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(21:18:58) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN PARTY
(21:18:59) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN PARTY
(21:18:59) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN PARTY
(21:20:37) CO_CaptHarper: :: sitting on the bar, wearing a starfield-print sundress, looking down at the black hole and the expansive view beneath her feet ::
(21:22:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: sitting next to Kate, but on a stool :: Kate: What is it that makes a vast gaping maw of destruction so eerily beautiful? :: muses while sipping her drink and staring out into the void ::
(21:23:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: walks onto the holodeck, onto a mat set in front of the bay door to help acclimate those nervous about stepping off a cliff, and looks down with wonder. The door disappears behind her, dropping the scene back into its illusion of being in nothingness surrounded by the scenery. Looking all around, her jaw hangs open and her large eyes reflect the pinpoints of starlight ::
(21:24:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::Walks through the holodeck doors, an instant feeling of vertigo as she sees the stars twirling below her, and takes a moment to realise it's not actually open space.. then steps gingerly forward into the room::
(21:24:34) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she enters, wearing a metallic, and somewhat sheer dress, the light from the stars reflecting off of it. she takes a seat at the bar, looking around :: Self: Oh wow.
(21:24:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: idly kicking her feet out and letting them fall back to tap against the bar :: Lexy: Perhaps the same things that make inhospitable gas giants and bleak landscapes so... it is the cosmos.
(21:25:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: greets Jude with a smile :: SCI2: Welcome!
(21:26:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: leaning against the bar, sipping a mojito as he takes in the view ::
(21:26:28) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: nods :: CO: Thanks. This is just such a weird feeling.
(21:26:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: nods slowly in response, unable to tear her eyes away from the scintillating spectre just yet, lips clumsily searching for the straw in her drink ::
(21:27:35) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Quietly enters the holodeck, wearing his long Vulcan robes, tapping along with his walking stick, unphased by the universe around them.::
(21:27:58) ENG2_Ens_Rayzn: :: almost glides in, wearing a traditional pink/orange Bajoran clothing, before looking downward and screeching to a halt ::
(21:28:56) CO_CaptHarper: CSO/SCI2: It reminds me of having to eject from my fighter, but much more comfortable.
(21:29:15) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: steps experimentally off the mat, her wings jerking outwards involuntarily, but finds a solid floor beneath her. Each step afterwards is easier than the next, and she's able to make her way to the bar and climb up onto a stool ::
(21:29:26) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Floating in space... you asked if it was pretty, right before we made an EVA leap.
(21:29:54) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Kuari, hello! :: always delighted to see her friend and XO ::
(21:29:57) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CO: Reminds me of that one time I threw up on a zero-g sim.
(21:30:38) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: glances at Kate when she initially mentioned it, but now fully turned toward her :: Kate: I... I remember. :: shivers slightly, the recollection unpleasant ::
(21:31:43) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: the image of Kate floating in space alone while she watches helplessly is one that periodically haunts her nightmares, but she tries to shake it off - this is a party! ::
(21:31:55) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::makes her way to the bar, amusedly noting that Captain' dress blends in with the background::
(21:32:31) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Doctor, welcome!
(21:32:49) ENG2_Ens_Rayzn: :: cautiously walks towards a couch, and sits down, clenching to the arm of it ::
(21:33:10) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: smiles broadly :: CO: This is awesome!
(21:33:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: wonders belatedly if she stands out against the background in her white satin cocktail dress ::
(21:33:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: beams :: XO: Thank you! This is, of course, why I wanted all of that optical data.
(21:34:15) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: Thank you Captain. ::smiles in greeting and takes a stool nearby, looking around at the starfield. :: CO: I love the decorating.. this is amazing.
(21:34:47) CO_CaptHarper: CMO: Thank you! I just thought that we should maximize the view, since we came all this way for it. :: grins ::
(21:35:13) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Pulls out a PADD, and types a command in, before lifting his legs up, and essentially sitting in mid-air.:: Self: Ah the miracles of technology. ::Floats over to the bar.::
(21:35:41) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Hello Ilaihr!
(21:35:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Greetings, Captain.
(21:37:54) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: I see you are maximizing the illusion. :: chuckles ::
(21:39:59) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: watches Ilaihr floating ::
(21:40:12) SCI2_Ens_Jude: ENG: Nice chair.
(21:40:12) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::glances over at Ilaihr:: ENG: Some sort of antigrav pillow..?
(21:41:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Indeed. ::Chuckles.:: I have known monks practice the psionic arts their whole lives, to achieve this. It amuses me that the same effect can be achieved using gravitic fields, and holographic constructs.
(21:41:34) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: plops down on the couch next to Razyn and takes a drink of his mojito before speaking :: ENG2: It's all solid, you know.
(21:41:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::snaps her fingers:: Self: Close.. ::grins::
(21:43:04) ENG2_Ens_Rayzn: NAV: Op-op-open ssssssspace, or an-an-an-an illusion of it, makes me a t-tad queasy.
(21:43:20) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: I have done the same, just by being without a ship in space. It is easy!
(21:44:25) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: tries to ignore that and signals for another drink ::
(21:44:56) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she orders a rum, tapping on the bar as she waits ::
(21:45:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: ENG2: I kinda figured. I knew some pilot trainees back in school that were perfectly fine through the highest gee turns you could pull...
(21:45:08) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Laughs.:: CO: It certainly easier on the body.
(21:45:37) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: makes a fighter in a turn with his hand :: ENG2: But as soon as they were on EVA, they lost it. There's no shame in it.
(21:48:10) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Orders his usual Breen concoction.::
(21:48:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: laughs at Ilaihr's remark, then sips at her drink as more people file in ::
(21:49:48) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: But... it is still very much like being in water. Did I ever tell you of my first offical negotiations with the Xindi?
(21:50:16) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: walks into the holodeck, is disoriented for just a moment, and then regains his footing and continues on into the holodeck. ::
(21:50:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Have to go through the Aquatics... ::Trails off onto a story.::
(21:50:52) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Aquatics, I imagine from the lede— :: is cut off and listens to the story ::
(21:51:34) CO_CaptHarper: CTO: Major Wolfe! Welcome!
(21:51:55) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: They are difficult sometimes. Damn stubborn. Take hour maybe days, to deliberate on the simplest matter. The exact opposite of the Insectoids.
(21:52:04) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: smiles as Wolfe enters, but never really stopped smiling anyway ::
(21:52:29) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Follows soon after Wolfe, raising both hands to the invisible ceiling in mock surrender. :: Okay, okay! So I'm late. But here I am, taking a break, and there were no interventions or security teams necessary!
(21:52:31) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: picks up the straight rum, and downs it ::
(21:53:16) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: Waited 16 hours for the word "Acceptable once." But the Insectoids... they'll answer before you've even finished talking yourself.
(21:53:21) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Oh, I imagine. Did you know we once had an Insectoid priest aboard? Called him the Holy Bug. :: snickers ::
(21:53:35) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I did not.
(21:53:37) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns as Quinn enters :: CEO: Rodney! You tore yourself away from engineering for us!
(21:53:58) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: nods to Harper and approaches kind of near to where everyone else is, looking around and secretly enjoying the view of Sagitarius A* ::
(21:54:03) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CO: I would have certainly liked to have met him.
(21:54:17) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: He had a strange fascination with building houses of cards...
(21:54:52) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Grins at Harper, then zeroes in on mention of "Holy Bug" :: I understand that reference! Xindi convoy!
(21:55:21) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: Yes! It feels like an eternity ago.
(21:55:59) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::turns to the bartender and orders a drink.. something with icecream in it for a change of pace::
(21:56:03) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: looks around at everyone who has gathered, especially those of higher rank she normally works with, and is happy ::
(21:56:07) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Laughs roarously.:: CO: The difference in time perception. When they collapse, the Insectoids would see it last longer...
(21:56:11) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: One of my first real crash courses in the idea of "feeling out" weird tech as we went.
(21:56:35) CO_CaptHarper: ENG: Hey, that explains it...
(21:57:02) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CEO: I would imagine some of the biological components to be... off putting for a newly minted Starfleet engineer.
(21:58:58) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Shrugs :: CO: Less than you might think.Off the beaten path, absolutely. But I WAS trained up in the era of the bio neural gel pack. A lot of the general principles were already up here. The application was just a lot broader than usual.
(22:00:05) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: But sure, that was part of it. The drive systems, as well. And of course, working with the Aquatics. First time I ever needed a scuba set to conduct maintenence.
(22:00:25) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: orders a Mai Tai from the bartender while listening to he conversation nearby ::
(22:01:04) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks around to find that enough have arrived to get the night's business under way, and speaks up from her perch on the bar:: All: Everyone! Can I have your attention, please?
(22:01:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: CEO: Oh, you get used to it, and then annoyed with it very quickly. ::Chuckles.::
(22:01:51) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: looks up at Kate ::
(22:01:57) ENG2_Ens_Rayzn: :: looks up to the captain ::
(22:02:21) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: stands as the Captain speaks, expecting a toast of some sort ::
(22:03:16) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Sips his Lifebringer, and listens to the captain.::
(22:03:37) CO_CaptHarper: All: Twenty-one years ago today, this ship left spacedock on a mission of exploration, and I like to think that this—all of this— :: gesturing to the scene around them :: is about as true to that mission as it is possible to be.
(22:03:58) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: sits up straight on her stool, giving Harper her attention ::
(22:04:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks up at the Captain, sipping her drink::
(22:05:44) CO_CaptHarper: All: We have come so far together. Some of us have spent most of our careers here, and some are just beginning, :: seeks out eye contact with the Ensigns in the room :: but I am proud of every single one of you. This crew is truly a family.
(22:07:12) CO_CaptHarper: So, as we celebrate our historic accomplishment that we can see all around us, get to know the fellow members of your crew just a little better. Take the time to really enjoy yourself and be here.
(22:07:14) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: flashes smiles at her few friends among the crew, especially Kuari and Ilaihr and a shy one at Dr. Tailor ::
(22:08:40) CO_CaptHarper: All: Before that begins in earnest, please allow me a moment to conduct a bit of official business...
(22:08:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles back to Wright and also around the room at the rest of the crew ::
(22:09:06) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: Rodney Quinn, front and center!
(22:09:23) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: shows teeth in a grin and looks to Quinn ::
(22:09:50) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Returns a smile at Alexis.::
(22:09:50) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: lips round to an o of surprise and then curve into a smile ::
(22:09:54) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks to Quinn::
(22:10:07) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: slowly turns towards Quinn ::
(22:10:13) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Freezes in the middle of trying to quietly sidle his way to the bar. :: Uh...yessir.
(22:10:57) CEO_LtQuinn: :: In the absence of much else to orient himself by, just makes a conservatively paced beeline for Harper. ::
(22:11:26) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: Your entire department has made herculean efforts to get us this far in one piece, and you have served aboard Atlantis about as long as I have, I think.
(22:12:06) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: that you mention it, I think that's about right, ma'am!
(22:12:50) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: And I couldn't be prouder of my people!
(22:12:57) CO_CaptHarper: :: chuckles :: CEO: I already had rank on you when I got here, but I do think it is time to close that gap a little.
(22:13:20) CEO_LtQuinn: CO: ...ooooooh.
(22:13:37) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: Forgive me for not having a pip, but I have no pockets and you have no collar. Rodney Quinn, I hereby promote you to the rank of Lt. Commander aboard Atlantis and in Starfleet with all rights and privileges thereof. Congratulations!
(22:13:56) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: applauds! ::
(22:14:13) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: claps :: CEO: Congrats
(22:14:22) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: applauds ::
(22:14:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: hoots and hollers to the "stars"::
(22:14:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::applauds:: CEO: Congrats!!
(22:14:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CEO: Welcome to the secret society of Lieutenant Commanders! Your invite is forthcoming! :: laughing ::
(22:15:52) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Just a bit stunned, he tries out the sound of "Commander Quinn" in his head. :: That'll take a little getting used to, Captain. But I look forward to it! And thank you so much for the ongoing trust you've placed in me. That you all have! I'll keep doing my best to earn it.
(22:16:17) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Through the applause and congratulations, gives Quinn a simple nod.::
(22:16:22) CO_CaptHarper: CEO: We collectively thank you and your entire department for keeping our home in such good shape, Commander.
(22:16:58) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: nods in agreement ::
(22:17:03) CSO_LCdr_Wright: CEO: Hear, hear!
(22:17:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: cheers ::
(22:17:49) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: covers her mouth with a giggle, having not meant to be quite that loud ::
(22:19:00) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: sips her drink ::
(22:19:00) CEO_LtQuinn: ::Chuckles:: Well, then! Uh...drinks are on me?
(22:19:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: still perched on the bar so she can speak above the crowd, she pauses until the din settles down a bit :: All: Now...
(22:21:09) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: turns back to look at Kate again ::
(22:21:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::takes another sip of her chocolate milkshake and looks back to the captain::
(22:21:46) CO_CaptHarper: All: This party marks a year since I took command of Atlantis, at least in a stable capacity, and it feels like it has been a successful year. There have been tough times, and grand times, but we are here, in the center of the galaxy, making history.
(22:22:48) CO_CaptHarper: All: Command has been a learning experience for me, to say the least, and I am so fortunate to have had help. Incredibly strong and competent help, indispensible to getting us to this point.
(22:23:04) CO_CaptHarper: Lt. Commanders Kuari and Wright, front and center!
(22:23:35) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: surprised, glances over at Kuari before slowly sliding off her stool ::
(22:24:37) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: is surprised and the smile disappears. She leaps off the stool and hurries to sit directly in front of Harper, her nose pointed up at her commanding officer ::
(22:25:07) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: smooths her dress and hurries up next to Kuari, her face serious as well ::
(22:26:24) CO_CaptHarper: Both of you have stepped out of your comfort zones to take command roles that you may not normally have aspired to. Your contributions to the success of this ship and crew are indispensible.
(22:27:36) CO_CaptHarper: As they say on Earth, you two have been my right and left hands, and I do not feel that we could have gotten this far without you.
(22:28:24) XO_LCdr_Kuari: :: stares up at Harper with big eyes ::
(22:28:43) CO_CaptHarper: My first and second officers, I am overjoyed to promote you both to the rank of full Commander with all rights and privileges thereof. Congratulatons!
(22:28:57) CSO_LCdr_Wright: :: forces her eyes forward, fearing she'll cry if she looks at Kate ::
(22:29:19) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: sets drink down and claps :: Woo!
(22:29:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::smiles and applauds the pair of them:: CSO/XO: Congrats you two!
(22:29:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins widely and looks to Wright next to her ::
(22:29:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: applauds ::
(22:29:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks over at Kuari, dewy-eyed :: XO: Congratulations, Commander!
(22:29:57) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Claps loudly, smiling proudly at the two.::
(22:30:14) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CSO: Congratulations, Commander!
(22:30:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: beaming at them as she enters into enthusiastic applause ::
(22:30:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: impulsively hugs her ::
(22:30:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: then pulls them both into a group hug ::
(22:30:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: immediately apologizes before being pulled into group hug ::
(22:31:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: contemplates that his former subordinate now fully outranks him, in a crossline sort of way, as he continues to applaud ::
(22:31:20) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is folded into the hug ::
(22:32:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO/CSO: :: quietly :: This is so awkward. I feel like I should at least be in a uniform, or at least at attention. Or should I be celebratory?
(22:32:25) CO_CaptHarper: XO/CSO: Celebrate! It is a party!
(22:32:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: All, not very loudly: Thank you for the privilege of continuing to serve all of you, my Science team, and my Atlantis family!
(22:33:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: squeezes Kate and Kuari, feeling a bit awkward ::
(22:33:36) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: once released from the hug, looks to the assembled crowd and meets the eyes of her friends. She then bellows loudly in celebration, possibly harming Wright's eardrums ::
(22:33:43) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Raises his fruity mixed drink. :: Any time, Commander!
(22:34:08) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: subtly shakes her head to quell the ringing in her ears ::
(22:34:58) CO_CaptHarper: :: lets them out of the hug, feeling quite warm from the privilege of having such a command team ::
(22:35:59) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks then finally back to Harper, sharing a smile ::
(22:36:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: finally hops back up on to the bar to address everyone again ::
(22:36:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: throws a hand up in the air :: All: Now, strike up the music and dance the night away! Happy Birthday Atlantis, and thank you to my Atlantis family!
(22:37:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: grabs Kate's other hand and tugs until they arrive at the dance floor ::
(22:37:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: is pulled from her lofty perch to the dance floor ::
(22:37:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: begins to sway aggressively on the spot from side to side with the upbeat tempo of the opening song, like a fish ::
(22:39:15) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: finishes her drink, and laughs at the sight of Kuari dancing ::
(22:39:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: pulls Kate into a genre-appropriate dance and starts burning up the floor ::
(22:40:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: certainly not to avoid talking until she can stop feeling awkward, certainly not ::
(22:41:03) CO_CaptHarper: :: the dance classes she had to take as a kid start to come back to her, and she finds the steps ::
(22:42:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Begins floating upward, idly humming to himself, as he examines the stars.::
(22:43:28) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: hops up onto the bar and begins dancing as she walks its length, deftly dodging people's drinks ::
(22:43:54) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: laughs as the XO jumps up on to the bar and dances on it ::
(22:44:05) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: hops off her bar stool, and walks towards Wolfe :: CTO: Hey Wolfe, mind a friendly B'aht Qul challange?
(22:46:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: sizes Jude up, as though he needed to. :: SCI2: Really?
(22:46:55) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Beneath the dancers' feet (at least those on the floor) the invisible floor emits a pulse of light with each footfall.
(22:47:10) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::glances over, curious about just what is a b'aht qul challenge::
(22:48:05) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she grins, the rum having given her a boost of confidence :: CTO: Of course.
(22:48:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: notices the pulses under other dancer's feet first, then looks down at her own :: Kate: Ooh. That's a cool effect.
(22:48:38) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles down at the revellers, as he floats by.::
(22:48:49) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: slows her movements as she notices the new effect and starts to watch others dance, still perched at a corner of the bar ::
(22:48:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: does a quick-step to set off several flashes in rapid succession :: Lexy: Thanks! Pew pew pew.
(22:49:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shrugs and headbutts Jude. ::
(22:49:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: laughs :: Kate: "pew pew pew?" Really?
(22:49:58) CEO_LtQuinn: Rak'nar> ::Looks up from his blood wine at the unfamiliar sound of Klingons from these people. Upon realizing what's going on, he snorts derisively in Wolfe and Jude's direction, and goes back to his wine. ::
(22:50:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: feigns a hurt look :: Lexy: Is there a more appropriate sound effect for it?
(22:51:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shrugs :: Kate: Whatever makes you happy, Captain darling.
(22:52:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: smiles at her ::
(22:52:04) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: You do! And so does this. :: does another quick step :: pewpewpewpew!
(22:52:08) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: is headbutted unexpectedly and falls on the floor, and just blinks, unfazed, and stands up :: CTO: Not what I meant, but good warm-up.
(22:52:44) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::wonders briefly if she needs to run and get a medkit..::
(22:53:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: laughs so hard she snorts softly ::
(22:54:24) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands there. ::
(22:55:22) CEO_LtQuinn: Rak'nar> ::Muttered:: Humans. Worst at everything.
(22:55:39) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Wolfe assault Jude and stops dancing entirely, confusion as to why her Security background should kick in with the Chief of Security assaulting someone, and just stares ::
(22:55:45) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Creates the illusion of ethereal phoenixes flying out from and between the stars, dancing around, before bursting into magnificent fireworks.::
(22:55:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: watches the big Marine headbutt a Betazoid woman, who doesn't seem to mind, and chuckles :: How about that.
(22:56:07) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CTO: It's arm wrestling. Not headbutting. :: sits on a chair and places elbow on table, looking up at Wolfe, a large red splotch forming on her forehead ::
(22:56:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smipes to himself, hoping everyone enjoys the light show.::
(22:56:59) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks up at the phoenixes :: Whoa!
(22:57:17) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks up in awe at the phoenixes, very much enjoying the light show::
(22:57:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: shrugs :: SCI2: Ah. I see. :: sits at the same table across from Jude and assumes a similar position ::
(22:57:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks up at what Kate's looking at :: Kate: Ooh! Your handiwork?
(22:57:54) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: No, those are not mine! But I am impressed!
(22:58:16) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks around, spotting Ilaihr ::
(22:58:24) CEO_LtQuinn: :: Looks up at the holographic show, and smiles appreciatively. :: Not bad, old man. Not bad.
(22:58:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: notes Jude's response and chalks it up to the context of some sort of contest, then is promptly distracted by the firework effects ::
(22:59:28) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Waves his hands around, like conducting an orchestra, like he usually does.::
(23:00:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finishes his drink, and sees that the headbutting has resolved itself and that the queasy ensign has vanished, he looks for someone to talk to, finding Tailor :: CMO: Ah, doctora, you are looking lovely tonight. Care to dance?
(23:00:06) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: holds out her fist, waiting for Wolfe to place his fist against the back of hers ::
(23:00:30) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Is it Ilaihr's work, do you think?
(23:00:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: does so. ::
(23:01:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: turns and smiles at Kate :: Kate: I can't imagine who else. That man does have a flair for the dramatic.
(23:03:06) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nods at Navarro with a smile:: NAV: Thank you, I would..
(23:03:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: pulls her close under the light show ::
(23:04:00) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: SCI2: You ready?
(23:04:10) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Fantastico! :: takes her hand and leads her to the dance floor, with a flourish ::
(23:04:18) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: nods and counts down from three, in Klingon :: Wej! Cha'! Wa'!
(23:05:06) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::One of the mythical birds lands on his hand, chirping at him.:: Off you go, little one. ::Smiles, before blowing on the creature, scattering it as a cloud, into the eternal.::
(23:05:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: simply holds position, feeling just how much strength Jude is putting into the fight. ::
(23:06:05) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: pushes against him, attempting to match his pressure to try and tire him down ::
(23:06:08) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::finds the music's rhythm, causing light to flicker under her footsteps::
(23:06:38) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: smirks as the lights appear under their feet :: CMO: Where did you learn to dance, doctor?
(23:06:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: keeps eye contact with Jude, his arms not even wavering slightly ::
(23:08:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she steadily increases her force against him ::
(23:09:04) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: :: whispers :: Dancing among the stars...
(23:09:04) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: I've never taken any formal lessons, if that's what you mean.. just learned on my own I suppose.
(23:09:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Wolfe and Jude in curiosity, turning her head to the side with one eye still watching and orders her favorite chocolate drink ::
(23:10:15) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: offers his charming smile :: CMO: You could have fooled me.
(23:10:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: :: whispers :: I'd dance anywhere, as long as it was with you. :: internally cringes at how corny that sounds, but means it ::
(23:11:06) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::chuckles, making more lights flicker under her feet::
(23:11:17) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Oh! I have this idea for a holodeck program on the surface of a star.
(23:11:32) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::The bird reforms, flying gracefully amongst the revellers. It sung a melodic chorus as it flew toward the ceiling, exploding in music and splendourus colour.::
(23:12:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Even through the fire and flames.
(23:13:42) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Floats back down to ground level, to refill his drink.::
(23:13:45) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::twirls aside as the bird flies through the crowd, looking towards it in wonder as it flies up and explodes::
(23:14:16) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: twirls her around the bird ::
(23:15:05) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: We carry on.
(23:15:37) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::twirls the other direction so as not to get dizzy::
(23:16:16) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sits down on the corner of the bar, not usually allowing herself such an ostentaneous position, and keeps her eyes trained back and forth from the contest to the colorful display. She sweeps her new drink off of the bar and sips it secondhandedly ::
(23:16:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: giggles and does a little spin ::
(23:17:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: slowly, smoothly, pushes Jude's arms to the table ::
(23:17:42) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins :: Lexy: Ooo!
(23:18:15) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: XO: Congratulations, my dear. ::Sips his drink, as he floats on by.::
(23:18:40) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins, her head trained on Ilaihr :: ENG: Thanks!
(23:18:44) CO_CaptHarper: :: is unused to leading in a dance, but sets Lexy up for another spin ::
(23:19:17) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: dips Tailor as a bird swoops low over her head ::
(23:19:25) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she counteracts him with all the strength she has, and makes slight guttural sounds ::
(23:19:39) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Smiles::
(23:19:59) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: holds her arms to the table longer than he really needs to. ::
(23:20:00) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: spins again, then twirls Kate away from her and back before clasping her in a little dip
(23:20:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: setting the little remains of her drink down, she launches herself off the bar with a powerful downbeat of her wings, hoping the program was coded in her favor and she won't collide with any invisible walls, and soars amongst the phoenixes, the stars as her backdrop ::
(23:20:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: and finally releases ::
(23:21:21) CO_CaptHarper: :: spins away, her starfield dress flaring, before being dipped and beaming back up at Lexy ::
(23:22:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: a small one, so as not to lose her balance in the shifting weight of the taller woman, Kate's expression looking up at her somehow making Lexy start to feel suddenly warm.. ::
(23:22:06) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::feels like she's doing a 'matrix' style move, narrowly avoiding the bird before it flies up and explodes::
(23:22:24) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Watches as Kuari takes flight. Puts his drink down, and decides to give chase.:j
(23:23:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins as she watches Kuari flying up and Ilaihr flying after..::
(23:24:16) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: takes her arm, and shakes it off a little :: CTO: Well damn. Seems like I need to work on my arms.
(23:24:30) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: SCI2: I would tend to agree.
(23:24:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: grins up at Kuari as the XO flies above :: CMO: Would you look at that.
(23:24:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: as she's pulled back up against Lexy, she whispers :: Lexy: Your dancing is wonderful.
(23:25:15) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: They look like they're part of the show.. ::smiles::
(23:26:07) SCI2_Ens_Jude: CTO: Maybe... you could give me a few pointers? :: grins ::
(23:26:43) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: That they do. :: chuckles ::
(23:26:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shy scientist mode :: Kate: I... may have been practicing.. some... uh.... moves.
(23:26:54) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Looks like a monk on a flying carpet chasing a dragon.::
(23:27:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks blankly at Jude :: SCI2: Lift more weights?
(23:29:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: pulls back enough to make direct eye contact :: Lexy: Then I look forward to seeing what you have learned.
(23:29:09) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: continues grinning, but her tone is dripping sarcasm :: CTO: Gee, thanks. I will take that into consideration.
(23:29:43) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: nods :: SCI2: Good.
(23:29:52) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Shouts, exhilaratedly.:: XO: This reminds me of an old Tibetan story...
(23:32:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks up and is completely unsurprised to see Kuari flying around. He is surprised, however, at what he sees following her. ::
(23:32:15) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: flies around, noticing Ilaihr and makes sure not to fly into him ::
(23:32:30) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: she decides to promptly change tactic :: CTO: What I meant was, that if we happen to be off shift at the same time, we could throw in a workout in the holodeck or something.
(23:32:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: leans in to purr :: Kate: You'll have to wait until we get home, then, won't you? :: spins her away into an up-tempo dance ::
(23:33:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: bites her bottom lip, tingling as the dance picks up ::
(23:33:40) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: blank gaze back at Jude since he doesn't understand a good thing when it hits him in the face. :: SCI2: That would be good for you.
(23:33:58) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Isn't quite as adept as the Rucaran at flying, but is enjoying himself.::
(23:34:05) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::hears the music shifting tempo and changes the rhythm of her feet accordingly::
(23:34:59) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: also picks up accordingly, the music reminding him a bit of his native Spain, and does his best to put the doctor on display, setting her up for twirls ::
(23:36:02) CO_CaptHarper: :: catches Kuari flying above, and is suddenly reminded of her coup-de-grace, having been distracted by her fiancée ::
(23:36:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is super good at distracting Kate ::
(23:36:56) CO_CaptHarper: :: speaks up a bit, so people aren't surprised by what's about to happen ::
(23:37:23) CO_CaptHarper: Computer, engage Party Mode: Omega!
(23:38:49) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The gravity fades away, as does the furniture, leaving only us and our drinks, which miraculously stay in the glass. We, however, are free to fly through the fantastic scene as we please, untethered by the need to push off anything or provide thrust, seemingly at will.
(23:39:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: suddenly begins to thrust upwards as she overcompensates, not expecting the sudden weightlessness, and stops flapping, finding herself strangely floating ::
(23:39:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands. Well, that's probably not the right word for it. He extends his legs in place as the chair and table disappear :: CSI2: I guess we're done?
(23:40:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: cutely holding down her skirt and petticoats as they start to float up around her, laughing ::
(23:41:01) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::began her twirl on the 'ground' and then looks down in surprise as she finds herself floating halfway towards the ceiling midway through the spiral..::
(23:41:10) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Chuckles as he flies past Kuari, tumbling along joyously.::
(23:41:28) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: suddenly flaps around :: Self: Fucking hell! CTO: I do not know about you, but I am leaving- where there is normal gravity. :: pushes her way out of the room before she has the opportunity to throws up ::
(23:41:29) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::grins, laughing as everything begins to resemble the mad hatter's tea party..::
(23:41:46) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: cackles as he rises with Tailor's twirl, realizing what's happened ::
(23:42:04) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Fly with me. Kuari can not have all the fun, can she?
(23:42:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Lead the way! :: grins ::
(23:43:33) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes her hands and effortlessly soars into the "sky" among the phoenixes and dragons and aenar ::
(23:43:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: muses :: Self: Some people just can't handle it :: watches Linxi leave, still floating relatively in the spot where the table and seats had been ::
(23:44:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: finds she can fly without her wings now and tucks them in as if diving, looping around and flapping occasionally as if she's swimming ::
(23:49:40) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Laughs, as his mind drifts to his youth, as his body gently drifts across the room.::
(23:49:41) SCI2_Ens_Jude: :: as she steps out of the holodeck, she promptly plops onto the floor, and stands up, before returning to her room for strong coffee- in hops of staving off a hangover ::
(23:50:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: flies by Kuari, grinning ::
(23:50:35) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches the others zooming around at will. ::
(23:50:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins back, happy to have everyone in the "air" with her ::
(23:50:54) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::begins to remember her antigrav training and adds gliding flourishes to her dance, looping around Kuari at one point and ending with a move that looks as if she's floating on water::
(23:51:56) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Floats by Wright.:: CSO: Hello, my dear. ::Seems to orbit around her for a moment.:: Congratulations. ::Smiles.::
(23:51:57) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: has had no training in zero-G dancing, but improvises, finding himself trying to keep up with Tailor :: CMO: Now, are you also going to tell me that you have never done this?
(23:53:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: ENG: Thank you, my friend! :: grins at him :: Nice display!
(23:53:27) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: gets looped by Tailor, happily compensating her flight pattern for her companions ::
(23:53:55) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::just grins at Navarro:: NAV: Haven't you ever tried Zero-g sports?
(23:54:56) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: laughs :: CMO: I have not! Rather surprising for a fighter jock, no? Just the old-fashioned sort in good old one gee.
(23:55:11) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Grins.:: CSO: Thank you, my dear.
(23:55:32) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: I only did it in first year, but it's kinda like riding a bicycle..
(23:56:28) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CMO: Well, I am impressed, regardless.
(23:57:24) CO_CaptHarper: :: pulls up into a hover with Lexy, off to one side, "above" the black hole ::
(23:58:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: quietly whispers, looking into her eyes :: Lexy: Congratulations... and thank you for all that you do.
(23:59:28) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: NAV: Thank you ::smiles, hoping the flush of lavender across her cheeks isn't noticable in the lighting::
(23:59:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: blushes :: Kate: I.. I'm happy to. :: smiles shyly ::
(00:00:01) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: :: whispers :: Now.. let's get out of here, hmm?
(00:00:38) CO_CaptHarper: :: plants a lingering kiss on her lips before answering :: Lexy: Yes, I think so.
(00:00:53) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: notices, but doesn't indicate that he does ::
(00:00:59) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY
(00:01:00) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY
(00:01:00) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY