Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Dec 13 20:59:52 2017 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:34:05) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN RELAXATION
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(21:35:09) CO_CaptHarper: :: steps down from the microphone with a smile, having just been coaxed into singing a song :: All: Thank you! :: heads toward the bar ::
(21:35:30) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: holding court on the pool table, as is custom ::
(21:36:12) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: sitting at the bar, having spun around on her stool so her back is to the bar and she’s watching the crowd ::
(21:36:38) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: OtherPilot> NAV: That's enough losing for me tonight, Doc. :: shakes head and walks away ::
(21:37:44) CO_CaptHarper: :: upon returning to the bar, finds that her half a margarita has been refreshed ::
(21:40:34) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: trots into Ten Forward and climbs directly onto a stool at the bar :: Bartender: Chocolate, please!
(21:43:32) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Hi, Kuari! :: sips at the drink ::
(21:43:57) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: having seen who was at the bar upon arriving, smiles at Harper excitedly :: CO: Hi! I'm so excited about our mission!
(21:45:23) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Me, too. It is good to be back in the business of exploration and science.
(21:46:46) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: turns her head to T'Lira, mindful the horn on the back of her head doesn't hit Harper :: SCI: What about you, T'Lira? What do you think of the upcoming mission?
(21:47:42) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: blinks and looks over, masking any potential change in expression carefully :: XO: I feel that it will be a worthy endeavour that maintains Starfleet’s mandate of exploring the unknown.
(21:48:20) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: having no challengers left, he racks the balls and breaks alone ::
(21:50:38) CO_CaptHarper: SCI: That is ostensibly why we are all here, yes? It seems like it has been a while since we have had the luxury.
(21:51:48) SCI_LCdr_TLira: CO: Indeed. It is... fortunate that we are returning to our original purpose at this time. Further combat and warfare would likely have a negative impact on crew morale, and the morale of the fleet as a whole.
(21:51:51) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods in agreement ::
(21:53:25) CO_CaptHarper: :: thinks back on her own morale over those times :: SCI: I wholeheartedly agree.
(21:55:41) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO/SCI: It's not just the Federation that will benefit from this, either. This is important for all races of our galaxy, including my people in the Delta Quadrant.
(21:55:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: is also quietly thankful that this mission has nothing at all to do with Section 31, she's had quite enough of them for a lifetime ::
(21:56:02) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO/SCI: It somehow makes me feel...closer to home that we're going there.
(21:56:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins :: XO: Aside from the fact that you literally are closer to home every second we travel in that direction?
(22:00:06) XO_LCdr_Kuari: CO: I will actually be closer, yes...but even though home isn't my destination, well...we have a center of the galaxy from there as much as we do here. It's like...looking up at the moon and knowing someone else on that planet could look up at it, too, you know?
(22:02:25) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Yes, I know. It is a source of wonder for the entire galaxy and makes us all have a little something in common depsite our far-flung origins. Home is just a bit closer, no matter where you are.
(22:03:03) SCI_LCdr_TLira: :: finds it to be an illogical sentiment, but refrains from voicing that thought aloud ::
(22:03:15) CTO_Major_Wolfe: :: walks into Ten Forward and to the bar, having just come off shift :: Bartender: I'll take a Scotch. Neat. Uh, please.
(22:03:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: is glad for that, despite once having been eager to get as far from her home as she could ::
(22:04:51) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: having no challengers after clearing the table alone, he wanders over to the bar for a mezcal ::
(22:08:19) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: raises the mezcal in greeting to those gathered at the bar ::
(22:09:16) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: smiles at Navarro and raises her chocolate drink when it's passed to her by the bartender ::
(22:10:24) CTO_Major_Wolfe: :: walks over to what is slowly becoming his table next to the window, in the corner. He sits and takes a sip of his Scotch.
(22:11:01) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::wanders into the lounge after a longish day of doctoring, plops herself down at the bar::
(22:14:24) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: Bartender: What's the house special tonight?
(22:19:45) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Hi, Dr. Tailor. Long day?
(22:20:20) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sips half her chocolate drink and looks towards Tailor ::
(22:21:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Hello Captain. Oh the usual.. random series of accidents, the usual physicals and the mounds of paperwork. Someone even managed to get his foot turned around..
(22:22:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: blinks, wondering how, but does not ask ::
(22:25:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is about to ask who, her job to monitor the crew as a whole, but decides to save it for later and will look for it in the reports from Sickbay ::
(22:27:16) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: ::noting the the question apparent in the captain's expression:: CO: It's the first time I've seen that happen.. but there's a first time for everything
(22:29:11) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: At least he was well taken care of, then. :: smirks ::
(22:31:09) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::chuckles, taking a sip of her drink:: CO: We do our best, Captain..
(22:32:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: Good for us. :: smiles with a tip of his drink :: Good evening, doctor.
(22:33:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nods at Navarro with a smile of greeting:: NAV: Good evening.
(22:34:39) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE RELAXATION
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