Meeting the Senior Staff - Science Labs (Attn: Liam Madison)

Posted Jan. 3, 2019, 5:44 p.m. by Lieutenant Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) (Janice B.)

Posted by Commander Luka (Executive Officer) in Meeting the Senior Staff - Science Labs (Attn: Liam Madison)

Posted by Lieutenant Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) in Meeting the Senior Staff - Science Labs (Attn: Liam Madison)

Posted by Commander Luka (Executive Officer) in Meeting the Senior Staff - Science Labs (Attn: Liam Madison)
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Luka shrugged lightly. “Well, I suppose I’m no different,” she chuckled, moving her arm slightly to readjust the weight of the animal on her own arms. He was about the size of a cocker spaniel, but at first glance you might mistake him for a large rabbit. But after a few moments, it was clear this creature was no bunny rabbit. The alien animal had a defined snout similar in shape to that of a cat, eyes that faced forward for binocular vision, and the calm gaze of a predator.

The motion caused the lizard to open an eye then flicked its tongue, adjusting its position more firmly on the CSO’s arm. Its limbs dug into the uniform sleeve and into the skin. The creature’s expression seemed to dare the XO to removement it at her own risk.

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

“This is Mukin,” Luka spoke, glancing down at the pet in her arms. “And I’m Luka. I supposed I should probably bring him down here since… I’m not actually sure. He’s my Borkin,” she explained. “They’re like…the dogs of the Laleri,” she added. At that, Mukin lifted one of his wings slightly. His fur was not nearly so fluffy or soft as that of a rabbit, and in addition to his strong hind limbs and clawed fore limbs, he had a third set of appendages in the form of fully developed wings. They were far too small for flight, but that was a result of domestication.

Luka, XO

“You’re choosing to hold yours,” Liam pointed out, through it was not meant to be unkind. Merely a fact.

The creature moved causing him to wrinch, his lips pressed into a harder frown. It pressed its belly against his palm where the source of heat laid. A soft trill seemed to echo from his throat as he bobbed his head up then down. The small nails hooked into the fabric, the wrinkles increased from its insistence to move.

He ignored this. Instead, Liam’s eyes fall onto the Borkin when Luka explained the origin. He absorbed the information before he spoke.

Mukin looked up at Liam and met his eyes, blinking. His mouth opened slightly. A sound similar to a growly purr came from his throat, and the tiny fluff of fur that was his taol wagged a little.

“Does he has any special needs? Sickbay is better designed for crew, rather than animals, so we tend to pick up the slack when needed,” Liam gestured for her to sit down at a chair in front of his desk.

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

“Nothing spectacular that I’m unable to take care of myself, unless he becomes unwell,” Luka spoke with a small smile. “Any Laleri worth their salt knows how to take care of a Borkin. It’s like a rite of passage to have one as a pet as a child.”

Mukin growl/purred again, then wriggled in hos master’s arms again. “Shush, you,” she said, then looked to Liam. “He can probably smell the prey animals you’ve got in here. He might have the hunter bred out mostly, but a little bit of it always remains…”

Luka, XO

Liam nodded his understanding while he remained standing until the XO sat, “I find nature overcomes nurture in animals. Even after centuries of domesticating a species of wolf, a dog’s predatory instincts will rise up in later generations. It’s impossible to fully breed it out.”

The CSO thought a moment. His hand still poured out a good amount of heat as he monitored his symbiote condition. The thing was using more energy than was normal, but its reserves weren’t fully drained. He made a mental note to take a secondary injection and visit the sick bay after this meeting.

“We should take a scan while he’s healthy so we have data to refer to later,” He declared as he reached into his desk, then he pulled out a tricorder for examining specimens.

“May I?” He asked as he turned to face her, his free hand held it ready to scan.

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

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