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7:03:14 PM lcdrtkirr: Last week, I mean

7:03:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Hey folks

7:03:30 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey

7:05:58 PM cmdrshelev: internet spaceship

7:06:24 PM vadmblackthorne: woo woo

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7:10:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya Kiley

7:10:14 PM kileyairell: hey

7:11:32 PM kileyairell: wow, y'all are about as talkative as I feel

7:11:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Anyone got McKnight's number handy?

7:12:27 PM vadmblackthorne: I am going to find all of these and put them in my phone, I swear.

7:12:41 PM kileyairell: you keep saying that

7:13:44 PM vadmblackthorne: I know :(

7:17:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Ah, found it

7:17:13 PM cmdrshelev: KILL HIM

7:17:15 PM cmdrshelev: oh

7:18:24 PM vadmblackthorne: He's coming.

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7:20:32 PM majdougmcknight: (Testing...)

7:20:40 PM cmdrshelev: no

7:20:42 PM vadmblackthorne: Success!

7:20:49 PM majdougmcknight: Okay, there we go.  Damn connection.

7:21:02 PM vadmblackthorne: internets.

7:21:09 PM majdougmcknight: Sorry guys.  Tend not to be all these on Tuesday nights these days.

7:21:33 PM majdougmcknight: there, even

7:21:59 PM majdougmcknight: I, uh...blame that last one on my cat, who hovers around my keyboard.  Patron saint of typos.

7:22:08 PM vadmblackthorne: Naturally.

7:22:46 PM cmdrshelev: INTERNET CAT

7:24:03 PM majdougmcknight: Indeed.

7:24:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright then, let's get started.

7:25:30 PM kileyairell: I have to leave in about a half hour

7:25:41 PM vadmblackthorne: ::elbows the commander:: Wake up or I'll feed you to the Vulcan.

7:25:52 PM lcdrtkirr: :licks lips:

7:26:11 PM vadmblackthorne: That's fine, Kiley.

7:26:38 PM cmdrshelev: wat

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7:26:48 PM cmdrshelev: ::TWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEdammit

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7:26:55 PM cmdrshelev: ><

7:26:59 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA::


7:27:07 PM kileyairell: ::AA::

7:27:09 PM majdougmcknight: ::AA::

7:28:00 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, tonight, finally, Atlantis is back in Federation space, almost to Earth. The Xindi have been delivered to their new home, power transferred to their new interim government, and there has been nothing further out of the Machen Bren.

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7:28:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, tonight, finally, Atlantis is back in Federation space, almost to Earth.

7:28:17 PM vadmblackthorne: The Xindi have been delivered to their new home, power transferred to their new interim government, and there has been nothing further out of the Machen Bren.

7:28:27 PM cmdrshelev: yay

7:28:43 PM lcdrtkirr: Hurray!

7:29:44 PM vadmblackthorne: We are to spend a little time at Starbase One to repair and rearm (we're almost out of torpedos :( ) For the first time in months, the ship is relaxed.

7:29:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?

7:30:37 PM lcdrtkirr: No, but sounds nice. =)

7:30:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright then.

7:31:01 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:31:02 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:31:03 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:31:32 PM vadmblackthorne: ::in his ready room, enjoying the peace and quiet, going over a few padds full of reports::

7:32:07 PM lcdrtkirr: ::in the Fighter Bay, overseeing the last of the repairs::

7:32:22 PM cmdrshelev: ::On bridge, pushing around paperwork to get Shit Fixed::

7:32:30 PM kileyairell: ::in her office in sickbay, going over some of the crew's psychological profiles, having red flagged a few of the crew who may not adjust well to being back::

7:32:57 PM majdougmcknight: ::In his office, finally content to leave the ship's tactical status to a second.  Now that things have calmed down, he can get back to the important things in life.  Case in point: feet up, windows shaded, and a tumbler full of

7:33:07 PM majdougmcknight: Drake's K'tarian brandy::

7:33:11 PM vadmblackthorne: +McKnight+ Blackthorne to McKnight.

7:33:30 PM majdougmcknight: ::Mutters::  Son of a targ.

7:33:42 PM majdougmcknight: ::Taps his comm badge::  +Blackthorne+ McKnight here, sir.

7:33:44 PM vadmblackthorne: (I had to. ::cackle:: )

7:33:59 PM vadmblackthorne: +McKnight+ Major, report to my ready room.

7:34:32 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks longingly at his tumbler, glad that he elected to skip the ice::  Of course, sir.  Be there in a minute.

7:35:09 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Blackthorne to Shelev.

7:35:38 PM majdougmcknight: ::Puts the tumbler back in the drawer with the bottle before sliding it shut::  Don't you dare think we're done here.

7:36:08 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Shelev.

7:36:31 PM kileyairell: ::thinks that they may need to find a fulltime counselor, or another full time doctor to deal with all of the issues that are starting to present themselves::

7:36:32 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Has the full damage report been completed yet?

7:36:48 PM majdougmcknight: ::Stands up and exits his office, crossing through C&C into the by now familar turbolift::  Bridge.

7:38:08 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Aye, sir. We're going to pretty much take all the backstock that's on base; good thing we got  here first. We're looking at around four to five standard days before they can redeploy us.

7:38:38 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Better than I expected. Inform me when we've arrived at Earth.

7:38:38 PM lcdrtkirr: ::speaks softly with an engineer, looking over his shoulder at a PADD as he explains the details::

7:39:03 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Aye captain. Enjoy your vacation.

7:39:18 PM cmdrshelev: (( s/captain/admiral >_> ))

7:41:16 PM majdougmcknight: ::Arrives on the bridge, just in time to hear the very tail end of Shelev and Blackthorne's conversation::  Did he...did he comm you from 12 feet away?

7:41:29 PM cmdrshelev: He's lazy.

7:41:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::is handed the PADD by the engineer and exits the bay, heading down the corridor towards the lift::

7:41:33 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sips at a cup of coffee::

7:41:49 PM majdougmcknight: I'll take that as a sign that I'm not here for anything bad.  Reprimands and the like take more energy.

7:42:18 PM cmdrshelev: See the captain's chair?

7:42:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::boards the lift:: Bridge.

7:42:26 PM cmdrshelev: See the holster near it?

7:42:32 PM cmdrshelev: See how it has his gun in it?

7:42:48 PM vadmblackthorne: (I  do have more than one. )

7:42:49 PM cmdrshelev: He's 12 feet away from his sidearm. What's the worst that could happen?

7:42:57 PM cmdrshelev: ((I don't know that :v: ))

7:42:58 PM majdougmcknight: I'll be damned.  You ARE an optimist.

7:43:31 PM cmdrshelev: You can do logic without pointed ears.

7:44:06 PM cmdrshelev: Oh, and ask the admiral who I'm supposed to bill the new shield coil refreshers to.

7:44:15 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins as he approaches the ready room door and rings the chime::  Will do, sir.

7:44:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks up:: Enter.

7:44:37 PM kileyairell: +Black+ Airell to Blackthorne.

7:44:42 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Blackthorne here.

7:44:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::arrives on the Bridge, walks through the swishing doors, and holds a hand up as Ensign Logan at Science shifts from Science::

7:44:54 PM majdougmcknight: ::Does so, waiting for the door to swish shut behind wait still longer, as the comm comes in::

7:45:40 PM kileyairell: +B+ When you get a moment, I think we need to talk sir.

7:45:50 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Acknowledged. Blackthorne out.

7:46:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Major.

7:46:14 PM majdougmcknight: Admiral.  You rang?

7:46:44 PM lcdrtkirr: ::steps over to Shelev, holding out the PADD for him:: The fighters will be fully repaired within the hour.

7:47:11 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes. I want to commend you for a job well done in this past campaign. ::stands, hands clasped behind his back::

7:48:28 PM majdougmcknight: ::Smiles before nodding::  Well, let's just call it a team effort.  Anything I got done wasn't done without some damn fine backup.

7:48:42 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Aw.. so modest.>>

7:49:04 PM majdougmcknight: In fact, I wonder if you might pass along my personal thanks to Captain Santiago?  Those marines he loaned us were some damn fine people.

7:49:15 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm sure he'll be glad to hear that.

7:49:20 PM kileyairell: ::thinks she has has a couple of tough decisions to make before talking to the Admiral::

7:50:10 PM vadmblackthorne: In the meantime, I think it's about time the Lieutenant were taken out of your rank. ::takes a hand from behind his back which is holding a felt box, opened to display a gold oak leaf::

7:50:45 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins::  Beats the living hell out of a glass of brandy.

7:51:12 PM vadmblackthorne: ::offers the other hand for a handshake:: Congratulations, Major. You've earned it.

7:52:03 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shakes it firmly::  Thank you, sir.  I plan on continuing to earn it.

7:53:03 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm counting on it. ::hands him the box::

7:53:11 PM cmdrshelev: ::Wakes up:: !

7:53:24 PM cmdrshelev: Where am I signing this one?

7:53:35 PM kileyairell: (alright ya'll I have ta run . . . the dreaded work thing)

7:53:42 PM cmdrshelev: ((ta-ta))

7:53:44 PM majdougmcknight: (Alrighty, night Kiley.)

7:53:48 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Bye Kiley!)

7:53:48 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Night, Kiley!>>

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7:54:19 PM majdougmcknight: ::Takes it, then proceeds to try getting those damn silver bars off his collar with his free hand::

7:54:24 PM lcdrtkirr: It's just the fighter repair report, sir.  They will be finished soon.

7:55:05 PM cmdrshelev: ::Looks at the PADD finally.:: Ah. Very good. Did we reinforce what we have or just repair the banged up ones?

7:55:20 PM vadmblackthorne: Here, that's your CO's job on a promotion. ::walks around his desk, removes the silver bars, and pins the gold leaf on McKnight's collar::

7:56:02 PM lcdrtkirr: Full repairs, Commander.  Although I highly doubt they will be needed soon, it will be nice to devote my time to Science for a while.

7:56:10 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins...he seems to be doing that a lot today, and nods::  Thank you, sir.  It continues to be an honor.

7:57:00 PM cmdrshelev: I appreciate your efforts in supervising this firsthand. I'm sure the base personnel can finish watching the paint dry.

7:57:26 PM cmdrshelev: Did you have any projects you were working on? We have around a week before we get moving and I'm feeling generous.

7:57:27 PM vadmblackthorne: The honor is mine. Dismissed.

7:57:43 PM majdougmcknight: Sir.

7:57:50 PM majdougmcknight: ::Turns on his heel and exits::

7:58:28 PM lcdrtkirr: ::blinks, looking to the side for a moment:: No, anything scientific was low priority on this mission.  I... find myself without any specific duties other than routine at this time.

7:58:36 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks out onto the bridge::

7:58:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns her head and nods in greeting to the admiral::

7:58:59 PM cmdrshelev: Maybe the Admiral has some ideas.

7:59:25 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander T'Kirr, how are the Mustangs coming along?

7:59:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::inclines her head to Shelev:: I just informed Commander Shelev that they will be in full service within the hour.

8:00:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Excellent. How many are we down, counting parts scavenging and the like?

8:01:18 PM lcdrtkirr: We lost four during the last battle.  Our current number is at thirteen.

8:01:32 PM vadmblackthorne: I'd like to bring that up to twenty while we're at Earth.

8:01:59 PM lcdrtkirr: ::nods:: Our loss would have been far greater if Atlantis had not engaged the Machen Bren fighters itself.

8:02:46 PM cmdrshelev: Well she can take more punishment than the fighters can. Simple logic.

8:02:46 PM vadmblackthorne: ::nods:: Hopefully we won't be seeing any more of them for quite a while.

8:03:10 PM vadmblackthorne: ETA to Earth, XO?

8:03:48 PM lcdrtkirr: ::breathes in deeply, thankful to have the Machen Bren behind them::

8:04:04 PM cmdrshelev: We're here for another five days, then three of them back to earth if we manage to not kill another engineer due to stress.

8:04:55 PM vadmblackthorne: Funny. The real ETA please?

8:04:56 PM lcdrtkirr: ::whips her head to stare at Shelev::

8:05:25 PM cmdrshelev: Twenty minutes.

8:05:28 PM cmdrshelev: Sir.

8:05:31 PM cmdrshelev: Admiral.

8:05:39 PM cmdrshelev: ((His Excellency))

8:05:46 PM vadmblackthorne: That's more like it. Eight days and I'd have a mutiny on my hands.

8:05:50 PM majdougmcknight: (lmao)

8:05:53 PM cmdrshelev: ((God Save the Queen))

8:06:01 PM vadmblackthorne: (Keep going.)

8:06:01 PM majdougmcknight: ::Hasn't left the bridge just yet::  Have we heard any word as far as how the Xindi are settling in, sir?

8:06:32 PM cmdrshelev: ((No I think I'll stop at calling you a Queen :v ))

8:06:54 PM vadmblackthorne: The usual bickering and squabbling, but they're alive.

8:07:33 PM cmdrshelev: Their highest ranking dignitary is a banker. Give em five years and we'll owe THEM.

8:07:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::holds her hands together behind her, listening::

8:07:52 PM majdougmcknight: I'd call that a job well done then.  I trust Admiral Zuriyev is pleased with the outcome?

8:08:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smirks:: He found my reports quite interesting, but is happy. We'll see if Brooke doesn't poison me when they have me over for dinner.

8:10:38 PM vadmblackthorne: ::relieves the Ensign at helm as they pass the Mars Defense Perimeter::

8:11:16 PM lcdrtkirr: ::hangs out near The Chair::

8:12:04 PM majdougmcknight: ::Looks admiringly at what he can briefly see of the gigantic ring of fortifications, beefed up as it was during the Dominion War::  Well, I'll wager we're not going to run into many Machen Bren here.

8:12:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sits down and guides Atlantis toward Starbase One:: Shelev, signal the Starbase and let them know we're home.

8:14:36 PM cmdrshelev: Aye, Admiral.

8:14:39 PM lcdrtkirr: ::strolls over to Science and stands next to Logan::

8:14:51 PM cmdrshelev: I take it I need to warn them that we're coming in manually?

8:15:05 PM vadmblackthorne: They know by now.

8:15:09 PM cmdrshelev: ...

8:15:13 PM lcdrtkirr: ::perks an eyebrow::

8:15:24 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm sure the dockmaster is already sweating. ::smirks::

8:15:38 PM cmdrshelev: ::Triggers comm:: Starbase, this is Atlantis. Yes. Atlantis out.

8:16:02 PM lcdrtkirr: That would imply, Admiral, that your techniques are to be _sweated_ over.

8:16:21 PM cmdrshelev: ::Points the viewer at the starbase and zooms in so the bridge crew can see about eight dozen windows around the dockmaster light up at once.::

8:16:33 PM vadmblackthorne: You'd have to meet the dockmaster. He's the nervous type, likes everything to run perfectly the way he plans it.

8:17:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Which, normally, is an admirable quality in a dockmaster.

8:17:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ::heading for the spacedock at full impulse::

8:17:38 PM majdougmcknight: At least inertial dampeners are on this time.

8:17:57 PM vadmblackthorne: They survived?

8:18:34 PM lcdrtkirr: ::imagines the refit crew finding premature cracks throughout the hull in five years::

8:20:17 PM vadmblackthorne: ::slows to one-quarter impulse as Atlantis approaches the spacedoors::

8:20:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::presses the Record button on short range sensors, specifically targeting around the lateral hull of the saucer::

8:20:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::grins as he imagines the dockmaster sweating and tugging at his uniform collar::

8:21:37 PM vadmblackthorne: ::lines up to hit the doors at the perfect point in the starbase's rotation::

8:23:49 PM vadmblackthorne: ::guides Atlantis through the doors and cuts impulse, braking with the thrusters::

8:24:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ::eases her into the berth on thrusters, and engages the mooring clamps::

8:24:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Transferring off internal power.

8:25:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ::cuts over to Starbase power and secures the station::

8:25:15 PM lcdrtkirr: ::releases a held breath and stores the sensor data in the Admiral's Manual Landing log to cross-ref with his archived, thinking the landing blessedly uneventful::

8:25:16 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods appreciatively::  Not bad, sir.  There are times I almost regret not becoming a pilot.

8:25:25 PM cmdrshelev: ...Was that it?

8:25:56 PM vadmblackthorne: :::chuckles:: Yes, that was it, though I know Bob almost had a heart attack.

8:29:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::to Shelev:: Commander, organize shore leave for the crew. It's about time.

8:29:35 PM majdougmcknight: Well then...guess I better go get my fishing tackle.

8:29:44 PM cmdrshelev: I think they have that organized on their own, but I'll make sure they all get back here by the time recess is over.

8:30:20 PM vadmblackthorne: That's that then. Everyone, get off my ship and get some rest.

8:30:36 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:30:41 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:30:44 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:30:45 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::

8:31:01 PM majdougmcknight: ::Pauses as well::

8:32:02 PM vadmblackthorne: Congratulations, Major McKnight, and thank you for an AWESOME plot!

8:32:17 PM lcdrtkirr: Yeah =)

8:33:55 PM majdougmcknight: Thank YOU.  :-)

8:34:43 PM cmdrshelev: yes thank you for giving me ample gears to toss wrenches in

8:35:00 PM lcdrtkirr: lol

8:35:20 PM vadmblackthorne: This is a good place in the plot to try to work your alts in, and maybe even some on leave logs.

8:36:22 PM vadmblackthorne: I won the June 2006 log by virtue of the Brad Clause.

8:36:43 PM cmdrshelev: ok

8:36:43 PM lcdrtkirr: I'd say grats, but you don't deserve it.

8:36:50 PM vadmblackthorne: Let's see a little competition for the next month. :)

8:36:51 PM lcdrtkirr: Hm, was that out loud?

8:37:02 PM majdougmcknight: Alrighty, well I need to head out.  Have a good night, everyone.

8:37:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes a pip off T'Kirr's collar and eats it::

8:37:08 PM lcdrtkirr: I can congrats you for the effort over the rest of us, though. =)

8:37:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Hm, that was just an M&M.

8:37:18 PM lcdrtkirr: ::holds out her hand:: C'mon, spit it out

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8:38:32 PM vadmblackthorne: G'night!

8:38:40 PM lcdrtkirr: Night!