Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Jan 16 21:00:41 2019 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:15:23) CaptHarper: RESUME PARTY
(21:15:24) CaptHarper: RESUME PARTY
(21:15:25) CaptHarper: RESUME PARTY
(21:16:14) CaptHarper: :: watching from the water as more people file into the bar from the treasure hunt, trying to gauge their reactions ::
(21:17:23) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: a few rum balls in hand that she nibbles on idly, she makes her way back to the bar :: BAR: Another drakberry ale, if you would.
(21:17:40) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is still near the rum ball basket, still not partaking, but her mouth is beginning to water as their scent fills the air ::
(21:17:57) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sets the rumballs down on the bar and waits to get Zaxiven's attention ::
(21:18:17) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: had been held up briefly by a call from a friend, and is wondering what she missed as she makes her way onto the holodeck ::
(21:21:15) BAR_Zaxiven: :: realizes he's about to be four deep into the weeds. He pours the Drakberry Ale and sets it up on the bar before Acacia :: MED: There you go! :: ... before spinning around full-circle and four steps to his right to face Wright who has just stepped up. :: CSO: Commander. How are you this fine evening?
(21:21:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: smiles at Zaxiven :: BAR: Much better, now! Can I offer you a rum ball?
(21:22:15) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: floats around in the hot spring ::
(21:22:36) BAR_Zaxiven: :: opens his mouth wide and points at it :: CSO: Woaow iiii iiii eeew!
(21:23:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: thinks she understood that, plucks one and attempts to toss it in his mouth ::
(21:23:22) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: cocks her head forty-five degrees at Zaxiven's antics ::
(21:24:22) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: nods in thanks to the bartender, sipping her drink and observing the exchange of rum balls ::
(21:24:32) CaptHarper: :: swims up to the bar to retrieve her margarita ::
(21:24:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: BAR: And when you get a moment, could I have a margarita rocks if it's not too much trouble?
(21:27:04) BAR_Zaxiven: :: catches the rum ball in his mouth and chomps down, then begins making a margarita for Wright :: CSO: Of course! Coming right up!
(21:27:06) CaptHarper: :: then emerges from the water to cool off a bit, and follow the bar as it gets taller ::
(21:28:48) BAR_Zaxiven: :: seems to salt the rim of the margarita glass just barely in time before breaking the seal on the shaker with his other hand and pouring in the contents. :: CSO: And there you go.
(21:29:06) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: hasn't left the telescope ::
(21:30:01) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: smiles at him brightly :: BAR: Thank you so much! :: turns away, looking forward to slipping into the hot spring with her cold drink ::
(21:31:17) CaptHarper: :: approaches Kuari by the rumballs, having noted that she's not partaking ::
(21:31:18) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: follows Wright ::
(21:31:45) CaptHarper: :: grabs one as she walks away ::
(21:34:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: unties her cover-up and discards it somewhere on her single-minded trek to the hot spring ::
(21:34:56) CaptHarper: :: noms the rumball and finishes her drink ::
(21:35:10) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: has settled at the bar to observe, and to get a mug of tea :: BAR: Chamomile tea, please.
(21:36:32) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stops and watches Wright disrobe and walk towards the water. She turns around and goes for the rum ball basket on the bar ::
(21:37:08) CaptHarper: :: is still at the basket as Kuari approaches ::
(21:37:45) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks at Kate with big eyes, then at the rum balls ::
(21:38:08) CaptHarper: :: Grins :: Kuari: Here to eat your eggs?
(21:38:38) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: makes a face :: CO: You're not helping.
(21:39:36) CaptHarper: :: takes a rumball and chomps :: XO: But they are so delicious!
(21:40:23) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: pivots her weight onto one hand so she can reach for a rum ball with the other :: CO: Of course they are! They're rum balls!
(21:40:52) CaptHarper: :: laughs with a closed mouth, since she's still chewing ::
(21:42:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: having stripped down to her bathing suit, slips into the hot spring with a quiet "Ahhh" while carefully holding her drink above the water as she settles in ::
(21:42:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: plucks a rum ball from the pile and drops it into her large gaping maw ::
(21:44:18) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: chews on a rum ball, watching the partygoers an enjoying a moment of quiet ::
(21:44:33) LtJG_Navarro: :: finally makes it back to the bar and places a mojito order ::
(21:46:20) BAR_Zaxiven: :: saw Navarro approaching and was already halfway done with the Mojito and sets it before Navarro :: NAV: There you are!
(21:46:35) CaptHarper: Kuari: Ready to hit the lake again? I think I have been out long enough.
(21:46:44) BAR_Zaxiven: :: goes back to pouring Champagne into the flutes ::
(21:46:49) LtJG_Navarro: BAR: Thank you, my good man.
(21:47:13) BAR_Zaxiven: :: smiles :: NAV: Si, mi amigo!
(21:47:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: savors the taste of the rum ball long enough, and satisfied she's not ruined for life by eating something she has sat on, she turns to Harper with a smile :: Kate: Yeah!
(21:48:05) LtJG_Navarro: :: smiles and nods as he takes a drink :: Es perfecto.
(21:49:43) CaptHarper: Kuari: Then come on! :: makes a break for the water, not really running, just a brisk trot ::
(21:50:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: catches up to Harper easily, spurred on by the chase ::
(21:50:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: closes her eyes and luxuriates in the hot water, something she'd be reluctant to do in a similar crater in the real world without very precise geologic scans to convince her of the safety of such a locale ::
(21:50:48) CaptHarper: :: ignores the nice ramp down and jumps off the dock! ::
(21:51:47) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: jumps shortly after Harper, adding a flap of her wings so as not to land in the same spot ::
(21:52:10) CaptHarper: :: splashes, having not done any sort of controlled dive ::
(21:52:54) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: lands, not diving either, quickly bobbing back to the surface like a duck ::
(21:53:29) CaptHarper: :: surfaces, laughing as she looks around ::
(21:53:29) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: starts thinking about igneous provinces and plate tectonics ::
(21:54:23) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: plucks a rumball in slight unsurity, taking a bite and finishing it quite quickly before joining the others in the water again ::
(21:55:51) CaptHarper: :: spies Lexy, lost in thought, apparently ::
(21:56:10) CaptHarper: :: dives and swims underwater ::
(21:56:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: wonders if this is part of a continental volcanic arc ::
(21:56:38) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Harper dive and watches from the surface ::
(21:57:11) LtJG_Navarro: :: watches the time while sipping his mojito ::
(21:57:40) CaptHarper: :: makes for the surface underneath Lexy, stretching her arms up for a grab ::
(21:59:05) CaptHarper: :: surfaces, arms around Lexy ::
(21:59:41) CaptHarper: ACTION> Fireworks start to appear in the already bright sky, counting down the seconds.
(22:00:00) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is startled out of her reverie, her margarita sloshing dangerously :: Eep!
(22:00:16) BAR_Zaxiven: :: is done just in time to stand back and raise his own Champagne flute. ::
(22:00:23) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks up, startled at the fireworks. After realizing what they are, smiles and watches happily ::
(22:00:31) CaptHarper: ACTION> 30, 29...
(22:00:39) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: glances up, yet again wondering who came up with this strange tradition ::
(22:00:39) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: leans back, smiling up at the sky and sipping her drink ::
(22:00:53) CaptHarper: :: grins at Lexy :: Surprise! :: slicks back her hair and watches the fireworks ::
(22:00:58) CaptHarper: ACTION> Five, four three..
(22:01:01) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: jumps in surprise, scrambling out of the water to grab a flute, before watching the fireworks :: Self: GAH!
(22:01:02) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: looks up from the springs ::
(22:01:07) CaptHarper: ACTION> HAPPY 2398!
(22:01:12) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks up from his telescope and watches the explosions ::
(22:01:43) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: draws in a deep breath and bellows loudly to the sky from the surface of the steamy water ::
(22:02:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: recovers from her surprise and plants a kiss on her wife's lips for the new year ::
(22:02:19) CaptHarper: ACTION> The fireworks in the sky turn into a grand finale, exploding against the already spectacular backdrop of the black hole, intense starfield, and accretion disk.
(22:02:27) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: scampers over to stand next to Wolfe, offering a snagged flute. :: CTO: Sir?
(22:02:58) CaptHarper: :: places one hand on Lexy's cheek, and the other on the back of her head as she returns her wife's kiss, not even seeing the fireworks she programmed ::
(22:03:05) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: looks over to Grey :: TAC2: Thank you. :: takes the flute and takes a sip
(22:03:37) LtJG_Navarro: :: raises his drink to the sky with a smile :: Feliz año nuevo!
(22:03:38) BAR_Zaxiven: :: waits for the cheering to die down before lowering the needle on a phonograph and the song Auld Lang Syne fills the air throughout the holodeck ::
(22:04:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Sorry, darling. I was thinking about subduction zones and I got distracted. :: grins ::
(22:04:35) TAC2_2LT_Grey: CTO: You're welcome. :: also takes a sip, face screwing up briefly before her attention snapped to the song playing.:: Ooh, anyone want to dance?
(22:04:40) BAR_Zaxiven: :: sings along loudly ::
(22:05:18) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: peers at Grey a moment :: TAC2: I am willing.
(22:05:34) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: settles down and gazes upward at the impressive sky, still hearing the cheers and other noise from the dock. This is just a simulation, but it's representative of a place they had been and a place no more, its image saved forever in their database. She smiles, appreciating the vista, and feels very small indeed ::
(22:05:37) BAR_Zaxiven: :: is messing up most of the words but doesn't care ::
(22:05:47) LtJG_Navarro: :: joins in the singing, because why not? ::
(22:06:21) CaptHarper: CSO: Well, you know, it is understandable, those sexy subduction zones can be quite distracting.
(22:07:14) BAR_Zaxiven: :: follows the phonograph into the next song :: ALL: Start spreading the word...
(22:07:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods at Kate, completely seriously ::
(22:08:14) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: holds his hand out to Grey. Not terribly invitingly, but not in any sort of unfriendly way, either ::
(22:08:17) CaptHarper: :: grins : Lexy: I hope my treasure hunt was fun.
(22:09:28) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: perks an ear towards the singing and catches onto the song, joining in ::
(22:09:51) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: she smiled and took the hand offered, leading Wolfe away from the telescopes and falling into a dancing pattern, one born of years of teaching ::
(22:10:45) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: is not good at dancing, but his tactical movement training is coming to play as he learns quickly. ::
(22:11:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sings her heart out, doggy-paddling ::
(22:12:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: grimaces at Kate :: CO: Well, at first it was a little stressful, because... my rum balls! But after that, it was fun. :: small smile ::
(22:12:48) CaptHarper: Lexy: I am glad you think so. I hope everyone enjoyed it. :: finally looks away, back to her gathered crew ::
(22:13:35) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sips her margarita :: CO: People seemed to like it. I'm not sure how Kuari felt about hatching an egg. :: smirks ::
(22:14:29) CaptHarper: Lexy: I think she has come to terms with eating her eggs. :: laughs :: At least she did not seem to mind so much after one.
(22:15:11) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns her head to spot Harper and Wright and swims towards them, still singing away ::
(22:15:34) TAC2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Picking it up fast, sir. :: comments calmly, keeping the steps fairly simple.:: CTO: Want to step it up?
(22:15:38) CaptHarper: :: hears a singing Rucara approaching ::
(22:16:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: goes suddenly quiet in the middle of a verse as she flaps and dives below the surface ::
(22:17:18) CaptHarper: :: looks below the water for Kuari ::
(22:17:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: holds her drink protectively ::
(22:18:25) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Let's.
(22:18:37) LtJG_Navarro: :: leans back and scans the bar area, contemplating getting in the water ::
(22:18:46) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: stops swimming below them and rises to the surface, her wings out to keep them from falling from her back, her singing resuming perfectly in sync ::
(22:19:46) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is glad she was holding her drink protectively!! ::
(22:20:20) CaptHarper: :: grins widely as Kuari emerges in song ::
(22:21:04) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: smiles brightly and steps up the difficulty of her steps, to about something similiar to a combo of waltz and free-dancing ::
(22:21:22) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: once she feels her two riders are stable, begins paddling aimlessly, still singing loudly ::
(22:22:01) CaptHarper: :: rides the swimming Rucara, all smiles :: Kuari: Thank you, this is fun!
(22:22:57) LtJG_Navarro: :: takes his drink and heads toward the water ::
(22:23:08) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: follows along, at first quite haphazardly, but starts to get it ::
(22:23:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: laughs as she rides on Kuari, enjoying the moment thoroughly ::
(22:25:50) CaptHarper: :: commands the computer to get a picture of this ::
(22:25:57) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: double-takes at Wolfe... dancing?????? :: Kate: I think I might be losing my mind. I could swear I see Wolfe.. DANCING over there.
(22:27:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: hears "Wolfe" amidst her singing and halves her volume, checking to see where Wright is looking ::
(22:27:17) CaptHarper: :: scans the party and picks out the dancers :: Lexy: You know, he danced with Tira at the Kvolir function as well. Perhaps he has the dancing fever?
(22:28:07) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: does not notice that he's being watched. He's too busy keeping up ::
(22:28:12) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: But he's dancing with /Grey/. ::
(22:28:57) CaptHarper: Lexy: So he is! :: grins ::
(22:30:36) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: boggles ::
(22:31:05) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: snorts briefly :: CTO: Don't look, but we're being watched.
(22:31:06) LtJG_Navarro: :: leaves his shirt by the bar and enters the water, letting out a long Ahhhhhhhhh ::
(22:32:45) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: finds the dancing Wolfe unusual, but decides if anyone's going to dance, it's now, and resumes her loud singing to the sky ::
(22:33:41) CaptHarper: :: leans back against Lexy :: I love these parties, so very much. Seeing everyone getting to decompress like this is wonderful.
(22:34:03) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: TAC2: Eh. So we are. Does that bother you?
(22:34:24) TAC2_2LT_Grey: CTO: Of course not. I've danced in front of people before.
(22:34:41) LtJG_Navarro: :: wades out into the water and finds a place to settle down to relax ::
(22:34:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: nods in agreement, looking away finally :: Decompressing is good.
(22:36:33) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: Though I can't help thinking I should be working on my PhD.
(22:37:23) CaptHarper: Lexy: Your people make resolutions for the new year, yes? Perhaps you should make that yours?
(22:37:33) CTO_Maj_Wolfe: :: continues dancing, and having figured this step out, takes the lead ::
(22:38:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Kate: I've never really subscribed to those, but perhaps I should make it a goal for the year.
(22:38:23) LtJG_Navarro: :: after several minutes marinating, he heads back to the dock and exits the water ::
(22:39:06) CaptHarper: :: nods encouragingly :: Lexy: You should!
(22:39:29) LtJG_Navarro: :: leaves his shirt off, since he's wet, and heads for the rumballs ::
(22:41:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: frowns, considering ::
(22:42:05) TAC2_2LT_Grey: :: smiles at Wolfe's taking the lead, and lets him lead her ::
(22:42:33) CaptHarper: :: still leaning into Lexy, she enjoys the RucaraRide as long as Kuari's willing ::
(22:42:50) LtJG_Navarro: :: makes his way to the rumballs and eats one ::
(22:43:05) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: finishes off her drink, leaning back to float on her back in the water and drifting away from the bar idly ::
(22:44:23) LtJG_Navarro: :: notices Acacia, and waves Zaxiven over ::
(22:44:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: keeps swimming and singing ::
(22:44:44) CaptHarper: XO: If it is getting too hot, the water gets cooler over by the river mouth.
(22:45:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: has gotten distracted again, thinking through her PhD plans, despite the fact that her wife is cradled against her and they're riding a swimming Rucara ::
(22:45:29) LtJG_Navarro: BAR: Another mojito, por favor, and... a drakberry ale.
(22:45:38) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: quiets her singing momentarily to hear Harper's instructions and steers towards the river mouth ::
(22:47:26) BAR_Zaxiven: :: serves up Navarro with the mojito and the drakberry ale, making them both quickly, carefully, and simultaneously. :: NAV: And there you are!
(22:47:48) LtJG_Navarro: BAR: Gracias! :: smiles and takes the drinks, heading off into the water with them ::
(22:48:10) CaptHarper: :: feels the water start to cool around her legs ::
(22:48:47) LtJG_Navarro: :: approaches Acacia, offering her the drakberry ale :: MED: Happy New Year, doctora.
(22:49:05) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Self: I should do my dissertation about this place.
(22:49:48) CaptHarper: :: listens, and a small, contented smile spreads across her face as she realizes that Lexy's thoughts have wandered, yet again ::
(22:51:05) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: blinks, pulled out of her drifting thoughts. She carefully stands up, waist-deep in the water. She takes the drink, offering a wry smile :: NAV: Happy new year, Doc.
(22:51:23) LtJG_Navarro: :: grins and offers his glass for a clink ::
(22:51:41) MED_Ens_Acacia: :: gives him a clink, chiming :: NAV: Cheers!
(22:52:19) LtJG_Navarro: MED: ¡Salud! :: clinks glasses and takes a drink of the mojito ::
(22:55:45) BAR_Zaxiven: :: selects a slower song for the next tune ::
(22:55:53) CaptHarper: :: thoroughly enjoying the ride that Kuari was gracious enough to give as they end up in the cool waters of the river mouth, and finds herself incredibly contented with this gathering with her crew ::
(22:56:01) CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY
(22:56:02) CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY
(22:56:03) CaptHarper: PAUSE PARTY