Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Jan 4 20:59:41 2017 on (irc)

(21:30:13) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(21:30:14) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(21:30:15) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN PARTY
(21:31:33) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: leans on the bar, just happy to be leaning on a bar near a fire he didn't build with a drink someone else distilled ::
(21:32:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks into the holodeck with an uncharacteristically relaxed shirt, immodest shorts and a drink from Ten Forward in hand.
(21:35:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: all smiles in her tights, fluffy skirt, turtleneck, and headband with reindeer antlers, holding a platter stacked high with rumballs :: All: Who wants a Famous Wright Family Rumball! :: pops one into her mouth ::
(21:35:36) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles at Wright :: CSO: You know, I would have missed those. :: takes one and eats ::
(21:36:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smiles and makes at little curtsy at Ian :: CO: I'm very please that you didn't have to, Sir. Another?
(21:37:08) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: CSO: Gladly! :: takes another, savoring the taste from a fresh perspective ::
(21:37:34) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: holds her cup in both hands, staring into the fireplace near the bar, enjoying the ambiance and listening to Blackthorne talk not far away ::
(21:37:37) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: emerges from the cleverly-hidden holodeck arch, having been tweaking the program to get it right ::
(21:37:43) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: steps into the holodeck and is mildly concerned by the apparatus on Wright's head, wondering what it is and what purpose it has ::
(21:39:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: offers them to everyone else in proximity to the bar ::
(21:40:28) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: finds Lexy easily due to the crowd around the rumball tray ::
(21:40:38) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: romps around the firepit outside, catching snowflakes in her upturned maw of a mouth ::
(21:40:42) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: occasionally, gaily colored lights glow on her faux antlers ::
(21:41:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: feels remarkably confident talking to people socially when she's holding a tray of rumballs ::
(21:42:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: (because everyone likes her then!) ::
(21:42:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks toward the bar, catches up to Wright, takes an offered rumball off the tray and walks off ::
(21:42:49) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: notes the rumballs and remembers it's been some time since she's had one, so decides that just one couldn't hurt. For now. ::
(21:42:52) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: takes one for herself while admiring the antlers and ordering a warm cider from the bar :::
(21:42:52) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: turns her eyes away from the firelight and her thoughts, distracted by the crowd around Wright, and has a moment of pure contentment, realizing just what she could have lost ::
(21:43:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smiles brightly and calls out to Wolfe's back :: CTO: Happy new year, Major!
(21:43:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: winks at Kate as she walked past
(21:44:07) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is tucked quietly into the corner, dressed in his usual off duty relaxing suit and hat, nursing the very last of the Breen Lifegiver drink, observing the festivities of the reunited crew.::
(21:44:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lifts half a rumball in greeting as he keeps walking, calling out with a full mouth :: CSO: Yep. Happy new year.
(21:45:18) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: snags a rumball and makes to head for the bar, practicing super sneaky stealth skills ::
(21:45:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: grins at T'Lira, who she totally noticed ::
(21:45:42) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: had the antlers explained to her earlier in their quarters, and also got to sneak some early rumballs ::
(21:46:17) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: senses something and finds T'Kirr by the fire, and speaks quietly :: XO: It's good that we didn't miss this.
(21:46:31) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks around for Kuari ::
(21:46:37) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: stops short and suddenly sniffs the air, the aroma of rumballs wafting outside. She holds her nose in the air and follows it inside ::
(21:47:27) XO_Capt_TKirr: CO: Indeed. :: leans up against Ian as he comes close enough, eyes on the crew, spotting Kuari entering ::
(21:49:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finds his destination: a nearby point where he can see the valley the platform they’re on overlooks. ::
(21:51:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finishes his rumball and realizes he doesn’t have a drink to wash it down and heads back to the bar to remedy this situation. He’s spent enough time admiring the planet for one party ::
(21:51:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: finally spots Kuari :: SEC: Kuari! I have something for you to try...
(21:51:52) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: lingers around Lexy, somewhat of a contrast to her costume, simply clad in a green woolen high-neck sweater and dark denim pants, with her hair completely down for once ::
(21:52:35) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: has found a spot at the bar and is sipping cider, having decided to be a bit adventurous and try it ::
(21:52:41) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: is heading straight for Wright and lowers her nose to look at her, then at the tray :: CSO: Rumballs!
(21:53:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: pulls a napkin out of her pocket and unfolds it to reveal three special rumballs inside :: SEC: I want you to try these, I made them just for you. Chocolate-covered chocolate truffle rumballs!
(21:53:38) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks as Kuari bolts for the rumballs ::
(21:53:53) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Produces his smoking equipment from his inner pocket, and in antiquated fashion, begins rolling himself a cigarette.::
(21:54:34) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: promptly opens her mouth, attempting to wait patiently, but her tail is undulating behind her and it's moving her whole body ::
(21:56:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sets the big platter down on the bar, and turns back to Kuari, ready to toss one to her :: SEC: Ready? :: toss ::
(21:56:28) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: senses tobacco with his spidey-sense :: XO: Be right back. :: gives her shoulder a squeeze ::
(21:56:49) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: nods to Ian and turns back to watching Wright and Kuari ::
(21:56:50) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: arrives back at the bar just in time for the Kuari Rumball Spectacle of 2395.
(21:57:06) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: watches Kuari, with a big grin on her face ::
(21:57:34) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: closes her mouth as the rumball lands, a look of concentration in her big eyes as she does her best to taste the small confection and not outright swallow it ::
(21:58:19) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SEC: Chocolate-covered chocolate truffle rumball! And the verdict iiiiiiis...?
(21:58:27) NAV_Cdr_Harper: SEC: Sooooooo...? :: awaits the verdict :::
(21:59:07) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: swallows and grins broadly :: CSO: Another!
(21:59:20) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Licks the paper with great satisfaction, as he finishes the rather long conical shape, sensing eyes on him.:: CO: Good day, Admiral.
(22:00:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: laughs and readies another one :: SEC: Here it comes! :: toss ::
(22:00:09) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: wanders over to Ilaihr's table :: ENG: I couldn't help but notice the smoking equipment, and as you may have gathered, I am a fan. What do you have?
(22:01:58) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: grabs another of the regular rumballs from the platter while she sips at her cider and watches Kuari ::
(22:01:59) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: catches the rumball deftly, much enjoying the taste of sweetened cocoa, and swallows :: CSO: I love them. Thank you very much for making them for me!
(22:03:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Oh, I have tried a good number over the years, but from the smell... I believe this to be Virginia grown, at the least. I may dabble with other ingredients time to time, depending on how the mood takes my fancy. ::Smiles, passing his tin across the table.::
(22:03:48) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: picks it up and takes a sniff :: ENG: Quite nice, quite nice.
(22:04:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tosses her the last one :: SEC: I saved the recipe, so I can make more if you want!
(22:04:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: grabs another rumball, seeing as Wright brought plenty. :: CSO: These are good.
(22:04:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: By the way. I must say, you look good for a dead man.
(22:05:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SEC: Since chocolate-covered chocolate truffle rumball is a mouthful, I'm thinking of calling them "Kuari Specials".
(22:05:36) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: I try. Lots of hard work and clean living.
(22:05:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CTO: Thanks! Secret Wright family recipe.
(22:06:34) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: puts the tin down, then takes a cigar out of his jacket, one of his Good Ones, and hands it to Ilaihr :: ENG: As part of my thanks for your recent efforts.
(22:07:03) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: You should definitely make more of those.
(22:07:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: I agree. Next year, do you think, or... now?
(22:08:24) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: Why wait? :: grins ::
(22:08:46) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: sits on the floor, smiling happily at Wright naming the chocolate treats after her ::
(22:08:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Accepts it happily.:: CO: Thank you, Admiral. They all did very well. ::Nods at the crew.:: You should be very proud of them. I know I am.
(22:09:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Excellent point. :: grins back and darts over to the replicator to call up her special recipe ::
(22:09:32) NAV_Cdr_Harper: CSO: I did not mean right this second... :: trails off as Lexy darts away ::
(22:09:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: I'm going to have to send this recipe to Dad. :: doesn't hear Kate ::
(22:10:08) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: Immensely so. Enjoy the cigar, lieutenant.
(22:10:31) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: had even raised her finger and drops it as she trails off ::
(22:10:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: watches Wright run off and approaches Harper :: NAV: Commander. Or, more appropriately, Captain, I think.
(22:11:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I will. Oh, and Admiral... ::Hushes himself more than usual.:: Should you require any more assistance, my abilities are as always... at your disposal.
(22:11:21) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: hears T'Kirr address her :: XO: Ma'am. Commander is fine, as I said, that rank is for you.
(22:12:09) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: bows her head respectfully and says quietly :: NAV: May I have a word?
(22:12:11) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ENG: In these times, such services could be valuable. Thank you. :: drifts off back to the bar for a refill ::
(22:12:45) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: Of course. :: turns away to T'Kirr :: Anytime.
(22:12:48) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: quietly observing everything and is still slightly put off by those... horns ::
(22:12:51) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: sits on the floor in the middle of the room, watching Wright order more rumballs, and wonders just how many she could eat ::
(22:14:20) ColDougMcKnight: :: Enters onto the scene silently, dressed simply in a dark jacket and a pair of jeans, and takes a moment to survey the latest work. :: Nice.
(22:15:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles to himself.:: Self: Indeed. My dear Admiral. ::Repockets his tin, and slowly makes his way to the deck outside.::
(22:15:35) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: slowly walks towards the open double doorway, her intent on stopping at the firepit to stay warm outside :: NAV: You say the rank of "captain" is for me, and while I may have earned it, it must not necessarily be exclusive. I could argue that you have earned it, too.
(22:15:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: First, I'll just rename the recipe... maybe I should order up a platter? Those things are actually really good. :: tried a few while perfecting the recipe ::
(22:17:20) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: walks with T'Kirr as they speak :: XO: Perhaps while I was in command of the ship, but now that you and the Admiral are here, it would seem a bit awkward for me to not step back.
(22:18:32) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Catches up to the Captain as she walks out the door.:: XO: Good day, Captain.
(22:18:59) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: comes back with a somewhat smaller platter of the new recipe, notices Kate and T'Kirr going outside and internally shrugs before saying :: All: And, my new special creation, the chocolate-covered chocolate truffle, also known as the Kuari Special! Who wants one?
(22:19:03) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: having gained a fresh bourbon, he tips it back for a sip as he sees Doug enter :: Well I'll be damned.
(22:19:43) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: thinks about the chocolate truffle, but decides that would be a Very Bad Idea ::
(22:20:31) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: NAV: I do apologise. XO: I shall not disturb you. ::Smiles at the pair, begins moving away.::
(22:21:04) NAV_Cdr_Harper: ENG: Not at all, lieutenant.
(22:21:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sneaks one into her mouth ::
(22:21:39) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: acknowledges Ilaihr's greeting before he moves away :: NAV: I wouldn't think it would cause awkwardness. While not common, there is precedence for it. We would be the same rank, yes, but I'm still the executive officer.
(22:22:45) NAV_Cdr_Harper: :: meets her eyes :: XO: ...Of course, although I also meant it as a gesture of respect, Captain.
(22:23:15) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: CSO: I'll have more!
(22:23:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: steps up to Wright ::
(22:23:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SEC: Careful, they do have alcohol in them! :: laughs and lobs another one at her ::
(22:24:08) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Decides on the cigarette he rolled to smoke first, saving the cigar for later. He finds another quiet corner outside, with which to enjoy his smoke for a moment, where it is less likely to cause offence.::
(22:24:43) ColDougMcKnight: :: Briefly makes eye contact and makes his way over, greeting his erstwhile CO with a nod. :: Ian.
(22:25:29) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: claps McKnight on the shoulder :: Doug! I'm told I owe you a few of the many thanks I need to give out.
(22:26:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Wolfe :: CTO: Welcome back, Major! Care to try a Kuari Special?
(22:26:38) XO_Capt_TKirr: NAV: :: bows her head again :: And the meaning is graciously received. :: fingers the pip Harper gave her briefly :: I'm honored by your gesture. I only wish to convey my assurance that keeping your rank of captain would not only be acceptable to me, but encouraged. After all, you looked after Atlantis in our absence, and it would befit you to keep the rank alongside me.
(22:26:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Bathes the immediate vicinity around him in thick smoke. He coughs slightly to clear his throat, as he continues to toke away blissfully, his antennae gently dancing in the breeze.::
(22:27:05) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: catches the rumball, thinking she could never have enough of them ::
(22:27:07) ColDougMcKnight: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I was following General Tariq's orders. Maybe the last legitemate orders the Corps managed to issue. Recover you two and enablew your testimony at any cost, with any resources I could procure, through proper channels or otherwise.
(22:27:20) ColDougMcKnight: :: Grins :: That said, yes. You owe me quite a few.
(22:28:38) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: Alright—if you are certain? I would be honored to.
(22:29:02) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles :: Always a Marine. I do appreciate it. We've a fine mess to unravel.
(22:29:40) XO_Capt_TKirr: NAV: I am, and I would be. :: now standing next to the firepit outside, snow gently falling around them ::
(22:29:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: holds the tray out toward Wolfe in an encouraging manner :: CTO: They're pret-ty tasty! :: sing-song ::
(22:30:30) ColDougMcKnight: Yeah...I'll be honest. When I heard you were throwing one of these, I thought I'd heard wrong at first. When I realized otherwise, I had to see it for myself before I went off to my explots as a rebel or a terrorist, or...whatever they call us.
(22:31:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks at Wright a moment for singing, then takes one slowly and chomps it ::
(22:31:31) NAV_Cdr_Harper: XO: Then I accept. And thank you, ma'am. It means a lot, coming from you.
(22:32:07) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is now halfway down the cigarette. He waves his arms around, seemingly dancing to himself, twirling his cane slightly... before he suddenly breaks into boogie, and starts singing the works of the Bee Gees.::
(22:32:19) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: jumps up and hurries to Wolfe, staring up at him as he eats his rumball, waiting for him to close his lips :: CTO: Good, aren't they?
(22:32:33) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: Well, after everything that's happened, I think it was needed. Traditions and all, plus a chance to unwind. Hopefully 2396 will be better than its predecessor.
(22:32:45) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Stayin AliiiiiiIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiIIIIIII.......
(22:33:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nodding her head at Wolfe :: CTO: Delicious?
(22:33:50) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: bows her head once more, then with a slight twinkle in her eye :: NAV: I expect to see you with your full rank displayed by oh-eight-hundred hours, understood?
(22:34:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: SEC: They are. I enjoy them very much.
(22:34:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: finishes the one he is working on and takes another
(22:34:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: ::
(22:35:00) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: grins, noticing snowflakes on top of T'Kirr's head :: XO: Aye, Captain!
(22:35:19) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: looks to Ilaihr as he dances nearby on the patio, his having totally ruined the moment ::
(22:36:08) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: sits again, this time near Wolfe, and opens her mouth towards Wright again, making a small "ah" sound ::
(22:36:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: laughs and tosses her another ::
(22:38:09) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: ....iiiIiiive. :Takes a prolonged toke, as his body begins to tilt backwards, until it looks like he's about to fall, until he manages to right himself and finish the cigarette at the same time. He exhales after a long pause, and casually flicks the end into the fire, before walking back in; completely without shame.
(22:38:50) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: Doug: Whatever's to come, look out for yourself and Percy though, since I'm sure you're targets. And if I can ask a small favor, also take care of the Zuriyevs.
(22:40:14) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: watches Ilaihr's display until he walks back in, then motions for Harper to follow him :: NAV: Now, I've kept you from the party, I apologize. Please. ::
(22:40:39) NAV_Capt_Harper: XO: Not at all. :: heads back indoors :: And thanks again.
(22:41:04) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::He also pretends to be a aeroplane, all the way to the bar.::
(22:41:06) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: takes the rumball and begins walking slowly in a circle, concentrating on following her own tail ::
(22:41:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watces Kuari ::
(22:41:58) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: noting the time, she finds Lexy and is entranced by what Kuari's up to ::
(22:43:15) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: gets another cider from the bar ::
(22:43:43) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: finds herself mildly amused by Kuari's antics ::
(22:44:15) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: spontaneously bites at her tail but misses, causing her to stumble a bit to the side before she catches herself with the edge of a wing to the floor ::
(22:44:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: I want to put this tray down, but I can't look away...
(22:45:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches Kuari ::
(22:45:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: still staring, pops another special in her mouth ::
(22:45:39) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: giggles in delight at Kuari :: CSO: Same.... :: reaches for another of the new rumballs ::
(22:46:20) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: attempts to stop the world from moving by sitting, but her eyes still track from one side to the other before spotting Wright watching her, so she opens her mouth again ::
(22:46:37) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SEC: Are you SURE you want another one?
(22:47:00) ColDougMcKnight: I'll look after them like they were family. You have my oath on it.
(22:47:04) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: CSO: :: only manages to make an unintelligible sound with her mouth gaping open ::
(22:47:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CSO: Good day, Commander. SEC: Good Day, Lieutenant. ::Smiles as the pair as he 'flies' passed.::
(22:47:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SEC: Maaaaaybe we should wait a little while.
(22:48:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: takes and pops another rumball ::
(22:48:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: steps back and sets the tray on the bar ::
(22:49:02) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: closes her mouth and frowns, but she's quickly distracted by a smell coming from Ilaihr and sniffs in his direction ::
(22:49:15) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: smiles :: Doug: I know you will. :: notes the time and goes to find T'Kirr ::
(22:49:41) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> A large clock on the wall starts audibly counting down from twenty!
(22:49:57) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: slides into place next to T'Kirr right on time ::
(22:49:57) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: enters from outside, finding Blackthorne looking for her ::
(22:50:05) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Five, four, three, two...
(22:50:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: steps up next to Kate and slips an arm around her waist ::
(22:50:24) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> HAPPY NEW YEAR 2396! :toot:
(22:50:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: stands on her toes, flings her arms around, and kisses Kate for new year's luck! ::
(22:50:58) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: golf claps, showing her mild excitement ::
(22:51:04) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: lifts her glass in a toast to salute the new year ::
(22:51:10) ColDougMcKnight: :: Frowns, this particular tradition a reminder of where he'd like to be right now, if he could, and finds a drink. :: It damn well better be.
(22:51:12) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: bellows loudly, perhaps a bit louder than usual ::
(22:51:29) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: kisses T'Kirr, not expecting to get to do it again at this holiday party ::
(22:51:31) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: claps ::
(22:51:50) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: is kissed ::
(22:52:26) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: kisses Lexy ::
(22:52:41) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: because Lexy, no need for luck! ::
(22:53:05) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Having secured another drink, he manages to silently whisk away, back to his original corner to watch the festivities.::
(22:53:50) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: after deciding she's made enough noise, begins hunting for the rumball tray ::
(22:54:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: grabs another rumball, having long ago forgotten the actual drink ::
(22:54:33) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: finally turns away from his wife with a lingering smile, then raises his glass and speaks up in that voice commanding officers have that pierces the din :: All: A toast!
(22:54:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Happy New Year, gorgeous. :: grins and leans in to whisper :: I love you.
(22:54:47) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: lifts her glass again ::
(22:55:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hastily looks around for a drink, and thanks the bartender when he hands her one to lift ::
(22:55:38) NAV_Capt_Harper: Lexy: Happy New Year, love. :: offers a soft smile ::
(22:55:51) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: All: To a family reunited!
(22:56:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cheers loudly at that! ::
(22:57:18) SCI_Lt_TLira: :: takes a sip of her cider and gives an approving nod, pushing down a sudden swell of sadness that seemingly appeared out of nowhere ::
(22:57:43) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: cheers, beaming ::
(22:58:00) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: manages to grab a waiting drink from the bar without going too far from Blackthorne and raises the drink :: All: To a family reunited.
(22:58:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins singing Auld Lang Syne with a deep, rich voice that no one would suspect he has ::
(22:58:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Wolfe in surprise,... then timidly joins him ::
(22:58:57) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: recognizes Wolfe's song instantly and joins in, harmonizing ::
(22:59:00) ColDougMcKnight: :: Knocks back something amber and whiskeyish, grits his teeth against the kick, and nods resolutely. :: Family.
(22:59:44) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: notes Kuari and Wright and even the alcohol in his system, and at the end repeats, louder, beckoning otherst to join in ::
(22:59:54) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: joins in the song, adding her alto ::
(23:00:26) XO_Capt_TKirr: :: sips at her mystery drink, but doesn't sing ::
(23:00:26) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: :: isn't much of a singer, so he joins in somewhat quietly ::
(23:01:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks around leading the song, embracing officers and crewmembers as he does, launching into the next verse ::
(23:02:01) ColDougMcKnight: :: Shoots Wolfe a look that loudly conveys "Seriously, man?", but after a second shot, he shrugs and finds a moment to pick up, a tad off pitch as one might expect, but he sticks with it. ::
(23:03:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: singing quietly :: ...We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne... :: mumbles a bit through the verse ::
(23:03:12) SEC_1Lt_Kuari: :: finds it more difficult than usual to concentrate on the song, but carries on in support ::
(23:05:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues singing until fade-out ::
(23:05:23) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sips his drink, bemused by these Human traditions.::
(23:05:32) NAV_Capt_Harper: :: sings along until fade-out as well, one arm around Lexy and the other swaying her drink along ::
(23:05:53) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE PARTY
(23:05:54) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE PARTY
(23:05:55) CO_VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE PARTY