Conversation with ussatlantis at 4/24/2007 7:01:26 PM on VAdm Blackthorne (aim)

(7:01:27 PM) MajDougMcKnight entered the room.
(7:01:27 PM) Lt Percy Busard entered the room.
(7:01:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne entered the room.
(7:01:31 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Evening.
(7:01:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hello!
(7:01:45 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Heya.
(7:03:07 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Well, if Shelev shows, I reckon we still have enough to manage a sim...maybe a little lower key, but all we have to do now is leave.
(7:03:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yes, that's the plan.
(7:04:01 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Cool.
(7:06:45 PM) cmdr shelev entered the room.
(7:07:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay there we go.
(7:07:04 PM) MajDougMcKnight: And there we go.
(7:07:16 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Wewt!
(7:07:22 PM) cmdr shelev: no I am not driving this spaceship this week
(7:07:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: oh yes you are
(7:07:39 PM) cmdr shelev: I am not john gotti
(7:07:46 PM) cmdr shelev: I cannot run a crime family from prison
(7:08:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: All the better!
(7:09:06 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ...Hurrah?
(7:09:09 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: This week, we get off this god-forsa - er, Andor.
(7:10:17 PM) cmdr shelev: no you can call it a rock
(7:10:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So we'll let Mr. Shelev facilitate that process. I assume we're back at the Embassy/
(7:10:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ?
(7:10:42 PM) MajDougMcKnight: That's an optimistic guess at what he was going to say.
(7:11:50 PM) cmdr shelev: yes
(7:11:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.
(7:12:00 PM) cmdr shelev: and if I am not in a holding cell then you are a shitty flag officer
(7:12:05 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:12:06 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:12:08 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(7:14:04 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::In his room with a steaming hot cup of tea, watching the local news to make sure their extracurricular activities haven't been discovered.::
(7:14:11 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Get in the jail, snoring.::
(7:14:37 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::in his room, just waking up, slightly in disbelief::
(7:15:21 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::In her room, cleaning up the stuff she'd left all over the floor::
(7:17:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets up and takes a quick shower, then starts packing his duffel::
(7:18:52 PM) cmdr shelev: ACTION> The morning is blissfully bereft of nonsense.
(7:19:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::glad of it::
(7:20:11 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::And eventually, having satisfied himself that their rush job was good enough to evade detection, he wrestled his boots on, and heads down to...wherever the holding cells are in a glorified hotel.:: You eaten yet, Commander?
(7:20:36 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Schnor-::
(7:20:38 PM) cmdr shelev: whaty
(7:22:10 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Blinks at the fact that there is sunlight coming in through a window.::
(7:22:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets his stuff in order and slings his duffel over his shoulder, after making certain that he doesn't look like he just spend a night grave robbing:;
(7:22:39 PM) MajDougMcKnight: If I judged the slight noise level right, everyone's about slept off...that thing we won't talk about here.
(7:23:04 PM) cmdr shelev: What thing? I don't know nothin about no thing.
(7:23:19 PM) cmdr shelev: What am I doing in jail?
(7:23:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::satisfied, he puts on the Admiral face and leaves the room, heading downstairs:
(7:24:26 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Makes absolutely certain that there's no engine grease left on her, and after also making sure that she's properly packed, goes out to get a cup of the purest liquified caffeine available.::
(7:24:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Deactivates the force field.:: I believe it was that or a tracker implant, sir. But seeing as how we're about to leave before too long, I think maybe the Admiral would settle for you promising to stay close.
(7:25:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looks around for O'Reilly's Starbucks cart::
(7:25:10 PM) cmdr shelev: I picked a hell of a time to quit drinkin'
(7:25:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The starbucks cart has disappeared. The Standard Government Food Concessionaire Contract Cart is now in operation.::
(7:26:03 PM) cmdr shelev: ::It says "Apollos" on it.::
(7:26:10 PM) cmdr shelev: (( :haw: ^ 6 ))
(7:26:14 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Nooooooo!::
(7:26:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Mr. O'Reilly, are you around?
(7:27:03 PM) cmdr shelev: Talah> Ambassador O'Reilly is not going to be in for another few hours.
(7:27:41 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ah, too bad, I'd hoped to thank him.
(7:28:01 PM) cmdr shelev: Major, I would appreciate it if you would escort me to the Admiral so I can get some food before I get the hell out of here.
(7:28:22 PM) cmdr shelev: Talah> He did, however, leave you a package.
(7:28:30 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh?
(7:28:33 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Gets something vaguely coffee-like on the Apollos cart, if there is any. Then looks for a place to sit down where she can more tastefully chug the whole thing.::
(7:29:13 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Talah produces a brown wrapped package that has a thick envelope labeled DUTY FREE on it.::
(7:29:17 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs:: You bet. Back on Cervantes, I was their freaking Border Collie. Those people just loved to wander off.
(7:29:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::squints at it and nods his approval as he takes it::
(7:30:10 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The sounds of many glass bottles lightly clinking together inside the package are heard.::
(7:30:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Bless him.
(7:30:59 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::reaches into his duffel and produces a small bundle of cigars, sans labels::
(7:31:15 PM) cmdr shelev: Talah> Well, it was either use his diplomatic strings or let you try to get them through customs on your own.
(7:31:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Talah, please ensure that the Ambassador gets these, direct from Havana.
(7:31:21 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::And...leads the way out of the cell. Sure, he has no PARTICULAR idea where the Admiral is, but he knows where the food is sure enough.::
(7:32:21 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Just follow the smell of the standard coffee/donut/muffin government concessionaire cart that is in every government building since governments existed. Hope you got $5 for a bagel.::
(7:32:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::the bundle is shrink wrapped tightly, for humidity control::
(7:32:59 PM) cmdr shelev: ((ITT blackthorne abuses a diplomatic immunity envelope :v: ))
(7:33:12 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ((Natch)
(7:33:47 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::hands the cigars to Talah:: Thank you.
(7:34:08 PM) cmdr shelev: Talah> ::whiffs and swoons:: I... will see that he does. ::Quickly stows the cigars in a drawer. Then thinks again and puts them in a different drawer that has a lock on it.::
(7:34:25 PM) cmdr shelev: Talah> I hope we haven't been too much trouble.
(7:34:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: No, not at all. You've been perfect hosts.
(7:35:15 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Talah smiles and returns to her receptionist duties.::
(7:35:22 PM) Lt Percy Busard: And now, a donut as well! Once the donut is consumed at least half-way, she takes out one of her toys to tinker with again, while watching out for other crew members, not including the Admiral who was in plain sight::
(7:35:35 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::puts the package into his duffel, enjoying the weight it adds::
(7:35:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::snags breakfast and coffee from the cart and heads over to Busard:: Morning, Chief.
(7:36:24 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks up with a smile:: Morning, sir.
(7:36:54 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Ready to finally see your engine room?
(7:37:06 PM) cmdr shelev: ::McKnight and Shelev emerge from the less hotel/more barracks section of the embassy.::
(7:37:18 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Re-entering with Shelev, he grabs a muffin as he approaches the Admiral.:: Give me ten minutes, and I should be ready to blow this popsicle...well, just popsicle, I guess.
(7:37:30 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Smile turns into a grin:: Definitely.
(7:38:18 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns to the Major:: Ah, I see you found my XO.
(7:38:43 PM) cmdr shelev: HAW, HAW MAJOR MADE AN ICE JOKE.
(7:39:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: They have ice on Andor?
(7:39:10 PM) cmdr shelev: ...
(7:39:41 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Gets the coldest damn drink the cart has and slams it.::
(7:39:53 PM) cmdr shelev: We don't need ice.
(7:40:06 PM) cmdr shelev: We just throw water outside.
(7:40:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Right. ::drinks his coffee and eats breakfast::
(7:40:27 PM) cmdr shelev: Did you get the box?
(7:40:38 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Munch munch::
(7:41:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh yes.
(7:41:10 PM) cmdr shelev: Good.
(7:41:12 PM) cmdr shelev: ...
(7:41:22 PM) cmdr shelev: Am I invited to the unboxing?
(7:42:00 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::chuckles:: Sure, though I have half a mind to throw you in the brig instead.
(7:42:13 PM) cmdr shelev: Which one?
(7:42:29 PM) cmdr shelev: They should give out those stickers for brigs. Like they do for suitcases.
(7:42:37 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::SO clueless what they're talking about now.::
(7:42:48 PM) cmdr shelev: ::beer::
(7:43:08 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Quirks an eyebrow::
(7:43:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So when's our cab coming?
(7:43:27 PM) cmdr shelev: Whenever you damn well say it is, Admiral.
(7:43:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Everyone done eating?
(7:44:27 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Yup.
(7:44:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Scarfs the rest of his muffin down.:: Am now. Just need a few minutes to pack a few odds and ends.
(7:44:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Go ahead. By the time you get back, the cab should be here.
(7:45:59 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Shelev has left the table and is trying to flirt with Talah, failing horribly, and trying to get Lou on the telephone all at the same time.::
(7:46:57 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Back to fiddling with random creation::
(7:47:07 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::snags more coffee::
(7:47:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Well, you arrived at a lucky time.
(7:47:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::to Busard:: We haven't seen a lot of action since we came in for refit.
(7:48:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: So despite not having a real chief for a while, she's in decent enough shape.
(7:48:36 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Hmm? Oh. Yes, sir. I'm sure she's in fine shape.
(7:48:37 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Heads off to stuff some clothes in his duffel.::
(7:48:41 PM) cmdr shelev: ::A cab pulls up out front. Shelev is slapped in the face. Metaphorical smoke rises from the receptionist's desk. Talah is staring at her monitor with a look that could melt the whole fucking planet.::
(7:48:48 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The above happens simultaneously.::
(7:49:36 PM) cmdr shelev: Well, I think it's time to go once McKnight gets back. ::Touches the welt on his face.::
(7:49:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Struck out, huh?
(7:50:17 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks at him somewhat quizzically, then to the welt, then back down to fiddling.::
(7:50:43 PM) cmdr shelev: Well, I've been struck at least. ::Obnoxious laugh :buddy: ::
(7:51:17 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I don't think she'll be giving you her number, unless Andorian dating is far stranger than ours.
(7:52:12 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Holds out his hand with a long series of digits written on it.:: The latter, chief.
(7:52:33 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: You sure that's not a tatooed serial number from the jail?
(7:52:43 PM) cmdr shelev: :smith:
(7:52:57 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: :cool:
(7:53:03 PM) cmdr shelev: ((for those without the emoticon pack installed, that is a despondant looking face))
(7:53:16 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Ah, I was wondering.)
(7:53:18 PM) Lt Percy Busard: (Right)
(7:53:50 PM) cmdr shelev: ACTION> Off we go to the spaceport so we can hazmat this trainwreck.
(7:54:00 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::And just then, McKnight comes down the stairs in his arctic weather coat, pulling on his...right.::
(7:54:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::heads out to the cab::
(7:54:20 PM) cmdr shelev: ((One day I will learn to correctly time things. That is not this day.))
(7:54:31 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Away with them!::
(7:54:37 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (This day we fight!)
(7:55:30 PM) cmdr shelev: ::The cab is the same cab we've always used, but some random Andorian that works the day shift (and is hence unknown) is driving.::
(7:55:31 PM) Lt Percy Busard: (Huzzah! ::Draws her swo-er, phaser.))
(7:55:39 PM) Lt Percy Busard: *::)
(7:55:51 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Anyway, right. Into the cab.:: It's an interesting job you've got here, Lou.
(7:56:34 PM) cmdr shelev: Driver> Lou's hung over. I'm covering for him, which means you might get there on time.
(7:56:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::is strangely disappointed that Lou isn't there as he gets in the cab::
(7:57:09 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Dude, EVERYONE ON THIS PLANET involved with that mess is AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE))
(7:57:57 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::No Lou? Damn. Gets in the cab anyway.::
(7:58:14 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::leans back and hopes the rest of this trip is uneventful::
(7:58:21 PM) cmdr shelev: Driver> I'll see that he gets your warm regards. Everyone got their stuff stowed?
(7:58:41 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Aww. Also, stows his stuff:: Pretty sure the ship will wait for us.
(7:58:46 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Yes.
(7:58:56 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Nods::
(8:00:00 PM) cmdr shelev: Driver> Now I was instructed to make sure THAT GUY ((nods at Shelev)) does not divert this cab. Before we go, I must know if anyone else thinks they can outbid the person that told me that.
(8:00:39 PM) cmdr shelev: Driver> GOOD. Enjoy the trip! ::Smiles and closes the doors.::
(8:00:40 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::smirks::
(8:01:25 PM) cmdr shelev: ACTION> The cab ride is uneventful. Hell, after last week, making anything eventful is just going fall flat anyway.
(8:02:02 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (You could always try some Nazis. Beating up Nazis never falls flat.)
(8:02:36 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Enterprise, Season Four, Episode One.))
(8:03:06 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Alien Nazis don't count.)
(8:03:16 PM) MajDougMcKnight: (Unless they're inexplicably human looking alien Nazis.)
(8:03:17 PM) cmdr shelev: ((Now he tells me.))
(8:04:02 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Welcome to Andor Spaceport! Many, many, many, many, many notices, warnings, and informational messages come from the PA.::
(8:04:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::gets out and gets his now-heavy duffel::
(8:04:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Removes his satchel.:: Please tell me you still have the writ.
(8:05:06 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Thankful he had the weapons he brought sent back up ahead of time...or something.::
(8:05:52 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The what?
(8:05:55 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Gets her duffel out and stands with them, smiling at being at the spaceport again::
(8:06:16 PM) cmdr shelev: ...Kill yourself.
(8:06:16 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::looking goddamned smug::
(8:06:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I might have misplaced it.
(8:06:58 PM) cmdr shelev: Hence why I asked.
(8:07:43 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I just can't remember...
(8:08:51 PM) cmdr shelev: I know that bluff. I know that bluff too well. It's just a bluff. Right.
(8:08:59 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Sighs:: I'll be in the interminably long line.
(8:09:21 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Hm? ::walks off to the line with the Major::
(8:09:28 PM) cmdr shelev: COME BACK HERE.
(8:10:03 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks distressedly (is that even a word? I care not!) between the Admiral and Shelev, before following to the line::
(8:10:05 PM) cmdr shelev: We need to go get permission for me to leave. You need to attest that I didn't forge the damn thing.
(8:10:23 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Forge what?
(8:11:00 PM) cmdr shelev: :psyduck:
(8:11:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::pulls out the writ:: Oh, this?
(8:12:06 PM) cmdr shelev: The writ of indebtedness that was a huge pain in the ass to obtain. I know you were out of your mind on sleep depravation and -- ::piff::
(8:12:29 PM) cmdr shelev: ::That was the sound of a face faulting without a clutch.::
(8:12:59 PM) cmdr shelev: Can.. .we.. just..... get off my planet... please
(8:13:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: Oh I'm on my way.
(8:15:09 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Trying very, very hard not to laugh, and not altogether succeeding.::
(8:15:27 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::starts to tuck the writ away in his jacket again::
(8:15:34 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Totally missing his humanoid desintegration capable guns as he continues to stand in line.::
(8:15:41 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Fumes::
(8:15:52 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Reaches into his pocket and removes his flask.::
(8:16:42 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Hands it to the Admiral.:: They don't allow this past security. It's a bit cold out here, and you look like you could use a drink. Sir.
(8:16:58 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes it and unscrews the top, sniffs::
(8:17:35 PM) cmdr shelev: ((THIS SHIP IS RUN BY A LUSH))
(8:17:48 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods and puts the top back on, then tucks it into his bag::
(8:18:03 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes out the writ and hands it to Shelev:: OH THIS.
(8:18:14 PM) cmdr shelev: SIR.
(8:18:46 PM) cmdr shelev: ::Takes the writ and ambles off into the hellish land of Andorian Customs and Emmigration.::
(8:19:42 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::follows to testify::
(8:20:19 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: See you on the other side, Major. Lt.
(8:20:49 PM) cmdr shelev: ACTION> I am not going to even TRY to write this out, so sixhundrednintyeightsignatures later...
(8:20:57 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::Nods and watches them go.:: As you can see, Lieutenant, Fleet life is just like the recruiters would have you believe, down to the smallest detail.
(8:21:32 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: My blood pressure just went up. ::looking very :psyduck: right now::
(8:21:40 PM) cmdr shelev: Just?
(8:21:49 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: The British have nothing on these people.
(8:22:21 PM) cmdr shelev: I thought you would keel over dead at the yellow on brighter yellow form we had to sign with a highlighter.
(8:22:50 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I still have a headache from that.
(8:22:57 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::She shrugged:: I have to say, in my experience it's not generally as exciting as the past couple days have been.
(8:23:00 PM) cmdr shelev: But it's over, and now we can relax. And drink. And drink more. And never fucking come back.
(8:23:23 PM) cmdr shelev: Oh wait, MOUNTAINS.
(8:23:40 PM) MajDougMcKnight: ::By now, probably waiting on their shuttle for the others.::
(8:23:44 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: I still want to visit them. :(
(8:23:58 PM) cmdr shelev: You can come back any time you want. Me, I don't want to chance it.
(8:24:13 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::Shelev and Blackthorne approach McKnight and Busard, looking like war veterans::
(8:25:02 PM) cmdr shelev: ::If a horta could be neurotic from high blood pressure, the one that just left customs behind them would win.::
(8:25:33 PM) cmdr shelev: I think we can go now.
(8:25:47 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Wow, you look like you just came out of a Cardie prison.
(8:25:53 PM) cmdr shelev: I insist we go now, before someone else I forgot about sees me.
(8:26:08 PM) cmdr shelev: Mountains...
(8:26:08 PM) Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks up from her seat, looking a bit concerned::
(8:26:17 PM) cmdr shelev: Always the fecking mountains...
(8:26:39 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: C'mon, before Shelev breaks down.
(8:26:43 PM) cmdr shelev: Wait, I thought cardie prisons fed you.
(8:26:56 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: ::heads off to the Atlantis shuttle that's waiting for them::
(8:27:45 PM) MajDougMcKnight: If you call what they eat food.
(8:28:10 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: That was just torture.
(8:28:25 PM) cmdr shelev: ACTION> We all pile in the shuttle and finally take off.
(8:28:43 PM) cmdr shelev: Can we go start a war? I feel like starting a war.
(8:28:59 PM) MajDougMcKnight: I think those Pakleds are up to something.
(8:29:15 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: NO.
(8:29:23 PM) cmdr shelev: PAUSE SIM
(8:29:25 PM) cmdr shelev: PAUSE SIM
(8:29:27 PM) cmdr shelev: PAUSE SIM
(8:29:29 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: (Perfect.)
(8:29:48 PM) Lt Percy Busard: (Hehe)
(8:29:49 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Woo! Time to go make some dinner and then go to bed.
(8:29:51 PM) cmdr shelev: I was waiting for a very short one word thing to sum up the whole thing and NO is it
(8:29:59 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Once again though, masterful plot.
(8:30:12 PM) cmdr shelev: Now never let me do that again
(8:30:28 PM) cmdr shelev: unless it's the piece of the action planet
(8:30:29 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Aww, but it was funny!
(8:30:47 PM) cmdr shelev: I think I blew about every line I had saved up for about three years in that plot
(8:31:24 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Well worth it.
(8:31:27 PM) MajDougMcKnight: Anyway, night folks.
(8:31:28 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: It was still completely awesome.
(8:31:34 PM) VAdm Blackthorne: G'night everyone, see you next week!
(8:31:36 PM) MajDougMcKnight left the room.
(8:31:37 PM) cmdr shelev: next week PARALLEL WORLDS
(8:31:47 PM) Lt Percy Busard: Oh great. :-P Later.
(8:31:50 PM) Lt Percy Busard left the room.
(8:31:54 PM) cmdr shelev left the room.