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Seeing to Things

Posted on 26 Mar 2017 @ 3:26am by Lieutenant Joey Geisler & Lieutenant JG Dean Winchester

Mission: Endgame
Location: Sickbay - DS11
Timeline: MD 17 || 1445 Hours

After he dropped his prisoners off in the Brig, Winchester decided to get his arm, which was still oozing blood, looked at. Two turbolift rides and a whole heck of alot of walking later, he walked into Sickbay. Scanning the room for a Doctor, Winchester noticed a familiar form laying on a bio-bed, not moving much and obviouysly in a lot of pain. Walking over, he soon realized, with dread filling hi, up inside, it was Lt. Corwin. Looking down at her, he said, "Lt. Corwin, what happened?"

Joey cracked an eye open and looked toward the voice. She thought Doctor Abrams was a big guy, but Winchester clearly took the cake on that one. "Just recovering from being shot," she replied, looking toward his arm. "You look like you could use some medical attention yourself."

"Oh, ill be ok." "I know what being shot feels like, been shot 7 times myself, so i know it hurts". Brushing back his hair, Winchester continued, "The ship is gone".

"I know. The Captain told me himself. How did you find out? It didn't happen all that long ago," she said.

"I overheard people talking about it, to be honest. Looking around, he saw a char, grabbed it, and sat down. "I bet we lost a lot of good people, and", Winchester said looking down, "Rex was still locked in his Kennel, i dont know if he is still alive or not."

"Word travels fast, I suppose," she said sleepily. "I'm sure someone got him."

"I sure hope so'', Winchester said. Looking at her, he added, "So what do you suppose we do next, i mean we are Security Officers without a ship''.

"I don't know," the Lieutenant answered honestly. She really had no idea. "Starfleet will figure it out for us, I'm sure."

Cracking a small smile, Winchester said, "Can i tell you something?"

"Sure, you can tell me anything," Joey said, waiting to see what the Security officer was going to share with her.

"You are the only person aboard the Black Hawk i trust, and....", Winchesters voice trailed off, his face turning a light shade of red.

She watched as Winchester began to blush a bit, wondering what he was going to add to that. There was really only one way to find out. "Well, I'm flattered that you trust me, Dean. It's good to trust those that you work with. But, now you have me curious. Was there more you wanted to tell me?"

"Well, i would add more, but i would be at risk of making myself sound stupid".

Joey blinked. Now she was even more curious. "Now you have me very curious. What is it?"

"Well, um,", Winchester said shifting his gaze to the floor and turning just a tad redder, "Are you seeing anyone?"

For a moment, Joey was completely speechless. She had a feeling that was coming, but to hear it said was completely different from the assumption she'd made. "I... uh..." The last thing she wanted to do was hurt the man sitting by her bed. "I am. You're a great guy, Dean, and any woman would be lucky to be with you, but I'm in a very committed relationship with someone. I'm sorry." And now on top of the pain from her injury, she felt like the galaxy's biggest ass to ever live.

"Ah well it was worth a shot to ask", Dean said leaning back into his chair. "Told you i didnt wanna say anything else", he said laughing.

"It's okay, really," Joey said, offering him a reassuring smile. She still felt bad, but Harvey had her completely, and there was no chance anyone would ever be able to turn her attention their way. "If you're looking, though, I know of a few single women that might interest you... If you'd like to know, I wouldn't mind telling."

"Well", Winchester said tighting the bandage around his arm, "Tell me more".

"I'm almost certain that Catherine and Sarah are, and they're both Security. Since we use a lot of last names, that would be Cooper and Thatcher," the brunette woman said. "There are others as well."

Chuckling a bit, Winchester said, "You really think Cooper would have anything to do with me?".

"I think she might," Joey said. "You never know if you don't try. Though, with everything going on, I'm not even sure where she would be. We're finally going to get some down time, so maybe you could ask her out on a real date."

Rubbing his chin, Winchester smiled and said, "You know i just might".

She smiled. "I have a feeling she's down on the planet, but that will be like looking for a needle in a haystack. She could also be on one of the other ships, too. Your best bet would be to find a terminal and shoot her a message, then wait to see if you get a response."

"If it were my guess she is at the site where the Black Hawk hit the surface supervising recovery efforts".

"I'm not sure there are any recovery efforts. Everyone made it off the ship," she replied.

"I mean recovery or destruction of any sensative material left after the ship crashed".

"Since I'm stuck here, I don't know what's going on on the surface or if they're letting anyone near the wreckage. It isn't exactly safe at the moment. I doubt anything like that will happen for a couple of days or so," she said with a frown. The more they talked about the ship, the more she thought about Harvey and how this was effecting him. Joey needed to get to him, but there was no chance that was happening just yet. She had to bide her time.

"You are probably right, that crash site is more than likely very hazardous right now."

"Without a doubt," she said, smoothing a hand over her blanket. "I appreciate you stopping by to see me. It's nice having company, but you need to get your arm looked at before infection starts to set in."

"True, and you need your rest".

"I have a feeling I won't be doing a whole lot of resting with all the commotion, but thank you. I'll see you soon, Dean, and I hope your arm gets fixed up," she said. "Enjoy your shore leave, too, in case we don't see each other before we all go our different ways. And don't forget what I said about Cooper."

 

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