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Side sim: Sickbay - CMOs office

Posted April 8, 2021, 6:51 p.m. by Civilian Genesis (Gen) McCallister (Anomalous Individual) (Calé Reilly)

Posted by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) in Side sim: Sickbay - CMOs office

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Theodore Knox (Chief Medical Officer) in Side sim: Sickbay - CMOs office

Posted by Lieutenant Casela Synthi-er (Counsellor / RTF) in Side sim: Sickbay - CMOs office
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Gen nodded. “Sickbay…” she looked around “mom?” She asked then spotted Casela and Ryder. Tears welled. “Mom.” She said again.

Theo stepped back to allow the two adults access to the bed.

Theo and Gen

And now she was asking for her mother. Casela wished she could bring her here, but…Mom Gen called her mom. She glanced at Ryder, on the other side of the biobed, her gaze slightly stunned and then it was gone. He’d only see it because he was close enough. Gen had never called her that, but it was very clear in Gen’s thoughts that was the name Gen had given to Casela. Casela had plenty of experience with kids, she loved them, but this was not expected, that was not to say not wanted, but her heart broke for Gen. She took her one hand and smoothed her hair back. “Yeah? It’s okay. We’re both here. You had an accident, fell through the floor, hurt your ankle and your shoulder. Hit your head.” She spoke softly to keep her calm.
Lt Synthi-er, (I’m a mom now?)

Seeing the visible drowsiness of Gen and her somewhat disconnection with the world he decided for the moment to let Cas speak, he couldn’t help but find it both innocent cuteness from Gens part and a little bit of pride towards Casela that Gen might consider her has her mum. He stepped next to Casela staying by her side to show support for both woman.

  • Cmdr Raauhl, XO

Theo left the small family unit for a few minutes. Slowly the girl calmed and sat quietly observing her surroundings. The doctor returned and busied himself with the readouts.

“Yes.” He said glancing at the two adults. “5 or 6 hours to make sure everything’s as it should be.” He said emphasising the time again, his gaze lingering on the counsellor as if hoping she would catch on to something. “Just so we can run some routine tests.”

Routine tests for Gen was a totally inaccurate term. Nothing, medically she felt, was routine for the girl. But she understood what Knox meant. She would not give consent without Ryder though. Casela was used to making decisions on her own, but Gen wasn’t just hers, she was theirs, and Ryder had the right to decide if he thought it was safe.

The nice thing about being herself, was despite the residual headaches Casela was still a strong telepath and she was able to keep Gen from hearing her thoughts if necessary. This was one of those times. She turned to look at Ryder, catching his eye so he’d ‘listen.’ Knox and I were talking about her differences. He wants to try to determine what went wrong and see if he can help her. The problem is Gen is afraid to find out. Someone she trusts, is going to have to stay with her. We don’t need her hurting herself or someone else. But before that perhaps you should talk to Knox to see if you agree with moving forward.

He turned to Gen who was frowning at him. “Does that seem ok with you young lady? Then we can help you organise yourself for a little sleep over here in sickbay? Won’t that be fun.”

The girl didn’t answer, her head tilted slightly as if she were trying to figure Theo out.

Theo and Gen

Casela watched Gen, she wasn’t talking and looked a little lost. Of course as a child Casela would not have thought a doctor very bright if he suggested a sleep over in sickbay was fun. She’d seen the nurse take off the soaking we socks as she’d watched from Knox’s office. She wasn’t even going to speculate. She stood up letting Ryder take her place, and let him work that calming magic he had. Casela knew first hand that sometimes a little girl simply needed the comfort of her father, and Ryder might not officially be her father yet, but Casela could feel how Gen felt about Ryder, and it was the same thing. Casela stepped away briefly, and getting permission from the nurse, she replicated a glass of water (not Gen’s favorite but best after the sedation) and a new pair of fuzzy socks, and returned with both and giving Gen the water and setting the socks on her lap.
Lt Synthi-er, CNS

“This has to be your decision Gen” Raauhl finally said watching to see if she would make a decision herself but when Knox was met with silence and Casela clearly looked to him on this he decided it was time, “I think you should do and we’ll be here with you the whole time. I think, if we dont find out what happened and why or how we could be putting you at prolonged risk Gen” He smiled, “And if you’re good through the whole thing I’ll cook you whatever you want, maybe even in the holodeck with any program you chose.” He hoped giving her a little risk-reward would prompt her to answer.

-Cmdr Raauhl, XO

Bump

Gen looked down at the socks and took the water in two shakey hands. She frowned considering and looked up at Theo again. “Why are there two of you?” She repeated.

The doctor gave her a warm smile. “That’s the medicine we gave you and the bump to the head you took…” he gave her head a scan again with the tricorder. “It should pass once you have a nice sip of water. Do you feel sick or dizzy at all?”

The girl shook her head and lifted the glass to her lips to drink then passed the water back to the doctor and looked to her parents for a reassuring moment. Finally she nodded. “Ok. But I want popcorn.” She told Ryder.

Theo laughed. “If you’ll both excuse me, I will talk to my staff and organise some things while you all rest here a little.” He excused himself.

interesting child. he thought as he walked away casually Very, we ought to be careful around her. Theodore decided as the list of tests he wanted flashed in Theo’s minds eye.

Gen and Theo

Casela watched Knox leave for a moment. She understood the fascination someone like Gen would cause for a researcher. And she’d been very hesitant to let McHarrie and Kastil near Gen. She was hesitant to let anyone near her. She knew Gen was anomalous and really the safest place for her was here on Leviathan, but she didn’t want Gen lumped in with the myriad other anomalies on board. And if ARU got a full look at her she’d be in a cell and kept there. But Gen wasn’t just anomalous. Casela was fairly sure that Gen was not an anomaly at all, but more affected by one, changed by one and not the anomaly itself. After her own ‘experimental’ ordeal she knew that her opinion was slightly skewed. But she also knew that it was best if they figure out what was going on with Gen and how. Knox had saved her life a long time ago, and she had no reason to doubt he would take great care with Gen, but she was still uneasy.

“As soon as Dr Knox says you can eat we’ll get you some popcorn.” She took the socks and helped Gen slip them onto her feet. Gen talked about wheely shoes often, they should get her a pair. She glanced at Ryder, now was as good a time as any to ask her. Something happy to look forward to was a good distraction, and Cas was sure some of the tests might be intimidating, at the very least. She moved back next to Ryder and squeezed Gen’s hand a little, and with her other, holding Ryder’s hand. “Gen, we were going to talk to you later, but we,” she glanced at Ryder again, “we wanted to ask you something.” She knew Ryder wanted to ask her, and she didn’t want to take that away from him, so she stopped there and let him speak.
Lt Synthi-er, CNS

Gen watched them both looking confused. “Am I in trouble?” She asked looking between them both.

Gen


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