Sickbay - Cadet Collins boarding physical.

Posted March 30, 2020, 7:23 p.m. by Lieutenant Tija Aizala (Chief Medical Officer) (Silke Fahl)

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in Sickbay - Cadet Collins boarding physical.

Posted by Lieutenant Tija Aizala (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay - Cadet Collins boarding physical.

Posted by Cadet Devon Collins (Security Officer) in Sickbay - Cadet Collins boarding physical.

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“No sir, I’m just excited to get working.” He felt comfortable as he envisioned becoming a solid part of the crew.
Cadet Devon Collins, Security

A slight frown appeared on the CMO’s face at the word ‘sir’. She had never liked being addressed with a male title. To be honest, even ‘ma’am’ didn’t feel quite right. Truth was, she didn’t like gendered titles. But she decided not to comment on it, instead she said, “Then - from a medical stand point - you are cleared for duty.” That said, she stepped slightly to the side to give Collins’ space to get off the biobed.

~Lt. Tija, CMO

He had watched Tija, and wasn’t quite sure if he had really seen a brief frown. Really, what would she have frowned at? Did she notice something in the scan that might have been a problem? Collins stood up, not quite wanting to face that there may be a problem, and smiled as he moved to stand away from the biobed. “Well Doc, don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope not to see you too often, if you get my meaning.”

OOC> This type of role playing is fairly new to me, please point out any issues or areas where you see I can improve on. At first I was wanting to write these huge posts, but the reality is, unless there is a specific need to develop story or character, do I really need to do that type of thing?
Cadet Devon Collins, Security

OOC: I think you’re doing really well! As for long posts: it depends. For one it depends on your type of writing. Also, it depends on the thread/situation, and sometimes the character. My CMO on the Challenger isn’t the most sociable person (to put it mildly, lol), so my posts when she interacts with people - especially in a thread like this - tend to be rather short. Whereas if you read the “mean cat, mean ship” side sim on this ship, you’ll see a lot of longer posts. And personally I find it easier to reply to posts that are the length of posts in this thread or longer. I generally really struggle replying to one-liners as they give me close to know context. Though again, there are moments when those are perfectly fine as well. Is that helpful?

Also, as you can see, I “snipped” the post. We do that to keep threads from getting too long. You simply delete older posts and the corresponding “post by” lines and put the word (snip) in it’s place. (And by clicking on the “parent” button all old post are still accessible.)

A small, lopsided smile crept on Tija’s freckled face. “I definitely get the meaning. And I can return the sentiment: I’m glad about every person I don’t see in here outside of routine check-up as that generally means that they are healthy.” As she spoke, she brushed an non-existing lose strand behind her right ear, while subconsciously brushing her fingertips first across her scar and then her earring.

~Lt. Tija, CMO

Devon glanced quickly at the scar, then away. He knew that for some, a scar could be a sign of pride, but in this case, with someone from medical, there was no way he was going to take that chance and start a conversation about it. Always better to allow the other person to open up about it in her own time. But, that being said, he found he liked the doctor.

Tija noticed his glance to his scare and only then realised that - once again - she had brushed her fingers across it. It was a habit she seemed unable to break.

“Well Doc, I definitely plan on being healthy, which sounds pretty dumb to say out loud.. ” The chuckle that followed was unexpected, he hadn’t felt relaxed around a professional person in a long time. Maybe getting away from his ‘perfect’ parents really was the best thing. Maybe now, he could finally make his own name…food for thought, and not a bad tasting dish either!

Cadet Devin Collins, Security

“Good,” Tija said seriously, “I hate having to leave notes in people’s files that they are reckless.” And while she meant what she said, she couldn’t help but smile a little at the same time. Looking Collins’ straight in the eyes, she asked, “Anyway, do you have any questions whatsoever?” She had a feeling he had and while she never really volunteered much personal information, but at the time she didn’t put much energy into deterring people from asking her personal questions. She might not answer them, but she never forbade any kind of question.

~Lt. Tija, CMO

He sat up straight, and looked her directly in the eyes. “No Lieutenant, no more questions. I appreciate your time though, and please, let me know if there is anything I can help you with. I have a feeling, my time in security will connect me with medical more than probably we’d both like.” He said that last with a grin, hoping the lesson the impact of what he felt might be closer to the truth than not. Security, with all its various duties, could definitely wind him up in sickbay. This was a fact he accepted, all in the line of duty.

“I will, Cadet,” Tija replied, looking him straight in the eyes as well. “We all have to be able to rely on each other and we all play an important part in keeping not only this ship, but Starfleet as a whole going.”

“I look forward to serving with you, with all the crew here on Challenger. If there are any concerns with my health though, you will be the first person I look for.” Unconsciously, he glanced once more at her scar, caught himself, and quickly averted his eyes.

Cadet Devon Collins, Security

“Good,” Tija replied with a nod. Noticing his flicker to her scar one again, she took a deep breath and then said in voice barely more than a whisper, “It’s from an accident when I was a child.” For a brief moment she was teetering on the verge of saying more. BUt instead she tried to give a non-chalant shrug.

~Lt. Tija, CMO

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