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An Invitation

Posted on Thu Jul 18th, 2019 @ 3:59am by Lieutenant Richard Ballston M.D. PsyD & Lieutenant Angela Abernathy
Edited on on Thu Jul 18th, 2019 @ 5:37am

Mission: Episode 7 - Home Again
Location: Infirmary - Deck 6 Central Core - Empok Nor
Timeline: MD003 1000 hrs
966 words - 2 OF Standard Post Measure



Richard was wearing his uniform though he was technically on shore leave. He walked up to the double doors that would lead to the sickbay on Empok-nor and reached up to feel the Braille letters under the plaque that said where he was. Taking in a deep breath he walked through the doors wearing a smile and looked for the woman he had seen an image of in the Personel Files. She was the CMO of the station and he thought it might be nice for him to pay her a visit.

Angela was seated at her desk going through reports. She them neatly sorted on her desk. She was now holding two and was looking at them both. She was sighing. She put the padds down as the doctor walked in. She got up. "Doctor Ballston, I didn't know you were on board the station. What can I do for you, sir?"

"Doctor Abernathy," Richard said with a broad smile, " was hoping to offer you an invitation, I hope you can find the time to attend an event regarding Azzians Lie'halla and I are hosting on Holodeck four." he nodded and chuckled, "they'll be food."

Angela nodded, "That sounds wonderful, sir. Is it alright if I bring my daughter?" she inquired. She was curious about the Azzians and this would be very interesting.

Dr. Ballston smiled broadly and smiled, "she is more than welcome doctor and I be sure to have Abigail there as well." He tilted his head and furrowed brow, "does she have a favorite food?"

She smiled to the doctor. "My daughter mostly likes hamburgers and sloppy joeys as her favorite. But she can eat anything. She is not really that picky. How old is your daughter if I may ask, sir?"

The physician chucked then tilted his head, "Abigail is seven going on seventeen." He nodded his head, "I'll come up with something she'll love."

Richard furrowed his brow and drew in a deep breath, "there is something else I would like to speak to you about if you have a minute."

Angela motioned for a chair next to her desk. "Of course, doctor, please." She said and then continued, "Can I get you something to drink or eat?"

The Azzian took the seat and drew in a deep breath. He pressed his lips together and looked the fellow doctor in the eye, "Doctor, I am going to ask that you keep this between us for now. I do not wish to start rumors." "The Azziand board of health are doing some genetic experiments, from the information I have it deals with gean splicing and manipulation in order to create a superspecies." Richard nodded, "being on the station I thought you might have heard or seen something about it."

Hearing the seriousness in his tone she looked away in thought. "As you know, doctor, I am the Chief Medical Officer on Empok Nor. And something as big as that, can't go by me. Any medical lab is under my control. And so far, the Azzians around don't seem to be doing anything that would warrant concern." She started and walked to her desk. "If one or more of your people were doing something like that, they're not doing that with my authorization, sir. Maybe they are using a ship."

Richard nodded, "I have information that the Azzian Board of Health is attempting to modify the Azzian DNA to remove the additional helixes to join it with other species DNA but it seems as though it is only being done on Azzia."

He took in a breath and nodded, "would you keep me informed if you hear of anything regarding this?"

Angela nodded, "Of course, doctor. I think it is a terrible thing this is happening, I can only imagine how you must feel, sir. You're own people." She shook her head.

"Yes," Richard replied letting a faint smile return to his face, "at this moment I do not know if it is government sponsored or if it is happening without their approval." He pressed his lips together and took in a breath, "I don't want to make any accusations util I have all the facts."

"A wise decision, doctor," Angela said. "What time am I to meat your wife and daughter?" She asked friendly. She was curious to meet new people. And she heard a lot about Azzian doctor and his family on the station.
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Richard smiled broadly and chuckled, "1900," he tilted his head, "something you should know doctor, Azzian's do not marry." "I am bonded to three women but none of them will admit to being married to me."

She blushed. "Oh, my apologies, doctor, I had no idea. So what do you call her then?"

The man smiled, "I used to try and call them my wives but got such a push back I just call them by their names." He shook his head, "you see I spent much of my early years on Betazed and had no idea what I was getting into when I found out I was actually an Azzian."

"I see," Angela said nodding. "Well, I am just human, what do I know." She laughed nervously. "Anything else I can help you with, doctor?" She quickly added.

Richard chuckled, "no, and thank you for your time doctor." He started to leave but hesitated and looked backward for a brief moment, "humans, Doctor, are amazing, don't ever apologize for being one." Then the physician exited the office.


A Joint Post By

Lieutenant Commander Richard Ballston M.D. PsyD
Chief Medical Officer, USS Pioneer


Lieutenant Angela Abernathy
Chief Medical Officer, Empok Nor

 

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