Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Aug 16 20:59:34 2017 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:15:59) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:16:00) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:16:02) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:17:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: luxuriating on a massage table, having just finished an hour long session that she really needed ::
(21:18:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: groaning on an adjacent table :: Kate: I never want to move again.
(21:18:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: languidly :: Lexy: Why would we? We can retire on these tables, yes?
(21:18:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Uuuugh... I think I'd get bored eventually.
(21:19:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits just inside the lavish main entrance of the resort, answering crew questions as they wander in with big smiles and searching eyes ::
(21:19:55) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::swimming underwater in the resort's pool, enjoying the real water before going back to Atlantis soon, which only has holo-pools..::
(21:20:32) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Mmmmm, probably... and the party is starting soon.
(21:21:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Speaking of which, what's coming up on the party schedule? The beach volleyball tournament? The drinking contest? There were so many ideas kicked around and my brain doesn't work right now. Too loose.
(21:22:08) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: I think the volleyball is actually in the pool. The drinking contest might be, too.
(21:22:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Because of course it is.
(21:23:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Kind of surprised the massage tables aren't in the pool.
(21:23:32) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::little does she know, there's actually a real pool on atlantis.. she'll find it eventually::
(21:24:12) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: That is good idea. I will suggest it to the staff. :: reluctantly sits up ::
(21:24:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is back on Atlantis for a few minutes, checking on some things at Tactical with some changes that needed to be made, before preparing to beam down to Risa and to the resort where everyone is meeting. ::
(21:25:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: Nooo, we'd get all pruny! :: sits up, groaning, and modestly keeps herself covered with the sheet ::
(21:25:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: Crewman Wattel> Kuari: Where's the party? And where's Captain Harper?
(21:26:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: immodestly leaves the sheet behind as she stands, then pauses for a moment to be sure her legs work ::
(21:27:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: tosses her head inward of the resort :: Wattel: That way. And none of your business. :: grins ::
(21:27:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: grins, but still turns away to pull on her robe :: Kate: So do you remember what's first on the schedule?
(21:29:10) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::surfaces, takes a deep breath and dives back to the bottom::
(21:29:24) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: The volleyball, I think. :: puts on her robe and heads for the changing room ::
(21:30:15) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is sat by the pool under a large umbrella, reading, avoiding the warm sun, and doing as he does... partake in the simple pleasures.::
(21:30:39) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: in the pool, swimming laps with good form ::
(21:31:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: walks abreast :: Kate: As long as I get some time before we leave to read a book in the sunshine.
(21:31:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: thinks through the hours before they depart :: Self: .....shit. Okay, next time.
(21:33:50) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: There is plenty of time! Do not worry. :: enters the changing room to find her emerald-green bikini freshly laundered and as neatly folded as possible ::
(21:33:58) SEC_LtRaknar: :: Has once again taken advantage of the Federation's propensity for abandoning ship in favor of sunny resorts, in the form of more room available in the ship's gym. Granted, it also means nobody's actually there for the class he holds periodically for those interested in Klingon weaponry...but that doesn't stop him from practicing his bat'leth forms. ::
(21:35:47) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::A cloud of smoke rises from his general vicinity, as he chuckles to himself.::
(21:35:48) MED_Dr_Tav: :: is wandering the resort, checking out the different areas and amenities ::
(21:36:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: hangs the luxuriously soft robe on a hook and puts her swimsuit back on ::
(21:36:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quickly dresses in a blue polka-dotted one-piece, sandals, a light cover-up, and a big floppy hat, eager to head out and start the party ::
(21:37:11) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finishes his laps and gets out of the pool in time to accept a mojito from a waiter ::
(21:38:06) CEO_LtQuinn: ::Amidst a loud hum, Quinn suddenly comes careening off the roof of the nearby showers on his hover board, deftly avoiding pedestrians as he zooms across the paved area toward the pool. Needless to say, he's grinning like a jackass. :: Technically, not running!
(21:39:11) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::surfaces again, does a somersault underwater and smoothly glides to the other end of the pool, where she finds the ladder and climbs out, knocking the water from her ears::
(21:39:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: MED: Nice underwater flip.
(21:40:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: emerges from the changing room :: Lexy: Shall we?
(21:40:59) MED_Ens_Tailor: NAV: Thanks, it took alot of practice
(21:41:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is anxiously waiting by the door already :: Kate: .... whenever you're ready....
(21:41:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins and heads out to the pool deck ::
(21:42:44) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: puts a resort staff member in her place and heads for the pool area ::
(21:43:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: all smiles and hellos as she greets her way to the side of the water ::
(21:45:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is, by the time Harper arrives on the pool deck, lying on a lounger with a drink that for him is uncharacteristically fruity. Well, it would be, were it not uncharacteristically strong for that particular drink. Lots of rum. ::
(21:45:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: talking to resort staff to ensure that the logistical preparations and complete ::
(21:46:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns down a drink from a staff member, then ties her hair back with a tie she had around her wrist :: All: So, who would like to play volleyball in the pool?
(21:46:47) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: walks along the edge of the pool, watching the crew that have decided to swim around with a big smile and dipping the tip of her tail in as she goes, but she doesn't linger ::
(21:48:26) CO_CaptHarper: All: If you are interested, gather in the shallow end!
(21:48:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: has collected a ball and a whistle from the staff and follows Kate over to the pool ::
(21:48:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: and with that, she ascends a diving board and dives into the deep end ::
(21:49:40) MED_Ens_Tailor: CO: That sounds like fun ::smiles, heads towards the shallow end of the pool::
(21:49:44) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Gently guides the hover board out onto the water, whereupon it briefly becomes a surf board before he allows his balance to fail and falls into the water with a large splash. Luckily, his prized vacation aid is water proof as well as fast. ::
(21:49:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks up at the sky, pushes his vintage Ray Bans back on his nose, and thinks a moment. :: CO: Why not? :: He gets up, removes his shirt so all he has on is the normal swimwear for men on Risa, and he bellyflops into the pool next to his lounger, creating a huge splash ::
(21:49:56) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks towards the bar, the shady spots, then at Harper in the pool. Nothing pressing seems to demand her attention, so with a smile, she trots towards the shallow end of the pool and drops in ::
(21:50:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: swims underwater to the shallows and surfaces, looking to see who has gathered ::
(21:50:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hops on in to join the fun ::
(21:50:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: stands at the edge of the pool and drapes the whistle around her neck, the ball tucked between her elbow and hip ::
(21:51:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks up for the briefest of moments at the mention of sport, toking his pipe, and looking back to his book.::
(21:51:44) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::splashes her way into the shallow end of the pool::
(21:52:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: floats mostly on top of the water, head angled towards Harper ::
(21:53:18) SEC_LtRaknar: :: Thrusts his bat'leth upward toward the ceiling, as if blocking a strong overhead chop. A moment later, he takes a step backward with his left foot, and executes a leftward slash across the imaginary attacker's jugular. :: Computer, resume recording.
(21:53:45) CO_CaptHarper: All: So, we need team captains, and it is not fair for me to be one, so... how about... Wolfe and Quinn?
(21:54:26) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: leans on the side of the pool while the teams are decided ::
(21:55:03) SEC_LtRaknar: Personal log, continued. Stardate...inconsequential. As per usual.
(21:55:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sits on the edge directly in front of the net and dangles her feet into the pool, sandals removed and sitting beside her ::
(21:55:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: cocks his head a bit :: CO: Sure. :: takes survey of his selection of crew ::
(21:56:42) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks at Wolfe, then at Quinn, waiting to be picked ::
(21:56:49) SEC_LtRaknar: :: Flips the weapon around and thrusts it up once again, simulating a non-fatal strike to the chin. The upward swing from genitals to sternum...less so. :: The crew has assembled in celebration. Again. I must admit to a grudging admiration. Their capacity for merriment is almost Klingon, though the actual cause for celebration remains...unclear.
(21:57:36) CO_CaptHarper: Wolfe: You go first, Mr. Wolfe.
(21:57:54) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks at Wolfe and Quinn :: Both: Unless you want me to pick your teams for you. :: grins ::
(21:58:05) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Still getting water out of his ears. ::
(21:58:13) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CO: Very well. I am going to start with a dragon on my team. Your move, Mr. Quinn.
(21:58:30) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: I can not blame you there. :: grins at him, then Kuari ::
(21:59:03) CEO_LtQuinn: CTO: Shocker, sir. Well, then I guess I get the Captain!
(21:59:39) CO_CaptHarper: :: joins Quinn's side with a smile ::
(21:59:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CEO: Nice move. And, of course, it would make sense that I'll take Wright next.
(21:59:55) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: duck-floats towards Wolfe, not unaware she was the first one picked ::
(22:00:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CTO: Oh, no, I'm the referee.
(22:00:33) MED_Dr_Tav: :: walks up to the pool and sees the draft taking place.
(22:01:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CTO: and scorekeeper. Very important. I have a whistle. :: holds up the whistle ::
(22:01:05) CO_CaptHarper: Tav: Doc! :: waves :: Come on in, we are going to play volleyball!
(22:01:23) MED_Dr_Tav: CO: That sounds like a good time. Sure thing!
(22:01:47) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: perks her ears upwards and pins Tav with her eyes from afar ::
(22:02:25) MED_Dr_Tav: :: removes his shirt, drops it on a chair, and jumps into the water. ::
(22:02:34) SEC_LtRaknar: :: Ducks his head and brings the bat'leth around in a wide swing that could take a head. :: I must admit, I have become entirely content most days to simply lose track of how long this limbo I find myself in has dragged itself out. Only the recent revelation of my host's own capacity for corruption has truly broken up the routine.
(22:02:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CSO: I see. Well, then. :: turns to Quinn :: CEO: Nice choice. Then I'll take Randen.
(22:03:13) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finishes the mojito and sets it aside ::
(22:03:47) SEC_LtRaknar: Still, an attempted coup was met here with horror and outrage rather than resignation. Cause for optimism, perhaps. For those who wear the uniform, at any rate.
(22:05:37) CEO_LtQuinn: CTO: Keeping it in the department, eh? Well, I'm gonna branch out into medical. Tav, you're with me!
(22:06:08) MED_Dr_Tav: :: swims over to Quinn's side of the draft ::
(22:06:42) CO_CaptHarper: Tav: Welcome to the team, Spots. :: grins ::
(22:06:48) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CEO: Hmm. Doctor Tailor, you're with me.
(22:07:51) CEO_LtQuinn: CTO: Which leaves me with another one of the hotshots! Fine, fine. Navarro, come on down!
(22:07:59) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::nods, swimming over to Wolfe's side::
(22:08:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: swims on over to Quinn's side ::
(22:08:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CEO: A nice choice. T'Lira? Come on over.
(22:09:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: is standing inconspicuously nearby in case another body is needed ::
(22:11:25) CEO_LtQuinn: Um...Suzuki!
(22:12:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> CEO: If the teams are uneven, I will join. :: tips her head ::
(22:13:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blows whistle :: Team Rodney vs Team Benedict, five on five!
(22:14:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: as Suzuki comes over :: Look at all these pilots. We are sure to win!
(22:14:29) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sips his drink in the corner, still puffing clouds of smoke into the air.::
(22:16:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: nods smartly at Harper :: CO: Yes, Captain. We are likely to be in superior physical condition.
(22:17:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks across at Team Rodney with great intensity. :: ALL: We'll take the deep end.
(22:17:28) CO_CaptHarper: Suzuki: I would not count out all of those Marines in that department. We are cooler, though.
(22:17:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: All: Definitely the deep end. We need something to handicap us a bit. You know, make it fair and all. ::
(22:17:58) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blows whistle again :: All: Team Benedict will go first by virtue of the alphabet. :: tosses the ball to Wolfe ::
(22:18:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: the corner of her lip twitches :: CO: Undeniably, Captain. :: gets into a loose volleyball stance ::
(22:18:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: catches the ball smartly, before throwing it up and spiking it across the net. ::
(22:19:57) CO_CaptHarper: :: having just gotten into her stance, Wolfe's serve catches her slightly off guard but she manages to return it, getting right into the zone ::
(22:21:02) TAC_1LT_Randen: :: Rushes to the ball to hit it back over the net. ::
(22:22:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches the volley, whistle to her lips ::
(22:22:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: places herself strategically among her peers, her tail undulating back in forth in the water as she waits for the ball ::
(22:22:55) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Makes an ungainly dive, getting a mouthful of water in the process, but he reaches the ball in time to punt it back over the net. ::
(22:23:22) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: watches intently ::
(22:24:18) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: having played a lot of this at the Academy and Top Gun school, he waits for the ball like a hungry shark :
(22:26:30) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::looks up as the ball sails over to her side of the net, leaps up and punts it with all of her might.. and it hits the top of the net, hovers on the edge, and...::
(22:27:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: wills the ball to the other side and into the water ::
(22:28:30) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The ball drops into the water on Wolfe's side of the net.
(22:28:53) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: wilts ::
(22:28:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: phweet! :: 1-0, Team Rodney.
(22:29:00) CO_CaptHarper: :: cheers ::
(22:29:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Team Rodney, your serve.
(22:29:28) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Team Benedict: It's okay. It's okay. We'll crush them.
(22:30:10) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::shimmys herself into position for the next round..::
(22:30:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: wiggles back and forth from the middle back section of her side, waiting ::
(22:31:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: gestures for the ball :: All: It's my serve.
(22:31:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gets a really good look at where everyone on his team is located as they wait for the serve ::
(22:32:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki > :: tosses it up in the air and sends it sailing over the net ::
(22:34:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches the ball whizz toward Kuari ::
(22:34:37) MED_Dr_Tav: Suzuki: Good serve!
(22:34:53) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sees the ball coming for her and bops it deftly up into the air with her nose, gently down towards Tailor at the net, giving her a second chance! ::
(22:35:00) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: inclines her head toward the Trill ::
(22:35:28) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::shimmies... shimmies, and then leaps into the air spiking it over the net::
(22:35:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: seconds Tav's sentiment :: Yes, good one, Jester! :: watches the return :::
(22:36:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: inwardly enjoys the praise, outwardly focuses on the ball ::
(22:37:55) MED_Dr_Tav: :: barely manages to tap the ball up before it hits the water, not really sure where he sent it, but toward someone on his side of the net. He regains his senses and sees that he's set it for Navarro ::
(22:38:24) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: narrows his eyes on the ball and delivers a blast to the other side of the net ::
(22:38:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: almost dives for it, but Navarro's in a better position ::
(22:39:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: watches, her floppy hat keeping the sun out of her eyes, takes the proffered margarita without looking ::
(22:40:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sips from a straw that's color-coordinated with the paper umbrella ::
(22:41:12) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sees the ball, and from the back, bops it back high over the net ::
(22:42:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: gets under the high arc, and leaps gracefully out of the water as high as she can to deliver a spike to the other side ::
(22:42:48) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> CO: Nicely done, Firefly.
(22:43:46) CO_CaptHarper: Suzuki> Thanks!
(22:44:48) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::tries to position herself under the ball, it comes flying towards her.. and it lands about three feet away in the water::
(22:45:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: phweet :: 2-0, Team Rodney! :: catches the wet ball and lobs it to Kate ::
(22:46:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: catches the ball and gets herself set ::
(22:46:34) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki > :: waits in her new position ::
(22:46:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: this isn't tennis, her main sport, but she's an athlete and has played it before, so she tosses the ball up and delivers a competent serve ::
(22:49:35) CEO_LtQuinn: CTO: Wow, turns out I love being crushed, sir!
(22:50:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees the ball once again coming toward him, prepares himself, and pops it up into a set for Kuari ::
(22:52:04) CEO_LtQuinn: :: After a moment's consideration, figures that's probably enough with the good-natured trash talking. Especially given his own skills at this game are a little rusty. ::
(22:54:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is alarmed as Wolfe's set comes too far back and rushes to hit it, but her movement is too extreme from the surface and she punts the ball into the side of the pool! ::
(22:54:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is splashed .... delayed phweet :: 3-0, Team Rodney.... :: catches the ball and tosses it to Quinn to serve ::
(22:55:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: wilts ::
(22:55:05) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Time passes, and we end up tied, deciding to declare sudden death!
(22:55:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Go to the net.
(22:56:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: ACTION> Resort staffers are now standing poolside, cheering "Team Rodney!" "Team Benedict!"
(22:56:38) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: finds herself front and center at the net and waits for the ball ::
(22:58:10) CO_CaptHarper: TeamRodney: Hang in there, team, we can do this!
(22:58:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: somehow looks more determined ::
(22:59:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lifts the ball in to the air with a flip of the wrist and smashes it across the net ::
(23:03:39) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Once again, dispenses with trying to look graceful, getting himself in the way with a dive, and manages to keep the ball above water a little longer, getting it high enough and off to the left for one of his team mates to try and score the kill shot. ::
(23:04:44) CO_CaptHarper: :: jumps out of the water once more to deliver a spike to the other side ::
(23:05:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sees Harper's spike coming right at him and thinks fast. He changes the trajectory and the ball goes high, coming down in what he hopes will be the perfect place in front of Kuari ::
(23:06:51) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: attempts to redeem herself and finds the easy set, rearing herself up high and spikeing the ball straight down over the net! ::
(23:08:25) CO_CaptHarper: :: reacts quickly and dives forward, stretching out as far as she can to jusssst get under the ball, popping it up in the direction of Suzuki ::
(23:09:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: fears she won't get a clean hit on the messy dig, and sets it nice and pretty for Navarro ::
(23:09:33) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sets his book down, and lays back. Pondering things as he listened to the crew enjoy themselves.::
(23:10:15) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: jumps for the spike and connects, sending the ball whizzing toward the opposition ::
(23:10:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: briefly shouts in exultation ::
(23:11:52) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Tries to relax a little as the ball nears its target...just not MUCH. ::
(23:11:57) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::turns around and bumps the ball at just the last second, it goes high, comes down, she bumps it again and it sails to just barely over the other side of the net!::
(23:16:34) MED_Dr_Tav: :: comes up under the ball and bumps it just in time for it to not touch the water, but riding up the net has an effect on the ball. It comes down quickly and Tav is forced to try to save it one more time. He works to bring his hands out of the water to meet the ball, still recovering from the last save. As he struggles... ::
(23:18:35) MED_Dr_Tav: :: his hands make contact with the ball before the ball touches the water, this time pushing the ball away from the net and toward Suzuki. ::
(23:22:06) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: dives forward and gets a piece of the ball, firing it hard across the net, looking to come down in bounds, but just barely ::
(23:22:49) CO_CaptHarper: All: Good one, nice save!
(23:23:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: landed in the water with a splash, quickly regaining her feet ::
(23:24:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has a moment that he wants to let the ball go, thinking it just might leave the pool... and then thinks better. He manages to bump the ball up in an arc to Tailor, bringing it down gently on top of her. He's not sure the ball went quite where he meant to put it, but now it'll have to do ::
(23:24:46) CEO_LtQuinn: Yes! I take back all those times I grouched about you pilots and my having to fix your shit!
(23:25:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: smirks at Quinn, then catches herself and it's like the smirk was never there ::
(23:25:47) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::...and tips the ball in a graceful arc over to Kuari!::
(23:26:09) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: You enjoy it, do not even pretend!
(23:27:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: again performs a coordinated spike over the net ::
(23:32:22) CEO_LtQuinn: :: For once this evening, the stars are aligned, and he's in the right position to try and look cool. As the ball comes down, he comes up to meet it with a bona fide uppercut. All it actually does is send it straight up and off behind him, but...eh. ::
(23:33:06) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Crosses his fingers that someone's there when and where it comes down. ::
(23:33:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: gives this one everything she's got, since it's sudden death, leaping out of the water higher than she ever has, her body arcing back then whipping forward to send a powerful spike down on Team Benedict ::
(23:34:16) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is on her third margarita of the afternoon ::
(23:34:25) CO_CaptHarper: :: crashes down into the water and regains herself quickly ::
(23:39:40) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::and.....gets herself underneath the spike... and.... bumps up high!::
(23:41:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: the ball, having quite a bit of speed from such a height, gets bumped off Kuari's nose to the other side ::
(23:44:28) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Unfortunately, the angle of that deflection was entirely different than he'd expected, and he finds himself scrambling for a ball that he'd anticipated coming down somewhere around Navarro. He DOES manage to get his hand in the way of the ball before he goes tumbling, but alas, only barely. It stays aloft a moment longer than it might have, but alas...::
(23:45:19) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Splash! ::
(23:45:31) MED_Dr_Tav: :: drops a bit in defeat as the ball hits the water on his side of the net, but then recovers in a show of good sportsmanship. ::
(23:45:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: cheers and grabs Kuari and Tailor into a giant bear hug in celebration as the ball hits the water on the other side of the net. ::
(23:45:57) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is bear-hugged goodnaturedly ::
(23:46:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: three phweets :: 21-20, Team Benedict wins!
(23:46:30) MED_Ens_Tailor: ::cheers, hugging her team-mates back::
(23:46:32) CO_CaptHarper: TeamRodney: Great effort by everyone, good game!
(23:46:52) MED_Ens_Tailor: All: Well played, everyone!
(23:46:56) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Manages to get his energetic string of mostly self-directed (Mostly.) expletives out of the way while still underwater. ::
(23:48:21) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Turns to his team. :: Eh, sorry, guys. Didn't see that last one coming at all. But thanks for letting me take credit for your talent for awhile!
(23:48:34) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: Do not worry about it, it is all in fun!
(23:48:48) CO_CaptHarper: TeamBenedict: Great game, all of you!
(23:49:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: :: whispers :: Perhaps we should organize a pilots vs marines match...
(23:49:39) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins at Wright :: Not a bad idea at all....
(23:50:21) XO_LCdr_Kuari: All: We're all good at this game!
(23:50:37) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Yes! We must play again sometime.
(23:50:55) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:50:56) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:50:56) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM