"All You Need Is Science"

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Setting: MASQUERADE DREAMS, Hallway outside the Infirmary
Stardate: 30152.0850

The Shillian Scientist stood outside of the infirmary, her arms loosely crossed over her chest while a pensive expression quietly danced on her features.  How absolutely wonderful would it have been to have the renowned Doctor Professor Kor-Kova give a lecture on her theories about parallel universes and their shared quantum signatures?  To be perfectly honest, the Chief Science Officer of the USS ANUBIS would have been beyond delighted to hear the famous scientist talk about anything relating to her extensive work in spacial dynamics, quantum resonance through subspace or transdimensional energy transfers just to name a few.

As much as many of her fellow shipmates had come to look upon the Lieutenant Commander as an expert in all things scientific, the Shillian had to admit that her own expertise paled in comparison to that of the Doctor Professor.  The woman had been nothing short of a genius amongst geniuses, a person who had dedicated every seconds of her life to challenge the most distant and solid scientific boundaries or concepts.  The Doctor Professor had not been one to simply question the universe, but had been the type to question the questions and the reasons why these questions had been asked as well as the reasons that had led to the answers.  To the famed scientist an answer had not been the end of the scientific process, but rather the beginning.

It had been rumoured that Doctor Professor Kor-Kova slept less than an hour a week, the rest of her precious time being divided between countless seminars and actual laboratory research. One day maybe, if the stars perfectly aligned in favour of the Chief Science Officer of the USS ANUBIS, the Shillian would be able to meet and possibly even share ideas and theories with Kor-Kova.  The Shillian could only imagine what she would be able to learn through spending only a few minutes with the renowned Doctor Professor.

In the meantime though the Lieutenant Commander would have to make due with the mission at hand and the part of it that she had chosen to make hers.  The Chief Science Officer had placed herself on stand-by right outside the infirmary should Doctor Mizore and Ensign Ya'Han need more time to complete the medical scans.  Not an expert on diversionary tactics to say the least though, Maya had figured that she would at best be able to give the two women inside a few extra seconds as she gave them both one last warning on the return of the Doctor.

While the Shillian officer waited, her mind returned to Doctor Professor Kor-Kova and the undercover officer who had mentioned the name not so long ago; Ensign Andromeda T'Leia.  Although assigned to the ANUBIS as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer, the woman had displayed an unexpected knowledge of people and research found deep within the field of pure science.  Being in the middle of a mission had made this an ill time to bring this matter up to Ensign T'Leia, but the Chief Science Officer wondered if Andromeda would not prefer to work with Maya in the Science department instead of the Medical one.

Granted many would argue that both fields belonged to the same general domain of scientific work, but each branch possessed very specific areas of research and goals to be reached.  To the Shillian woman there had never been any questions as to what division of Starfleet she would be working under, Science having been in her blood from the very start as she followed the footsteps of her father.  That said though, the love that the Chief Science Officer of the USS ANUBIS possessed for her field of work did not apply to everyone else, so it had been imprudent to assume that Ensign Andromeda T'Leia would be happy to change department if given the opportunity to do so.

Maybe once this mission had been completed and the crew had returned to the ANUBIS, the Lieutenant Commander would be able to approach the Ensign with such a proposition, but until then the Shillian knew better than to have her mind and thoughts on something other than the immediate task at hand.  The Focus of the Chief Science Officer needed to be on the here and now so as to prepare herself should she be needed to give Doctor Mizore and Ensign Ya'Han whatever extra time she could.

Various ideas and formulas danced their way through the mind of the Shillian Scientist until a single specific one remained.  Given her immediate surroundings and the limited items available to her, the Shillian had come up with a unique scientific way to delay the Doctor and patient.  All that remained was to wait to see if the Chief Science Officer would be required to use it and if it would actually work.


Jessica Solarik

Lieutenant Commander Maya
Chief Science Officer


Captain Selene Fiona Iverson
Commanding 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)