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Times Like These

Posted on Wed Jun 2nd, 2021 @ 8:29am by Lieutenant Matthew Brown
Edited on on Wed Jun 2nd, 2021 @ 7:46pm

Mission: Trapped in Time
Location: Deep Space Nine
Timeline: Current

Doctor Matthew Brown had been onboard DS9 for three days. His previous posting, the USS Quattro, had dropped him off on their way to Bajor. He had felt some sadness at watching his ship of four years move away from DS9’s docking ring a couple of days prior, but he had also felt great excitement about his next adventure onboard the USS Liberty. She was a prestigious ship with a long history, and one he was sure he would enjoy serving on.

“DABO!” came some excited cheers from Quark’s Bar, snapping Matthew back into the present. He was sat in one of the more quiet corners of the promenade reading the latest medical journal, but he could still hear the rowdy gamblers shout intermittently. He smiled and thought about joining one of the games, but knew he would leave with much less latinum than what he started with.

Turning back to his PADD, he continued to read the medical journal with great interest. He had always approached medicine with a view that he would need to keep learning to be effective at his work. Medicine was always developing; new approaches, new techniques, new drugs, new research, new therapies. Matthew was a strong believer that if you didn’t keep up with your reading and your training, your effectiveness towards helping people would become stagnant. And you could put lives at risk.

“One ginseng tea.” A Ferengi waiter arrived with the beverage, and placed it on the table. Admittedly, Matthew had forgotten that he had ordered the herbal infused tea.

“Thank you,” Matthew smiled, “very kind of you to bring it over.” The Ferengi waited for a moment before returning to the bar.

Matthew brought the steaming cup up to his lips and took a tentative sip of the tea. Though it was incredibly hot, he could taste the earthy yet sweet flavours that the refreshing ginseng tea offered. Placing the cup down to allow the beverage to cool a bit, he leaned back in his chair and continued to read the journal. His orders for the Liberty would be coming through soon. He needed to grab any opportunity he could to relax.

Doctor (Lieutenant) Matthew Brown
Assistant Chief Medical Officer
USS Liberty


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