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Repair Crew - Day 3 - Late Evening

Posted on Wed Mar 15th, 2023 @ 3:17am by Captain Rhenora Kaylen & Senior Chief Petty Officer Ronson Mitchell & Lieutenant Commander Thriss Kla'ren & Ensign Kitiuas Thenis & Lieutenant Thomas Haldeman & Lieutenant Commander Bonnie "Bon-Bon" Durnell
Edited on on Wed Apr 5th, 2023 @ 5:20am

Mission: Planet of the Dinosaurs
Location: USS Sunfire
Timeline: Late Evening Day 3

Kit sighed "Okay I will inform the captain. Do we have the portable force field generators still? If so, we can move them out to the camp and have it set up. Should help with the insects and isolation of the patients." Without waiting Kicil hit her combadge =^=Ensign Kitiuas Thenis to Captain Kaylen. Sir I have immediate and important information for you and senior medical staff.=^= She waited for a response from the captain. As she waited, she looked at everyone "Dinner is ready, help yourselves to stuffed spaghetti squash; for those who wish I also cooked the last of the Velociraptor steaks."

The Captain seemed a little surprised to hear the Ensign's voice but answered the com "One moment please Kit, let me find Dr Wilson and Blake" The sound of muffled footsteps could be heard followed by the opening of a shelter door and a whispered conversation. " Ok Kit - we're all here, what have you found?"

Kit sucked in her breath then proceeded =^=I understand there is a mysterious illness running rampant through the camp. I believe I have found the vector to this disease. The majority of the insects I have trapped and studied so far seem to have an enzyme that somehow attacks the DNA. I am unsure what the effects are on an individual but I can verify the insects would appear to humans as gnats, mosquitoes, and biting flies. For the Thousand Gods sake, stay away from any of the arachnids on this planet, everyone of those I have trapped are extremely poisonous and have the enzyme. I am not a medical doctor but I hope this will at least provide Doctor Wilson and Blake a foundation to start treatment. If my lab was up and running I would be able to further break down the poisons and enzyme.=^=

The Captain rolled this information around in her mind, putting the pieces of the puzzle together. During their first few nights they had been plagued by insect bites, mostly causing skin irritations and possibly the headaches. Since then Blake had discovered a toxicity in the water and in the soil. It seemed that everything on this planet was trying to kill them.

" We had a large number of bites from insects on the walk to the camp site and in the evenings afterwards" Rhenora explained, I had issued an order for everyone to cover up despite the heat, and I believe we have insect repellent that appears to be working. What is currently unknown is the effects of those bites long term." She explained.

Kit thought for a moment =^=Okay, I will make my way down to the medical labs and see if some of the equipment is still functional and run some simulations and test. =^= Kitiuas sighed, it would be another long night, and she was horrible exhausted.

"You have enough on your plate at the moment, we're hoping the antidote we are currently testing will yield some positive results, or at least give us direction. Your primary role is to get the Sunfire habitable and hopefully airborne in case we need to seek refuge there." The Captain explained.

"Kit." Tom said softly, "Let the others see what their working on provides positive results. If it does great, if not we'll see what else we can come up with. Besides we still have lots of work here to complete."

Ensign Thenis nodded "Very well. If you all do not mind I think I am going to lay down for a bit." She then turned and made her way to the spot she had chosen as he bunk down. Once there she sat down heavily and removed her top, looking at the festering wound on her right shoulder. She tended it as best she could, and placed a new top on and laid down for much needed sleep.

Ronson looked on in concern, waiting until Kit had changed before moving closer. "Hey Kit, can I look at that wound? We've got some medical supplies left and I think we should use them" He said simply, pointing to the medkit nearby.

"Did anyone ever tell you Chief you worry too much?" asked Kit. This close to her one could smell of her pheromones: a combination of cinnamon, roses, and vanilla with the occasional lilac. "I hit myself with a broad-spectrum antibiotic and cleaned and rebandaged it as best I could. Have a feeling the docs will have a field day though when they see I reopened it." she said with a slight smile. "I just need some rest."

"The field medic in me says I have a good reason to be worried" Ronson replied kindly. "Let me take a look at it"

Ensign Thenis blew a stray strand of hair out of her eyes. "Not trying to get a peek at the goods there chief, are you?' she said in a tired, but teasing manner. Then without warning she pulled her top up and off. "There you go. Have at it, just remember I am an Orion female and we're famous for our devious retaliations." she smirked at him.

Tom chuckled at Kit's comment, "You've been warned Ronson. Proceed at your own risk." He teased the Senior Chief.

"Nothing I haven't seen before" Ronson shrugged and set about cleaning the wound, injecting Kit with a painkiller before he got too involved in the wound. " You've seen one set of mammary glands you've seen em all"

"That's a very commendable and professional attitude Ronson." Tom replied. "I'm sure Kit feels better hearing that as well."

Kit was concerned, she did not openly express her concern though, the Deltan medication used to diminish her pheromonal effect was wearing off slowly and the autoinjectors she had for emergency backup were broken, she had used the last on day one, and there was not the constant dosing from her meals and drinks. She knew it was only a matter of time before her pheromones would be at full potency. Kit sighed, "Trust me Mister Ronson, should my pheromones ever get back to their full potency, you will think otherwise."

"I'm sure we can sort something out, do you take medication to subdue them?" Ronson asked, having finished cleaning and dressing the wound.

From her window perch, Bonnie caught herself side glancing for a second time. She was too far across the way to smell the pheromones Kit was talking about, but that didn't stop her brain from remember the smells from before in the J-tubes. But it was more than that now as Bonnie's eyes fell on Kits firm and we'll formed green mounds.

Bonnie never understood why women were more appealing as a companion than men despite her share of either sex, but there it was. She enjoyed the soft skin most of all and those lips. She could feel the heat rise in her cheeks and so blinking, so promptly turned off her PADD and stood up with a yawn. "If you'll excuse me, I am going to turn in. I have second watch tonight so I'm going to try and get some sleep first." She shifted and started to turn, but not before catching one last glance at Kits exposed chest. Knowing her presense would not be missed, she slipped out unnoticed.

Kitiuas caught Lieutenant Durnell looking at her but pretended not to notice. She replied "Yes, I use a Deltan medication to diminish my pheromonal effect. It is administered via small dosages in my food through custom programing of the replicator and once a month hypospray injections, at start of my menses cycle. Unfortunately, all but one of the emergency hyposprays were broken during our 'planet side' emergency landing."

Tom spoke after hearing Kit say all but one of her hyposprays were broken. "Perhaps we can make a substitute injector Kit. Something that we can adapt to take your medication. What do you think?"

"I'm sure we could do just about anything, we've proven that already. Now that we have some power back, perhaps we could program some supplements from the replicator to help 'control' things" Ronson also added suggestions.

Ensign Thenis thought a moment and then replied “We would only need one food replicator on line. If the computer core was not damaged the replicator will automatically process my food and drink with the medication. Now if you gentleman are done oggling my breast I would like to get some rest before my turn for watch."

Tom chuckled at Kit. "I'm a married man, so I wasn't ogling you Kit. Alison would have my head if I did. However get some sleep, I'll wake you when it's your watch."



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