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Posted on Sun Oct 14th, 2018 @ 8:58pm by Lieutenant Marcus Alexander, MD & Ensign Jeeda Tax

Mission: Episode 2: Columbus Ascending
Location: Main Sickbay
Timeline: 02 January 2389 - 1403

Marcus laid the last medical operations report down on his desk and sighed with relief. The reports were finished and waited commands approval before departure. He never realized that the medical facilities on this new ship were so large. One of the nurses walked to his open door, “Doctor, there is a patient that would like to see you.”

Marcus stood and walked to the doorway. To his left sitting on one of the new bio-bed was Ensign Tax. She waved with her left arm has the nurse held her other. Marcus rolled his eyes and walked to her location. He noticed that her right arm was fractured with a segment of bone protruding. Blood was oozing from the surrounding wound. Marcus grabbed a dermal regenerator and hypospray from the nearby table. “And what kind of stupid thing were you doing this time?” Marcus asked her as he approached.

Jeeda gave him a looked and he could see a thousand devils in her eyes. This was not the time for smart answers. “My new counselor’s suite has two levels with stairs. Of course I fell down the stairs. Who idea was that? Stairs? Is this the 21st century?” she remarked.

Marcus was trying to refrain from laughing at her. He had always known her to be clumsy. “Guess, we’re going to have to get the engineers to install you a lift,” Marcus said as he took her injured hand and began to scan it. He took the hypospray and gave her a quick injection in the neck.

“Oww, what was that for,” she asked.

“So you don’t feel when I do this,” Marcus instantly pulled Jeeda’s forearm in a forward direction toward himself and then rotated in quick. A cracking of bones could be heard throughout the sickbay as he snapped her bones back into place.

There was a look of shock on Jeeda’s face and she became pale. She looked at Marcus. “You could have warned me!!!” she yelled.

Marcus grinned as he picked up the dermal regenerator and started to close the wound and fuse the bones back together.

“You asshole,” Jeeda said, “You’re actually enjoying this.”

“All in a day’s work. It’s much easier to regenerate if it’s already back in back. Plus did you feel anything?”

Jeeda had a puzzled look, “No, but watching that was terrible, you could have at least let me turn my head first.”

Marcus finished up healing the wound. “If you wanted a more pleasant procedure, you shouldn’t have asked for me. You know that.”

Jeeda smiled, “I haven’t seen you since the Columbus was lost. You missed your counseling sessions. I’ve had 167 sessions since I’ve been back.”

“Sorry,” Marcus said. “You know how I feel about those, plus I’m fine. I’ve been through worse.”

Jeeda stood up from the table and placed her hand on Marcus’s shoulder. She looked him in the eyes, “After everything you’ve been through in the past, now the Columbus Incident, and everything on Reayan III, you need someone to talk to. I care about you.”

Marcus felt the empathy flowing into him. He quickly jerked his shoulder away from her arm. “If you cared about me, you wouldn’t have left me all those years ago,” he snapped. “You’re all done and free to go.” He turned and walked away.

Again she was shocked. Jeeda turned and started to walk out. “What was that all about?” one of the nurses said to her. She turned her head over her shoulder to look at the nurse, “Spoilers!” she said then walked out of sickbay.


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