D1N/A: This is Emergency Medical Outpost MD6/A1n-9. We are a fully self-supporting medical facility.
MD6: Parasitic infestation detected in Romulan lifeform. Infestation is located in lower abdominal area and should be eradicated immediately. Emissary, prepare the Romulan for emergency decontamination procedures.
Serala: oO Parasite? Lower abdomen? Oo Wait, what parasite? What’s going on here?
D1N/A: The Doctor has determined you have a parasite growing in your lower abdomen. It should be removed immediately.
McKnight: :: whispering to Solana. Serala’s keen hearing could still make it out, albeit barely. :: Do you think she's...
McKnight: ::Continuing to whisper:: That might explain her mood lately.
oO Mood? I haven’t been in a “mood.” I’m still just the same as always. Oo
Serala: Well, Avae, you may be of use here after all. Can you confirm this parasitic infestation?
She waited as the Antosian scanned her and when the woman seemed to hesitate, she spoke up.
Serala: It’s fine, Avae. Just tell me. Is there something wrong?
Serala: I’m WHAT?!!!
oO How could this be? No, I know HOW. But when? This is just so … Unexpected. Oo
McKnight: Called it...
The Marine Captain smirked at his sergeant.
McKnight: Congrats, commander. When's the baby shower?
Serala finally got a grip on herself and began to resume her control. Whatever her health status was, she was in command of the away team and she needed to keep her composure. She could sort the rest later. The first thing that concerned her was the computer’s reference to the … fetus… as a parasite that needed decontamination. Sure enough…
MD6: Activate medical technicians, secure the patients. Decontamination procedures must commence immediately. Unknown species may present unknown threat to life. Decontamination of all patients required.
Suddenly, several more persons appeared around them, all dressed in white scrubs, all very large, muscular specimens. Another figure materialized a moment later, a rather attractive nurse with long, black hair and bearing a rather ominous looking needle.
D1N/A: Please allow the medics to take you to decontamination. The sooner the parasite can be eliminated and other potential contaminates destroyed, the sooner we can return to business.
Serala: You heard them, Dina. I am afraid we are going to have to politely refuse your generous offer.
M3d/1C-A: You must be decontaminated. You must come with us. If you resist, we will be forced to sedate you.
The nurse with the ominous needle took one more step closer and squeezed a bit of the fluid from the syringe.