Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Dec 28 21:16:40 2016 on VAdmBlackthorne@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:25:12) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
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(21:25:14) CO_Capt_Harper: BEGIN SIM
(21:26:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: keeping herself busy by gathering Science on the planet below ::
(21:26:24) CO_Capt_Harper: :: on the bridge, distractedly looking over a PADD ::
(21:26:47) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: still keeping an eye on local space, just to be safe ::
(21:27:34) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: enters Sickbay, looking around with a weary expression ::
(21:28:29) Ian: :: looks down at the planet they were stuck on for so long from the window of their temporary quarters ::
(21:31:25) MED_Ens_Morsby: ::in Sickbay, having just aided in processing two high profile crew members. Morsby ponders on the importance of his job, on how every one, from the bureaucrat to ship captain to engineer, require one like him. One who allows them to live on, longer than one could one thousand years ago, so long that they could accomplish oh so many great things. All thanks to ones like him, those who added life. And how strange it was that once Morsby'
(21:32:42) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Appears from nowhere in his spot on the bridge, or has he always been there... either way he gives off an unusually strange aura thats he's been up to something or has been disconnected from the goings on somehow, as he hums pleasantly.::
(21:33:10) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: calls in the orderlies to clean up the special exam room after examining Ian and T'Kirr. There's nothing quite like knowing that his Captain and First Officer are safely back aboard Atlantis. He heads ::
(21:33:11) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: into the CMO office to do some paperwork, including that which reinstates Ian and T'Kirr as living members of the Federation... And then he thinks about just how wise it would be to send any paperwork anywhere that confirm the existence of a live Ian and T'Kirr. ::
(21:33:49) TKirr: :: steps out of the ensuite of their temporary quarters, sighing contentedly ::
(21:33:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: a flash on her console catches her eye, and worry tinges her tone :: CO: Captain, incoming transmission for you from Starfleet HQ. :: turns and looks at Kate over her shoulder :: Priority one.
(21:34:34) CO_Capt_Harper: :: looks up without surprise :: CSO: I shall take it in the ready room. You have the bridge.
(21:35:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain. :: forwards the transmission to the ready room and starts to get up, but stays in her seat and says :: I have the Bridge.
(21:35:53) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands and exits into the ready room, then crosses to the desk and sits ::
(21:36:10) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: decides against sending anything anywhere... His first official act of treason beyond actually being aboard Atlantis, as he considers the action of not doing this duty. :: Self: We'll just stack the treasons. They can't hang me twice, right?
(21:36:19) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: wanders into Sickbay's office, sees Tav, and smiles :: aCMO: Hey, Doctor Tav! I'm here for my scheduled check-up.
(21:38:04) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: looks up at Kuari and blinks, breaking his thought process :: Kuari: Kuari. Yes, of course. Come with me. :: steps around the desk and back into Sickbay. He signals a few of aides to come assist him as he leads Kuari to a biobed :: Kuari: Right here, please.
(21:38:09) TKirr: :: notices Ian gazing down at the planet they're orbiting from the window and pads slowly over to him, encircling her hands around his arm and leaning the side of her face on his shoulder ::
(21:38:22) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: Morsby: Ensign Morsby. Come help me with Kuari's exam, please.
(21:38:53) Ian: :: smiles and rests his cheek on her head, not speaking for fear of ruining the moment, but projecting warmth ::
(21:39:24) CO_Capt_Harper: :: having already forwarded the medical evidence along to HQ that Blackthorne and T'Kirr were alive, she is not surprised to find that HQ has restored them to active duty status ::
(21:40:36) CO_Capt_Harper: :: and she can't say that she's really surprised about the next part, which states that she is to surrender command of this vessel to them and give herself up for arrest for disobeying Admiral Smith's direct orders ::
(21:40:50) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: follows Tav to a biobed and hops deftly up onto it, immediately lying down so she remains head level with her doctors, and waits to be attended ::
(21:43:03) CO_Capt_Harper: :: lets out a long breath, and figuring that she's given him enough of a head start, files the paperwork that removes Vallero as XO :: Computer, remove Commander Daniel Vallero as Executive Officer of this ship.
(21:43:26) CO_Capt_Harper: Computer> Executive Officer posting is now vacant.
(21:43:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: worries about what's in that message, but hold out hope that it's good and all is forgiven, because she's an optimist at heart ::
(21:44:18) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands and wistfully takes in the room once more before tapping her commbadge ::
(21:44:26) CO_Capt_Harper: *Ian* Harper to Blackthorne.
(21:44:57) TKirr: :: lifts her head from Ian's shoulder, surprised by the comm and listening ::
(21:45:24) Ian: :: looks apologetically at T'Kirr and answers :: *CO* Blackthorne here, Captain.
(21:45:34) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: ALL BUT SEC: Is there anyone here who has not had the opportunity to work with First Lieutenant Kuari? :: looks around as he touches the panel behind him and Kuari's vitals and a biological diagram appear on the screen behind him, and other statistics scroll up the screens around the bed ::
(21:46:58) MED_Ens_Morsby: aCMO: I haven't. ::raises hand::
(21:47:54) CO_Capt_Harper: *Ian* Admiral, it is my pleasure to inform you that Starfleet HQ has restored you and Captain T'Kirr to active duty. If you would come to the ready room, I am prepared to transfer command.
(21:48:55) Ian: *CO* Aye, Captain. Blackthorne out.
(21:48:58) TKirr: :: straightens away from Ian, as if the mere mention of returning to her position requires her to immediately give the appearance of command ::
(21:49:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Begins singing from the back of the bridge.::
(21:50:21) Ian: :: looks at her :: T'Kirr: We should probably get into uniform.
(21:50:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is used to Ilaihr breaking into song at this point, but wonders what he's singing this time ::
(21:50:53) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: nods at Morsby and a few others who indicate they have little or no experience :: MEDs: Very good; here is your chance. And you'll be happy to know that Kuari is one of our most cooperative patients. After all, since I returned to Earth following my recent leave I met...
(21:50:55) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: MEDs: her motherback at Starfleet Medical and know how to get in contact with her. But that's beside the point. :: winks down at Kuari ::
(21:51:00) TKirr: Ian: It will be...strange, and yet familiar.
(21:51:22) Ian: T'Kirr: As they say on Earth, just like riding a bike.
(21:51:41) Ian: :: crosses to the replicator and orders up a uniform :
(21:52:06) Ian: :: then one for her, and hands it over ::
(21:52:21) TKirr: :: approaches the replicator, ready to retrieve her own uniform ::
(21:53:45) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: straightens her head a bit higher, looking at Tav in bewilderment :: aCMO: You met my mother? :: grins happily :: That would make sense! You both would be in the same building.
(21:54:25) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands and logs off the ready room computer ::
(21:54:36) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Has totally no idea what he's doing, or how long he's been doing it for. "Has he taken his medication recently?" He ponders to himself, it would explain both his levity and confusion. Rubs his eyes.:: CSO: Is all well, Commander?
(21:54:59) Ian: :: sheds his civilian clothes and pulls on the uniform, like an old friend ::
(21:55:04) TKirr: :: takes the clothing and puts in on quickly, and with it her mind prepares for her reinstatement as XO ::
(21:55:28) MED_Ens_Morsby: aCMO: Did it take nine seasons and end in a dissapointing finale? Hey-o! ::raises hand for high five::
(21:55:49) Ian: :: steps in front of the mirror and pins the Vice Admiral's pips on each side of his collar ::
(21:56:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns to look at Ilaihr :: ENG: To my knowledge at the moment, Lieutenant, but our status is subject to change... are you unwell?
(21:57:51) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: No no. I am well. I believe I missing time, however this is not unusual. ::Sighs and smiles:: Oh what a misspent youth.
(21:58:01) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: makes eye contact with Kuari :: SEC: She does a wonderful impression of Admiral Villey, by the way. :: opens his tricorder and feeds the display to the screen behind him. Interrupted he turns to Morsby :: MED: Pardon, Ensign? :: does NOT raise his hand for any reason ::
(21:58:02) TKirr: :: watches Ian pin his pins :: Ian: Is that not what Harper will do?
(21:58:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: brows knitting together in concern :: ENG: Perhaps you should go to Sickbay, Lieutenant, I'd feel better if you got checked out.
(21:58:59) MED_Ens_Morsby: aCMO: I apologize, that was a reference to a show that aired in the 21st century, and it may have been innapropriate. Truly sorry.
(21:59:08) Ian: T'Kirr: You have a point, perhaps she would like to do so. :: removes them ::
(21:59:30) Ian: T'Kirr: Call it a dress rehearsal.
(21:59:50) TKirr: :: eyebrows, but good-naturedly ::
(22:00:35) Ian: :: eyes her up and down, then himself :: Yep. T'Kirr: Let's go get our ship back.
(22:01:11) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: I shall be quite alright. All this excitement of late, catches up with an old man after a while. ::Chuckles.::
(22:01:54) TKirr: Ian: Let's. :: nods curtly and walks with Ian out of their quarters, for a moment pausing outside to remember which way to go, as they are not in their normal location ::
(22:02:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ENG: Well... if you're certain... :: looks at him dubiously :: Do you have a status update on the decryption of the siezed computers?
(22:02:27) Ian: :: notes the pause :: T'Kirr: Poor Kate'll have to move again.
(22:03:24) CO_Capt_Harper: :: walks around the room, a bit melancholy, but overall confident, then pauses at that window one more time for one good look into the void ::
(22:04:03) Ian: :: enters the TL with her :: Bridge.
(22:04:20) TKirr: Ian: I don't suppose we'll inconvenience her too much.
(22:05:21) Ian: :: smirks :: T'Kirr: Probably not. :: the TL arrives ::
(22:05:26) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: The seized computers...? ::Turns to check his console.:: I am unsure. ::The idea of discovering new secrets has him tantalised.:: I shall retrieve an update.
(22:05:40) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: blinks a couple times at Morsby :: MED: That's' fine. I just didn't understand. Now then. MEDs: Kuari recently suffered a concussion when thrown against a wall. Because of the lighweight way her body is built, her body takes a remarkable impact, beyond what some humanoids could even survive, before she suffers any major injury.
(22:05:41) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: MEDs: Now. Let's take a look at that concussion :: points the scanner at the base of her head ::
(22:06:17) Ian: :: exits on to the bridge, and can't help but to pause a moment and smile ::
(22:06:25) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: stays still, being scanned ::
(22:06:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: notes Ian and T'Kirr on the Bridge in uniform and, unsure of what to do, stands at attention :: Bridge: Admiral on the Bridge!
(22:06:53) TKirr: :: looks over the Bridge, taking in the familiarity ::
(22:07:29) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: glances back at the TL and offers a nod in greeting before turning to Wright, feeling mildly confused ::
(22:07:41) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Although, my dealings with them, would lead me to believe the core is probably empty.
(22:08:07) Ian: Bridge: As you were. We're not quite official, just yet.
(22:08:29) Ian: :: points at the ready room door :: Bridge: Carry on!
(22:08:40) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Turns to the TL, sensing the familiar presences, smiling at the pair.::
(22:09:03) Ian: :: crosses to the RR and rings the chime ::
(22:09:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: obediently sits down and stares down at her console, cheeks burning but feeling she was in the right ::
(22:09:24) Ian: :: though actually having to ring the chime was somewhat odd ::
(22:09:25) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: MEDs: So, first things first, you can see the bruising to the left rear quadrant of her brain. However, it is coming along quite nicely. Rucara, at least from my experience, are remarkable healers. Oh, speaking of healing... :: turns around and grabs a beaker off the shelf behind him before putting it in front of Kuari's face, opening positioned just so ::
(22:09:29) CO_Capt_Harper: Come in!
(22:09:35) TKirr: :: is drawn by Wright's voice, then after Ian's response, nods to wright respectfully, then looks to the other bridge officers ::
(22:10:42) Ian: :: enters as the door swishes open, and takes in the familiar room that's somewhat different now ::
(22:10:47) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: has had beakers put in front of her face enough times to know when to spit, and does so ::
(22:10:51) CO_Capt_Harper: :: turns from the window and smiles in greeting ::
(22:11:24) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: lifts the beaker with Kuari's spit in it :: MEDs: Their saliva has healing properties for topical injuries.
(22:11:34) TKirr: :: enters the ready room behind Ian and looks to Harper ::
(22:11:58) Ian: CO: Blackthorne and T'Kirr reporting as ordered. :: grins :: Love what you've done with the place. It's really... you.
(22:13:11) CO_Capt_Harper: :: approaches and trails her fingers along the hand-painted model of the Boudica on the desk :: Ian: Thank you. I left the bar alone, though, since it seemed a proper memorial.
(22:14:22) CO_Capt_Harper: Ian: Though if you want the bottle that I gave to Doug back, you will have to ask him for it. :: smirks ::
(22:14:26) TKirr: :: knows just how pleased Ian will be about his collection being untouched and eyes Ian ::
(22:14:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: once her embarrassment fades, has some guesses about some of the content of the message due to the appearance of the pair in uniform ::
(22:14:52) Ian: :: looks over the bar, finding it almost as he left it :: CO: After the part he played in getting us back here, he's welcome to it.
(22:15:03) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: returns to scanning and continues a bit down Kuari's neck and back :: MEDs: As you can see, despite the fact that she hit her head pretty hard back there, the way her bones are shaped really dispersed the impact very well. :: looks down at Kuari :: SEC: Other than the lingering effects of the concussion, I am giving you a clean bill of health, but you...
(22:15:04) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: SEC: ...need to relax for another 36 hours before you return to duty.
(22:15:42) CO_Capt_Harper: Anyway... :: noting that they have left the pips off their collars, she goes behind the desk, opens a drawer, and removes The Box ::
(22:16:51) CO_Capt_Harper: :: removes a set of Vice Admiral's pips-in-a-box and approaches Ian :: Ian: It is my profound joy to officially reinstate you to active duty with the rank of Vice Admiral.
(22:17:16) CO_Capt_Harper: :: affixes the pins to his collar, one per side ::
(22:17:46) VAdmBlackthorne: CO: Thank you, Captain, It's an honor to be back.
(22:18:48) CO_Capt_Harper: :: reaches back to The Box and removes three pips, then stands in front of T'Kirr :
(22:19:25) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: smiles at Tav :: aCMO: Thank you, Doctor Tav. I'll take it easy. :: glances at the other medical staff crowded around her :: aCMO: Do you still need me?
(22:19:35) CO_Capt_Harper: T'Kirr: And again I get the wonderful duty to officially reinstate you, T'Kirr, to active duty with the rank of Captain.
(22:20:26) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: looks from Kuari to the MEDs :: MEDs: Anyone have any questions for or about Kuari while we have her here? :: looks around ::
(22:20:30) Capt_TKirr: CO: I welcome the opportunity to serve again. Thank you.
(22:20:48) CO_Capt_Harper: :: fixes three pips to her collar, then pauses as she steps back and removes one from her own collar :: T'Kirr: If I am to serve under you, out of respect, I shall wear no more than a Commander's rank.
(22:20:56) CO_Capt_Harper: :: adds the fourth pip to T'Kirr's collar ::
(22:22:22) Capt_TKirr: :: as Harper does so, nods gently towards her :: CO: You honor _me_.
(22:23:44) CO_Capt_Harper: Both: It is the least I can do. I feel like that I have thrust a great burden on to you both, in pinning our hopes on you that this situation can be resolved.
(22:24:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: calls up an operations crew to be ready for moving duty, based on her surmise of the situation ::
(22:25:28) Capt_TKirr: CO: You have taken quite a burden yourself. From what I understand, you have performed very well in our absence.
(22:25:36) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to T'Kirr, then back to Kate :: CO: It's why we wear the uniform in the first place.
(22:26:40) CO_Capt_Harper: T'Kirr: I have done my best, and of that, I am proud. :: turns to look to Ian :: Indeed it is.
(22:27:13) VAdmBlackthorne: CO: Thanks for taking such good care of Atlantis and her crew. You've done us both proud.
(22:27:30) CO_Capt_Harper: :: nods :: Ian: Thank you, Admiral. Now, shall we? :: gestures at the door ::
(22:28:16) VAdmBlackthorne: CO: :: nods :: After you, Captain.
(22:29:17) CO_Capt_Harper: :: composes herself with a Picard maneuver, and walks out of her ready room for the last time wearing a smile ::
(22:29:52) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: I have the bridge.
(22:29:56) Capt_TKirr: :: turns and exits the ready room with Harper and Blackthorne ::
(22:30:00) VAdmBlackthorne: :: follows along ::
(22:30:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up as the RR doors swish open and looks in confusion at Kate's pips, then sees T'Kirrr and Blackthorne and wonder if she should stand again ::
(22:30:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain, the Bridge is yours.
(22:30:49) CO_Capt_Harper: CSO: Shipwide communications, please.
(22:31:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: opens the shipwide channel and nods at Kate ::
(22:31:10) CO_Capt_Harper: :: stands in front of the center seat ::
(22:31:35) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: MED_Barrett> I read in her medical file that she... :: pauses for the announcement ::
(22:31:58) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* All hands, this is Captain Harper. Let it be known that I am, effective immediately, transferring command of this vessel back to Admiral Blackthorne and Captain T'Kirr.
(22:32:11) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: spins in her chair to watch ::
(22:32:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is unsurprised by this ::
(22:32:52) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* :: looks at the fourth pip on T'Kirr's collar that was on her own just a few minutes ago, and thinks T'Kirr wears it better anyway :: Computer, install Captain T'Kirr as Executive Officer of the USS Atlantis, effective immediately.
(22:33:06) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: perks up at the comm, delighted ::
(22:33:49) CO_Capt_Harper: Computer> *Shipwide* Captain T'Kirr has been installed as Executive Officer, effective immediately, and it has been so recorded in the ship's log.
(22:35:14) CO_Capt_Harper: *Shipwide* Computer, transfer command of the USS Atlantis from Captain Kathryn Harper to Vice Admiral Ian Blackthorne, effective immediately, authorization Harper Epsilon Delta Lambda Six.
(22:35:18) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: quietly pumps his fist in the air at it being official that Blackthorne and T'Kirr are back, and yet takes a moment thinking of the fantastic job Harper and Vallero did in their place. Speaking of which, it's strange how long it's been since he saw Vallero. ::
(22:36:34) CO_Capt_Harper: Computer> :: whirrs a bit, as a command transfer takes additional time :: *Shipwide* Vice Admiral Ian Blackthorne is now in command of the USS Atlantis, effective immediately, and it has been so recorded in the ship's log.
(22:37:19) Cdr_Harper: :: steps out from in front of the center seat :: CO: All yours, Admiral.
(22:37:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: wonders if this is a difficult moment for Kate, but she's handling it gracefully ::
(22:38:36) Cdr_Harper: :: stands to one side and watches ::
(22:38:39) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO/XO: We do apologise that it took us so long to get you. ::Smiles.::
(22:38:40) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: after long days and nights on the planet thinking she would never see Atlantis or even Vulcan again, watches as if it's a dream, that if she looks away it might not be all true ::
(22:39:14) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits :: Kate: Thank you. *Shipwide* We have all of you to thank for our return. I certainly never imagined actually being back here, and while we have much work ahead of us, for now, just know that you all have our thanks.
(22:39:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gets all teary-eyed ::
(22:40:02) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: sits up and celebrates loudly with a bellow before reminding herself to be quiet while on duty and looks down sheepishly at Tav ::
(22:40:14) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: continues looking up at the ceiling, as though they still used speakers in the ceiling ::
(22:40:20) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: *Shipwide* The months ahead hold much uncertainty, but know that the path you have started down is the correct one, in service to the values you joined Starfleet to uphold.
(22:40:34) Cdr_Harper: :: blinks away a bit of moisture ::
(22:40:46) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: looks to Kuari :: SEC: No, go ahead. You're just doing what we all feel like doing.
(22:41:08) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: sits just after Blackthorne does in Vallero's old spot, noting Ilaihr when he speaks ::
(22:41:53) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: *Shipwide* I also thank you for your excellence during Captain Harper's command. All reports from her are that you were the crew I knew you to be, and the change of command did not change that.
(22:43:24) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: *Shipwide* It is that excellence that I will continue to ask from you as we press on, as a family reunited. Blackthorne out.
(22:44:05) Cdr_Harper: :: surreptitiously wipes at her eyes ::
(22:44:14) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods at Wright ::
(22:45:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: instead of closing the channel, presses the button that makes all the microphones hot :: ALL: Atlantis, let them year you! :: starts clapping and is quickly joined by thunderous applause from all over the ship ::
(22:45:28) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: nods to prod Kuari on ::
(22:45:40) Cdr_Harper: :: joins in the applause, breaking out into a wide grin :;
(22:45:42) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: applauds ::
(22:45:56) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: politely claps ::
(22:46:20) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at T'Kirr, smiling as the roar fills the bridge ::
(22:46:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Taps his cane gently on the floor, with a grin.::
(22:46:33) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: makes some noise with her noise in the air, musically celebrating in a way that sounds similar to an orca ::
(22:46:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: can't help but giggle at what can only be Kuari ::
(22:46:57) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: can hear Kuari through the din, chuckles :
(22:47:32) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: looks back at Blackthorne, a sense of belonging and undeserved happiness threatening to overwhelm her usually level emotional state ::
(22:47:33) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: *Shipwide* Thank you all, so much. It's good to be home.
(22:48:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *Shipwide* :: over the cheering :: Thank you! Bridge out! :: closes the channel ::
(22:48:56) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks around at the bridge ::
(22:48:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: wipes her eyes :: CO: Please excuse me for disobeying your first order, Admiral.
(22:49:18) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Thank you, Commander.
(22:49:49) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: sighs surreptitiously to get her emotions in check and begins to think towards getting down to business ::
(22:50:49) Cdr_Harper: :: looks at both of them, so happy to see them alive, and here where they belong ::
(22:51:07) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: Kate: If you'll take the helm, Commander, I have an idea on how to proceed.
(22:51:19) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: notices Harper watching them :: Harper: It's good to be back. Thank you.
(22:51:26) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: looks around :: MEDs: Very good. Now, where were we?
(22:51:31) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: wonders if things will become somewhat normalized again, but knows that's likely "wishful thinking", as the human phrase goes ::
(22:51:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: vacates the helm ::
(22:52:07) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: notices she's towering over everyone sitting up on the biobed and lies back down ::
(22:53:10) Cdr_Harper: CO/XO: It was... the only thing possible once I knew. :: wipes at her eyes one more time and sobers :: But it is my duty to inform you that Starfleet HQ has ordered me to submit myself to you for arrest, as I disobeyed Admiral Smith's orders in pursuing your rescue.
(22:54:26) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: MED_Barrett> aCMO: Yes, sir. As I was asking, I've seen a little bit about the horn on the back of her head and how it has a quill. However, I don't understand how it releases. Can you explain that?
(22:54:30) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks at Kate without expression :: So noted. Take your station, Commander.
(22:55:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: eyes widen in surprise as she belatedly processes what Kate said ::
(22:55:19) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: NAV: Actually Kathryn... I do believe it was I, who manufactured the orders.
(22:55:28) Cdr_Harper: CO: Aye, sir. :: crosses to the helm, exhaling in relief ::
(22:55:53) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: watches Harper with interest, but at Blackthorne's order, turns her eyes back to her first processing of the latest reports to ascertain the ship's condition ::
(22:56:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: moves to an auxiliary station pending new orders that she's sure will come ::
(22:56:40) NAV_Cdr_Harper: ENG: Only following the Captain's orders, Lieutenant. :: sits down :: CO: Orders, Admiral?
(22:57:11) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: NAV: Set a course for the Hinterlands, Refuge Station.
(22:57:42) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: XO: Make the ship ready for slipstream flight.
(22:58:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: NAV: Did I? ::Show faint shock in his face, before smirking at her, and turning to his station.::
(22:58:54) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: checks over the systems quickly, but they're in order because of course they are, Suzuki was here, and then has the computer plot a slipstream solution ::
(22:59:24) XO_Capt_TKirr: CTO: Shields up, configure for slipstream.
(22:59:34) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CO: Slipstream solution ready.
(22:59:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: makes the announcement to all hands to prepare for Slipstream flight per usual ::
(23:00:18) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: NAV: Engage.
(23:00:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: does what he needs :: XO: Shields up, sir, and we are at Yellow Alert. Shield geometry is now configured for Slipstream flight.
(23:00:54) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: engages the warp drive, then the slipstream drive and the entrance appears ahead of them ::
(23:01:22) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CO: Entering slipstream in ten, nine, eight....
(23:01:34) aCMO_LCdr_Tav: :: looks to Barrett :: MED: That's an excellent question. And it's technically not a quill. To clarify the differences, Starfleet Medical has decided to call it the spike. A quill catches on something and comes off as a defense mechanism. The spike, on the other hand, can be shot several meters. :: gestures to the horn and spike as he continues explainnig ::
(23:01:42) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the slipstream.
(23:01:44) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIm
(23:01:46) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:01:48) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM