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Seting up

Posted on Tue Jan 31st, 2017 @ 9:57pm by Lieutenant JG Ksawery (Xavier) Wilczyński PhD

Mission: Shakedown
Location: Deck 7 - Chief Science Officer's Office
Timeline: Current


Ksawery sat down behind his new desk, and opened the computer. He entered his access codes, addjusted the seat and looked at the science crew rooster. Most of the officers did not arrive yet, and only fresh Academy pups have taken their posts, as well as most of the enlisted personnel. The issue was, that specialists were not yet present.

He looked around the office, it was empty and devoided of any personal touch. For some weird reason it made him uncomfortable.

His father said once that starships, and whole modern technology was depersonalised - that those cabins were soulless, and that it had tendency to destroy souls of people in them... Ksawery did not share his father's views... Although there was some sense to this feeling.

He walked toward the boxes that he had sent from Earth, and started unpacking. He took out some of his books - classical edition of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton, Freeman Dyson's Interstellar Transport and Infinite in All Directions, and all the works of Stephen Hawking. He positioned them on the shelf, ad for a second looked at them... Ksawery read them all of them few times, but still kept those copies - and from time to time looked inside when he needed guidance... Of course science changed a lot from those days, but still it was good to return to the classics.

He than took out small device that he picked up during his first "excavation" on Delta Eridani IX... He was about twelve back than, and he unearther it near ancient obelisk in a cave... The device looked like a sphere with rings surrounding it, it looked slightly like an old astrolabe made from polichromatic metal. It took him years to find out that it was music box made by the Shedai... However it had additional quality...

Xavier pushed the button, and music started playing. The sounds were soothing... Music box generated frequency that worked on human brain, and created effect that one could compare only to being in a state of relaxation... He pushed the button again, and sounds ceased in a flash. Wilczyński smilled, and put the music box on the desk.

Next he took out few artifacts that he picked up during numerous excavations, as well as few memntos of past missions. He located them all around the office. Next he took out his diplomas, and hang the frames on the wall.

Lastly he took out Alani plant, and placed it on his desk. After few minutes whole room was filled with wonderfull smell, similar to that of freshly baked bread... Some considered it strange, but Ksawery loved it.

He took a look around, took a deep breath... His office was set. "Computer. Please play playlist Wilczyński 1" he ordered, and sounds of Chet Baker's Alone Together started playing. He than walked over to the replicator. "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot" he ordered, and mug with tea appeared. He returned to the desk, and sat down. He took a sip of tea, and started to plan the works of his section for the next few days...



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