Meressa sat at one of the base's many cafe's looking out at the hustle and bustle of the promenade. She couldn't take stop looking at her new uniform. Tired of fighting with her long brunette hair, she pulled her hair up into a pony tail, revealing her rank insignia, and the elaborate earring on her right ear. Her finger nervously fidgeted with the earring, a habit she had when she felt homesick. Right now Bajor was feeling a long way away. An Ensign with base operations approached Meressa's table with a PADD. "Cadet Kala, you have orders to report to sickbay for your new assignment physical tomorrow morning at 0930. Understood?" "Yes sir, thank you," she said as she took the offered PADD from the ensign. It was a simple order, but Meressa read it backwards and forwards, looking for any clue as to her new assignment. She knew it was down to counseling, her first choice, or a science officer. But it was just a simple order, and no amount of rereading was going to give her anything new. She would just have to wait to find out. Meressa took a sip of her Jumja tea, and went back to people watching on the promenade.