Posted Aug. 20, 2019, 10:20 p.m. by Commander Daniel "DaVinci" Colter (Chief Intelligence Officer/ 2nd Officer(LOA)) (Terry Sullivan)
Posted by Lieutenant Natasha Knight (Doctor) in Sickbay - Colter and Kavia check in
Posted by Lieutenant Maji (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay - Colter and Kavia check in
Posted by Lieutenant Maji (Chief Medical Officer) in Sickbay - Colter and Kavia check in
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Kavia could not help but smile as she walked next to Colter. The man was all business when on duty. Off duty, he smiled a lot, laughed almost as much as her and talked for hours with her about every topic they could think of. They had given her a set of quarters but the captain wanted to make sure Kavia was the picture of health. She had no issue with it but she was glad Colter was coming with her. Based on the technology from her planet in the Su’ssiana Prime network, this was bound to be different than any medical evaluation she had back home.
“There’s no need to be nervous. Starfleet medical evaluations are painless and pretty much non-invasive. Though, you might be a topic of conversation because of that eidetic memory of yours. I’m sure that ability will fascinate both medical and science. I sure they decide not to cut your brain open to see what makes it tick,” Colter answered with a straight face.
“Phew that’s a relief because a lobectomy hadn’t crossed my mind until now,” she teased him shaking her head. Colter was a nine in the looks department but his wit and humor squarely placed him in the 11-15 range of god take me out to dinner ‘cause I really want to hang out with you for more than ten minutes range.
Walking into the sick bay, Kavia stood patiently at the door next to Colter. She would let him do the talking if he wanted. She was far more interested in the room and people than the actual physical.
Maji was still getting used to being the one in charge. Cmdr Harrison’s (? Andy’s character) departure was unexpected and happened very quickly—just like her promotion. She was standing in the middle of sickbay, observing the staff and making mental notes to act on later, when the doors parted and admitted a man and woman. Walking in their direction, Maji greeted them. “Hello, how can we help you today?” Since neither of them looked injured, she assumed the consult would be fast and painless.
DaVinci nodded in greeting. “Dr. Maji, we haven’t had a chance to meet yet. I’m Cmdr. Colter, the ship’s CIO and this is. . . .my charge,. . . .”
“I prefer the title feisty one you gotta keep the left eye on and the right ear parallel to,” Kavia smiled at Colter. Not sure they used the same sayings here she moved so that she was directly in front of Colter. “See,” she said looking at him and then lifting her chin up so her gaze was directed onto his face. “Wow I forgot how tall you are when we are not lying down,” she let out a half laugh.
Just a slight blush appeared on Colter’s face. . . .
“Okay so do you get it,” Kavia said with a grin. “The left eye,” she pointed to her eye, “and the right ear” she pointed to her ear means I can’t do this unless I am looking at you.” Instantly she felt silly. The man was a CIO and clearly could have figured it out. Clearing her throat she patted his chest twice with an open palm saying in a low tone, “lets work on idioms later shall we,” Kavia said. Turning to the doctor she rapidly changed the subject.
“Yes Captain Knight said you needed to make sure I wasn’t sick or carrying any illness that could impact the crew,” Kavia said. “My name is Karnapriya Aaratrika Vanhishikha Ilavalangi Alankritha Balakrishnan but you can just call me Kavia,” she smiled at the doctor. “I came to deliver Dr. Boja some news from home a month or so back. She had to return but the Federation has graciously allowed me to stay on the ship as a cultural attache. Are you from Earth,” Kavia asked with a smile?
Maji led the woman to a bed and asked her to hop up. She noticed the CIO accompanied them. “I can get you checked out in a jiffy.” She paused mid step. “Is that the right phrase? In a jiffy?” Without waiting for an answer, Maji continued to their destination. Once there, she lifted a tricorder from the pocket of her med coat. “As for me, no, I’m not from Earth. My home is a planet called M43. It was mostly covered with water at one time, but there are several land masses now.” The hand held whirred as it ran a scan over the woman, showing results the doctor had not seen before. “And you? Where are you from?”
“I hope you’ve got time, doctor. It’s a long story.” DaVinci smiled and gave Kavia a wink.
“I can make if short,” Kavia popped onto the bed and took a deep breath. “Boja was from Suu’sianna Prime. She left us for reasons I am not at liberty to state but when the time was ready for her to come home, we picked her up. We were fascinated with your civilization so my government took a chance and sent me here to learn about you. That is this the short story. About me.... I am from the third planet of the Suu’sianna system. It’s mainly a jungle type ecosystem planet with an extremely strong magnetic system due to the core of the planet. This causes some of it’s population to develop eidetic memories because our medical people theorize the magnetism affects the limbic centers of our brain and most significantly the hippocampus. From what I can tell as a race we are almost identical to you with both anatomy and physiology. I am going to assume that your children develop much like ours based on this information. So when we are neurologically speaking an infant, we all have eidetic memories as we learn to navigate the world we are born into. As we age, we tend to lose this ability so we can focus on only the things of value. For me and those with this change in the limbic system we don’t so at times we have to do a memory dump. Keeps us able to not go crazy or crazier than we are,” she smiled at Colter.
“So to wrap up the long story that is Kavia, our judicial processes uses people with a memory like mine to show events as they happened. Think of me as an Archivists for the Mykoli’Tanna, preserving their rich combined histories and able to recall any of it with perfect clarity. The rest of me is just like you. I live for about 400 years, my reproductive spans is from 76-300 years, we travel by interdimensional wormholes, have parents that make us crazy, and everybody at some point hates their job,” she laughed.
“How was that for short and consise,” Kavia winked at Colter.
“It works for me,” the CIO replied.
Maji looked amused. “Well, there’s a whole world of differences between my people and yours, but I understand what you’re getting at.”
“I would love to know about your people. As much as you want to share,” Kavia said eagerly. “The ability to pop in and out of your fully shielded ship without so much as a by your leave has the Captian understandably unsettled,” she admitted, “so I am treating this as we do all IDE’s or initial diplomatic events. Let the contact species lead the way and we just learn and adapt from them.”
Maji gave her a tolerant smile. Contact species…well that made her feel quite alien, indeed.
“Now what is this and does it work,” Kavia held out a finger and poked at the tricorder like it was a hot pan. Boja had said their civilization was mechanically based. Aside from making food out of thin air, this was the first real piece of tech Kavia had seen. “Is it like your thin air food maker?”
Blue eyes squinted as she looked over at Colter. “Thin air food maker?”
“Replicator,” DaVinci said with a single one word reply.
“Yes that thing where you just walk up and like a magician snap your fingers or in the replicators case press a button and get what you want. I have to admit I am still a bit fuzzy on the science behind it but I promised not the start demanding schematics of technology for the first week I am here,” Kavia let out a laugh. “We are an organic society for the most part. Not every civilization in our Confederacy is but my planetary system is still gets our food from the source and not a molecular synthesizer device that is used for matter-energy conversion technology to dematerialize quantities of matter and then rematerialize that matter in another form. I can spit it back verbatim but the understanding of it,” she let out a laugh, “understanding it far from dictating.”
It was extremely odd to hear the way Kavia spoke about the replicator system on the ship. How could a being as advanced as she apparently was, call it a ‘thin air food maker’, when in the next sentence she described it in perfect, technical dialog? It made Maji wonder if some of her innocence about the ways of the ship were a put on.
An array of common medical devices lay on a tray next to the bed where Kavia sat. Maji held the tricorder up so the woman could see it more clearly. “This is a medical scanner. It’s able to detect diseases and injuries for several different species. I don’t know that one has ever been used on your people before, but let’s see what it tells me.” She aimed the invisible beam at the woman and activated the scan. “It is non-invasive so you don’t need to be apprehensive about it. You won’t feel a thing.”
“So you just wave that thing around and it tells you what you need to know about me,” she said nodding.
“Something like that.” Light blue eyes watched the small screen for scan results.
Looking a the table, Kavia sat quietly as the doctor went about her scans. Reaching over Kavia picked up a cylindrical tube-like device. Sending Colter a sly grin she bit her lip. “Do you have science fiction movies?” Kavia raised her eyebrows playfully at Colter.
“Ever see the classic ones with the humanoid gray aliens with the large black eyes that invade a place,” she laughed fiddling with the tube by rolling in her fingers. The tube rolled easily back and forth as she talked to the CIO.
“Believe it or not, I thought those were some of the scariest ones when I was a kid,” DaVinci reached for the hypo but was too slow. Kavia could be tantalyzing and teasingly slow what she wanted to be. It belied her quick nimbleness she actually possessed.
“You know a girl could get a little nervous if Father blaxon bird of firey clostil,” she belted out no longer smiling as she dropped the device and stuck her fingertip in her mouth. A second later she let out a laugh that replaced the squeal that had ended her playful banter a moment earlier with her handsome escort.
“Isn’t gonna hurt huh,” she teased the doctor with an easy grin. She knew it was probably her fault for the device doing whatever it did to her. “My mother always said dont go sticking your finger into places it might get stung. Mom’s are always right.”
OOC: I’m assuming ‘Father blaxon bird of firey clostil’ is Kavia cussing?
The Chief looked sharply from Kavia to the hypospray now laying on the floor. “Wait…did you just inject yourself?” Maji squatted to retrieve the instrument and checked to see what med was loaded in it. “Cmdr, that was a powerful sedative. You might need to catch her on that side.” She had no idea how one of the Federations medications might affect the unknown biology of Kavia. Best to be prepared.
“You have amazing eyes,” she smiled up at Colter as she felt the drugs starting to take effect. “Pfft I haah a constitoooo,” Kavia began to slew her words as she leaned into Colter. It only took a second for her eyes to roll back into her head and she went limp against Colter knowing he would catch her. If he didn’t it wouldn’t matter because she was unconscious and when she woke he could tell her anything.
DaVinci steadied himself as she collapsed against his chest. “Hopefully, that will teach you to not stick your fingers where they don’t belong.”
With a sigh and shake of her head, the doctor made a scooping motion to lift Kavia’s feet and legs onto the biobed. “How about a little lie down for a few minutes? That will give me time to go over your scans.” OOC: I’ll need any results of them, too.
OCC: I will leave a space in case you and Terry want to back banter. If not we can just move the scene along at the bottom. ~ Kate
Maji looked at the unconscious woman and then over to Colter. “Good grief!” She helped to straighten out Kavia’s body so she wouldn’t be any worse for the wear when she woke up. “Cmdr, how did this woman really get on the ship? Is she really as naive as she sounds, or is it just a charming way to disarm those around her?” The doctor ran another scan to make sure the sedative wasn’t having any adverse effects. Everything looked alright and her brainwaves looked similar to those of a sleeping human. “Is she like a Q?” Crossing her arms, Maji gave DaVinci a long look. “It seems to me that she is a security risk if everything she says is true. Why would Captain Knight allow her to stay AND give her free reign of the ship?”
“Actually, Doctor, we do have some reference on her race. She comes from the same place as on of your predecessors did. Dr. Boja was of the same race, and even though, I didn’t serve with her long, Dr. Boja adjusted well to our universe, though she was here much longer. Right now, I’m afraid, Kavia is going to be like a kid in a candy store, to use another Earth idom. Our world is full of new sights, sounds, tastes, and smells, and wants to experience it all. That’s part of the reason Capt Knight put her under my charge, so I can keep an eye on her, or more or less keep her out of trouble.”
“It might be a good idea, though to list in her file what was in the hypo and the dosage as well, just case we have to knock her out in the future.”
One hour later Kavia took a deep breath and stretched her arms out. Looking up at Colter she blinked her eyes trying to focus like someone waking up from a deep sleep. “So I am going to trust that was all an accident and not that they decided to cut my brain open to see what makes it tick,” she quoted back his comment from when they entered sickbay.
Take your time. Just keeping it on the boards.
DaVinci smiled down and reassured Kavia that she was okay. “Not enough that you’ll even notice. How are you feeling?”
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