"Being Diligent is Never a Bad Thing"
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Setting: USS ANUBIS, Deck 1, Bridge
Stardate: 30145.0920

The last hour had been spent reviewing all of the science related components of the USS ANUBIS.  From Astrometrics to the Zoology Lab, the Shillian Scientist had inspected everything and made a list of what she believed needed to be addressed before the ship could venture once again amongst the stars.

As the doors to the turbolift opened, Maya stepped out and was immediately pleased to find Captain Morningstar standing next to he Operations work station. The Head of the Science Department had feared having to interrupt her Captain to present him with her findings, but this way she could approach him without delay.

"Good morning Captain," the Shillian began not having noticed that the Commanding Officer of the USS ANUBIS had been speaking to an officer sitting at the Operations console before her unannounced entrance.  "I took the liberty of making a list of the work that needs to be made to certain elements of the Science Department before we leave.  I realize that this may be short notice as we may be called to action at any time, so the list is made in order of importance."

Captain Morningstar hesitantly accepted the padd that the Chief Science Officer had presented to him, certain that a detailed explanation as to its content would soon follow.

"As you will see," the Shillian began confirming the fears of her Captain. "The list is rather lengthy.  I noted a discrepancy between the accuracy of the lateral sensors when compared to that of the long-range sensor array on deck A-3.  I believe that a simple adjustment to the power-phase inducer would resolve this problem.  I am sure that you will agree that being able to properly identify a potential threat from a distance is indispensable.  I also noted that the bio-filters in Sickbay were not working to their specified peak efficiency. I realize that technically this is not part of my department, but I did not want to be negligent in my review of the systems of the ANUBIS.  Should we come across some unknown contagion, I am sure that we would all feel a lot better knowing that it could be properly contained.  Speaking of which, you will see that the containment field in the Exo-Biology Lab is a little shaky, by that I mean that there is a 0.2% variant in the energy output of the field.  In the Planetary Studies Lab the holographic emitters appeared to be misaligned causing distortions in the image."

Concerned that this report would continue on, Captain Morningstar decided to politely interrupt.  "Lieutenant Commander Maya, have you met our new Chief of Operations, Ensign Jayson Stark?"

"A pleasure to meet you Ensign," the Chief Science Officer said with a beaming smile as she fetched a second padd from her belt.  "Here is a copy of the report I have just handed over to Captain Morningstar.  At the very least it will give you an idea of the various laboratories that are on board the ANUBIS as well as some of their specific capabilities.  Should you have any suggestions as to how to improve any of them, please do not be shy and let me know.  Now Captain if you will excuse me, I need to return to Stellar Cartography and complete the system update that I had initiated when I was there earlier this morning.  Captain, Ensign."

The two men looked at one other in silence for a brief moment following the departure of the Chief Science Officer.

"Is she always like that?" Ensign Stark asked, still a little stunned by the verbal barrage that he had witnessed.

"That was actually short for Maya," Captain Morningstar chuckled lightly.  "I will give her this though, she knows her stuff. Just try to avoid asking her for any explanation."


Jessica Solarik

Lieutenant Commander Maya
Chief Science Officer

"To see the world in a grain of sand,
and a heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake (British, 1757-1827)