Male Announcer: [inaudible 00:00:17] Be aware that the council is not accepting new meeting requests.
Reporter: In an apparent bid for self-preservation, the entire Raloi delegation has left the Citadel. In parting, Representative Arica said, "We have no wish to battle those who have yet to wrong us, nor have we the capability." The Raloi plan to destroy all artificial satellites and observation equipment they currently have in orbit. They say the Reapers will see them as a pre-space fearing civilization and spare their planet. The Raloi species made first contact with the Asari and were formally welcomed into the galactic community last year. From across the Milky Way, this is the alliance news network.
Female Announcer: Please see an information agent if you need assistance. Please be in mind, all negotiating treaties are now subject to any applicable war times and war process.
Male Announcer: [inaudible 00:01:55] please contact the Turian embassy.
Khalisah: Commander Shepard! Commander, the people of the alliance have questions. Commander Shepard, Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani. Isn't it true that you were on Earth when the reapers attacked? How do you justify running away while millions of people on Earth die? Is that the best we can expect?
Shepard: I've had enough of your tabloid journalism.
Khalisah: Ha! You want some?
Commander Shepard: You're angry! I get that, but I came here to get help for Earth, not answer your questions. Stay down!
Elevator: Welcome Commander Shepard! One moment please. Now arriving at Huerta Memorial Hospital.
Woman: Welcome to Sirta.
Man: Thank you for coming to Sirta. How can we help you?
Woman: Sirta is a non-profit organization dedicated to the medical needs of all sapient life.
Man: All profits from sales go to help new medical research.
Woman: Thank you for shopping.
Dr. Michel: Here's Shepard now.
Shepard: Dr. Chakwas, You're here?
Dr. Chakwas: I'm working at an alliance R&D lab down in Shalta Wards, coordinating closely with Admiral Hackett. I heard you escaped Earth in the Normandy and that someone was critically injured. I came as fast as I could.
Shepard: We had a run-in with a Cerberus synthetic on Mars. Ashley took the worst of it. How is she doing?
Dr. Chakwas: Very well, all things considered. I'm impressed with Lieutenant Commander Williams' resilience, as well as Dr. Michel's expertise. I wish I could have been there to help on Mars.
Shepard: It's been six months doctor. How have you been?
Dr. Chakwas: Good! I've been fortunate. When they impounded Normandy, the alliance didn't really know what to do with me. I was never officially part of Cerberus, and I'd gotten a proper leave of absence from my previous post.
Shepard: So you hadn't technically done anything wrong by joining me to defeat the Collectors?
Dr. Chakwas: Yes. Though I suppose if you were judged to be a war criminal, I would have been tried as an accessory.
Shepard: Keep doing what you're doing with alliance R&D. We need our best minds at work, giving us every advantage possible.
Dr. Chakwas: I'm a field doctor, Commander, not a research scientist. Eden Prime, the battle of the citadel, defeating the Collectors, we've been through too much together to let it end now. Let me serve on the Normandy. Please, Commander!
Shepard: The Normandy wouldn't be the same without you doctor. Get your things, docking bay D-24.
Dr. Chakwas: Yes, Commander and thank you.
Shepard: Don't thank me so soon. Remember, Joker's still aboard.
Dr. Chakwas: And I'd be surprised if he's been remembering his medication.
Doctor: The patient's stable for now.
Nurse: That was touch and go. Good work, Doctor [inaudible 00:06:13].
Doctor: Narrow splint's still the best course of action.
Nurse: I'll see if we have the required spacial bindings. Meet you back here.
Soldier: Hi Doctor. Didn't expect to see you again so soon. For when I ship out?
Female Doctor: I have some bad news. Your squad applied medi-gel correctly, but infection had already set in by the time they found you. I'm sorry. I'm afraid we have to remove your leg below the knee.
Soldier: What? But, I don't understand. It doesn't even hurt.
Female Doctor: [inaudible 00:06:53] the painkillers that did it.
Shepard: You got pretty banged up there, Williams. Had me worried. I just wanted to check in on you, see how you're doing. You hang in there, all right? I need you up and reporting for duty ASAP, you hear me soldier? You need anything Doc, let me know. Okay, I better get back to it. See you soon.
Announcer: Please limit use of Turian synthetic dermal tissue unless authorized by [inaudible 00:07:57].
Elevator: Welcome, Commander Shepard. Please select, one moment please.