And in this Corner
Posted on Friday, 21 April 2023 - 10:42pm by Lieutenant JG Hayashi Hamura & Lieutenant Alex Kingsley & Lieutenant Konata Hiiragi & Lieutenant Tazuko Miyahara
Edited on on Saturday, 22 April 2023 - 10:37am
Operation: Lobes & Liberties
Location: Ops section | USS Standing Bear
Hamura wiped the blood from their mouth and held back a curse. “Hamura to security! I need a team down in Ops along with medical.” They slammed their hand on the wall a second time. “Hamura to Kingsley. I need you in ops!”
They turned to the other Ops officers who had the “newbie” team in hand. The exchanges that had come onto the ship and had caused a ruckus that they had had to stop.
It was rare, if ever, for Hamura to call her and even rarer to hear them sound so... out of sorts. Not entirely sure what was happening, Lieutenant Kinglsey signalled for one of the technicians to take over as she slipped out of the lab and headed for the turbolift. It only took a few minutes to traverse the ship, although when she entered she didn't expect to find what most resembled a rugby scrum in the middle of the floor. Her eyes sought out Hamura, "what the hell is going on?"
"It appears that some of the new transfers decided that my ops room was a boxing ring." Hamura accepted the towel from another Ops officer and wiped the blood from their mouth.
Alex groaned. "Perfect... do you need to go to Sickbay, Lieutenant?"
"They're coming here along with security." Hamura turned to the group. "You!" They pointed at the ops transfer. "You're out!" Hamura turned to Alex. "I want him out of my department." They said pointing to the Klingon transfer.
"Sounds fair," Alex agreed as security arrived. "I'll speak with Soral. In the meantime, I'm sure he'll be plenty comfortable in the brig. Again.”
Hamura sighed. "Thanks Alex. I know I am not your favourite person but... Thanks." In that moment they looked like they aged several years.
No way was she going to go down that rabbit hole of debate with the former engineer turned Ops Chief. Instead she simply nodded. "I'm still confused as to why half of them were even selected for this assignment."
Tazuko heard the call for Security and Medical. As the closest security officer to Ops, Tazuko had notified K'Var that she would be taking the call. As Tazuko happened to also be walking Konata back to sickbay from lunch, and the call had included Medical, Konata had tagged along on a call she would normally send one of her staff for, and within moments the two women had arrived in Ops.
"Someone call for Security and Medical?" Tazuko called out, at present treating the call as a wellness check until evidence came to light to treat it otherwise.
Hamura signed. "There is three of my staff doctor that could use your help then if you don't mind I'll join the line."
"Sure, just point me to the most critically injured one first." Konata said.
“Once everyone is cleared by the doctor, I want a report on exactly what happened,” Alex told Hamura, “I am one thousand percent sure kicking him off the ship will be a walk in the park compared to the paperwork.”
Hamura sighed. "Now you see my problem with Starfleet. Kick ass then write about it."
“For once we agree,” Alex quipped.
Hamura grinned. "And ladies and gentlefolk the universe is ending."
Alex arched an eyebrow, ”I believe it’s more akin to hell freezing over.”
"Potato, Potato. It's like when your husband tried to change a toilet seat." Hamura grinned. "Remind me to tell you that story one day."
A small smile threatened to form, “I … look forward to it.”
Hamura gave a nod and turned to see the doctor treating their staff.
"That should numb the pain." Konata told her second patient. "Give the hypospray about 15 minutes to kick in..."
As Konata worked, Tazuko turned to Hamura and Alex.
"Once my wife is done patching these guys up, are any of them going to need to be apprehended?" She asked.
Hamura pointed to the Klingon exchange tech unconscious. "That one, he needs to be out of my ops department. If you take him to sickbay I suggest a restraint field!" they looked from the security to Alex. "Why do I have a feeling you want me to say please." They turned back to the security officer. "Please and might I add before I air lock him from the ship."
Alex groaned. She had been so close to sounding respectful and calm too… “perhaps less talk of putting people in an air lock?” Alex suggested in a low whisper so only Hamura could hear.
Tazuko walked over to and bent over the unconscious Klingon. Konata had already administered a hypospray to him.
"Kona-chan, babe, can this man walk?" She asked.
"Meh, I've seen Klingons injured worse." Konata shrugged. "He should be alright to take to the brig. If he wakes up and complains of chest pain, bring him to sickbay and we'll reevaluate him there."
Nodding, Tazuko proceeded to hoist the unconscious Klingon into a fireman's carry.
"Congratulations, SuvwI; (Warrior;)" Tazuko muttered sarcastically. "You've just earned yourself a trip to the brig..."
As Tazuko carried the Klingon off, Konata finished administering hypospray to the injured Operations personnel. Having repeated her spiel for the last time, she stood up and made her way over to Hamura to give the Ops chief the update on thier staff.
"Alright, I've just finished administering hyposprays. They should start feeling better in 15 minutes." She reported. "However, if they start complaining of stomach pain, start throwing up, experience shortness of breath, or pass out, bring them to sickbay immediately, because more than likely they're suffering from internal bleeding."
Hamura gave a nod. They wiped their brow, thankfully they'd stopped bleeding. "Okay. I seem to be okay. Just the forehead gash and the ribs...Will that require sickbay or can you patch me up here doc?"
Konata looked up at Hamura's forehead, the four foot eight doctor craning her neck to get a good look at the six foot Ops chief's forehead.
"Looks like it's still bleeding. Any chance you could have a seat so I could take a closer look?' Konata asked.
"Sorry." Hamura sat down. "If it helps bleeding has slowed." Hamura sat down wincing at the sharp pain in their rib area.
Now that the Junior Lieutenant's forehead was now easier for the doctor to see, it was evident that her previous verdict was purely a cause of her vantage point; as much of the blood seemed to have coagulated. With any luck, it should have been easy to clean up and bandage
"Okay, I'm going to clean up that forehead a little bit. Apologies in advance, but this is going to sting like a motherfucker." Konata said as she began wiping up the partially coagulated blood with an alcohol wipe out of her first aid kit. As she cleaned up Hayashi's forehead, Konata remembered seeing their wince as she sat down. "On a scale of 1 to 10, how bad is that chest pain?"
Hamura sighed. "Do you want the engineer's answer.....4, the reality.....57"
"Hmmm..." Konata stroked her chin. Hamura had given her an answer way higher than 10, meaning this issue was much more serious that the junior Lieutenant was letting on. "In that case, after I'm done patching you up here, I'm going to have to ask that you follow me back to sickbay if you're able so we can get you checked out. I don't want to alarm you, but there's a very good chance you're bleeding internally."
Hamura groaned. "Normally I would say I'm good but..." That in itself spoke to the pain level. Hamura called a staff member giving them a small brief while the doctor worked. Alex had left with Tactical. As the doctor got through everything Hamura stood swaying on their feet. "Doc...I think you could be right."
"Whoa, easy there, Lieutenant!" Konata spluttered, considering her options.
If Hamura was already feeling disoriented after briefly sitting down so Konata could patch up their forehead, then the suspected internal bleeding was likely serious. However, Konata knew that having Hamura lean on her on the walk back to sickbay wasn't an option, as Hamura would easily topple Konata the moment she leaned on her for support. There was only one real course of action the doctor could take. Konata tapped her combadge.
"Hiiragi to sickbay; requesting an emergency transport to sickbay." Konata ordered. "Two to beam in."
Within moments of her giving the order, Konata and Hamura disappeared in a transporter beam, leaving behind the dazed Operations officers that Konata had previously tended to.