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Getting to Know Each Other

Posted on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 @ 12:12am by Lieutenant Lixor Nabohn
Edited on on Thu Sep 10th, 2015 @ 5:38am

Mission: The Perfect Hunter
Location: Deck 7, Chief Science Officers Office
Timeline: Post whenever they get back to the ship

[ON]
Lexor's grey eyes scanned the science department of the Gladiator. Everything was new for the science officer and being new was never a good thing. New often meant surprises and those often rose the suspicions of the former gang leader.

Finally his eyes feel on the name plaque that designated he had found the office of his immediate superior. He understood she was a Bolian and that might make things easier depending on how she felt about hybrids. His experience had told him that half breeds like himself didn't always receive a warm reception.

The door was open and he stood just inside the doorway with his hands resting to his side waiting for the auburn haired woman to recognize his presence.

M'Gann had her back turned to the door as she was going over the data that they had gotten from the station. Just remembering the labs with gore coating the walls like fresh paint gave her chills. But they needed to find out what had been going on there. Becca had debriefed, giving her their experiences, and the blonde wanted to try and fit them together.

Turning around, she nearly jumped out of her skin when she saw someone standing in the doorway to her office. "You startled me, Lieutenant," she told him. Standing straighter, she looked at him for a moment before adding, "oh, Nabohn! I was expecting you to pop by and introduce yourself. Please, have a seat." She had met him on the station, but didn't have time to chat. Now that they were back on the Gladiator, there was a little more leeway.

"I apologize Lieutenant," Lexor said as he moved into the room towards the indicated seat, "was trying not to disrupt you." He glanced around the room being ever so cautious, an old habit he hadn't been able to break.

She shook her head. "Nonsense. You weren't disrupting. Friends on other ships say I'll sometimes work too much, so..." Ordering an iced coffee for herself, she turned to him and asked, "would you like anything to drink?"

The man nodded and smiled slight, "water please at 16 Celsius." Lexor tilted his head slightly for a moment then let it settle back where it belonged. He was watching intently as if memorizing the moment but he had no idea exactly why.

M'Gann typed in the request, watching the glass materialize before picking it up and walking to her desk. "So," she began, offering the glass to him before taking a seat, "tell me about yourself. What specifically do you like to do in science?"

"My passion it to find out how things work," he said letting a broader smile creep across his face, "I don't meant something like an engineer but rather why when I do perform one action there is another action." Lexor's face lit up as he continued, "my thesis on biochemistry was proving that if a neural molecular pathway was modified changing the biochemical composition that the synaptic response could be regulated. It was beneficial to understanding how to correct dramatic brain injuries."

The smile on his face and the way he lit up about biochemistry showed M'Gann where some of his passions were. She loved when she could physically see that someone enjoys something, and they get that look, that twinkle in their eyes. She offered him a half smile, "finding out how things work and their reactions is a wonderful thing. Not just in engineering, but definitely in science. And it sounds like an interesting thesis, I may read it sometime."

The man nodded, "thank you," Lixor offered, "I can't say it will be the most exhilarating read for most people but it at least got me graduated." His smile broadened as he said the last, an attempt at humor though he never felt he was very good at it.

The blonde chuckled. "I can see you passed with flying colours." She took a long sip of her drink and paused for a moment to think before asking, "what made you decide to pursue science, if you don't mind my asking?"


Lixor pondered for a moment the best way to respond then just decided to be straight forward, "my younger years were, tough, and I really didn't get much schooling. What books I had were science related and I devoured them." He chuckled slightly and tilted his head, "when I had the opportunity to join starfleet it really was the only option that interested me."

The man paused for a moment then asked, "what about you, what maid you decide to be a scientist?"

"Mostly sibling rivalry, to be honest," M'Gann responded after a moment. She then switched to the other reason, perhaps a little too quickly. "But my parents claim that I've always had some interest in how things work, the whole action-reaction stuff... it really just stuck with me. I was good in an area, so I made a life out of it."

Lixor nodded as he listened intently to the woman's response and smiled broadly when she mentioned that she good at it, "Then we have at least one thing in common, we're both good at what we do."

The blonde returned the smile. "That's very true. So," she folded her hands in her lap, "is there anything specific I should know, or are there any questions about this position or in general you may have?"


The blue man nodded, "I would appreciate it if you would let me know if you think I'm working to long," there was a broader smile that began to cross his face, "I tend to live in the labs, it's my refuge you might say and it sometimes takes some doing to get me out of here."

She chuckled, knowing exactly what he was talking about. "Will do. Same goes for me; if you see me working too long or too hard, let me know. I've been known to stay much longer than I should."

"Glad you understand," he offered with a slight smile, "and if you think I'm being to hard on people let me know too, I often expect as much from them as I do myself."

"Sure thing," she replied. Giving a sigh, she added, "well, if there isn't anything else, I'd recommend getting familiar with the place. 'Fraid you're stuck with me for a while." She cracked a smile at her last sentence before taking a long sip of her drink to finish it.

Lixor tilted his head at th woman's words, "I don't see what is so wrong about that he said offering a broad smile. He finished his water and stood to his feet, "thank you for seeing me."

"Thank you for showing up. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to working with you in the future." The blonde stood when he did, and offered her hand for him to shake.

The man took the extended hand and shook it firmly and even managed a much warmer smile then he would normally. "I look forward to working with you as well," he offered, "I think we will do great things together."

[OFF]


Lieutenant JG Lixor Nabohn
Assistant Chief Science Officer

Lieutenant M'Gann Sverch'tel
Chief Science Officer

 

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