USS Churchill

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Let's get physical

Posted on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 @ 12:06am by Lieutenant JG William Rogers

Mission: Churchill's First adventure
Location: Sick Bay

It hurt to breath. A ragged crimson rising like the sun in his chest with every inhalation.

William lay on the bio-bed while a nurse went over him with her medical tricorder. She had black hair, worn in a high pony tail, and something about he ears made him thing she was at least part Vulcanoid.

The nurse stopped near the head of his bed, checking his biofunction monitor. "You're lucky to be alive."

William turn his head so he could look at her. "You people keep saying that. I do not think it means what you think it means." He grinned.

"I'm quite serious." The nurse explained, her demeanour betrayed no acknowledgement of the reference.

oO Oh god. I might be the only person alive that knows The Princess Bride! Oo William thought with sudden alarm.

"You inhaled a good deal of nyocene gas, more than enough to kill the average humanoid." The nurse continued.

"I was built to last."

The nurse ignored his attempt at banter. "You have extensive alveolar scaring which is causing the pain when you breath: it seems that the augmentations to your lungs caused them to absorb the nyocene faster than would normally be expected resulting in greater physical damage to that organ."

William turned his head so he was looking up at the ceiling once more. He tried to laugh and descended into coughing. "That does sound lucky."


The nurse rolled her eyes, not excessively, but enough to be visible. "Your blood has done a marvellous job of sequestering the nyocene and preventing it from damaging any of your other organs. It has complicated your recovery however."

William sat up slightly. "How so?" He asked as he watched the nurse close the tricorder and place it on a tray.

She folded her arms over her stomach. "Injuries of this sort are typically treated via injection. Your augmentations do not distinguish between helpful and harmful treatments."

"So...what, I'm just going to have to heal naturally?"

She shook her head. "I should hope not. The doctor and I are working on areosolizing the medication, but given your lungs enhanced capabilities it will likely involve numerous treatment sessions. These will have to monitored, of course."

Something about the way she said that caused William quirked an eyebrow. "Will that be something you'll be paying close attention to?"

He caught the hint of a smile as the nurse turned away. "That's up to you Lt. Rogers."

 

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