side-sim Cure Cabin Fever

Posted Aug. 13, 2020, 1:55 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Hannah Lori Asimina (Doctor) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Yuri Scholz (Executive Officer) in side-sim Cure Cabin Fever

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Hannah Lori Asimina (Doctor) in side-sim Cure Cabin Fever

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Yuri Scholz (Executive Officer) in side-sim Cure Cabin Fever
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Hannah really couldn’t handle sitting still. When she was on duty, or working on some personal project she could sit still for hours, but off duty, was a totally different matter. She tried to get holodeck time, but it was full, and there weren’t that many spots with trying to conserve energy and repairs. She stood in her quarters, bouncing on the balls of her feet. The noise was bugging her so she’d taken her implants off momentarily. Her computer beeped and the screen flashed to get her attention. She looked and smiled. Someone canceled their holodeck time and she was next in line. She claimed it and changed into cargo jeans, t-shirt and boots and grabbed a couple bottles of water. She hooked her implants back up and then headed out at a job towards the holodeck.

Once she arrived she started going through the different options already programmed into the computer. She would love to hike one of the trails from home on Catawba but the computer didn’t have those files. She settled on the Old Rag Trail, from the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. It was a short loop only 14.8 kilometers, but she probably didn’t have time to do the whole thing anyway. She had 2 hours. She ran the program and waited for the computer to tell her it was ready.
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

Just before the program could start, Yuri appeared behind the Lieutenant a bit confused as he thought he had booked the holodeck before anyone could do “Excuse me?” He smiled at the Lieutenant with a joyful mood “I bet you have stepped before me, Miss Asimina… oh well not today then. What you’re going to be doing, if I may ask?” His clothes suggested he was going to do some stone wall climbing, and indeed he had a bag with all the ropes and carabiners, a bright yellow helmet and the safety harness all around wrapped his body. For the case he also had a pickaxe and some large nails.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

Hannah turned around and smiled, “Cmdr. I’m sorry.” She turned back to the interface and it was her name. That eased some of the embarrassment, “You’re welcome to the holodeck. I was going to go mountain hiking.” She saw the equipment and her smile got bigger. “I love rock climbing but I didn’t know anyone else on board did as well and I never climb alone, so I choose hiking instead.” Of course she had all the equipment in her quarters, but the computer could replicate what she needed.

“No need to worry, who act first will always get the advantage. So well played, Lieutenant.” He poked her shoulder. He should have not did that but sometimes he forgot he was an XO and not an Academy Tutor no more “I bet lot of people onboard are good climbers! Not like me” he smiled letting her know he was basically joking “but somewhat near my level. I had practiced climbing as much as I practiced using the rapier and all sorts of swords. And hiking? I also do love it!”

Some one who liked similar activities. This posting was working out better and better.

“Would,” oh was it okay to ask? The Cmdr liked rock climbing. That alone was enough to put the smile on her face. “Would you like to climb together?”
Lt. j.g. Asimina

“Climb together-.” He froze like an ancient computer when lots of programs ran at the same time “I mean if for you is fine I am ready to climb. But I really don’t want to disrupt any programs you had in mind… yep.” In his thoughts? He was all in for the climb but was just too shy and respectful to say a well placed Yes let’s climb.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

Hannah was good a reading what people said. The cmdr seemed unsure if he should say yes but he appread to want to. She stepped over to the interface and programmed a set of gear for herself and then requested a new destination. “Is intermediate okay? My gear is in my quarters and I don’t trust the holographic stuff with anything harder.” The computer beeped and she stepped into the holodeck. A set of gear sat on a rock outcropping not far inside. She grabbed the harness and with expert practice she had it strapped on. She clipped the extra rope and carabiners, donned the bright yellow, and slipped the pickaxe and nails into loops. She also attached the bag of chalk to the back of her harness. Her hiking boots weren’t great for this, but they were low profile so she should be okay. She looked back at the commander, “Ready to climb?”
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

Stepping behind Asimina he noticed how much things could change between program to program. But then he saw this beautiful rocky wall and he knew they were going to have fun “Intermediate will be just fine. And yeah I know what you mean, last time I used holodeck made equipment I had some serious bruises. That’s why I always use my personal equipment.” His face came to a pinker tone “I am more than ready anyway.” Taking out the pickaxe and the nails, Yuri looked over Asimina and then back to the wall “Let’s go together or everyone takes a preferred route? I mean this is clear of any path. Do you know how to lay down a path?” The Commander was so considerate with all of his subordinates that even during a recreational activity he was always the one that worried the most.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

“Normally I would go for my personal equipment, but holodeck time is hard to come by. So for today I’ll use this. And with the safety protocols, I should be fairly safe.
And if I get hurt,” she laughs, “I am a doctor.” Hannah smiled, “Yes Sir. I know how to lay down a path. Would you like to lead or follow?” She gazed up at the wall while she prepared her rope and secured it around her harness. She picked were she would choose to lay down the first nail, and then chalked her hands and got ready to climb.

Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

“Right…” he chalked too his hands “Lead the way, if you may! I’ll be right behind you to check everything.” His tutor instinct kicked in. Looking up for the upper edge the Commander moaned in excitement and under his breath he whispered “Let’s-a go!” Almost joking a bit the Captain.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz- Executive Officer

Hannah laughed. She began to climb to the spot she’d selected for the first anchor point. It was about 10 feet up. The highest she was comfortable falling without a safety net. Anchoring in with her feet and one hand she pulled a spike and wedged it in to a natural crack in the rock. She tapped it gently once to make sure the fissure wasn’t unstable. Seeing it hold she drove the spike in. She removed the first carabiners and clipped it to the spike and then pulled to make sure the rope and spike were secure. This being their first anchor point she wrapped the rope around her and held it in a lock off grip and then she let go of the rock wall, her feet anchored and leaned back to make sure it was secure. Satisfied, she grabbed the rock face again, chalked both hands and looked up. “Ready cmdr?” and she began to climb, stopping every 10 to 15 feet to add another spike.
Lt j.g. Asimina

“Ready!” As Asimina started climbing he joined her behind somewhat far to get everything in place and so he could check her moves. The anchoring seemed to be well placed although the rock was somewhat friable and easy to break “That is skill…” he muttered.
One Carabiner, then another.
One Check, another check, Climb and and again one carabiner and then another.
Following this cycle Yuri was starting to push his hard and as a rocket reach the outer space in no time, he reached Asimina in no time knowing for sure she was an excellent climber “Hey Lieutenant!” He called her from below putting a foot on a deep creek “Later this climb would you love some cold drinks? I have some good ones in my office.” He proposed her while advancing the other foot on a higher creek and securing both carabiners in place.

Lieutenant Cdr. Yuri Scholz - Executive Officer

Hannah knew the cmdr was checking behind her, and she found it amusing. She’d been climbing since she was 4. Not sheer rock faces of course, but climbing. In climbing her lack of hearing didn’t matter. You had to feel the rock face, look for your foot and hand holds, and be able to feel if the spike and rope would hold. Hannah felt most at peace climbing. She glanced down at the Cmdr. The height not bothering her. Some people got dizzy if they looked down. Not Hannah, she loved it. “Sounds like a good idea to me.” She noticed his pace had increased as they moved. “He’s got skill, and patience,” Hannah was impressed. She turned to look back up. There was a corner where part of the rock face jutted out. It would be easier, and let them move faster, but it was about 20 feet to the right. She looked up and it was only another 45 feet to the top. She checked the spike she had just placed and then began to climb again, her pace increasing, as she climbed she seemed to flow or glide up the rock face. Even though her pace increased, her time and care with placing each spike stayed slow and steady, ensuring there would be no accident.
Lt. j.g. Asimina, Doctor

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