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Posted on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 @ 2:43pm by Ensign S'hib & Lieutenant Nevada McKay

Mission: Mission 2: Heaven On Earth
Location: Security office - Nevada's quarters
Timeline: During R&R

S'hib sat alone in the security office, His legs crossed with his hooves on the desk. "Computer..." He said, his brow furrowed in annoyance. "Please bring up Lieutenant McKay's service file." He finished, his legs moving to the floor with a resounding thud.

The small screen next to him lit up as the Federation logo faded away to the all familiar LCARS.

This wasn't the first time he had examined her file however and that's what was bothering him, Something was off.

"What am I missing..." He thought out loud, shuffling closer to the computer as if being closer to the screen would help him somehow. "It's been two days, I must have called her bluff..." He added, reading her file for the dozenth time in a row. "Otherwise she would have made a report by now." He finished, talking to himself as he absentmindedly trailed his finger over the screen.

"Ok let's try from the top again." He said, shaking his head and flicking the screen down, the wall of text flashing past until it stopped on her image. "Right..." He muttered as he slowly moved the screen up, his eyes tiredly moving across the text.

"Lieutenant, human, age sixty-five... Science officer... wait." S'hib said scrolling back up to her image. "Horseshit, you're not sixty-five. Why didn't I see this before?" He added, irritatedly grabbing a PADD and holding it next to the computer. "What else is wrong on this damn file." He added, flicking the information from the computer over to the PADD.

"Computer lights off." S'hib snorted as he left the office, PADD in hand.

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Arriving outside the Lieutenant's quarters several minutes later, S'hib chimed the door and then stepped. Glancing down at the PADD as he leaned back and let his weight fall onto the wall behind him. ~This should be interesting.~ He thought to himself.

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Nevada glanced up from her work station, a Number of complicated calculations having taken her attention for the Evening. "Enter," she muttered just loud enough for the Doors Receiver to pick up. While she hadn't been anticipating any guests at this hour, she wouldn't mind A decent conversation with her new Ship mates.

Stopping just inside her Quarters S'hib slid the PADD behind his back, holding onto it with both hands. "Hello again, Lieutenant." S'hib said with a large grin, nodding his head slightly in her direction. "I hope you don't mind me stopping by." He added as the doors shut behind him.

Nevada sat back up against her chair and swivelled around Sleeplessness clouding her eyes. "uh...Can I help you Ensign?" she asked with a Yawn, her bright blue eyes boring into him as she did. "Or is this a social visit?"

"Bit of both... but I was hoping you could help me something." He said, taking a few slow steps further into her domain. "You see, I was going over your file..." He added thoughtfully, bringing his left hand up to his chin. "And I found something rather odd." S'hib finished, slightly gesturing his hand out towards her.

"Should I be flattered or insulted," she shrugged. "Yes, I'm the Daughter of the Dr. McKay who implemented the first Neurological scan system for Star fleet," she said with an unamused sigh. "And No, I Don't keep tabs on him or my mother, so don't ask for an autograph." she said pushing the issue harder.

"I'm sure you have just as many things to brag about in the restricted sections of your file..." S'hib said as he moved the PADD out from around his back. "How old are you?" He added bluntly, looking at her in the eye.

She blinked, Fighting the urge to Laugh at him and panic. "Hasn't anyone told you to never ask a lady her age?" she said with a genuine chuckle. "Gods be praised you are a funny one," she snickered. "look, I don't swing your way, and Judging by how Embarrassed you were last time you searched my meagre belongings, You're not into me either."

Walking forward once more, S'hib joined in the laughter with a deep foreboding chuckle of his own. "No, sadly I'm not into you..." He added, sitting on the edge of her work station, the legs creaking slightly from his bulk. "I guess I just prefer dating those of my age." He finished, arms crossed and a big grin across his face.

"And what do you mean by That Ensign," Nevada said with a chuckle.

"Well, It says here..." S'hib said moving the PADD up so he could pretend to read it. "You're sixty five." He said glancing back towards her.

"And?" she asked acting as calm as she could her posture not shifting a nanometer as she watched him intently.

"Well, you don't look sixty five..." S'hib snorted, letting the PADD fall onto his lap. "I assumed it must be a mistake, but then so would all your service history dates..." He added, his tone eluding to the fact he had her cornered as he stood up and gently walked away, not so subtly looking around her quarters

"Well...that just won't do will it," she shrugged. "I'll have to go talk to Sentient Resources tomorrow to check the issue there." She sighed and rubbed her forehead. "And for your information, yes, I'm twenty five, Must have been an integer fault in the Personal Database."

"Oh don't worry Lieutenant, I was going to raise the issue with them after I leave." S'hib said calmly, his tail flicking gently behind him. "Afterall anyone could be impersonating you and gain access to this ship." He added with a smile, turning to face her once more.

"Sure thing, Pal," she said with a slight narrowing of her gaze.

"Hmm, well I'll let you continue with your evening." S'hib said moving towards the door, stopping just as it opened. "Oh, would you like me to let you know when your file has been fixed?" S'hib said, pausing in the doorway.

She shook her head. "no, its quite alright," she smiles gently. "I'm sure it's in Capable hands." she added with an air of Menace.

"Of course, you can always count on me to be very thorough in my duties." He said with just as much spite as her eyes burned with. "Goodnight Lieutenant." He added, leaving her quarters quickly.

OFF:

Ensign S'hib
Security

Lieutenant Nevada McKay
Science officer

 

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