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Bad Moon Rising?

Posted on Thu Jan 16, 2020 @ 11:41pm by Lieutenant JG Cassandra Rae
Edited on on Sat Jan 18, 2020 @ 3:54am

Mission: Do You Remember?
Location: USS Excalibur, Deck 13, Chief Medical Officer's Office
Timeline: Mission Day 3 at 1030

“Well, what do you think?” Cassandra asked Doctor Peter Acklom as they both reviewed the new staff’s personnel records.

“I think we’re going to have our work cut out for us.” Peter replied in his normal dry tone.

“What happened to your cup half full philosophy?” Cassandra asked, one eyebrow arched as she gently teased him.

Peter snorted and shook his head, “Baby steps. I’m taking baby steps, don’t want to put the junior staff into shock.”

Cassandra laughed; it had taken them a while to settle into a working relationship. Neither of the two doctors had hit it off when they first met. But Peter had mellowed over the last few years working together and he had kind of fallen into the ACMO position. Cassandra needed an ACMO she could trust and Peter was a damn fine doctor. It was just a pity he still had the ego to go with it. Still, he was very good at keeping the staff on their toes.

“This one,” Peter’s attention back to business as his fingers flicked over his PADD. “Dr Ashley Turner, She’s our new research specialist.”

“Uh-huh.” Cassandra picked up her coffee and took a sip as she found the right personnel file. “What about her?”

“She’s not published.” Peter stated blandly but his eyes were sharp, gauging his CMO reaction.

Cassandra blinked, “That’s not possible. She’s a researcher. They live and die by their published work.”

Peter shrugged, “I checked the database this morning, unless she is publishing under another name, which is frankly ridiculous, she’s not published, or named in any currently published research.”

Cassandra quickly read over the women’s file, it was standard, nothing stood out, still…”Bloody strange,” Cassandra frowned, “I’m not sure what to make of that.”

“Well, we can both take separate runs at her at our little meet and greet this evening and then compare notes” Peter suggested.
Cassandra considered her ACMO and asked, “You’ve formed an opinion already, what is it?”

Standing Peter tapped the side of his nose, “Now that would be telling and I would not want to pollute your opinion of her before you’ve met her.”

“Fair enough.” There was no point getting into an argument over it, Peter could be stubborn as a mule but obviously there was something about Doctor Turner that was not sitting right with Peter. Then again, their last researcher had had some peculiar and ultimately dangerous traits. It had been an age since Cassandra had thought of Dr Leman. A shudder ran up her spine and she flinched.

“Don’t worry Cassandra” Peter reassured as he headed out of her office, “There is no way in the universe will we be unlucky enough to end up with another Dr Leman. “

Leaning back in her chair Cassandra sighed, a frown marring her forehead with worry, “I hope your right Peter, I really do.”


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