and came to her table." This seat taken?" he asked her.

"No, sir," Mira said before taking a sip of her tea.

"I see you're having trouble sleeping as well. Is it from excitement or something else?" The Captain asked her as he sat.

Mira tucked a curl behind her ear and shrugged. "You keep drinking Raktajinos. You will never fall asleep.

She gave him a quick smile, and surprise, he knew she did drink Raktajino. " This is Jestral tea it's for anxiety or stress. I was hoping it would settle me. If this doesn't work, then I'll have to work out until I drop." Our last Chief Medical Officer wasn't found of that plan of mine. But the woman did find out what was wrong with my health. The replicator activates on voice command to each crewman."

The Captain nodded, sipping his drink. So Mira continued, "The computer had me set as Human. But my Ditery needs are Trill. I had a severe depletion of many .......things from my 4 year incarnation on planet Hell. So she made some changes. I am feeling better."

The Captain had smirked at her choice to use incarnation as her stay on the planet. "Is that how you felt there?"

Mira nodded, "imprisoned. Abandoned and forgotten." She shrugged."Not to mention the wildlife always trying to eat me. It did keep me on my toes. but....." she waved a hand to the quiet room. "Adjusting has been a challenge. "

They set quietly for a few moments, "Sir. I still can't believe they were able to replace you. "Granted I had just come on the ship about the same time you had. So no one know either of us. I am guessing he picked me as XO because I had been one before and being female if I ever found out I would be easily delt with?" she shrugged.

The Captain nodded "he never gave any orders that would bring harm to the ship or crew?"

Mira rubbed the back of her neck "In hindsight maybe.... Nothings to odd until the last mission. He changed our orders and said our revised mission was to find the Warbird, and obtain the Polaric Energy weapon prototype from it, then use it to send both ships back to their own time." Mira frowned "There would have been no way to take a weapon like that off the ship. Something like that would have had to be integrated into the whole ship systems. Using it would have been violation and the time change problems!" Mira sighed rubbing her fingers on her forehead. There had been a few confused moments on other missions but nothing so obvious as that.
"How are you feeling?" she asked carefully.

" the what ifs I am still dealing with." he nodded.

Mira nodded "I think I can understand that sir. Any special plans for Risa?" She gave him a smile.
" I am not sure yet. What about you?" He asked her.

Mira smiled. " Temtibi Lagoon swim and a moonlight swim to the restaurant boat that comes out every night. You have to at least do that. Then the Subterranean Garden with the luminescent plants are beautiful. Of course I will be climbing the Galartha cliffs but I will have my parachute on just in case." She grinned. "Vaytoc will need lots of exercise running."

The Captain nodded as he finished his meal. "I am got to try to get some sleep."

"Good night Captain" Mira told him and he wished her the same. Mira finished her tea and checked the time they would be arriving at Risa. She needed to get some sleep if she was going to be of any use tomorrow. Mira raised an eyebrow there new science officer was Vulcan. Mira brefing wondered it the woman would give her a Vulcan shoulder pinch to knock her out? Mira nodded but at this time of night the woman would be sleeping and think her nuts. "Maybe I am" she mumbled to herself as she put the now empty dishes in the replicator.


Commander Mira Rodale
USS Chuck Norris


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