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(21:21:24) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:24) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:21:25) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:22:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: still scanning for any pursuers, though at this point it's a perfunctory gesture ::
(21:22:16) CO_Capt_Harper: :: in the center seat, reading the latest status reports from those aboard the Romulan ships ::
(21:23:00) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @::sitting down with his surgical kit open in front of him, a line of Romulans stretching back about fifty people, all waiting for their standard Federation innoculation pack #2::
(21:23:11) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @:;preps another hypo:: Romulans: Next!
(21:23:42) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: sits just off center, doing his own work on his small console ::
(21:24:24) MED_Ens_Nealson: @ ::Preps a hypo and waits for another Romulan::
(21:24:37) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: taking the chance to look over local starcharts and make personal notes on the current locations of errant space debris or comets or anything of the such for future reference and to chart stellar currents ::
(21:24:49) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Even after several days, is still essentially running around the ship fixing things from simple lights to life support systems and everything in between; with all the 'enthusiasm' he is well known to have.::
(21:25:35) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: is running around as Ilaihr's escort, for some reason having no one else to guard ::
(21:25:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: also keeping an eye out for aid ships to appear on long-range, knowing they should be here soon ::
(21:26:28) MED_Ens_Nealson: @ ::Calls up the next Romulan::
(21:26:38) TAC_2LT_Randen: @ :: Hands water bottles to the patients after they see the Doc. Having on again/off again staring contests with the Romulan Security Officer. ::
(21:27:33) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @::presses the Hypo to his next patient's arm, injecting them with the cocktail especially made up for Romulan/Vulcan physiology, then smiles and ushers them on to Randen with a word to get lots of fluids::
(21:28:12) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @MED: We'll be done soon. How're you looking for supplies?
(21:28:58) MED_Ens_Nealson: @CMO: I think I should be good for now. What about you? I have plenty of supplies if you need some.
(21:29:19) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @SEC: We're nearly finished now, my dear. You can return to the ship if you wish, I don't forsee any problems ahead. ::Smiles.::
(21:29:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: confirming the long-range ping :: CO: Captain, I've got the aid convoy on long-range, five ships with what looks to be the USS Endeavour escorting.
(21:30:22) CO_Capt_Harper: :: raises her eyebrows :: CSO: That is certainly quite an escort ship.
(21:30:46) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: smiles :: ENG: Good!
(21:31:23) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @::looks over briefly with a smile, working on autopilot to innoculate his next patient, and the next, the line getting steadily shorter:: MED: Enough to last.
(21:31:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns to look at Kate and nod :: CO: Indeed, but I suppose when one is sending civilians to the Neutral Zone, a Prometheus-Class escort makes sense.
(21:31:37) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @SEC: That I forsee no issues, or that you can return to Atlantis?
(21:32:17) MED_Ens_Nealson: @::Nods:: CMO: That's good. ::continues to work on another patient::
(21:33:11) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods in agreement :: CSO: True. :: glances at Vallero ::
(21:33:47) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ ENG: Oh, good that there shouldn't be any more issues. I...suppose I can take one last patrol of the ship and return. See you there.
(21:34:46) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: glances back ::
(21:35:13) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Perhaps Starfleet has the same hunch you do, sending the Endeavour for this.
(21:35:38) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: nods, straight-faced :: Perhaps.
(21:36:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO/XO: Or they could be concerned about what was chasing these refugees in the first place. :: turns back to the console ::
(21:37:04) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I hope that is the case.
(21:37:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: just as she does so, there's a blip on her console :: CO: We're being hailed by the Endeavor, Captain.
(21:37:55) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sits up straight and looks ahead :: CSO: On screen.
(21:38:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: complies and looks up at the screen as the image appears ::
(21:39:08) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Waves Kuari off, before plodding on down the corridor, searching for anything needing reapir.::
(21:40:20) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: stops her stride and stands for a moment, feeling a bit lost, then decides on her route in her head and takes up the width of the corridor as she turns around and begins walking ::
(21:40:30) CO_Capt_Harper: Capt_LydiaHawke> *CO* Atlantis, this is Captain Hawke of the Endeavour. We expect to be arriving momentarily.
(21:41:24) CO_Capt_Harper: :: smiles at the viewscreen :: *Hawke* Captain Harper here. Glad to see they sent you; our aid ships and those refugees will be well-protected under your watch.
(21:41:42) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks up to the main viewer and watches attentively ::
(21:42:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches for Captain Hawke's reaction ::
(21:42:07) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Finishes the last patient:: CMO: Would you like any assistance?
(21:43:32) CO_Capt_Harper: Capt_LydiaHawke> *CO* :: offers a smile of her own :: That is why we were sent, Captain.
(21:43:33) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: @::shakes his head as he dusts off his hands, patting his last patient on the shoulder and handing over a pair of water containers:: MED: All done, time for us to head back. We're the last team.
(21:44:13) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Whistles to himself, twirling his cane. Stumbling across another broken environmental unit.:: Self: Well, where have you been hiding?
(21:44:17) MED_Ens_Nealson: @ ::Nods then walks over to his supplies and packs up::
(21:44:50) CO_Capt_Harper: *Hawke* That is good to know, Captain. We have made some friends in the past few days, so please take good care of them.
(21:45:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: unconsciously nods slightly in agreement ::
(21:46:11) CO_Capt_Harper: Capt_LydiaHawke> *CO* We will, Captain Harper. And it is good to see the Atlantis again, despite your unfortunate losses. Safe travels.
(21:46:35) CO_Capt_Harper: *Hawke* And to you, Captain, along with our thanks. Atlantis out.
(21:46:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: closes the channel ::
(21:47:16) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Attempts to pull the panel open, but it's stuck tight.:: Self: I see you are going to be something of a problem child... ::Whacks it open with his cane.:: Problem solved... ::Starts fixing it.::
(21:48:56) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks to Harper ::
(21:49:11) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks back :: XO: I think we did it.
(21:49:41) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: waiting patiently for navigational instructions ::
(21:50:14) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Everything seems to be running in order.
(21:50:36) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The aid ships and their escort ships warp in and wait patiently, visible on the main viewer.
(21:51:22) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Send word to the Proconsul that these are the ships and escort we promised.
(21:52:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain. :: sends a notification to the Proconsul that these are the aid ships and the escort promised by the Federation Diplomatic Corps and that most of our away teams report that the promised work is nearly complete ::
(21:54:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Proconsul Voresh reports that she's already discussing arrangements with Captain Hawke, and extends her gratitude to us.
(21:55:22) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The aid ships cross the border and join the refugee fleet, and Endeavour slowly does the same, like a shepherd.
(21:55:40) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: I think our work here is done. Get everyone back aboard.
(21:55:46) CO_Capt_Harper: :: with some bit of pride in her voice ::
(21:56:02) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: @ :: finishes her patrol of the refugee ship and beams back to Atlantis ::
(21:56:24) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: continues her work, but a bit more enthusiastically now that things have gone quite well and not the way they had begun ::
(21:56:31) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: begins coordinating with the transporter rooms and monitors crew retrieval ::
(21:57:57) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::After a few minutes of banging, clanking and polyglotal swearing, the environmental unit is fixed. Although the hinge to the panel is now very much broken. He sighs.:: Self: A problem for another time.
(22:04:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blip blip :: CO: Captain... priority message from Starfleet HQ.
(22:04:06) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Steps out of the aid ship::
(22:04:37) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Ah, probably our next mission. Send it to the ready room, please.
(22:05:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: does so, with a reply to HQ to stand by for the Captain :: CO: Done, Captain.
(22:06:14) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: I have the Bridge.
(22:06:16) CO_Capt_Harper: :: Stands :: CSO: Before I take that, put me on shipwide.
(22:06:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: presses the button and nods to Kate ::
(22:06:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Momentarily.
(22:07:20) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Walks to the Sick Bay and packs his medical kit with all the others::
(22:07:47) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* All hands, this is the Captain. I want to personally thank you for the exemplary manner in which you have all presented yourselves over the past few days.
(22:09:03) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: swivels her seat to watch the Captain ::
(22:09:26) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* You have treated those we were once taught to be enemies with compassion, and in doing so, shown them that we are not as they were once taught, as we learned the same lesson.
(22:11:02) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* This may usher in a new peace, and while that is certainly historic, the true pride comes from having done the right thing. Thank you all. :: nods to Lexy to cut ::
(22:11:23) CMO_Cmdr_Kymar: ::listens to the shipwide as he packs away his gear in the transporter room, keeping his surgical kit and lab coat::
(22:11:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cuts the shipwide with a smile ::
(22:11:53) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Listens to the shipwipe::
(22:11:55) CO_Capt_Harper: :: smiles and nods to the bridge :: Well done. XO: You have the bridge.
(22:12:04) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: nods to Harper ::
(22:12:45) CO_Capt_Harper: :: crosses to the RR door, with a spring in her step, and disappears through it ::
(22:13:25) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::Goes to press tap his commbadge to a transport back to Atlantis, his hand begins shaking as he struggles to support himself on his cane. Rests up against the wall until the tremor subsides.:: Self: When... did you last take your medicine? Foolish old man....
(22:13:39) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sits down behind the desk and brings up the comm from HQ ::
(22:15:15) CO_Capt_Harper: :: smiles as the same Admiral who gave them this mission appears on the screen, Admiral Smith :: *Smith* Sir! I trust you have heard of our success?
(22:15:49) CO_Capt_Harper: Adm_Smith> *CO* Success? Do you have any idea what you've committed us to, Captain?
(22:16:15) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Follows the Medical staff back to the ship and listens to the shipewide as well. Heads towards the Armory to return what he doesn't need on the bridge. ::
(22:16:20) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: @::The tremor in his hand finally passes. He takes a deep breath, quickly tapping his badge.::
(22:16:57) CO_Capt_Harper: :: her face falls :: *Smith* You said at any cost, sir.
(22:17:42) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: climbs out of her MECU and stretches her wings, happy to be rid of the armor ::
(22:18:43) CO_Capt_Harper: *Smith* Not to mention that treaty was already in negotiations—
(22:19:39) CO_Capt_Harper: Adm_Smith> *CO* :: interrupts :: That treaty would never have been signed, had they not forced your hand!
(22:20:32) CO_Capt_Harper: :: blinks :: *Smith* Well, yes sir, but I saw no other viable option left.
(22:21:48) CO_Capt_Harper: Smith> *CO* :: narrows his grey brows at the screen :: I see that I must be clearer with you next time, Captain, if there is one. Get your ass to Vinland and sit there until I figure out what to do with you. Smith out. :: disappears :::
(22:22:18) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stares at the black screen, stunned ::
(22:23:37) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Is beamed back to the ship. Darts off. Irregularly; not saying thank you to the Transporter Chief.
(22:26:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Transporter Chief> :: not sure whether to be offended or worried ::
(22:27:00) CO_Capt_Harper: :: takes a few deep breaths and stands, then walks out onto the bridge, trying not to dispel the good mood she'd hopefully instilled just a few minutes before :: NAV: Plot a slipstream solution to Starbase Vinland.
(22:27:57) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: is none the wiser, continuing to monitor crew reallocation ::
(22:28:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: immediately notes the change in Kate's demeanor, knowing her as well as she does, but says nothing, sending "? <3" to the console ::
(22:28:20) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Starts organizing the sick bay supplies::
(22:28:46) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Aye, Captain. :: begins plotting the slipstream solution to the familiar coordinates ::
(22:30:41) CO_Capt_Harper: :: quietly swears under her breath in Bolian ::
(22:31:07) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Rushes to his quarters, where he begins going through his secret chest of things, and removing a small vial, before hobbling to his bedside table and grabbing the hypospray he kept.::
(22:32:38) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: glances up at Harper :: CO: What?
(22:32:49) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: didn't hear what she said ::
(22:32:49) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Solution plotted, Captain.
(22:33:01) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Is nothing, just thinking out loud in Bolian.
(22:33:16) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::His hand begins to shake again, as the vial clicks into place. He puts the hypospray to his neck and presses the button, aerosolising the chemicals through his skin.::
(22:33:17) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: frowns, curious, but says nothing more ::
(22:33:33) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Make the ship ready for slipstream flight.
(22:33:50) CTO_Major_Wolfe: :: begins preparations and sends a message to the Armory ::
(22:34:32) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CTO: Shields up.
(22:34:42) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::He drops the hypo, and grabs his wrist to control himself. It takes a few long moments, but the tremors begin to subside again.::
(22:34:49) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Warp one, stand by.
(22:35:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hears that exchange and knows there is something really wrong - Kate rarely does actual aloud-thinking in Bolian - but tries to look normal ::
(22:35:30) CTO_Major_Wolfe: CO: Aye, shields up. :: raises shields ::
(22:36:12) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: Self: Too caught up in the work... stupid old fool... what would Kessel say... Too much... Cant forget...
(22:36:13) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CTO: Configure shield geometry for slipstream.
(22:36:47) CTO_Major_Wolfe: :: complies :: CO: Aye. Shields configured for optimal Slipstream flight.
(22:36:50) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: In the Armory, receives a message from the bridge and reads it. ::
(22:37:08) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Takes a deep breath, and straightens himself out, before leaving his quarters. Starts making his way to the bridge.::
(22:39:01) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: at a signal from the Captain, begins along their course at warp one, initiating the sequence that will open the tunnel ::
(22:39:36) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis warps away from the border, preparing for slipstream.
(22:40:19) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Gets into a seat, ready for slipstream::
(22:41:04) CTO_Major_Wolfe: :: makes a final confirmation that the shields are operating nominally before the ship enters slipstream ::
(22:41:23) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Steps off of the turbolift at the right time; noting by just looking at the viewscreen that they are about to jump to Slipstream. Takes up the ENG station, and remains quiet.::
(22:42:19) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The slipstream forms ahead of us...
(22:43:20) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: allows the ship to be pulled in smoothly ::
(22:43:34) TAC_2LT_Randen: :: Secures the weapons in the armory. Grabs something to hang onto tightly in preparation. ::
(22:43:52) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis enters stable slipstream flight.
(22:44:04) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Holds onto the arms of his seat::
(22:45:04) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sees that everything is normal :: XO: A word in the ready room, please.
(22:47:18) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: looks over, surprised, but obediently stands ::
(22:47:28) MED_Ens_Nealson: ::Stands up::
(22:47:30) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: You have the bridge. :: Enters the RR with Vallero ::
(22:47:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: worries about Kate, but also about the fact that they're both going away again... stands up :: CO/XO: I have the Bridge, aye. :: perches on the center seat again, looking uncomfortable ::
(22:48:14) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: stands in a feigned relaxed pose, watching Harper in the RR ::
(22:48:50) CO_Capt_Harper: :: as soon as the door closes, she doesn't even wait to go to the desk :: XO: I was just reprimanded for what I committed the Federation to, with the implication that "by any cost" meant that we were supposed to destroy them. I just thought you should know that, in case this is the end of our short time serving together.
(22:49:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CSO: The chair suits you Commander. Own it. ::Smiles.:: It wont be long until you have one of your own.
(22:50:12) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: swallows with difficulty, taking in the news, showing surprise :: CO: That's...unfortunate.
(22:51:24) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: If I am relieved of duty and you get command... do not forget why you signed up for this in the first place. Why you put on the uniform, as I told someone recently.
(22:52:26) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: frowns :: I...I understand. Thank you for telling me.
(22:53:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: a sideways glance at Ilaihr, chagrined that her discomfort was so obvious :: ENG: This seat is different from what I am accustomed to, Lieutenant, nothing more. :: takes pains to look more relaxed and leader-y ::
(22:53:31) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Whatever they decide to do, we did the right thing, Daniel. :: exits the ready room ::
(22:53:43) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: pauses a moment, then follows Harper out ::
(22:54:34) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Smiles, shaking his head, muttering something about 'the youth'.::
(22:56:03) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:03) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(22:56:04) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM