LtDougMcKnight:         ::AA::

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::AA::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Alright, tonight Atlantis is approaching the location of

the anomaly that leads to the crystals' home space.

VAdm Blackthorne:       Three of their ships are on sensors approaching fast, and

Ms. Crystals has been summoned to the bridge, hopefully to smooth things


VAdm Blackthorne:      Questions?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     anyone else paying nearly $3 for gas?

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::jaw drops::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Yes.

LtDougMcKnight:         Little over #2 now.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Tonight, before we begin, please welcome Ensign Sarina

Ja'ral to the medical department!

SarinaJaral:          ::smiles::Hi everyone.

LtDougMcKnight:         Be grateful.  In Turkey, it costs $100 to fill up a jeep.

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::applauds:: Welcome.

LtDougMcKnight:         Welcome.

MajorAZinthys:   ::applauds::

LtDougMcKnight:         Just warning everyone, I seem to be lagging.

SarinaJaral:          Thanks for the welcome.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     Welcome

LtDougMcKnight:         Just a bit so far.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Alright then...

VAdm Blackthorne:      BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne:      BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne:      BEGIN SIM

MajorAZinthys:   ::Standing at Tactical, looking very skeptical::

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::on the bridge, watching the display apprhensively::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::walking Amy to the bridge::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::At the helm steering straight toward the ships on

intercept course::

LtJGNicoleWeis:   ::in her quarters::

LtDougMcKnight:         Marine> ::Steps off the turbolift onto the bridge, and

salutes Blackthorne::  Sir, lieutenant McKnight sent me to "look after

our guest"!

VAdm Blackthorne:      Very well, soldier.

SarinaJaral:          :::heading for Sickbay:::

ElRiov trIdrys:     :::in SB doing inventory:::

AmythystCrystals:       Dakota, it's all right.  I won't run away... or read your

mind.  ::smiles at her::

Kiley Airell:         ::On the Bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Time to intercept?

LtDougMcKnight:         ::In security, monitoring the situation and waiting to

assign marines to assist those stationed on every deck in repelling boarding


Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     How kind of you.. ::calls for a TL::

SarinaJaral:          :::walks into Sickbay and looks around for someone:::

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::looks up:: Hello can I help you?

LtJGNicoleWeis:   ::running around trying to finish getting ready for work::

LtJGAaron Markus:       3 Minutes, sir.

AmythystCrystals:       ::puts a hand on her arm::  I'm not the enemy, Dakota.

SarinaJaral:          ::smiles::: If you're who I report in to, you certainly can.

If not...well at least I think I'm in the right place finally.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::looks at her:: Your not yet an allie either Ms.


VAdm Blackthorne:      ::drums his fingers on the chair arm::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::steps into the TL:: Bridge..

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::hears a faint drumming noise::

ElRiov trIdrys:     Ah well I'm not the CMO here. Are you newly assigned to the

Medical Department? ::extends hand:: I'm Dr Hakim tr'Idrys.

AmythystCrystals:       No, but if I'm guilty until proven innocent, as your way

of thinking is leading, how can there be peace?

SarinaJaral:          Jolan'tru, Doctor.  ::Holds out the pad with her orders::

Ensign Sarina Ja' medical least I am if I'm on Atlantis


LtJGAaron Markus:       ::sees on his board that Dakota and the guest are on their


Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     peace is a child's dream, Ms. Crystals

AmythystCrystals:       If it's always "the other guy" who has to make

the first step, then, fine.  I'll be that "other guy".  But if they

only meet anger and hostility, there will be no chance for either of our


OnlineHost:        Lt TKirr has entered the room.

Kiley Airell:         ((Hey TKirr))

LtJGAaron Markus:       ((TKirr!))

AmythystCrystals:       Peace makes you scared, Dakota.

VAdm Blackthorne:      >>Hey TKirr!<<

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::takes PADD:: Thank you Ensign and it's a pleasure to make

your acquaintance. ::looks around:: Hmm I don't see Dr Marlowe here but ...

well I guess I can give you the 50 cent tour of the place.

LtJGNicoleWeis:   ::sits down at the breakfast::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     If they only meet anger and hostility? We tried to talk to

them and they attacked us

SarinaJaral:          That would be great.

AmythystCrystals:       Believe me, you'll still have a purpose if there's no

fighting to do.

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::gestures for Ja'ral to follow::

AmythystCrystals:       I'm talking about your anger and hostility towards me.

SarinaJaral:          ::nods and follows along, looking around as she does:::

ElRiov trIdrys:     Atlantis isn't exactly a medical vessel but we do have

state-of-the-art medical equipment as you can see. Plus we have some of the

finest physicians in Starfleet. You're in good company I assure you.

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::looking mighty impatient::

ElRiov trIdrys:     Like the place so far?

LtJGAaron Markus:       1 minute to intercept.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     Not anger, just.. distrust.. Call it a Bajoran trait

SarinaJaral:          ::smiles:: It looks like a great facility.  I haven't seen much

else of the ship though.  You wouldn't believe the trip I had getting here.

LtJGNicoleWeis:   ::enjoys her eggs and hums happily to jewel::

Kiley Airell:         I hope this MsCrystals can talk some sense into those


AmythystCrystals:       I know.  It's the Bajoran way to not only distrust, but to

foster distrust in others.

AmythystCrystals:       ::steps out of the TL onto the Bridge::

ElRiov trIdrys:     Oh really? What was it like? I mean I don't get outside the

ship often myself.

LtDougMcKnight:         Marine> ::Observes Amythyst stepping off the turbolift,

and immediately falls in step behind her::

Kiley Airell:         ::looks over to the TL::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::sees Amythyst and Dakota enter the bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne:      MS. Crystals.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Glad to see you up here, we have vistors.

MajorAZinthys:   ::Continues monitoring his displays dispassionately::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::follows her::

SarinaJaral:          ::Laughs:: I started out on the Starbase and when

all...ahem..when the attack started, I was just about to beam over to

Atlantis. In the confusion I got beamed to the Discovery. I've been trying to

get here ever since.

OnlineHost:        LtJGNicoleWeis has left the room.

AmythystCrystals:       ::smiles at the Marine:: Thank you, Scott.

ElRiov trIdrys:     Oh my! That must have been quite a journey. We've been

through hell and back in a handbasket with those creatures.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::takes up Sci 2 and give TKirr a Agh! look and then looks

at Amy::

MajorAZinthys:   <<And the crystal guys, too!>>

SarinaJaral:          Medical on Discovery was quite busy for a while.  Has it been

that way here?

AmythystCrystals:       ::walks down to stand next to Ian::

LtDougMcKnight:         Scott> ::In unable to hide his surprise, but falls

maintains a nod and then silence in lieu of a verbal response::

AmythystCrystals:       >Whatever, Dakota.  Amy was hardly a problem for


ElRiov trIdrys:     Has it ever. We were absolutely deluged and at one point ...

well I almost lost it.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Mr. Markus, drop from warp.

AmythystCrystals:       ::looks at the main viewscreen::

SarinaJaral:          ::looks at him curiously:: Lost it? 

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     (lol.. she's still waiting for the other shoe to drop)

AmythystCrystals:       How close are they?

LtJGAaron Markus:       Aye, sir.  ::drops out of warp::

VAdm Blackthorne:      On screen.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Right on us.

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::puts on screen::

ElRiov trIdrys:     My sanity. There were so many patients at one point it was

like ... oh, what did they call it ... meatball surgery. Like a

slaughterhouse or an assembly line.

Kiley Airell:         ::looks up at the View Screen::

ElRiov trIdrys:     At one point I just felt like a machine and sort of switched


LtDougMcKnight:         ::Frowns at the display tied into the main viewer::  I

really, really hate trusting to the diplomats.

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::looks at her hopefully:: I trust you can diffuse this


SarinaJaral:          Has the feeling passed?  ::Leaning one hip against a supply

cabinet as she talks::

AmythystCrystals:       Ian, your crew has been so wonderful.

AmythystCrystals:       ::smiles::  I just thought that you should know.

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::hopes since they came to us that we won't have to go to

their home::

LtDougMcKnight:         (That's a polite version of events.)

VAdm Blackthorne:      I would expect no less.

MajorAZinthys:   Sir, should we go to red alert?

ElRiov trIdrys:     Oh yes. My mate, T'NaluMor, helped nurse me back to health

as did our Counselor. And now T'Nal and I are very happy parents as well.


Lt TKirr:      ::watches Crystals from Science on the Bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Stand by at yellow for now, Major.

SarinaJaral:          So you're a new parent? How wonderful.  ::smiles;:Is it a boy

or girl?

MajorAZinthys:   ACTION> Yellow alert (If it wasn't already going...)

ElRiov trIdrys:     It's a boy. His name is S'NacLuv.

MajorAZinthys:   <<I love snacks...>>

AmythystCrystals:       Is it possible to open a channel to them, Ian?  Even if

they don't answer, it would be helpful to have an open channel for me to

communicate with them.

LtDougMcKnight:         (But I scream for ice cream.)

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<LOL>>

SarinaJaral:          Interesting name.  Congratulations.

VAdm Blackthorne:      ACTION> Three crystals drop from warp and appear on the

main viewer.

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::smiles:: Thank you.

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::nods to Markus:: Open a channel.

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::opens the channel:: Channel open.

AmythystCrystals:       >Trust me... S'mores made with Butterfinger Bites!


Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::turns on the translation program she wrote::

VAdm Blackthorne:      >> Oh God <<

VAdm Blackthorne:      >> ::dies:: <<

Lt TKirr:      ::eyes Ellis wearily::

SarinaJaral:          You're welcome.  ::looks around again:::

VAdm Blackthorne:      You're on.

Lt TKirr:      <<Sorry all, think I'm having lag>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::looks at TKirr and shrugs::

AmythystCrystals:       ::listens for a moment, then starts to hum in a

crystalline, rather musical way::

Kiley Airell:         ((ugg . . . I'm having slight lag too))

ElRiov trIdrys:     So what do you think of the Medical Bay?

Lt TKirr:      ::listens curiously::

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<we forgive>>

SarinaJaral:          I like it.  Up to date, not crowded, at least not now. 

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::wonders who started playig water glasses::

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::listens:: Beautiful.

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Listening to the comm channel himself::  She could use a


ElRiov trIdrys:     (( Careful! It's a siren song! Stuff cotton in yer ears!! ))

AmythystCrystals:       ::frowns and looks at Ian::  Just how many of your people

did you lose?

Kiley Airell:         ::listens::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Too many.

AmythystCrystals:       Oh!  Turn down the volume on the incoming channel!

VAdm Blackthorne:      Hundreds, total, in all the engagements.

AmythystCrystals:       They will be loud!

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::turns the volume down a few notches and nods::

AmythystCrystals:       I'm so sorry for your losses, Ian.

AmythystCrystals:       ::sadly looks around, then starts to hum again::

VAdm Blackthorne:      A lot of "I regret to inform you" letters.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Crystal> ::appears on screen:: SCREE Who are SC you?


MajorAZinthys:   <m> Aw, scr you.

Lt TKirr:      <<rofl!>>

ElRiov trIdrys:     ( LOL )

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Unfortunately, wasn;t present for the volume warning, and

has to settle for gripping his ears in pain::  Jesus Christ!

Kiley Airell:         ((lol))

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::adjusts the program as needed::

SarinaJaral:          :;strand of hair comes loose from the pins and falls into her

face:: Drat it.  ::tucks it back up again::

AmythystCrystals:       ::frowns and hums a little louder::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Pounds his fist down on the volume control repeatedly::

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<Hallelujah!!>>

AmythystCrystals:       >You've got the spirit, Aaron?<

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<::is suffering from the bug going around called


VAdm Blackthorne:      >> I think everyone is <<

VAdm Blackthorne:      Crystal> Losses were many.

LtDougMcKnight:         Yeah, that'll happen when you start a war.

AmythystCrystals:       (w) The same....

SarinaJaral:          Hopefully things won't get busy again, but if they do, my

specialty is trauma surgery, so I should be of some use.

AmythystCrystals:       Ian, their losses were as great as yours.

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::nods:: I hope that there are no more losses.

AmythystCrystals:       ::listens to the other crystals' humming::  One at a

time... too many...

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::kicks the consoul when she can't get the program to pick

up everything::

Lt TKirr:      ::thinks to herself about blowing up all their attacking force

with the fighter team::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Crystal> ::humminh::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Crystal> ::humming too::

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<LOL>>

AmythystCrystals:       ::hums in response, a bit sharper::

Lt TKirr:      ::glares at Ellis::

Kiley Airell:         :;watches the interaction::

AmythystCrystals:       I need to ask your advice, Ian.  Yours and your crew.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Yes?

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::winces mildly from the piercing noise to his ears::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::looks at TKirr with a "It was asking for it"


AmythystCrystals:       They will give me 20 of your minutes to respond to their


Kiley Airell:         ::wonders what's up::

ElRiov trIdrys:     Yes indeed that sounds like a good specialty to add to the

ship. I'm sure Dr Marlowe will be very pleased when he meets you

MajorAZinthys:   This can't be good.

AmythystCrystals:       Can you ask as many people as possible to a meeting?

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::frowns::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Markus, have all dept. heads and major assistants meet in


AmythystCrystals:       I couldn't dream of deciding on my own what they ask of


SarinaJaral:          Does the ship have a lounge?

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::nods to the Admiral a little confused:: Aye, sir.

VAdm Blackthorne:      On the double.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::thinks the other shoe is about to get drop kicked::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::gets right to work sending out the message to all

department heads and major assistants::

AmythystCrystals:       Please hurry.  We don't have much time.

ElRiov trIdrys:     Yes as a matter of fact. Been a while since I've been there.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Put me on shipwide.

SarinaJaral:          Perhaps you and your mate would join me there for a drink


LtJGAaron Markus:       ::turns on the Admiral's lapel mic and nods::

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::nods:: I think that would be nice. I'll mention it to her


VAdm Blackthorne:      The is Admiral Blackthorne. All dept. heads and major

assistants report to CR1, on the double!

SarinaJaral:          Good.  ::smiles::: What's the CMO like?

AmythystCrystals:       >That's a lapel mic?  I thought it was something from

dinner!   ;-)  <

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     (LOL)

VAdm Blackthorne:      >> That's on the other lapel <<

SarinaJaral:          ::hears the comm:: Well, I don' think that's me, but do you

need to go?

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::thinks:: "that'll get 'em running"

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Looks up at the speaker::  Son of a bitch.  All those

cigars have finally gone to his head.

AmythystCrystals:       ::takes Ian's arm:: 

VAdm Blackthorne:      >> That's my way of saying, "Everyone that's here"

 :)  <<

MajorAZinthys:   ::Lets Ensign Jones take over Tactical::

MajorAZinthys:   ::Walks to the CR::

ElRiov trIdrys:     Yes I certainly do ... you'll have to hold down the fort.

::heads on out to TL:: Bridge.

MajorAZinthys:   ::sits::

SarinaJaral:          <<::laughs::Yes, Sir, Admiral, Sir>>

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::TL moves::

Lt TKirr:      ::clasps her hands behind her and calmly follows others out::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Leaves O'Grady in charge, and takes the first available

turbolift up to the bridge::

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::TL doors open, heads to CR1::

SarinaJaral:          <<::laughs:: now now I'm being left behind...can I


Lt TKirr:      <<Think we were waiting for you, Admiral =P>>

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::files into the CR::

AmythystCrystals:       ::looks up at him, her violet eyes large and sad::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Or CR1, if that's not right next to the bridge::

Lt TKirr:      Ensign> ::takes over Science::

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::looks back at Amy::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::logs out of Helm/Ops, stands to let the replacement

Ensign take over and walks to CR1::

Kiley Airell:         ::raises and heads towards the CR::

SarinaJaral:          ::looks around Medical:: All mine for the moment...let's just


Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::heads to the CR::

MajorAZinthys:   <<It is.>>

AmythystCrystals:       ::walks to the CR with him::  And I had so hoped to get to

know you better.  ::sighs and takes a seat::

Lt TKirr:      ::puzzles::

VAdm Blackthorne:      What do you mean?

SarinaJaral:          ::begins peering into storage cabinets:::

Kiley Airell:         ::thinks this isn't going to be nice::

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::sits at CR table::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Files into the conference room next, and looks to

Blackthorne::  With respect, admiral, I hope this doesn't take long.

Especially at a time like this, my place is in security.

SarinaJaral:          ::begins humming as she checks things out:::

AmythystCrystals:       ::half-smiles at Doug::  Always on duty, aren't you?

OnlineHost:        CptKetchum has left the room.

MajorAZinthys:   McKnight.

VAdm Blackthorne:      It'll be fine, Lieutenant.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Alright, Ms. Crystals... what did they have to say?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     It's ok McKnight ::smiles at him:: Your guns won't miss

you to much while your gone

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::makes sure he gets a seat near Kiley and sits:: (w)You

look a little nervous.

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Is plainly unconvinced by Blackthorne's assurances, but

doesn't say anything::

SarinaJaral:          ::closes one cabinet and goes to another, still humming:::

AmythystCrystals:       Thank you all for coming... I have a decision to make, but

I can't speak for part of me.... if that makes any sense.

Kiley Airell:         ::smiles slightly to Aaron and nods::

SarinaJaral:          ::Hair falls out of the pins again::: M'ethra!  Would you just

stay put?

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Takes a seat at the table::  I, for one, am not following.

AmythystCrystals:       Part of me is made up of human emotions that were

lingering at the battlefields... highly charged emotions that are deeply

personal, but aren't individual.

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::stifles a grin at Dakota's inadequacy joke::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::holds Kiley's hand under the table in hopes of lending


VAdm Blackthorne:      ::listens::

AmythystCrystals:       They are the collective feelings of hundreds of dying

people... people who died suddenly, abruptly.

SarinaJaral:          ::removes the pins so she can redo her hair, it falls to her


AmythystCrystals:       I also have the same feelings from Crystalline beings who

were killed.

AmythystCrystals:       But, Crystalline don't feel the way that humanoids do.

It's very different.

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::wonders what that's like::

LtDougMcKnight:         Yeah, we can't pick our own pieces back up.

Lt TKirr:      ::listens intently::

AmythystCrystals:       As one of them, the Crystalline want me to come to them,

but part of me belongs here.

SarinaJaral:          ::winds it around and puts it back up again, repinning it::: stay.

Lt TKirr:      ::suggests:: Perhaps you could visit both.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Yes, of course.

AmythystCrystals:       They agree to cease hostilities.... if I go to them.

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::nods::

VAdm Blackthorne:      And that involves us taking you there?

AmythystCrystals:       But, what do I do with the part of me that is humanoid?  I

can't speak for them, and it doesn't feel right to remove them from a

receptacle where their families might find some solace...

SarinaJaral:          ::goes to take a look at surgery, where she feels at home::

AmythystCrystals:       I can promise you safe passage to the Crystalline


AmythystCrystals:       But I don't know what would happen once I am there.

AmythystCrystals:       You could be destroyed.

VAdm Blackthorne:      They would promise peace and then destroy us?

Lt TKirr:      ::doesn't like the sound of that::

AmythystCrystals:       They promise safe passage as long as I am on your ship.

AmythystCrystals:       But, I can't stay here forever, either.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     So once she's gone we're toast

AmythystCrystals:       The rest of your fleet would be in danger.

LtJGAaron Markus:       Excuse me...what do you mean by receptacle?

VAdm Blackthorne:      Then what sort of peace is that?

Lt TKirr:      It is not logical for them to think we will agree without safe

passage out.

MajorAZinthys:   So even you don't trust them.

MajorAZinthys:   <<Weeeeeee... lag>>

MajorAZinthys:   <<Not just a journey... an adventure>>

Kiley Airell:         So, they aren't really offering to end hostilities, are they?

LtDougMcKnight:         Excuse me, have they actually stipulated that we have to

give you the ride home?

AmythystCrystals:       It's my hope that your show of good faith will cement the

tentative peace offering.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::pinches the bridge of her nose and shakes her head as

she thinks... if that ship had just gotten out of the way of my weapons::

SarinaJaral:          ::Feels a strand coming loose and glares:: I could cut you all

off, you know.

VAdm Blackthorne:      But you can't guarantee it.

Kiley Airell:         What happens if you don't agree to go?

SarinaJaral:          Or shave you and pass for Deltan.  ::smiles:: That might be


LtJGAaron Markus:       And couldn't we just let the crystalline's take her?

Lt TKirr:      <<Sarina, please don't say you're talking to your


LtDougMcKnight:         That's what I'm saying.

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<LOL>>

SarinaJaral:          <<::;laughs:: Well, it's me and my to talk to


LtDougMcKnight:         Couldn't we just beam her onto one of their ships?

Kiley Airell:         ((test))

AmythystCrystals:       And what becomes of the human essences that I am?

Lt TKirr:      <<Might as well let your fingers in on the conversation.

They're doing all the work, after all.>>

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<pass>>

SarinaJaral:          <<ROFL...I think I like this place>>

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::looks confused:: I'm afraid I don't follow.

VAdm Blackthorne:      >>Well, that's good to know! <<

VAdm Blackthorne:      You would know more than we would.

AmythystCrystals:       Do you simply wash your hands of all of them?

LtDougMcKnight:         All of them are dead.

SarinaJaral:          ::Runs her fingers over the edge of a surgical bed:: I hope you

don't get filled any time soon.

AmythystCrystals:       They are.  As are all of the Crystalline ones.

AmythystCrystals:       But they are still there.

VAdm Blackthorne:      We do not regenerate like they do.

Kiley Airell:         What happens if you choose not to go?

LtJGAaron Markus:       No...once we're dead, that's it.

LtDougMcKnight:         Nuh uh.  You said what you had were strong, but non-specific

feelings.  Non-individual.  That's not the same thing.

OnlineHost:        weissangelserene has entered the room.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     That's like a collective

AmythystCrystals:       That is true... but some people alive on your ship have

less distinct feelings than those I carry.

AmythystCrystals:       Are they dead, as well?

LtJGAaron Markus:       Feelings aren't what make us alive...

MajorAZinthys:   I don't think it matters. I think we are talking about

sacrificing for the greater good.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Their families would be proud to know that their children

aided peace, even after death.

AmythystCrystals:       ::looks at Allen::

MajorAZinthys:   Even if they were alive, would sacrificing a hundred

individuals for peace be worth it?

AmythystCrystals:       You are right.

AmythystCrystals:       The greater good.

LtJGAaron Markus:       To us, those people who were killed on Newer Jersey are

gone and to their families as well...They've let them go...

AmythystCrystals:       ::Stands up::

LtDougMcKnight:         I doubt that, Markus.

LtDougMcKnight:         Not after a week.

MajorAZinthys:   You've made your decision, then?

LtDougMcKnight:         (Or...however long it's been.)

AmythystCrystals:       The... good of the one, isn't that how the adage goes?

VAdm Blackthorne:      It does.

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::gets a little angered at her using a Vulcan adage::

Lt TKirr:      ::nods slowly::

Lt TKirr:      <<Friggin' lag spike>>

VAdm Blackthorne:      Then the decision is made.

AmythystCrystals:       Thank you, Ian.

LtJGAaron Markus:       What decision?

VAdm Blackthorne:      Dismissed, everyone. Thank you for your concerns.

AmythystCrystals:       >Stuff it, Aaron, it's not Vulcan.<

LtDougMcKnight:         Sir, with respect once again, I'd appreciate knowing just

what decision we've reached.

SarinaJaral:          ::figures she might as well make herself useful, runs a few

diagnostics:: Have to earn my pay.

LtJGAaron Markus:       <<stuff it?>>

VAdm Blackthorne:      We are taking her to their homeworld, as a gesture of


Kiley Airell:         ::looks to Aaron, very quietly:: calm down

MajorAZinthys:   ::Stands::

LtJGAaron Markus:       Why can't we just let them take her though?

MajorAZinthys:   But how can we trust them?

LtDougMcKnight:         Despite her, who's in a position to know, being unable to

provide assurances they won't just kill us once they have what they want?

MajorAZinthys:   Exactly.

LtJGAaron Markus:       Why do we have to go?

VAdm Blackthorne:      Sometimes, in the name of diplomacy, gestures must be made

in good faith.

weissangelserene:        ::walks into sickbay::

Lt TKirr:      <<::Is glad the GM is also the CO::>>

AmythystCrystals:       Someone has to extend the proverbial olive branch.

VAdm Blackthorne:      This is one of those times. Simply giving her to them is

no effort on our part.

MajorAZinthys:   This is an awful big risk.

SarinaJaral:          ::turns and smiles:: Greetings, Can I help you?

LtDougMcKnight:         Sir, you said yourself that we have them on the defensive.

LtDougMcKnight:         It seems to me that not kicking the crap out of them while

we have the chance is a gesture in and of itself.

VAdm Blackthorne:      Even so, Lieutenant, a fight with them will lose more

lives that don't need to be lost.

LtJGAaron Markus:       And where is their effort?

weissangelserene:        ::looks at the person:: umm, no, i'm good, who are you?

SarinaJaral:          ::Smiles:: Ensign Sarina Ja'ral, Medical officer.

ElRiov trIdrys:     Sometimes you simply have to ... trust, and hope against


weissangelserene:        ::raises eyebrow in confusion and shock:: i didn't know we

were getting a new med officer, i'm nicole, i'm one of the assistants ::holds

out hand to shake::

VAdm Blackthorne:      What is their motive to betray us?

LtDougMcKnight:         The Klingons have an adage of their own.

LtJGAaron Markus:       What was their motive to fight in the first place?

LtDougMcKnight:         Trust is earned, not given.

VAdm Blackthorne:      We are the superior power now, militarily. It is in their

best interests for peace.

Kiley Airell:         We did kill some of them Admiral.  That's mogtive

SarinaJaral:          ::shakes her hand:: It's very nice to meet you.  I've met Dr.

tr'Idrys already, but not the CMO.

LtDougMcKnight:         With respect, we don't know that, admiral. 

VAdm Blackthorne:      Mr. Markus, set a course.

MajorAZinthys:   ::Retakes his post at Tactical::

AmythystCrystals:       They could have destroyed you before now.

AmythystCrystals:       They haven't.

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::also remembers the Klingon adage about it being a good day

to die but what frelling EVER ... ::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::clenches his fists:: But...::thinks better of it::


AmythystCrystals:       They have been waiting, with their shields down.

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Stands up, disgusted::  Well, the night is young.

weissangelserene:        ::nods:: yeah, will is off right now, and it's nice to

meet you aswell

VAdm Blackthorne:      ::walks out of the CR, tired of defending the decision,

even when it's so controversial::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::walks out onto the bridge::

SarinaJaral:          I've been looking around Sickbay. It's a very nice facility.

Kiley Airell:         ::sighs::

Lt TKirr:      ::retakes Science, relieving the ensign::

Kiley Airell:         ::walks onto the bridge::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Storms out, to the turbolift::

AmythystCrystals:       ::stays in her chair::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::Steps onto the lift::  Deck 9.

weissangelserene:        yeah it is ::frowns:: unfortunately we're really low on

supplies right now, i keep inventorying to hopefully find somehting  i missed

before, but i find nothing

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::takes over for the temp Ensign and sets a course for the

crystalline home::

Kiley Airell:         ::thinks this is a mistake::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::As the lift starts to move::  Pedantic, condescending,

dimwitted &%$*&@!

VAdm Blackthorne:      PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne:      PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne:      PAUSE SIM

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::paused::

ElRiov trIdrys:     :::desuaP:::

MajorAZinthys:   ::Blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys:   Attention!!

Kiley Airell:         ::AA::

LtDougMcKnight:         ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus:       ::AA::

Lt TKirr:      ::AA::

weissangelserene:        ::AA::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Alright, next week the plot thickens...

MajorAZinthys:   Even more?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis:     ::A:A::

VAdm Blackthorne:      Oh yes.

LtDougMcKnight:         Lag?

ElRiov trIdrys:     ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus:       Probably

Lt TKirr:      Don't think it's good practice to end a sim with a curse. =P

ElRiov trIdrys:     With Ensigns talking to their hair and to the beds.

VAdm Blackthorne:      That's all for this week. Major?

MajorAZinthys:   Crew, you're dismissed.

MajorAZinthys:   Now go home.

MajorAZinthys:   Beat it.

OnlineHost:        Kiley Airell has left the room.

MajorAZinthys:   Scram.

SarinaJaral:          ::laughs:::