Nolan had loved every minute of his life since they moved to the surface. He could get samples from the air, the ground, the dead infected... It was like a dream come true. Very few knew it, but the biomedical teams were making leaps and bounds in their research. Sadly, they were leaps and bounds that only they understood, but to others they were just minor breakthroughs. Of course, they were necessary breakthroughs that they were very proud of, and Nolan had been heading the surface team. Chief Warrant Officers were actually kind of rare recently, and Nolan had a rather strong ranking as an NCO. He was, when not performing duties for STG, heading the research teams on the surface. He was just leaving the labs, not outfitted for battle, when the Captain came over the come built into his rebreather. The system he wore was outfitted with both the gas purification system as well as his reliable, high-tech HUD. At his right thigh was his pistol and at his left was his knife, as he always kept the two on or near himself.
Gibbson was surprised to hear the Captain... He knew she'd had a difficult time getting back into the swing of things. He approached the large building, his hands in his coat's pockets. The Captain's voice impatiently sounded over the communicators again and he laughed, replying, "Captain, with all due respect, you gotta give us a little bit of time. I was all the way over in the labs, I'll be there as soon as I can," He told her, pausing before saying, "It's good to have you back."
Only about two minutes later, the man stepped into the room, still in his lab coat and research clothing, "Chief Warrant Officer Three Nolan Gibbson reporting, ma'am," He said, saluting her formally as he made it into the room. He looked around, wondering if Isis was there yet... The two had been growing closer since his injuries a few months ago. He'd had several broken ribs, a concussion, and some other injuries that she helped him with. The two hit it off rather well and he quite enjoyed her company... Despite the age gap between the two, they'd been secretly growing closer than they should have been. Of course, nobody knew, they were very careful and hid it very well.