I'm currently in the process of writing the first part of this (I'm mobile at the moment), and should have it up by tonight. In the meantime, should one of them age more rapidly (they would have worse health problems than the other)? If so, who?
Doesn't this kinda cancel out your last this or that?
Ah, both then.
Not really. I just asked who would get infected first. Some people who get sick get sicker than other people, even if they get sick after other people. It all depends on their immune system. Make sense?
Well, they would age at the same time, even though Deanna gets infected first (I plan on having Beverly get infected only moments later). As with my explanation, I just wanted to know who would age more rapidly. If not, then they would age at the same rate, if that makes sense to you.
Sorry about the late reply folks, had some stuff to take care of. For now, they'll both age 10 years per day (though we might have one of them age faster later on). Now without further adieu, the first part of the story.
"Captain's Log, Stardate 44183.7. The Enterprise has entered orbit around Geras II, a Class M planet orbiting a red dwarf star. We've been sent by Starfleet in order to study the planet and determine if it's suitable for colonization. Along with the surveyors are my Chief Medical Officer and the ship's counselor. Afterwards, we will be heading to Starbase 103, where we will be taking on medical supplies and new personnel."
Geras II was very much like Earth in terms of environments. While dense forests, mountain ranges, and deserts covered much of the land on all 5 continents, there was a small percentage of grasslands. On one of the southern continents, the survey team was collecting samples and studying the plant life. Unfortunately, there was no animal life on the planet, at least not that they could tell. In one of the grasslands was a small field of flowers that resembled roses. In that field stood Lieutenant Commander Deanna Troi. Dressed in a teal dress, her collar cutting off just above her breasts, which were perky and firm, with long leggings and heals, with her communicator just below her collar, the dark haired counselor leaned into one of the flowers and inhaled, taking special note of the aroma that the flower provided.
"Enjoying the flowers?" The voice of Doctor Beverly Crusher said, as she approached her friend.
Deanna leaned back and looked at friend, smiling as she did. "Yes, they smell wonderful," she told Beverly, who walked over to her.
The red-haired woman was wearing the standard blue Starfleet uniform, with three pips on her collar, indicating that she held the rank of commander. "Let's see about that," she said, giving her friend a small smile before leaning into one of the flowers and inhaling as well. "They smell like strawberries," she said, leaning back and Deanna nodded. Before either of them said a word, a voice came over their communicators.
"Riker to Crusher."
"Crusher here," Beverly responded after tapping her comm badge.
"We've finished up surveying the area. If you and Deanna are finished, meet us at the transport site and we'll beam back," Riker said.
Beverly looked over at Deanna who nodded her head. "We're on our way. We'll be there shortly."
"Understood. Riker out."
After ending communications, the two women headed towards the transport site. Unbeknownst to them, they had become infected.
While walking to the transport site, Deanna experiences the first symptom that her body is aging faster than it should, due to the virus. Should she...
Tired it is. For the next few questions, I'll be splitting them up and focusing on each one individually. Also, if anybody's wondering, I have it set in 2367 (Season 4 of the show), right after the episode "Remember Me". Beverly's starting age is 33 and Deanna's starting age is 31.
As they headed towards the transport site, Deanna let out a loud yawn.
"Tired?" Beverly asked, glancing over at her friend.
"Very," Deanna answered. "I was up late last night going through my appointments for the next week," she said, yawning once more. "I guess I didn't get as much sleep as I thought."
"Normally I'd have you go through a physical when we got back, but you can do that have you get some sleep," Beverly told her.
Deanna was going to protest, but decided that she need a good nap. "Alright, I'll let you know when I get up," she told her friend.
"Did you two ladies have fun?" Riker said jokingly as the two of them joined the rest of the away team at the transport site.
"Yes. I rarely get to be a part of a survey mission and it was good to learn something new," Deanna said, giving Will a smile.
"I'm glad you had fun," Riker said, before tapping his comm badge. "Riker to Enterprise, we're ready to beam up," he told the transporter chief. Moments later, they were beamed aboard.
"I'll be in sickbay when you're ready for you physical," Beverly told Deanna before leaving the transporter room to head to sickbay.
Deanna and Will chatted for a few minutes, while they left the transporter room, with Deanna telling Will how tired she was and that she was going to her quarters to lie down for a while. The two parted ways as Will headed to the bridge and Deanna went to her quarters. Once there, Deanna's stomach growled.
What should Deanna do? Should she...
Get something to eat?
Lay down and get some sleep?
Last Edit: Jan 8, 2019 12:59:03 GMT -6 by rayc5678
ark: Whooaaa that mattress scene
Jun 10, 2020 18:34:55 GMT -6
MeanMark: Right? I maintain the opinion that they should have showed some sort of process for the TF, but still a great scene nonetheless.
Jun 11, 2020 8:26:26 GMT -6
kappa: I feel like the point of that scene was a conversation towards her fears with monogamous long term relationship. The Aging was merely an extension personified, AND, in the backseat of what was really going on. A couple communicating.
Jun 11, 2020 9:13:11 GMT -6
kappa: However, I'd have enjoyed a gradual progression, still, I kinda get that execution
Jun 11, 2020 9:13:59 GMT -6
amoscrow: How do I post some WIPS on here? I wanna post some progress on something me and my GF are working on!
Jun 13, 2020 15:57:38 GMT -6
kappa: Not an expert, but, I think you just insert it on one of the square below the attachmentS
Jun 13, 2020 16:01:03 GMT -6
kappa: the group of boxes, the fourth one
Jun 13, 2020 16:01:34 GMT -6