Well made my delivery and reported back to Roberts in the Bahpu system, After I set down at Roberts I tossed the Operations Sgt my mission report on the Delivery run and set out to find the Dr.
Wouldnt you know it, I found him in the crew lounge having a beer
Dr. I said loudly We need to have a chat (maybe a little too loudly as almost every head in the lounge turned to see what the commotion was about.)
Commander, good your back, Join me for a drink? the Dr said with a disgustingly smug tone, Hows that new arm working out?
The arms working just fine I snarled I sat down and snapped at the waitress to bring me a drink, What the hell is this restrictive duty shit I barked
Nothing personal he replied but I can't let you go into combat until I'm sure you are ok to fly with the cybernetic arm.
OK to fly? I slammed my datapad on the table in front of him. Here I said I'm pretty sure I'm good to go!
He took a moment to read the report and looked up at me
Really Commander? I put you on restrictive noncom duty and this is the report you show me?
Hey, don't look at me apparently you forgot to tell him about the restriction cause he interdicted me I answered.
Well, Yes he shot back but you didn't even try to evade the Interdiction.
Your damn straight I didn't evade the Interdiction, I'm a frikin' combat pilot, not a delivery driver Now you gonna release me so I can do my damn job or not.
Tell you what Commander, I should put you on report for going against Medical orders....
....But I won't. I am not going to clear you for combat zone duty however what I will do is clear you to take one hunt missions against either a Pirate or deserter providing the required combat rank is Novice or lower.
Are you serious? I asked
That's my final offer Commander, at least its combat the doc said
Combat? That's not combat, that's a damn turkey shoot and my target is the turkey
Look you can take it or leave it the choice is yours but right now you are not going back into a combat zone we'll re-evaluate this Afterwords.
Fine, Have it your way I snapped and started to get up
Oh, And Commander, (I looked back at the Doc.) Disobey another medical order and I'll have you grounded for a month, You'll do your physical therapy in a simulator instead of on your own ship. Do I make myself clear?
Crystal I mumbled as I stormed off back to the operations desk.