6:48:23 PM vadmblackthorne: test
6:52:20 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey. =)
6:52:24 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya!
7:00:46 PM lcdrtkirr: I still have to come up with our Vulcan friend's characteristics, mm
7:01:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh yes, that'd be helpful.
7:01:10 PM lcdrtkirr: Tall and handsome... oh wait, that's you, hrm... ^_~
7:01:17 PM vadmblackthorne: Ahaha.
7:02:47 PM vadmblackthorne: I'll BET he has black hair.
7:02:50 PM vadmblackthorne: And pointy ears.
7:03:20 PM lcdrtkirr: You read my mind.
7:03:27 PM vadmblackthorne: Amazing!
7:04:19 PM lcdrtkirr: Hey, Kiley ^_^
7:04:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Hiya Kiley
7:04:27 PM lcdrtkirr: Well the three people we know to have read the log are here.
7:04:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Thanks so much for writing, you two.
7:05:41 PM lcdrtkirr: Yeah
7:05:58 PM lcdrtkirr: Now whether I'm ready for the rest, we'll see =P Think I just need to dive in and react
7:07:17 PM vadmblackthorne: McKnight will be a few minutes.
7:07:50 PM cmdrshelev: internet spaceship
7:07:53 PM lcdrtkirr: Hi, Shelev
7:07:58 PM vadmblackthorne: Welcome to internet spaceship.
7:09:02 PM lcdrtkirr: You read our log, Shelev?
7:09:30 PM lcdrtkirr: It's a prereq, so if you haven't, get out =/ J/K
7:09:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Go read it, it's quick but useful info.
7:10:10 PM vadmblackthorne: P-A-R-T-WHY? Because we GOTTA.
7:10:27 PM lcdrtkirr: O_O
7:10:38 PM cmdrshelev: ok hold on
7:10:42 PM kileyairell: just fyi . . . I do work tonight, so I have to leave in about 40-45 minutes or so
7:11:19 PM lcdrtkirr: All righty.
7:11:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Noted.
7:12:26 PM cmdrshelev: lol
7:12:33 PM cmdrshelev: outed vulcan
7:12:42 PM lcdrtkirr: Oh noes.
7:13:09 PM lcdrtkirr: ::points to Kiley:: It's all her fault
7:13:25 PM vadmblackthorne: There's McKnight.
7:13:35 PM lcdrtkirr: Hi, McKnight
7:13:37 PM majdougmcknight: (Sorry, took a wrong turn on the way back.)
7:13:44 PM vadmblackthorne: Haha.
7:13:54 PM majdougmcknight: Evening, folks.
7:13:56 PM lcdrtkirr: You read the log, sorry but just sent it today.
7:13:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Alright, let's get started.
7:14:03 PM vadmblackthorne: McK, go read.
7:14:15 PM majdougmcknight: Will do.
7:15:24 PM vadmblackthorne: ::prods the commander::
7:15:38 PM cmdrshelev: ::TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET::
7:15:43 PM lcdrtkirr: ::AA, covering ears::
7:15:45 PM kileyairell: ::AA::
7:16:41 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay, we're on our way to the Kepler expanse to show some military presence, to try to make the secessionists there think otherwise.
7:17:00 PM vadmblackthorne: But first, we're dropping from warp near Starbase 12 to rendezvous with a shuttle, containing two passengers we'll be taking aboard.
7:17:03 PM cmdrshelev: This is a good idea and will work out famously
7:17:32 PM vadmblackthorne: We begin right as we drop from warp.
7:17:51 PM vadmblackthorne: Questions?
7:18:00 PM majdougmcknight: (Alrighty, done. Perhaps McKnight can get her some Metamucil or something.)
7:18:02 PM cmdrshelev: What's a nubian?
7:18:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Oy.
7:18:21 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:18:22 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:18:23 PM vadmblackthorne: BEGIN SIM
7:18:31 PM lcdrtkirr: ::on the Bridge, at Sci::
7:18:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::exits the ready room:: Report.
7:19:34 PM cmdrshelev: Just dropped from warp, picking up a federation shuttle as expected.
7:20:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Excellent, bring her aboard. Commander, go meet our passengers.
7:20:43 PM cmdrshelev: Aye sir.
7:20:58 PM majdougmcknight: ::Stands out in C&C, frowning as he skims the PADD in front of him for the 12th time::
7:21:15 PM cmdrshelev: Conn, get the shuttle into bay one. I'll be right down.
7:21:39 PM cmdrshelev: ::Exits to TL:: Shuttle one.
7:21:43 PM cmdrshelev: ::Swish::
7:21:51 PM vadmblackthorne: ::picks up a padd and eyes it::
7:22:38 PM cmdrshelev: ::Swish::
7:22:51 PM cmdrshelev: ::A shuttle has appeared! Command?::
7:23:01 PM vadmblackthorne: ::FIGHT::
7:23:24 PM majdougmcknight: Capt. O'Grady> ::As usual, as per his specialty, is everywhere at once, and spots his concerned looking CO in short order:: Something wrong, sir?
7:23:39 PM cmdrshelev: ::Waits for the shuttle to power down and open sesame.::
7:23:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander T'Kirr, is the shuttle aboard?
7:24:05 PM lcdrtkirr: Yes, sir.
7:24:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Helm, resume course.
7:24:31 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::saunters out of the shuttle in Bay 1 as the engines cool::
7:24:40 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis zooms off.
7:24:49 PM vadmblackthorne: Next rendezvous is with part of the fleet.
7:24:57 PM kileyairell: Alex Chronos>::follows behind Dugahn, smiling::
7:25:08 PM majdougmcknight: ::His reply is barely more than some muttering. not for other ears:: The chain of command has a dark side, Captain.
7:25:22 PM cmdrshelev: Welcome aboard Atlantis.
7:25:28 PM majdougmcknight: O'Grady> If you say so, Major.
7:26:15 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::raises his hand, split out in three directions in the common Vulcan greeting to Shelev:: I am Dugahn of the Haul-kaya Province on Vulcan. Thank you for welcoming us aboard.
7:26:50 PM cmdrshelev: ::Oh christ.::
7:26:52 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins:: Kiss ass. The military, O'Grady. Our job is to carry out policy, not question it. Not the sweetest reality unless you really DO like being told what to do, but you get used to it...for the most part.
7:27:29 PM cmdrshelev: Welcome, Dugahn. ::Looks at alex:: And you are?
7:27:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander, you have the bridge. ::looks to T'Kirr:
7:28:03 PM kileyairell: AC>::grins:: I am Alex Chronos. Temporary Counselor.
7:28:14 PM lcdrtkirr: Aye, sir.
7:28:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ::enters the TL::
7:28:31 PM majdougmcknight: O'Grady> Ah, our mission. You're...uncomfortable with it?
7:28:34 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shoots O'
7:28:44 PM majdougmcknight: (Dammit. Stupid enter key.)
7:28:54 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Why's it even on the keyboard, anyway?>>
7:29:17 PM cmdrshelev: ::Oh christx2::
7:29:42 PM cmdrshelev: Well, the Admiral will most likely want to meet you both, so if you would please follow me up to the bridge.
7:29:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Botanical Gardens.
7:30:05 PM kileyairell: AC> Of course Commander Shelev.
7:30:32 PM majdougmcknight: ::Shoots O'Grady a look...not exactly stern, but certainly resolute. The confident stare of one who, in his little sphere of influence, would brook no refusal:: As far as anyone else if concerned, absolutely not. And neither are
7:30:35 PM majdougmcknight: you.
7:31:05 PM cmdrshelev: ::Leads the party into the TL:: Bridge.
7:31:58 PM vadmblackthorne: ::arrives in the Gardens and moves about::
7:32:17 PM cmdrshelev: ::Swish::
7:32:25 PM cmdrshelev: ::Arrives on the bridge :v::
7:32:26 PM kileyairell: AC>You don't like counselors much, do you commander?
7:32:38 PM cmdrshelev: What gave you that impression?
7:32:53 PM lcdrtkirr: <<test>>
7:33:02 PM vadmblackthorne: ((pass))
7:33:06 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I guess AIM kicks me if I send something too long now =/>>
7:33:29 PM kileyairell: AC> ::chuckles:: an educated guess.
7:33:33 PM vadmblackthorne: +McKnight+ Blackthorne to McKnight.
7:33:44 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::wearing a pale blue uniform, fitted well over his medium stature, his sharp, angular features calm and thoughtful::
7:33:54 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::Although of stoic poise, he does not seem unfriendly, although slightly on guard around the Andorian as he follows Shelev::
7:33:59 PM majdougmcknight: Off the record...this isn't how military force is supposed to be used. And we can only pray that...::Stops short at the comm::
7:34:17 PM cmdrshelev: ...
7:34:17 PM majdougmcknight: Resume your station. Security is yours.
7:34:25 PM cmdrshelev: ::Sees no admiral on bridge.::
7:34:44 PM cmdrshelev: There seems to be a mixup. Heehee.
7:34:55 PM cmdrshelev: T'Kirr, do you know where the Admiral went?
7:34:56 PM kileyairell: AC>::looks around the bridge:: Nice place though.
7:35:01 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Okay so you're on the bridge now? Bah.>>
7:35:04 PM cmdrshelev: Could use some more plants.
7:35:28 PM majdougmcknight: +Blackthorne+ McKnight here, sir.
7:35:38 PM lcdrtkirr: ::staring at Dugahn, before shaking herself and paying attention to Shelev:: No, he left me with the bridge, but did not say where he was going.
7:36:14 PM vadmblackthorne: +McKnight+ Report to the botanical gardens.
7:36:19 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::hands behind his back, looking casually around the Bridge::
7:36:39 PM kileyairell: AC> ::walks around the bridge to get a better view of hte place::
7:36:42 PM cmdrshelev: ...Is our vulcan missing, too?
7:36:44 PM majdougmcknight: +Blackthorne+ Er...be right up, sir.
7:37:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::eyes frown:: Pardon?
7:37:27 PM vadmblackthorne: ((down, they're on deck 20 :v: ))
7:37:37 PM cmdrshelev: Where is the Admiral?
7:37:42 PM cmdrshelev: He was on the bridge when I left.
7:37:48 PM lcdrtkirr: He did not say.
7:38:19 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Blackthorne to Shelev.
7:38:27 PM majdougmcknight: (Yeah, just checked the specs. Pretend he said down.)
7:38:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ((My secret plot to get people to visit the website. ))
7:38:57 PM kileyairell: ((LOL))
7:39:24 PM majdougmcknight: ::Walks the straight path through C&C, and crosses over to the familiar turbolift:: Deck 20.
7:39:24 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Shelev.
7:39:53 PM kileyairell: AC>::takes a seat in the counselor's normal chair on the bridge:: Not overly comfortable. I like it.
7:40:10 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Please escort our guests to ten-forward.
7:40:43 PM cmdrshelev: ::GERGQEGERVEH$@%GERVB!#$V FEB $TGREBD: +Blackthorne+ Acknowledged.
7:41:19 PM kileyairell: AC>::chuckles and stands:: Looks like he wants a more social type gathering to meet.
7:41:30 PM cmdrshelev: Change of plans, we are heading to ten-forward. Fortunately, as this vessel carries a flag officer, we will soon forget all about this mixup.
7:41:38 PM cmdrshelev: ::Leads into the TL::
7:41:39 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::raises a brow, looking ever so slightly amused, and follows Shelev down, after one last pointed look toward Science::
7:41:55 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watches a dispaly on the wall:
7:42:02 PM majdougmcknight: ::Less than a minute later, McKnight has exited the lift, and now presses the door control outside the gardens before letting himself in and looking for his CO. The plants, he pays little attention::
7:42:04 PM kileyairell: AC>::moves over to the TL::
7:42:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::the display is showing him the location of Shelev's and T'Kirr's commbadges::
7:43:14 PM vadmblackthorne: +Airell+ Blackthorne to Doctor Airell.
7:43:17 PM cmdrshelev: Ten-forward.
7:43:22 PM cmdrshelev: ::Swish!::
7:43:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::lets out the breath she didn't know she was holding::
7:44:15 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ ::juggles multiple channels:: Blackthorne to Shelev.
7:44:22 PM cmdrshelev: +Blackthorne+ Shelev.
7:44:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::seeing the commbadges moving rapidly apart as the TL moves:::
7:44:36 PM vadmblackthorne: +Shelev+ Divert to the botanical gardens.
7:44:43 PM lcdrtkirr: <<lol!>>
7:44:49 PM kileyairell: AC>::chuckles::
7:45:15 PM vadmblackthorne: ::the gardens are decorated with party stuff, and a large banner:::
7:45:28 PM majdougmcknight: Sir?
7:45:33 PM vadmblackthorne: Major.
7:45:37 PM cmdrshelev: ::VIERVJNEI(@%GEVINCXVIRQHNV(IFNVEIQRVNEQIRGNV WSF :: +Blackthorne+ Acknowledged.
7:45:43 PM cmdrshelev: I swear the man is crazy.
7:45:47 PM kileyairell: AC> Looks like another new location. I think I'm going to like this Admiral.
7:45:51 PM lcdrtkirr: <<I'm dying over here, hahaha>>
7:45:58 PM cmdrshelev: ::Tells TL to go to the botanical gardens.::
7:45:58 PM majdougmcknight: I'm going to step out on a limb, and guess this isn't mission related.
7:45:59 PM vadmblackthorne: +Kiley+ Head to the Botanical Gardens, on the double.
7:46:09 PM kileyairell: Kiley>+Blackthorne+ On my way Cappy.
7:46:15 PM vadmblackthorne: No, Major, our mission, directly from Admiral Zuriyev, is to have a party for Commander T'Kirr.
7:46:43 PM vadmblackthorne: ::deadpan::
7:46:50 PM lcdrtkirr: ::peers around the bridge quickly before looking back down at her console, not really reading it::
7:47:17 PM kileyairell: Kiley>::heads to the botanical gardens::
7:47:36 PM majdougmcknight: w::Smiles. Well, he wanted something less troubling to think about; he's not going to nitpick now that he has it:: The Commander, huh? No doubt it slipped her mind to inform me the big day was here.
7:47:48 PM vadmblackthorne: Oh, no doubt.
7:47:50 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smirks::
7:47:54 PM cmdrshelev: ::The TL doors swish open, and the only thing on the ship that doesn't smell like technology comes into the TL. Unless you count fertilizer.::
7:48:08 PM cmdrshelev: Welcome to the botanical gardens. I think.
7:48:15 PM kileyairell: K>::walks into the Gardens and looks around::
7:48:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Okay folks, you're all here.
7:48:22 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::steps out, judging the decorative atmosphere with mild curiousity::
7:48:49 PM vadmblackthorne: :::looks to Alex:: You must be our new Counselor.
7:49:19 PM kileyairell: AC>hmmm, interesting place here. ::smiles to the Admiral and holds out his hand:: That would be me Captain. Alex Chronos, at your service.
7:49:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::shakes the hand:: Welcome aboard.
7:49:41 PM kileyairell: AC> Thank you sir. I'm glad to be here.
7:49:43 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks to Dughan, narrowing his eyes involuntarily::
7:50:01 PM vadmblackthorne: And you, Mister...?
7:50:16 PM kileyairell: AC>::notices the captain's reaction to Dugahn, raises an eyebrow with intrigue::
7:50:25 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::holds out his three-pronged hand, but not to be shaken:: It is an honor, Admiral. Dugahn of the Haul-kaya Province. I have come to... ::glances around:: ...celebrate.
7:50:44 PM vadmblackthorne: ::returns the salute:: Welcome then, Dughan.
7:50:55 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::dips his head::
7:50:59 PM vadmblackthorne: As you have surmised, you've arrived in time for a surprise birthday party. The guest of honor will arrive shortly.
7:51:06 PM vadmblackthorne: ::clears his mind of his reaction to Dughan::
7:51:16 PM majdougmcknight: Yeah, I can tell you've let the hair down.
7:51:21 PM vadmblackthorne: +T'Kirr+ Blackthorne to Commander T'Kirr.
7:51:38 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ ::still a bit shaken:: Yes, Admiral.
7:51:46 PM kileyairell: ((Alright all, time for me to slip out . . . gota get ready for work))
7:52:01 PM vadmblackthorne: +T'K+ Commander, we have a situation in the Botanical Gardens requiring your attention. It has become urgent rather quickly.
7:52:03 PM majdougmcknight: (Alrighty, night.)
7:52:04 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Bye Kiley!))
7:52:06 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Okies, see you>>
7:52:18 PM kileyairell: ((Have fun at the party!))
7:52:31 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Wish you could stay!))
7:52:43 PM lcdrtkirr: +Blackthorne+ On my way. ::several possibilities running through her mind, but none seeming very immediate::
7:52:45 PM kileyairell: ((me too, oh well))
7:52:52 PM lcdrtkirr: ::leaves the Bridge to whoever's left::
7:53:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ::closes the comm::
7:53:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::makes a shooing motion with his hands:: Okay, go hide.
7:53:25 PM lcdrtkirr: ::rides TL::
7:53:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::ducks behind a tree::
7:53:31 PM cmdrshelev: You're a dead man.
7:53:38 PM cmdrshelev: ::Hides in an empty pot::
7:53:40 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::cocks his head, not quite getting it, but follows suit::
7:53:49 PM vadmblackthorne: Yes, but how often do you get to throw a surprise party for a Vulcan.
7:54:01 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::ducks behind a plant::
7:54:10 PM vadmblackthorne: Comptuer, lights at 10%, come to full when Commander T'Kirr enters the room.
7:54:28 PM majdougmcknight: ::Sighs and crouches behind a row of...damned if he knows what the hell any of this is. It's green, it's billowy, it's cover.::
7:54:48 PM lcdrtkirr: ::arrives in garden, looking around, not seeing anything out of the ordinary, and calls out:: Admiral?
7:55:11 PM vadmblackthorne: ACTION> The lights come up.
7:55:23 PM vadmblackthorne: ::jumps out :: SURPRISE!
7:55:34 PM lcdrtkirr: ::steps back, a look of utter shock on her face::
7:55:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks up and puts a pointy party hat on T'Kirr's head and leads her to a table with a cake on it::
7:56:07 PM vadmblackthorne: Happy birthday, Commander!
7:56:12 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::rises slowly, unable to suppress a twitch of his mouth::
7:56:21 PM vadmblackthorne: ::the cake reads, "FIFTY?! YEP!"::
7:56:27 PM majdougmcknight: Wow, that was priceless. Please tell me someone hooked up a recording device.
7:56:27 PM cmdrshelev: ::SCORE::
7:56:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stares at the cake, silent:: I see.
7:56:33 PM cmdrshelev: ::Falls out of pot.::
7:56:46 PM vadmblackthorne: ::the computer is recording all of this::
7:56:54 PM vadmblackthorne: ::the cake has a bunch of candles on it::
7:57:07 PM cmdrshelev: ::the cake is a fire hazard::
7:57:14 PM lcdrtkirr: ::clears her throat:: How... what...
7:57:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Commander, tradition is to make a wish and blow out the candles. Don't tell anyone the wish.
7:57:33 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes a moment to shoot Blackthorne a deathly glare::
7:57:44 PM majdougmcknight: Unless you really want to. Can't be ethnocentiric now.
7:57:57 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::walks up behind the gathering, observing::
7:58:20 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks at everyone else before hesitantly obliging:: All right, then.
7:58:39 PM lcdrtkirr: ::bends down and gives it her all in one breath::
7:58:42 PM vadmblackthorne: ::is going to have a print made of a surprised vulcan wearing a party hat::
7:58:55 PM vadmblackthorne: ::claps:: Happy birthday!
7:59:08 PM lcdrtkirr: ::feels like leaving in due haste, but resists::
7:59:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::quietly:: Thank you.
7:59:46 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sings:: Happy birthday to you!
8:00:04 PM cmdrshelev: ::sings gibberish since he doesn't know the words::
8:00:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Happy birthday to you!
8:00:11 PM lcdrtkirr: ::shuts her eyes::
8:00:15 PM vadmblackthorne: Happy birthday dear Commander T'Kirrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
8:00:28 PM vadmblackthorne: Happy birthday to you!
8:00:44 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks around at everyone under her lashes, appearing to hide amusement, but not about to admit it::
8:00:50 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::doesn't sing::
8:01:14 PM lcdrtkirr: Thank you, all. This was... thoughtful.
8:01:33 PM vadmblackthorne: ::smiles:: Birthdays can't be hidden, especially from flag officers.
8:01:56 PM cmdrshelev: You also have two counselors now.
8:02:01 PM cmdrshelev: Nothing is secret.
8:02:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Indeed.
8:02:18 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grinning shamelessly:: So...what IS the Vulcan word for fossil?
8:02:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> ::rolls in the mobile bar:: I hear there's a party down here!
8:02:49 PM lcdrtkirr: ::eyes the cake briefly, having no intention in taking part in its disappearance, before looking up at Jack::
8:03:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> ::Quickly sets up the bar::
8:03:21 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::to McKnight:: Vesht-ha-kov.
8:03:27 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> Why?
8:03:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> Okay, bar's ready, whaddlyahav?
8:04:39 PM majdougmcknight: ::Whistles quietly as he scratches the back of his head:: I think it's probably lose a little something if I tried to explain it. But trust me, what I just said was hilarious. Totally.
8:04:45 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> ::already making a gin and tonic for the Admiral::
8:05:08 PM cmdrshelev: I give you ten latinum to slip andorian whiskey to one of the vulcans.
8:05:09 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::perks a brow before turning to watch T'Kirr again::
8:05:47 PM cmdrshelev: I'll take an ale of any shape.
8:05:57 PM majdougmcknight: ::Stares at Shelev a moment before snapping his fingers:: There we go. My presetnt, in honor of the Commander's momentous day.
8:05:59 PM vadmblackthorne: ::pours off an ale from the keg::
8:06:01 PM lcdrtkirr: ::approaches the bar cautiously, looking uncomfortable, but determined to show face::
8:06:13 PM vadmblackthorne: ((Jack>>))
8:06:25 PM lcdrtkirr: <<Crap.>>
8:06:32 PM majdougmcknight: Anyone who tries to pressure the Vulcan into drinking anything alcoholic shall have to do it without my help...just this once.
8:07:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::puts the G&T and the ale on the bar::
8:07:11 PM majdougmcknight: Meanwhile, get me a whiskey.
8:07:22 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::comes up behind T'Kirr, looking at the bar::
8:07:26 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> ::gets out the whiskey bottle and pours a double shot::
8:07:27 PM cmdrshelev: I don't your help, I might need to borrow some money though if he pulls it off.
8:08:16 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins as he takes his double shot:: I think I still have some of that money I won betting on the Sentinels taking up space somewhere.
8:08:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> ::smiles at T'Kirr:: Happy birthday, Commander. Whaddlyahav?
8:08:30 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks up to the bar and takes his drink::
8:08:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::raises her brow, taking in a breath as she surveys its contents, before looking at Jack:: Something... mild?
8:09:31 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> Mild huh? Ya mean it?
8:09:49 PM vadmblackthorne: ::sips at the drink, bemused::
8:09:56 PM vadmblackthorne: ::and looking very pleased with himself::
8:10:19 PM lcdrtkirr: I suppose I must. ::swivels to look around behind her, indicating the room and everyone else::
8:10:48 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::interjects:: A special occassion. I'll have what she is having.
8:10:53 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> ::grins:: Okay. ::ducks behind the bar and a THOOOMP is heard::
8:11:10 PM majdougmcknight: ::Nods approvingly as he sips the first of his whiskey. Almost sweet. Still...nothing compared to the show going on now::
8:11:32 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::emerges with a bottle of fine merlot, thirty years old::
8:12:08 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> My gift to ya, some of my best.
8:12:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::pours a glass for T'Kirr and a glass for Dughan::
8:12:36 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes her glass, clearing her throat::
8:12:48 PM vadmblackthorne: ::Raises his glass:: To Commander T'Kirr!
8:12:59 PM cmdrshelev: CHEERSS
8:13:01 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::raises his glass::
8:13:28 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks a little green::
8:13:48 PM lcdrtkirr: <<That's a blush, not sick :-P>>
8:13:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes a sip::
8:14:22 PM vadmblackthorne: ::drinks::
8:15:38 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looking smug::
8:15:46 PM lcdrtkirr: Thank you, everyone. I... was quite surprised. Although, it would not do to give someone a heart attack on her birthday. ::hint of amusement::
8:15:46 PM majdougmcknight: ::Knocks back the rest of his shot. He is so putting up a freeze frame of that in his quarters::
8:16:01 PM vadmblackthorne: Why, Commander. That was... humor!
8:16:30 PM lcdrtkirr: So it was.
8:16:35 PM vadmblackthorne: Fascinating.
8:16:44 PM cmdrshelev: COMEDYS
8:16:47 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> Indeed. ::looking at T'Kirr::
8:16:47 PM cmdrshelev: ::drinks::
8:17:16 PM vadmblackthorne: ::eyes Dughann and takes a drink, hiding his eyes, not sure what's up with that one::
8:17:58 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns to Dugahn, feeling she should at least say something to him upon his arrival:: I... was not expecting you. How did you know they were planning this?
8:18:31 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks to Shelev to see if any latinum is changing hands::
8:18:51 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> I didn't. I simply wished to be here for the the fifty-year anniversary.
8:18:57 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::polishing even the mobile bar with his towel::
8:19:02 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> I was surprised as well, I suppose.
8:20:12 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks up to Shelev:: So did you bet for or against.
8:20:26 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::holds out his glass to T'Kirr:: Happy Birthday. ::words sound rarely said from him::
8:21:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::clinks her glass on Dugahn's::
8:22:05 PM cmdrshelev: I thought vulcancsh werent allowed happy
8:22:55 PM cmdrshelev: Agains what
8:22:59 PM vadmblackthorne: Her drinking.
8:23:20 PM cmdrshelev: I bribe jack ten he give andorian whiskey
8:23:26 PM cmdrshelev: ::hiccups::
8:23:32 PM vadmblackthorne: I'll bet you he doesn't.
8:23:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::turns to address everyone else::
8:23:42 PM cmdrshelev: I thought he miss what
8:23:52 PM vadmblackthorne: Ten bars says he won't.
8:23:59 PM cmdrshelev: Won't what
8:24:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Slip her whiskey.
8:24:16 PM cmdrshelev: Why the hell would he do that
8:24:21 PM vadmblackthorne: Because you bribed him.
8:24:29 PM cmdrshelev: I DID INDEED, SIR.
8:24:40 PM cmdrshelev: But he did not deliver on said bribery.
8:24:46 PM vadmblackthorne: Yet.
8:24:53 PM cmdrshelev: ::Drains rest of the ale.::
8:24:56 PM lcdrtkirr: Forgive me for not introducing my friend. Dugahn and I have known each other for a year.
8:25:07 PM cmdrshelev: Don tell I bribe flag
8:25:13 PM cmdrshelev: ...
8:25:22 PM cmdrshelev: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
8:25:25 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks to T'Kirr:
8:25:32 PM cmdrshelev: OK I sit down now
8:25:35 PM lcdrtkirr: He informed me of my mother's passing on shore leave, and he helped me to arrange her funeral. I... did not expect him to be coming aboard, but he is welcome.
8:25:42 PM vadmblackthorne: <w> One ale, good god man.
8:26:13 PM lcdrtkirr: ::glances at Dugahn::
8:26:39 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::dips his head:: I thank you all for your hospitality.
8:26:55 PM vadmblackthorne: ::swirls the drink and listens::
8:27:16 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::eyes linger on the Andorian::
8:27:41 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::-(w) to T'Kirr:: Is he all right?
8:28:10 PM lcdrtkirr: (w) For him, yes.
8:28:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Welcome, Dugahn, good of you to visit us.
8:29:28 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::nods to Blackthorne:: You are a fine crew. It is no wonder T'Kirr finds this home.
8:30:03 PM vadmblackthorne: Thank you. ::drinks to hide what he's thinking::
8:30:33 PM vadmblackthorne: ::doesn't know what it is about that guy::
8:30:33 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::decides to leave T'Kirr's side and stroll around, looking at the decorations::
8:30:45 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks up for a refill, which Jack obliges him::
8:31:00 PM lcdrtkirr: ::feels a little warm::
8:31:15 PM lcdrtkirr: ::finds a spot to sit::
8:31:18 PM vadmblackthorne: ::walks over to T'Kirr:: Cheers.
8:31:32 PM lcdrtkirr: Cheers.
8:31:39 PM vadmblackthorne: ::clinks glasses::
8:31:46 PM lcdrtkirr: ::takes another sip::
8:31:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack was wondering if you like the wine?
8:32:14 PM lcdrtkirr: ::peers over at Jack::
8:32:20 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::Smiles back::
8:32:33 PM lcdrtkirr: I don't find it distasteful.
8:32:43 PM vadmblackthorne: He won't break that stuff out for just anyone, you know.
8:33:16 PM lcdrtkirr: So I hear. It is as been said, a special occassion.
8:33:38 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::walks near McKnight, making eye contact::
8:33:47 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, you're an asset to this crew and I thought I'd say thank you with a little Terran flavor.
8:34:29 PM cmdrshelev: I thought terran flavor meant steak.
8:34:32 PM lcdrtkirr: And I thought it best to enjoy it... as best I can.
8:34:45 PM majdougmcknight: ::Meets Dugahn's gaze and holds it, waiting patiently for the the moment for the Vulcan to start a conversation or...something to explain the sudden interest::
8:35:16 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::notes his rank insignia:: Major, is it?
8:35:38 PM vadmblackthorne: Glad you're enjoying it then.
8:35:57 PM vadmblackthorne: ::moves off to Shelev::
8:36:12 PM vadmblackthorne: Now, a good steak, that would be an accomplishment
8:36:31 PM cmdrshelev: Next year chief
8:36:33 PM majdougmcknight: ::Grins as he looks downward, following the gaze:: Pretty slick, huh? But just you wait, one of these days I mean to see how the eagle wings look in the mirror.
8:37:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Perhaps not, I have my ways.
8:38:32 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::looks off to the side, not getting the drift:: T'Kirr works with a good crew. What do you do aboard?
8:39:14 PM vadmblackthorne: ::brings T'Kirr a slice of cake::
8:39:19 PM vadmblackthorne: Here, try this.
8:39:54 PM lcdrtkirr: ::looks at him with Must-I? eyes::
8:39:55 PM vadmblackthorne: You have to try your own birthday cake.
8:40:13 PM vadmblackthorne: Otherwise Shelev will vomit on the grass.
8:40:20 PM vadmblackthorne: ::figures that'll probably happen anyway::
8:40:55 PM majdougmcknight: ::By now, a twinge of suspicion has taken root. Maybe it's because he hails from New England, where no one talks to strangers unless they want something, but more than his his nature, his job is to be suspicious. However, none of
8:40:57 PM lcdrtkirr: ::does her best not to visualize such a thing:: All right, but if I must pay a visit to Doctor Airell in the morning, you will know why.
8:41:20 PM vadmblackthorne: I'm sure your Vulcan metabolism can take it.
8:41:39 PM lcdrtkirr: ::raises a fork and picks at the frosting::
8:42:00 PM majdougmcknight: this shows on his face:: Security chief and marine commandant. And what do you do when you're not the life of the party?
8:43:06 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::stands a bit straighter:: I am the Pejran Vice Informant on Vulcan. Not a singular position, but I have plans for my future.
8:45:02 PM lcdrtkirr: ::makes it halfway through the cake before putting her fork down::
8:45:17 PM cmdrshelev: SHE ATE CAKE
8:45:23 PM vadmblackthorne: Not bad for a first-timer!
8:45:26 PM cmdrshelev: good thing I had no money on that.
8:45:36 PM vadmblackthorne: You wouldn't remember if you did.
8:45:37 PM majdougmcknight: Don't we all? Me, I figure after a few more years of this, I'll be ready to head back to Earth and start up that baseball team.
8:45:45 PM cmdrshelev: ...
8:46:06 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> I've heard about your latest mission. Quite impressive. The Machen Bren are not a weak adversary.
8:47:07 PM majdougmcknight: No, they most certainly are not. They're tough, coordinated, and adaptive. I expect to hear great things from them down the line...but I doubt any of it will be pleasant.
8:47:45 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> Undoubtedly. It was good to meet you, Major...?
8:47:58 PM lcdrtkirr: <<was = is>>
8:48:12 PM vadmblackthorne: ::takes the chance to find a corner and sit down against a tree::
8:48:24 PM lcdrtkirr: ::stands up and begins to walk around::
8:48:28 PM vadmblackthorne: ::produces a cigar, cuts the tip, and lights it::
8:48:49 PM vadmblackthorne: ::leans back, swirling the drink, taking long pulls from the cigar, and just relaxing::
8:48:57 PM lcdrtkirr: ::passes by the bar:: Thank you for the drink.
8:49:14 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> You're quite welcome, ma'am.
8:49:35 PM vadmblackthorne: ::watches the smoke disappear in the leaves above::
8:50:41 PM lcdrtkirr: ::wanders over to Dugahn and McKnight::
8:51:03 PM majdougmcknight: McKnight. Douglas J. Give me a call if you're ever in Springfield.
8:51:47 PM vadmblackthorne: ::looks onto the party with a self satisfied smile::
8:52:15 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> I will. ::notices T'Kirr's approach and addresses her:: It was an interesting event. I am pleased I could be here. However, I think I should retire for the night.
8:52:45 PM lcdrtkirr: Has anyone spoken to you about quarters?
8:53:17 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> No, not yet. It seems I barely made the party.
8:53:34 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> I'll take care of you, Mr. Dugahn.
8:54:24 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack> The Admiral lets me do the occasional actual job, not just bartending, and assigning quarters is easy.
8:54:27 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::looks up over to Jack:: Thank you. ::turns to look at everyone, even the Andorian:: Thank you all, for the party. I am pleased to see T'Kirr is thought so well of here.
8:55:18 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::Brings out a PADD and checks the booking list:: Ah, that'll do.
8:55:28 PM majdougmcknight: Have a good night, Pejran.
8:56:02 PM lcdrtkirr: Dugahn> ::nods to McKnight, glances at Blackthorne, then disappears with Jack::
8:56:16 PM vadmblackthorne: Jack>> ::leads Dugahn off to his quarters::
8:56:52 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:56:53 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:56:56 PM vadmblackthorne: PAUSE SIM
8:57:05 PM lcdrtkirr: ::pauses::
8:57:27 PM lcdrtkirr: Oh noes, they fell asleep.
8:57:56 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, we got to see a Vulcan in a pointy party hat at a surprise party. Don't that beat all.
8:58:07 PM lcdrtkirr: Omgz, forgot I had that hat on.
8:58:18 PM cmdrshelev: SHE ATE CAKE
8:58:22 PM vadmblackthorne: Owned.
8:58:30 PM lcdrtkirr: ::coughs:: Oh, the sugar rush.
8:58:40 PM majdougmcknight: The alcohol should cancel that out.
8:58:48 PM lcdrtkirr: True.
8:59:04 PM vadmblackthorne: Well, that was some good characterization, glad to see we can do a sim like that.
8:59:30 PM lcdrtkirr: Wouldn't be a party without a drunk Andorian.
8:59:36 PM vadmblackthorne: Sho'nuff.
9:00:02 PM vadmblackthorne: That's all for this week, nice work.
9:00:19 PM lcdrtkirr: Yay for logs.
9:00:30 PM vadmblackthorne: And YES, logs!
9:00:51 PM lcdrtkirr: Logs are good. Warm, fuzzy feelings.
9:01:09 PM vadmblackthorne: Keep it up. :)
9:01:33 PM lcdrtkirr: :-D
9:01:51 PM majdougmcknight: Alrighty, night folks.
9:01:58 PM lcdrtkirr: Try to get sober by next sim, Shelev.
9:02:03 PM cmdrshelev: what
9:02:06 PM vadmblackthorne: Night folks!
9:02:09 PM lcdrtkirr: Night!