Posted on Fri Oct 4, 2019 @ 9:17am by Captain Anthony Richardson & Lieutenant Commander Sidney Tyler-Moore [PNPC - Richardson] & Lieutenant Commander Lapzik Ghein & Lieutenant JG Atrorius S'harien & Lieutenant JG Cassandra Rae & Ensign Noah Maritz
Do You Remember?
Location: USS Excalibur, Deck 1, Captain's Ready Room
Timeline: Mission Day 1 at 1520
“Thank You, Anthony. I have met a few of you and I’ll end up having a discussion with probably all of you soon. For those unaware, Thomas Dion was placed under isolation in his quarters since then. From the incident report, he was about to undertake an illegal assault and interrogation of a member of the crew who was only being taken to the brig after being found drunk in Ten Forward.”
Captain Richardson determined that the best course of action was to isolate him and keep him here, he is under 24-hour security guard in his quarters, bare a two-hour window to take some fitness and time to move around. I’m here to get to the trigger moment in his psyche and figure out what happened and what caused it and how we can move forward with him”
“A big part of his recovery, if it can be a recovery whilst on board is to try and keep him in some sort of a routine. What I want to do is have him in some non-essential roles, learning new skills, new tasks and getting to grips with authority all over again. While he is keeping his rank, he won’t be showing it while he is doing these tasks, but is to be treated like anybody else would be in your departments” Sidney stopped, he didn’t want to overload the officers just yet.
The Andorian immediately frowned, “I suggest that course of action be reconsidered, Captain. The man is a risk,” Ghein sounded quite grave as he looked to Captain Richardson, “a round-the-clock-guard,” he turned to Sidney Tyler Moore briefly as he continued with an emphatic, “an ‘illegal-assault-and-interrogation’ was it ...,” statement disguised as a question; Ghein quickly looked back to his superior to seamlessly finish his point, “... kind of risk.” The executive officer, whose hands had been politely folded in his lap since he had sat down several moments previous, began tapping an index finger against the back of his hand rather frenetically.
“The decision is taken, and I have the utmost confidence in Sidney to look after Thomas. You may not know this but this incident may have been precipitated by the fact that two years ago, he was essentially forced to watch his father kill himself. Sidney believes that removing him from the ship will reactivate those emotions and may cause more damage”
“The captain is right, we can’t risk him being even more of a danger. I have spoken with a few department heads about finding some suitable and non-essential work for Thomas. It will keep him out of harm's way and his security detail won’t be far away, neither will I. When he is not on duty, so to speak, he will be in his quarters, or in a session with me. I’ve worked with far worse cases than Thomas.” replied Sidney.
"Why hasn't Dion taken medical leave sooner?" Artorius wondered, mentally questioning the officer's decision to just 'push forward and deal with the pain later.' He was aware of the sensitivity of the issue, so the Romulan would put his words delicately.