Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Nov 22 21:02:44 2017 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:21:13) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN CHILLIN'
(21:21:14) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN CHILLIN'
(21:21:15) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN CHILLIN'
(21:22:43) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sinks the nine ball in the corner pocket to put away a fellow pilot :: Good game, my friend. Better luck next time, no?
(21:22:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is sitting in a corner booth, people-watching ::
(21:23:43) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: sitting towards the end of the bar, a mug of tea and a PADD in front of her ::
(21:23:52) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: William walked out of the turbolift and towards the Ten-Forward... he was nervous. Very nervous. ::
(21:24:00) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: sitting at the bar, downing a shot ::
(21:24:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: watching the pool game impassively, but chuckles internally ::
(21:25:00) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Walking into the spacious room, Will looks around... ::
(21:25:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: meandering through the crowd, mingling, all smiles ::
(21:27:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: ends up at the bar to pick up the margarita the bartender had waiting on her ::
(21:27:43) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Feelings of contentment and happiness swarm him all at once. It seemed like everyone here was enjoying themselves. ::
(21:27:45) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she orders a fire shot :: Ayyyyeeeee
(21:28:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: takes a sip of her margarita, nursing it slowly, flashing a quick smile at the odd person who happens to say hello to her ::
(21:28:09) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Eyes narrow at some crew members as they try to shine a light spot on the wall next to him:: Harumph. ::Gets up and moves away, almost bumping into Ensign Ray::
(21:28:42) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Pilot> NAV: Yeah, maybe, Doc, but not tonight. I've lost enough. :: wanders away ::
(21:28:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she downs the second shot, not minding the flames ::
(21:29:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> NAV: You seem to have that effect on people when it comes to this.
(21:30:04) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Narrowly avoids the bump, and smiles nervously :: Hi!
(21:31:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: It does seem that way. :: chuckles :: I suppose it's expected of a fighter pilot.
(21:31:52) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: looks at the defeated pilot wending his way through the crowd :: NAV: If you say so.
(21:32:15) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Quickly turns his small frown into a smile, and his ears perk back up:: Hi, I'm Csirr Velekh, I work in medical. ::Holds out paw to shake:: Who might you be?
(21:32:38) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Eyyyyyyyy Cap! :: she motions at the bartender for another shot of vodka ::
(21:33:19) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: trots into Ten Forward and stops in the middle of the room, taking everyone in. It's always strange to see people she's used to see in uniform, except for her closest friends. After meeting the eyes for several people in the room, she climbs onto a barstool and winds her tail around its base ::
(21:33:19) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: is silently concerned about the newest member of the science department, but chalks it up to youth and continues reading through her messages ::
(21:33:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks into Ten Forward wearing a gray turtleneck and gray pants, yet perfectly chiseled to his frame. He walks up to the bar and is disappointed to not see Zaxiven there. :: BARTENDER: Where's Zax?
(21:34:00) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns after receiving her drink to see who called, sees the Ensign that drooled all over Major Wolfe on the bridge :: SCI2: Ensign Jude, hello!
(21:34:54) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Shakes paw, sensing a general friendliness emanate :: Ensign William Ray, Engineering. I just transferred from the Academy.
(21:35:52) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: Care for a try, Jester?
(21:35:57) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: for the third time, she downed the shot, quickly becoming more and more intoxicated :: CO: Great event ya got- :: hic :: CO: here
(21:36:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: picks up her glass to take another sip and gets nothing but ice, and pouts at her glass, then finally smooths her low pony over her shoulder and meanders to the bar, looking casually chic in a pair of fitted jeans and a dark green sweater with a scooped neckline, nodding and smiling at people as she passes ::
(21:37:06) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: Ahh, well, welcome aboard then. ::Grins and gestures to the bar:: Can I get you a drink?
(21:37:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: Bartender George> Zax? Ah, he's laid up, see. Not feeling so hot.
(21:37:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: thinks for a moment, then shrugs :: NAV: It's not every day one gets to be beaten by an expert. :: selects a cue and approaches the table ::
(21:37:42) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: George: Ah, I see. Well then. I'll take a gin and tonic.
(21:39:09) CO_CaptHarper: SCI2: Thank you. :: smiles :: Do have fun, but not so much that you can not work in the morning, yes?
(21:39:11) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: takes note of Harper and Wolfe both at the bar, and Wright approaching ::
(21:39:35) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: racks the balls for 9-ball :: Suzuki: Go ahead and break.
(21:40:01) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Sure thing. :: Walks over :: So... anything I should know about the ship?
(21:40:40) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Or, the crew, at least. I've been studying the specs since I arrived :: Grins ::
(21:40:57) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: George> CTO: How British of you.
(21:41:18) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Wait work? Damn. Already forgot about that. :: hic::
(21:42:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: slinks behind the cue ball like a cat, leaning over to line up her shot, then sending the cue ball to break the tableau into chaos with a swift movement of her arm ::
(21:42:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: receives his gin and tonic, and then walks over toward the windows to stare outside. ::
(21:43:55) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Signals bartender with a smile:: ENG: The crew are amazing people. It's family here. Just don't annoy Lieutenant Commander Kuari unless you want her to eat you.::Looks at Ray with a straight face, before giggling slightly:: I'm kidding of course.
(21:44:19) CO_CaptHarper: SCI2: Indeed. Believe me, I know how that can be. :: smiles :: But do have fun!
(21:44:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sighs with relief as she arrives at the bar with minimal conversation, and signals to the bartender for a refill before glancing around at the others near her and seeing Kate talking to Jude :: Kate: Something amiss with my new scientist?
(21:44:43) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: watches the chaos on the table ::
(21:45:16) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: gets a chocolatey drink in a pitcher from George and spins on the stool until she's facing outward, the edge of the pitcher at her lips ::
(21:46:02) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Of course :: chuckles :: Very interesting. A female Rucaran.
(21:46:23) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Never seen one on a starfleet vessel before
(21:46:43) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Not at all! :: chuckles ::
(21:47:05) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: decides that three shots in less than ten minutes is enough and stumbles off the stool and towards a table near the windows ::
(21:48:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: leans in to whisper conspiratorially to Lexy :: Just reminding her that it can be difficult to work the next day if one has tooooo much fun.
(21:48:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: stands and watches as the 1 ball banks into a side pocket, and the other balls come to rest on the table, the 9 ball the last to cease rolling as it teeters on the edge of the corner pocket :: NAV: Ah, almost, with that one.
(21:48:48) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: She sure is one of a kind. ::Sends a small smile in Kuari's direction before turning back to Ray:: What would you like to drink?
(21:49:51) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: So close, I'd better not sneeze. But shoot again.
(21:50:01) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: downs half the pitcher of chocolatey mix, deciding she's earned it ::
(21:50:39) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Call me strange, but a glass of water sounds spectacular right now. :: grins ::
(21:50:41) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate and whispers :: Kate: Good call. :: louder :: Jude: Anyone who shows up for their lab shift hung over has to scrub the sample vats, just so you know. :: smirks ::
(21:50:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: snickers ::
(21:52:37) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Dandy.
(21:53:24) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: leans confidently against the wall, arms crossed, as she picks her shot ::
(21:54:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: spots Wolfe :: CTO: Heyyy, how ya' doin'
(21:55:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: eyes the table, circling in an almost predatory manner to find the best line on the 2 ball :: NAV: So, where did you get your expertise in this game? :: leans over, sliding the cue stick through carefully-placed fingers and snaps the 2-ball into a handy pocket without disturbing the rest of the table ::
(21:56:03) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Giggles slightly:: ENG: Water it is, then. We need someone sober to run this place while everyone else has hangovers. ::Leans over the bar.:: George: Can we have a glass of water and a non-alcoholic sangria with Ferrin fruit, please?
(21:56:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: solemn nod :: SCI2: Oh, yes... we were using them most recently to ferment bacterial samples, so... the smell will be... powerful.
(21:57:15) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: Nice shot, Jester. I had a feeling you were no slouch at this. And me? Ahhhh... back in Spain, my father runs a bar. I grew up in it shooting pool.
(21:57:25) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: grins again, sheepishly :: MED: So what kind of stuff happens in medical?
(21:57:34) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: I bet not as powerful as the Sousaphone room after a marching rehearsal. :: grins ::
(21:59:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Perhaps not, but... probably more powerful than a hungover stomach can bear. :: grins back ::
(21:59:42) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Is that a challange?
(22:00:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: grin becomes vicious :: SCI2: If it's challenge you can beat, I assure you, I'll find something that you can't. Probably best just to not show up hung over, hmm?
(22:01:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: hears Jude and turns from the stars and his contemplations to face her :: SCI2: Ensign.
(22:01:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: stays out of this one ::
(22:01:44) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Too late for that. And I accept the challenge. :: holds hand out ::
(22:02:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: hides a smirk behind her drink as she sips it ::
(22:02:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sits stunned for a moment, wondering how this had backfired so badly ::
(22:03:03) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: turns back to the stars ::
(22:03:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the pool game for a while, then takes note of Wright and Jude ::
(22:03:29) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CTO: You didn't say how ya' was doin'
(22:04:15) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: slowly, deliberately, turns his head back to Ensign Jude. :: SCI2: That's correct.
(22:05:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> NAV: That makes sense. :: continues circling the table, expertly sinking the next few balls in sequence with swift efficiency ::
(22:05:22) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: rests head on hand :: CTO: Come on- how ya' doing on this chill day?
(22:05:48) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: Usually it's just your average bumps and scrapes, but around when I first started there was a human ensign who came in, really nice guy. I was looking at my clipboard and I asked what was wrong. There was no answer and when I looked up I saw that he had somehow switched his nose and mouth around. ::Giggles as the drinks arrive::
(22:06:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: And what about you? You are quite good. Too good, at this point, to feign luck.
(22:07:05) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: :: quietly :: ...what am I supposed to do with that?
(22:07:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lifts his drink :: SCI2: They are improving. Mostly.
(22:07:40) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Laughs :: MED: Transporter malfunction?
(22:08:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: whispers to Lexy with a shrug :: Watch her like a hawk tomorrow and see if her work suffers.
(22:11:09) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CTO: What do you mean by mostly?
(22:11:15) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: That was my thought exactly, but the ensign would neither confirm nor deny it. ::Grins as he picks a piece of ferrin fruit off the edge of his glass and pops it into his mouth, humming contentedly at the taste of home:: What about you? Any interesting tales so far?
(22:11:32) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: as she's pondering how to get this shot without hitting the precarious 9-ball :: NAV: My mother taught me, said it might be a useful skill. I played a lot when the weather was too bad to fly or climb. :: takes the risky shot... ::
(22:11:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: backs against the bar and leans :: Lexy: Feisty one, though. ::chuckles ::
(22:12:18) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: ...and makes it, then proceeds to run the table as she adds :: NAV: People underestimate you when you're small and quiet. Made it easy to hustle for pocket money.
(22:12:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: SCI2: I like my gin, and I like my peace. downs the rest of his gin and tonic and goes to the bar for a refill ::
(22:12:50) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Suzuki: That is precisely why I didn't bet on this game. Well-played, Jester!
(22:13:20) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: None. My story is just starting! But... there's a few things from the Academy that could make for interesting tales
(22:13:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: facepalms and groans :: Kate: I knew I got too lucky with T'Lira.
(22:13:49) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: follows Jude with her eyes and notes she's now speaking with Wolfe. She can't help but notice how inebriated Jude is and the security officer in her keeps her watching. Jude is speaking to Wolfe, though, so she knows he could handle it ::
(22:14:39) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Give her a chance. You should have seen me as an Ensign. :: laughs ::
(22:15:44) SCI2_Ens_Jude: Self: Well then. :: sinks into a chair, starting to already doze off ::
(22:15:55) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: ::Eyes light up mischievously as his paws curl around his non-alcoholic cocktail:: Is it safe to ask or should I run and save myself? ::Jokes with a wry grin::
(22:16:23) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: laughs as well :: Kate: Oh, spare me that fate! :: shakes her head :: No, no, I will, it's just.. she's very different from me and I'm not very good at leading that yet.
(22:17:34) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: That is part of leadership. Learn to see how those differences can work to your advantage.
(22:17:39) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns her attention back to the last third of her pitcher and her ear turns towards laughing from Harper and Wright ::
(22:17:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: returns to his seat with a new gin and tonic, this one larger and a double, since it appears he's gained a fan for the evening. ::
(22:17:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: favors him with a rare slight upturning of the corners of her mouth and proffers her hand :: NAV: Perhaps we can play a *real* game sometime.
(22:18:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is relieved to see Jude seems to have dozed off ::
(22:18:44) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Well, there was this one kid... jerk. Sabotaged my practice phaser and made it overheat during practice. Had burn marks on my hands.
(22:18:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: shakes her hand, gracious in defeat :: Suzuki: Perhaps, but I think you may be too good for me. The table is yours.
(22:19:24) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: And he had a broken nose by the end of it
(22:19:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate :: Kate: Yes, I will. Count on it. :: looks over and notices that Jude seems to have fallen asleep :: ...Ah, dammit.
(22:19:29) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: mumbles as she drunkenly dozes off :: Happy birthday to m~
(22:20:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sits down, makes himself comfortable, and looks over at Jude for a moment before returning his gaze to his original muse: space. ::
(22:21:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: sees the sleeping Ensign :: Lexy: Buuuut maybe start tomorrow, yes?
(22:22:10) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Kate: I'm just gonna make sure she gets to her quarters, at least. She's still my responsibility, Kate.
(22:22:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stares at the stars, which upon acknowledgement of the truth are actually the marker lights inside the starbase... but let it never be said he doesn't have an imagination. Stars. ::
(22:23:08) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: Sounds like you gave as good as you got. ::Raises an impressed eyebrow as well as a Caitian can:: Any residual marks on your hands? ::Medical curiosity shines in his eyes::
(22:24:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods :: Lexy: Now that, I can say, is something I wish my department heads had done for me, early in my career.
(22:25:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gives Kate a sad smile and leaves her margarita untouched, moving over to Jude and nudging her gently :: SCI2: Ensi... Ju... Linxi. C'mon, Linxi, wake up.
(22:26:16) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Smirks and flips his left palm, revealing scarred tissue::
(22:26:53) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: mumbles, half out of it :: CSO: Only if I get a cake~
(22:27:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is now watching Wright and Jude and glances at Harper ::
(22:27:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: perplexed :: SCI2: Cake? You want a cake?
(22:28:10) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches what is going on, not offering to help. The last thing he wants is Jude to wake up and realize she's in his arms. He visibly shudders at the very thought. ::
(22:28:12) CO_CaptHarper: ;: shrugs at Kuari and watches ::
(22:28:32) MED_Ens_Velekh: Self: ::Mumbles:: Fascinating... ::Reaches out, but pauses and looks at William:: ENG: May I?
(22:28:40) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: mumble :: CSO: happee birthdaaa~
(22:29:23) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Sure thing.
(22:31:08) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: thinks, then pulls out her PADD and pulls up Ensign Jude's record, then swears quietly as a quick glance answers a few questions -- turns to Wolfe :: CTO: Major, can you ... watch her for just a minute? Make sure nothing happens to her? I'll be right back. :: nodding at him, hurries off without waiting for an answer ::
(22:31:44) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: mumble :: All: to me~
(22:31:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shrugs :: GoneCSO: Sure, I can watch her.
(22:32:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sees the developing situation and excuses himself from the pool table, having been defeated anyway, since he thinks he recognizes the sleeping Ensign from the Academy class after his :: CTO: I can if you would rather not, Major. :: remembering the scene on the bridge ::
(22:32:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: NAV: I believe I'm capable of watching her sit there.
(22:33:33) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: ::Eyes light up slightly and he grins, reaching out to cup William's hand in one of his own. With a light touch, he traces the flare pattern spread across the skin with his finger:: You're quite lucky. I've seen people lose their hand from that kind of thing. ::Tilts his head with one ear perked up:: You keeping the scar? It makes an interesting battle wound. :Giggles::
(22:33:33) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: swivels back to face the bar and sets her empty pitcher down ::
(22:34:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: casually racking the balls for another potential game while watching the goings-on ::
(22:35:03) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: drunkenly mumbles something incoherent, turns sideways, and falls off the chair ::
(22:35:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: I try to be so good about this kind of thing, but she's so new... :: getting what she wants from the replicator ::
(22:35:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CTO: Of course, sir. :: moves back toward the table as Jude falls ::
(22:35:34) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches as Jude falls over, shrinks back so she doesn't hit him, then snaps at Navarro and points down at where she lies :: NAV: She's all yours.
(22:35:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: watches Lexy to see what she's doing ::
(22:36:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: turns back at the Marine's Marine-like snap ::
(22:36:26) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: didn't see a thing ::
(22:36:30) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: Yeah, I'm planning to. :: chuckles ::
(22:37:20) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: picks Jude up and puts her in a larger chair, with arms, that's harder to fall out of ::
(22:38:01) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she does not even notice she fell off a chair ::
(22:38:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: hurrying back to the bar with a small, covered dish and some small items stuffed into her pocket, and sees Jude being placed into a chair (but has no idea she fell) :: NAV: Ah, thank you, that will be much safer. :: shoots a quick glare at Wolfe ::
(22:39:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CSO: No problem, ma'am.
(22:40:30) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: seeing that Wright has the situation in hand for now, he looks back at the pool table and sees Suzuki still has no challengers ::
(22:40:55) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: flashes a smile at Navarro and then sets the covered dish on a table; removing the cover reveals what appears to be a small cake. After some fumbling with the items from her pockets, the cake is adorned with lit candles. --Nudges Jude again :: SCI2: Wake up, Linxi. It's your birthday.
(22:41:25) CO_CaptHarper: :; grins widely as she realizes what Lexy has done ::
(22:41:46) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: after staring at her empty pitcher on the bartop and finally deciding she doesn't need any more, swivels back around hops off the stool. She begins to walk towards the windows but stops short, having glanced over at Jude to check on her, and puzzles that she is now slouched in a different chair and Wright is holding a cake over her ::
(22:42:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: opens eyes, confused at all the people looking at her :: CSO: Is that. Cake?
(22:43:32) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: Despite spending nine years at the academy, I have a distinct lack of interesting stories. ::Continues to study the scar before he realises what he's doing and releases William's hand:: I didn't really go to many parties while I studied engineering, but I couldn't resist a few during medical. They are insane. ::Laughs lightly and takes a sip of his drink::
(22:44:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Well, it is your birthday, right?
(22:45:04) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: attempts to sit up, wobbling slightly :: CSO: Yeah- uh- thank you
(22:45:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: I didn't know what you liked, so I hope this is okay. Go ahead and blow them out!
(22:47:20) ENG_Esn_Ray: MED: That they are. They're a little... overwhelming for me. Well, Csirr, it was nice talking to you. I have a long day of reporting tomorrow, so I should get some rest. I probably will be down in medical at some point!
(22:48:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: somehow also remembered to bring dishes and utensils ::
(22:49:37) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she knows it is just an earth tradition, and that it does not do anything, but she still wishes... for less family drama- and blows out the candles ::
(22:49:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Wright taking care of Jude for a moment and smiles to herself before walking on, passing by the windows but continuing to walk around, looking around at her crew pensively ::
(22:50:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: checks behind her, then hops up to sit on the bar and begins to sing out, her silky alto piercing the din :: Haaaaappy birthday to you!
(22:50:51) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches the goings on with Wright and Jude, and wonders for a moment if perhaps he should have tried to be a little more approachable. ::
(22:51:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks gratefully up at Kate and sings along, more quietly ::
(22:51:52) MED_Ens_Velekh: ENG: ::Nods and smiles:: See you around, though hopefully not in medical too soon. ::Huffs a laugh:: Good luck with your reports and I'll see you around. ::Tail flicks around as a goodbye::
(22:52:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: singing :: Happy birthday to you!
(22:52:06) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: hears Harper from across the room and stops. She recognizes the common Earth song and begins to join in for the sake of singing ::
(22:52:36) ENG_Esn_Ray: :: Gets up, waves, and heads out the door ::
(22:53:00) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Giggles and joins in the singing:: Happy birthday to you!
(22:53:15) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: vaguely wonders who that is leaving while birthday singing is happening, but ignores it ::
(22:53:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: adjusts her voice a bit to harmonize with Kuari, whose voice she still envies :: Happy birthday, dear Linxi!
(22:53:49) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: Linxi- at hearing the song- starts crying :: All: I'm sorry- I just-
(22:54:07) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: looks up at the singing, but does not join in, merely looking around the room ::
(22:54:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: finishes strong :: Happy birthday to you! :: starts clapping with a grin ::
(22:55:47) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: doesn't clap but hoots instead ::
(22:56:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: lifts his glass and takes a sip, his reason really being to take advantage of the toast. ::
(22:56:25) CO_CaptHarper: :: raises her drink :: Welcome to the Atlantis family!
(22:56:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: claps :: SCI2: Yaay, Happy Birthday, Linxi! :: sees the tears and somewhat awkwardly puts an arm around Linxi's shoulders, trying her best to make her feel at home -- says quietly :: I hope this is okay. :: fishes a clean handkerchief from her pocket and offers it ::
(22:57:45) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Cheers as he wanders over to Jude:: Happy birthday. ::Wraps his tail around her comfortingly as he grins:: As a doctor, I recommend avoiding the tradition of birthday beatings, though.
(22:57:54) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: I. I am used to spending my birthday with just dad and I... And this is the first year I didn't see him on my birthday.
(22:58:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: as the songs and cheers die down, he ends up back at the pool table, having given anyone else a fair chance to challenge her :: Suzuki: Care for a rematch, Jester?
(22:59:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: I'm very close to my dad, too. I hope your dad would be happy to know that you have a family here that'll take good care of you.
(22:59:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: still sitting on the bar, happily watching her Atlantis family ::
(22:59:47) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> NAV: Anytime, Zorro. Your break.
(22:59:51) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches as Jude is hugged and tail-hugged ::
(22:59:59) MED_Ens_Velekh: ::Sits nearby, looking forward to watching the pool rematch::
(23:00:22) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Gracias. :: leans over the table to set up for his break ::
(23:01:00) SCI2_Ens_Jude: All: Thanks...
(23:01:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cuts the cake ::
(23:01:22) CO_CaptHarper: STOP CHILLIN'
(23:01:23) CO_CaptHarper: STOP CHILLIN'
(23:01:23) CO_CaptHarper: STOP CHILLIN'