AIM Chat with WillFMarlowe.

7:33 PM

WillFMarlowe: Hallo, Admiral.

VAdm Blackthorne: Hey.

VAdm Blackthorne: This is promising.

Kiley Airell has joined this chat.

WillFMarlowe: It most certainly is. But a lot of people were late last time.

7:35 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis has joined this chat.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Hi Everyone

Kiley Airell: hey

VAdm Blackthorne: Ello

WillFMarlowe: 'Evening.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: wow small crowd

Kiley Airell: Yeah

VAdm Blackthorne: The holidays are definitely upon us.

Kiley Airell: *nods*

Kiley Airell: no kidding

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Idrys is still runninh his academy

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Lt  jg  D  Ellis: *running

VAdm Blackthorne: OMGITSTKIRR!

Lt TKirr: =D

Kiley Airell: TKIRR!!!!!!!!!!

VAdm Blackthorne: WELCOME BACK!

Lt TKirr: I expected a good scolding =P

Lt TKirr: Thanks much... I've had trouble sleeping with my nightshift lately...

Lt TKirr: But I have no excuse for not communicating it sooner

Kiley Airell: uggg

Kiley Airell: I know how that can be

Lt TKirr: I would end up having to sleep in the evening before work

Lt TKirr: It sucked rocks

Lt TKirr: Ellis.. you have a new name... weird, new name...

VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, seriously, Dakota.

7:40 PM

Lt TKirr: What about LtJG D Ellis?

Lt TKirr: It's better... but still a mouthful heh

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:

Lt TKirr: Stupid mid-rank >_<

Kiley Airell: LOL

VAdm Blackthorne: AIM will even let you change the formatting of the name.

Lt TKirr: Yah

Lt TKirr: Spaces and caps right?

VAdm Blackthorne: YEp

Lt TKirr: AFK a sec

Lt TKirr: K back

Lt TKirr: So what have I been missing? =(

Lt TKirr: I trust Ellis has been a logical sub chief?

VAdm Blackthorne: Oh sure, logical.

Lt TKirr: *giggle*

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VAdm Blackthorne: OK, let's get going. Zinthys is cramming, so...

Lt TKirr: Hi... how do you say your name?

VAdm Blackthorne: I believe the Whistle of Doom duties fall to you, T'Kirr.

7:45 PM

Lt TKirr: Ah.

Lt TKirr: ::blows::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::AA::


Kiley Airell: ::AA::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::AA::

WillFMarlowe: ::AA::

Lt TKirr: ::taps her foot::

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, the USS Discovery has arrived to help get us operational again after a large chunk of the ship was lost to that crystalline ship.

Lt TKirr: ::raises her hand:: Were my quarters part of it? And can I come back aboard the USS Discovery? Or was I secretly aboard this whole time...

VAdm Blackthorne: However you want to have done it  with me.

VAdm Blackthorne: The chunk of ship was lost from the bottom of the secondary hull, so it was mostly engineering systems that were lost.

Lt TKirr: I figure I was temporarily transferred ::nod::

VAdm Blackthorne: Discovery's engineers are helping get us ready to be towed.

VAdm Blackthorne: We're still assessing total casualties, and the crystalline ship's pieces keep getting closer together.

Lt TKirr: Closer together?

7:50 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: (( ::cues theme from Jaws:: ))

VAdm Blackthorne: Mmmhmm. Questions?

Lt TKirr: Yes, what about the ship's pieces?

VAdm Blackthorne: They're getting closer together, seeming to gather at a distance away from the Atlantis.

Lt TKirr: Ok.. I'll just ask you for a briefing once started.. since I've been away?

VAdm Blackthorne: Sure thing.

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::in the lab watching the fragment bump into the side of the containment chamber::

WillFMarlowe: ::in sickbay, treating injures that are finally decreasing in severity::

Lt TKirr: ::muddles through the airlock between ships, being slowed by busy people rushing parts to and from ships to assist the busy transporters, dodging some people moving too quickly::

7:55 PM

Kiley Airell: ::in sickbay, finishing up on the few remaining causulties::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::in his ready room, reading over reports from the Discovery::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::in sickbay, working on patients::

Lt TKirr: ::lifts her small bag over a big piece of metal being carried between two workers, turning sideways and wedging between it and the wall to get past them::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::turns the chamber and watchs as the fragment stays in the same place:: Well that's odd..

Lt TKirr: ::approaches a crammed turbolift and waits her turn::

Lt TKirr: ::takes a half-serious glance at the nearby Jeffries tube access panel::

Lt TKirr: YoungEngineer> ::bumps into T'Kirr on his way past, whirling mid-stride:: Whoops, sorry ma'am.

Lt TKirr: <<Geesh, I have an audience, or some people are typin' madly lol>>

WillFMarlowe: ::finishes with a broken leg and stretches::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Airell+ Blackthorne to Airell.

Lt TKirr: ::finally gets a square foot of room in the turbolift and rides it up, stopping at different floors::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::uses dermal regenerator to finish up last patient:::

8:00 PM

Kiley Airell: ::finishes with a patient:: +Black+Airell Here Sir, go ahead.

ElRiov trIdrys: Getting down to the end here ...

VAdm Blackthorne: +Airell+ Doctor, please come up to the ready room when you get a free moment.

Lt TKirr: ::finally alights onto the bridge, one of two people left in the turbolift::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looking over at scans from the shuttke about how the pieces that are still out there are moving closer together:: Hmm

ElRiov trIdrys: Done. ::pulls off mask and cap:: Gaaaaaaaa but that was a marathon to say the least.

Kiley Airell: +Blackthorne+Everything okay Sir?

Lt TKirr: ::takes in the bridge crew's attentive looks and passes without pause to the RR and chimes::

WillFMarlowe: ::nods and drops some gloves into a waste container:: Tell me about it.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Airell+ Yes, doctor, I'm fine. I need information.

VAdm Blackthorne: Enter!

Lt TKirr: ::enters::

Kiley Airell: +Blackthorne+ Aye Sir.

WillFMarlowe: ::looks at Idrys:: What happened, anyway?

VAdm Blackthorne: +Airell+ Blackthorne out.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::heads over to replicator and orders a tea::: Thought we'd never finish ... no matter what they show you in simulations this is so different.

VAdm Blackthorne: Ah, Lieutenant T'Kirr. It's good to see you back.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::sets up a small phaser blast and blows the fragment into tiny little bits:: I could retire early with the creds that would bring in at a jewlery store..

ElRiov trIdrys: Ship came out of nowhere and rammed us ... it's weird. ::sips at tea::

Lt TKirr: ::walks a step inside and the door closes behind:: Thank you, sir. If I may say so, the ship looks a mess.

Kiley Airell: Dr. Marlowe, I'll be back in a bit.

ElRiov trIdrys: Have a look. ::pulls up files on viewscreen::

VAdm Blackthorne: I noticed.

WillFMarlowe: ::nods to Airell:: All right.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::watches and times the bits of fragment as they come back together.:: uhoh...

Kiley Airell: ::heads out of sickbay::

Lt TKirr: Perhaps I am needed here more than I originally thought. Avoiding large, dangerous ships, perhaps.

VAdm Blackthorne: It was quite small, actually.

Lt TKirr: ::blinks::

WillFMarlowe: ::approaches the replicator and requests a cup of green tea:: Let's see. ::watches the screen::

Lt TKirr: How small?

Kiley Airell: ::enters turbolift:: Bridge

Lt TKirr: ::feels the tiniest bit of apprehension of what she does not know::

ElRiov trIdrys: This thing seemed to come out of nowhere. ::shakes head:: Unusual composition ... crystalline. Whatever it is it packed a wallop.

VAdm Blackthorne: Perhaps five of the Mustang fighters put together.

8:05 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::starts doing the math to see how long before the pieces out in space will take to reform::

WillFMarlowe: ::frowns:: I wonder what could have driven a captain to order a suicide attack.

Lt TKirr: ::turns the slightest bit lighter::

VAdm Blackthorne: The fighter squadron was out doing a checkout flight for Ellis.

Kiley Airell: ::leaves the turbolift and heads to the Admiral's RR, rings the chime::

VAdm Blackthorne: A microtorp she fired at a beacon hit their ship, which was cloaked in an extremely efficient manner.

VAdm Blackthorne: Enter!

ElRiov trIdrys: I don't have the vaguest yet as to who or what we're dealing with.

Lt TKirr: ::remembers to unlock her knees and approaches the desk, setting her bag down at her feet::

Lt TKirr: ::blinks again and turns to look over her shoulder::

Kiley Airell: ::enters:: You wished to see me Sir?

Lt TKirr: ::looks Kiley over, having not seen her for a while::

WillFMarlowe: ::drinks:: I wonder if they planned to hit our engineering hull.

VAdm Blackthorne: Doctor... any idea as to the casualty numbers?

Lt TKirr: ::waits, eager to hear the doctor's answer::

Kiley Airell: The numbers aren't good Sir.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Wait, was that an exponent or did I carry the two? Argh! This is why I'm a linguist. ::starts over::

Kiley Airell: I don't have exact numbers.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: Possibly ... could have been a strategic maneuver. Then again ... I'm trained to heal and not make war.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::frowns::

Kiley Airell: several dead, many more critically injured.

Kiley Airell: We just finished treating most of the patients a few minutes ago Sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: Any ballpark numbers?

WillFMarlowe: I haven't the faintest clue about tactics or weapons either. It might have been a coincidence.

8:10 PM

Lt TKirr: ::flicks her gaze to Blackthorne's shiny desktop, pondering the magnitude of all she has missed while away::

Kiley Airell: ::hands him a PADD:: I know that I came across at least 5 dead, 25 Critical, and well over 100 serious.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the padd, sighs::

ElRiov trIdrys: I just wish this were some sort of hostile we knew more about. If it were Romulans or Tholians at least we'd know who we were up against/

ElRiov trIdrys: . *

VAdm Blackthorne: And no doubt more will turn up missing at the next shift change.

Kiley Airell: *nods* Aye Sir.

VAdm Blackthorne: Some of the dead were undoubtedly killed instantly and sucked into space.

VAdm Blackthorne: Or worse.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::shakes his head, looking at the padd::

Lt TKirr: ::looks from Blackthorne to Kiley, and back::

Kiley Airell: The "or worse" are the ones who made it to sickbay Sir.

WillFMarlowe: I'd settle for the ability to communicate with them.

Lt TKirr: <<ouch>>

ElRiov trIdrys: I know .... faceless entity so far. ::sips::

VAdm Blackthorne: I would guess another twenty to fifty would have been in those sections during a normal duty rotation.

VAdm Blackthorne: I hope I'm wrong.

Lt TKirr: ::feels a stab of fear in her gut and looks at Kiley:: Did we lose our chief engineer?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Hmm.. ::looking down at the padd in her hand as she walks across the room:: Computer, Dr. Pepper, hot.. ::takes the mug and heads back to her desk and finishes the estamate::

8:15 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: ::shakes his head:: Fortunately not, but we've lost a lot of good people today.

Lt TKirr: ::feels relief wash over her, along with guilt at her apparent disregard for the less fortunate crew members:: Agreed.

Lt TKirr: ::changes the subject::

Lt TKirr: Shall I assist Ensign Ellis?

Lt TKirr: <<You were Ensign when I was here last right?>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (yeap)

Lt TKirr: <<Whew ok =P Congrats btw!>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Blackthorn+ Admiral, I have a bit of news..

VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, though she's Lieutenant JG Ellis now. She's currently trying to figure out who these things were and why they're reforming. We were able to talk to them briefly, but the UT failed horribly.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::perks:

VAdm Blackthorne: +Ellis+ Blackthorne here, go ahead.

Lt TKirr: ::perks ear::

Kiley Airell: Admiral? if there's nothing else, May I go?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Blackthron+ Though I have yet to find out what it is, I've confirmed that pieces are regrouping Sir, and at this rate, well, they may have themselves pulled together before we do..

VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods to Airell:: Dismissed.

Kiley Airell: Thank you Sir. ::nods to TKirr, and heads back to sickbay::

Lt TKirr: ::meets Blackthorne's worried gaze with slightly calmer one of her own::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Ellis+ How fast?

Lt TKirr: ::nods and heads out::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::subconciously calms slightly::

Lt TKirr: ::walks with Kiley to the turbolift::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Blackthron+ We may have an hour, if we're lucky, Sir.

8:20 PM

Kiley Airell: How have you been TKirr?

Lt TKirr: Science Lab. ::turns to Kiley:: Better than most of you, apparently.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Ellis+ An hour. I intend for us to be long gone by then, in that case.

Kiley Airell: Sickbay. ::nods:: yeah.

WillFMarlowe: ::finishes his drink and checks in on a few patients::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands and start walking to the TL::

VAdm Blackthorne: Deck 10.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: +Blackthron+ Yes Sir. I'll keep an eye on the pieces from here, Ellis out..

Lt TKirr: Do you know if Ens--...LieutenantJG Ellis was present to hear the failed translation?

Kiley Airell: I don't have a clue.

Lt TKirr: Have you heard it yourself?

VAdm Blackthorne: ::exits the TL and walks through the docking tunnel on the saucer's edge to the Discovery::

Kiley Airell: no. This is the first time I've left sickbay in a long time.

Lt TKirr: I am curious to hear it.

Lt TKirr: ::gives her a meaningful gaze:: I'm sure you have had a great deal of stress lately.

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Kiley Airell: ::nods:: When you watch 5 people die in front of you, I'd say that causes a lot of stress.

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VAdm Blackthorne: ::enters the Discovery's TL and heads for their bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: <<sup, Glenn>>

Lt TKirr: ::looks at the floor with hooded eyes, then back up at Kiley:: Is there anything I can do to help?

ElRiov trIdrys: :::checks over some patients and looks at PADDs and so on:::

Lt TKirr: ::stands steady as the lift lands with a small beep and opens::

Kiley Airell: Not right now. I have too much work in sickbay. I'm still running on addrenaline.

8:25 PM

Lt TKirr: ::nods:: I understand. Let me know if you do in the future.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::meets with Captain Santiago and explains that it's time to get the hell out of here::

Lt TKirr: <<lol>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::sets the sensors to watch the fragments and goes back to the recordings:: Ahh.. Now this is more like it. ::turns the volume up a little so the whole lab is full of the Scee!! sound::

Lt TKirr: <<I can imagine how that "explaination" went>>

Kiley Airell: ::nods:: Welcome back TKirr

VAdm Blackthorne: ::leaves the Discovery's bridge and returns to the Atlantis::

Lt TKirr: <<I think Sickbay's above the lab>>

Kiley Airell: ::heads to sickbay::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::sipping her warmed soda::

Lt TKirr: ::rides down to the lab and exits, walking to the door and enters, staggering back as the Scee!! pounds out the door::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Engineers all over the ship start to work really fast.

Kiley Airell: ::enters sickbay and looks around::

WillFMarlowe: ::gives some instructions to a nurse about the dosage of a certain medication that a patient is to receive::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::is noting all the differant pitches and doesn't notice TKirr::

WillFMarlowe: ::looks up:: Doctor Airell. All is as you left it.

Lt TKirr: ::wishes for a fraction of a second that she had a habit of cursing, and peers inside to spot Ellis::

WillFMarlowe: Unfortunately.

Kiley Airell: Marlowe, Idrys when you get a chance I would like to talk to the two of you.

WillFMarlowe: ::nods::

Kiley Airell: ::nods:: yes, unfortunate

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > Quite a job we got there Hakkie. ::turns and sneezes::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: Of course.

Lt TKirr: ::moves up behind Ellis and taps her on the shoulder, restraining the instinct to cover her ears::

Kiley Airell: ::walks into the office::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::jumps out of her chair and dropping her mug::

WillFMarlowe: ::leaves some encouraging words with a patient and heads into Dr. Airell's office::

Lt TKirr: ::glares at Ellis with a cocked brow::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::turns to see TKirr and presses a button on the desk::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::heads into Airell's office as well::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Lieutenant..

8:30 PM

Lt TKirr: ::feels the numb silence in her ears::

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > :::picks up PADDs and looks them over::: Hmmmm ... ::sneezes::

Kiley Airell: ::sits down, and looks at the other two:: How are you two holding up?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::brushing dr. pepper off her slacks:: Welcome back..

Lt TKirr: Lieutenant JG.

WillFMarlowe: ::runs a hand through unusually messy hair:: I'm fine.

ElRiov trIdrys: Tired ... but can't really complain.

Lt TKirr: ::ignores the obvious uncomfortable silence::

Lt TKirr: I'm here to assist you. Can you bring me up to date?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Sorry about the volume. I like being able to feel the vibe of these kind of echo commactions..

WillFMarlowe: The ones I'm worried about are out there. ::indicates the patients in sickbay::

Kiley Airell: I want both of you to get some rest. One of you take a couple hours rest, and the replace the other. I don't care who goes first. Who ever stays will help me maintain the care of the patients in here.

Lt TKirr: As long as the vibrations do not disturb any of the many bio samples and various residents of the lab.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::nods and points to the fragment in the chamber:: Well there's our test piece. I've been running tests on it since bring it back but haven't been able to lock down it make up..

Kiley Airell: If we get into another battle, it won't do for all three of us to be exhuasted.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Gets the report in from Discovery that we're ready to go::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks out onto the bridge::

WillFMarlowe: ::looks to Idrys:: I'll be fine for another few hours.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Shipwide+ All hands, prepare for towing.

Lt TKirr: ::nods and moves to get a closer look::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: All right.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: I have been able to confirm that it regroups when blasted apart..

Lt TKirr: ::gives Ellis a doubtful look::

8:35 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Which is why it's banging on the chamber wall.. I'm guessing it wants back out there to rejoin the large whole..

Lt TKirr: A guess indeed.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Santiago+ Captain, engage the tractor beam.

Lt TKirr: ::appraises the fragment critically, then looks down at the data Ellis has collected::

Kiley Airell: ::to Marlose:: I'm going to be in here working on paperwork stuff. Let me know if there are any trouble with patients or more injuries come in, will you?

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis shudders.

WillFMarlowe: Understood. ::turns and leaves the office::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: As far as the recorded commactions between the lead gem and the Admiral.. It's an echo style system. ::grabs hold of the consoul:: Not again..

VAdm Blackthorne: Santiago> Admiral, the beam appears stable, as does Atlantis's hull integrity.

VAdm Blackthorne: +Santiago+ Warp two, Captain.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::leaves office and heads out of SB with T'Nal::

Lt TKirr: ::shakes with the shudder and stands taller::

WillFMarlowe: ::goes back to the patients, instructing the nurses to take care as the Atlantis is towed::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis shudders even more as she's pulled into warp, but then settles down.

ElRiov trIdrys: Got a break for a couple of hours ... then back on to more of the same.

Lt TKirr: It feels like a tractor beam. We're probably just moving.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::nods:: I only hope moving helps..

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > That's ... :::SNEEZES:::

Kiley Airell: ::rubs eyes and starts pulling the statistics together::

Lt TKirr: ::looks Ellis over, taking in her emotional state, then returns back to the information scrolling over the small screen::

8:40 PM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: I mean of they need this piece for something.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Then there's a chance they'll follow..

Lt TKirr: You are a linguist ::speaking to the scientist behind her as she scans:: Did you hear the failed translation?

VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down in the center seat when it's obvious Atlantis isn't going to fall apart::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Not first hand but I have recordings.. Like I said before it's an echo style system. Harder to desifer then languages with a symbloic system

Kiley Airell: ::doesn't like the numbers, gets a full report ready::

Lt TKirr: ::thinks Ellis' theory is farfetched and illogical, but knows she is still just being introduced to the situation:: I would have to agree.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::mutters:: I suppose it gets worse with the pregnancy as it advances ...

ElRiov trIdrys: T'Nal > Huh?

Lt TKirr: Were any words translated at all?

ElRiov trIdrys: Oh ... nothing. ::reaches quarters, enters with her::

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Not words, but I've isolated three sections of the scee sound that.......

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: pasued

WillFMarlowe: ::paused::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::desuaP:::

Lt TKirr: ::pauses::

8:45 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, we're finally moving right along away from whatever that was. Good work.

Lt TKirr: Bah you're the one that moved us, we had nothing to do with it =P

VAdm Blackthorne: Ellis lit the fire under our rears.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:

Lt TKirr: Lol, I'll have to ask her how later... ^_~

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: I can be very pushie when I want to.. Just ask Chip and Cy.

VAdm Blackthorne: Next week I will be travelling, so I may or may not make it.

VAdm Blackthorne: If I don't, we'll see if the Major can run the sim.

VAdm Blackthorne: I'll be sending out an email beforehand.

VAdm Blackthorne: That's it for tonight.

VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr?

Lt TKirr: TWEEEET!!! It's great to be back!

8:50 PM

Lt TKirr: Dismissed!

WillFMarlowe: G'night everybody!

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Lt TKirr: Goo-... nm

Kiley Airell: night nigt

ElRiov trIdrys: niters

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Night everyone

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Lt TKirr: Night all

Lt TKirr: See you next week, Ellis

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: You too TKirr

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