Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Sep 26 20:55:30 2018 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:19:04) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:04) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:05) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is on the Bridge, at Tactical, making preparations to weigh anchor. ::
(21:19:35) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: having finished briefing Captain Harper on Atlantis's mission, he is now meeting with her and Commander Wright in his office at SFHQ ::
(21:19:42) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: has made sure Taril is settled back in and is now headed for the bridge ::
(21:19:50) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: at the science console, awaiting orders ::
(21:20:00) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: on the Bridge at her station, monitoring crew boarding ::
(21:20:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiling at the Admiral, part of her mind already thinking ahead to the mission ::
(21:20:53) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: finishes up getting her cat settled in her room, before carrying a box of samples down to the research lab to settle in with her experiments, which she checks up on next ::
(21:21:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: surreptitiously looking around the Admiral's office ::
(21:21:58) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: stands near Blackthorne, PADD in hand, regarding Harper and Wright calmly ::
(21:22:02) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: at the helm, running diagnostics on control systems and propulsion ::
(21:22:15) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: whistles, as he walks onto the bridge and takes his station ::
(21:22:43) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: the turbolift drops her on the bridge and she assumes her post ::
(21:23:17) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: leaning against the bar, sipping on a scotch :: CO/CSO: I just wanted to see you two off before Atlantis departs again.
(21:23:53) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: makes her way to the bridge, bobbing her head politely at the people she passes. She takes a spot at a medical console and, with an almost imperceptible sigh, begins reviewing records to ensure everything is where it should be. ::
(21:24:11) CO_CaptHarper: HQ1: Thank you, so much, for officiating our wedding.
(21:24:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods in agreement :: HQ1: Yes, thank you, it was very kind of you. :: smiles ::
(21:25:20) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: grins widely, bringing out the lines around his eyes :: CO/CSO: It was my honor and pleasure.
(21:25:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: glances up, noticing who's at Science :: SCI: Ensign Jude, can you run a diagnostic on the sensor array system? I'm showing a version conflict. It probably just needs a reboot.
(21:26:28) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: turns his focus to Lexy :: CSO: Lexy, I've known Kate for the better part of fifteen years now. I've never seen her happier than when she's with you.
(21:26:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: blushes self-consciously ::
(21:27:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: her face erupts into a grin as she looks at her wife ::
(21:28:10) SCI_Ens_Jude: XO: Aye. :: runs a diagnostic, and decides to reboot, just to be o the safe side ::
(21:28:41) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO/CSO: You two are so good for each other. I know we gave you a wedding gift already for your quarters, and we hope that you like it, but we have one more thing for you.
(21:29:26) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks back to the Admiral :: HQ1: Oh, sir, you should not have gone to any more trouble!
(21:30:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: meekly :: HQ1: Please,... you've already been too kind!
(21:30:43) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO/CSO: Oh, no trouble at all, and it's already done. You remember the shuttlecraft, Seraphim?
(21:31:39) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods :: The Type 12 we flew to and from the STAR mission. :: looks to Lexy :: We spent a lot of time together aboard her.
(21:31:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks at Kate, trying to recall :: Kate: Was that... Ah... that one.
(21:32:48) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO/CSO: Well, after you left her aboard the Odyssey, there was an issue with her warp core. They were going to scrap her, but I pulled some strings and had the core replaced.
(21:33:34) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO/CSO: So, now, the Seraphim is on the landing pad outside. She's yours.
(21:33:50) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: jaw drops ::
(21:34:07) CO_CaptHarper: :: blinks several times ::
(21:34:44) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: notes their reactions and shares a look with Blackthorne ::
(21:34:46) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: grins at T'Kirr, then back to them ::
(21:35:00) CO_CaptHarper: HQ1: Sir, I do not know what to say. That is—
(21:35:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks at Kate and back at Blackthorne :: HQ1: We... You... a /shuttlecraft/?
(21:36:11) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Go on some personal adventures together when you're not adventuring on Atlantis. Have fun!
(21:36:42) CO_CaptHarper: HQ1: Thank you! :: forgets decorum and impusively hugs the Admiral ::
(21:37:07) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: perks an eyebrow ::
(21:37:25) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: chuckles and hugs Kate ::
(21:37:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: just stands there, clearly not knowing how to process this :: HQ1: Th-thank you...
(21:38:15) CO_CaptHarper: :: steps back, all smiles ::
(21:38:29) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: now glances towards the Bridge's Engineering station :: ENG2: How are the engines, Ensign Razyn?
(21:38:39) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO/CSO: She's no Boudica, but she'll get you where you're going. You two take care of each other out there.
(21:39:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: at this, she regains her composure :: HQ1: You can count on it, Admiral. :: glances warmly at Kate ::
(21:40:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to meet Lexy's look and speaks to the Admiral while looking at her :: HQ1: Always, Admiral.
(21:40:59) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: rests her head on her hand, trying not to appear bored as she flips through records on the console ::
(21:41:22) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: puts the drink on the bar and clasps his hands together :: CO/CSO: Wonderful. Now get out there and save the day, once more.
(21:42:05) CO_CaptHarper: HQ1: Yes, sir!
(21:42:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: HQ1: Yes, sir! :: smiles shyly at him and T'Kirr :: And thank you.
(21:43:20) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: CO/CSO: You're welcome. Now go, your shuttle and ship are waiting for you.
(21:43:27) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: bows her head towards Wright ::
(21:43:45) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods, and with a grin at Lexy as she turns, she heads for the door ::
(21:43:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: follows Kate out in a bit of a daze ::
(21:44:35) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: taps his console, checking the status of the engines :: XO: Th-th-th-they are g-good-good, Commander.
(21:45:14) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: pulls T'Kirr close with one arm once they've left :: HQ: Ahhhh, I'd say that surprised them.
(21:45:38) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods :: ENG2: Thank you.
(21:45:41) CO_CaptHarper: :: makes a brisk pace toward the landing pad, excited to see that shuttle again ::
(21:45:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: A /shuttlecraft?!/ :: pulling alongside her through the corridors despite her shorter legs ::
(21:46:21) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: It is incredible! And a Type 12, even!
(21:46:49) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: is pulled, settling easily into Blackthorne's side :: HQ1: Clearly so.
(21:47:29) CO_CaptHarper: :: arrives at the landing pad and easily finds the familiar shuttle ::
(21:48:28) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: thinks a moment :: HQ: Would you like to go up to the Starbase and watch the Atlantis depart?
(21:48:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: didn't actually believe it would be here until it was actually here :: Kate: I... just... this is /ours/?
(21:48:57) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: HQ1: I would.
(21:50:22) CO_CaptHarper: :: nods excitedly as she opens the hatch, which gives way to her identification :: Lexy: That is what he said, yes!
(21:51:33) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finally satisfied that navigation, flight control, and propulsion are all functioning perfectly, he forwards the status update to the XO ::
(21:51:51) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: HQ: Then to the transporter room we go. Maybe we can get some lunch up there while we wait.
(21:52:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: climbs into the shuttle cautiously as if she might blink and it'll disappear ::
(21:52:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Can we... can we decorate it, too?
(21:52:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: takes the pilot's seat and closes the hatch behind them ::
(21:53:08) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: I think so! I mean, I do not know if he meant that it is ours ours or just assigned to us, but why not?
(21:53:46) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles :: SCI: Everything looks good now, Jude, thanks.
(21:54:17) CO_CaptHarper: :: powers the Seraphim up and runs through pre-flight ::
(21:54:36) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: Linxi turns her chair towards Kuari, and nods slightly, before turning back to her console ::
(21:55:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: straps herself into the other chair :: Kate: I'm ready for the boring part of married life to kick in. This has all been almost too much excitement for me.
(21:56:00) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: reads another note :: CTO: Major, the targeting system got an update. Have you recalibrated?
(21:56:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye, Commander. I'd like to take them out for a quick test, maybe on our first Slipstream stop?
(21:57:18) CO_CaptHarper: :: laughs :: Lexy: I think I agree. Get us a takeoff clearance from HQ and a flight path to orbit, would you?
(21:57:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Aye, Captain. :: smirks and sets about pressing the right buttons to do the things ::
(21:58:43) CO_CaptHarper: :: checks over the shuttle's systems one more time and, once the clearance comes in, lifts off the landing pad ::
(21:58:53) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: cranes her neck and smiles at Wolfe :: CTO: I would like to, also. We'll see what Harper says.
(21:59:15) CO_CaptHarper: :: sets the course through San Francisco's airspace prescribed by control, and hits the throttle ::
(22:01:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::in the science lab, busy feeding a wide-mouthed tiny alien pterosaur a mixture of protein supplement from a dropper. The other egg has a wee crack in one side and an occasional tiny squawk can be heard from within, as the second one slowly chips its way out::
(22:01:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: as they climb away from the city, she flattens the arc and accelerates over North America toward orbital speed ::
(22:02:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks out the window as they jet away from the surface :: Kate: This shuttle reminds me of some bad things. But... it reminds me more of good things.
(22:03:37) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: It took us to that dreadful mission... but she also brought us home again. :: looks around the cabin :: Those were both long trips, and we certainly passed the time in here well. :: gives her a wry smile ::
(22:05:22) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: arrives in the transporter room with T'Kirr :: Chief: Starbase, please.
(22:05:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: flushes slightly at the memory, but grins wickedly :: Kate: That we did. Too bad this one will be too short. :: pointedly doesn't make eye contact ::
(22:05:31) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: Chief: HQ1: Yes, Admiral.
(22:06:00) CO_CaptHarper: :: smirks as the sky turns black ::
(22:06:53) CO_CaptHarper: :: reaches orbital velocity and keeps going, to match the high orbit of the Starbase ::
(22:07:07) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: steps up on the transporter pad with T'Kirr :: Chief: Energize.
(22:07:45) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: XO: The status reports on navigation, flight control, and propulsion systems are on your console, Commander.
(22:08:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: I also find I start to get restless on the surface too long. Is that weird?
(22:08:50) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks for it :: NAV: Got it, thanks.
(22:09:01) CO_CaptHarper: :: sees the gargantuan form of the Starbase rise over the horizon :: Lexy: Not at all. We are, after all, explorers. Time to get back out there.
(22:10:27) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::takes a break from feeding the newly hatched chick and jots some notes onto a PADD, then resumes feeding.. the little bugger seems to need to eat every few minutes. ::::
(22:10:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: her heart beats faster in anticipation, craning her neck as if she could see Atlantis from here ::
(22:11:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: transmits ident and destination to SB1, gets a clearance through the spacedoors to Atlantis ::
(22:13:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: arcs the shuttlecraft around to line up with where the spacedoors on the rotating Starbase will be when they want to fly through :: Lexy: She flies like a dream... for a shuttle. :: finds herself missing her Mustang ;:
(22:14:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hears that wistful note in Kate's voice :: Kate: Now, now. Don't hold it against her.
(22:15:19) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: I am not, do not worry. :: slows down and cuts to thrusters as they pass through the spacedoors ::
(22:15:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: pats the console protectively while giving Kate a dubious look ::
(22:16:50) CO_CaptHarper: :: snickers as she lines up with Atlantis's stern, heading for the shuttlebay ::
(22:18:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Seraphim: Don't worry, baby. *I* love you, at the very least.
(22:18:29) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Commander. We have company.
(22:19:09) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: puts the approaching shuttle pod on the main viewer. ::
(22:19:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: sticks her tongue out at Lexy, then keys the comm :: *Atlantis* Atlantis, this is shuttlecraft Seraphim requesting landing clearance.
(22:20:32) CO_CaptHarper: :: slows as they approach the open bay doors ::
(22:21:13) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: they appear in Starbase One's transporter room, and make their way toward the observation deck ::
(22:22:11) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: straightens on her seat and smiles :: *Seraphim* Is that you, Kate? I didn't know we were receiving a new shuttle. Wait, wasn't this one of ours? :: cocks her head as she thinks ::
(22:22:47) SCI_Ens_Jude: :: looks at the viewscreen in curiosity ::
(22:24:24) CO_CaptHarper: *Atlantis* Hi Kuari! There is a bit of a story there, but I will tell you later.
(22:24:57) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is so very excited to be home ::
(22:26:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: glances around the Bridge at people, then grins at the main viewer :: *Seraphim* Well, permission granted. Welcome home.
(22:26:46) CO_CaptHarper: *Atlantis* Thank you, Commander. Make ready for departure, and we will see you on the bridge in a few minutes.
(22:27:37) XO_Cdr_Kuari: *Seraphim* Understood. Atlantis out.
(22:28:35) CO_CaptHarper: :: glides Seraphim through the bay doors to a gentle landing in Atlantis's shuttlebay :: Lexy: Home again!
(22:28:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stands up and starts pacing, already ready to go ::
(22:29:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: chuckles to himself as he notices Kuari pacing ::
(22:30:54) CO_CaptHarper: :: powers the shuttle down and opens the hatch ::
(22:32:00) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: arrives in the lounge on the observation deck and finds a table with a good view of Atlantis for him and T'Kirr ::
(22:32:21) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: unstraps herself and bounds out, feeling at home again once her feet hit the deck of the shuttle bay ::
(22:33:03) CO_CaptHarper: :: heads out as well, and does a Picard maneuver with a smile as she looks around, satsified to be home, then makes for the TL ::
(22:33:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: walks abreast with her :: Kate: I wonder how the eggs are doing?
(22:34:52) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Oh, good question! Would you like to stop by the lab? I think Ensign Jude can handle your usual departure tasks.
(22:35:35) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::hands off the feeding duties to a science ensign so she can focus on the second hatching:: Ensign Twix: Ok, every ten minutes. And watch the teeth.. they're sharp..
(22:37:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: I think I will, if you don't mind... I don't want to miss the historic first hatching of this otherwise extinct alien life aboard our ship!
(22:38:09) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Not at all! I actually wish I could join you. :: enters the TL :: Science labs, then Bridge.
(22:39:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: rides the TL with her to the Science labs ::
(22:40:19) CO_CaptHarper: CSO: Once we are underway, let me know if anything is going to hatch. I would like to see that.
(22:41:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Absolutely! I really, really hope we didn't miss it. :: visibly fretting ::
(22:41:52) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles as the TL door closes and whisks her away to the bridge ::
(22:42:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hurries along to the science lab ::
(22:42:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: arrives on the bridge and walks briskly to the center :: XO: Status, number one?
(22:43:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins widely as Harper walks in, approaching her in the center :: CO: Everyone is aboard. All systems operational and ready for departure.
(22:43:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::stares into the incubator viewer. Second hatchling has widened the crack at one spot to make a tiny hole. Checks to make sure the video feed is still recording, as it has since the beginning of the first hatching process ::
(22:43:39) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: has tactical totally ready for unmooring and departure. ::
(22:43:54) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles at Kuari :: XO: Thank you, Commander. ENG2: Ensign, transfer us to internal power.
(22:44:13) CO_CaptHarper: SCI: Ensign Jude, obtain a departure clearance from the Dockmaster.
(22:45:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: stands in front of her chair, glad to be back on the bridge ::
(22:46:00) ENG2_Ens_Razyn: :: silently taps console, transferring the ship to internal power ::
(22:46:15) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: enters the lab and sees Dr. Tailor watching the incubator :: CMO: Dr. Tailor! What's the status?
(22:46:20) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is actually excited about something. New phaser bank. How could he not be? ::
(22:46:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes the momentary change in the ship's usual background hum as they switch to their own power ::
(22:48:11) SCI_Ens_Jude: CO: Aye, Captain. :: she sends a request to the Dockmaster, and waits for a response, and nods to herself :: CO: We are authorized for departure, Captain.
(22:48:40) CO_CaptHarper: SCI: Thank you, Ensign.
(22:48:46) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Mr. Navarro, while we depart, plot a slipstream solution to Trondheim colony. Clear all moorings and take us out.
(22:49:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: was ready for that and cuts the moorings loose :: CO: Si, capitana.
(22:49:16) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: ponders their destination and returns to her station ::
(22:49:19) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: Commander, good to see you! ::smiles:: You're just in time, the second egg is starting to hatch. And the first baby hatched yesterday.. She's over there.. ::shows her the baby, who is still being fed by the ensign::
(22:49:36) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: puts the destination into the slipstream computer and then backs out of their berth with reverse thrusters, turning toward the spacedoors ::
(22:50:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: hits forward thrust once they're lined up with the spacedoors, and gently pilots the great ship through them ::
(22:51:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream solution plotted. Course ready.
(22:51:27) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: her heart sinks in disappointment, which she endeavors not to allow on her face, instead shoving it down and rushing over to look at the hatchling :: All: Remarkable! :: pulls out her tricorder and scans, even though she's sure this has already been done ::
(22:51:33) CO_CaptHarper: NAV: Warp one, stand by for slipstream.
(22:51:46) CO_CaptHarper: :: turns to Kuari ::XO: Make the ship ready for slipstream flight, Commander.
(22:52:10) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: somewhat wistfully, he watches Atlantis disappear through the spacedoors ::
(22:52:18) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks to Wolfe :: CTO: Configure shield geometry for slipstream and raise shields.
(22:52:48) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: ::the hatchling squawks at Lexy and looks hopefully at her, mouth wide open::
(22:52:56) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: XO: Aye, Commander. Shield geometry configured to slipstream flight. Raising shields. :: activates Yellow Alert. ::
(22:53:14) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: looks from the retreating Atlantis to Ian's face ::
(22:53:34) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: HQ: I still miss it, over a year later.
(22:53:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: activates the warp drive on their course :::
(22:54:22) HQ_Cdor_TKirr: :: lowers her eyelids halfway :: HQ1: I know.
(22:54:41) XO_Cdr_Kuari: CO: Ready for slipstream, Captain.
(22:54:53) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Thank you, Number One. NAV: Activate slipstream drive.
(22:55:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: engages the drive :: CO: One minute to slipstream.
(22:55:24) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> The slipstream vortex slowly forms ahead of Atlantis, visible on the main viewer.
(22:55:34) CO_CaptHarper: :: finally takes her seat ::
(22:55:44) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks at the readings, thinking about the paper she will write about this, and hurries back over to the incubator, not wanting to miss the second hatching... and remembers to call Kate ::
(22:56:07) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream in five, four, three...
(22:56:31) CO_CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the slipstream.
(22:57:14) CMO_LtJG_Tailor: CSO: The first hatching took almost a full day, so there's plenty of time.
(22:58:12) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream flight achieved.
(22:58:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CMO: You have a recording...?
(22:58:53) CO_CaptHarper: All: Well done. Now, we have a job to do...
(23:00:39) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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(23:00:40) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM