aka The Frazzled Mom
“Admit him. Now! Dr. Myles, let me make something painfully clear. Every patient admitted to Hermes 7 is a patient in need. Regardless of species, gender or any other assumptions and baggage that might come with. Those terms are left outside blast doors and have no business on this station. In here, they are all wounded, sick or otherwise in need of healing. If you have a problem with that, I can make your transfer swift and immediate.”
Applause filled the auditorium. The energy was palpable by this point. Despite the show’s long absence, it’s fan base only increased. This year’s SciFi convention was proving to be more popular than anticipated, especially for the Mercy Terminal panel. Because of the overwhelming response and packed auditorium, an additional Q&A was scheduled for the following day.
The host of the panel had gone through the introductions, calling out actor after actor, to have a seat at the table on stage. Though attendees had cheered for each in turn, there was one they were all there to see. The one character that made the show.
“Dr. Peter Wilkins, portrayed by Karl Mitchell!”
The fervor, once an undercurrent, exploded. The fans jumped to their feet. Hoots, hollers, whistles and the random “I love you” flooded Karl as he stepped out on the stage. With a wave and a flourish, he bowed dramatically before taking his seat on the panel. Regardless of the speaker’s attempts to gain control, the applause continued on. Karl remained seated, a smile on his face.