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An unusual request

Posted on Thu May 13th, 2021 @ 12:42pm by Lieutenant Marina Vaal & Lieutenant Commander Mutara Romaine

Mission: Mission 3 Ghost Station
Location: Sickbay

Making her way to Sickbay Marina had a pretty unusual query for the ship’s doctor. She wasn’t sure if Romaine would be able to help but she certainly hoped she could. As she arrived she walked inside and looked around. “Doctor Romaine?”

Dr. Romaine was organizing the medicines when she heard her name, "Yes. How can i help you?"

Marina offered a warm smile. “Sorry to just drop in unannounced, I have a somewhat unusual query for you.” She paused. “I want to give my husband-to-be a child, thing is he’s Andorian. Is it possible for me to have a part Andorian child?”

Dr. Romaine smiled, "I don't see why not. Bajorans, Vulcans, Klingons, Cardassians and even Andorians are compatible with you. Now, if your husband was Klingon, then it would take close medical supervision and assistance but you both should be fine."

“Really!?” Marina looked at Romaine wide eyed. “I wasn’t expecting you to say that!” She smiled. “Wait ... does that mean that last night ... that it might ...” she paused. “How soon will I be able to get a test?”

"Whoa there. Hold on." She smiled, "It doesn't happen that fast. It can take up to 10 days or more. Come back then, and we can test you."

Marina nodded. “Of course, I’m sorry that did sound pretty silly! I guess I just wasn’t prepared for that answer. I was expecting a whole host of reasons why I wouldn’t be compatible with an Andorian.”

She chuckled, "No, not silly. I find that a lot of the races are not so different from humans except for some exceptions. For example, Vulcans blood is copper based and there heart is in a different place. Andorians blood is blue and Klingons have back up organs and so on. Now as the baby develops, the body seems to adapt for the differences." She realized that she was schooling her, "I have to be honest, I've never seen an Andorian hybrid."

“Neither have I” Marina’s smile faded. “That’s what worries me, what if we’re just not compatible? Like you said Andorians have blue blood, mine isn’t blue so what would happen?”

Tara shrugged, "I could go into a whole explanation of how hemoglobin and hemocyanin carry oxygen differently but like I said, the body will adapt. My mother used to say, 'If a problem can be solved it will be. If it cannot be solved, there is no use worrying about it.' So, let's tackle that when we get there. Okay?"

Marina nodded. “Agreed. No point shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted, as my mother used to say! It’s a saying she picked up from a friend.” She grinned.

Tara chuckled, "So we agree. You're not going to worry about it. So, see me in a week and we'll see if things took."

Marina nodded and offered a smile. “I’ll do my best not to worry, but it’s going to be a long week! Thank you for your help.”

"You're welcome." Tara smiled as she watched her leave.

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