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USS Eagle, NCC 2185
LTjg Richards,ASEC, & Ensign Hanson, AENG
Title: What's Behind Door Number Two?, Part Three OR The Nose Knows
Joint Logs by Myth and Nouri
Location: The USS Eagle
Setting: The Captain's Quarters
Ensign Hanson was in the CO's quarters about to fire again. He looked at
the tricorder display again to make sure of his setting and new location
LT Richards impatiently tapped her foot, waiting for Hanson to finish whatever
adjustments to his PHASER and fire again.
Ensign Hanson aimed.
Bob and brood hid under the couch. A few brave or not so smart bots peeped
out and watched.
The partition finally opened. As it did, an odd shimmery sound was heard
and hundreds perhaps thousands of bright points of light filled the room.
Just as the tiny lights began to wink out .... an unconscious Captain and
an unconscious Yeomen and signs of a struggle came into view. There were
over turned items in the bedroom including several liquids, bottles, bowls
and herbs of various unpleasant colors and odors. First glance, gave
preliminary evidence that Yeoman Tsundra had tried to kill the Captain.
Leah was stunned by the state of the place. The various bottles, bowls and
plant life made it look like a wrestling match had just taken place in a
large salad bowl. The most intriguing bit had been that haze from a beam
out ... but the condition of the Captain and Tsundra was a more immediate
Hanson was speechless. He stood there for a second trying to take it all
in, not sure what to make of it. First there appeared to be a beam out of
some sort, yet he knew transporters could not work with the interference
and certainly not work so precisely as to be able to beam in and out of such
a small space. The Captain, the man who had intervened to save his
hide and career, was inert and his chest did not move from breathing. Captain
Kematsopoulos' eyes were shut and his face was very pale. His lips looked
very blue but there was no indications that the room had suffered any oxygen
deprivation as it appeared that the candles and incense had been burning
for quite some time. The fragrance of the hot wax of these candles and incense
filled the small space with sweet and heady overtones in contrast
to the bitter pungent smells from the alkaloid laden plants. It was not long
until Hanson began to feel light headed.
He looked closely at the Yeoman, her eyes were shut as well, and face was
also pale and had a bluish tinge. Her lips were blue but not as robust a
blue as the Captain's.
Hanson looked carefully for other clues, scans and records with medical tricorder.
The results were disturbing. They both appeared to be dead. There were no
signs of respiration or a heart beating. No vitals at all.
Despite having absolutely no medical experience at all, even Leah knew that
humans ought not to be blue. ~This is not good...~ "Are they dead?" It was
galling to rely on Hanson for anything, but he seemed to have some idea what
he was doing.
Hanson lied and said what he wanted to be true, "They are not dead." He was
going to pretend they were alive or could be saved and do everything he could.
If they weren't well then it didn't really matter. If they just appeared
to be dead then it could make all the difference in the world to save them.
Bob, with "kids" in tow came out of hiding to look, to look since it seemed
that the shooting phase of whatever the Organics were doing was over.
Hanson who had gotten distracted by all the unusual details snapped out of
it. There was no time to figure out what happened just to focus solely on
getting them both alive and stabilized. He shouted urgently and with authority,
not in anger, "There are two smaller rooms that come off this one. Check
them out!! Shoot anything that moves! "
Bob after hearing that dashed back to hiding and herding his children back
under the couch. The shooting phase was definitely NOT over.
Hanson added," Be careful not to disturb evidence." He approached cautiously,
not sure if there were any traps or any clues he might trample on if he went
too fast in. He moved closer and adjusted the scanner. Tsundra had an extremely
low respiration rate that would not be picked up on any of the usual settings
for humans. He tried the new settings on the Captain. Nothing. He further
analyzed the substances that seemed to have caused the medical conditions.
They appeared to be a complicated mix of toxins and poisons.
Leah's first reaction was to feel relief. Her second was the need to deck
Hanson. He had some nerve issuing orders! "I know that!" Regardless, his
'orders' made perfect sense. Silently fuming, she stalked to the nearest
of the two rooms.
"Then get back here and help me," Hanson said getting closer. He moved carefully
towards the bed, adjusting scanner as he went. He was pretending it wasn't
too late to treat them and was looking for clues, any clues as to how to
treat them. He was at least able to tell that neither of them were suffering
any injuries similar to that of the CMO. So whatever happened to the CMO
or attacked her did not do exactly the same thing to them. That was very
good since he didn't know how to do more than stabilize the CMO from the
psychic shock and he had been very lucky to do just that.
~Oh I'll help you allright!~ Leah didn't respond to that last directive and
tried the door to the room, PHASER at the ready.
Not sure what else to do to look for a clue, Hanson tried to make out some
sort of possible writing, that gave the appearances of being ritualistic..
He was an afraid to treat the two for the toxins and poisons because he wasn't
sure precisely what was used, what ratios or why.
When the doors opened they let out a familiar and nasty smell. ~Yick!~ Leah
did her best to ignore the scent, keeping a sharp eye out for anything that
moved. It would be very therapeutic to shoot something right about now.
Nothing moved. Leah tried not to feel too disappointed and moved cautiously
forward, examining things as she went.
The smell was stronger further in. ~That man has no taste ... or maybe just
no sense of smell...~ It was definitely the same horrible cologne from the
XO's quarters. The Captain didn't usually wear any to avoid offending the
Vulcanoid sense of smell. She was surprised to see some of the plants had
been carelessly uprooted. The Captain seemed to have a soft spot for plants
and the gentle treatment of them. Surely he would do this-or let anyone else
either. He even told stories of the special care needed for plant life in
difficult environments like Vulcan's deserts.
As Hanson tried to read the markings and analyze the plant samples, the light
finally dawned on him ~~Uh oh, ~~Hanson thought as he figured part of the
mystery out. He started removing some evidence, while he kept looking for
a clue on how to proceed next. He analyzed more samples trying to find what
dosage was used and of what and why. Then he turned his attention solely
to the Yeoman and began to try and revive her.
Since there were no moving targets of opportunity, Leah moved on to the second
room. There would be time to puzzle out the cologne and plants issue later
The bathroom was neat and tidy as was to be expected from the Captain. However,
there was a little dirt left in the sink. That was unusual. Even newly blind
the Captain had been able to maintain his neat habits, except for the pile
of gadgets that Hanson kept bringing. Those robots seem to have a life of
~This is disappointing...~ Both rooms were bound to turn up a few interesting
clues, but both were currently devoid of targets. Leah stepped back out to
check on Hanson and the others, intending to check things out more thoroughly
later. "Nobody here."
She was surprised to see Hanson seemed to be focusing on Tsundra. The immediate
picture made it look like the Yeoman had attacked the Captain, only to have
her plan backfire.
Hanson was self absorbed in his work and didn't notice anything else as often
happened with him.
"What are you doing?" Leah tried not to sound overly accusatory.
Hanson jumped. "Trying to get her conscious," he replied. "No
one back there? " he asked, turning around to hide something else from the
"Nope. Why her? She must have attacked the Captain!" Leah argued.
"She'll know how to reverse it ," he tried to explain. ~I hope, ~ he thought.
"I don't think she attacked him," he said but he gave no rationale.
Leah snorted. "If she did she ain't likely to offer ta help!" She noticed
that Hanson had moved some things... or even removed a few. ~So much for
not disturbing evidence.~
"No other options I can think of yet," he said. There was still so much that
did not make sense. He knew he had to act quickly but to do what? If he could
get Tsundra conscious maybe she would tell him what the drugs were for and
how to undo them.
Leah ignored Hanson, all of her attention on the Captain. She edged closer,
realizing that he didn't seem to be breathing. "Hey! He's not breathing!"
"Yes, I know," he said matter of factly. He had figured that out early
on. Hanson ignored her and kept working on Tsundra.
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