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Teller Graham's Office Hey boss I have a brilliant idea ATTN Teller Graham

Posted April 5, 2022, 2:56 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Teller Graham (Chief Science Officer) (Luke Hung)

Posted by Ensign Kalani Alindor (Science Officer) in Teller Graham’s Office Hey boss I have a brilliant idea ATTN Teller Graham

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Teller Graham (Chief Science Officer) in Teller Graham’s Office Hey boss I have a brilliant idea ATTN Teller Graham

Posted by Ensign Kalani Alindor (Science Officer) in Teller Graham’s Office Hey boss I have a brilliant idea ATTN Teller Graham
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Kalani sat at her desk twiddling her stylus back and forth producing a rhythmic clicking sound the echoed through the lab. She had been debating and pondering the thought in her mind for months. If she didn’t get it out she would just do something rather rash and worry about the consequences later. The beg for forgiveness approach however didn’t exactly work when the action was clearly premeditated. This was Kalani’s conundrum.

Staring at Teller’s office Kalani decided to make her move. Walking to the replicator she thought for a moment about what to request. She hadn’t spent a lot of time with Teller alone so she had no idea what his poison was. “What to do, what to do,” she said to herself in a sing-song tone. Looking back over her shoulder, an idea struck her. Humans, while highly intelligent, were still just animals and creatures of habit. Habits were comforting things so she pressed a button on the replicator. =/\=Computer have the replicator produce the last food and drink items requested by Teller Graham. =/\= Seeing the items on the replicator pad, Kalani briefly wondered if this was typical or just what her grandpa called a hankerin’ for something different. Picking up the food and drink, she carried it to his office. Rapping on the door jamb with her free hand, she called out, “hey boss got a minute?”

Kalani Alindor, science officer.
OOC: If she brought food and drink it would be a coffee two sugars two cream and a sausage egg and cheese on a croissant.

Teller looked at his computer then back up at her. He responded, “Not really, but if you wait until I have time you’ll never see me.” He stood up. Reaching out with a hand he offered to take the food and drink.

“Coffee, two sugars, two creams, and sausage egg and cheese on a croissant,” she announced although it was clearly evident what was on the tray. “I would like to say my keen powers of scientific observation showed what the big dog stalks at the replicator but sadly its just a computer and remembers what we ordered last so I took a chance.”

“Bribery… I’m automatically suspicious.”

“Pffft,” she waved a hand as if the comment was a compliment instead of a direct observation of the most basic of human principles. Food had always been a bargaining chip since the first creature crawled out of the ocean with a fish in its mouth to garner favor with the rest of the creatures who had established a house, bed, or other necessity. “Don’t be. I left here last night in the middle of the night and you were here and I got here for first shift and I don’t think you have moved from your spot.” This was not a lie. Teller was always buried in a project and Kalani wanted to harness his brilliant mind and singular talent of discovering new things into her corner.

“So I am not sure if you knew but that article I submitted for review to the Daystrom Institute came back last week on Achieving Biodiversity of Estuaries.” Kalani wasn’t fishing for compliments or acknowledgment of something that would eventually be a dusty footnote in academia. It was just a way to introduce the topic she wanted to discuss.

“I’m not sure where water… and probably fishes impact a star-ship. As you know water freezes in space.” Teller appeared young, freshed faced, although tired. He frequently gave the impression of an individual too young for his position in terms of his appearance.

“Well, the main criticism was how my scale of balance in the brackish waters between the saltwater pond and the freshwater tidal pool could not be maintained on a larger scale which is ridiculous. The halophytic trees, shrubs and other plants growing in the area are doing their job just like predicted. Daystrom however wants a larger scale project. Of course, my response was how am I supposed to get bigger. We are on a Pendragon ship and not a full-scale science ship or ideally on a planetoid. After thinking about it for a couple of days…I got an idea.” The excitement and confidence radiated off the ensign as she took a seat across from Teller in one of the two empty seats facing his desk.

“Tell me sir,” she looked at him with a serious expression. “Do you prefer for one to ask for permission or beg for forgiveness in the matters of scientific exploration?”

Kalani Alindor

OOC: I don’t know where you want to go…

Luke
OOC: Into science fun and tylenol for the captain…:) I edited my post ~ Kate

Teller raised an eyebrow, “Well in general, I prefer to beg for forgiveness if the project is important enough but doesn’t affect others. In this case however, you don’t have the luxury of choosing ‘begging for forgiveness,’ since the cat is half way out of the bag already.”

He took a sip of coffee. “For some reason I don’t think your bribe is big enough.”

Teller


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