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Physical - Roberts

Posted on Tue Jul 9th, 2019 @ 12:55am by Captain Osegan Trenna

Mission: Emergent Situation
Location: Sickbay
Timeline: Mission Day 1 at 0000

The last of her physicals was about to arrive and Maggie breathed a sigh of relief. After this, she could go back to her quarters and be anti-social with her cat. Even though she liked people, she also liked being alone. Usually, by the end of the day, she just wanted to curl up with a good book or some of the brain games stored in the computer.

But first, she had a security officer to check over.

It was one of the first things that he always tried to get out of the way when he arrived on a new ship. So Kyle walked on into Sickbay and approached the desk. "Lieutenant Kyle Roberts. I'm here for my new arrival physical."

"Doctor Knight is waiting for you," replied the nurse on duty. "The one with the dark glasses. Can't miss her!" And she waved him through.

Kyle grinned. "Thanks." Dr. Knight...I bet she's heard them all, he thought. He walked in and started looking for the woman with dark glasses. When he saw her, he approached. "Lieutenant Kyle Roberts reporting for my new arrival physical, Doctor."

"Of course," replied Maggie with a friendly smile. "Come right over here and we'll get started." She led him to the nearest bio bed and motioned for him to sit. "How have you been feeling?" she asked, taking out her tricorder. "Any complaints?"

"Oh I could have plenty of complaints," said Kyle. "But I bet you're talking about medical-type complaints aren't you? So, none in that regard. As far as how I've been feeling, I haven't really paid much attention. Too much getting to know the ship in preparation for whatever we're doing."

"That's probably a good sign," Maggie said. "If you don't pay attention to how you're feeling, you're probably feeling just fine. It's only when we feel lousy that we pay attention to it."

"Huh, that's a good point," said Kyle. "I've had some pretty lousy days in my past. And that's when I tend to pay more attention to it."

"Yeah," agreed Maggie. "I've almost never heard someone say, 'yanno, my knee feels great today,' unless it follows several days of complaining of pain."

Kyle chuckled. "I bet you've heard, and probably been through, a lot of stuff, eh Doc?"

An image of Roger laying lifeless on the floor flashed across her mind and she had to take a deep breath before she could reply. "You're not kidding," she said, realizing that he'd probably meant medically. "More than I'd have liked, that's for sure."

"Well, good news...I'm feeling pretty good," said Kyle, smiling. "Though, I have had my fair share of breaks and bruises and internal problems before. Meh, such is the life of Security Officer."

"Any officer, really," agreed Maggie. "Although, Engineers seem to get injured more often than any other department. Security is a close second."

Kyle thought for a second, "Huh, I never thought about that. I guess they do get into a lot of different places crawling around inside the ship."

"And they do all sorts of dangerous stuff like changing plasma packs and dealing with electrical issues," Maggie added. "And let's not forget the warp core."

"Yeah, that's true," he replied. "So, what do your scans show? Am as fit as a Klingon?"

"Even Klingons aren't as fit as a Klingon," joked Maggie. "So far, you're looking just fine, though. Not quite finished yet."

Kyle sat there, waiting for the scan to finish. He looked at all of the equipment and sighed. "Didn't give you much to work with on this old girl, did they?"

"I've seen worse," replied Maggie, also glancing at the equipment. "Plus, there's extra in the Cargo Bay."

"Oh well that's nice," said Kyle. "Having extra around. I wonder if it's not just being used for storage."

"I have a theory that they forgot that they already stocked medical supplies and did it again," she replied. "That would explain why we've got nearly twice the normal amount. It's either that, or they expect us to need it and I don't like to think about that."

"Oh. No. I don't either. Double the medical supplies because we'd need them...." His voice trailed off and he sat solemnly, waiting for the scans to finish.

An indistinct noise of displeasure came from her throat. She finished her scans moments later. "All right," she said. "Everything looks great. You're cleared for duty."

"Sweet," Kyle said, slipping off the biobed. "Those are the words I like to hear."

"They're the words I like to say," replied Maggie with a cheeky grin. "It means that whatever you're doing is working and I don't have to hound you to follow a diet and exercise routine."

"Oh no, you don't have to worry about that," Kyle said. "All of that stuff is a regular thing for me."

"I think you may just be my best friend," Maggie replied, half jokingly.

Kyle laughed and put his hand out towards the doctor. "Thanks for the clean bill of health. See ya 'round the ship, then?"

Resisting the urge to mention Percy Weasley, Maggie grasped his hand briefly. "Quite probably," she replied. "It's not a terribly big ship, after all."

"Exactly," he said. He then released the doctor's hand and turned to make his way out of Sickbay.


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