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(21:25:17) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:18) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:19) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:26:15) CO_Capt_Harper: :: enters sickbay, looking for T'Lira now that she's allowed visitors ::
(21:26:40) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: goes straight down to the planet ::
(21:26:47) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: sitting silently on a biobed, trying to focus on a PADD of updated scans from the planet and not doing so well at that ::
(21:27:22) CO_Capt_Harper: :: spots the Vulcan and approaches ::
(21:28:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: comes in hesitantly behind Kate, couldn't work up the courage to come on her own ::
(21:29:22) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: thinks about the purple goat and decides maybe he'll just go camping this time ::
(21:29:34) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Monitors the bridge, sitting at the ENG console. Its quiet.::
(21:30:14) CO_Capt_Harper: :: softly :: SCI: Lieutenant?
(21:30:23) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: gives up on focusing and hears footsteps. Looking up, she lifts her eyebrow :: CO: Captain.
(21:32:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: makes his way back to the Transporter Room, now that everyone's cleared to go back on shore leave, and gives the tech the coordinates for his yurt. ::
(21:32:29) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sits down by the bed so she's not looking down :: SCI: I am so sorry about what happened to you and your child.
(21:32:47) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Waves his hands around, as if conducting the array of sounds; from the chirps of the various consoles, to the gentle drone of the main drive vibrating throughout the ship.::
(21:33:34) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: looks down and doesn't quite know how to reply. She grips the PADD a little harder than she meant to and sets it down so she doesn't accidentally damage it in some fashion. :: CO: There is no logical need to apologize for that which was not your doing.
(21:33:37) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: stands at Alpha Camp, sniffing the air and looking around ::
(21:34:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: from a bit further away :: SCI: Then I'm sorry, my scans didn't pick up that geological instability.
(21:35:41) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: looks up, only just noticing Wright :: CSO: Then that would be the fault of the scanners, not the person viewing the scans. It is... it is illogical for anyone to apologize for what was clearly a natural event.
(21:36:04) CO_Capt_Harper: SCI: I know that it is not logical, but my species is not known for our logic. But I also know... well, I know that Vulcans do feel. And I cannot imagine what this must be like for you.
(21:37:33) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Decides he needs some music. Flicks through a selection of genres, before settling on some Klingon Opera. Hobbles over to the command circle before the song starts.::
(21:38:35) SCI_Lt_TLira: CO: It is my hope that you never can. :: looks back down at her hands, not sure what else she could say ::
(21:39:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: Anything you need, just ask and it's yours. Take as much time as you need to work through this. I encourage you to make use of the ship's counselor - she was a great help to me personally in a time of terrible loss. The rest of the Science team sends their well-wishes, as well.
(21:39:09) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: shimmers down onto the planet, this time with a bit more than a backpack, and turns upon the little hill until he sees the ocean view ::
(21:39:23) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Raises his cane, 'conducting' the musical build up, before breaking into song.::
(21:40:15) SCI_Lt_TLira: CSO: I will... do so. :: isn't so sure about the counselor part, but the rest is perfectly reasonable. ::
(21:40:16) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods in wholehearted agreement with Lexy :: SCI: Me as well.
(21:40:47) CO_Capt_Harper: :: tries to catch her eye :: SCI: What was the child's name?
(21:41:26) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: breathes in deeply through her nose to steady herself before replying :: CO: Sevrek Edward. That was his name.
(21:42:18) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: walks a short ways towards a stand of trees, looks around at the ground, and picks a spot to begin pitching his tent ::
(21:43:32) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: looks towards the hills and takes flight, hoping to see the local wildlife ::
(21:43:45) CO_Capt_Harper: :: thinks a moment :: SCI: As Captain of the ship that discovered this world, I get to make a suggestion for its name that carries a good chance of being accepted. If... if it is alright with you, I would like to suggest it be named Sevrekia.
(21:43:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: :: repeats softly :: Sevrek Edward. :: nods :: A good, strong name. :: makes a conscious effort to not wring her hands anxiously ::
(21:44:27) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: hopes that her face isn't flushed like she thinks it is right now :: CO: I... I do not know what to say...
(21:44:35) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Closes his eyes and he tries to match the singer's intensity, focusing on feeling each word, each note.::
(21:46:07) CO_Capt_Harper: SCI: So... that is a yes?
(21:47:32) SCI_Lt_TLira: CO: I... yes. I would find that to be... fitting.
(21:47:50) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: has the future-tent up in no time, standing and admiring it for a moment, then stuffs his pack inside it ::
(21:48:01) CO_Capt_Harper: SCI: I do too. I will make it happen.
(21:49:27) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: quietly :: CO: Thank you.
(21:50:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: Colonists will come and spread across the face of Sevrekia, and his name will live on. :: instantly wonders if that was the wrong thing to say ::
(21:50:15) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods and stands ::
(21:50:41) SCI_Lt_TLira: CSO: And that is something I can most certainly appreciate.
(21:51:01) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::The song begins to come to an end, sings the outro softly, holding a particular note even as the music finishes.::
(21:51:57) CO_Capt_Harper: SCI: Come talk to me when you are cleared for duty. Until then, take all the time you need.
(21:52:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: considers telling T'Lira that her paper on this experience is no longer necessary, decides that would be a truly horrible thing to say ::
(21:52:33) SCI_Lt_TLira: CO: Aye, sir. :: picks up the PADD again, but doesn't quite return her attention to it yet. ::
(21:53:15) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: sighs, taking in the fresh, unspoiled air, and props himself against a rock facing the ocean ::
(21:53:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: Keep me informed of your status - your post will be held until your return. Take care, T'Lira. :: gently ::
(21:53:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: after some time has passed, looks up from his book and notes the beautiful weather. He decides to get up and walk to the stream for a swim ::
(21:54:02) SCI_Lt_TLira: CSO: Of course, sir.
(21:54:25) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: flies above the hills, spotting purple dots here and there along the cliffs ::
(21:54:59) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks at Lexy then back at T'Lira :: SCI: All my best for your healing process.
(21:55:22) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::A new song fades in slowly, it's not Klingon Opera, it takes him a while to work it out before he burts into song again.:: Self: Somewhere, over the rainbow.....
(21:55:26) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: nods :: CO: Thank you.
(21:55:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI: ...There's mountains of data from the surface that I'll make sure is available to you if you need something to occupy your mind. :: presses her lips together in a small smile before turning to depart ::
(21:56:08) CO_Capt_Harper: :: turns, willing herself not to tear up as they leave ::
(21:56:48) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Way, up high...
(21:56:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: full of awkward feelings that she doesn't have the first idea how to handle, suppress suppress ::
(21:57:07) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: nods again before returning to attempting to focus on the PADD, this time only marginally more successful. For some reason, she feels a bit more settled then she did before ::
(21:57:20) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: And, The, dreams that you dreamed of...
(21:58:21) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Once in a lul-la-by
(21:58:22) CO_Capt_Harper: :: wipes at her eyes once they get into the hallway ::
(21:58:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: as they exit Sickbay, makes a quick call to the lab to authorize data from the surface to be shared with T'Lira in case she wants to access it ::
(22:00:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: then looks at Kate's red eyes, not sure what to say :: CO: This is... difficult. :: gesturing at Sickbay ::
(22:00:51) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Really feels the words, continuing to sing them as if he was performing for a crowd.::
(22:01:33) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Yes, it is... I can not even imagine.
(22:02:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: You are so much better at these things than I am. I don't feel what you're feeling... does that make me a terrible person?
(22:02:38) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Someday I'll, wish upon a star...
(22:02:57) CO_Capt_Harper: :: walks with her :: CSO: No, of course not, Lexy. It just makes us... well, different people.
(22:03:16) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: lands on the edge of a cliff to rest, panting and loving nature right now ::
(22:03:53) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Wake up where the clouds, are, far behind me...
(22:04:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: frowns, aware of the other-ness of her emotional detachment :: CO: I admire your capacity for empathy.
(22:04:50) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Where trouble melts like lemon drops...
(22:05:06) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: still is struggling with focusing on the PADD and just gives up on that, attempting meditation instead. That doesn't work out much better :
(22:05:19) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: And I your ability to detach... right now it would be welcome.
(22:06:07) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: High above the chimney tops...
(22:06:21) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: walks into sickbay, having returned to duty since broken legs are easy to heal, and approaches T'Lira ::
(22:06:43) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: That's where you'll find me...
(22:09:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: humorlessly :: CO: Ha! Don't wish for that. I think your way is better. :: steps into the TL :: I'd rather see the world as vibrant and full as you do.
(22:09:44) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: opens her eyes and see Syvek :: SEC: Lieutenant.
(22:10:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands at the edge of the water holding his trunks, thinks a moment about just going in the buff... and then realizes one of his marines has a habit of showing up whether you expect her or not, and changes into the trunks ::
(22:10:40) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: decides she likes this spot at the edge of a cliff, and lies down, looking down at the ground far below, watching for movement. Here she is, in the middle of nowhere, on a planet with no native sentient life...a real treat to be cherished ::
(22:11:14) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: clasps his hands behind his back :: SCI: Lieutenant. While it may be illogical to do so, I must express both my gratitude to you for deciding to save my life, and my regret for the tragic consequences of that decision.
(22:12:22) SCI_Lt_TLira: SEC: I did what was logical, regardless of the consequences, however much I... deeply regret them. :: is thinking that regret is the wrong word here, but can't think of another one at the moment ::
(22:12:22) CO_Capt_Harper: :: enters the TL with her :: CSO: Perhaps the ability to shift between the two somewhat easily, then.
(22:13:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: thinks for a moment :: CO: That would be ideal. Best of both worlds, mmm? Also, where are we going?
(22:16:34) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I meant to ask you that question.
(22:17:42) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: offers a somber nod :: SCI: Nonetheless, I am grateful for your actions. Thank you, Lieutenant, for saving my life.
(22:18:51) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: doesn't really know how to respond, but nods firmly, struggling to find the right words that just aren't coming at this time ::
(22:20:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CSO: Well, I have the aforementioned mountains of data to address... though I do have some more work to do planetside, I suppose. :: sighs :: Or I suppose there's the option of actual shore leave. What appeals?
(22:20:44) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I would not mind getting out, after that.
(22:21:37) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: SCI: If you find yourself in need of a fellow Vulcan, perhaps to assist in meditation during a difficult time, do not hesitate to ask.
(22:22:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Transporter or shuttle? Work or play?
(22:22:30) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Oh, Somewheeeeeeeere, over the rainbow, where bluebirds fly...
(22:22:51) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: after watching the ocean for a while, picks up a PADD and begins to read ::
(22:23:24) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: A shuttle brings a replicator for anything we need, and it does not matter to me if we work or not.
(22:23:24) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::A tear rolls down his cheek, as he loses control of his emotions to the music.::
(22:24:06) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: hates what she's about to say, but it needs to be said :: SEC: In that regard... I do require assistance. I have been unable to meditate since... since it happened. I find myself unable to calm my emotions. :: looks down, not wanting to make eye contact. It's always been one of the things she's always hated to do, admitting that she needs help in such a fashion ::
(22:24:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: TL: Shuttle bay. CO: Up for a little alien abduction then, perhaps?
(22:24:56) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Hm?
(22:25:25) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: SCI: I am certainly willing to assist. Do you wish to meditate now?
(22:25:43) SCI_Lt_TLira: SEC: Yes. That would be preferable.
(22:26:23) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::His hands shake as the music comes to an end. Looks around the bridge in it's emptiness.::
(22:27:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Well, I wanted to collect specimens of native lifeforms, collect tricorder data, and insert subcutaneous data collectors that would track movements and biometric data to be collected by the colonists when they arrive. But if that doesn't interest you, there are other options.
(22:27:23) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: walks to the replicator and has it produce a meditation lamp, which he lights and brings over to the bedside table ::
(22:28:04) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: watches the valley for a while, the wildlife either hiding from the sun or predators, and begins to grow sleepy ::
(22:28:46) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: the flame on this replicated lamp being holographic, it is not a danger in sickbay ::
(22:30:04) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Has had enough excitement for the moment. Decides to take a seat in the big chair; puts a sensor image on the viewscreen, of the planet, and the positions of everyone on it.::
(22:32:14) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I would like that to be done, yes, but right now I think I would like to just relax. Delegate that? :: exits into the shuttlebay and returns to the Salacia, inspecting her before going in ::
(22:32:50) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: sits in the chair beside the bed and moves the lamp so that she can better see it ::
(22:33:27) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: gazes at the lamp and tries to calm her mind ::
(22:33:42) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::The sounds of the bridge that kept him focused, now lull him; his eyes getting heavy.::
(22:33:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pouts while Kate's not looking, was looking forward to doing that actually, but calls and delegates it instead :: CO: As you wish, my darling. :: obtains departure clearance ::
(22:35:04) CO_Capt_Harper: :: powers the shuttle up and shoots out of the bay, diving toward the planet :: CSO: Any more sites catch your interest?
(22:35:21) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: SCI: Structure. Logic. Function. Control.
(22:35:49) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: after reading for several hours, puts the PADD down and muses for a moment, then notices the light is fading ::
(22:35:55) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: resists the urge to lift an eyebrow and instead focuses on calming her emotions and controlling her thoughts ::
(22:36:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Well actually, there was a site of geothermal interest... :: catches the look Kate is giving her :: ...I mean, there are some hot springs. Here. :: keys in the coordinates ::
(22:36:36) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Hears the tell tale bleep of a shuttle launch, pulls it up on the viewer; and watches it descend into the atmosphere.::
(22:36:50) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Yes, that does sound good right now. :: hits atmo and shoots for it ::
(22:37:26) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: SCI: A structure cannot stand without a foundation. Logic is the foundation of function. Function is the essence of control.
(22:37:41) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: SCI: You are in control. I am in control.
(22:38:26) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: struggles and cannot seem to gain control, but continues to try ::
(22:38:41) CO_Capt_Harper: :: winds down above the springs ::
(22:39:43) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Smiles as the reentry heat dies down, confident the shuttle will land safely flicks back to the sensor image, and continues his watch.::
(22:39:52) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sets the shuttle down on the nearest flat area ::
(22:39:52) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: hears a growl and bolts upright to find a tan cat-like creature with intermittent tufts of long fur padding towards her ::
(22:40:54) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: steeples his hands and grows silent, the meditation focusing inward, and can vaguely sense T'Lira's turmoil nearby due to its strength ::
(22:41:30) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: gets up and worms into his tent, fishing around in his pack until he finds a small pin, then backs out of his tent to look at it in the fading light ::
(22:43:23) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Eyes become heavier, until they finally close. His breathing, slower but heavier.::
(22:43:38) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: resists the urge to drop off the cliff, and as the cat continues to prowl towards her, she wonders why it hasn't attacked yet as it can clearly tell by her wings that she's not actually trapped ::
(22:43:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: steps out of the shuttle onto a rocky landscape, the rock surfaces stained with rich hues from the chemical compounds in the waters of some of the pools, geysers periodically shooting skyward, vegetation spotty and sparse in the wan light of a late winter afternoon ::
(22:44:11) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: focuses on blocking out her emotions to then work on calming her thoughts ::
(22:44:46) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: intensifies his usual control, in hopes that T'Lira will be able to sense it nearby and draw strength ::
(22:44:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: has a towel tucked under her arm and pulls out a tricorder, looking for a spring with safe water and appropriate temperature :: CO: Not this one... not that one... maybe, too cool... AH! Here we go.
(22:45:41) CO_Capt_Harper: :: exits the shuttle and looks around, noting she can see her breath :: CSO: It is rather chilly here! Last one in is a forgotten egg.
(22:46:31) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: pushes away her emotions enough to sense Syvek's intense control and she uses that as a steadying point, working on then calming her thoughts ::
(22:46:45) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: smiles as he studies the emblem significant to him, then pockets it and climbs back into his tent ::
(22:47:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: considers correcting the idiom, but figures forgotten eggs are going to rot anyway, so close enough :: CO: Then the spring will feel that much better! This one is perfect, it's reasonably shallow and easy to get into and doesn't have a geyser under it. :: already peeling off her clothes, obviously chilly as well ::
(22:48:28) CO_Capt_Harper: :: quickly doffs her clothes, leaving them in an unceremonious pile, and steps into the water ::
(22:48:32) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: draws on her courage and fully faces the big black creature with her own threatening growl, which makes the cat stop short and grow quiet ::
(22:49:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::His comfort in the captain's chair shows, as he finally drifts off.:j
(22:49:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: folds her clothes neatly as is her habit, folding Kate's as well and stacking them in a tidy pile before joining Kate gingerly :: Self: Yaaaaahaaaahot.
(22:50:30) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sinks down into the water :: Ohhhhhhh, no, it is perfect!
(22:51:01) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: his mindscape becomes a sea, which is perfectly still from his control ::
(22:51:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: I didn't say it wasn't perfect, I just said it was hot! :: inhaling the steam rising lazily from the surface of the water as she settles down into it ::
(22:52:13) CO_Capt_Harper: :: leans back against the rock, only her head above water :: CSO: Yeahhhhhhhhhhh, it is.
(22:52:15) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: finally calms her thoughts and then turns to calming her emotions, which is now a significantly easier task with the combination of her calm thoughts and the source of steady control nearby ::
(22:52:20) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: quiets her own growl as the cat sits and turns its head away, as if it wasn't just approaching her threateningly ::
(22:53:30) CO_Capt_Harper: :: lets her tension and stress just dissolve into the waters ::
(22:53:42) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: lies back down and does her best to look relaxed and sits with the cat, apparently willing to share the cliff edge ::
(22:53:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: puts a folded cool washcloth on top of her head and sinks down, submerging to the chin ::
(22:54:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::In light of Tlira's circumstance, his dreams are filled with his own children, playing as children do.::
(22:54:41) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: notices that the storm on the horizon is dissipating ::
(22:55:52) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Adam getting a piggyback from a Xindi-Insectoid, as Jinto and Dan'el rough-house, and Kedra makes forts in the mud.::
(22:56:59) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: They grow up, so fast.
(22:57:08) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: it takes some doing, but she manages to get her emotions under some semblance of the control she would prefer to have. At the very least, they aren't overwhelming her as they had been not too long ago. ::
(22:58:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: swims over to sit next to Kate and simmer under an alien sky ::
(22:58:18) CO_Capt_Harper: :: simmers ::
(22:58:37) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: :: exhales from a deep breath and opens his eyes ::
(22:58:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: swims around, enjoying the cool water in the warm air ::
(22:59:23) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: opens her own eyes, feeling much calmer and more centered than she had before :: SEC: Thank you.
(22:59:52) SEC_1Lt_Syvek: SCI: Certainly. If I may be of further assistance, simply ask.
(23:00:10) SCI_Lt_TLira: SEC: Of course.
(23:00:39) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:40) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:42) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM