R&R at DS10 (Garuda)
- Stardate 239103
With the fraught first contact mission with the Kubarey over, the Garuda crew arrived back to Deep Space 10 for some well earned rest and relaxation. However, Lt Jade Shryker had been badly injured during the Trials, and both she and the abducted Commander Ross had to deal with their experiences as best they could. On the station, Commander Ross and Captain Quinn Reynolds were reunited after being apart for the whole of the last mission, although Reynolds unwittingly got punched during a bar fight in Ten Forward. Fortunately Doctor McGregor and LtCmdr Bakari were on hand to assist.
Meanwhile, Lieutenants Mei'konda and Evan Delano spent some time together relaxing on the holodeck, whilst Leo Handley-Page and Ensign Frank O'Malley worked on a highly toxic blood sample, hoping to find a cure to a rampant infection on Leo's homeworld of Byzatium, little realizing that another sample had been stolen during the Kubarey's assault, and fallen into unwitting hands.
Elsewhere, Lt JG Trel'lis got her infusion from the mysterious Xelarian race, causing her headpiece to become part of her physical form and giving her a more youthful appearance and extended life span. It was during leave that Ensign Kenoi joined the crew as a medic, and Lt Jg Alora DeVeau was promoted to Chief Science Officer. The final crew change was the unexpected departure of Leo Handley-Page on a private quest, and the arrival of his half-sister Nia Calderan, who became the new Diplomatic Attache.