CSO's Office- An Offer You Can't Refuse

Posted July 15, 2021, 9:31 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) in CSO’s Office- An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) in CSO’s Office- An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Janna Kingston (CNS) in CSO’s Office- An Offer You Can’t Refuse
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As things calmed down around the ship (as much as they could), the list of things to do only grew for some. While others found themselves with less on their plates and were able to focus more carefully on the tasks and projects that they wanted to work on. Where Liam Madison fell in this was unknown to a party who in fact was quite curious as to his status. But fair warnings meant that a different approach was necessary.

So when the CSO logged into the system that day, he would find that his credentials were no longer valid. Instead a message popped up:

||Lieutenant Commander Madison,

It’s come to my attention that you are well past overdue for an evaluation. Please meet me at 1030 hours in Arboretum 3. Access to the Athena’s systems will be reactivated once you’ve been cleared for duty.


Doctor Kingston, CNS||

~Janna Kingston, Tricky Therapist®

Liam’s mouth creased into a thin line. His eyes glared at the machine refusing to acknowledge his security codes and immediately locked him out, denying him the ability to finish the needed data logs. A heavy breath sighed out of his lips causing him to lounge back into his chair. It was easy to avoid the counselor meetings when the first one had been so blatantly busy. His attention skimmed the time noticing it was a few minutes from 1030.

Once more, he pried Scales from his arm then transported the reptile into a habitat. Naturally, the animal had shown resistance to being removed from its favorite perch, but Liam’s hand had been forced. He promptly left the labs to head to the Arboretum 3 location.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

Though she would have preferred a more secluded and private spot, Janna wanted to be in plain sight to see if her gamble would work. So she sat on a bench near the entrance with a mind to find another spot in the luscious green space when Liam arrived. If. She wouldn’t put it past him to just decide it wasn’t worth the hassle but she also knew Maddison loved his work and would not like being kept from it.

With a basket and bag at her feet, Kingston sat on the bench reading a PADD.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Liam skirted along the corridor, wordless and frustrated. His eyes landed on the door to the Arboretum and noted the number 3. He reached out to active the doors causing them to hiss open. Immediately a distinct arrangement of flora scents washed over his attention, coaxing him inside. The man gave a small sigh then stepped onto the dirt path that wound across the small ship section. It didn’t take him long to find the blond-haired counselor calmly sitting on a bench, a basket and bag at her feet.

“You know, a simple notice about a miss appointment would’ve gotten my attention.” Liam stated in an even voice, his figure casually approaching the woman. It was true, but it might’ve been a few days after the sent date.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

Resting the PADD in her lap, Janna looked up. “Perhaps, but the notes from previous counsellors painted a different story. And the funny thing about avoidance is that it’s so very easy to keep finding reasons to put something off. I thought I’d just save us both the hassle. Besides, it gave me a lovely reason to get out of my office,” she said with a warm smile.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

OOC: Inserting this here and not sure why it didn’t show up originally. Now tacking on my own.
-Janice B.

Liam didn’t say a word at her accurate assessment of his habits. She appeared unbothered by his surly behavior or sharp words, his annoyance unheeded. For a moment, it irritated him more before the sensation fluttered away into the back of his mind. His eyes turned to the green scenery broken up by lots of warm, bright-colored dots on the horizon.

A few moments passed until he decided to sit down, “I often come out during my lunch break.”

Socializing wasn’t his strongest skill after so finding a suitable topic didn’t appear at the top of his head.

-CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci.

Janna nodded. “I can see why. It’s lovely in here. What appeals to you about it?” she asked lightly. It was just simple conversation and she would see how things went.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

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