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Walker's Walkabout (open thread)

Posted Dec. 5, 2021, 3:06 p.m. by Commander Brad Walker (Chief Of Staff/Second Officer) (Brandon Irvine)

Posted by Crewman Octavia Raain (Pathology and Virology) in Walker’s Walkabout (open thread)

Posted by Crewman Octavia Raain (Pathology and Virology) in Walker’s Walkabout (open thread)

Posted by Lieutenant Alexis Bonner (Assistant Chief Medical Officer) in Walker’s Walkabout (open thread)
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Brad obligingly picked up the ball and pitched it back into the foliage.

Frigga bounded off after it, crashing through the plants, startling one of the arboretum staff who yelled good naturedly after the dog.

In true Alexis fashion there were topics to be discussed and arrangements made and there was no point putting them off. Myqian had told her to talk to Walker. “I don’t want to take up your personal time, Dr Walker, but I would like to arrange time to meet with you. Cmdr Myqian instructed me to speak with you.”

Bonner

“Sure,” Brad said. “I’ve got about an hour open tomorrow morning at 0930, if that works for you?” he asked. It would mean he’d need to find a different time to revise a response he was working on to a journal article, but that was easily doable.

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff

Lt Kane pretty much let her do whatever during her shift because she always got her work done, never missed a dead line, and was where she was supposed to be when she was supposed to be there. It also helped that she never ‘snuck’ out to avoid work/to socialize. If she did he would probably confine her to Sickbay until they figured out what was wrong with her. And she had no scheduled projects for the next morning. Bonner nodded, “Yes that’s fine. Thank you, Dr Walker.”

Bonner

A pleading barking-howl was heard and a voice telling Frigga to ‘go long’ and the ball came sailing back in Walker and Bonner’s direction; Frigga chasing after it.

Frigga, thera-pet

“I’ll expect you then,” Brad said, catching the ball on the rebound then stepping to the side to avoid a collision with the at-speed Frigga.

Alexis nodded, “Yes Sir.” She moved keeping an eye on Frigga but it didn’t appear the pup was going to launch herself like a torpedo at Walker. That behavior was apparently reserved.

“Hmm, maybe a closer toss, keep the botanists from getting too upset with us, and Engineering from getting upset with your Mistress for clogging up the sonic drains with all the dirt on you,” he said to her once she’d sat at his feet again. “What do you think?”

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff

Frigga cocked her head to the side as if contemplating her answer. Then she let out a happy whine, head dropping to her front legs, tail up in the air, looking like a propeller warming up.

Frigga

Brad gave the ball a soft toss, one that would land on the path, before a bend, about six feet away from the two humans.

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff

Frigga ran after the ball and looked at it confused as hit landed so quickly. Perhaps the man was allowed injured and was tiring. He needed to build up his strength! Yes that must be it. She picked up the ball, tail wagging, sure she had figured it out. She disappeared down the path.

She returned quickly, the ball gone replaced by a rope tug toy. She trotted up to Walker, tail wagging excitedly, offering him the other end of the toy. Tug toys were wonderful for building strength, Frigga was sure.

Frigga
Overly helpful Thera-pet

Bemused, Brad took the other end of the rope.

Frigga tugged gently back on the rope to make sure she didn’t jerk it out of the man’s hands. Then there were playful growls as she tossed her head back and forth.

Alexis just shook her head watching Frigga with Walker. The dog was going to start leaving toys in sickbay, she just knew it.

Taking a break from her research and her shift in the medical bay Octavia slowly made her way into the Arboretum, she enjoyed coming here from time to time and take in the different scents and sounds that the large space offered, not even the holodeck could replace the true feel and smells of the living foliage. That and she couldn’t book a slot in the holodeck, damn Michaels for block booking the whole day for some rubbish volleyball practice! she thought silently cursing him. The Trill noticed that she wasn’t aloneb. ‘Tay, her now given nickname from most of the crew had grown up in the time that she’d spent on the Ogawa she was older for one, taller and plumper so she looked more like a young adult than a young teenager. She smiled and waved at the people she noticed to be the chief of staff and the assistant chief medical officer.

  • Octavia Raain

“Afternoon, Miss Raain,” Brad said, beckoning the young Trill over.

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff

Alexis looked up and nodded politely. She liked Raain and hated what had happened to her. Alexis understood, too well, being manipulated into a life she didn’t want. She considered Raain a very good student and she had worked hard in secondary sickbay when Alexis had been there.

Frigga on the other hand lost her grip slightly on the tug toy seeing one of her favorite patients walk in. She whined happily and then remembering the game tried to get her hold back on the toy.

Bonner and Frigga

Octavia, in a good mood, bounced over to the couple. The word couple caused her to pause before speaking and wondered if indeed they were a ‘couple’ she chuckled internally, “Good Afternoon Commander” She nodded in his direction and then to Alxis, “Lieutenant” She finally looked to her favourite canine, “And Hellow to you Frigga” She smiled down at him before looking back to the two officers. “How are you both today? It’s beautiful in her isn’t it?” She exclaimed. She had never been one to be nervous around offices, unlike Govan before her and while she could remember what that feeling was like she just couldn’t imagine be scared to say hello to someone just for the rank on their lapel.

  • Octavia Raain

“Absolutely. Best part of this ship, in my opinion,” Brad said. Whoever had managed to get it in the design deserved a medal.

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff

“Frigga agrees wholeheartedly. It does the whole crew a lot of good health wise, but I do have to admit I have developed a fondness for the arboretum.” Was that a grin that crossed her face? If so it was there and gone so quick it was hard to know for sure. “Anything in particular that’s your favorite, ‘Tai?” adopting the preferred nickname the girl seemed to prefer now, “I have to admit I’m amazed at the variety of species they fit into such a relatively small space.”

Bonner

The young trill looked behind her, “Well it would be rude to have favourites but I enjoy painting the Lillies” She chuckled, “Thats when Frigga isn’t trying to pose as a very fluffy flower.” ‘Tai then passed the question back to Bonner, “What about you? Anything particular?” She’d noticed that Bonner didn’t either know or like to smile if Octavia hadn’t been looking up at the older woman or blinked she’d have missed it.

  • Octavia Raain

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“I personally prefer the trees,” Brad said. “Lillies? Is there a pond in here?”

Cmdr. Dr. Brad Walker
Chief of Staff


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