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Checking in

Posted on Wed May 5th, 2021 @ 4:52pm by Lieutenant Aemilia "Millie" Stepanova & Lieutenant Commander Caressa Melanick

Mission: Special Delivery
Location: Millie's Office
Timeline: current Mission

Caressa rounded the corner and stopped. She absolutely hated dropping in for a session. She needed it however, just to clear her mind. She stopped at the door.

Millie looked up from her stack of PADDs on her desk. A quick glance at her chronometer confirmed that she didn't have an appointment scheduled, and one had not been requested. "Come in," she called out, standing.

"Hi, do you have a minute or two?" as Caressa peered around the door.

Millie gave a smile. "Sure. Come on in." She paused. "I didn't miss a follow-up appointment in Sickbay, did I?"

"Oh no, You are not missing anything." She smiled. "May I sit?" Caressa pointed to a side chair.

"Of course." Millie sat in the chair next to the one Caressa had indicated. "Is everything alright?"

"I had a very strange experience right before I returned. I had put the kids to bed. Walked to the kitchen. Got a nightcap and stepped out the the porch swing with a book. " Caressa started to fidget in her chair. "There was this strange scream from the woods and it got really quiet, then returned back to normal." She took a deep breath. "The next morning I woke in the middle of the yard. I freely admit that in the past I might have drunken myself into a stupor. I honestly had one drink. I am truly confused."

Millie's brow furrowed. "Do you remember falling asleep?"

"Yes, on the porch swing. Pulled the covers up, went to sleep. Makes absolutely no sense" she rolled her eyes and looked to Millie.

Millie's brow furrowed. "I don't remember you having a history of sleepwalking, right?"

"None that I can recall. Strange right?"

Millie nodded. "How have you been sleeping otherwise?"

Caressa though for a moment, " Normal as far as I know. I am rested."

"When was the last time you had a full physical done?" Millie's hands folded on her lap.

Caressa gave her an eyeroll. " Really?, As CMO I am on more of a rigid schedule than you are. I have already run every extra scan I can think of, before I came here."

Millie chuckled softly. "I'm sorry for asking. I think you know as well as I do that senior staff are some of the worst about taking care of their mental and physical wellness."

"I am the one that schedules them, so I get it. Maybe I just need to relax and bush it off to a one time thing." She was relaxing a bit.

Millie nodded, her brow furrowed. "I want you to keep me updated if this happens again. And maybe you should consider setting up a sleep study where you can be monitored in Sickbay overnight. See if anything unusual pops up on your scans."

" Yes, I will do that. " Even though in her mind she was not thoroughly convinced.

She stood. " Thanks a bunch, I will let you know what I find. With that she exited to the hallway and went to her quarters.

Lieutenant Commander Caressa Melanick
Chief Medical Officer, USS Mercutio

Lieutenant Aemilia "Millie" Stepanova
Chief Counselor, USS Mercutio


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