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Skittish Kind of Man

Posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 - 8:42pm by Emerick

It was not commonplace for the Fonatana’s emergency medical hologram to self-activate himself, but prior to his last deactivation, he had programmed the ship’s computer to monitor the chronometer and activate him specifically at 22:00 hours on the dot. Of course, the computer and he did not always get along…somehow it was as if the ship’s computer was out to get under his holographic skin. At 22:00 and five seconds, the computer triggered the activation of the emergency medical hologram. His matrix stabilized and of course like a broken record “Please state th-“ ah but self-awareness set in. He knew there was not a medical emergency. “I said 22:00, not several seconds over,” said Emerick sharply.

Emerick had appeared in the middle of Sickbay, a nurse was holding down the fort as it were. She did not engage in conversation with the emergency medical hologram. She simply sighed and walked by him as though he were a wall that had sprung up in her path. Emerick took it as a compliment that she even bothered to avoid him rather than simply forcing his matrix to fluctuate and permit her to pass through him as though he were a phantom or spectre of sorts. The Fonatana’s emergency medical hologram walked into the Chief Medical Officer’s office and took a seat in Ryan’s chair, but of course, he checked underneath the desk first to make sure that the CMO was not underneath it as he had the strange tendency to be.

He cleared his throat and leaned back in the chair. “Emergency Medical Officer’s personal log” he said with a small smile on his face. This was a new experience for Emerick. He had never done such a thing in the entirety of his existence. At least not that he could remember. If he had ever done a personal log before, it had been completely purged from his memory files. “I have started to get to know the new crew of the USS Fontana which I must say it has been an eye-opening experience, to say the least. The diverse personalities for various species coming together unified under the command of Lieutenant Commanders Victrix and Soral has lead to some curious situations and peculiar observations” opened the hologram.

Pressing onward Emerick mused “Doctor Ryan Rose, a highly skilled surgeon, and competent diagnostician is one of the strangest personalities in the medical field in which I have ever had the honor of getting to know” stated Emerick. “Though I must be honest, I do not have much experience with individuals in the medical field, just the previous medical personnel of the Fonatana, and in a way the personalities which comprise my program” he added. “What concerns me most about Doctor Rose; however, is that he sometimes sleeps in Sickbay and I have found him underneath his desk. Apparently, the man has some marital problems, but I also am concerned that there is past trauma that has inflicted him, plagues him psychologically” he added. “I’m curious about what that trauma is, but I do not know how to approach him about it…he seems skittish.”


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Comments (1)

By Commander Soral on Wednesday, 1 April 2020 - 3:23pm

Love it!