A Mirror Shattered - 146, 147: Another helping hand

ON: <<USS Pegasus, Sickbay>>

Ryylar woke with a sharp pain in his back. Whatever doctor Floyd had done, it had probably saved his life. He hadn't given much thought to the pain in his back after knocking Hannah out of the way of that exploding console and he grunted, hissing in pain as he sat up.

Melina gently padded closer and looked to Ryylar. "Well I have a thing for bumping into you, and you seem to have a knack for getting injured. Maybe they will dedicate a bio bed for you Ryylar" teased Melina.

His ears twitched at the familiar voice and he looked up with a slight smile.

"Hey therrrrrre." He said with a little bit of a wan grin, it was obvious he was happy to see her, but his loss of blood prevented much emotional response.

Melina smiled "So what did you do this time hmm?" she asked softly as she lightly stroked his cheek.

"Where's Petrova or is she busy?" Melina asked.

"I pushed Lieutenant O'Drrrrrrissssscoll out of the way of a conssssssole that wasssss going to blow up in herrrrrr facccccce. I guessssss I took a hit to the back." He responded and smiled at the gentle touch to his cheek.

"Commanderrrrrr Petrrrrrova issssss on the brrrrrrridge asssss farrrrr assss I know... I don't rrrrrrreally know, I passsssssed out afterrrrrrr rrrrrreporrrrrrting in to herrrrrr and nexxxxxt thing I rrrrrrememberrrrr is waking up herrrrre." He said with a nod.

Melina sighed softly "Well you have to admit you seem to have a knack for getting into these scrapes. Just let me check something alright?"

Melina padded to a desk nearby and picked up the padd she normally had in a pocket of her uniform she linked it into the main computer na started looking it over.

"Where was Driscoll when this happened Ryylar?" she aked.

"In herrrrrr officcccce." He said with a nod.

Melina tapped a few keys on the padd and looked down the list, it seemed everything was in order till she got neafr the power shunt on the deck. Something had spiked the power to Driscoll's console, it showed and unusual energy reading or what was left of it. She searched further and chewed her lip. "Ryylar..there's something going on here. I think we have a small proble. Engineering needs to look at the replicator in Driscoll's quaters. I'm not sure but I'm reading a small but detectable energy signature come form the replicator..."

"Sssssshe wasssssss poissssssoned frrrrrrrom my rrrrrreplicatorrrrrrr, ssssssso it could be with the entirrrrrrre rrrrrrreplicatorrrrrr ssssssysssssstem." Ryylar suggested.

"It's possible, hmmm" Melina tapped her combadge. =^=Lt. Bradbury to ACSO Thompson, scan Driscoll's quaters I want to know of anything unusual then get scanning the replicator system then send the results to my Padd, out"=^= "Someone doesn't like Driscoll much but I'm not one of them, the sins of the father are not the sins of the child"

He nodded.

"It sssssseemssssss that ssssssomeone doessssssn't sssssssharrrrrre yourrrrrrr sssssssentimentssssss." He said with a nod.

"I wonder who..I mean we need to think about this. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. As an Eartyh author once wrote...who has access to the replicator system, most of engineering. So that leaves us with who would want to pyhicaly harm Driscoll and who had the motive and opportunity"

"Actually it wasssssss a Vulcan who sssssssaid that..." Ryylar said.

"I think you'll find it was an Earth author...Arthur Conan Doyle. Yes that was him" replied Melina.

He shrugged.

"Then a Vulcan lied to me." He said non-chalantly.

"So what does old 'saw bones' say about your injury?" asked Melina.

"You mean Doctorrrrrrr Floyd? I don't know. I haven't talked with him ssssssince I brrrrrrrought Hannah herrrrrre." He said with a nod.

"No one's had a look at you?" she asked as she waited. Melina slipped her padd away and looked around and sighed. "Hmm well Floyd seems a little....aloof?"

"I'm prrrrrresssssuming that sssssince I'm not dead, that Doctorrrrrr Floyd mussssst have ssssssseen me and patched me up, but I don't know wherrrrrre he isssss." He said with a nod.

"Well you should find someone, when you get out of here let me know and we'll try and hunt down whoever is resonsible for these ...problems. Someone's going to get killed like this..and from what I've seen I doubt it will be Driscoll. I don't like this at all...there's someone on board that can't be trusted"

"Obvioussssssly. If you'rrrrrre interrrrrresssssted in helping, rrrrrrrreporrrrrrrt to Commanderrrrrrrr Petrrrrrrova." He said with a nod.

"I guess I should do that...you think she'd let me help out?" asked Melina.

"Tell herrrrrrr I sssssent you and that you can be verrrrrrry ussssseful. Tell herrrrr that I sssssssaid that. Ssssssshe'll let you help." He said with a nod.

"I'll see you later then.. I best go find Petrova" replied Melina.


A JP by:

Ensign Melina Bradbury Acting Chief Science Officer USS Pegasus


Warrant Officer Ryylar Morale Officer Acting Security Guard USS Pegasus