Posted Jan. 21, 2023, 7:09 p.m. by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) (Lindsay B)
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Alexis Bonner (Assistant Chief Medical Officer) in Colliding Paths - Sickbay - Patient Myqian
Posted by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) in Colliding Paths - Sickbay - Patient Myqian
Bonner patted Frigga’s back quietly. She heard and understood. Even though Myqian was a well trained and highly educated undivided, Alexis reminded herself to speak clearly and not scientifically. Myqian had been through enough already. “You have been through quite a lot. Your need the rest. The adrenaline surge most likely ate through your blood sugar levels. A little juice should help. Do you have a preference?”
“Umm, uttaberry, please,” Dira said, not even sure what time it was. When was the last time she’d even eaten? Not that she could eat right now anyway. BUt it was that disorienting feeling of having not just a span of time missing because you had been drugged, but then time had passed in that maintenance room so strangely she couldn’t have even guessed how long it had been before she escaped. And then to pass out in Sickbay… yeah, Bonner was right: understatement though it was, she had been through a lot.
Bonner moved over to the replicator and returned with the drink. She helped Myqian sit up to drink it. “Frigga can stay as long as you would like her to. Before I let you sleep, do you need or want anything?”
Such a smile question but Dira looked over at Bonner after sipping on the juice with a bewildered expression. Her lips moved as if there were could be words, but the truth was Dira couldn’t process anything. Needs and wants were low down on the list of things her mind was ready to deal with. She shook her head and looked back down at Frigga. “But I wouldn’t mind if Frigga stayed, so long as she knows not to hog the whole bed,” Dira said, at least attempting lightness. The truth she didn’t want know she needed to utter was that she was scared of being alone right now.
Commander Myqian, XO
Alexis nodded. “Frigga is a very thoughtful companion.” That was how a patient had described her once to Alexis. Alexis remembered after Soulis has come after her, she had asked Kane to stay with her. She hadn’t wanted to be alone. The idea was frightening. She doubted she was the person Myqian would want to sit with her. Frigga was certainly a better companion. Alexis could at least offer to call someone. She didn’t know who Myqian was close to, Alexis didn’tpay attention to such things. “Would you like me to call someone for you? I can sit with you until they come. Or Dr. Almikaz?” The question was awkward but purely genuine.
The one person she desperately needed here beside her was doing something extraordinarily important: ensuring the ship and its crew were safe. Dira set the juice to the side and sighed. “Zoi will come when she is able,” Dira said, her brown fingertips sliding over Frigga’s soft head. “I’ll be okay.” It wasn’t bravado, not entirely. She was in a major medical bay with her biosigns monitored continuously. There were few safer places on the ship right now and though it was only the tiniest comfort, it would have to do. Besides, Frigga was with her.
Commander Myqian, XO
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