AIM Chat with CptKetchum, ltjgaaronmarkus, LMajAdamDrake, SarinaJaral, MajorAZinthys, Kiley Airell, elriovtridrys.

7:28 PM

LtJGAaron Markus: Admiral on deck!

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ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Admiral

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Kiley

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Adam

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Aaron

Kiley Airell: Hey Admiral

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Major

VAdm Blackthorne: Evening everyone!

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Sarina

LtJGAaron Markus: ::laughs::

SarinaJaral: Evening, Admiral.

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SarinaJaral: Hi Idrys!

ElRiov trIdrys: WB Dakota

LtJGAaron Markus: WB

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MajorAZinthys: Good Evening, Idrys.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: thanks

ElRiov trIdrys: :::nails door shut behind Ellis:::

SarinaJaral: Hi Dakota!

7:30 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: Evening Miz Crystals

Kiley Airell: hey Idrys, Ellis

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: stupid little laptop. lol

VAdm Blackthorne: It's good to be back on a somewhat normal schedule.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: I don't see how Joe and Sarah sim on these things

LtJGAaron Markus: I did for a short time.

LMajAdamDrake: I'm on one right now. There's nothing wrong with 'em.

ElRiov trIdrys: laptops? Hey before the one I used broke in January it was 9 months of fun

Kiley Airell: I love laptops!

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: just have to get use to it I guess. lol

Kiley Airell: in fact, I miss my laptop

MajorAZinthys: ::uses one, too::

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ElRiov trIdrys: Evening T'Kirr

VAdm Blackthorne: Hey, T'Kirr

Lt TKirr: Upgrade Recommended... bleh.

Kiley Airell: hey TKirr

LtJGAaron Markus: I wish I had mine working. I have to carry my computer up stairs to my friend's apartment to use his internet.

Lt TKirr: Ouch..

LMajAdamDrake: Grad gift, Rhi?

SarinaJaral: I love my laptop it's all I use.

Lt TKirr: Now that's a dedicated Lt

LtJGAaron Markus:

Kiley Airell: my laptop is in the shop . . . I wouldn't be able to be here if I wasn't out of town

LtJGAaron Markus: Wow.

Lt TKirr: *steals Sarina's laptop, thinking quickly of a logical way to explain it away*

LtJGAaron Markus: I need a new screen for mine.

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VAdm Blackthorne: Hey McKnight.

SarinaJaral: ::laughs::: Oh no, not my laptop! Anything but that!

LtDougMcKnight: Hey folks.

Kiley Airell: hey McKnight

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: No it's my mom's I high jack it when I'm staying with a friend

LtJGAaron Markus: I could try to use my PDA....

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, let's get this show started. Major?

Lt TKirr: rofl

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

Lt TKirr: ::AA::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!!

ElRiov trIdrys: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::AA::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::A:A::

LMajAdamDrake: ::@@::

Kiley Airell: ::AA::

LtDougMcKnight: ::AA::

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, tonight, we have arrived at the crystalline homeworld.

7:35 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: It is a planet that orbits no star...

LtJGAaron Markus: ::almost claps::

VAdm Blackthorne: But instead gives off a pale light of its own and reflects it, almost like a gem.

VAdm Blackthorne: We are on approach and about to assume orbit.

VAdm Blackthorne: Questions?

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Does Gem get a dollar for every time you say gem?

VAdm Blackthorne: No, but she gets a raspberry coffee.

AmythystCrystals: Mmmmm!

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Ooo even better

VAdm Blackthorne: Which probably costs about a dollar.

VAdm Blackthorne: Any others?

AmythystCrystals: (m) Or three.

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright then..

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN sIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

AmythystCrystals: But, Ian's buying, so it's all good.

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: ::in the TL with Amy, on the way to the bridge::

SarinaJaral: ::Heading for Sickbay:::

AmythystCrystals: ::in the TL, looking at the floor, being very quiet::

Kiley Airell: ::on the bridge::

MajorAZinthys: ::Running the bridge from Tactical::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::at Helm/Ops ready to assume orbit::

Lt TKirr: ::standing at Science, totally calm, of course, even though they're expected to blow up within the hour, dutifully scanning for danger::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::in Medical doing inventory:::

AmythystCrystals: ::takes Ian's hand::

VAdm Blackthorne: I hope you enjoyed your time here, overall.

AmythystCrystals: I had a wonderful night, Ian.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> +Drake+ Engineering to Drake.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::At Sci2 playing pong with the dude in astrometrics::

LMajAdamDrake: +Engineering+ ::slowly waking up:: Go ahead.

SarinaJaral: ::walks into Sickbay, holding two large cups:::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::squeezes her hand: I'm glad to hear that.

LtDougMcKnight: ::In security, watching the bridge feed as marines rush about, every last one of them now called to duty::

7:40 PM

AmythystCrystals: ::looks up as the doors swish open, her eyes going to the big screen::

SarinaJaral: ::goess off looking for Idrys who she knows is supposed to be on duty:::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Walks onto the bridge with her::

AmythystCrystals: ::steps out:: We're here.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::watches the Admiral and Amy enter the bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::dryly:: Welcome home.

AmythystCrystals: ::looks at Ian::

MajorAZinthys: Admiral. ::nods::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::closes the game and looks up to see the Adm. and Amy::

VAdm Blackthorne: Report.

Lt TKirr: ::watches quietly::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::keeps at inventory, eyes on PADD and sundry medicines and so on:::

Kiley Airell: Looks over to the Admiral and Amy as they enter the bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks down to his chair::

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> +Drake+ We've reached the crystalline homeworld, Major, I didn't know whether or not you'd want to be on the bridge or not. Just thought I'd let you know.

SarinaJaral: Hakim? Dr. Idrys? ::sees him over by a storage cabinet:: There you are.

AmythystCrystals: ::walks with him and stands next to his chair::

MajorAZinthys: We're here. No communications have come from them as of yet.

LMajAdamDrake: ::rubs the sleep from his eyes:: +Engineering+ Mr. Jeddin, I'm on my way.

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ElRiov trIdrys: ::jumps slightly:: Oh Sarina! Sorry. I was so busy.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands in front of it::

LMajAdamDrake: ::rolls out of bed and uniforms up::

MajorAZinthys: We have assumed a standard orbit.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::looking at the view screen glad to see something there::

VAdm Blackthorne: Should we hail them, Ms. Crystals?

AmythystCrystals: They know we're here... ::points to the ships flanking them::

SarinaJaral: I was pretty quiet coming in. Sorry to have startled you. Here. ::holds out a cup:: Rihannsu ma'kala...the equivalent of Terran coffee...or as close as the replicator in my quarters could get.

Lt TKirr: ::monitors short and long range scans, watching carefully for possibly cloaked vessels::

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps out of his quarters and begins to move down the corridor:: +Bridge+ Drake to Bridge.

AmythystCrystals: They'll be hailing you... ::turns as the channel beeps::

ElRiov trIdrys: Why thank you. :::takes cup and sips::: Quite a change.

VAdm Blackthorne: :quietly:: T'Kirr, get all that you can about this place.

Lt TKirr: ::nods::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::monitors orbit::

VAdm Blackthorne: On screen.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::puts on screen::

LMajAdamDrake: ::Steps into the TL:: Deck Sixteen, Main Engineering.

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

Lt TKirr: ::makes scans of the nearby vessels, but can't penetrate the shields, and turns attention to the planet::

ElRiov trIdrys: I just wonder what's going to be happening now that we're approaching the Crystalline homeworld.

7:45 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: No assurances of anything other than ... we're here.

SarinaJaral: I know. It's the one thing I hate about being a doctor. All the waiting. And it seems like we're always the last to know what's going on. ::glances at what he was doing:: Can I help?

AmythystCrystals: Crystalline> Send us the link. You will go free, and there will be no more attacks.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::shrugs:: Inventory. Constant stuff and I hate it but someone's got to do it.

MajorAZinthys: ::furrows his brow::

AmythystCrystals: Well... they've adapted your language.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::blinks::

VAdm Blackthorne: That's the first assurance we've had.

VAdm Blackthorne: What will happen to you?

Lt TKirr: ::watches the screen in curiousity::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::runs a quick diagnostic of helm::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::sips:: At least it's part done.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::Thinks.. link? as in missing or... hears Amy and huffs.::

SarinaJaral: After waiting, it's my least favorite thing. I can help, maybe we'll get done in half the time.

LtDougMcKnight: Well, the nice folks have agreed to stop kicking us around. Show them how grateful we are, boys.

AmythystCrystals: Well....

AmythystCrystals: They'll process what they can of me.

VAdm Blackthorne: Process?

AmythystCrystals: Perhaps they'll learn about humanity.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: Many hands make light work.

AmythystCrystals: Well, yes.

LtDougMcKnight: Marines> ::As one, give the figure on the security screen the finger, only wishing they were transmitting from this terminal as well as receiving::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::shows her PADD and indicates area:: I've got this much accounted for ... so ... ::indicates other area:: that leaves this much still to do.

VAdm Blackthorne: <<Nice, McKnight!>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::mutters in her head about working on the UT and adding program after program to translate the sceeing and other sounds.::

SarinaJaral: ::picks up a padd and opens another cabinet::: We can coordinate the lists when we're done. And it will keep us busy while we wait to see if we're going to blow up or anything.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::skeptically:: Define that.

Lt TKirr: ::studies her readings of the planet, scanning region by region::

AmythystCrystals: They wouldn't keep me alive. They'll process me... remove the Crystalline components, and analyze the rest.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (LOL Now that's a well drilled team.)

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ElRiov trIdrys: Right. :::resumes work:::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::finishes diagnostic and continues to monitor orbit::

VAdm Blackthorne: They'll kill you? Why?

Lt TKirr: <<Hi Kiley!>>

7:50 PM

Kiley Airell: <<Hey all>>

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VAdm Blackthorne: <<hey Kiley!>>

AmythystCrystals: Well..... a humanoid would serve no purpose on the Crystalline.

SarinaJaral: ::works silently for a few minutes, then glances over:: Hakim, do you know the Chief Engineer?

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps into Engineering:: Jeddin, report on the microfracture.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> Don't know, Major, we still can't pick it up.

VAdm Blackthorne: You say that so calmly.

ElRiov trIdrys: I spend so much time here in Medical ... ::sighs::

AmythystCrystals: Hysterics wouldn't help matters any.

LMajAdamDrake: That could be bad. If we went to full warp now, how long would we have?

AmythystCrystals: And... this way, there's a definite goal of peace.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> After calculations and a bit of guessing based on Ms. Crystals' given parameters of the problem, about sixteen hours. Maximum.

LMajAdamDrake: That's not nearly enough to get back to Federation Space.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> No, it's not.

AmythystCrystals: ::looks at him::

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Drake to Bridge.

VAdm Blackthorne: You're part human, Amy. You can't be so willing to throw that part of you away.

SarinaJaral: ::: has gone back to working::I just wondered... I met him...

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VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks to Zinthys with an 'answer the damned phone' look on his face::

AmythystCrystals: Willing? ::takes several steps across the carpet:: I'm not willing at all. This is like....

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Zinthys here, go ahead.

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Sir, we need all engines to be completely taken off line. We have a small microfracture in a dilithium crystal that could pose a very large problem.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<LOL>>

ElRiov trIdrys: Oh you mean Drake? Not very well but yes we have met.

MajorAZinthys: You can fix it here?

AmythystCrystals: This is like getting a tooth pulled. Do you go willingly? No, of course not.

VAdm Blackthorne: All you have to do is ask for asylum, Amy, and you'll have it.

SarinaJaral: ::Nods::Yes, that's him. I don't know why I asked, I was just wondering what sort of person he is.

7:55 PM

AmythystCrystals: ::wipes angrily at a tear:: I don't *want* to die. Not after just learning last night what it means to be human and feel *good* things.

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Yes, given a couple of hours for the whole process.

MajorAZinthys: +Zinthyss+ What's the alternative?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::wonders what Amy is talking about::

MajorAZinthys: +Drake*+

ElRiov trIdrys: I don't know him that well, to be honest. Sometimes my work just keeps me down here a lot.

VAdm Blackthorne: Then ask for asylum. No Captain in this fleet would send an unwilling woman to her death.

LMajAdamDrake: {{Talking to yourself, Allen? }}

LtJGAaron Markus: <<LOL>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::feels like maybe the bridge crew should all take a collective walk for a few mins.::

AmythystCrystals: But, what good am I anywhere else? I can reach intergalactic peace with a single action! Anywhere else, I'd be "The Freak Who Let The Federation Down".

MajorAZinthys: <<No, being crazy is your characters' shtick>>

LtDougMcKnight: (Perhaps that's why they sent an Admiral. )

SarinaJaral: ::uncomfortable with the topic, but figures she brought it up:: It's not a big thing, he just, we were going to meet for lunch, that's all.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods as he continues with work:: Lunch is good.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::though the freak who let the federation down was Wesley Crusher::

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Alternative, Major? There is none for this problem.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::looks over:: Did you ... wind up not having lunch is that it?

Lt TKirr: <<rofl>>

VAdm Blackthorne: You would get to live your own life.

AmythystCrystals: There's been enough death on both sides. Me "living my own life" would only cause more.

MajorAZinthys: Admiral, I hate to interrupt, but Drake wants to shut the engines down for a few hourse.

MajorAZinthys: hours*

VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns sharply:: Request denied. He must be crazy.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::mutters "sitting ducks" in bajoran::

SarinaJaral: ::nods:: Something like that.

MajorAZinthys: If he doesn't, the dilithum crystals will rupture.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::sighs:: I'm sorry to hear that, Sarina.

MajorAZinthys: ::Hears Ellis' comment, thanks to the UT::

VAdm Blackthorne: Tell him to make it work or he loses his job. We're in enemy territory and we are NOT taking the engines down.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns back to Amy::

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ The answer is no. Do it without shutting the engines down.

ElRiov trIdrys: Unfortunately all too often on a Starship it's business before pleasure. Unless he had the time and ... ::shrug::

AmythystCrystals: Besides... take a good look at the situation.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::mouths "daaaaaaammmnnn"::

8:00 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: All you have to do to, to live, to experience more of what you felt last night, is to ask me for asylum. The Federation will grant it to you.

SarinaJaral: It's not a big deal. I'm sure he got busy in Engineering and forgot. ::goes on working for a minute.:: I just ...::shakes her head:: Never mind.

AmythystCrystals: Your crew is a perfect example of what awaits me if I ask for assylum.

AmythystCrystals: Fear, hate, distrust, anger.

LMajAdamDrake: ::runs a hand through his hair:: +Zinthys+ Understood.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::wishes she had some popcorn::

ElRiov trIdrys: ( "We can grant you asylum ... but who the hell wants to live in an asylum!?"  )

LMajAdamDrake: Did I mention I could do that?

LtJGAaron Markus: ::suddenly feels very small::

LMajAdamDrake: 'Cause, you know, had I been able to do that I wouldn't have asked in the first place.

AmythystCrystals: Living like that isn't living, either.

ElRiov trIdrys: Well, if you have any problems you need to unload, you can always talk to me.

Lt TKirr: ::attempts to concentrate on scans::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::suddenly very angry::

LMajAdamDrake: ::moves over to the dilithium matrix:: Has this ever been done before?>

LMajAdamDrake: Once or twice maybe. At Daystrom.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> Captain Christopher Bettes. He and his crew did it while traveling at warp seven in an Ambassador Class ship.

LMajAdamDrake: ::looks at him::

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> Research - I like to know what I'm dealing with.

LMajAdamDrake: ::smirks:: I'm glad you did. How can we do it? Sovereigns are bit different then the old and clumsy Ambassador class ships.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::gets a beep from the planet:: Sir, I think they're waiting for an answer...

VAdm Blackthorne: Humanity is not all about hate and anger, despite what you may see here. ::biting tone in his voice::

SarinaJaral: ::turns toward him and leans a hip against a counter::: I was on Betazed during the war. I lost a lot of friends and one relationship. I just don't know if I want to do that again.

AmythystCrystals: I know that.

AmythystCrystals: Thanks to you, I got to experience the better side of humanity.

MajorAZinthys: <<awwwwwwww>>

VAdm Blackthorne: Apologize for the delay, Mr. Markus.

Lt TKirr: <<::finds a tissue::>>

VAdm Blackthorne: ::rolls his eyes::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::nods::

LtDougMcKnight: (Shit, toothache!)

VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns back to Amy::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: I understand. The war changed many of us.

8:05 PM

AmythystCrystals: >  <

VAdm Blackthorne: I can't stop you from going. But a life isn't something that should just be marched to its end.

MajorAZinthys: <<Kirk would'a banged her>>

LtJGAaron Markus: ::sends a message to appologize with some excuse about a power drain...::

SarinaJaral: ::turns back to her work:: But he could have comm'd me. It's not like I'm on another planet.

Lt TKirr: <<Omg, teach me howta do that lol>>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Play the Kenny G hold musak, Aaron

LtDougMcKnight: (How to bang her?)

Lt TKirr: <<No... the face...>>

MajorAZinthys: <<LOL!!>>

LtJGAaron Markus: ::looks at Ellis and chuckles::

AmythystCrystals: ::looks around::

ElRiov trIdrys: I know ... things just ... happen.

AmythystCrystals: ::shrugs::

LMajAdamDrake: This is going to take even longer. ::sighs::

LMajAdamDrake: +Sarina+ Drake to Ja'ral.

AmythystCrystals: Better this way than in another war, don't you think?

SarinaJaral: :::nods a bit:: I guess.

VAdm Blackthorne: You won't get me to admit that.

ElRiov trIdrys: Well now speak of the devil ...

SarinaJaral: ::thinks 'speak of the devil':: +Drake+ Ja'ral here.

LMajAdamDrake: +Sarina+ I can't make it for lunch. Something has come up in engineering and it requires my immediate attention. I will contact you later to make it up. Drake out.

ElRiov trIdrys: ( HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GMTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

VAdm Blackthorne: I wish that whoever said that bloody mess about the good of the many had never said it.

LtDougMcKnight: (Greenwich Mean Time...something?)

Lt TKirr: ::raises a brow from behind Blackthorne::

LMajAdamDrake: Potter, prepare to bring on the inertial stabilizers for the dilithium matrix. Kendricks, reroute all the power from the plasma coolant to the dilithium matrix. Standby for dilithium matrix decoupling.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::blinks::: Again? Well ... he DID comm you ....

ElRiov trIdrys: ( Great Minds Think Alike )

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::snickers at the look on TKirr's eyebrow::

AmythystCrystals: ::sighs and walks up the ramp to the TL doors::

8:10 PM

Lt TKirr: ::watches Amythyst::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::watches Amy::

AmythystCrystals: My welcome here was worn out before I arrived.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Looks down at the rug, as if considering something:: O'Grady, take over. I need some air.

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VAdm Blackthorne: Markus, signal them and tell them to expect transport.

VAdm Blackthorne: Zinthys, you have the bridge.

MajorAZinthys: Yessir.

SarinaJaral: ::Glances at Idrys as she waits for Drak to respond::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::walks with Amy to the TL::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Walks to the nearest turbolift without waiting for acknowledgement, and steps in::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::feels very small:: Aye, sir.

MajorAZinthys: <m> 'bout damn time...

Lt TKirr: ::frowns slightly at the unfortunate situation, then resumes scanning::

SarinaJaral: +Drake+ Understood. Ja'ral out.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::signals the planet::

SarinaJaral: ::shrugs:: The date was yesterday, but better late than never, I guess.

AmythystCrystals: ::rides the TL to the TR::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::rides with her::

SarinaJaral: Drat it, I wish I knew what was going on.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::silent, fuming::

LtDougMcKnight: Transporter room 1.

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> Sir, do you know what will happen if we decouple the matrix without disengaging the engines?

Lt TKirr: <<::chants:: Blackthorne's got a girlfrieeeend...>>

LtDougMcKnight: (Not for long.)

ElRiov trIdrys: Same here.

VAdm Blackthorne: <<Wow, thanks Doug.  >>

AmythystCrystals: ::steps out of the TL::

LtDougMcKnight: (Maybe he IS channeling Kirk!)

LMajAdamDrake: Yes, Michael, I do. If we go to even the smallest amount of warp, we'll have a huge anti-matter/matter destabilization in the warp core. I told them that I needed engine deactivation.

MajorAZinthys: <<LoL>>

AmythystCrystals: ::walks along to the TR, silently, thinking::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (Ian and Amy sitting in a tree.... What do you get a girl who's made partly form diamonds?)

VAdm Blackthorne: ::walking with her, mad as hell::

LtDougMcKnight: (A gold housing, I guess.)

VAdm Blackthorne: <<Gold, the same thing you get any girl>>

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LtDougMcKnight: (Like in that Bond movie.)

SarinaJaral: I'm starving. I didn't eat breakfast. :::heads over to the replicator:: Want something?

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LtDougMcKnight: (Only without Oddjob.)

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Lt  jg  D  Ellis: (lol a nice gold setting.)

AmythystCrystals: Wait.... one thing I can do for you.

8:15 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: What?

ElRiov trIdrys: I'll have what you're having. Doesn't really matter.

AmythystCrystals: ::folds her hands and concentrates, pulling elements from the air::

LMajAdamDrake: Myers! Watch the variance in the crystal housings. Anything above twenty-nine hundred milli-pascals and we'll have to abort completely.

LMajAdamDrake: Myers> ::nods:: Aye, Major.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::goes back to playing pong::

SarinaJaral: ::laughs::You might be sorry. ::turns to the replicator:: Two pecan sticky rolls.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<LOL>>

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Watches intently::

AmythystCrystals: ::frowns and concentrates harder, focusing her energies::

LMajAdamDrake: Decouple!

AmythystCrystals: ::manages to completely heal the microfracture in the dilithium crystals::

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> Disengage the safety field. ::moves over::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Arrives at the transporter room, surprised to find he's beaten them there:: Funny...I've never been punctual before...

AmythystCrystals: ::staggers and leans against Ian::

LMajAdamDrake: ::steps up:: Equalize the harmonics.

SarinaJaral: ::Picks up the plates and walks back over to Idrys:: Here you go. Guaranteed to make you need to brush your teeth.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::catches her::

VAdm Blackthorne: What happened?

LMajAdamDrake: Langston> Sir?!

ElRiov trIdrys: ::laughs and accepts a plate from her:: Oh definitely.

LMajAdamDrake: ::turns:: What is it?

SarinaJaral: ::smiles:: How is your wife and your child?

AmythystCrystals: It's... phew... your crystal is healed. Your ship is safe.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Leans against the transporter console, waiting, and turns to the transporter guy:: So...what the hell do you actually DO here all day?

LMajAdamDrake: Langston> The microfracture. When we hit the ability to scan it thoroughly, I watched the crack completely fuse together.

VAdm Blackthorne: Amazing.

LMajAdamDrake: Abort the process! Abort!

LMajAdamDrake: Reset all initial regulations and settings.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<transporter guy>pretty much the same thing you do.>>

LtDougMcKnight: Transporter guy> Solitaire, mostly.

AmythystCrystals: ::looks at the TR::

AmythystCrystals: ::sighs::

AmythystCrystals: Time to go.

ElRiov trIdrys: They're doing nicely, thanks. ::shows her a holophoto::

VAdm Blackthorne: Don't do this, Amy.

LtDougMcKnight: (Shows what you know, helm boy. I play Tetris.)

LtJGAaron Markus: <<j/k>>

AmythystCrystals: I have to.

LtJGAaron Markus: <<helm boy?>>

AmythystCrystals: No....

AmythystCrystals: I need to.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::smiles:::

LtDougMcKnight: (Yes, it's an ancient Indian name meaning boy at the helm.)

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> That was rather uneventful. ::smirks::

LMajAdamDrake: For a change.

8:20 PM

SarinaJaral: ::Looks at the holo:: Oh, how cute. ::smiles::I love children.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks at her:: I'm sorry you had to experience this part of humanity.

AmythystCrystals: ::thinks::

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ Engineering to Bridge.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ Go ahead.

AmythystCrystals: It seems to be the greater part of your world.

ElRiov trIdrys: Same here. We haven't decided if he should be our only one or the first of ... well, a few. Not too many.

LMajAdamDrake: +Bridge+ We're all set to go here, Major.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ It's fixed?

LMajAdamDrake: +Zinthys+ Affirmative.

AmythystCrystals: I don't know how you live through it, day after day.

VAdm Blackthorne: You learn to strive to make things better.

MajorAZinthys: +Drake+ I'm sure the Admiral will be happy to hear that. Bridge out.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::relaxes slightly::

SarinaJaral: ::smiles::I think you should have at least one more. A little girl.

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: Brother and sister ... that would be nice.

Lt TKirr: <<That was really cool, Amy>>

LtDougMcKnight: ::Nods slowly:: You should try baseball. It's all about sitting around for hours.

SarinaJaral: I don't think I'll ever have children.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> ::walks into sick bay holding a fussy and burning hot Noah who's pulling at his ear::

SarinaJaral: ::hears the doors and turns:: It would seem we have a customer.

ElRiov trIdrys: Indeed we do. Can we help you?

LMajAdamDrake: We need Starbase.

AmythystCrystals: ::walks into the TR::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::checks all the helm systems again to make sure we can get the heck outta dodge::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes her hand and walks with her::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> He woke up with a high fever

LMajAdamDrake: Jeddin> We need drydock for a refit that's weeks long.

AmythystCrystals: Doug. ::smiles a little::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::has never walked someone to their execution before::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Nods at the two as they enter:: Sorry if I'm breaking up a moment. I've always liked to be there to see someone off.

AmythystCrystals: Should I use a different TR? Are you using this one?

SarinaJaral: ::defers to Idrys::He looks miserable.

AmythystCrystals: See...

AmythystCrystals: ::looks at him::

ElRiov trIdrys: Let's get him up on the biobed here. ::gestures, gets out medical tricorder:::

LtDougMcKnight: I didn't come here for the conversation.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Looks to transporter guy:: No offense.

8:25 PM

LtDougMcKnight: TG> None taken, sir.

AmythystCrystals: Thank you, Doug. ::impulsively hugs him::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> ::puts Noah on the bed:: Is he ok?

Lt TKirr: <<Careful, don't poke him>>

LMajAdamDrake: {{Good, that man needs a bit more love in his life! You're a downer! }}

ElRiov trIdrys: :::scans Noah::: We'll see, please be patient.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Stiffens for a moment, before relaxing and giving her a pat on the back:: Peace is over-rated.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Watches, looking pained::

AmythystCrystals: ::backs up:: But it helps the economy.

AmythystCrystals: ::smiles::

LtDougMcKnight: Maybe...but I'm willing to bet you would have loved to see Montana.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> Dee's going to kill me

LMajAdamDrake: Well, now we can return to the usual things in life. +T'Kirr+ Engineering to T'Kirr.

SarinaJaral: Ear infection? ::to Hakim::

ElRiov trIdrys: Hmmm. Ear infection. ::looks over at Ja'ral:: Sarina please assist here ...

Lt TKirr: ::looks up:: +Drake+ Go ahead.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Glad to see that at least someone else got it::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::looks back at Candy:: She will NOT "kill" you. My word on that.

LMajAdamDrake: +T'Kirr+ Please switch to engineering channel Delta Six. ::looks at his console waiting for her to engage the communications circuit::

AmythystCrystals: I would. Make sure to take a minute to think about me the next time you visit.

AmythystCrystals: ::smiles shakily::

ElRiov trIdrys: ::looks back at tricorder:: An infection is just something that ... sometimes can't be controlled.

Lt TKirr: ::switches to the requested channel::

LtDougMcKnight: Fishing takes hours, especially when you suck at it. I promise, I'll spend an hour, at least.

SarinaJaral: ::has come up to assist Hakim::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::smiles a bit::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> Are you sure? Maybe I shouldn't have taken him swimming

LtDougMcKnight: After that, my attention span's not much good. And it's off warranty.

LMajAdamDrake: ::looks at her:: Hello.

SarinaJaral: Has he had a cold?

ElRiov trIdrys: Let's see if we give him a few CCs of methacordrazine here that should bring it down.

SarinaJaral: ::nods and preps a hypo:::

AmythystCrystals: ::chuckles:: Somewhere, buried deeply in there, is a good man, Doug.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> ::nods::

AmythystCrystals: Don't tell anyone. ::winks at him::

SarinaJaral: Would you like to administer it? ::Holding the hypo out to Idrys:::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::takes hypo and injects::: Hmmmm well next time you might check before going swimming.

LtDougMcKnight: I've made it 36 years that way already.

AmythystCrystals: ::turns to Ian:: And you.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> ::frowns:: She's going to have a cow. I made her kid sick.

MajorAZinthys: Markus, has she beamed to the surface, yet?

8:30 PM

AmythystCrystals: Thank you.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::scans Noah again::: Good ... :::smiles::: temperature is dropping.

AmythystCrystals: For everything.

LMajAdamDrake: How've you been?

SarinaJaral: You did not make him sick. Infections happen. He might not have had any symptoms until today.

LtJGAaron Markus: No sir. I don't why...::checks:: They're in the transporter room....

Lt TKirr: ::stares at Drake on her mini-screen:: Yes, Major?

ElRiov trIdrys: ::looks to Candy:: He should be all right in about 15 minutes.

MajorAZinthys: I've heard of long goodbyes, but damn

VAdm Blackthorne: You're welcome, of course. I wish I had known this all along.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> :;sighs:: Thank you. It's easier to tell the mother after the fact.

AmythystCrystals: ::smiles a little:: And ruined the surprise ending?

VAdm Blackthorne: That's not entirely true. Things wouldn't have been any different.

LtJGAaron Markus: To tell you the truth, I don't blame them.

LMajAdamDrake: ::looks at T'Kirr:: How've you been?

LtDougMcKnight: Known what, unless it's one of those need to know things?

AmythystCrystals: ::moves into his arms:: Take care of yourself.

ElRiov trIdrys: Oh I agree.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::scans Noah once more to make sure:::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes her in his arms, doesn't reply with "You, too":: Thank you for a wonderful evening, Amy.

Lt TKirr: ::frowns fleetingly at Drake's conversational approach:: I have been well.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Closes his mouth, realizing he is in fact on the verge of ruining a moment::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Noah> ::kicks Idrys' hand::

LMajAdamDrake: Good. You look better than when we spoke last.

ElRiov trIdrys: Ow!

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Noah> ::giggles::

ElRiov trIdrys: Well he's definitely on the mend.

Lt TKirr: ::converses more with Drake::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> good can I take him home soon? If we're not there when Dee gets back she'll freak

AmythystCrystals: ::kisses Ian, a good, long, satisfying kiss for the romantics in the audience::

ElRiov trIdrys: Hmmm well I would say not for another few minutes but if you must you must.

SarinaJaral: ::trying not to laugh::

LMajAdamDrake: {{Peanut Gallery> ::oohs and ahhs::}}

ElRiov trIdrys: Just don't try and get into trouble again ...

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> Is it safe too?

AmythystCrystals: ::turns away and steps up on the transporter pad::

AmythystCrystals: Good bye.

LMajAdamDrake: I realigned the lateral sensor array as you requested however long ago. I apologize for the lack of promptness.

8:35 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods:: Go ahead.

VAdm Blackthorne: If any part of humanity goes with you into them, let it be what you felt just then.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Candy> ::picks Noah up and smiles:: Thank you..

AmythystCrystals: ::shimmers out, with an extra sparkly shimmer::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Noah> ::reachs out and grabs a padd from the bed and starts to crew on it::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::turns to Z:: She's gone, sir.

MajorAZinthys: ::nods:: understood.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: *chew

VAdm Blackthorne: ::swallows::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Bridge+ Blackthorne to bridge.

LtDougMcKnight: ::Fails to find the words for making conversation, and instead settles for frowning at the deck plating::

SarinaJaral: Ahem...::takes the padd away from Noah:::

MajorAZinthys: +Ian+ Zinthys here.

AmythystCrystals: @::lasts all of about 16 seconds on the Crystalline homeworld before she's destroyed and analyzed::

LMajAdamDrake: {{}}

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Noah> ::replaces it with his fist::

VAdm Blackthorne: +Z+ Set course for the anomaly, send our regards to the Crystalline, and get us on our way. Warp five.

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

LtJGAaron Markus: <<>>

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

Lt TKirr: <<Aw! >>

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: paused

LMajAdamDrake: For the record, that ending sucked.

ElRiov trIdrys: :::desuaP:::

Lt TKirr: ::pauses::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::paused::

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!

ElRiov trIdrys: ::AA::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::AA::

LtDougMcKnight: ::AA::

LMajAdamDrake: ::@@::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::A;A::

Lt TKirr: ::AA::

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright, a round of applause for our guest star, Ms. Amythyst Crystals!

LMajAdamDrake: ::applauds and stands::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::Claps::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::applauds::

ElRiov trIdrys: :::clapclapclapclapclap:::

Lt TKirr: ::clapclap::

MajorAZinthys: ::claps::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::claponclapoff::

AmythystCrystals: Thanks for the opportunity. You're a great crew.

VAdm Blackthorne: That performance has to be worth an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar!

LMajAdamDrake: Definitely!

LMajAdamDrake: She's got my vote.

LtDougMcKnight: Don't forget that spray painted popcorn MTV hands out.

LMajAdamDrake: And a supporting role from the Admiral.

LtJGAaron Markus: Suck up...

LtDougMcKnight: Look who's talking, Mr. "Admiral On Deck"

LMajAdamDrake: Hey, helm boy, shh...

VAdm Blackthorne: Now, First Lieutenant Douglas McKnight, get yer arse up here.

8:40 PM

LtDougMcKnight: ::Steps up hesitantly:: Whatever it is, Drake did it.

LMajAdamDrake: He's probably right. ::nods::

VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, so he's the one responsible for excellent characterization and devotion to this sim?

LMajAdamDrake: ::nods:: Sounds like me.


LtDougMcKnight: Oh, I figured you were referring to the spray painted poodle.

Lt TKirr: ::bonks Drake and sweeps him under the rug::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::watches Drake disappear, nods approvingly::

LMajAdamDrake: ::is bonked and swept::

LtDougMcKnight: The thing you just said...that's all me.

LtJGAaron Markus: ::smirks::

VAdm Blackthorne: I'd hoped so.

VAdm Blackthorne: Wouldn't want to stab, er, promote the wrong man.

VAdm Blackthorne: Igor, er, Major, get me the box, pleez.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::thinks so that's where the hot green poodle came from::

LMajAdamDrake: {{Can't stay, all, gotta jet. Someone send the full chat log!}}

LMajAdamDrake has left this chat.

MajorAZinthys: ::digs around under the Admiral's chair::

MajorAZinthys: ::pulls out The Box::

MajorAZinthys: ::Hands it to Ian::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes it and withdraws a sharp instrument::

MajorAZinthys: ::steps back calmly::

Lt TKirr: ::lifts a brow:: <w> This is new...

LtDougMcKnight: ::Hopes this isn't one of those hazing things::

LtJGAaron Markus: ::covers his eyes:: (w) I can't watch.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::w to TKirr:: Yeah Z found the box right away

ElRiov trIdrys: ::pokes Markus:: ::qw:: Are you saying the Marines _are_ tougher than us!?

SarinaJaral: ::whispers to Idrys::You got the medkit?

8:45 PM

ElRiov trIdrys: ::nods to Sarina:: ::w:: Right here.

VAdm Blackthorne: Douglas McKnight, by the power invested in me by the state of Guam, I hereby promote you to the rank of Marine Captain on the USS Atlantis. May Bob have mercy on your bowl! ::pips him, drawing blood::

SarinaJaral: ::nods and waits for the bloodletting::

Lt TKirr: ::wonders why Blackthorne was in Guam, and why it's so powerful::

LtDougMcKnight: ::Puts a hand to his neck, his tears surely tears of joy:: Thank you, EVER so much.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Guam? No wonder the set falls apart every other week

VAdm Blackthorne: Oh, you're welcome. Drinks are on you.

VAdm Blackthorne: Thanks for the logs that have started appearing recently, folks! Keep it up!

Lt TKirr: Erm.. any vampires on board? 'Cause... McKnight's really gushin'...

VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, someone patch him up.

MajorAZinthys has left this chat.

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: No that's Banshee

VAdm Blackthorne: That's all I have for tonight.

Lt TKirr: ::blinks:: Vampires on Banshee?

VAdm Blackthorne: Everyone give Ms. Crystals another round of applause!

MajorAZinthys has joined this chat.

Lt TKirr: ::claps heartily::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Z would have gotten that joke. lol

ElRiov trIdrys: :::clapclapclap:::

MajorAZinthys: What joke?

LtDougMcKnight: ::Claps::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: ::claps::

VAdm Blackthorne: Send em home, Major!

LtDougMcKnight: ::Keeps clapping until he's forced to devote a hand to stemming the flow of blood::

AmythystCrystals: ::drops a sweeping curtsy::

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Lt TKirr: Erm.. any vampires on board? 'Cause... McKnight's really gushin'

Lt  jg  D  Ellis: Lt jg D Ellis: No that's Banshee

Lt TKirr: That was ... a joke? I didn't mean it to be...

Lt TKirr: Oh wait, nm

ElRiov trIdrys: :::steps up and band-aids the wound::: Dweeb.

MajorAZinthys: ::Laughs::

MajorAZinthys: Yes. Yes, I do.

MajorAZinthys: Alright, get out!

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::