"The Universe is an Entity Constantly Changing"
(Previous Post: "Storm")

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Corridor
Stardate: 63077.1145

Walking through the corridors of the USS ANUBIS, the Shillian felt as if she had finally come home.  While back on NEW ALEXANDRIA, the Chief Science Officer had done everything in her power to avoid being onboard the SCARAB-Class Cruiser, along with having stayed out of immediate sight of the rest of the Senior Officers.  Maya had needed time to figure things out, to rediscover who she was and what her purpose had been after the events that had taken place in the span of the year spent in another time, another place.

Everything seemed the same yet nothing felt as it once did, even the ANUBIS itself had gone through changes, some esthetics, some hidden within the bulkheads and computer systems that filled the ship.

The Shillian Scientist had wanted to inspect her department and see if anything had been changed or even maybe improved but as great as her curiosity had been the Chief Science Officer decided to start somewhere completely different.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Maya's Quarters
Stardate: 63077.1155

The room appeared as if it had been plucked out of time, everything being where she remembered them being before *everything* changed.  A feeling of peace washed over the Shillian as she stepped further into the living area taking in the sights of the memorabilia that were scattered for display.  Everything had been exactly the same with one exception; a PADD that had been left on the corner of one of the tables.

To anyone else this would not have seemed in the least bit strange, but to the meticulous Chief Science Officer who never left anything just "there", the presence of the electronic device demanded an immediate investigation.

The moment the Shillian picked up the PADD the screen came alive and displayed the work of an active DNA scan.  Obviously the device had been left behind with a message meant for a specific person, and when the screen changed to display the logo of Starfleet Intelligence, the Chief Science Officer figured that the message had been for her.

As she read the content of the message, the Shillian Scientist found herself wondering about her own future.  Everything that had been said in the letter had been accurate and made perfect sense, yet it had been a reality that the Shillian had not yet been ready to accept, at least not entirely.

Setting: USS ANUBIS, Corridor
Stardate: 63077.1205

With the PADD in her hand, the Chief Science Officer made her way to the nearest turbolift.  The message contained in the device had provided the Shillian with an opportunity to see if she would allow things remain as they had been or if she would embrace the ever changing future that lay ahead of her.

Once inside the turbolift the Starfleet Officer turned to face the closing doors and informed the computer as to her destination, a place where future of the Shillian would soon be decided.

"Deck A-4, IGC."

Jessica Solarik
Lieutenant Commander Maya
Chief Science Officer