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Preparing for action

Posted on Mon May 6th, 2019 @ 3:58pm by Lieutenant Kylean Amidok MD, PhD

292 words; about a 1 minute read

"Chief medical officer's personal log, supplemental. I've just woken up from my induced sleep and am preparing for the mission to recover survivors of a Starfleet vessel in distress. Due to the nature of this mission, I will not give any details regarding the ship or the conditions around it.

"I feel conflicted, as I know I will have to fully open my empathic abilities, which means I may end up reading the private thoughts of my fellow officers. When I arrived at Faltan Station, I took an oath to never do that without permission. I don't know if my being asked to be present for this mission constitutes some kind of implied permission, but it troubles me. Somehow, it feels like a violation of someone's personal space. I know I wouldn't want someone coming up to me and getting in my face and staying there for a long period of time. This isn't the same, but it feels like it. I'm already hearing the thoughts of just about every crew member on board, I'm trying my hardest to drown them out, as I'll need my full empathic abilities to help the crew of the stranded ship."

He paused for a moment, realizing he may have said something wrong. "Computer, remove the last sentence from the personal log, and resume recording." He waited for confirmation and started again, "I'm trying my hardest to drown out the thoughts and emotions of my fellow crew members, as I will likely need my full empathic abilities for the present mission." Kylean pressed the button on the display panel before him to end the recording and to save it to the archives to be sent to the computer system on Faltan Station when they arrived back.


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