Posted on Sat May 18th, 2019 @ 12:48pm by Lieutenant Commander Joshua MacClaren MD
So it seems I have been promoted to Chief Medical Officer--or so I have been told by my friend Pippa...
On the one hand I'm completely fine with this: it's not like I haven't been doing the job "de facto" for a good while now. I like the Staff (and I think the Medical Staff likes me) so dealing with them is no problem. Still, I don't know how much authority I dare exercise--especially since the Sovereign is in the middle of an extreme rescue mission! I've ordered the replication of useful tools and supplies . I have also made sure we have Holodeck 2 ready to receive casualties should Sickbay need the extra beds like the last time. I "persuaded" the staff to be ready for double shifts should we get a major influx of patients from either ship. I think we are ready for anything that comes our way.
On the other hand I have no idea whether Lt. Kilo has been noticed. I know for certain he's made no move to vacate his (my?) office. Hell, I wouldn't even know be certain he was alive in there if I hadn't had the computer check on him from time to time! He could effectively countermand my "orders" and I would expect the staff to follow them absent official notification from Captain Kirk. Medical is in Limbo and none of us are particularly comfortable with that notion. I also have to admit that I worry about Kilo: I can't see him being comfortable with him being demoted--especially by someone lower in rank: I certainly know how I'd feel if the shoe were on the other foot.
Bud and BeBe have noticed my emotional upset and BeBe is sticking to me like glue. While I appreciate the emotional comfort she provides I find myself wishing this mess was resolved one way or another for good and all.