[USS Athena] :Adjusted Experiment:
- From: Svonn <svonn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: ussathena@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 15:37:03 -0400
Svonn walked into the sciences department. Before going to his office, he decided to check on the progress of his experiment. Walking over, he noted an almost immediate improvement in the progress of the experiment. When he looked over the sensor readings, he also noted the changes in the parameters. Immediately he looked around for Dr. Reichlig.
Reichlig was busy with calculations on several experiments he was supervising. He was sitting at a console clear across the room, his eyes glued onto the screen.
"Dr. Reichlig," Svonn said, approaching the scientist. "A moment of your time?"
The Lieutenant ran a finger through his salt and pepper hair, seeming a bit frustrated with what he was reading on the screen. At first, he didn't even react to the Chief Science officer's words. But when he suddenly noticed Svonn almost standing next to him, he glanced at him with a bewildered look on his face. "Yes, sir?"
"Doctor. I happened to check on my growth experiment," Svonn said evenly. "I notice the parameters for the environment have been changed."
Reichlig's eyes had gone back to the screen, frowning, then back to the Vulcan. "Uhm...," he was pausing, as he tried to sort his thoughts out. "Oh yes... I've changed it," he remarked distractedly.
Svonn raised an eyebrow. "Do you always make a habit of changing other officer's work without their permission?"
The doctor punched a button, turning off the screen, then swiveled the chair to look straight at his Department Head. "Commander Svonn, I had my reasons, it was impertinent to react and you were not here."
"And you are going to fill me in with those reasons. Correct?"
Reichlig sighed, standing up. "Of course, sir." He walked across the lab to the large terrarium. "The settings for the solar cycle were off by 4.5 minutes. It would have thrown the results of your experiment off and would have made the whole time you spent on it valueless."
Svonn followed the scientist to the terrarium. "And you arrived at this data, how?"
"Doctor cha'AAnikh," he punched a few buttons to show Svonn the changes he had made.
Svonn's eyebrow rose again as he heard the name. "I am not familiar with that name, Doctor. Who is that, and why would they be an expert on the solar cycle on New Romulus?"
Martin Reichlig looked at his superior with a board grin. "She...," he chuckled softly, "Is the woman that we rescued from that little shuttle the other day. And she's an expert alright... she spent months on New Romulus."
Svonn nodded thoughtfully. "I would have appreciated you informing me before you made any changes to my work. I may have had the solar cycle off for a specific reason."
"Oh," the Lieutenant cringed a bit. "I'm sorry, sir. I was under the impression you were trying to simulate the environment on the planet as closely as possible."
"That was my intent," Svonn admitted. "I still do not appreciate anyone making adjustments to my experiments without checking with me first."
" Reichlig had hoped the Commander would be more appreciative. "I thought... I mean, it would have been almost a whole day still continuing on wrong settings... and... well, she's an expert and a doctor and....,she has a very convincing way about her...," he sighed heavily, hanging his head a bit, "I'm sorry, Commander."
"I am not concerned if she was the President of the Federation Coulcil," Svonn stated evenly. "It is improper to adjust another scientist's experiment without proper notification. Do I make myself clear, Doctor?"
The Lieutenant snapped his heels slightly, standing up straight. "Aye, sir. Understood."
"Thank you, Doctor," Svonn said. If the scientist had any other meaning to his clicking of the heels, it was lost on the Vulcan. "I shall be in my office."
"Yes, sir," the officer took a deep breath, turned, and walked back to his own experiments.
Lt. Commander Svonn
Chief Science officer
NPC Science officer, played by T'Shana
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