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(21:18:52) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:18:54) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:18:55) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:10) CO_Capt_Harper: :: walks briskly onto the bridge, having put herself together quite well, looking like nothing's out of the ordinary ::
(21:20:13) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Report.
(21:20:56) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::In the medical bay, awaiting any patients to be treated::
(21:21:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: busily assembling a notification to the crew, anticipating the order ::
(21:21:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: still watches Atlantis from the Tavern, fall-over drunk on synthehol. ::
(21:22:09) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::The diagnostics he ordered actually initiated this time, which tells him things are more normal than before. Can't help but think and be somewhat concerned about the predicament they appear to be in; but does feel some pride in doing good handiwork again.::
(21:22:10) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: :: stands from the Captain's chair :: We have immediate orders to the Romulan Neutral Zone. Nothing more specific. :: hands her the PADD ::
(21:22:26) CO_Capt_Harper: :: takes it and pretends to read what she already knows ::
(21:22:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Shall I recall the crew, Captain?
(21:22:50) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: in the main lounge, eating a quick meal and catching up on a few messages from acquaintances ::
(21:23:05) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Yes, recall the crew. XO: Make the ship ready for departure.
(21:23:30) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Given the urgency of these orders, make the recall orders urgent as well.
(21:23:49) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: nods and smiles to himself as he sits in the XO chair and begins the departure process. He couldn't be more ready to leave! ::
(21:25:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Atlantis Crew* Urgent message to all Atlantis crew. All leave is canceled effective immediately. Return to duty stations and prepare for departure.
(21:26:09) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::is already at his station so yay. Time to get some work done.::
(21:27:17) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: looks up at the top of the rock face and ponders finishing her climb, but instead rappels down the the floor and begins stripped off her climbing gear ::
(21:27:53) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: the message appears on her PADD, but she was already done eating anyway, so it's easy to clean that up and head for the bridge ::
(21:28:17) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes a new bulletin, drunkenly pulls a PADD out of his pocket, and reads his orders. After blinking a couple times in drunken disbelief, he violently shakes his head, stands up and with a regained sobriety quickly makes his way to the ship, all too ready to leave. ::
(21:28:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Stares out around the bridge, as preparations get underway to leave. Feeling a tension in the air.:: Self: Wherever the winds take us. ::Pats the console, and does he own preparations; making sure the systems power up at maximum efficiency and the like...::
(21:28:52) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Looks up at the speaker in dismay, the Vinland theater's showing of The Day The Earth Stood Still unpausing as that announcement ends. Muttering his apologies, he hurriedly makes his way out into the aisle. ::
(21:29:10) CO_Capt_Harper: :: sits down in the center seat and browses the incoming reports ::
(21:29:13) CEO_LtQuinn: :: ...he holds onto his large popcorn and root beer, though. ::
(21:31:30) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: steps out of the TL onto the bridge and heads for the secondary science station, sitting down and logging into the console, running through everything ::
(21:31:47) CO_Capt_Harper: :: notes that they were delivered One (1) more Mustang since last she checked, rolls her eyes ::
(21:32:40) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SCI: Welcome Back, Lieutenant. ::Smiles as he notices her enter the bridge.::
(21:33:05) SCI_Lt_TLira: ENG: Greetings, Lieutenant.
(21:33:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: begins procedures to remove the umbilical and transfer back to ship power, pre-emptively files request for departure clearance ::
(21:34:01) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: upon being cleared aboard decides to bypass his quarters and head straight for the Bridge. He belines for the TL and calls his destination ::
(21:35:10) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SCI: I hope your leave was suitably relaxing. ::Plods on with his work, knowing all the well that it could all go sideways.::
(21:35:21) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: makes yet another check on the crew aboard as they continue to filter in ::
(21:35:40) SCI_Lt_TLira: ENG: Indeed. I trust yours was as well?
(21:36:10) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: quickly changing back into uniform before heading for the Bridge ::
(21:36:21) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Status of the crew recall, Commander?
(21:36:59) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SCI: I spent the vast majority of it in the Captain's chair... ::Looks at Harper for a moment, before circling back.:: Or right here, in this very comfortable spot.
(21:37:03) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Just five stragglers, sir.
(21:37:25) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Luckily, he keeps a spare uniform in upper level office, and is able to bypass his quarters. A few minutes later, he walks into engineering, still sipping from his oversized cup, and keys in his authorization code, assuring the warp core will come online the moment station power is cut off. ::
(21:37:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps aboard the Bridge when the doors to the Turbolift open, and not one moment before. ""
(21:37:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: J.... :: is interrupted by Vallero :: ... Correct.
(21:38:29) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: lifts an eyebrow :: ENG: That must have been an enlightening time.
(21:40:07) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Transfer to internal power while we wait on them.
(21:40:27) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: steps out of the TL and crosses to NAV, waking up the station ::
(21:40:39) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: If those five are much longer, perhaps you could speed them up?
(21:40:45) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: SCI: It has been... quiet. ::Doesn't mention how he felt the compulsion to just keep an eye on things.::
(21:41:02) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: No need. The last one just boarded.
(21:41:04) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Already in progress, Captain. In fact, the umbilical should be disconnecting.......... now.
(21:41:12) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: That is confirmed, all aboard?
(21:41:24) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CO: Confirmed, all aboard.
(21:41:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods her confirmation as well ::
(21:41:55) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Obtain departure clearance.
(21:42:12) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Retract docking bridge and clear all moorings.
(21:42:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Departure clearance has been granted.
(21:42:46) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: does so :: CO: Ship is clear, Captain.
(21:42:58) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CO: Reinitialising the warp core, Captain.
(21:43:00) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Thrusters to spacedoors, lieutenant.
(21:44:15) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Aye, Captain. :: engages thrusters and pulls away from the docking berth, angling toward the spacedoors ::
(21:44:43) CO_Capt_Harper: XO: Good to be getting underway, is it not?
(21:44:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: chewing anxiously on her lower lip, worried about the orders ::
(21:45:21) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: can't help his full grin at Harper :: CO: It sure is.
(21:45:50) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: makes preparations for the orders he knows is coming shortly ::
(21:46:10) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CO: Most decidedly so Captain! Being berthed with so much galaxy to explore is... unsatisfying. ::Smiles.:: Although... under the circumstances...
(21:46:12) CO_Capt_Harper: :: smiles :: XO: It should be an interesting trip.
(21:46:44) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Engineering to bridge. Main engineering is good to go...which you know already, given we're moving. Anyway, I noted the urgent announcement! Should we be preparing for anything specific down here?
(21:47:07) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: brings Atlantis smoothly through the open spacedoors :: CO: We are clear of the doors, Captain.
(21:47:48) CO_Capt_Harper: :: forward the coordinates from the orders to the helm :: NAV: Warp six to those coordinates, lieutenant, and stand by for slipstream flight once you have a solution.
(21:49:03) CO_Capt_Harper: *CEO* Nothing out of the ordinary expected just yet, lieutenant.
(21:49:33) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: glances at the coordinates :: CO: Aye, sir. :: lays in the course and sets off toward it at warp six, then begins work on the slipstream solution ::
(21:49:44) CEO_LtQuinn: *CO* Acknowledged. Ready for anything it is.
(21:49:48) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CTO: Yellow alert, shields up.
(21:49:53) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis warps off into the black.
(21:50:46) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: makes sure that everything is in good shape, sensor-wise, and then checks on the secondary systems in case power would need to be pulled from those should anything untoward happen ::
(21:51:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: begins to relax now that they are officially underway ::
(21:51:44) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::inspecting scalpels::
(21:52:00) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: finds himself relaxing, too, the further they get away from Vinland...which shouldn't make sense since their destination is the Neutral Zone ::
(21:52:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye, Commander. Yellow alert, shields up. :: makes it so ::
(21:52:48) CO_Capt_Harper: :: trying very hard and managing to outwardly appear calm, though she's nervous as all hell at the gamble she's about to make ::
(21:53:16) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Slipstream solution ready, Captain. :: her voice calm and cool as always, despite her curiosity about their destination ::
(21:53:33) XO_Cdr_Vallero: CTO: Configure shield geometry for slipstream flight.
(21:54:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye, Commander. Configuring shield geometry for slipstream flight... Ready, Commander.
(21:54:32) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: nods to Harper ::
(21:54:42) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Engage quantum slipstream drive.
(21:55:50) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: engages and watches for the slipstream ::
(21:56:19) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> The slipstream tunnel begins to form ahead of Atlantis, beckoning...
(21:56:49) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Entering slipstream in 8.. 7.. 6.. 5.. 4.. 3..
(21:57:17) CO_Capt_Harper: ACTION> Atlantis enters the slipstream, smooth as silk.
(21:57:48) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: finds that very satisfying ::
(21:58:32) XO_Cdr_Vallero: Third Shifter > :: stays asleep in bunk ::
(21:58:55) Ian: @ :: planing a log that he's sawn lengthwise into boards, smoothing and shaping them while in thought ::
(22:00:17) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: CO: Estimated slipstream exit in 3.2 hours.
(22:01:50) CO_Capt_Harper: NAV: Thank you, lieutenant.
(22:01:51) TKirr: @ :: spots Ian working outside and approaches, holding a small bowl with little purple fruits and a cup of water :: Ian: They're looking good.
(22:02:17) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Finds the swirling patterns of slipstream to be quite relaxing.::
(22:03:04) Ian: @ TKirr: It's a start.
(22:03:20) CO_Capt_Harper: :: takes a deep breath, lets it out, then stands :: CSO: Give me shipwide comm.
(22:03:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: taps a few keys and then turns to give Kate a nod ::
(22:05:30) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* All hands, this is Captain Harper. :: walks foward of the helm and ops consoles, and stands right in front of the viewscreen as she turns to speak, dramatically backdropped by the swirling slipstream ::
(22:06:08) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: stares at Harper, wondering what she could be preparing for...does she know something he doesn't? ::
(22:06:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: doesn't notice the backdrop of the slipstream, focused on Kate ::
(22:06:26) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* The news that I am about to deliver may come as a shock. It certainly did to me. :: looks around at the bridge crew ::
(22:07:01) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: that catches her attention for sure and she looks over, wondering what this news could be ::
(22:07:10) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: finds herself looking at Captain Harper from a much closer than usual vantage point ::
(22:07:19) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Know that it comes from sources whose credibility is unimpeachable, and that I would not tell you now if it were not true.
(22:07:50) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::listens carefully::
(22:07:55) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Stops mid-sip, staring at the comm speaker with confusion. ::
(22:08:28) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Much of Starfleet Command, and even the Federation leadership, has been infiltrated and taken over by an agency known as Section 31.
(22:08:45) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: feels a chill up his spine, staring at Harper ::
(22:08:54) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::well that was unexpected::
(22:08:58) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Looks at the Captain, wondering if now is the best time to break the news, but watches quietly, taking everything she says in and watching the reactions on the bridge.::
(22:09:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: somewhat surprised that she's sharing this information so... boldly, openly, and wonders if the others will believe... and which will betray them ::
(22:09:24) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* While their motives are unclear to me, what they have done is perfectly clear.
(22:09:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: does not show any reaction ::
(22:09:58) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Looks around, and finds people looking to him for...anything. Nothing is forthcoming. :: Section what?
(22:10:12) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Section 31 has abducted Admiral Blackthorne and Captain T'Kirr while making us believe that they were killed.
(22:10:18) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: in an extremely uncharacteristic moment, her face actually registers surprise before quickly reverting to neutral ::
(22:11:13) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: the eyebrow likely couldn't go higher at this point ::
(22:11:23) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* To make that point perfectly clearly, yes, *our* Commanding and Executive officers were taken from us.
(22:11:25) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::Wait who? Mitch was unsure who these people were, so he tried to look surpised::
(22:11:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: now carefully looking around at the reactions of the others ::
(22:12:20) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Takes a moment to realize his hand has crushed what by this point is thankfully a mostly empty soda cup. :: I'll, uh...I'll clean that in a minute.
(22:12:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches everyone else on the Bridge through his peripheral vision, eyes locked on Harper, not showing any reaction ::
(22:12:58) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks around the bridge before she continues ::
(22:13:16) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* I have no right to order any of you to do this.
(22:13:56) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* But, I hope that over the past six months as your CO, I have earned enough respect to *ask* it of you. I intend to rescue Blackthorne and T'Kirr, and I need the help of all of you.
(22:14:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: notes Wolfe's utter lack of expression, Vallero's.... something, Suzuki's quickly covered surprise, and T'Lira's wayward brow ::
(22:14:41) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: sits rigidly watching Harper, internalizing what she's saying to be true and what that could mean, why he was assigned here as XO ::
(22:15:06) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Before you make your decision, look down at your uniform and remember what it represents. Remember why you put it on in the first place, when you became a member of Starfleet.
(22:15:09) TKirr: @ :: offers Ian the cup :: Ian: You mustn't rush good work. We do have the time.
(22:15:55) Ian: @ :: takes it and drinks gratefully :: TKirr: It's a good thing, since this will take years. :: rubs his hand on the board :: Smooth as a Vulcan bottom, though.
(22:16:56) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::Sounds interesting. It's something to do at least::
(22:17:18) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* That very Starfleet punished us for resolving the Romulan refugee situation peacefully. That Starfleet abducted officers whose careers were distinguished and in service of the ideals that founded the Federation.
(22:19:06) TKirr: @ :: studies the smooth boards for a moment :: Ian: I'm sure it would take less time if I helped you.
(22:19:52) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* So, yes, going along on this mission will almost certainly endanger your Starfleet career, but remember that if it is not in service to those ideals, that it has little meaning. And more importantly...
(22:20:49) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* We must do this for members of our family that have been taken from us.
(22:22:34) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* That said, if anyone does not wish to go along on this mission, we will allow you to leave. Please contact Commander Vallero with your objection and we will arrange your departure.
(22:22:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stays silent, eyes still locked on Harper ::
(22:23:49) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Those that stay... :: looks around the bridge :: I will need every single bit of skill and expertise you have to pull this off. But we can do it, and we should do it, and we will. Harper out.
(22:24:16) Ian: @ :: hands her the plane :: I'd have to make another, but as you said, we have plenty of time.
(22:24:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cuts the channel and nods approvingly at Kate, with a small smile ::
(22:24:43) CO_Capt_Harper: :: catches the smile and perks the corner of her own mouth up, then looks around the bridge with apprehension :
(22:25:28) TKirr: @ :: takes the plane handed to her, at the same time offering Ian the bowl of fruit ::
(22:26:02) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Smiles at the captain, getting extra comfortable in his seat.::
(22:27:01) CO_Capt_Harper: Bridge: So, is anyone about to relieve me of duty, or shall we get to work?
(22:27:07) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: returns to work, checking systems and checking on the status of a few background programs in her files ::
(22:27:59) Ian: @ :: accepts the bowl of fruit and munches ::
(22:28:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Let's get this show on the road.
(22:28:51) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: only mildly distracted from Harper as he glances at his console for any incoming notifications, then stands, drawing her attention :: CO: No arguments here, Captain.
(22:29:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at T'Lira :: CO: I believe Sci/Ops is with you, Captain.
(22:29:29) CEO_LtQuinn: :: After several long moments of stunned silence, Quinn turns to take in the crowd of nervous ans expectant faces. :: Well, you heard her. Anyone who wants out, better go make your calls. As for the rest of you, I WILL give some orders. To your stations, and I want status reports in one hour. Now, hop to it!
(22:29:34) CO_Capt_Harper: :: quite relieved to hear from Vallero and Wolfe, figuring they would be most likely to object ::
(22:30:22) CEO_LtQuinn: :: With that, he departs main engineering, and marches into the turbolift. :: Bridge.
(22:31:50) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods :: Bridge: Thank you all.
(22:32:03) TKirr: @ :: after running her hand over the plane and deciding it's not quite as smooth as Ian says it is, she sets it down carefully :: Ian: When you're finished, we will have a lot to explore, won't we?
(22:32:20) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: ponders the Captain's words for a moment, then says :: CO: 3 hours to slipstream exit, Captain.
(22:32:52) NAV_2Lt_Suzuki: :: which is her way of saying that she's in for a pound ::
(22:33:03) CO_Capt_Harper: :: walks back toward her chair, glad that she still can after that speech :: NAV: Understood, lieutenant.
(22:34:24) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: glances sidelong at Harper, feeling hurt that she hadn't shared this information with him previously, but he immediately squashes the feeling...why would he deserve her confidence after what he had done? ::
(22:34:44) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Takes a deep breath and strides off the lift onto the bridge, his jaw clenched tightly. ::
(22:35:12) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods as Quinn enters :: Lieutenant.
(22:35:49) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: notes Quinn's entrance ::
(22:36:13) MED_Ens_Morsby: Nurse: So, you going to leave. I'm staying of course, I didn't work for 4 years just to give up my first week. I'm a doctor not a quitter.
(22:36:49) Ian: @ Indeed. I do know that there's a primitive civilization on the other side of this planet. Perhaps... if we do start a family, it would be best to try to merge into their society.
(22:36:53) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: CO: It sounds like quite the escapade, Captain. The shady organisation, the high stakes, the long odds against us. ::Smiles.:: It would be my honour, to walk with you into the darkness.
(22:36:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up at Quinn when he enters, noticing the tension on his face ::
(22:37:13) CO_Capt_Harper: ENG: Thank you, lieutenant.
(22:37:51) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Captain. I was hoping for a word with you, in private. Under the circumstances, I'd like to think it's a pretty reasonable request.
(22:38:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks at Quinn, not quite trusting him, but as always does not let that show ::
(22:38:51) MED_Ens_Morsby: *CMO*: So, Commander, thoughts on this ordeal?
(22:38:53) CO_Capt_Harper: :: not at all surprised at Ilaihr's response, but somewhat concerned with Quinn's :: CEO: Of course. XO: You have the bridge. :: gestures for Quinn to come to the RR ::
(22:40:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks from Kate to Quinn to Vallero, but says nothing ::
(22:41:07) XO_Cdr_Vallero: :: nods, watching Harper and Quinn head to the RR ::
(22:41:25) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Nods and follows after her, managing to keep his expression uncharacteristically neutral until the door shuts behind him. ::
(22:43:12) CO_Capt_Harper: :: doesn't go behind the desk when the doors close, but turns in front of it to face Quinn ::
(22:44:38) TKirr: @ Ian: I agree. :: slips into thought, wondering what the only people relatively near them are like, which leads to memories of her xenobiology studies of a multitude of primitive cultures and what they likely could have in common ::
(22:45:30) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: I suppose I should start by saying I'd ordinarily never do this. I've been here years now, through some pretty hairy stuff. Never raised a word of complaint at anything asked of me. And I've been asked a lot. But, if I understood that bomb shell correctly, I suppose a reprimand for insubordination would be the least of my problems.
(22:45:54) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: I will make a note of it in whatever fleet we end up serving.
(22:47:03) Ian: @ TKirr: If nothing else, it will save our children from a life of loneliness after we are gone... and you, as well, after I am gone.
(22:47:27) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Hums to himself, as he monitors the systems, being very calm and unassuming, ie his normal self.::
(22:49:14) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: I'm pretty sure engineering will go along with this if I ask them to. But if I'm asking them to go up against Star Fleet, then I think they're owed a better explanation that vague speech, no matter how eloquent. And I KNOW I am.
(22:49:27) TKirr: @ :: purses her lips...he didn't have to say it, but she can't argue with the logical reasoning :: Ian: It's very wise of you to consider such things in advance. The sooner we learn of the culture here, the more options we will have when we need them.
(22:51:34) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: The details are still vague to me, but I know that the President of the Federation is aligned with this. The entire cabinet except for him died with his predecessor. Admiral Zuriyev's retirement was forced to get him out of the way. Blackthorne and T'Kirr would never have gone along with this new direction, either.
(22:52:37) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: I may not know all of the details, but I know what I have felt since then... and to find out that they were abducted, well... :: trails off :: I have to.
(22:55:29) Ian: @ It's hard not to let my mind wander to such places when we have so much time for thought.
(22:56:27) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Well, you obviously know SOMETHING! Who or what is Section 31? And how do you know all of this? Look, you weren't wrong. You've earned my respect, above and beyond what your rank entitles you to. But going off mission like this...
(22:57:03) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Eyes narrow. :: Wait, was there even a mission? Or are we already flying stolen property?
(22:57:29) TKirr: @ :: notes Ian's pensive face and reaches over to clasp his hand :: Ian: Whatever we do, wherever we go, we will do it together.
(22:57:30) ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr: ::Can't help but wonder what internal monologues are going on around the bridge, the emotions, the personal conflicts. He sighs.::
(22:57:49) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: Guilty. We were not allowed to leave Vinland while an Admiral decided how to punish us after the Romulan refugee situation.
(23:00:43) Ian: @ :: squeezes her hand :: Yes, we shall. But first, I think lunch is in order.
(23:03:58) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Dammit...why am I just finding out about this by shipwide, AFTER I've already been made a party to military crimes? Like I said, it's YEARS I've been here. Not to mention, we knew that explosion wasn't an accident because I PERSONALLY spend days busting my ass reconstructing that flight recorder.
(23:05:07) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: I know this probably sounds like whining, but you know what? I feel like I've earned that right. And I should have been brought in on this.
(23:06:25) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: As I said, you are free to leave, and I can not imagine that they would prosecute any who choose to do so. And yes, I agree that you have earned that right, as have many others. But now we know who sabotaged the shuttle, and that it was a kidnapping and not a murder. Do you not want to right that wrong?
(23:08:56) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: ...I do. But if you've got any other secrets waiting to drop, I'd prefer to know about it now.
(23:09:07) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: You now know everything I do.
(23:10:02) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: Oh? Who's this unimpeachable source?
(23:10:16) CO_Capt_Harper: CEO: None other than Colonel Douglas McKnight.
(23:11:26) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:11:27) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM
(23:11:27) CO_Capt_Harper: PAUSE SIM