Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Nov 21 20:56:55 2018 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:19:37) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:38) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:19:38) CO_CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:20:25) CO_CaptHarper: :: sitting at the bar, slurping a straw in an empty margarita glass ::
(21:21:28) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: at the pool table in the corner, idly shooting while waiting for an opponent ::
(21:22:36) MED_Ens_Acacia: ::enters, glancing around before heading to the bar to order a drink ::
(21:23:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles in greeting to Acacia :: MED: Good evening, doctor!
(21:23:59) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: smiles back, taking her drink :: CO: And good evening to you, Captain. Nice to have a bit of time off.
(21:25:07) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: has found her usual spot in a booth with a view of the stars. A cooling mug of tea sits on the table, as does an in-progress review of current flight simulations used to keep pilots sharp, as some changes in variability need to be made to account for large swarms of enemies ::
(21:28:19) CO_CaptHarper: MED: Always. What do you normally do to relax, when you are not in Ten Forward?
(21:29:14) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: clears the table and re-racks the balls ::
(21:29:16) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: has been sitting in a hidden back corner for over an hour, nose buried in PADDs, and has set one down to rub her weary eyes when she hears Kate's voice ::
(21:30:07) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: takes a seat, sipping her drink :: CO: Well.. depends on how badly I need to relax. My best let-off-steam activity is metalwork. I've been dabbling in making jewelry lately as well. How about yourself?
(21:31:00) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Is still in his quarter, sitting in the frozen climate of his homeworld as he gets ready. He chants to himself as he adorns his robes.:: Comp: Computer time?
(21:32:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: makes his way down the corridor toward Ten Forward. Right before the doors, he stops and takes a breath. These moments are truly exasperating for him... but as a command officer, he has no choice. After his moment of thought, the doors part before him and he walks in and tries to sneak in unnoticed. It's difficult when you're one of the tallest members of the crew. ::
(21:32:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: peeks around the corner to confirm ::
(21:34:48) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: after seeing Kate at the bar, guiltily collects her PADDs and makes her way over, quietly asking the bartender for a strawberry margarita ::
(21:34:55) CO_CaptHarper: :: finds that an iced tea has been delivered to replace her empty margarita, and takes a sip :: MED: I like to swim and play tennis. Helps clear my mind.
(21:35:23) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: trots into Ten Forward and heads straight for the bar, climbing into what should be a precarious position for her size atop a stool. She scans and makes note of many in the room, smiling at Acacia and Harper at the bar ::
(21:35:34) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: Self: Hmmm. The cold must be interfering with the computer interface. ::Takes a deep breath of the sharp frozen air, raising his hood and taking a firm hold of his cane.::
(21:37:08) CO_CaptHarper: :: grins at Kuari and waves, then slides over to her wife as she arrives at the bar :: Lexy: Hi there!
(21:37:46) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: is somewhat startled by Kuari but, upon seeing that the Captain isn't surprised, relaxes :: XO: Good evening, Commander. How has your day been?
(21:38:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Ack... I was hoping not to disturb you. See, my plan was just to settle in next to you and join in your conversation...
(21:39:04) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Eventually makes his way out of his quarters, and slowly proceeds down the corridor.::
(21:40:36) XO_Cdr_Kuari: MED: Good! I heard Ensign Rogers talk about something called punkin spice, and I wanted to try it.
(21:40:55) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: I do not see anyone disturbed here. :: looks around :: So you can still join the conversation, yes?
(21:42:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: brightens :: Kate: Yeah! :: trying to casually set down her stack of PADDs ::
(21:42:30) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: giggles :: XO: Oh, you should, it's very good.
(21:42:40) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Dr. Acacia here was just telling me about making jewelry.
(21:43:05) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: breaks the 9-ball rack and sinks nothing ::
(21:43:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins, taking heart that Acacia knows about the spice, so assumes it's not too rare and is encouraged the bartender would have it ::
(21:43:47) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: turns :: CO: Hm? Oh, yes, CSO: and good evening to you, Commander.
(21:45:33) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: waves at the bartender, catching his attention :: Bartender: Yes, do you have punkin spice? Could I get a drink made with it?
(21:45:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Jewelry? MED: Jewelry? Oh, and good evening!
(21:47:20) CO_CaptHarper: Lexy: Yes, she does metalworking as a hobby. A doctor and a smith!
(21:47:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Wow! MED: What kind of metal do you work with?
(21:48:30) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: nods, then laughs :: CSO: I started casting a few years ago and I found it really relaxing. I usually make flowers, and recently I've started making stuff like this. :: she presents a silver necklace pendant on a thin silver chain, a thin-cast silver leaf with hand-etched details ::
(21:49:14) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::After a long while finally makes it to ten forward. Approaching the bar.::
(21:49:25) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Self: Ooooh. :: leans over to inspect it more closely ::
(21:49:47) CO_CaptHarper: :: eyes the necklace, impressed ::
(21:49:57) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: grins, not having expected the attention. She would let them hold the pendant if they reached for it :: CSO: Usually silver, gold, or copper. Aluminum is good for tests. I also like bronze sometimes, depends on the look you want.
(21:50:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: after a few more shots, he sinks the nine-ball on a combination shot ::
(21:51:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: MED: May I? :: indicating that she wants to hold it ::
(21:51:20) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles satisfactorily as the bartender goes to make up her drink and takes another scan of the room from her perch ::
(21:52:24) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: sets the pendant in Lexy's hand, taking another sip of her drink. The pendant is small end delicate, but it would survive being dropped or squeezed. :: CSO: What do you do for fun?
(21:53:57) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Raises his hand to gain the barkeeper's attention.: BAR: Andorian ale.
(21:54:01) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: admires the handiwork, showing it off to Kate as well :: MED: M-me? Oh, well... I enjoy reading, I play the cello, and I'm learning to dance a little bit. :: looks a little meek and embarrassed, but still smiling ::
(21:54:55) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches the room like a bouncer, noting Kuari's interesting-looking drink with a slight orange hue to it. ::
(21:55:03) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles at Ilaihr as he shuffles nearby :: ENG: Hi, Ilaihr.
(21:55:12) CO_CaptHarper: :: admires the necklace :: MED: Impressive!
(21:55:38) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches as the bartender continues working on Kuari's fru fru drink. ::
(21:55:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: hands back the pendant :: MED: This is truly beautiful work! Do you accept commissions?
(21:56:44) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: beams :: CO: Well thank you. I started for fun, but it's nice to have little hand-made trinkets, they remind me of good times. :: takes the pendant back, setting it back in her pocket. She's slightly surprised, but not stunned :: CSO: Actually yes, though it rarely comes up. Would you like something?
(21:57:11) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::A nod can be seen from under his hood.:: XO: Commander. ::Gives a long pause.:: How are you, my dear?
(21:58:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: has something in mind :: MED: Oh, I'd definitely be interested in talking to you about it sometime! :: tries to flash a wink at the doctor while Kate's not looking ::
(21:58:41) CO_CaptHarper: :: idly squeezes a lime into her tea and stirs it ::
(21:59:20) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: catches what Kate is doing from the corner of her eyes :: Kate: A ... lime?
(22:01:00) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: smiles softly and sips her drink. She gives Lexy a brief glance that indicates she gets the idea. ::
(22:01:14) CO_CaptHarper: :: peers quizzically at Lexy :: Lexy: Or a green lemon, depending on the language, but yes.
(22:01:30) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: receives her drink and gives it an intense experimental sniff ::
(22:02:13) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: finishes the table and, finding no takers, leaves his cue on the table and heads to the bar ::
(22:02:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: smiles at Acacia before turning back to Kate :: Kate: I just... I mean...
(22:02:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: watches Kuari as she receives her drink.
(22:03:08) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: looks at Lexy :: CSO: My mom puts lime in her tea.
(22:03:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: ENG: :: distracted :: Good...have you tried punkin spice? It smells a lot like cinnamon.
(22:03:51) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: enters in, late, and looks about, heading towards the bar to get something to drink ::
(22:03:55) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shrugs, defeated :: Both: I stand corrected.
(22:04:23) CO_CaptHarper: :: winks at Lexy, then plops the spent lime into the drink ::
(22:04:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: shudders slightly ::
(22:05:13) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: spots Grey walking in and turns, waving as she draws near :: TAC2: Oh, hey! Lieutenant Grey, right? I haven't had the chance to introduce myself, I'm Doctor Acacia.
(22:05:49) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: notes Grey and waves timidly, this being their first meeting off-shift ::
(22:05:57) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: XO: It is not for me. ::Takes his drink as it served to him; noting Kuari distracted with others, slowly plod off to a window seat.::
(22:06:48) CO_CaptHarper: :: smiles in greeting to Grey ::
(22:07:58) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: arrives at the bar and orders a mojito ::
(22:08:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: MED: Navarro here is an excellent dance partner.
(22:10:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: TAC2: Hi. I don't think we've met off-duty. I'm Alexis, but I think almost everyone calls me Lexy at this point. :: grimaces ::
(22:10:56) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: sips her drink :: CSO: Oh, I bet.
(22:11:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Ilaihr shuffle off and turns her attention to dipping her narrow tongue into her drink ::
(22:11:13) CO_CaptHarper: Almost. :: snickers ::
(22:12:29) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Eases himself into a chair, placing his drink on the table. He breathes heavy as he stares back at the crew.::
(22:13:31) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: grins :: CSO: I try, but I'm nothing special.
(22:13:45) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: immediately whips her head side to side in a violent shake, as if she can shake the taste off her tongue ::
(22:14:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks over at Kuari, startled ::
(22:14:19) CO_CaptHarper: :: blinks at Kuari :: XO: You do not like... whatever that orange thing is?
(22:14:41) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks at those at the bar apologetically, working her tongue back and forth :: Yup...that's cinnamon.
(22:14:48) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: gives a nod and smile of acknowledgement to everyone, before turning her attention to Acacia. :: MedEns: Hey, yeah... Nice to meet you. ::She turned her attention to the CSO :: CSO: Nice to meet you as well.
(22:15:07) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: whips her head around at hearing cinnamon :: Did I hear cinnamon?
(22:15:26) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: blinks :: XO: Oh no, do you not like cinnamon?
(22:15:37) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: meets Grey's eyes and pushes the drink towards her ::
(22:15:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: her next words directed at Grey die on her tongue as her head whips the opposite direction ::
(22:16:05) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: takes the drink and chugs it down with a satsified hum :: Yummy.
(22:16:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: gives Kate a small, awkward look ::
(22:16:38) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Grey with wide eyes :: MED: It's...just a bit strong for me.
(22:17:11) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: laughs at the interaction, shaking her head. She gestures to the bartender to refill her empty glass. ::
(22:19:15) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: laughs sheepishly :: XO: I love cinnamon. It's one of the best things ever, like cinnamon on warm steaming biscuits? Perfect.
(22:19:28) CO_CaptHarper: :: laughs and grins :: TAC2: Welcome aboard, lieutenant.
(22:19:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: meekly sips her margarita, not feeling confident enough to jump back in ::
(22:20:31) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles sheepishly :: TAC2: Yes, welcome aboard. I used to be in Tactical.
(22:21:18) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::His arm jerks uncomfortably as he raises his glass to drink. As he tastes that of the homeworld, he silently stares out into the void of space; periodically glancing back at the party.::
(22:21:51) Tac2_2LT_Grey: CO: Thank you, ma'am. ::refills her drink, contently chugging it back again:: XO: Thank you, ma'am. Tactical's one of my best focuses.
(22:22:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: settles down at the bar as his drink arrives ::
(22:25:05) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: notices Wolfe in his lonely corner :: CSO: Uh, why is Wolfe being all broody-broody in his corner?
(22:25:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is surprised that she is being talking to, then looks over at Wolfe? :: TAC2: Oh, that's pretty normal for him. I advise leaving him be.
(22:26:19) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: overhears Grey, turning to glance at Wolfe and barely holding in a laugh. She takes her new drink and sips it ::
(22:29:30) CO_CaptHarper: :: looks at Wolfe for a moment, the turns back to the group, making a "That's Just Wolfe" face ::
(22:29:37) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is not brooding. He's just sitting there. Watching everyone and everything. ::
(22:29:58) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: has ordered something chocolate and dumps the drink into her mouth, the milk soothing her tongue ::
(22:30:27) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: snorts and stands :: Well, I hate parties as well. If I have to suck it up, I am gonna drag him along for the ride
(22:30:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: TAC2: Oh, please don't.
(22:32:27) CO_CaptHarper: :: has to choke down a drink of tea to not laugh at that ::
(22:32:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: TAC2: It's really not a good idea.
(22:33:26) CSO_Cdr_Wright: TAC2: He won't like it, you won't like it, we won't like it, I'm telling you. :: not understanding that she is being too blunt ::
(22:33:31) CO_CaptHarper: :: then can't help it and laughs, with no tea as a buffer ::
(22:34:24) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sips at his drink, then turns to Acacia :: MED: Doctor, how have you been?
(22:34:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: after enjoying the taste of chocolate, turns her attention to other things and notes the conversation at the bar ::
(22:35:34) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: approaches Wolfe's booth, sliding in across from him with an unreadable expression :: CTO: Wolfe, don't be a brooding dragon and come join the rest of us.
(22:35:53) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: sips her own drink, idly watching kids have bad ideas :: NAV: I've been.. pretty good. :: she's only half lying :: NAV: How about you?
(22:35:53) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: Looks up at Grey, raises his eyebrows, and gestures to the seat across from him at his table :: TAC2: Please, have a seat.
(22:35:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: softly :: Kate: Oh, that will go well.
(22:36:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: MED: So how long have you been making jewelry? :: flatly ignoring that whole situation ::
(22:36:40) CO_CaptHarper: :: equally soft :: Lexy: She will figure it out... or not?
(22:37:01) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nudges Kate with her elbow in silent laughter ::
(22:38:03) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: obeys calmly, resting her head on her hand and keeping an eye on Wolfe.:: CTO: Yes?
(22:38:04) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: MED: Quite well. Living the dream, as they say.
(22:40:36) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: I like this spot. From here, I can see and hear everything going on. It's in my nature to sit here. :: looks around Ten Forward :: TAC2: Observing people from the outside is... interesting. :: locks eyes on Grey :: TAC2: And I expect all my Marines to be the same way, at least to a degree. ::
(22:41:01) MED_Ens_Acacia: CSO: Ah, well, I've worked with metal since before the academy actually, I guess I've worn a few things I've cast hung from strings before, but I only started making things specifically to be jewelry a few months ago.
(22:43:54) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: smiles faintly, returning his gaze.:: CTO: Yes sir.
(22:44:30) ENG_Lt_Ilaihr: ::Huma to himself as he sees the flicker of a distant star.::
(22:45:19) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: gives Grey the slightest, briefest smile :: TAC2: Now, then. How are you feeling after your procedure? My sister had some pain that she had lived with and never realized until it was gone.
(22:46:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: MED: Wow, only a few months? That's even *more* impressive.
(22:47:37) CO_CaptHarper: :: notes that Grey's still alive ::
(22:48:59) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: shrugs slightly, grinning :: CSO: I'm flattered, but it's easier than you might think.
(22:49:06) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stretches her head forward, speaking somewhat softly :: CO/CSO: Wolfe is more receptive to fellow Marines.
(22:49:23) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: is impressed, nonetheless ::
(22:49:34) CO_CaptHarper: XO: Well, that would make sense.
(22:50:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: MED: It's beyond my ability, that much I can say for sure. XO: He does seem to be more gentle with her. I bet Linxi is seething.
(22:50:31) Tac2_2LT_Grey: :: hesitates briefly before answering. :: CTO: Much better. I've been able to handle more physical activity than I'd been able to do for years.
(22:50:54) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: raises an eyebrow, glancing over at the marines as well before going back to sipping her drink, disappointed at the lack of promised nonsense ::
(22:55:59) CO_CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
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