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Title: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on July 28, 2014, 12:08:34 AM
| Entering this lab finds you in the main research area where there are many tables and desks with computers and paperwork. There are two sub-labs to the rear right and left of the main lab. To the right is the isolation and processing room where all new species are held for preliminary research. Once they have been determined safe, they are moved to the less security lab on the left.

At the front right of the room is a door leading to Doctor Olofsson's office |
Subsections:
- Rear Left, Main Containment Lab
- Rear, Isolation/Processing Lab
Title: Re: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on July 28, 2014, 08:35:19 PM
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<<From Cafeteria>>

No fuss, no pack drill. That was Melinda's motto, one which she kept rigorously to. She could spend hours in her lab, content with the few species she had collected, which consisted of a few strange fish in a tank and one native rodent from the mainland. For the most part, once she had found out as much as she could from a speciman, she returned them to whence they came, if possible. Today, she had no time to even looking at them, knowing they had been fed and taken care of for the next little while, she went straight to her office, which doubled as her sleeping quarters more often than not; grabbed her large off world pack and was out of there before anyone knew she was around.

The conversation she had earlier with Juliet, was refreshing and she kept that in her mind as she headed back to the gateroom; the only weapon she carried was her side arm, apart from a tranquiliser gun unassembled in her pack.

<<To Gate Room>>

Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on September 26, 2016, 02:53:41 AM
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<<From Dreadnought>>

 It was running all the way back from the ship, Mel was so eager to see what her parents had sent her on that USB thumb, plus she was still feeling the excitement of meeting Carson for the first time. Yet no sooner had she returned, that Teyla had humbly asked her if she would mind watching Torren again for a while. Of course she didn't mind, though it would have to be in her lab now as she had work to  do as well. "Its not a problem Teyla, I would love to. Can you bring him to my lab on your way to the Gate room?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Ellie Maloney on September 29, 2016, 08:58:11 AM
*Radio from Teyla's quarters.

"Sure, I'm on my way. Thanks!" Replied Teyla over the radio.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on September 30, 2016, 02:39:25 AM
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 "See you in a little bit then Teyla. I'll make sure everything is safely secured." She knew Teyla would understand her meaning, little boys, even little Athosian boys had a habit of sticking their fingers in places they didn't belong. So after replying, Mel set about locking cages, putting dangerous sharp objects out of harms way and generally tidying up.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on October 12, 2016, 01:30:16 AM
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 The air door hissed open catching Melinda off guard, she spun around with that typical surprised look on her face, a smudge of dust on both her nose and cheek. "That was fast Teyla." She said without blinking, pretending she was unfazed. Mel reached out for Torren who happily exchanged Mums.

 "Meleeee." He murmured softly, then immediately snuggled into her neck.

 "Well I can again I made the right choice Melinda and please forgive me for the intrusion. I don't like putting this onto you but.." She stopped as Mel held up one hand.

 "Teyla, I owe you, a lot. Besides, with your darling boy, who could resist. Now go on, be safe and hurry back." She leaned over Torren's head to kiss her friend on the cheek.

 Teyla smiled brightly, she had the best baby sitter here. She gave Torren a peck on the forehead which brought a giggle from the boy.

 "Catch Wraith Mummy?" She inquired.

 "No Torren, not this time. I must go, take care my friend and Torren, you will be good won't you?"

 "Yeha. With Mummy two now..." He giggled again, grabbing a long strand of Mel's hair tightly, which made her wince.

 "Go Teyla, you know how impatient Colonel Sheppard gets when he is waiting." Mel all but pushed Teyla towards the door.

 With another happy smile, Teyla took the hint easily. She was on her way in seconds.



<<Teyla To Gate Room>>
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: NG on October 17, 2016, 01:39:22 PM
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*radio*
“Olofsson, Jaworski. Over.”
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on October 17, 2016, 11:37:43 PM
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 Since Teyla had left which was only a few minutes, Mel and Torren didn't take long to get into the rough and tumble. For a three year old he was quite strong, obviously Teyla had allowed him to spend some time with Ronon at some point. Typically as with all kids from anywhere in the Universe there was tickling, a lot of it in the space of a few moments and it wasn't Melinda who had started it; she was a little more placid in that direction. More than once she had to move his hand away as with all little boys, their tickling little hands strayed where they weren't supposed to. He took in in good spirit though and the two of them were laughing and giggling as Mel's radio went off. "Hey stop it..." That wasn't supposed to go over the waves, but it did along with more laughter. "S..sorry Mike. I've got Tor....Torren with me. Do you need me?" She did manage to get the last bit out.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: NG on October 20, 2016, 01:53:12 AM
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*radio*

"Sounds like I should be asking you the same question!"... "But no, no worries. I'm good. Look, I'm sorry, but I got drafted to your infirmary for a... shall we say sort of a consultation, so I'm going to be stuck here for a little while."
...  "I'll let you know when I'm done here, ok?"

Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on October 20, 2016, 11:36:56 PM
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 Mel had a moment of respite from the little tiger when he decided that her computer would be fun to play with. She had set it such a way that whenever he tapped the keys it would bring up short animated clips of animals back home on Earth. She sat him on the stool with a cushion, leaving him there to happily ooh and aah at the screen. "Sounds like fun you're having Mike. If it is anything urgent you or Jennifer need me for, don't hesitate okay?" She could use some rest though, having Torren here might help as she could put him to sleep any time soon.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: NG on October 21, 2016, 03:26:06 PM
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*radio*

“I promise I’ll call you if disaster strikes Mel. Jaworski out,”
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on October 24, 2016, 12:36:38 AM
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 Mel made sure she had one eye on Sorren while she spoke, the little tyke was very adaptive, very smart and given time she knew it wouldn't take him long to find a way to actually start doing something on her laptop other than look at pretty pictures. At some point she knew she'd have to do something related to work, but for now she was committed to looking after the boy, she hoped Woolsey didn't mind. Or Jennifer for that matter, being her boss and all. "I'll be here Mike; just yell loudly"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on April 20, 2017, 12:55:43 AM
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>>From Cafeteria>>

 "If ever I get angry Reese, I generally take it out on myself rather than others....unless of course they deserve it." She laughed as they entered the transporter.

 It didn't take the two young women to reach the lab area, along their way Mel thought she saw Catherine MacGregor and her new teammate but as they were seemingly in a rush, it was all a blur. Though the Australian's height made Mel confident it was her, the only blonde Aussie that fitted the description was Elle and she knew where she was. On that subject she talked a little before they arrived. "Something I can't figure out. I guess since you have already met both Elle and Commodore MacGregor, what is your take on Australian women? Like I know the Commodore's daughter Cate and one other Aussie from the Alpha site, they all seem to have this hardness to them." She was rambling a little as she did at times. "At the same time that can be as soft as marshmellow yet turn like a viper on a whim? Kind of bizarre isn't it? Maybe its in all that sunshine down under?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on April 20, 2017, 08:03:34 AM
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>>From Cafeteria>>

Reese chuckled.  'Well that is good to know.  i still would hate to make you angry."

As they walked along the corridor she noticed two others hurry in the opposite direction.  She couldn't help but wonder where the fire was.  Well, apparently it wasn't anything of her concern and there wasn't anything she could do anyhow.  Reese was surprised by Mel's next question.  She thought about it for a moment before nodding.  "It does seem that way.  I know I would not want to be on their bad side.  I would most certainly want them as friends though and ones in my corner in a tight spot."  She laughed a bit.  "I hadn't thought of it that way before."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on April 21, 2017, 03:10:06 AM
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 "Sunburn, it'll do more than kill us Reese." She was joking of course, as a Dane, she wasn't against getting a good tan now and then, in private of course as she wasn't quite as liberal as most of her countrymen and women, her schooling in Britain took care of that.

 Walking right into her lab, Mel glanced around quickly at all her cages, everyone of them still locked and secured, especially the larger one holding Melman, Gloria and there two pups. She took Reese directly to them, even though there were so many other lovely creatures to see. She opened the newly made top hatch which wasn't big enough for the adults to get through, reached down to pick up one of the wee puppies, which Gloria was quite used to now. Lifting the little boy out, she handed him to Reese. "This is John, the other is Teyla, I thought it appropriate." She grinned

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Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on April 21, 2017, 08:16:01 AM
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Reese rolled her eyes with a laugh.  'Burn is about all I do when out in the sun," she said.  Blonde hair and fair skin certainly didn't help her get a tan.  Oh well, she had figured out how to get around that.

Reese looked around Mel's lab in awe.  If she worked here she wasn't sure if she would ever come out.  She loved animals and there were so many here she just wanted to cuddle them all.  She managed to keep her hands in front of her though as she followed Mel.  "Oh my gosh," she crooned, cuddling the baby in her arms.  "They are so cute!  And I love the names."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on April 24, 2017, 01:54:26 AM
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 Taking off her base jacket to leave just a T shirt, Melinda got straight down to business. "John Sheppard did not agree, although Teyla was quite how do you say? Tickled about it? To be honest Reese it wasn't even my idea, as I recall I believe it was one of the other base staff, Amelia from the gate room. I could be wrong, I don't dwell much on little details like that."

 She went to what amounted to the kitchen area of her lab where she prepared food for her animals, taking out a ready prepared formula bottle, then placed in the microwave. "I need to bottle feed each of them in turn as Gloria refuses to feed both together, its a little juggling act but we get through alright." *ping* The microwave had finished its cycle, Mel took it out then splashed a little of the liquid on the back of her hand, it was perfect. Taking it over to Reese she then guided her over to what was nothing more than a very comfortable sofa chair Melinda had somehow managed to acquire for her own use. "You'll have to sit for this, so I'll take Gizmo off your hands for you. While you're feeding John boy, I can show you how to worm her properly. We should also give her a bath, has she been bathed before?" Many owners generally let their cats do their own washing, although with domestic cats who spend a lot of time indoors, the cats themselves tend to get a little lazy on that score.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on April 25, 2017, 08:32:50 AM
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Reese laughed a bit.  "Judging by the couple of times that I have seen him in passing I am not at all surprised.  It still seems like a good name though and they are so cute."  Reese was surprised to hear that Gloria wouldn't feed both of her babies at the same time.  She had just thought that was a natural instinct.  Apparently not.

Reese was even more surprised as Mel guided her to a couch and handed over the bottle while Mel took Gizmo.  Of course Gizmo didn't seem to mind as the cat started to purr and rub against Mel.  "Must say, this will be a first for me," she said, smiling down at John before moving the bottle to where she could feed him properly.

Reese shook her head.  'She's had a couple.  Not her favorite thing, but she usually puts up with it as long as I don't give her a long bath."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on April 27, 2017, 02:34:32 AM
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 A soft smile broke out on Melinda's face when she began relating a little 'info' on John Sheppard. "He has a 'certain' reputation to uphold Reese. Do you know what the 'Kirk' syndrome is?" She asked, ready to share the local folk lore with her newly found friend. "Besides I think it is a strong name anyway. I would be very honored if someone named such a lovely creature as these after me, although they do have a couple of small flaws." Reese would find out soon enough; though Mel could only be so happy that 'John' had taken to the bottle resting in Reese's gentle arms so naturally. "You're good at that." She said.

 Then it was Gizmo. A perfect kitty in Mel's mind, placed without a hint of aggression. So that would make it  so much easier. Being in a far away galaxy was no barrier either, for even though the base itself only began taking (or allowing) animals in the last 7 months, Melinda's job was more geared towards the people off world she helped. That being simple pharmaceuticals like worming syrup wasn't an issue; proven by the small bottle and eyedropper she had in her hand. "This formula is slightly sweetish, they will in fact like it, though not always at first. The best way is to treat them as you would a kitten, turn her on her back, resting in the crook of your opposite arm." She did so, Gizmo was almost smiling a cat smile, more so when Mel tickled her under the chin. While she did that, the eyedropper was in the corner of the cat's mouth very quickly before Gizmo even noticed, it was down her throat even quicker and she kept on purring. "Like that."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on April 27, 2017, 08:21:42 AM
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Reese looked up from feeding little John who she really just wanted to cuddle with.  "He does?  Ah, no I haven't.  Or at least I don't recall hearing anyone mention that."  There were still lots of things to learn.  Reese raised a brow.  "Small flaws?'  She didn't know much about the creature she fed except how cute they were.  "Thank you.  It's fun."

Reese was shocked as Gizmo didn't give Mel one lick of trouble.  A smile touched her lips.  Leave it to Gizmo to not care about anything.  "You just made that look way too easy," she laughed.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on April 28, 2017, 02:09:48 AM
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 "I've only been here seven months, but in that time and my time back at the SGC I took it upon myself to read up as much as I could concerning mission files with all the lead teams." By the time Mel had said that lot, her face was beaming. "If you're familar with Star Trek you'll know that Captain Kirk had a certain affiliation with 'alien' women. Almost every second episode he was courting some cool chick from another world. John's record is pretty much the same in that context." Then she started giggling, not too much but enough to enhance what she said. Then a deep breath. "With these little critters, both male and female, if you don't watch out and have them running loose, one of their favorite pastimes is humping. They will grab you by the leg, standing on their hinds and go for it as if you're going to be their next mate, its hilarious but embarrassing at the same time."

 She placed Gizmo on the floor to let her wander a little. "Well there is a trick to it. Did you notice how when I was tickling her under the chin, I had her lower jaw firmly grasped in two fingers so it would stay open. She won't mind as she's too busy thinking she's being pampered; but you have to be quick, don't let her get uncomfortable." Bath time was next, but they could wait a while.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on April 28, 2017, 08:12:55 AM
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Reese started laughing.  "Okay, now I get it," she grinned.  "I hadn't made the connection."  Now she couldn't get that image out of her mind and it would hard to not start laughing at random times.  She raised a brow as Mel told her about the little ones' flaws.  "Ah, yeah I can see how that could be funny and embarrassing depending when they get a hold of you.  Reminds me of an old dog I had once.  She didn't seem to know if she was a male or female," she said with an eye roll.

Gizmo stretched and licked a paw before starting to explore her new surroundings.  Reese's blue eyes widened.  "I had noticed you scratching her chin, but didn't think anything of it.  That is very sly.  I see that will take some practice."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 01, 2017, 03:06:26 AM
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 Both of them were laughing to a point until Melinda's face took on a semi serious tone. "You will see neither Mister Woolsey, McKay, Chuck nor Major Lorne down here Reese; they are the favored species for Melman and Gloria both. Dare I let them run loose again and I believe Woolsey will have me take them back to where I found them." She rested on her chin to relax a little. "Not that I don't intend to do that at some point, though for now I feel safer for them to be here."

 "Practice makes perfect, you can do her in a months time." She turned to look at her small 'kitchen', "Coffee or tea?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 02, 2017, 08:20:18 AM
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Reese looked at Mel in surprise before bursting out laughing.  "Oh dear, I kind of feel bad for them.  I'm sure McKay was not impressed by that at all," she giggled.  She snuggled little John close.  "But they are so cute.  How could you not want to be around them?"  She nodded a bit.  "I can understand that.  They are still young."

"Sounds good.  I'm sure Giz won't be nearly as cooperative with me."  Reese thought for a minute.  "Ooh, that is a hard choice.  I'm thinking coffee right now would be perfect."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 03, 2017, 06:51:15 PM
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 This was bonding at its best, two young women who had and will be working together for at least the next few years. One of the primary goals of these bonding sessions whether intentional or not, was to get inside each others headspace, knowing how each of them thought or what directions they would take as far as applying to their work. It was a good feeling for Mel at least as she hadn't really bonded all that closely with anyone outside of Jennifer, Ronon and Juliet. A very small circle of friends.

 The coffee was that her parents sent to her, not that instant trash (therefore the small espresso machine she had sent to her earlier on) common on the base; real beans from Kenya. After perhaps two minutes of silence, it was ready, she placed two steaming cups on a small tray with a little container of milk the base was now getting from one of their allied worlds. The thought of that was strange for Mel, coming to another galaxy and finding cows, common old cows. But as John said to her, why not? Where humans were, it was likely whoever brought them here had the foresight to bring along livestock as well. A bowl of sugar cubes and she was heading back over to Reese. Sitting down again after placing the tray on a small table, she dragged that across so it was within easy reach for her friend, noting that 'John's' bottle was almost empty. "He'll sleep now, after a bit we can put him back, though in the meantime unless you want a crying baby, I wouldn't move." She slid the tray closer. "How many sugars Reese?" After this Mel thought maybe she could test Reese's courage by getting her to hold one of her baby snakes....or not. That was an evil thought.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 04, 2017, 08:15:44 AM
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Reese was enjoying herself.  Since coming here she hadn't really made any good friends.  Mel was the first real one and she was glad that they at least had a bit in common.  Of course Ruby and Mike had been great, but she knew Ruby wouldn't be staying at Atlantis and now Mike was missing and there was no telling when they would find him.  Right now though she didn't want to think about that.  She just wanted to enjoy the time she had with her new friend.

The smell of freshly brewed coffee had her smiling.  It had been a while since she had had a good cup of coffee.  Reese raised a brow when Mel sat down and mentioned about not moving.  "Well, never had kids of my own, but I do know how hard it to quiet a crying baby.  Think I'll take your advice and do my best not to move."  She thought for a moment.  "Two sugars please and thank you."  Reese had no idea what wicked plan Mel was thinking.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 07, 2017, 11:08:08 PM
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 Two plops went into Reese's mug, one into Mel's. Then she realised she had forgotten something. Jumping back up again she went to the sink to reach up in the cupboard above to retrieve a packet of Danish short bread biscuits, much like the Scottish ones only these were the real deal made in a family bakery not far from her parents home. You couldn't buy them in a supermarket. She tore open the pack, placing four on a plate then walked the few steps back again. "You'll enjoy these Reese, in fact the entire base does really." She laughed. "Hence when I'm not here they are under lock and key, although I do have a decent stash of homely things." She looked down in her friends arms, 'John' was fast asleep so they could wait just a little longer. "Best not to. But I've been thinking, since we've known each other for a month now, we should know a little more about each other don't you think?" Leaving it open, hopefully Reese would start as it took a while for Melinda to open up, it was a slow process for her.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 08, 2017, 05:07:54 PM
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Reese raised a brow as Mel jumped back to her feet like she had been kicked.  A smile touched her lips though when saw what Mel grabbed.  "Those look yummy.  I don’t blame you for keeping them under lock and key."  Reese would probably do the same thing.

Reese was careful not to move as she didn't want to wake John and make him mad.  She nodded a bit.  "True enough.   What would you like to know?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 10, 2017, 11:38:31 PM
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 "Worth more than caviar and truffles together here Reese. Both of those things are plentiful in this galaxy, but real short bread no, not even our chef can make them like this and he is good." Well he has tried, even one of Melinda's mother's recipes and though he did well, there was no replacing the originals. After all those people had been running that little shop and bakery for many generations going back to the early 1800s. They had to be doing it right.

 "Hmmm." Mel thought for a moment. "Well I was born in Copenhagen...." She grinned back at Reese, knowing the two of them were going to get on really well.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 11, 2017, 08:33:09 AM
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Reese was shocked by that.  "Really?  Never cared for cavier but this short bread is amazing," she said, taking a bite of hers.  "It is no wonder that these are in high demand and you have to keep them under lock and key," she grinned.  She wondered why it seemed so hard to reproduce the short bread here.  Of course she wasn't a baker so who knew.

Reese looked up at her new friend.  "Really?  That must have been amazing."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 12, 2017, 01:01:53 AM
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 Well come on Reese! Melinda giggled to herself, seemingly thinking she'd opened up a huge portal for her friend to jump right into. "It was a great place for growing up really, like I mean simple things like this short bread. Everything was local, even though we had the big supermarkets just like everywhere else does, for us, they were mainly the places that migrants and tourists and people on holidays did their shopping. For us locals we preferred shopping where we could get things that were made in our own country, the things that generations of Danes were used to. I guess that might sound a little xenophobic to some people, but it was natural for us." She sat back munching on one of the biscuits for a moment then continued.

 "Growing up there was fabulous to. Nature was all around us even though its a big city. The sea surrounded as we're on an island and Sweden was just across a bridge. School, well now that was something else again, it wasn't the best experience for me. What about where you came from?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 16, 2017, 08:16:49 AM
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Reese laughed sheepishly.  "Sorry that was kind of not paying attention on my part.  I can be a bit thick headed at times," she admitted.  "I'm from Milwaukee.  Despite being born and raised in a city the country was where I always wanted to be.  Although my brother and I constant got into trouble as kids.  I think my parents were ready to give up on us at times," she giggled. 
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 17, 2017, 11:11:18 PM
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 "Hey, that's my claim Reese, no one in the Universe could be as thick headed as I am." She laughed merrily, which set of some chittering from some of her animal charges. Little John hadn't noticed so she gently took him away. "I'll put him back with Momma now, she'll notice sooner than later." Mel took the baby back to the enclosure, laying him down quietly next his sleeping sister; she stood back and smiled at them, having no idea now how she'd ever take them back to wild, yet knowing she had to at some point.

 Getting back to the table, she sipped on her coffee before speaking, it was still hot thankfully. "Milwaukee? I have heard of that city, it is well known for beer is it not? My geography is not the best when it comes to America, it is so big. The only place I am familiar with is New York and only because of my father. Your taste is much as mine Reese. While I adore Copenhagen, I prefer the rural areas more so, that or the sea. Please tell me more of the trouble you and your brother got into. For me, it was just me." Sadly her life was mostly solitary until she fell into bad company.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 18, 2017, 08:16:12 AM
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Reese smiled broadly.  "Can we blame it on being blonde?" she asked with a laugh.  It felt odd to not have John in her arms but she understood that he needed to be back with his mother.  The little guy was so cute.  She was grateful that Mel had let her help with them.

She chuckled a bit.  "That is it.  I never acquired a great taste for beer though."  Reese wrinkled her nose.  "New York is way too big."  She grinned a bit.  "Oh let's see, we drove our parents crazy.  We were always getting into some mishap with the local kids.  Sometimes we played tricks on each other and other times we got huge games of ball going."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 19, 2017, 03:08:50 AM
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 "Definitely!" Mel laughed. She was so glad she had at least now made friends with Reese. Having Juliet away had put a hole in her friendships with Jennifer off world for an extended period of time, so it had been quite lonely for the young Vet. Besides they were getting on so well. She wasn't about to spoil that.

 She smiled again, at least she managed to get that part right. "If my father had been aware which I am sure he was at the time he was with the UN, I'm confident had we spent longer in the US, we would have visited your city Reese, he is quite fond of beer." Being a Dane why wouldn't he? "I drove my parents literally insane with my teenage years, I fell into a local street gang, out of boredom I expect. It didn't last long, but long enough to give them both grey hair."

 
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 19, 2017, 08:17:16 AM
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Reese grinned.  Maybe the saying was right that blondes had all the fun.  Either way she was enjoying her time with Mel.  She hadn't really had a chance to make any true friends as the two she had met before, Ruby and Mike, were no longer on Atlantis.

Reese laughed a bit.  'I hear it's awesome beer.  Or at least my brother claims it is.  Mine has to be ice cold and I can only drink a little bit."  She was surprised by Mel's next words.  "A street gang?  My parents would have killed me.  Landon and I got in enough trouble without adding a gang to the mix."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 22, 2017, 02:22:40 AM
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 Rubbing her hands together, not because she was cold no, simply because they were having a genuine conversation, not something Mel has been able to do for quite some time. "Yes unfortunately. I have to tell you Reese, I came from quite a privileged background." She took a deep breath and another long sip of coffee. "My parents were already well off despite the fact father is a career diplomat. He has been Ambassador for Denmark at several countries in my lifetime, Italy being the longest post but more recently he was my country's Ambassador to the UN while mother is and has been a teacher of English for as far as my memory serves. Earlier on in my childhood while father was away, she often worked as a private tutor to some very wealthy people not only in Denmark, but Sweden and Germany as well. So she to was well off in her own right. With that came my life of boredom in my early teens, typical rebellion I suppose since often I was left alone which led me to finding excitement on my own." She stopped for a moment, hoping she wasn't boring Reese. "More than anything in the world I wanted to be an athlete and I have done very well, but as a very young teen I had this fascination with skate boards and naturally that led me to meeting some rather shall I say, interesting kids around Copenhagen." There she stopped. For the next part wasn't the most pleasant to recall, unless of course Reese wanted to know.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 23, 2017, 08:16:44 AM
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Reese hadn't expected the next part of the story from Mel.  Not that she knew Mel well at all but she was enjoying the conversation.  She just never would have thought that the other blonde came from such a high and privileged family.  Mel seemed too down to earth for parents like that.  Reese shook her head, still in shock.  "I never would have guessed.  I guess now I can see why you were so bored."  She looked up at her new friend.  "Oh, I can't even imagine what trouble you got into with the gang.  It makes my time of breaking my arm while trying to scale a fence look small."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 24, 2017, 03:19:54 AM
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 Getting directly to the point Mel didn't 'beat around the bush' as she heard some Australians and New Zealanders often say. "Petty things Reese. It started with graffiti tagging, then the Government placed a ban on minors buying spray paint; for a while older ones would buy it for us but that soon wore off. Then we took to small time theft, it was difficult to do in Hardware stores as they locked the paint up, not so in small shops. From there it escalated, you get this bizarre sense of elation that you got away with something...." She hung her head shamefully. "...one of my friends wanted to drive to Sweden, we were all under age but we thought why not, it'd be fun. We stole a tourists car from a Mall car park, we managed to get about  kilometers before we were stopped. From that point, the Magistrate in the children's court gave me two options, straighten myself out, or go to a correctional facility for teens. I chose the former."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 24, 2017, 08:03:23 AM
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Reese stared at her new friend in surprise.  She would never have guessed that about Mel.  The other woman seemed so meek and quiet.  "Wow.  I think you definitely made the right choice.  Your parents must have been worried and mad at the same time."  She couldn't even imagine what her parents would have done to her.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 25, 2017, 02:48:33 AM
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 "I know I did Reese and they were. I don't have a single doubt in mind of my latter choices in life, but do you know more than anything else what got me through all of that, which might have sent many kids into deep depression?" If she had to be totally honest with herself and her friend, she would have told Reese there and then she was about one centimeter away from that dark place. "One of the best things my parents ever pushed me into was track and field, my other dream. My mother in her teens was a sprinter and quite an accomplished one at that, having competed in many events around Europe, but her career was more important so she gave it up when she went to University. For me it was easier as there were far more support programs available to us which included scholarships. After returning to high school simply for the fun of it I watched the kids doing the track, the hurdles in particular and 400 meter events. I asked one of the coaches how hard it was, he took one look at me and said 'well lets find out'. God I skinned my shins so many times in a few weeks, but be damned if I would give up, know what I mean?"

 At this point she felt she might be rambling, or blowing her own bags so to speak. Mel paused to reflect on what she had said, realizing that no, it was straight forward, friends getting to know one another. ""By the time I was in year ten I was competing on a regular basis, in my second year of University I won gold at the European indoor track and field in the 100 and 400 meter hurdles. If not for me wanting to be here so much, do you know what I'd be doing now?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 25, 2017, 08:07:22 AM
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Reese listened quietly.  She had never thought about how hard it was for others even ones with money.  Her family had grown up middle of the road pretty average, but she knew her and Landon were loved.  Sure they got into scrapes and more trouble then she cared to think about but they still had family.  It seemed like Mel's parents hadn't always been there for her.

"Track and field?  Wow.  That's impressive.  I was never good at sports or things like that.  Although give me a hockey stick and I'm happy."  She had learned to play hockey early in life when her brother started getting into it.  "I've no idea.  What would you be doing now?  Hopefully not getting into trouble," she added with a smile.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 26, 2017, 09:26:57 PM
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 Finally Mel found a better reason to smile. "Olympics. If I were back home I'd be doing the trials right now for next year. That was always my dream Reese but in the end I realized that my career and what I do, taking care of animals was far more important. I can still think about the 'senior' games in the future though can't I?" She broke out into a genuine laugh, not something that many had seen her do. "Sports isn't always what people see it to be, it is a lot of hard work." She added at the end.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 30, 2017, 08:22:41 AM
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That was not what Reese had expected to hear and it took her a second to process it.  "The Olympics?  Wow.  You must have been really good then."  A grin stole across her face.  "Hey one never knows.  We're only as old as we let ourselves feel."  Although she knew she wouldn't be doing any senior Olympics.  She would just make a complete fool of herself.  "I don't doubt that it was hard work.  Just playing for a sports team in school took time and effort.  I can't imagine training for the Olympics."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 31, 2017, 03:08:14 AM
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 "Now we're getting way too serious, bordering on work talk." Mel thought it was time they did something constructive, they'd feed the pups, the other animals were taken care of earlier, Gizmo had been wormed, so now really until there was an emergency in medbay they had free time. "As you've only been here a month with most of that taken up with us all focusing on finding Mike, I guess there is a lot of the city you haven't sen isn't there? Better yet, I'm due to go over to the mainland to look at some of the Athosian animals, would you like to come with me?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on May 31, 2017, 08:28:01 AM
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Reese laughed a bit.  'And we certainly don't want to do that," she smiled.  Oh no, for right now she didn't want to think about work.  Her eyes lit up at Mel's suggestion. "No, I haven't had a chance to see much at all."  She hated that they still hadn't been able to find Mike though.  He had been so kind and it didn't make sense where he had disappeared to.  "Really?  That would be great."
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on May 31, 2017, 06:45:04 PM
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 "Good!" You could see from Melinda's face she had struck gold virtually with Reese. Even as she looked at the other woman the thought occurred to her how someone might even mistake them for sisters, they were close in age, their build, hair and even eye color were the same with the major difference being Mel was some 4 inches taller. Though sitting down no one could tell. Yes she was more than happy they had met.

 Pushing away the plate (now empty) and her cup, Mel stood clasping Reese on the shoulder. "Time to stretch the legs, I can have one of the SF's who assist me finish up with my critters while we're away. Just send a message to whichever Nurse is on duty you'll be away on the mainland for a couple of hours and we're good to go. It would be an opportunity to for you to do a check on some of the Athosians as well don't you think Reese?"
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on June 01, 2017, 08:08:12 AM
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Reese had been grateful to have met someone she could truly call a friend.  being here for a month she hadn't really met anyone until Mel.  At times it felt like she had known Melinda for ages and not just a short month.  She felt like she could be herself around the other woman.

She nodded a bit as she was done with her plate as well although a bit more coffee would be nice.  "I'll do that.  And yes, you're right.  I haven't really had a chance to do that yet so this will be the perfect time," she grinned.  there was still a lot she was having to learn.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on June 02, 2017, 02:14:41 AM
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 Mel saw Reese's eyes lingering on the coffee jug, she could easily fix that. "Over there next to the fridge Reese, a thermos, go fill it up. Then you can call Kelly Roden in the infirmary to let her know what you're doing. I'll meet you in the Jumper bay in say ten minutes?" She was speed dialing now, there was nothing like a little activity to get her adrenaline pumping.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on June 02, 2017, 08:09:47 AM
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Reese flushed a bit before laughing.  "Sorry.  Didn't realize I was that obvious.  And that sounds good.  I'll see you there."  She pushed to her feet to fill up the thermos Mel had pointed out while pulling out her own phone to make the necessary call.  She was looking forward to seeing the city.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on June 02, 2017, 09:24:23 PM
>>To Jumper Bay>> (http://lostworldssff.com/index.php?topic=1877.msg41065#new)
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on June 12, 2018, 12:14:34 AM
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 <<From Med Bay>>

 "Helloooo anyone at home?" Mel didn't exactly shout, that'd get all her furries going into a lather, yet she didn't whisper either. For a long silent moment she heard nothing but a few tweets and murmurs from the cages, then the sound of something heavy falling and a meow followed soon after that. "Come on Reese I think we've found Gizmo anyway." She weaved her way through the clutter of pens and cages till she reached her lab desk.

 "You're back and I'm soooo sorry Doctor Olofsson." A young Airman lay sprawled on the floor, it was obvious he'd fallen off the stool.

 Melinda bent to help him, but Gizmo appeared from under his arm getting completely in the way. She laughed. "You're obviously not hurt Gibson and even more obviously you've been napping haven't you?"

 He rubbed his dark wavy hair before pushing himself up with one hand. "Yeah, I'm sorry, but you know its hard to..."

 "Stay awake with a cat on your lap?" She grinned at Reese. "Well she didn't get up to anything as far as I can..." At that point Gizmo started the leg weaving, starting with Melinda then working her way across to Reese. "...see." She laughed. "So nothing to report then?"

 "Erm no ma'am. All fed and the cages cleaned as of an hour ago..." He checked his watch. "No, make that an hour fifteen minutes. Can I go now?" The poor boy look frazzled.

 "Well what do you think Reese? Shall we let him loose?"

 @sorra
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on June 12, 2018, 06:20:35 PM
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<<From Med Bay>>

Reese cringed when she heard the crash.  That couldn't be good if Gizmo was involved,  that cat was always looking for trouble.

She followed Mel to her lab, nearly laughing when she saw the poor airman on the floor with Gizmo winding around him,  she bent to snag up the cat.  "You causing trouble again, Giz," she laughed , snuggling the cat to her face.

"Hmm i think we should,   it seems he's done his job, " she grinned.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on June 13, 2018, 03:15:46 AM
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 "It's unanimous then Carl, you're free to do whatever it is you do when you're not doing things for me." Mel did have a way with words sometimes.

 {Airman 2nd Class Carl Gibson} NPC

 The young man flushed, it was all he could do to find things most days to make excuses to do things for the Danish girl. He tried to admit to his buddies that he wasn't smitten, but no one believed him. "Erm, ah..." he fumbled. "...that would be security I guess ma'am. Take care, I'll see you both soon." he knew he would. But just the same he still ran.

 Melinda waited about two minutes, two minutes of silence before she spoke again. "He's a nice boy, a bit clumsy but nice. Now where were we? Oh yes the nurses and I know exactly where to find them I think, Cafeteria?" That was handy, both girls were probably starving.
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on June 13, 2018, 07:01:19 PM
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Reese hid a chuckle behind her hand.  Poor kid.  It seemed like Mel was enjoying teasing him a bit too much.  Reese absentky scratched Gizmo behind the ear as she watched Carl leave.

"Poor kid.  You enjoyed that too much," she teased her friend.   "We'll at least we can eat while we're there. "
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: Mim on June 14, 2018, 12:03:48 AM
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 There was a definite gleam in Mel's eyes, one that might curiously be mistaken for giving the impression she was up to something. Really? Doctor Olofsson engaging in practical jokes or doing something annoying to someone else? Unthinkable! Still..something was there.

 "Yes, perhaps I did, but then it could simply be all in the line of duty couldn't it Reese?" Now there was something not quite right about the way she replied, if Reese didn't watch her back she might just well get goosed by the other blonde. Unthinkable! "Come on then, I'm starving and hopefully we can sort out this nurse thing once and for all."

<<To Cafeteria>>
Title: Re: Atlantis: Research Laboratory E - Doctor M. Olofsson
Post by: sorra on June 14, 2018, 06:22:49 PM
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Reese frowned a bit.  Now that didn't make any sense at all to her.  But then again she was still getting to know Mel.  Although it seemed like she just might have to watch her back.  Reese set Gizmo back on the floor before moving to follow Mel.

"Well, not sure what you have up your sleeve, but food is definitely calling.  And hopefully after some brain food we can figure out the nurse situation."

<<To Cafeteria>>