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(21:15:57) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:58) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:59) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:16:16) CO_CaptHarper: :: in the ready room, assuring the Admiral that they'll be departing shortly ::
(21:18:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: closes the comm and smirks, feeling oddly gratified that Blackthorne was so worried, even though he would never have admitted it ::
(21:18:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: at Sci/Ops, putting in a formal request to be updated on all of the technology and materials science that could be included with the probe and its findings ::
(21:19:16) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: at the secondary tactical station, looking over the systems and formulating a list of potential improvements ::
(21:20:11) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: in sick bay, she taps on Tailor's office door to get her attention, one arm behind her back ::
(21:20:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: having just spent a good deal of time doing Rucara things on Gencodia, namely flying around and pretending to be wildlife, steps aboard the Bridge, exhausted yet refreshed ::
(21:22:01) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::in science lab, staring a pair of mottled green and brown eggs slowly turning in an incubation chamber. Two tiny heartbeats thrum on a display, along with other vital signs, indicating that the two embryonic alien pterosaurs are alive and well.. ::
(21:22:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and Picard-maneuvers as she moves around the desk and out the door onto the bridge ::
(21:22:27) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: at science console, reading through results from the probe ::
(21:23:04) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: walks in from turbolift, whistling, as he sits at the secondary engineering console ::
(21:23:27) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is on the Bridge, at TAC1. He looks over at Jude, who has no idea what he was doing on the planet... and he ruefully wonders to himself if he'll ever tell her. He almost laughs. Done with that thought, Wolfe turns back to the process of getting his station and gettng his departments prepped for departure. With an almost giggle in his voice... for Wolfe, anyway :: TAC: How are things looking on your end?
(21:23:44) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: peeks in, realizing she's not there. She shrugs, making her way down the hallway. She asks the computer where the CMO is, and makes her way to the lab, entering gingerly. She grins :: CMO: Knock knock..
(21:24:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins over at Science :: CSO: Lexy! I heard what happened!
(21:24:33) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: glances over :: CTO: Adequately. I am compiling a list of modifications to make to the tactical systems for your perusal.
(21:25:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::adjusts a three dimensional image above the display with her fingers, magnifying the creatures as they shift and twitch inside of their shells, then hears Acacia at the door. :: MED: Come..
(21:25:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sends off her request :: XO: Oh, Kuari, it was incredible! I almost wish I could stay for the research part.
(21:25:32) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks up and almost raises an eyebrow :: TAC: Modifications?
(21:25:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CSO: I look forward to fully reading the report! :: notes Harper entering the Bridge, and takes in all who are there ::
(21:26:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: steps briskly onto the bridge and greets those who look with a smile :: XO: Commander! I trust you enjoyed your leave?
(21:26:22) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues making selections on his console ::
(21:26:34) TAC_LCdr_TLira: CTO: Indeed. :: continues her work :: The sensors require adjustment to improve their accuracy, among a number of other improvements.
(21:27:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: I did. I trust you had a great time, too.
(21:27:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is less excited about the report, but still nods at Kuari before turning back to file her request ::
(21:27:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: finds her seat and flops onto it ::
(21:27:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC: I... see. :: thinks a moment before responding. :: Very well. I look forward to seeing it. :: looks back to his console and keeps working. ::
(21:28:09) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Indeed! I am excited to see the full results of the analysis of the probe's data, and adding that to our own observations of the black hole will thrill Command.
(21:28:13) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: tilts her head slightly and continues looking over the systems to find improvements to make and adjustments ::
(21:29:17) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::adds some data to the latest report which will eventually become part of an exobiology journal article on their discovery::
(21:29:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: begins tapping on her console, bringing up the latest relevant information: Ship Status, Crew Complement, Scan Results, etc :: CO: I never would have seen this coming all those years ago when we discovered this planet. What if we hadn't and not known where to take the probe?
(21:31:13) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: enters, holding out a PADD with a familiar form on it, Acacia’s doctorate, official and encoded :: CMO: Guess what I got in the transmission this morning!
(21:31:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes her seat, for once :: XO: That is almost unbearable to consider, thousands of years of knowledge left inaccessible.
(21:32:28) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks up from her console to wonder :: CO: All those planets out there, it could have come from anywhere in the galaxy, and it was from a planet we had discovered.
(21:33:22) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::peers at the PADD:: MED: That's wonderful! Congratulations!
(21:33:46) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Almost incomprehensibly lucky... almost. :: turns to Kuari and grins ::
(21:33:57) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins back ::
(21:34:19) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: grins, looking it over once more :: CMO: Thank you. It’s... a relief, really.
(21:34:33) MED_Ens_Acacia: CMO: I was about to head to the bridge, care to join me?
(21:35:18) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: I can well imagine. And it's well deserved, too. ::smiles:: Sure, I'd love to. Just let me finish up here, it'll just be a minute.
(21:36:38) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Are we ready to depart?
(21:36:44) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: sighs happily, giving Tailor a thankful nod. She folds her hands behind her back, peering over at the experiment curiously ::
(21:37:03) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::finishes transferring the data to her PADD and shuts down the display:: MED: When you get a minute, you should spend some time with these little guys, they're fascinating.. Anyway, shall we?
(21:37:32) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: checking status on all the propulsion systems ::
(21:37:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: Yes, just about. :: returns her attention to her console ::
(21:38:08) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: eyes the creatures :: CMO: I might just. What are they? :: she begins walking to the turbolift ::
(21:38:45) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Hail the research facility.
(21:39:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hails the facility as requested ::
(21:40:05) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands and faces the viewer ::
(21:40:57) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Long story short, we were on a planet that was about to be hit by an asteroid so we started grabbing as many scientific samples as we could. These were in a nest nearby so we took them with us.. The planet closely resembled earth in the dinosaur age.. ::walks into the turbolift with Acacia:: TL: Bridge.
(21:41:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Their closest counterpart is a pterosaur.
(21:41:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: pops up on the viewer, looking busy, but wearing a big smile :: *CO* Atlantis! Good to hear from you.
(21:42:04) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: enters the turbolift, turning to face the door :: CMO: Huh. Then I’ll definitely be taking a closer look. :she grins ::
(21:42:11) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles graciously :: *Johnson* Dr. Johnson. We were about to depart for Earth, but wanted to say goodbye, and to thank you for shedding some light on our mystery probe.
(21:44:11) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> *CO* You're more than welcome! We're considering creationg a whole new subdepartment to study this thing, and we couldn't be happier! Now, if only I could snag myself my own slipstream ship...I'd visit the center of the galaxy myself! I envy you.
(21:44:30) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: You should. ::smiles::
(21:44:46) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::the lift dings and they arrive at the Bridge, door opening::
(21:45:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: rotates an ear towards the turbolift, but continues to watch the main viewer ::
(21:45:54) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: steps out, looking around. Seeing the viewscreen active she quickly assumes a position at a medical terminal, routinely reviewing shipwide scans
(21:46:40) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* Well.. I will say that I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had such an opportunity. Perhaps as the technology spreads, you could find yourself attached to a science vessel making the journey.
(21:46:51) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::steps out and goes to her usual station, signing in and then looking at the viewer::
(21:47:36) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: grins and nods, hopeful for the future :: *CO* Safe journeys, Atlantis. Considering where you came form, welcome back home.
(21:48:33) CO_CaptHarper: *Johnson* Thank you, doctor. We await your results with anticipation. Atlantis out.
(21:49:05) XO_Cdr_Kuari: Johnson> :: blinks out, still smiling ::
(21:49:51) CO_CaptHarper: :: claps her hands on her thighs and turns :: All: Well now, how about we go home?
(21:50:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: closes the channel, envying the research team in a guilty part of her mind ::
(21:50:39) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: laughs lightly, her mood high :: CO: Works for me!
(21:50:51) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CO: ::smiles:: Looking forward to it!
(21:51:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: makes a noise of agreement, but not too loudly ::
(21:51:26) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: looks up from his final calibrations :: CO: Course laid in and ready, and slipstream solution plotted, ma'am.
(21:51:37) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: double checks warp engines and other systems ::
(21:52:46) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: begins preparing the shields, sending calculations over to T'Lira for any further refining she might be able to do ::
(21:53:08) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Warp one, Mr. Navarro.
(21:53:27) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Commander, make the ship ready for slipstream flight.
(21:53:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Warp one, aye. :: engages the warp drive and Atlantis streaks away from Gencodia :
(21:54:04) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Shipwide* All hands, prepare for slipstream flight.
(21:54:08) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: looks over the calculations that have been sent over and runs them through a few refinements she wants to test, finding the test refinements to be successful and sends them back, highlighting the modifications ::
(21:54:14) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: peers over to Wolfe :: CTO: Major Wolfe, configure slipstream geometry and raise shields.
(21:54:54) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye, Commander. Configuring shields for slipstream flight, going to Yellow Alert. :: does it. ::
(21:55:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: enters T'Lira's modifications ::
(21:57:13) CO_CaptHarper: :: sits back down in anticipation of slipstream ::
(21:59:30) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Activate slipstream drive, lieutenant.
(22:00:03) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Aye. :: engages the slipstream :: One minute.
(22:01:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Shipwide* :: continues normal countdown procedures ::
(22:01:51) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream in five.... :: counts down ::
(22:02:09) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: grips her console, leaning on it ::
(22:02:14) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: needlessly grips her seat a little tighter ::
(22:02:17) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the slipstream vortex that is created ahead of us.
(22:02:43) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: exhales, her shoulders relaxing a bit ::
(22:03:13) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::looks to the screen, fascinated as always by the swirly colors as the ship moves reallly fast::
(22:03:16) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Stable slipstream flight achieved, all readings nominal.
(22:03:26) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Thank you, Mr. Navarro.
(22:03:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: leans back in her chair, looking forward to finally returning to Earth ::
(22:04:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: relaxes almost subconsiously, and begins her review of the prope report ::
(22:04:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: it is not her home, but she is certainly fond of the place, and there is a certain event scheduled there ::
(22:08:23) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Some time later...
(22:09:49) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Exiting slipstream in two minutes, Captain.
(22:10:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *Shipwide* :: requisite announcements ::
(22:11:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: having read the probe report in full and pondering its implications for a while, is brought out of her thoughts by the update ::
(22:11:20) CO_CaptHarper: :: taking her seat with a cup of coffee in hand :: NAV: Thank you. All: Stand by for transition to normal space.
(22:12:08) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: once again braces herself, however needlessly, still unused to the sensations of slipstream travel ::
(22:12:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Normal space in five, four, three...
(22:13:02) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis exits slipstream in the Sol system, somewhere between Mars and Earth.
(22:13:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Normal space achieved. Drift... just under one AU.
(22:13:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: heart swells, being so close to home again ::
(22:13:44) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Take us on in, warp one until impulse rules apply.
(22:13:58) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: relaxes a bit, punching a few buttons to get a sensor feed, and smiling at how small the distance to earth returns ::
(22:14:01) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Si, capitana, warp one. :: warps toward Earth ::
(22:14:21) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Commander, contact Starbase One and get us an approach clearance and docking instructions.
(22:15:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles, remembering her feelings of excitement when she was last here, an adventure awaiting...and now they're back ::
(22:15:17) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::shifts excitedly in her seat as they get closer to Earth::
(22:16:10) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Kuari with a smile :: XO: This is the end of our first cruise in command together. Well done, Commander, and thank you.
(22:16:15) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: gets to work, reaching out to Starbase One ::
(22:19:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles back, but doesn't show any teeth, and nods firmly ::
(22:19:23) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands down from Yellow Alert, lowers shields, and begins preparations for moorage ::
(22:20:02) CO_CaptHarper: :: marvels that it has been a year already ::
(22:21:20) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: glances around, before tapping out transmissions into the console to send to her family, letting them know of her arrival ::
(22:21:29) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: drops the ship to impulse as they approach Earth ::
(22:24:39) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Earth and Starbase One come into view ahead.
(22:25:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: can hardly believe they're almost there, and it's almost time ::
(22:25:21) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: grins, as she sees the starbase in view, mentally going over her plans ::
(22:26:12) CO_CaptHarper: :: leans forward in her chair at the sight ::
(22:26:47) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: turns, resting her hands on the console behind her and taking in the view ::
(22:27:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: angles the ship toward the Starbase on the approach vector they were given ::
(22:29:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: cannot refrain from smiling when she thinks about what awaits her there ::
(22:29:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: slows to thruster power as they approach the spacedoors ::
(22:31:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: gently glides the ship through the doors and approaches their berth ::
(22:32:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds herself wishing she was at the helm for this ::
(22:32:52) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: slides into their berth with the lightest of touches and engages moorings ::
(22:33:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: We are securely docked, Captain.
(22:33:17) CO_CaptHarper: ENG2: Transfer to Starbase power.
(22:34:03) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: taps console, transferring power ::
(22:34:06) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stands up from her seat ::
(22:34:42) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Begin data transfer of all of our new knowledge.
(22:35:19) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: already had it queued up, just presses the button ::
(22:35:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: also stands ::
(22:35:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: exhales sharply :: All: Welcome back, from the journey of a lifetime.
(22:36:25) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks expectantly at Harper, than looks around the Bridge at the others ::
(22:36:46) CO_CaptHarper: All: I could not have asked for a better crew or ship to captain on such a journey. Thank you all for a job well done.
(22:36:52) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: stands at parade rest, thinking of fresh beer. ::
(22:37:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: smiles, feeling strange to be back home after so long ::
(22:37:39) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::stands and stretches, and smiles, taking a moment to reflect on their travels::
(22:37:43) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: sighs in relief. as much as she loves space, she can't wait to kiss the ground ::
(22:37:49) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: stands up a bit straighter, folding her hands ::
(22:39:39) CO_CaptHarper: All: We have all been in space for a long time, and Atlantis also needs a little refurbishment after such a trip, so we will have a generous shore leave. Enjoy it, for you have earned it!
(22:41:29) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles at everyone, thinking about having just had a short leave on Gencodia. Earth isn't the untouched wilderness, but it will be good to see her parents ::
(22:41:53) CO_CaptHarper: All: For now, though, secure your stations and run through those procedures.
(22:42:51) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: takes a moment to prepare a shipwide message for the crew at her console ::
(22:43:00) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::nods, running through the appropriate protocols for sickbay::
(22:43:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: complies, feeling a mixture of excitement and panic and surreality
(22:43:45) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: saves her finalized modification notes and compresses them for sending as needed, before sendig a copy to her personal files ::
(22:43:54) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Starfleet science starts to get their first looks at ALL of the data, not just what we were able to transmit, and throws a party.
(22:43:54) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: nods to self, and does so ::
(22:44:15) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: turns back to her console, tapping away :: CMO: I’ll do the equipment log if you do the data transfers. :: she smiles, knowing it’s her job but being congenial anyway ::
(22:45:02) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: thinks of anyone he wants to see on Earth after several months. Nope. ::
(22:45:03) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: checks status of engineering, satisfied nothing is awry ::
(22:45:04) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: MED: Of course ::nods and begins the process of transferring the collected data from their mission::
(22:45:50) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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(22:45:53) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM