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The Annual Medical

Posted on Thu Feb 2nd, 2017 @ 10:12pm by Lieutenant Commander Cara O'Reilly MD & Captain Claudia Ainscow

Mission: S1E3.5 - Interlude
Location: Sickbay
Timeline: Mission Day 40; 10:00

The day of Claudia's annual medical had finally arrived. After preparing herself for her appointment and making sure Grace got off to school alright Claudia headed for sickbay. She wasn't the biggest fan of having an annual medical but with recent events it was more important than ever that Claudia kept on top of her health. After arriving in Sickbay the Vindex's commanding officer went and found Cara so they could get her medical underway.

"I'm here for my medical Doctor - ready when you are" Claudia said.

"I know, Mac," Cara was saying to her head nurse, who was in the medicine room. "We'll just have to make do with what we have." Hearing Claudia, she turned and grinned. "Well, hello," she said, moving out of the nurses' station. "Step into my parlor," she gestured toward the nearest cubicle.

Claudia smiled and went into the cubicle that Cara had indicated to her. Sitting up on the biobed Claudia was glad this was only going to be a flying visit rather than one that involved her being kept there for a couple of nights - at least she hoped anyway.

"How are we this morning Doctor?" Claudia asked.

"I am doing well," Cara said as she turned on the biobed's monitors. "More are you doing? Any headaches, dizziness or weird cravings?" she said, winking, mischievously, at the last part.

Claudia smiled. "Glad to hear it. I'm not so bad thank you - apart from wanting chocolate cake most nights...I don't think I've had any cravings. I'm the Captain so that's my excuse"

"I think the blame for those cravings should go to Chef Paul more than a residual from your bump on the head," Cara teased as she removed a hemo-extractor from a drawer. "I alternate between his chocolate cake and his peach cobbler." She, gently, took Claudia's arm, slid her sleeve up and placed the instrument over a vein. As the instrument did its job, she used her free hand to wave a bio-scanner over Claudia. "So how are things with the new addition to your family?" she asked.

"Yeah...I'll agree with you on that one Doctor. I just stick with the chocolate cake but I'm led to believe the peach cobbler is extremely nice so I will have to try it. Grace is settling in well thank you - it's good to have her around. She's nagging me for a pet so I might have to look into that for her sooner rather than later" Claudia replied.

"How is she adjusting to having Biynah around?" Cara asked as she shook up the extractor vials and labeled them.

Claudia smiled. "She loves her. Grace is made up that she's got a sister - I guess it saves me from finding someone to be a daddy again. I don't imagine it would be ideal for me to have another baby of my own now I've got my own command either"

Cara laughed. "Seems to me that being the CO to a bunch of lunatics like we have on the Vindex would be more than enough to deal with," she said. Holding her finger up in front of Claudia's eyes she said, "follow my finger," and she moved it up, down and from side to side.

Claudia giggled and followed Cara's fingers with her eyes. Her medical was usually quite a boring experience but this one was turning out to be anything but. It was now her fourteenth Medical but it felt like longer than fourteen years she had her first one.

"Well you do have a point there Doc. I'm just glad Starfleet assigned me a Yeoman so I can get her to do all my paperwork and I can focus on commanding this crazy ship. I wouldn't have any other crew though" Claudia smiled.

Cara nodded, understandingly. Shutting down the biobed she said, "well, my are good to go."

"Thanks. Call me in another year and I might bring some cake with me next time" Claudia giggled.

Claudia smiled and got up off the bed. After she was a few metres away from Cara she reached into her pocket and pulled out a small box. Turning to face the Doctor she held the box in her hand before gently tossing it to Cara.

"Catch. Enjoy!" Claudia said.

With that Claudia left Sickbay and headed back to her duties.

Cara caught the small box and gave Claudia a questioning look. She looked at the box and opened it. Inside was a single hollow pip. Her mouth dropped open and she toward the door but Claudia was already gone.


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