Shara's Personal Log


Prynn

Posted in Chase Sryl,Grey,Jared Stone,Prynn by Lady Orion on October 31, 2009

This has been a very difficult time.

Jared, Chase and I went to one of the moons nearby – Prynn – in order to pick up some supplies and to have some shore leave.

(Chase is a former medical student from Dr. Ishom’s medical school. The medical facility has a school associated with it. Chase lost his funding over some infraction of the rules. We are giving him transport to the next system so he can try to get into another medical school.)

It was a beautiful place. There were lush forests, plenty of wildlife, and the people there lead a very simple life. They shun technology and choose to live a life that is much like the life their ancestors lived.

I loved it there. I enjoyed getting to know the locals and taking walks in the forests with Jared.
But to Jared began to act differently. He simply was not like himself. Eventually, he began to be violent and his entire demeanor changed. He was hostile and spoke terrible things to me.

Come to find out, he had been infected with a native microbe. At this point, I am still not certain whether he was infected accidentally or intentionally. I suspect that it was intentional, because the way he spoke made it seem like he was under the influence of the elders in the village. While this is completely speculation on my part, I do believe that it is a valid conclusion.

During our stay, once his behavior got extremely erratic, I had to hide from him. One night, I stayed in a nook in a tree. Some of the local animals – called chittermyrrs -stayed with me and helped keep me warm. (They look like large Earth chinchillas.)

Another time, when Jared had a hold of me and would not release me, it was necessary to plunge my dagger into his upper arm in order to buy some time so I could escape. It haunts me that I would have to do something like that, but it was necessary. There was no other way.

In order to escape, Chase and I had to drug Jared. Chase tricked Jared into letting him administer a sedative. We used a mild sedative at first said he would be more compliant but he would still be able to walk. Once we got him on the shuttle, he began to act violently again – so I had Chase give him a stronger sedative that knocked him out.

I had to pilot the shuttle. It was a bumpy ride, but we made it. I had flown the shuttle before, so I knew that I could take off and fly. The only problem was going to be with landing. Luckily, Morgan was able to use a tractor beam in order to bring us in safely to the shuttle bay.

Once we got back to the ship, I discovered that we had a stowaway. One of the chittermyrrs – named Grey One Who Chitters All Night, but Grey for short – snuck aboard the shuttle and came back with us to the Liberty. Since there is no way that we will be able to take him back, he is going to have to stay on board with us. *laughs* Not that he seems to mind. He seems to enjoy it here.

Once on board, I took Jared to the infirmary. I treated him with a strong antibiotic while I kept him sedated. I also consulted with Dr. Ishom, and he made a suggestion as to a medication to add to Jared’s regimen. This additional medication in conjunction with the medication I had already administered seems to have done the trick. Jared is back to his normal self.

While I was in contact with Dr. Ishom, he made me a surprising offer: a spot in his medical school. All expenses will be paid, plus I would have a stipend. There would be a place for me to stay, and I could even bring Jared with me.

It is an incredibly tempting offer. Not only would I be able to become a full-fledged doctor, but it would also be a chance to set down some roots on an actual planet instead of going hither and yon. I have talked to Jared about it. I know that he would support me, no matter what I decide – but I also know that he enjoys wandering the galaxy. I really believe that he would be bored to tears if I asked him to settle down somewhere.

Now we are getting ready to have a Halloween party. I am looking forward to having some lighthearted fun. Maybe it’ll take my mind off of everything.

~ Shara, Chief Medic of the Liberty

ooc – Upcoming episode teaser

Posted in teaser by Lady Orion on October 14, 2009

This week:

Shara and Jared arrive at a planet that is like paradise – will they leave the Liberty and settle down to a new life there, or does the planet harbour a dark secret that will prove fatal to one of them?

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Q and A – Jared and Shara

Posted in Q and A by Lady Orion on October 9, 2009

I came across this questionnaire in the 21st century database (ooc – on http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/columns/datingtriumphs/2007/67-questionsforyourdate.html)

I thought it might be fun for Jared and me to ask each other and answer the questions!

Here goes:

Milk or Dark Chocolate?

S: Chocolate? Did someone say chocolate? There is no such thing as bad chocolate. I like both.
J: *chuckles at Shara’s answer* I like dark chocolate.

What kind of shoes are you wearing?

S: Boots
J: Boots

Favorite place?

S: *wistfully* I love Orion. I miss it.
J: *smiles* My favorite place is wherever Shara is. (That answer earns a kiss from Shara, BTW.)

Best beverage?

S: Some mocha drink I had on Voyager. I don’t recall the name. And pina coladas.
J: Brandy.

Which would you try—skydiving, rappelling, or scuba diving?

S: All of them.
J: All of them.

Elementary school—bully or bullied?

S: *puzzled* What is “elementary school”?
J: *laughs* I was the bully.

Ever broken a body part?

S: Yes.
J: Yes, several.

Iced Cubes or Crushed Ice?

S: Crushed
J: Crushed

Do you believe in Big Foot?

S: What is that?
J: I have no idea what you are talking about.

Did you run away from home when you were little?

S: No. *sad* But I was sold when I was 11, after my parents were killed. I wished I could have gone back home.
J: *solemn* Yeah. When I was 6, right after my parents died. I didn’t really understand that they were dead. I thought I could find them and bring them back home.

Favorite costume you’ve ever worn?

S: Um. Not sure.
J: My favorite costume isn’t one I have worn. Shara wore it. That slave girl getup. *wolf whistle* She can wear that for me anytime. *grins at Shara, who blushes deep green and smiles*
S: *still blushing* Then I guess that costume is my favorite, since Jared likes it so much.

What scared you as a kid?

S: *soft, nearly a whisper* My Master.
J: *glances at Shara, concerned, reaches over and squeezes her hand* I was scared of the targs I thought were hiding under my bed. *chuckles*

Any advice for a 5-year-old?

S: *smiles* Enjoy being 5.
J: Hug your parents. A lot.

Got any questions for me? Or Jared?

Leave them as a comment! We’d be happy to answer them!

*hugs*

~ Shara

Medical Conference – The Aftermath

Posted in away missions,Dr. Ishom,Jared Stone by Lady Orion on October 5, 2009

Personal Log

Jared and I have returned from the medical conference on Symmtach.

Jared was right – there was trouble, but not from where we thought there was going to be trouble. Jared had thought that Dr. Ishom was a threat, that we were maybe walking into a trap. But that was not the case at all. The medical conference came under attack – people interested in stealing the new medical device and also medical supplies. Hostages were taken, and 20 of the doctors were killed.

It scares me to think that if it were not for Jared’s instincts – if he had not made us leave right before those men took over the conference – we could be dead right now.

We have a guest aboard the liberty – Dr. Ishom, the leader of the medical conference. He happened to follow us out of the room he saw us leaving – a move that very well may have saved his life.

Dr. Ishom will be staying on board liberty until it is safe for him to return to the medical facility. If he chooses to go somewhere other than the medical facility, I’m sure that we can take him wherever he wants to go.

Another thing happened while we were at the conference – I saved Jared’s life. Again. *soft chuckle* After all those times of him being afraid to take me with him on away missions, I end up saving him.

I don’t think that he will be insisting I stay on the ship anymore. He says that he wants me as his away team partner from now on.

I like the way that sounds.