Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Dec 30 21:07:57 2015 on VAdmBlackthorne@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:07:57) The topic for #ST_MissionRoom1 is: =/\= Star Trek: Engage Mission Room 1 =/\=
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(21:07:57) mode (+o CO_VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(21:08:05) NAV_Cdr_Harper [email@example.com] entered the room.
(21:08:44) mode (+v CSO_LCdr_Wright) by CO_VAdmBlackthorne
(21:08:54) mode (+vvv CTO_Maj_Wolfe SCI_LtJG_TLira TAC_2LT_Randen) by CO_VAdmBlackthorne
(21:08:54) mode (+vvv XO_Capt_TKirr NAV_Cdr_Harper SEC_Lt_Kuari) by CO_VAdmBlackthorne
(21:17:56) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:17:57) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:17:59) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: having spent the last few hours wandering through the labs trying to occupy herself with the refit/restock before realizing that she's just in the way, comes back to her quarters and plops into an armchair with a sigh. ::
(21:19:53) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the ship's arboretum, busily arranging things ::
(21:20:41) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: attempting to come up with something to do, but the engineers seem quite perturbed by a random person offering to assist them. ::
(21:21:00) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: sits in the refitted Captain's quarters, having been told she should take a break, so she's reading in an armchair ::
(21:23:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: stands and crosses to her recently delivered bookcase and peruses the spines, looking for something to keep her mind off of the lack of productive work to do... and the turmoil in her love life
(21:23:42) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: finishes up and thinks at T'Kirr, beckoning her to join him ::
(21:25:20) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: sighs and puts her book down, getting up and leaving her quarters. She couldn't really read anyway as it seems looking at letters is all she does lately ::
(21:25:31) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sits at his workstation in the armory, reading up on new weapons systems as though he is window shopping. ::
(21:26:37) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: wakes up in her quarters and staggers to the bathroom to splash her face with water ::
(21:27:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: selects a book at random and takes it back to the chair, throwing her legs over the arm and rifling through the pages while Anna lays asleep on the bed, unperturbed ::
(21:28:15) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: decides that the engineers are singularly unhelpful in her task to find something to do, so the next stop would be the science labs. Perhaps coming up with an experiment may work ::
(21:30:19) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Manually taking inventory of the torpedoes aboard ship. Verifying what is on the file he downloaded to his PADD with what torpedos they have, how many and the serial numbers. ::
(21:30:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: manages to crack a smile at the bulldozer-stopping antics of the book's protagonist ::
(21:35:48) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: takes a quick shower and through some miracle at the mirror afterwards, makes herself look presentable ::
(21:36:07) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: arrives in the Arboretum and looks around ::
(21:36:21) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the science labs aren't much better, but at least she has a somewhat viable excuse for being there. It is strange that she had managed to completely forget about the experiment she had been running shortly before hostilities with the Tzenkethi broke out... ::
(21:37:22) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: has arranged things to be similar to the way they were for their wedding, five years ago, and turns as she enters :: Happy Anniversary, my dear.
(21:38:03) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: pops a couple of pills to help settle her stomach before it rebels ::
(21:38:31) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: blinks in surprise :: CO: I'm...surprised.
(21:39:11) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Five years. Unbelievable, but here we are.
(21:40:16) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: changes from surprise to pleased and looks around the Arboretum once more, remembering, and approaches Blackthorne ::
(21:40:23) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: and then a couple more for the headache that just reared its ugly head, gulps down a couple of glasses of water ::
(21:41:30) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: is standing next to a holoprojector where the altar was ::
(21:41:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: It has indeed been five years. I suppose...the significance of the date had gone unnoticed with everything that is going on.
(21:42:05) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Well, five Terran years, which are as good as any to mark time with. :: grins ::
(21:43:01) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: brushes her teeth and gets her hair to cooperate, then gets dressed, somewhat more steadily ::
(21:44:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Indeed. :: doesn't grin back, but he gets it ::
(21:45:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: in the back of her mind as she reads, considers seeing if there's any holodeck time available and wonders what to have for lunch, and considers contacting Kate for the thousandth time before reminding herself that she'd sent over a note last night and shouldn't be too pushy ::
(21:47:45) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: checks her messages and sees the note from Lexy ::
(21:48:24) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns on the holoprojector, which begins to display a series of scenes from their time together :: XO: I made you this.
(21:48:47) CEO_LtQuinn [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(21:48:57) mode (+v CEO_LtQuinn) by CO_VAdmBlackthorne
(21:49:14) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: raises her eyebrows and watches the images, touched :: CO: This is...very special.
(21:49:32) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: breaks away from watching it to look at him :: CO: Thank you.
(21:49:54) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles :: XO: Thank you for five wonderful years.
(21:50:52) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: suddenly feels terrible and heads out of her quarters, bound for Lexy's ::
(21:51:03) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the experiment has, unfortunately, wilted, but at least provided some results. ::
(21:52:12) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: takes Ian's hand in both of hers and squeezes it ::
(21:52:59) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Refitted ship. May we have five more years aboard Atlantis.
(21:52:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns the page, laughing out loud. Anna opens an annoyed eye to look at her, then closes it again ::
(21:53:45) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: takes the TL down a couple of decks and rings her door chime ::
(21:54:20) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: I'd take that, but would want more. :: leans in and kisses her ::
(21:55:14) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: is kissed, confused ::
(21:55:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: swings her legs down to sit upright in her chair, closing her book in her lap with a finger between pages to hold her place, and tries not to get too excited as she faces the door :: Door: Enter
(21:56:20) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: walks in, and through the miracle of modern medicine, doesn't look like shit ::
(21:57:06) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: pulls back, just a little :: CO: What more are you thinking?
(21:57:23) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: More than five years, of course.
(21:57:35) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Comes tromping out of his office, overdue 5 minute break cut short, wearing an uncharacteristic scowl and waving a PADD over his head as he shouts down over the railing. ::
(21:57:45) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Oh. Right. :: relaxes ::
(21:58:26) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: now that the results have been logged, she is back to having nothing to do. And again, that is quite a dilemma ::
(21:59:19) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: What did you think I meant? :: chuckles ::
(21:59:58) CEO_LtQuinn: Engineering: Hey! Guys and gals! Are we making coffee here? Crap, Vulcan diner coffee? This mixture needs to be over 87 %, or we're calling for a tow not two parsecs past Deneb!
(22:00:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: brightens :: Kate: Kate! :: stands and tosses the book on the chair, stepping closer and opening her arms, a cautious invitation and a query on her face ::
(22:01:01) CEO_LtQuinn: Engineering: So, if one of you is sweet on some pretty girl who flies a tow service, I'm all ears. Otherwise, don't anybody bother reporting ANYTHING until it's to tell me we've got this squared away!
(22:01:09) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: I...had no idea. It just...made me uneasy, because I couldn't think as to what you would possibly be referring to.
(22:01:16) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: Hi! :: crosses quickly to wrap her arms around her ::
(22:03:44) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Fair enough. Regardless, I'll take five years, but give me more. Of both the ship and you.
(22:04:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pleased and relieved, returns the hug :: Kate: :: quietly, smiling :: I'm happy to get to see you today.
(22:04:36) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Agreed. :: kisses him, as if to seal the promise ::
(22:04:51) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: I would have been by earlier in the morning, but well, you know how it is... :: uneasy chuckle ::
(22:05:28) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Tries to remember which shift he's on now, trying to get this ship ready on schedule, then gives up and storms back into his office. :: Calling this plasma flow "pure". Wouldn't be caught dead hauling GARBAGE with this garbage.
(22:05:50) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC_1LtSyvek> :: inventorying loadouts for each of the MECU units and ensuring each marine is assigned what they should be ::
(22:06:41) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: has returned to her offers to assist the engineers, although a few are now simply annoyed by her presence ::
(22:07:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smiles uncertainly :: Kate: Rough night? I know you've been busy lately. :: though she's trying to keep it light, there's concern in her eyes ::
(22:07:51) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: Yes. :: shifts uncomfortably then changes the subject :: Have you had lunch?
(22:08:39) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: once their kiss concludes, he picks up the holoprojector and hands it to her :: XO: I have a nice dinner planned for later.
(22:09:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: pulls up a PADD and begins to research the materials of the MECU, with the details of Kuari's suit on another PADD next to it.
(22:10:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: notices, but lets it go for now :: Kate: I was just thinking about lunch! Would you like to have something here, or go out? I was also thinking about grabbing some holodeck time to go to the movies, if you're interested...?
(22:10:55) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: takes the holoprojector with a hint of a smile and winds her other hand around Ian's elbow :: CO: That will be acceptable.
(22:10:56) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: That all sounds wonderful. Any of it.
(22:12:33) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: from what he can read from her, he's perfectly happy being acceptable ::
(22:13:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Yay! :: grins, bouncing and clapping her hands :: Okay. Eat here, or go out? The privacy of here would be nice, but I'm also fine going out. Up to you.
(22:14:42) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: manages a smile, Lexy actually managing to lift her mood a bit :: Here is fine with me.
(22:15:54) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: thinks as they walk, finding she's very much looking forward to dinner with Ian, a nice break from the recent hustle ::
(22:16:06) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: You know, this place wasn't even damaged much.
(22:17:02) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: gives up on attempting to assist the engineers and returns to her quarters and the book she had previously spent an hour on only to make it to the third chapter ::
(22:17:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Yeah! A nice quiet lunch together. :: smiles, looking happy, and steps toward the replicator :: Anything in particular you want? I was thinking maybe grilled chicken salad and sweet iced tea.
(22:18:02) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: I would infer that you were expecting more.
(22:18:31) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Indeed. I mean, I know it makes sense, deep in the ship and all. It's just a special place.
(22:18:48) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: I would like.... a bacon cheeseburger.
(22:19:04) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Nice for it to be spared.
(22:19:39) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC_1LtSyvek> :: exits into the main office and checks a few things there ::
(22:19:58) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: I understand. And...I agree.
(22:20:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods and puts in the order :: Kate: Anything to drink?
(22:21:13) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: The tea sounds good! Oh and some french fries.
(22:22:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: silently relieved by the drink order, as she has her suspicions, finishes replicating lunch and carefully brings everything back to her small table and lays it out, fetching napkins before sitting down ::
(22:23:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks up from his research and sees Syvek, and returns to the PADDs ::
(22:23:23) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Atlantis is just a collection of metal and circuitry, but it's hard not to feel something beyond that - that she IS home.
(22:24:14) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: SEC_1LtSyvek> :: since protocol does not demand a response, he continues his work, ordering a few more phasers ::
(22:24:22) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Associations with memories, yes.
(22:25:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: as an afterthought, reaches for a PADD and quickly makes a holodeck reservation before smiling across the table at Kate and digging in to her salad :: Kate: How's your burger?
(22:25:50) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: decides to bypass the book and go straight to her computer terminal, pulling up the most recent edition of that several scientific journals she was subscribed to in the hopes that it may give her some ideas for experiments ::
(22:26:29) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: chomps into the burger and bacons, then nods her approval at Lexy ::
(22:28:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Have you been to an old-fashioned movie theater before? :: between bites ::
(22:29:25) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: washes the tasty burger down with a gulp of the delicious beverage :: Lexy: No, I do not think so. Is it an Earth thing?
(22:30:45) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: strolls along, their thoughts mingling even as their voices are silent ::
(22:31:37) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: appreciates the foliage, thinking some of it looks appetizing ::
(22:32:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Well, they were a thing on Earth before we became spacefaring, if that's what you mean, but it's possible that it developed in other civilizations as well. It's basically watching a movie on a very large screen in a big dark room with lots of chairs and an incredible sound system. With popcorn. :: eats a bite of grilled chicken covered in ranch dressing ::
(22:33:16) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: Oh, yes, I think I recall seeing such a place on Vinland.
(22:34:08) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Is gratified to find that while it's not his usual style, a bit of shaming did the trick, and the next report comes back as a 92% mixture. They're damn well going to tighten that up further once they're a little less rushed and pulled in a million directions at once...but still, not bad. ::
(22:34:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: :: nodding :: Yes, now that you mention it, I think they do have one on Vinland. But we'll have this one all to ourselves. :: smiles slyly ::
(22:34:52) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: stops mid-bite ::
(22:35:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: innocently sips her tea ::
(22:35:35) NAV_Cdr_Harper: Lexy: Am I to guess that the movie is not always the point?
(22:36:07) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Gulps down the last of his iced Vulcan mocha and runs through the list. :: Okay...that should be just about it for warp drive, meaning we can cross engines off the list. Which leaves...right, get the okay to take a few potshots at the hull.
(22:36:43) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: the issue has provided some aid, but nothing that can be readily acted upon. However, this particular article over the effects of nebulaic radiation on silicon-based lifeforms is proving to be rather interesting ::
(22:38:01) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: So that we appear to get something done today, let's make an appearance on the bridge.
(22:38:48) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Sighs and taps his comm badge. Time for today's round of "Bother the brass" ::
(22:39:38) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: again feels a sarcastic aire and sighs softly :: If we must.
(22:39:57) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: After that, and before dinner, I have a surprise in the holodeck.
(22:41:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: :: laughs :: Of course, the movie is mostly the point. It's mostly a stereotype that young lovers sitting together in the dark are afflicted with wandering hands.
(22:41:57) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: at some point went from holding Ian's elbow to swinging his hand with hers :: CO: It keeps getting better.
(22:43:40) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Finishes his inventory of the torpedos and cross referencing them with Wolfe's requests on the form. He smiles as he brings the PADD to his Chief. :: CTO: Sir, you'll be pleased to know that all the torpedos you requested are accounted for.
(22:43:59) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: laughs and bacons some more :: Lexy: Oh, alright, I understand now.
(22:44:55) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Admiral, this is Quinn, down in engineering. Do you have a moment, sir?
(22:45:21) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: glances at T'Kirr with an "of course" and taps the badge :: *CEO* Go ahead, Lieutenant.
(22:46:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stops and looks up from his PADDs to the one Randen is holding out :: TAC: Good. Check the personal weaponry. I put in a requisition for more rifles and handhelds. :: looks over Randen's PADD quickly before handing it back to him ::
(22:47:28) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Thank you, sir. I wanted to let you know, the last of the ablative hull playing has been installed. But we still need to test the matrix against live fire...or at least a scaled down version of it. I've already got shuttles 2, 5 and 14 on standby with their phasers precisely tuned and a list of pre-programmed target points.
(22:48:00) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Obviously, we just need your authorization to give the launch order...well, and to make an announcement, of course.
(22:48:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Though, if you do happen to lose interest in the movie... :: softly glides her bare foot against Kate's leg under the table, struggling to keep a straight face for a few moments before succumbing to the giggles ::
(22:48:30) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: *CEO* You have my permission - and yes, make an announcement and coordinate with Vinland.
(22:48:32) TAC_2LT_Randen: CTO: Yes Sir. :: When Wolfe is done with the PADD he gets to work on the inventory of the personal weaponry. ::
(22:50:12) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: grins :: Lexy: I shall have to remember that. :: sips at her tea while keeping her eyes locked on Lexy ::
(22:50:14) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Yessir. Dialing up Vinland control now. I'll give you a second chime once the life fire is imminent. Thank you, and Quinn out.
(22:51:04) SCI_LtJG_TLira: :: finishes the article and moves on to the next, immediately noting from the title that it will most likely be inane nonsense ::
(22:51:14) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:51:15) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(22:51:17) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
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