Meeting the Captain-alternate time line

Posted March 1, 2023, 11:50 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Amelia Barnes (Chief Medical Officer) (Tyra Schroll)

Posted by Captain Kelly Bordeaux (Commanding Officer) in Meeting the Captain-alternate time line

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Amelia Barnes (Chief Medical Officer) in Meeting the Captain-alternate time line

Posted by Captain Kelly Bordeaux (Commanding Officer) in Meeting the Captain-alternate time line
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Amelia stopped outside the Captain’s ready room and rang the chime and waited for her to respond. Amelia straightened her uniform and bounced on the balls of her feet as she waited.


“It’s open,” Kelly yelled out followed by a small exasperated huff. Of all the stupid things one could do in their daily life was injuring themselves before meeting the one person’s job it was to treat injuries. “Stupid IFEA reject,” Kelly mumbled at the pink box sitting on the edge of her desk as she alternately sucked on her index finger and then shook her hand. The shape and size of the box resembled that of an old-fashioned oven. The bright bubblegum pink color edged in purple would lead one to guess it was more of a child’s toy and not something an adult would use. A closer inspection of the box would confirm this by the wording Ferengi Food Fun Oven above fake dials and a glass window where one could look into the device to presumably see something inside. On each of the sides, two ports jutted out as if it were a mini conveyor belt where something could be placed inside one end and come out the other.

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Amelia stepped in as Kelly was mumbling at the box on the desk. A practiced eye took in the finger in the mouth and tried very hard not to laugh at her new boss. She held out her hand to see the injury “Let’s see it.” She said kindly with choked chuckle.

Kelly thought for a half second about coming up with a random excuse but decided against it. Doctors were close to telepaths. They could sense when you were lying and would just wait you out. Kelly stuck out her finger showing a large blister forming on the pad of her index finger. “Damn things are not for kids but they all want them and since they are Ferengi made they are cheap as crap.”

Amelia took the hand and reached into her pocket for the tricoder that was always there, she took a quick scan “No major damage.” Taking out a small dermal regenerate she quickly fixed the injury.

“Which concoction were you trying to make?” Amelia asked knowing full well that there was a similar item in her quarters just waiting to be unpacked.


“Brownies. My niece loves to cook and my husband is a chef who hates replicators. I thought it would be a good gift because it was safer than a real oven.” Kelly let out a laugh at the obvious irony in her injury and how she got it.

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Amelia nodded “A good plan in theory.” She stepped over “May I?” There’s a trick to it “There’s a little tool hidden on the side of the thing.” Her nimble fingers soon had the item released from its hiding spot.

Handing it to Kelly “That will help.” She said “I’m Amelia Barnes Reporting for duty.”


“Kelly Bordeaux,” she replied back.

Kelly held the small U-shaped pink device and scowled. “What the hell....that wasn’t in the directions. How the hell did you know what to look for? Were you an engineering chief in a past life?” Picking up the box, Kelly shook it looking for any clue as to how Amelia knew what to look for. A small piece of plastic fell out that served as the directions. Nowhere in the directions between plugging it in to charge and enjoy where there any information about how to remove the dessert or find the spatula Amelia seemed to know as if she were telepathic.

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Amelia smiled “To be perfectly honest, I have one in my quarters.” She said “I love making things and the replicators just aren’t as good as a good old fashioned brownie, cookie, cake......” Amelia smiled “I love using it and I can’t tell you how many times I burned myself on the stupid thing until my niece showed me where that little magical tool was. ” She chuckled “I believe my reaction to finding it was very similar to yours..”


“So you are a chef and doctor,” Kelly let out a laugh. “Tell me something else about your Barnes.” Kelly could pepper the woman with questions, all of which were in the woman’s file, or have the woman tell her something. Kelly had always found that people had far more interesting things to talk about than work.

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Amelia laughed “Well…I was the Head of Medicine on OED 5 for about 2 years and then took a break to go back to school for Xenobiology with a surgical speciality. From there I spent several months working at one of the local hospitals and then asked to be reassigned to a ship. And here I am.”


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