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(21:26:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: sitting in the center seat, reading the latest PADD full of updates ::
(21:27:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sitting at her console, debating whether to check systems for the twelfth time, or start playing chess with the computer ::
(21:27:21) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands at Tactical, directing Marines and tactical and engineering assistants from Vinland to continue their work. ::
(21:27:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: notices the helm is unoccupied, so she puts the PADD down on her chair arm and wanders over to it ::
(21:28:17) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: lies down on her seat next to Harper, tapping at her one-armed console ::
(21:28:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: glances as Kate wanders over to the station to her right, suppresses a smile ::
(21:29:11) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she taps her foot to the beat of Carol of the Bells ::
(21:29:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: almost furtively sits down and powers the console up to check the propulsion and nagivational systems ::
(21:30:01) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::has finally been able to get a decent cup of rak from sickbay's break room replicator, and is sipping happily in her office, listening to music while doing one of the many reports she's required to do by Starfleet Medical::
(21:30:55) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: in his office in San Francisco :: T'Kirr: Care to join me in a call to Atlantis?
(21:31:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: without looking up, taps a text message to the helm console :: Helm: Hey, stranger. Fancy seeing you here.
(21:33:00) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: gets up from her chair and places the book she was reading on the small table :: Ian: I would.
(21:33:06) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks down at the message out of habit, like old times, and replies :: Sci: Apparently I cannot stay away.
(21:33:53) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smirks :: Helm: I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it.
(21:34:31) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: opens the comm terminal on his desk and requests a channel to Atlantis ::
(21:35:29) CO_CaptHarper: Sci: You do know that my new chair also receives text messages, yes? :: pauses, then adds an emoji of a smile, after a second or two of careful deliberation ::
(21:35:46) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: pulls over a small stool and sits next to Ian behind his desk, then subconsciously straightens her hair ::
(21:36:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Helm: It's not the same when you're behind me, obviously.
(21:37:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: smirks over at Lexy, also kinda missing sitting up front with her ::
(21:38:39) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up and winks back at Kate, then looks away as her communications console lights up, suddenly all business :: CO: Captain, incoming message from SFHQ. Admiral Blackthorne.
(21:38:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is oblivious to Harper and Wright's texting, poking her short pointy finger at her screen ::
(21:39:24) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she perks up ::
(21:39:25) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Put it through to the ready room. :: stands and turns to Kuari :: XO: I assume those will be our new orders. Care to join me to take the call?
(21:39:58) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::goes over crew physicals, noting that almost everyone's had one.. Except that some reports are still missing...::
(21:40:01) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: taps the console :: CO: Aye, Captain. Transferred to the ready room.
(21:40:28) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks up as Harper addresses her, then is up and following at a quick, quadrupedal trot ::
(21:40:45) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Thank you. You have the bridge, Commander. :: enters the RR ::
(21:42:13) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: as the door closes :: CO: I have the bridge, aye. :: doesn't get up ::
(21:42:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: heads behind the desk to take the call ::
(21:43:07) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: walks behind Harper's desk and stays standing, her head level with Harper's and peers expectantly at the screen ::
(21:43:31) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::taps her badge and stands up:: *SCI2*: Ensign Jude, this is Dr. Tailor. I need you to report to sickbay at your earliest convenience. I've been going over crew records, and you seem to be due for a physical.
(21:43:49) CO_CaptHarper: :: hits the button to take the call, and smiles as Ian and T'Kirr both appear on screen :: HQ: Admiral, Commodore! To what do I owe the pleasure of a call from you both?
(21:44:30) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: grins :: CO: New orders, and we think you'll like them. :: glances at T'Kirr ::
(21:44:35) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: grins widely at the sight of Ian and T'Kirr's image ::
(21:45:43) CO_CaptHarper: HQ: The best kind of orders, then.
(21:46:06) SCI2_Ens_Jude: *CMO*: Okey dokey lokey pokey. Self: Fuuuuuuuuuuck.
(21:46:26) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO: Up for a bit of exploration? Seeking out strange new worlds, and all that?
(21:46:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks at Kuari, then back at the screen :: HQ: Of course!
(21:47:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: glances over at Jude :: SCI2: We have time now, so you might as well go.
(21:47:22) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods ::
(21:47:40) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::heard that as she cut the comm::
(21:47:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she is noticeably unconformable and squeaks ::
(21:48:11) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Dr. Tailor is very nice, she hardly ever bites.
(21:48:47) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO: Now that we have enough ships with quantum slipstream to not worry about stranding you in remote space, it's time to stretch our legs a bit and solve a centuries-old mystery.
(21:49:19) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: I~ :: squeak ::
(21:49:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: perks up, quite interested ::
(21:50:27) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: ...Is there a problem, Ensign?
(21:51:21) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: gets up and walks over to her ::
(21:51:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she is holding onto the console to tight, her fists are white :: CSO: I do not like doctors.
(21:51:42) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO: We want you to journey to the center of the galaxy and investigate Sagittarius A*.
(21:52:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quietly :: SCI2: I see. May I ask why?
(21:52:36) CO_CaptHarper: :: even the mediocre scientist of her past is intrigued by this :: The supermassive black hole...
(21:53:35) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: HQ: That's the one. T'Kirr has the full mission study and will forward it along. :: turns to her :: Any details you'd like to point out now?
(21:53:51) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: eeeeeeeee :: CSO: I just. Bad experiences.
(21:54:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: awkwardly puts a comforting hand on her shoulder :: SCI2: Would it help if I had someone escort you?
(21:54:58) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks awed, the thought of approaching the center of their galaxy, the center that ties the quadrant of her home world to this one, amazing! ::
(21:55:45) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: loudly whispers :: CSO: No.
(21:56:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: quite delighted to be getting a mission of exploration and science ::
(21:56:20) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: quickly takes her hand away, thinking she's done something wrong :: SCI2: Okay, well... then what /would/ help?
(21:57:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: Breaking my record of longest time avoiding sickbay would be great.
(21:57:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Sure, you can do that. But regulations say I'll have to remove you from duty until you pass a physical.
(21:58:13) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grabs the Ensigns records onto a PADD and heads out into main sickbay, after entering a last bit of paperwork into the system, since she has a feeling that the Ensign isn't going to rush down here::
(21:58:19) CdorTKirr_HQ: CO: Everything is in your briefing. It is a science mission, and one of immense importance to the scientific community. You are to approach cautiously, but whatever you manage to discover will be a first for Starfleet.
(21:59:33) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: And you'll also be meeting with the ship's counselor regularly until you can overcome your phobia.
(21:59:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods respectfully :: HQ: I think I speak for us all when I say that we are looking forward to it.
(22:00:39) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods again, excitedly ::
(22:00:42) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CSO: I'm just. Gonna. Uh. :: points to turbo-lift :: Get. Um. :: points again, slowly backing up form her console ::
(22:02:03) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO: The area will be dangerous, but we feel the technology is there that the risk is acceptable. On the way, the engineers here advise dropping out of slipstream every 12 hours for system safety.
(22:02:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: SCI2: Good, very good. *CMO* Dr. Tailor, Wright here. Ensign Jude is on her way down, Please advise if she doesn't arrive in a timely manner.
(22:03:17) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO: Once there, do not approach close enough to incur significant gravitational time dilation. Be wary of the incredible stellar density and... well, make sure to come back.
(22:04:18) CO_CaptHarper: HQ: Understood, sir, and thank you for this opportunity.
(22:04:31) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Self: Why does that not surprise me..::clears throat and taps badge:: *CSO* Understood. Will do, Commander.
(22:05:09) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: walks into turbolift and mumbles, as it goes down :: Self: Nope. Nope. Nope.Nope.Nope.
(22:05:14) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO: Only ship we could imagine for the job. Take care, Kate, Kuari.
(22:05:36) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* :: quietly :: She's a bit anxious, so be gentle.
(22:05:46) XO_LCdr_Kuari: HQ: We will.
(22:05:52) CO_CaptHarper: HQ: We will, sirs. Atlantis out.
(22:06:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: is standing, looking contemplatively at the TL ::
(22:06:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: shares an incredulous look with Harper ::
(22:06:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: as the comm goes dark, she turns to Kuari with wide eyes :: XO: What an assignment!
(22:06:29) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: Best. Mission. Ever!
(22:06:54) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: turns to T'Kirr :: Well, there we go. Now just wait for the science to pour in. :: chuckles ::
(22:07:08) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she has the turbo-lift stop at a different level, and as it opens, she runs ::
(22:07:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: I understand, we'll keep that in mind.
(22:07:20) CO_CaptHarper: XO: What is the latest on our readiness? Are we up to a trip that long?
(22:07:30) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: heads over to Wolfe :: CTO: Any chance you can track her and have the Marines gently intercept her if she bolts?
(22:07:35) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: eye possibly sparkles :: HQ1: I look forward to it.
(22:08:54) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: Within the hour for sure. We've spent a lot of time working out the bugs, and in doing so have checked everything we can think of.
(22:08:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CSO: I'll get someone on it. :: pulls up her location info on his monitor, and sends messages to a couple Marines to tail her from a distance. ::
(22:08:58) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she quickly unlocks the door to her room, and runs in, hyperventilating ::
(22:10:07) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Fantastic. Advise engineering of HQ's recommendation on the slipstream flight; this will likely be the longest such flight in history.
(22:10:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::glances up to the chrono, the Ensign should have been here by now.. even at a slow pace::
(22:10:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: cannot wait to tell Lexy about this, knowing she will be excited ::
(22:10:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CTO: Where is she now?
(22:11:09) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: checks the time, as he noticed his stomach complaining :: T'Kirr: Care to beam home for lunch today?
(22:11:29) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods, feeling a sense of excitement she hasn't felt in a long time, and her wings may be twitching more than she realises as she hurries out of the RR ::
(22:12:03) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: still watching :: CSO: She beelined for her quarters. Not surprised. I'll give her a couple minutes, and then send someone in after her. I have a couple Marines who are capable of being gentle with her. A couple.
(22:12:44) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sighs :: CTO: Hold on a moment.
(22:13:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: CSO: Aye. :: still watching Jude's location. ::
(22:13:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: Commander, I'm not seeing Ensign Jude yet. Is she held up somewhere?
(22:14:40) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she has stopped hyperventilating, and goes to sit at her desk ::
(22:15:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* Looks like she's hiding in her quarters, Doctor. There are three options: I can have the Marines bring her to you, you can go to her, or I can ask Dr. Endilev to talk some sense in to her. Either way, she's relieved of duty for the moment.
(22:17:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* I'm inclined to have the counselor talk to her, but I leave it up to you.
(22:18:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::considers the options:: *CSO*: There's no need for you to send in the Marines; Me going to her would probably make her more anxious, since I am part of the group that she fears.. Endilev would probably be your best choice. I'm in no big hurry though, she's going to have to make her own choice whether to get this over with and go back on duty.
(22:19:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: *CMO* Agreed. Thanks, Doc.
(22:19:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: exits to the bridge, following Kuari, an excited look on her face ::
(22:20:12) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: makes a hushed call over her comm badge, then turns her attention back to the Bridge, looking frustrated ::
(22:20:13) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: *CSO*: ::smiles: No problem. I'll go back to doing paperwork until she arrives. I'm not going anywhere.
(22:20:36) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: goes to Ilaihr at his desk, unceremoniously informing him of their mission by giving him instructions on limiting their slipstream flight to twelve hours at a time ::
(22:20:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: sees something amiss on the bridge, and the excited look melts away :: Report.
(22:21:02) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::checks her roster.. there's probably another patient or two coming in for an appointment today.::
(22:21:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: with the medical excitement complete, turns his attention back to the goings on of the Bridge. ::
(22:22:17) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: :: quietly :: Ensign Jude disobeyed an order to report for her physical and is currently hiding in her quarters. Dr. Endilev is en route. It's under control.
(22:22:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: frowns, but ultimately decides that it was handled well enough without her ::
(22:23:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: then smiles again, a glimmer of an idea surfacing as her excitement starts to return :: CSO: Give me a shipwide channel.
(22:25:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::settles back into her office for a bit, confident in Endilev's abilities to pry her recalcitrant patient from her quarters. Delegation is a good thing.. ::
(22:25:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: notes Kate's excitement and puts the unnecessary drama behind her, allowing the excitement to begin to infect her as well; opens a channel and nods back at Kate ::
(22:26:00) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: finishes delivering her message to Ilaihr and returns to her chair, checks to make sure the ship is ready for an extended voyage, and looks up expectantly at Harper prepares for a shipwide channel ::
(22:26:37) CO_CaptHarper: :: steps forward to the viewscreen even though the channel is audio-only, and looks up a bit as she speaks :: *Shipwide* Crew of the Atlantis, this is Captain Harper.
(22:27:05) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: approaches the door, reviewing the Ensign's records on a PADD, and finds it flanked by Marines ::
(22:27:12) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she stands up from her chair, hands shaking, then tilts her head as she hears the announcement ::
(22:27:25) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks up at the Comm, paying attention::
(22:27:32) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: pauses for the announcement, listening ::
(22:27:47) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* First off, let me express my pride in all of you in your handling of the nanobot inflection.
(22:28:07) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* :: directs looks to Kuari and Lexy :: There is no greater comfort a captain can have than to know her crew can handle themselves so well without her.
(22:28:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: blushes slightly ::
(22:28:57) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* With such a supremely competent crew, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we have new orders, setting us onto a mission of exploration to solve a centures-old mystery.
(22:29:28) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: but listens with great interest ::
(22:30:03) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* Long have astronomers wished for direct observation of the center of our galaxy and study of the supermassive black hole at its core.
(22:30:07) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Self: Oooh, exploration..
(22:30:10) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she has forgotten about the physical by this point, interest piqued.
(22:30:49) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* Even after faster-than-light travel, the sheer distances involved were prohibitive of direct exploration, and the dangers of that area of space warned us away.
(22:31:15) CdorTKirr_HQ: :: stands with Blackthorne :: CO: A celebratory lunch, perhaps?
(22:31:59) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* However, quantum slipstream drive has made the distance surmountable, and our other technologies have sufficiently advanced that the risk has become acceptable.
(22:32:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: barely restraining glee ::
(22:32:31) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* So, we embark shortly on a mission quintessential to the core of Starfleet's mission.
(22:33:13) SCI2_Ens_Jude: Self: Oh the four deities
(22:33:35) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: hears tiny little noises and glances over in Wright's direction ::
(22:33:41) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* To ensure our success, I will need each of you to do your duty. Perform to those high standards that have come to be so normal aboard this ship.
(22:34:49) CO_CaptHarper: *Shipwide* Since that is already what you have all been doing, I know that we are ready. We depart within the hour. Harper out.
(22:35:06) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: listens with interest to the last part ::
(22:35:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: cuts the channel, trying not to jump up and down and clap her hands ::
(22:35:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: instead of the nervous squeak that was so common earlier, she squeaked excitedly ::
(22:36:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks to Wright with a smile :: CSO: Commander, is the Science department ready for such a task?
(22:36:28) CNS_Dr_Endilev: Marines: Stay here, please. :: chimes the door, her antennae twitching ::
(22:37:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::mentally goes over whether Medical has everything they need for such a mission, then goes over the actual supply lists, checking things off::
(22:37:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: :: breathlessly :: If it's not ready, I'll MAKE it ready.
(22:37:11) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: suddenly turns towards the door :: Door: Come in?
(22:37:54) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: T'Kirr: Yes, let's! :: heads out of the office with her, toward the transporter room ::
(22:38:00) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: I thought you might say that.
(22:38:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Kuari :: XO: Since our departure is imminent, can you confirm that Vinland delivered the Mustangs they owe me?
(22:39:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: really hopes they aren't needed on this trip ::
(22:39:34) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: steps into the room when the door slides open, and looks around :: SCI2: Ah, Ensign Linxi Jude, I presume? I am Nakanishtalla Endilev. :: antennae still twitching as the door closes behind her ::
(22:41:36) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: Yes. :: looks to her monitor, making sure :: They are in the assault bay, not ready for service but are scheduled to be prepped tomorrow.
(22:41:54) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: her mind suddenly returns to sickbay, and her hands start shaking again, which she attempts to stop, by placing them on the desk behind her :: CNS: Yeah, that's me. Uh, hello.
(22:42:05) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Excellent. :: perks a corner of her mouth up, wondering what Vinland's CAG said about it ::
(22:43:06) CNS_Dr_Endilev: SCI2: I am the ship's counselor. I understand you have a great fear of medical doctors. :: crosses the room and primly dusts off a place to sit, then makes herself comfortable ::
(22:43:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CNS: Er- yes.
(22:44:29) CNS_Dr_Endilev: SCI2: But... :: gestures toward the speaker :: ... the prospect of such a mission must be thrilling to a scientist such as yourself, yes?
(22:44:37) CO_CaptHarper: :: sits down at the helm and begins inputting data into the computer for a series of slipstream solutions ::
(22:44:51) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::whilst doing that, calmly leans over and patches into the ship's internal sensors, looking for Jude's biosigns. Heartrate and bloodpressure are a bit high, indicating she's still under stress..::
(22:46:38) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: gets back to organizing a departmental report for Harper, not that there's much to do, but she wants to make sure she's not going to allow anything to hold up the start of their mission. After a moment, she realizes the stress the ship's infestation left on her has seemingly disappeared, and she smiles to herself thoughtfully ::
(22:47:29) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: already answering a buzz of questions from Science staff, trying to put the previous business out of her mind ::
(22:47:45) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she attempts to hide her anxiety by trying to act "chill", albeit, failing :: CNS: Yeah- a supermassive black hole, unknown territory. It's pretty cool.
(22:49:18) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: inspecting her PADD :: SCI2: The way I see it, Ensign, you have two options ... You can either agree to work with me to find a way to get past your anxiety, or you can miss out on the mission of a lifetime. What do you think?
(22:51:33) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: arrives on the bridge and approaches the helm :: CO: Captain. Rather inspiring speech, ma'am, and I thought you might need me up here since we're preparing to leave.
(22:52:06) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands, yielding the helm :: NAV: Indeed, Lieutenant.
(22:52:24) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: has the teensiest pang of regret ::
(22:52:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CNS: Alright, fine. I'll... Fine.
(22:52:57) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sits, looking over the data :: CO: I see you started without me. :: chuckles :: The first slipstream solution is ready, for a journey of 3600 light years.
(22:53:38) CO_CaptHarper: :: backs up a little toward her seat, but doesn't really want to sit :: XO: Commander Kuari, is the ship ready for departure?
(22:54:46) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: reads her panel with a smile stretching back on her face :: CO: All departments checked in, ready for departure. :: looks up to Harper proudly ::
(22:55:02) CNS_Dr_Endilev: SCI2: You'll work with me, then. A wise choice. From your record, you appear to be a very promising young officer, it would be a shame to see something like this hold you back. As the captain said, each crew member must do the very best at his or her duty, including you. And unfortunately, part of your duty is reporting for your physical.
(22:55:32) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: flashes a charming smile over at Wright :: CSO: You must be excited for this, sí?
(22:56:02) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: grins broadly right back at him :: NAV: You have /no/ idea.
(22:57:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods to Kuari with a smile :: XO: Excellent.
(22:57:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CSO: It is exciting even for just a pilot like me, to go somewhere completely new. For a scientist, it must be a dream.
(22:58:30) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Obtain a *valid* departure clearance from Vinland.
(22:59:45) CSO_LCdr_Wright: NAV: Oh, I don't know... increasingly intense gravity, having to dodge more and more clutter... I'd think it's a unique experience for a pilot, as well. :: smiles at him, then turns back to her console *Vinland* Starbase Vinland, this is the USS Atlantis, requesting official clearance for departure. :: fills in the particulars ::
(23:00:27) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CNS: It's just... I stayed with my dad on another ship when I was younger, and there was this complete freak-accident in engineering, and it put a good amount of the crew in sick bay- and I saw that.
(23:00:28) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CNS: I was /six/ for goodness sake. It's just that every time I pass by a sickbay, I keep seeing that.
(23:01:38) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: regards her for a moment :: SCI2: I am skilled in a number of trauma recovery techniques. Perhaps you'd consent to hypnosis?
(23:01:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: looking forward to flying in that environment ::
(23:02:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::finishes checking the supplies; there's plenty to go around given that they just resupplied at Vinland after the infestation.. checks the ensign's biosigns again, heartrate and bloodpressure appear to be returning to normal levels::
(23:02:26) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO: Vinland confirms departure clearance, Captain.
(23:02:39) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Thank you. NAV: Transfer to internal power, and clear all moorings.
(23:03:12) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hits the power transfer, which is seamless, then cuts loose from Vinland's umbilicials :: CO: We're clear, Captain.
(23:03:24) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Thrusters to spacedoors.
(23:04:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: gently backs Atlantis out of the enormous spacedoors and turns toward their heading as he opens distance from Vinland with impulse engines ::
(23:04:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CNS: Yeah... yeah.
(23:04:59) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Commander Kuari, make the ship ready for slipstream flight.
(23:05:48) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Warp speed and stand by for slipstream.
(23:06:16) CNS_Dr_Endilev: SCI2: Good... come and sit. :: pats the seat next to her :: I open my mind to you so you can see that I have no ill intent.
(23:06:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Warp speed, aye Capitana. :: engages warp drive, and Atlantis shoots off toward the center of the galaxy, but at a relative snail's pace, at least for now ::
(23:07:04) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CTO: Shields up, configure geometry for slipstream. Yellow alert.
(23:07:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: still hasn't sat down, instead standing proudly in the center of the bridge ::
(23:08:06) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she leans off the desk, and goes to take a seat next to the councilor ::
(23:08:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: complies :: XO: Aye, Commander. Shield geometry configured for slipstream. :: sets off the Yellow Alert ::
(23:08:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: hands clasped behind her back as she waits ::
(23:08:56) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns her head towards Harper :: CO: Ready for slipstream, Captain.
(23:08:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CO Console: How can I message you if you won't sit down.
(23:09:37) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles, Endilev seems to be doing a fine job; also feels excitement course through her as the yellow alert goes off, knowing they're going on an adventure.. ::
(23:09:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: doesn't see the message since she's not sitting down :: XO: Thank you Commander. NAV: Initiate slightstream flight.
(23:10:16) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hits the button for the first leg :: CO: Slipstream flight in one minute.
(23:11:06) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The slipstream begins to form on the main viewer ahead of us.
(23:11:24) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Ten, nine, eight, seven, six...
(23:11:43) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the slipstream.
(23:11:46) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Self: Off we go, into the wild black yonder..
(23:11:48) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches the viewscreen, imagining the possibilities that await ::
(23:12:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream flight achieved, and stable. All readings nominal for a twelve-hour leg of 3600 light-years.
(23:12:40) CSO_LCdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: as excited as she gets about getting to fly the night shift ::
(23:12:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: beams proudly at the viewer for a moment :: All: Well done. That was the first step on the journey of a lifetime.
(23:13:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: finally turns back toward her chair and somewhat hesitantly sits, then smirks at the waiting message ::
(23:14:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: cancels Yellow Alert ::
(23:14:51) CNS_Dr_Endilev: SCI2: Now, I want to you become calm. Close your eyes. Take slow, deep breaths. Focus on your breathing.
(23:15:17) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks over to Harper, vowing to herself that she'll support her to the best of her ability in this mission ::
(23:15:49) CO_CaptHarper: :: wiggles a bit in the chair, still not comfortable just sitting here without doing much, but is at least glad that they installed a new chair fitted to her instead of Blackthorne ::
(23:15:57) CNS_Dr_Endilev: :: offers a hand for the Ensign to take; the skin is blue but warm ::
(23:18:21) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CNS: Calm is difficult, but alright. :: she hesitantly takes the councilor's hand, and closes her eyes, taking deep breaths, remembering breathing exercises from band ::
(23:20:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: fixes eyes ahead on the slipstream, anxious to see what awaits at its eventual end, tens of thousands of light years and several hops away ::
(23:20:25) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:20:26) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:20:28) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM