7:01:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Hiya

7:02:10 PM Lt Percy Busard: Hoy thar.

7:06:54 PM MajDougMcKnight: Sorry I'm late.  Just discussing a few last minute points for tonight's plot.

7:07:12 PM TKirr: No problem, just got here myself.

7:07:23 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yeah, just waitin' on the blue guy, I guess.

7:14:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Well, he's not answering IMs.

7:15:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: Well, we actually CAN do without him initially, due to the way we're opening tonight.

7:15:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, let's get going.

7:15:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Major, if you will.

7:18:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: Alright, bit of a jump tonight.  As we open, McKnight has personally ventured into the Nyberrite compound and managed a one on one meeting with his old friend Gerard, after which, in a conversation he's not yet

7:19:04 PM MajDougMcKnight: divulging the details of to anyone, the Major has talked his old friend into releasing both T'Kirr and Busard back to the Atlantis, where they will be beaming up with McKnight as we start.

7:19:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: That's the good news.  The bad news?  In the midst of tensions regarding the Star Fleet encirclement of the Nyberrite compound, an innocent enough friendly fire incident has developed into a number of skirmishes that now

7:20:19 PM MajDougMcKnight: threaten to erupt into a bona fide shooting war if something isn't done, and fast.

7:20:37 PM TKirr: Guns, ugh!

7:20:43 PM MajDougMcKnight: And coincidently, there WILL be a log later in the week detailing some of this.  Sadly, I haven't had the time to sit down and write it yet.

7:20:44 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yeah, seriously.

7:20:55 PM Lt Percy Busard: There should be exploding robots instead of guns.

7:20:58 PM Lt Percy Busard: :-P

7:21:12 PM MajDougMcKnight: Missiles are robots of a sort.

7:21:29 PM Lt Percy Busard: ...This is true.

7:21:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What astounding logic.

7:21:56 PM TKirr: o_O

7:22:17 PM cmdr shelev: fruit

7:22:35 PM MajDougMcKnight: Anyway, that's my summary.  Unless I'm missing something?

7:23:13 PM cmdr shelev: I have fruit

7:23:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Quite thorough, thank you.

7:23:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Shelev, you're still in jail.

7:23:56 PM cmdr shelev: ok

7:24:04 PM cmdr shelev: is burgess meredith the guy in the next cell?

7:24:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight sprung T'Kirr and Percy though.

7:24:26 PM cmdr shelev: because he's always the guy in the next cell in every prison movie and I want to see if he ever gets out

7:25:43 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Okay then.

7:25:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:25:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:25:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

7:26:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sitting at his desk waiting for some kind of goddamn news::

7:27:19 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Beams up in transporter room two, presumably flanked by the two freed officers, a grim and obviously angry expression on his face as he clutched a PADD in his right hand.  As he finishes materialiazing, he crosses over to the door

7:27:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: without a word, making for the nearest turbolift.::

7:28:10 PM TKirr: ::exhales a great yet silent sigh as she moves off the transporter pad::

7:28:37 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +Blackthorne+ Harper here sir, Commander T'Kirr, Lt. Busard, and Major McKnight have returned from the surface.

7:28:57 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Aaand steps into that turbolift::  Bridge.

7:29:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Harper+ Excellent news!

7:29:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Harper+ And Captain Shelev?

7:29:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ... :j: Not yet.

7:29:52 PM cmdr shelev: (( ALSO EXCELLENT NEWS ))

7:30:20 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Takes a deep breath after getting off the transporter pad, rubbing her eyes in frustration as she follows.::

7:30:40 PM TKirr: ::walks with Percy::

7:31:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::And as they reach the bridge, McKnight removes the scowl from his face for a moment as he offers Harper a terse salute before proceeding to Blackthorne's office door, and opening it.  No, he doesn't bother with the chime first.::

7:31:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Harper+ ... Blackthorne out.

7:31:58 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks to T'Kirr, looking somewhat worried:: Are you okay?

7:32:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Major, welcome back, but I'd appreciate the chime.

7:32:52 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Approaching the rest of the way in silence, he none too gently slaps the PADD he's been carrying down on the table in front of him.::  And I'd very much appreciate it if you'd explain this to me, SIR.

7:33:13 PM TKirr: ::nods, then pauses as they move on, then adds quietly:: I will be.

7:33:29 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands:: What's it say?

7:33:45 PM TKirr: ::changes the subject:: What about you?  What did you see?

7:34:21 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks down, slightly ashamed:: Nothing. They just stuck me in the infirmary with Shelev.

7:34:48 PM TKirr: And did everything work out with him?

7:35:32 PM Lt Percy Busard: That I know of, yes. He seemed well when I last saw him. ::Pinches the bridge of her nose:: I just wish I knew what this was all about.

7:35:43 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Grins, that sort of grin that conveys no humor whatsoever.::  Oh, nothing I might say would do it justice.  Have a look.

7:36:05 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Decorum, Major. ::picks up the PADD and begins reading::

7:36:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::his eyes go wide as he gets through the text:: This is preposterous!

7:37:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: Is it?

7:37:48 PM TKirr: ::swallows and looks ahead:: They think we're here to cause disruption.

7:38:27 PM Lt Percy Busard: ...What? That's insane.

7:38:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Absolutely! There's no subterfuge in the mission as I have explained it to you.

7:39:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: And if there is some secret Starfleet coverup, they neglected to let me in on it.

7:40:11 PM TKirr: They think we're here to disrupt the government in order to take it over as part of the Federation.  McKnight already knows everything I've found out.

7:40:28 PM MajDougMcKnight: As you've explained it to me, yes sir.  Of course, I'm pretty sure I made it rather clear last time that I'm not the kind of officer mentioned in that communique.

7:41:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Look, I have no idea how to prove it to you, but there's nothing up my sleeve.

7:42:00 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Is silent for a few moments:: ...Guh. People.

7:42:21 PM TKirr: ::nods in agreement::  Indeed.

7:42:42 PM Lt Percy Busard: Want a drink? I'll buy.

7:42:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: If I were here to destabilize the government I would have started a goddamn shooting war over the hostage situation.

7:43:10 PM TKirr: I don't know where they're getting the idea from.  ::hesitates at her offer, thinking she should go to the Bridge first::

7:44:22 PM MajDougMcKnight: Let me be frank, sir.  You're wasting your breath on me.  After all, you've made it very clear that you're not much interested in what we think of your attitude, or your methods.  But you better find a way to convince Gerard. 

7:44:35 PM MajDougMcKnight: Because he's seen this same PADD, and he's run into evidence to support it.

7:44:55 PM TKirr: Yes, that will be... fine.  Althought, I'll take something mild.

7:45:39 PM Lt Percy Busard: Mild it is. You'll excuse me if I don't do the same. ::Leads the way::

7:45:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Now wait just a damn minute.

7:46:23 PM MajDougMcKnight: Waiting.

7:47:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You can't just barge into my office with allegations of a conspiracy, wanting an explanation, and then just blow off what I have to say! You've served under me for years now, you know DAMNED well that I'm not part of any grand conspiracy. Get your head on straight, Major! (more)

7:47:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You can't just barge into my office with allegations of a conspiracy, wanting an explanation, and then just blow off what I have to say! You've served under me for years now, you know DAMNED well that I'm not part of any grand conspiracy

7:47:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You can't just barge into my office with allegations of a conspiracy, wanting an explanation, and then just blow off what I have to say!

7:47:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: You've served under me for years now, you know DAMNED well that I'm not part of any grand conspiracy. Get your head on straight, Major!

7:48:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: YOU seem to know this Gerard fellow, and now I am assigning YOU to go convince him that we're not a bunch of heathens.

7:49:54 PM TKirr: ::nods, knowing she doesn't need anything more to loosen her mind, follows Percy::

7:51:39 PM MajDougMcKnight: With all due respect, sir, don't tell me what I do and do not know!  I was there when you demonstrated as clearly as I could imagine that you will stop at nothing to do what YOU perceive as your job.  And when I say nothing, yes,

7:52:27 PM MajDougMcKnight: that includes Federation law!  Now I convinced him that Percy wouldn't be in on this, and that there was no point in holding T'Kirr, knowing she didn't know anything.  But that's all I can say with any confidence, and rank or no, I

7:52:38 PM MajDougMcKnight: will not make a liar of myself!  Not for you, not for anyone!


7:53:08 PM TKirr: ((::cat hiss::))

7:53:22 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Sneers::  Yes.  Sir.

7:53:30 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Turns on his heel and storms out.::

7:54:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::pinches the bridge of his nose, feeling a headache coming on::

7:54:37 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Heads straight to the bar, making sure to match T'Kirr's pace, then sits down.:: Scotch, please.

7:54:49 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Offers Harper that same terse salute as he crosses back into the turbolift::  Transporter room 2.

7:55:03 PM TKirr: ::slides onto the seat next to Percy::

7:56:48 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I've gotta do something about him, but I can't bloody well put him on report for bringing this to me.

7:58:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::forward the PADD on to Zuriyev with the report on the situation that he already had ready to send::

7:58:59 PM MajDougMcKnight: (WB)

7:59:14 PM Lt Percy Busard: ((WB))

7:59:29 PM TKirr: ((last I saw was me sitting next to Percy))

7:59:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ((Jack gave you some tea I see))

8:00:36 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::-Drink, drink::

8:00:51 PM TKirr: ::takes the tea mug, cupping it in both hands as if the energy she absorbed from it was more than just thermal::

8:01:11 PM TKirr: We'll need to be debriefed.

8:01:42 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Crosses back into the transporter room, and nods to the transporter tech::  Ensign, please identify the spot of heaviest fighting on the surface, and beam me down there at your discretion.

8:01:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yeah, I know. I'm just having the one.

8:01:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +T'Kirr, Busard+ Blackthorne to Commander T'Kirr and Lt. Busard.

8:02:02 PM TKirr: ::closes her eyes::

8:02:25 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Puts down her glass:: +Blackthorne+ Busard here. T'Kirr's with me.

8:02:37 PM TKirr: ::looks over::

8:03:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Percy+ Report to the Flag Office for debriefing.

8:04:27 PM TKirr: ::gazes longingly down at her tea:: I'm taking this with me. ::glances over at Percy's drink:: Think he'll mind you taking yours?

8:04:40 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::After the somewhat nervous looking ensign nods his acknowledgement, re-fastens his helmet that had hung at his side, steps into the pad, and hefts his rifle.::  Energize.

8:04:54 PM Lt Percy Busard: +Blackthorne+ Aye, sir. ::Looks to T'Kirr, then to her drink:: I probably shouldn't finish it anyhow. Shall we?

8:05:20 PM TKirr: ((his descretion may involve waiting, oh, say, ten minutes))

8:06:11 PM MajDougMcKnight: (Nah.  I think we hit out quota on "creative" interpretation of the command structure for tonight.  :-P)

8:06:22 PM MajDougMcKnight: (our, rather.)

8:07:24 PM TKirr: ((Am I going LD again...))

8:07:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: +Harper+ Blackthorne to Harper, report to the flag office. (No.)

8:07:57 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +B+ Aye Admiral. Logan, you have the bridge.

8:08:09 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::darts into the office:: Sir.

8:09:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: (Apparently yes

8:09:20 PM Lt Percy Busard: (Blast!)

8:10:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Materializes to the sight of mildly scorched masonry and the dulcet sounds of shouting and energy weapons fire.  Bringing his pulse rifle up into firing position, he quickly fires off a quick three round burst into the chest of

8:11:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: mercenary soldier who's noted his arrival, but notes that maximum stun only seems to stagger the man, leaving him momentarily dazed.  Still, he can use dazed, and a moment later, the man sinks to the pavement unconscious, courtesy

8:11:14 PM Lt Percy Busard: (WB)

8:11:24 PM TKirr: ((Missed like 4mins...))

8:11:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::stands in front of Harper, having concealed a box behind his back:: Commander, some good news in this mess, is that I'm pleased to promote you to the rank of full Commander.

8:11:48 PM MajDougMcKnight: of a rifle butt to the face, and McKnight moves on to find who's in command of the marines here.::  I already miss being the only ones to have good body armor.

8:11:54 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::eyes go wide:: Thank you, Admiral, I am honored.

8:13:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: With Captain Shelev in what may be enemy hands, and the very real possibility of continued escalating violence, I need another command-grade officer on the bridge.

8:13:40 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes the half pip off Harper's collar and adds a full one: Congratulations.

8:14:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::Smiles:: Thank you!

8:14:25 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Dismissed.

8:14:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::shoos the Commander back onto the bridge::

8:14:40 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Ducking behind a few buildings as he goes, he eventually finds a concentration of marines defending an unexploded parking garage...um, for hover cars.  Finding the most senior man on hand, he nods once, grimly.::  Montrose.

8:15:38 PM MajDougMcKnight: I noticed a distinct scarcity of bodies out on the street, which in my experience is often a good sign.  Please tell me everyone's still using the stun setting.

8:15:39 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::struts back onto the bridge, her collar shining::

8:15:43 PM TKirr: ::enters the Flag Office, mug in one hand, Percy in tow::

8:16:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> T'Kirr, Busard, welcome back. ::as she exits::

8:16:14 PM Lt Percy Busard: Thank you, sir.

8:16:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good to see you two back.

8:16:22 PM TKirr: ::eyes follow her until she's facing backwards, wondering what Harper's so happy about::

8:16:41 PM MajDougMcKnight: Montrose> We are, sir.  For the most part, so are they.  But...some of the stuff they're carrying doesn't even HAVE a stun setting.

8:16:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::door swooshes closed:: Were you treated well?

8:17:28 PM TKirr: ::turns to take in Ian, distressed she's experiencing a sense of alienation for him:: Not... really, no.

8:18:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: What happened? ::his headache growing a little after subsiding during the promotion::

8:19:36 PM TKirr: ::sits numbly in a soft cushy chair, uncharacteristically reclining it a touch, cupping her mug in a deathgrip.  She remains silent, looking up to Percy and pleading with her eyes to say something::

8:20:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Wait, I already know.

8:20:20 PM VAdm Blackthorne: They accused us of being the agents of a subversive plot to undermine the government.

8:20:45 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Right?

8:21:12 PM TKirr: ::stares at him a moment, then studies the hot steamy surface quivering in her cup:: You've spoken to McKnight.

8:21:34 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Spoken to, been yelled at by, it's all the same.

8:23:02 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks to T'Kirr, sees the look on her face. Something else must have happened. Percy's stature sank at that thought, acknowledging she'd probably not be trusted with that knowledge::

8:23:05 PM Lt Percy Busard: Meaning no disrespect, sir, there isn't a valid reason for them to suspect us, is there? I wasn't aware of anything like that.

8:23:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::studies them both, leaning forward on his desk as he stands, supported by both arms:: I assure you thenotion is patently ridiculous.

8:24:00 PM TKirr: ::watches Blackthorne, nodding a little at what is obvious truth to her::

8:24:30 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Nods as well. There's nothing useful for her to say anyhow.::

8:24:32 PM VAdm Blackthorne: There is no covert Starfleet plot, at least in the limits of my knowledge which extend almost to the top.

8:24:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: (BRB)

8:25:48 PM TKirr: Perhaps they are just easily agitated, deluding themselves.  ::mind wanders briefly to Andorian history::

8:26:06 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Perhaps. But this PADD is damned convincing.

8:26:20 PM TKirr: ::brows lower as she eyes it for the first time::

8:26:28 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Questions of loyalty abound.

8:27:26 PM MajDougMcKnight: (Aaaand back.)

8:27:52 PM TKirr: Admiral?  ::appearing in the dark::

8:27:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: Montrose, how are those antihistamines of yours working?

8:28:01 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Yes?

8:29:28 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Smiles, despite the circumstances a far more sincere one than he gave Blackthorne earlier.  These men, he knows he can trust with his life AND his honor.::  Are you still carrying that handkerchief?

8:29:33 PM MajDougMcKnight: Montrose> Yes, sir.

8:29:54 PM MajDougMcKnight: Let's have it, then.  Time for a confab, methinks.

8:29:58 PM TKirr: ::points out the PADD with her eyes:: What sort of convincing information?

8:31:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::tosses it over the desk:: You're both free to read it for yourselves, it's quite well faked.

8:31:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Before the initially confused Montrose's eyes, McKnight safeties his rifle, upends it, and ties the largish white cloth to the barrel at its thinnest point.  He's got a white flag, and armed with it, he heads out into the street,

8:31:59 PM MajDougMcKnight: seeking out the largest concentration of Nyberrite mercenaries.::

8:32:45 PM TKirr: ::picks up the PADD and holds it up to read so Percy and read it, should she decide to approach::

8:32:52 PM TKirr: ((and = can))

8:33:00 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::thinks that it's a little too well faked but keeps that to himself::

8:34:13 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Looks over the PADD:: ...Well, it's well faked. But we're leaving out motivation. WHY would we want to take this? Expansion in the name of the Federation? I thought we'd established

8:34:22 PM Lt Percy Busard:  well enough in the universe that's not Federation policy.

8:35:06 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Ushered to the leader of this platoon, McKnight is distressed to recognize the man, an Andorian by the name of Thavandithar Zh'dani.::  Thar?  Christ, you got mixed up with this outfit too?

8:35:51 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I have no idea. The current arrangement was actually fairly beneficial to both involved parties.

8:36:53 PM MajDougMcKnight: Thar>::Takes McKnight's handshake.  Enemies or not, old friends are old friends.::  I'm afraid so, Doug.  Can't say I ever thought I'd miss Aijilon Prime.  At least there, there was no question who to shoot at.

8:37:31 PM Lt Percy Busard: Well, alright. So we have a mess on our hands, it looks like. Now what, sir?

8:37:40 PM TKirr: ::can't help but wonder if this is less of a debriefing and more of an attempt to collaborate for ideas::

8:37:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sighs:: Despite this, my orders stand. Protect the status quo ante bellum.

8:38:13 PM MajDougMcKnight: Then let's clear it up, and fast.  So far, not too many people have been hurt, but we both know this standoff can't last forever.  Sooner or later, if someone doesn't back off, the stun setting's going by the wayside, and we both

8:38:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: We have to get the fighting settled down and commerce re-established.

8:39:10 PM MajDougMcKnight: know it.  Since my men are pretty much pinned down in there, I'd say it's pretty clear.  You pull your men back, we do the same.

8:39:13 PM Lt Percy Busard: ...If you'll listen to my personal opinion, sir, wouldn't that best be done by finding out who DID forge this?

8:39:46 PM MajDougMcKnight: Thar> ::Frowns::  Are your marines prepared to leave the premises of our headquarters, effective immediately?

8:40:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::watches her a moment, sizing her up loyalty:: I have my ideas, Persephone. But it's nothing that can be proven here and now.

8:40:17 PM MajDougMcKnight: I'm sorry, but no.  We've still got a man inside there.  One of our top men, in fact.  You know we can't just let that stand.

8:41:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Did they try to get any more information out of either of you?

8:41:44 PM MajDougMcKnight: Thar> Then I'm sorry too, Doug, because that means my orders stand.  We're to lift that encirclement, and your men are right where we need to go.  There's just no way around it; not this far down the chain, anyway.  Your

8:41:51 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Shakes her head, for her own part.::

8:42:02 PM MajDougMcKnight: men outside the compound back off, or a state of hostility exists, right here, right now.

8:42:12 PM TKirr: ::sips her tea::

8:42:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Then we forge ahead. Busard, make sure we're battle ready.

8:43:29 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Shakes his head, clearly crestfallen.::  Alright, Zh'dani.  I guess it's over our dead bodies then.  Take care of your people. 

8:43:30 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I don't want any residual sabotage showing up.

8:44:50 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Supresses a sigh, before standing and saluting:: Aye, sir. ::Exits the room, heading for the Engine Room to run a full diagnostic and prepare the ship for battle.::

8:45:36 PM VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, your official orders are to prepare the Mustangs... including mine.

8:46:34 PM TKirr: ::returns his gaze as he speaks, then gazes off behind him:: They'll be ready.

8:47:15 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Now, unofficially... what's wrong?

8:48:01 PM TKirr: ::shrinks a little, defensive:: It's... not important right now.

8:49:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::takes in a deep breath:: Something's affected you, quite a lot.

8:50:01 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Makes his way back to the parking garage, his features stony::  Captain...spread the order.  All weapons to level 5.  Looks like we're not going to talk our way out of this one.

8:50:39 PM TKirr: It's... my own fault.  ::voice hardens:: I'll deal with it later.

8:51:10 PM TKirr: ::tone softens again at Ian's intense stare:: We've got more important things right now.

8:51:55 PM MajDougMcKnight: ::Mutters to himself.::  Level 5...that'll be debilitating, but with good armor, us aiming for the center mass, and timely medical care, probably not fatal, for the most part.

8:52:03 PM VAdm Blackthorne: As you wish. Dismissed.

8:53:00 PM TKirr: ::swallows, physically absorbing the abrupt end of the conversation and rises, moving swiftly out and towards the Fighter Bay, determined to busy herself::

8:53:19 PM VAdm Blackthorne: ::sits down hard, his headache strong:: This crew is falling apart.

8:53:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> ::sitting in the center seat like she owns the place, collar gleaming::

8:54:32 PM Lt Percy Busard: ::Addresses Puddington once she's down there:: Ensign, follow me and watch everything I do.

8:54:52 PM MajDougMcKnight: +Bridge+ McKnight to Atlantis.  Be advised an intensified engagement is imminent at my position.  Looks like the gloves are coming off down here.

8:55:12 PM Lt Percy Busard: Puddington> Uh...ma'am?

8:55:24 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> +McKnight+ Harper here, acknowledged, Major.

8:55:26 PM TKirr: ((If you're gonna take yours off, make sure you fill it with iron pellets before you swing it))

8:55:34 PM Lt Percy Busard: That's an order, Ensign.

8:55:50 PM Lt Percy Busard: (Or lead! It's poisonous :-D)

8:56:00 PM MajDougMcKnight: (That's advice I'll keep in mind for future reference.)

8:56:07 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Harper> Battlestations!

8:56:10 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:56:12 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:56:13 PM VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

8:56:19 PM TKirr: Holycrapitsmidnight.

8:56:27 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Good sim!!

8:56:35 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yup!

8:56:48 PM TKirr: nodditynod

8:58:16 PM VAdm Blackthorne: If we can get Harper's ego off the bridge right about now, maybe we can pull this out.

8:59:05 PM TKirr: At least she doesn't have one matching Shelev's by any stretch.

8:59:26 PM TKirr: Speaking of poster child for Blue Man Group, where is the ant head?

8:59:47 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Oh snap

8:59:55 PM Lt Percy Busard: Yeah, was wondering that.

8:59:57 PM TKirr: ::hands Blackthorne a twig::

9:00:06 PM cmdr shelev: what

9:00:58 PM VAdm Blackthorne: LOOK WHAT YOU DID

9:02:58 PM TKirr: ....?

9:03:37 PM Lt Percy Busard: Wow.

9:03:43 PM TKirr: Meh...

9:03:49 PM VAdm Blackthorne: fale

9:03:49 PM Lt Percy Busard: Meh indeed.

9:04:03 PM TKirr: My internets hiccup at midnight everynight, guess it's like a reset.

9:04:22 PM TKirr: What'd you discover about Shelev

9:04:39 PM Lt Percy Busard: Apparently he did something.

9:04:46 PM VAdm Blackthorne: He always did something

9:05:23 PM TKirr: Actually, I think he did nothing

9:05:31 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Wait what

9:05:34 PM TKirr: Not that I've got the chat log left to prove it. -_-

9:05:50 PM VAdm Blackthorne: I could start sending those out again.

9:06:27 PM TKirr: Well, it's just that my ISP sucks and everything...

9:06:32 PM MajDougMcKnight: Yeah, might be cool.

9:06:55 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Or I could make Shelev do it like he used to, with a summary and everything!

9:07:24 PM cmdr shelev: what

9:11:05 PM TKirr: Oh there's Shelev.

9:11:14 PM VAdm Blackthorne: WHERE

9:11:25 PM cmdr shelev: no

9:12:18 PM VAdm Blackthorne: See?

9:12:26 PM cmdr shelev: yes

9:13:33 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Be careful or I'll promote Harper to Commodore.

9:14:09 PM cmdr shelev: you do that

9:14:13 PM cmdr shelev: I'll be sleepin

9:14:27 PM TKirr: Yeah, sleep.

9:15:23 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Night y'all.

9:15:26 PM VAdm Blackthorne: Great sim!

9:15:33 PM TKirr: Night.

9:15:43 PM Lt Percy Busard: 'Night.