Conversation with #st_missionroom1 at Wed Sep 11 20:58:42 2019 on CaptHarper@chat.startrekengage.com (irc)
(21:10:52) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:10:53) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:10:53) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:11:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sitting at her console, preparing for their impending departure ::
(21:12:06) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: stands at Tactical 1, tacticaling ::
(21:12:10) CaptHarper: Ryne> :: on the main viewer, smiling a stately smile at the assembled bridge crew :: *All* Our gratitude for what you have done is immeasurable. We hope you will find your way back here soon.
(21:12:39) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: at console, looking at main viewer ::
(21:13:03) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: at Tactical 2, watching the main viewer intently ::
(21:13:17) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: watches Ryne on the main viewer, bright-eyed with a gentle smile on her face ::
(21:13:40) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: looking over some of the data from the fights against the Xovul at her console, analyzing it for future use, occasionally glancing up at the screen ::
(21:13:43) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::at her normal bridge console, mind still half on the bear cave, listening to Ryne's farewell message::
(21:14:30) CaptHarper: *Ryne* We hope so too. Over the past — almost a year now, amazing! — Trondheim has become very dear to us.
(21:14:49) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: sits in her office working on her report, an alarm set for her next rounds in sick bay. ::
(21:15:53) CaptHarper: Ryne> *All* As Atlantis has to us. When you return, we do hope things will be a bit less hectic here. Safe travels to you and the fleet.
(21:16:50) CaptHarper: :: smiles a friendly smile :: *Ryne* Thank you, Administrator. Atlantis out.
(21:18:57) CaptHarper: ACTION> The screen returns to the serene picture of the planet below, and then a communication comes through from Starfleet HQ1, Admiral Blackthorne's office.
(21:19:39) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Incoming transmissions from Admiral Blackthorne, Captain.
(21:19:48) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: turns her attention back to her console, working ::
(21:20:11) CaptHarper: :: clasps her hands behind her back and squares up to the main viewer :: CSO: On screen.
(21:20:28) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::swivels her attention to the transmission; that might answer Tailor's next question of where to next::
(21:20:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: taps the appropriate keys and looks up ::
(21:21:40) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: smiles as he sees the familiarity of his old home, Atlantis's bridge, fill his screen, deepening the lines at the corner of his eyes :: *CO* Captain, it's good to see you.
(21:22:17) CaptHarper: *HQ1* And you, sir, as always. What can Atlantis do for you?
(21:23:13) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: *All* First, I want to extend my personal congratulations to all of you. You've done yourselves and Starfleet proud these past eleven months out there.
(21:23:45) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles more broadly at the praise, eyes on Blackthorne ::
(21:23:56) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: small smile, feeling honored to be praised by the Admiral ::
(21:24:32) CaptHarper: :: straightens even further somehow, quite proud of her crew :: *HQ1* Thank you, Admiral. You left this ship an incredible legacy to live up to, and we do our best.
(21:24:41) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: smile briefly forms at the praise, before turning her attention upwards to the main viewer ::
(21:25:56) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: *All* My legacy there is no longer relevant. Atlantis has passed to the next generation and you all stand together in service of that proud name.
(21:27:03) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: subconsciously puffs out her chest a little, glancing at Harper ::
(21:27:16) CaptHarper: :: swells with pride, beaming ::
(21:27:28) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: *All* As Third Fleet's flagship, your duty was even more strenuous than most, and you have done nothing but excel. The ship will receive a unit commendation for your efforts, which I will personally see to.
(21:28:22) CaptHarper: *HQ1* Thank you, Admiral! We are honored!
(21:28:29) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: a faint surprised choking sound came from her throat at hearing that, tapping her chest before turning attention back to the console ::
(21:28:38) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: looks up as her alarm goes off, saving and closing her half-finished report. She heads back into sick bay, grabbing the first patient's chart. ::
(21:29:03) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: beams, her long row of pointed teeth showing ::
(21:29:29) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: *All* You're certainly welcome. Now, for the most important part: your new orders.
(21:29:43) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: perks eyebrow ::
(21:29:58) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks up with a mixture of hope and worry ::
(21:30:03) CaptHarper: :: grins in anticipation, already knowing the surprise ::
(21:30:07) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: looks up curiously ::
(21:30:22) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: *All* You are hereby ordered to take the Atlantis to...
(21:30:29) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::perks up; the congratulations were nice, but this is more interesting::
(21:31:10) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: grins and chuckles :: *All* Risa! Where you will engage in well-deserved R&R after so long on the frontier.
(21:31:48) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: there is just a momentary pause in her analyzing, a split second really, but she catches herself and continues as if nothing happened ::
(21:31:52) CaptHarper: :: looks around the bridge, beaming ::
(21:31:54) CMO_Lt_Tailor: Self: Oooh a vacation.
(21:32:06) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: nods appreciatively ::
(21:32:13) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: laughs softly to herself at the forced anticipation, looking to everyone else as well for their responses ::
(21:32:23) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: feels her shoulders sag in relief ::
(21:32:50) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: grins slightly at hearing the shore leave, relaxing ::
(21:33:02) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::Risa - It's a magical place::
(21:33:37) SCI_LtJG_Jude: :: grins, tapping her console discreetly, sending out an invite to someone ::
(21:33:50) CaptHarper: *HQ1* Thank you, sir! We will follow your orders, down to the tiniest detail!
(21:34:47) CaptHarper: :: already knew the news, but is still excited to get to go home, and has already messaged her parents ::
(21:35:03) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: rolls her eyes subtly at Harper's assurance, an expression she's recently picked up ::
(21:35:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: also already knew the news, but it wasn't exactly real until she heard Blackthorne say it ::
(21:35:46) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: *All* I know that you will. Enjoy yourselves, because you've earned it. I look forward to possibly seeing you all, and Atlantis, soon.
(21:36:23) CaptHarper: :: nods :: *HQ1* Likewise, Admiral, from all of us here.
(21:37:05) HQ1_AdmBlackthorne: :: smiles :: *CO* Blackthorne out. :: closes the comm and leans back in his chair with a contented sigh, glad for the peace and hoping it lasts ::
(21:37:24) CaptHarper: ACTION> The screen briefly flashes the UFP logo, then returns to the view of the planet.
(21:37:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: closes the channel on their end, unnecessarily ::
(21:38:13) CaptHarper: :: claps her hands on her thighs :: NAV: Mr. Navarro! You heard the Admiral. Plot a slipstream solution to Risa and take us to warp speed in preparation.
(21:38:25) CaptHarper: XO: Number one, make the ship ready for slipstream flight!
(21:39:09) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: works with one of the marines on his physical therapy, pleased to see him doing well. She makes notes in his chart, encouraging him as he works through his exercises. ::
(21:39:22) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: already had inputted Risa as their destination into the slipstream computer as soon as the Admiral said it :: CO: ¡Sí, capitana!
(21:39:55) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: giggles at the news, bright as a kid on christmas day. She always enjoyed vacations, especially beach vacations ::
(21:40:22) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: banks the ship away from the planet to the proper course and heading, then engages the warp engines to warp two ::
(21:40:26) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: grins, in full agreement and eagerness :: CTO: Mr. Wolfe, please configure geometry for slipstream and raise shields.
(21:40:35) CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis warps away from Trondheim.
(21:40:44) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: prepares the shields :: XO: Aye, Commander. Shields up, and shield geometry is configured and optimized for slipstream flight.
(21:41:14) CaptHarper: :: is a bit sad to leave the place behind after so long ::
(21:41:39) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: checks her half-station monitor before meeting Harper's eyes :: CO: Ship is ready, Captain.
(21:41:46) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: glances up as a nurse passes along to her that they're heading for shore leave, grinning and thanking her ::
(21:42:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: will miss the bears ::
(21:42:10) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: watching the slipstream computer, waiting for its ding ::
(21:42:13) CaptHarper: :: smiles with her eyes at Kuari :: XO: Thank you, Commander.
(21:42:53) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Computer> Ding!
(21:43:22) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream solution has been calculated, ma'am. All systems are go for slipstream.
(21:43:48) CaptHarper: NAV: Hit it, Zorro.
(21:44:15) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::will also miss the bears::
(21:44:23) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: engages the slipstream drive :: All: One minute to slipstream.
(21:44:55) CaptHarper: ACTION> The tunnel starts to form ahead of us, coalescing into reality as the energy builds up.
(21:45:40) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: Entering slipstream in five, four, three...
(21:45:54) CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the slipstream.
(21:46:27) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: checking all readings :: CO: We are in stable slipstream flight. ETA... tomorrow morning. :: chuckles ::
(21:47:22) CaptHarper: ACTION> Tomorrow morning comes...
(21:48:43) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: gets the imminent exit alarm and reports in :: CO/XO: Five minutes to slipstream exit.
(21:49:50) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::in her quarters prepping a bag for being planetside. Sunscreen, bugspray, swimsuit, skis, pitons, and a fluffy coat. Also, some spelunking equipment. Couldn't decide what to do first.::
(21:50:11) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: covers her mouth as she yawns, rubbing her eyes tiredly, finishing prepping for planetside ::
(21:50:38) CaptHarper: NAV: Thank you, Zorro. :: settles into her seat, having entered the bridge from the ready room as he said that ::
(21:51:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sits on the bridge, having rested well, and looks forward to their arrival ::
(21:51:46) MED_LtJG_Acacia: ::is also packing a bag. She takes a few minutes to water her orchids, expecting she might forget about them for a while ::
(21:52:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: is antsy to go change into her vacation clothes ::
(21:52:35) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::also plops in a few good books::
(21:52:44) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Less than one minute.
(21:52:53) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: already packed last night, because she's like that ::
(21:53:10) CaptHarper: :: eager to see her home, watching the serene blue cloudy tunnel ::
(21:53:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Slipstream exit in ten, nine, eight...
(21:54:23) CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis pops back into normal space, returning to the core of the Federation for the first time in almost a year.
(21:54:50) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: CO: Normal space achieved, with a drift of only 67 light-seconds.
(21:55:00) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: adds a bit of pride to that even though it was all in the computer ::
(21:55:33) CaptHarper: NAV: Well done, Mr. Navarro. Take us in at impulse.
(21:55:53) TAC_LCdr_TLira: :: has taken up her console once more, multitasking in last minute analysis of data and communicating with a very eager Taril. She cannot quite understand his eagerness to not do his classwork. She always completed her classwork in a timely fashion and with no complaint when she was young, his seeming annoyance with his work was a mystery ::
(21:55:53) CaptHarper: CSO: Contact Risa Control and get our clearance and parking orbit parameters.
(21:56:41) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain. :: begins making the transmissions ::
(21:56:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: takes a deep breath. They're finally within friendly space again, and on their way to Risa. It's a shift in mindset after such a long mission, and she's not quite sure what to do with herself ::
(21:57:03) CaptHarper: :: watching her homeworld grow on the main viewer ::
(21:57:47) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: flies the approach dictated by Risa Control ::
(21:59:20) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: settles Atlantis into the traffic pattern around the busy world ::
(21:59:24) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: transmits the information over the Navarro's console ::
(21:59:41) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: sees the parking orbit come through and glances over at Wright :: CSO: Thank you, Commander.
(21:59:54) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::...and a beach blanket::
(22:01:19) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: adjusts their orbital parameters until they match the prescribed parking orbit, then locks the autopilot on it, with intelligent collision avoidance :: CO: We are parked, captain.
(22:02:05) CaptHarper: All: Secure your stations... then go have some fun. I have recommendations for anyone who does not know Risa yet.
(22:02:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: secures her station, then stands and waits expectantly for Kate with a smile on her face ::
(22:02:51) CaptHarper: :: looks around at her bridge crew, incredibly proud of what they have accomplished ::
(22:02:55) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles at Harper and quickly secures her station ::
(22:03:20) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: perks up slightly at hearing that, securing her station before waiting for the captain, she was curious about locations/spots to visit ::
(22:03:32) CaptHarper: :: locks the console on her chair arm and stands up with a contented exhale ::
(22:03:36) MED_LtJG_Acacia: :: remembers her sunscreen at the last minute and runs back for it before making her way to the transporter to wait for Navarro. ::
(22:04:09) NAV_LtJG_Navarro: :: secures the helm after checking the autopilot a few more times, just to be sure ::
(22:04:31) CSO_Cdr_Wright: Suzuki> :: packing up her climbing gear ::
(22:06:33) DocNavarro: :: stands, and after a nod to the captain, he leaves for the turbolift ::
(22:06:42) Ryleigh_Grey: :: is happy to challenge Ethan to a race once they landed on planet, both taking off ::
(22:07:15) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: walks away from her secured station, stopping to think about what she should do ::
(22:07:19) KateHarper: Lexy: So, shall we? :: grins at her wife ::
(22:07:33) DocNavarro: :: stops by his quarters to grab his bag, then makes for the transporter room, having a date ::
(22:07:37) LexyWright: Kate: :: grins back :: Let's go change.
(22:08:48) TLira: :: secures her station after responding to Taril's latest message, and then heads to the TL, ordering it to the deck where her quarters are, and her yet-to-be-started preparations for leave ::
(22:09:29) KateHarper: :: nods eagerly and heads to the TL ::
(22:09:46) EmilyAcacia: :: grins Navarro arrives, breaking off her chat with the transport operator and stepping onto the pad. She cheers, :: TO: To the beach!
(22:10:16) LinxiJude: :: confirms meetup location, then heads to turbolift, then to transport, then to planet ::
(22:10:17) DocNavarro: :: arrives in the TR to find Emily, then joins her on the pad :: I really should have changed first.
(22:10:55) EmilyAcacia: :: laughs at that, shrugging :: Doc: There'll be somewhere to change.
(22:11:44) LexyWright: :: follows her, excited ::
(22:12:10) KateHarper: :: directs the TL to the decks containing the quarters of everyone in the TL ::
(22:13:30) KateHarper: :: exits at their stop and heads to their quarters ::
(22:13:49) DocNavarro: Emily: Nothing screams tourist here like a Starfleet uniform. :: as they shimmer away :
(22:14:04) LexyWright: :: walks abreast with Kate :: Kate: So they're expecting us right away?
(22:14:25) EmilyAcacia: :: appears on the beach, donning her oversized sunglasses and taking in a deep breath. She sets about finding a spot to her put her towel down. By contrast, she'd changed into a white sundress. :: Doc: What's wrong with being a tourist?
(22:14:26) KateHarper: Lexy: I am certain that my father was listening to Control chatter and heard our arrival.
(22:14:26) BenedictWolfe: :: looks over at Kuari on the empty Bridge. :: Kuari: Well. Want to join Tira and me on the planet?
(22:15:13) LexyWright: Kate: Hopefully your mother won't quiz my on my breast preferences again.
(22:15:36) KateHarper: :: laughs as they enter their quarters :: Lexy: Do not put it past her!
(22:15:50) RyleighGrey: :: appears out of the jungle, breathing heavily as she laughed, finally managing to beat Ethan, skidding to a halt near Emily and Doc :: Emily/Doc: Whoops, sorry!
(22:15:54) DocNavarro: :: takes several deep breaths of the sea air :: Emily: Right now, nothing at all.
(22:16:19) Kuari: :: smiles over at Wolfe :: Wolfe: Sure.
(22:16:25) DocNavarro: Grey: Hey hey, lieutenant! :: brushes sand off his pants ::
(22:16:50) LexyWright: :: makes her way to the bedroom and begins changing into the outfit she'd laid out on the bed this morning ::
(22:17:22) KateHarper: :: she enters their bedroom and doffs her uniform and underwear, like she's shedding a skin ::
(22:17:23) LinxiJude: :: rips off her tops of her uniform, leaving only the grey tank, as she makes her way to one of the resorts ::
(22:17:37) BenedictWolfe: Kuari: We'll meet you at Transporter Room 1.
(22:17:50) Kuari: :: already heading for the TL :: Wolfe: Sure thing!
(22:17:53) RyleighGrey: :: grins, wearing a bikini top and a pair of shorts, hair pulled back in an elegant bun :: Doc/Emily: Enjoying yourselves?
(22:18:08) KateHarper: :: changes into a thin white Bohemian-style off-the-shoulder high-low dress patterned in branching fanned leaves of red and blue, with a cinched waist and an intricate design on the hem, then presses her forehead ornament in place ::
(22:18:32) BenedictWolfe: :: rides the TL with Kuari ::
(22:19:01) Kuari: :: stops by her quarters, shedding her uniform, but her combadge is slipped into her pouch for emergency communication, of course. She trots down the corridor for the TL, eager to stretch her wings ::
(22:19:09) EmilyAcacia: :: lays her towel out on the sand, letting her bag drop beside it. She stands back up to smile at Grey :: Grey: Oh, most definitely. Got any exciting plans?
(22:19:39) Tira: :: has been preparing herself for this... vacation. It's something foreign to the Kvolir, but Wolfe promises it will be enjoyable. And so far, he hasn't guided her wrong. ::
(22:20:09) DocNavarro: Grey: Just got here, but so far. Haven't even had time to change. :: glances up at the nearby facility :: Emily: I'll be right back.
(22:20:28) LexyWright: :: dons a short gauzy affair with a blue-and-ivory antique rose print with short ruffled sleeves and a ruched waist, along with a pair of ivory and gold gladiator sandals, a scarf, and a fluffy headband, the grabs her suitcase and handbag. :: Kate: Ready.
(22:20:56) VeliTailor: ::hefts the duffel to her shoulder and the skis on her other shoulder, easing her way out the door; smacking the skis into the walls and a few bulkheads along the way before lowering them to avoid smakcing them into people, and bumping them behind her all the way to the transporter room::
(22:20:59) KateHarper: :: picks up her already-packed bag, and tosses her commbadge in it after plucking it off the discarded uniform ::
(22:21:03) BenedictWolfe: :: stops by his quarters and changes, before going next door to Tira's quarters. The captain was so kind to have her placed there. She opens the door. :: Tira: My, you're looking very ready for the sand. Come with me? :: turns away from her door and holds his arm out for her to hook it with hers. ::
(22:21:09) RyleighGrey: Emily: Probably once Ethan catches up we'll be going swimming... he wants to see if 'he can beat me swimming', idiot ::
(22:21:29) LexyWright: :: does the same with her commbadge ::
(22:21:52) EmilyAcacia: :: nods at Doc, looking back to Riley with a bemused smirk :: Riley: Are you a good swimmer?
(22:21:59) KateHarper: Lexy: Me, too. I apologize again for my mother, in advance. :: grins ::
(22:22:43) LexyWright: Kate: That grin tells me your apology means nothing, Kate Harper. :: also grinning :: Let's go. :: exits their quarters and heads for the TL ::
(22:22:46) Tira: Wolfe: This is... agreeable. :: smiles as she hooks his arm :: What is the point of this time? What are we going to be doing, exactly?
(22:23:11) DocNavarro: :: heads up to the changing rooms and changes into a pair of Hawaiian board shorts and aviator-frame sunglasses, then makes his way back :::
(22:23:33) Kuari: :: arrives at TR1 and waits in line ::
(22:23:35) RyleighGrey: :: waves her hand slightly and tilts it side-to-side :: Emily: Kinda? I can do underwater better than on the surface, but knowing him he'll insist on surface-only. :: chuckles at Doc's shorts, looking up to see Ethan wandering their way ::
(22:23:47) KateHarper: :: walks along with her wife to the TR, and finds Kuari there waiting ::
(22:24:14) TLira: :: with the way Taril is bouncing around, she suspects little will be achieved until she can find something to distract him. Perhaps a brief call to Elena will distract him long enough for her to pack what they will require... ::
(22:24:30) Kuari: :: notices Kate and Lexy and smiles :: Big plans?
(22:25:17) KateHarper: Kuari: First is to visit my parents. :: chuckles :: They are wonderful, of course, but very... Risan.
(22:25:28) DocNavarro: :: stretches when he gets back, glad to be in real sunlight again ::
(22:25:40) BenedictWolfe: :: leads Tira to TR1 :: Tira: Well, I am not really sure, yet. There are all sorts of activities, too many to do all of them in one visit. I've even heard reports of a previous doctor on Atlantis who had himself flung by a sort of trebuchet several kilometers.
(22:25:41) EmilyAcacia: :: plops down on her towel, stretching her legs out :: Riley: Well, best of luck bringing home the gold.
(22:25:53) Tira: :: looks confused :: Trebuchet?
(22:26:37) RyleighGrey: Emily: Will do! :: protests, taking off after Ethan ::
(22:26:45) Kuari: :: nods to Kate, approving ::
(22:27:14) KateHarper: Kuari: How about you? Getting some flying in, yes?
(22:27:26) BenedictWolfe: :: stops a moment at the thought of the question and explaining it to someone who has never seen one before. :: Tira: It's a sort of... catapult system. Here. :: uses a viewscreen in the corridor next to them, pulls up a video of one working, and shows it to her. ::
(22:27:26) DocNavarro: :: laughs as he spreads a towel and sits down ::
(22:28:14) Kuari: Kate: Oh, yes, for sure! Wolfe invited me along with him and Tira, so I'm not sure what we'll do when I'm not doing that.
(22:28:29) Tira: :: watches, and then is a bit horrified at the idea that someone would do this to themselves and not some enemy. :: Benedict: How long has he been dead?
(22:28:47) KateHarper: Kuari: Oh! That ought to be fun! Give us a call if you want to get together down there, too.
(22:29:34) DocNavarro: :: leans back and laces his hands behind his head, his bronze skin needing no sunscreen even under the light of two suns :: Emily: It is so good to be on a real beach again.
(22:29:36) LexyWright: :: nods, smiling :: Kuari: That'd be fun!
(22:29:50) BenedictWolfe: :: laughs :: Tira: Oh, no. He had a parachute. When he reached peak altitude, he opened the canopy and glided to the ground. Pissed off one of his subordinates, as I understand it.
(22:30:15) Tira: :: nods slowly, and they keep walking. :: Benedict: That sounds interesting. I'll have to give it a try.
(22:30:23) EmilyAcacia: :: stretches out on her towel, sighing happily. She closed her eyes, feeling the sun beat down. :: Doc: It's good to get off my feet for any amount of time, but this was a welcomed surprise.
(22:30:43) BenedictWolfe: :: turns the corner into TR1:: Tira: We will.
(22:31:21) BenedictWolfe: :: regards Kuari, Harper, and Wright, nodding to them ::
(22:31:50) KateHarper: :: Grins at Wolfe and Tira :: Wolfe: You two have fun down there too!
(22:32:11) LexyWright: :: somewhat awkwardly gives her well-wishes to Wolfe and Tira as well ::
(22:32:29) KateHarper: :: looking up at the towering couple ::
(22:33:15) BenedictWolfe: :: looks mischieviously at Tira:: Harper: I believe we will. :: winks to her ::
(22:33:44) LexyWright: :: blushes faintly at the implication ::
(22:33:46) DocNavarro: Emily: So, do you swim?
(22:34:08) Kuari: :: just smiles, happy to be going planetside ::
(22:35:34) KateHarper: :: snickers and steps up on the pad with Lexy as the TR Chief reports that the coordinates for her home have been loaded up, two hundred kilos north of Suraya ::
(22:36:21) KateHarper: TRC: Energize. :: shimmers away to the front yard of her parents' home on the beach in Lunat Bay ::
(22:36:37) LexyWright: :: pats her hair to make sure it's all still in place ::
(22:36:52) KateHarper: Rolik> :: hears the transporter shimmer, having been waiting eagerly :: Jhnal! They are here! Our girls are home!
(22:37:33) LexyWright: Jnnal> :: looks up from fluffing the cushions for the umpteenth time :: They are here? :: rushes out to see for herself ::
(22:37:36) EmilyAcacia: :: smiles at that, shaking her head lightly :: Doc: I can. I have. There's not a lot of water in the midwest, so I won't be challenging anyone to any aquatic races. ::
(22:38:10) RyleighGrey: :: stumbles out of the water near Emily and Doc again, staggering to flop face-first on the beach next to the two, she always enjoyed just relaxing with crewmembers ::
(22:38:23) DocNavarro: Grey: So, who won?
(22:38:45) LexyWright: :: hears the commotion coming from inside and looks at Kate ::
(22:39:03) KateHarper: Rolik> :: bursts through the front door ::
(22:39:18) RyleighGrey: :: looks up with an irritated expression :: Doc: Can you guess? :: rolls onto her back to relax ::
(22:39:25) LexyWright: Jhnal> :: is right behind him, but pauses to compose herself ::
(22:39:39) KateHarper: :: her face explodes into a bright smile as she runs toward her parents :: Papá, Mamá!
(22:40:12) DocNavarro: :: laughs :: Grey: Better luck next time.
(22:40:33) EmilyAcacia: :: grimaces at Riley covering herself in sand :: Riley: Do you want a towel?
(22:40:36) BenedictWolfe: :: turns the two of them to Kuari :: Kuari: Care to go flying with us?
(22:40:42) LexyWright: Jhnal> :: spreads her arms wide, smiling broadly, hugging her daughter and pulling in her other daughter who approaches meekly ::
(22:41:02) Kuari: :: grins widely :: Benedict: Sure! What will you fly in?
(22:41:09) LexyWright: Mmph! :: surprised, but not in a bad way ::
(22:41:15) KateHarper: Rolik> :: sweeps Kathryn, Lexy, and Jhnal up into a great bear hug ::
(22:41:38) BenedictWolfe: Kuari: A suit with a parachute. I was just telling Tira about it and she's interested, too.
(22:42:03) RyleighGrey: Emily: Eh, sand is good. But if you're offering, yes please. :: pushes herself off the sand, dusting herself off the best she could :: Doc: Mmh... next time he's getting his ass kicked.
(22:42:13) LexyWright: Jhnal> Rolik, our girls look very good. Healthy. Not enough sun, but healthy.
(22:42:41) KateHarper: :: the warmth of the hug and just being home, finally, lifts her soul ::
(22:43:43) KateHarper: Rolik> :: steps back and pretends that he didn't just wipe away a tear :: Jhnal: Yes! They do! And yes, perhaps you should be in the sun more, but our Kathryn never tanned anyway.
(22:44:12) BenedictWolfe: :: looks up and gives the transporter chief the coordinates, then steps with Tira onto the pad.
(22:44:16) Kuari: :: nods, eager to do something fun :: Benedict: Sounds good. Do you have coordinates?
(22:44:22) EmilyAcacia: :: chuckles, retrieving another towel from her beach bag of tricks and tosses it to Riley. She also offers sunscreen, and takes a sip from a silver flask. :: Grey: You're adorable, you know that?
(22:44:50) BenedictWolfe: Kuari: Indeed. Shall we? :: gestures with his unhooked hand and arm to the pad
(22:45:03) DocNavarro: :: sits up, looking longingly at the sea ::
(22:45:05) LexyWright: Jhnal> :: holds Kate out at arms' length and looks her over with a motherly eye, then does the same to Lexy ::
(22:45:28) KateHarper: :: is inspected by her mother ::
(22:45:39) KateHarper: :: no Starfleet inspection could hold a candle to this ::
(22:46:09) LexyWright: Jhnal> Kate: You look happy. That is good. Happy, but tired. Your wife, she looks nervous. You are still nervous here? You know you are our daughter now. :: gently scolding ::
(22:46:12) RyleighGrey: :: takes the towel thankfully, re-positioning on the towel as she settles down, cheeks tinting red slightly at Acacia's comment :: Emily: You're the first one to tell me that. :: Notices Doc's look towards the ocean :: Doc: Do you swim?
(22:47:00) DocNavarro: :: nods to Grey :: Not as fast as you, probably, but sí. :: smiles at Emily :: Fancy a dip?
(22:47:04) LexyWright: :: meeps nervously :: Jhnal: I... it will just take time. I am honored to be part of your family.
(22:47:29) KateHarper: :: is very happy indeed, especially now that they're not fighting the Xovul anymore ::
(22:48:15) EmilyAcacia: :: grins, grabbing a hair tie from her bag and tying her hair up into a pony tail. She glances back and Navarro and Grey once before stumbling to her feet on the soft sand and making a run for the water. ::
(22:48:20) LexyWright: Jhnal> Rolik: Ah, she is honored. She is a good girl, this one. Kathryn, you have a good wife. :: laughs, a full-body affair ::
(22:48:57) KateHarper: :: grins :: I know, Mamá!
(22:49:02) RyleighGrey: :: grins, watching the two hurry back towards the water :: Doc/Emily: Have fun!
(22:49:04) LexyWright: Jhnal> Come, come, come inside. We have lunch ready. And the guest house!
(22:49:07) DocNavarro: :: bolts after her ::
(22:49:08) Kuari: :: steps up onto the pad once it's their turn and the coordinates are put in, sitting ::
(22:49:40) KateHarper: Rolik> Yes, you must be starving! Come in!
(22:49:49) KateHarper: :: has fond memories of that guest house ::
(22:50:17) KateHarper: Rolik> :: takes their bags and leads the way in ::
(22:50:17) LexyWright: :: follows them into the house, holding her suitcase somewhat defensively ::
(22:50:38) LexyWright: :: until she finds herself surrendering it to Rolik... ::
(22:50:49) EmilyAcacia: :: wades into the ocean, watching the surfers take on the waves with a soft 'oo' ::
(22:52:02) DocNavarro: :: catches up and smiles as the warm water laps against his legs ::
(22:52:28) BenedictWolfe: Chief: Energize. :: the three of them shimmer away from Atlantis, and appear about fifty meters behind the catapult systems that Wolfe was talking about earlier. He leads Tira and Kuari through the high grass until they reach the operator. :: Operator: Mind if we take a flight?
(22:52:39) RyleighGrey: :: shrugs, deciding to move back into the ocean, diving neatly past Emily and Doc and into deeper water ::
(22:53:15) DocNavarro: :: gestures to her dress :: Are you swimming in that?
(22:53:50) KateHarper: Rolik> :: takes their bags to the guest house and returns to find them at lunch ::
(22:55:37) EmilyAcacia: :: blinks, looking down at the hem of her dress floating around her waist with a giggle. She wades back, slipping the dress off over her head and tossing it to shore. Wearing a blue bikini with white polka-dots, she dives under the water to head the way Grey went, for a swim. ::
(22:56:05) LexyWright: Jhnal> :: pointing out the different types of sandwiches she made on this gigantic platter of sandwiches ::
(22:56:41) DocNavarro: :: watches her appreciatively, then hesitates, unsure if it's appropriate, then just dives into the water after her ::
(22:57:02) Kuari: :: looks from the operator to the catapult system, curious ::
(22:57:34) LexyWright: Jhnal> When we finish with lunch, you girls need to go out for the afternoon. The family is coming for dinner and we need to prepare.
(22:57:35) BenedictWolfe: Operator> Wolfe et al: Why, welcome to the Risa Aerial Experience! You are welcome to take one of two flights: Going that way :: points:: you will fly approximately half a kilometer before you open your chute. However, if you go that way :: points over a cliff ::a few factors take control of your event. First, there is
(22:57:35) BenedictWolfe: Operator> the much lower and farther away landing zone, combined with gravity-reducing devices along the way. You'll travel approximately two kilometers before opening your chute. Do you know which you'd like to take?
(22:57:52) KateHarper: :: takes a bite then pauses :: The family? All of them?!
(22:58:04) Tira: Operator: The shorter flight, please.
(22:58:04) BenedictWolfe: Operator: Over the cliff, please.
(22:58:33) LexyWright: Jhnal> Everyone wants to see the family hero, Kathryn!
(22:59:03) Kuari: :: opens her mouth to answer, but then hesitates and blinks as the two other answers are in conflict ::
(22:59:07) KateHarper: :: swallows the bite so she doesn't choke :: Oh. Oh dear. It will be great to see everyone!
(22:59:13) LexyWright: :: looks at Kate, then at Jhnal, then at Rolik :: Rolik: Is that... a lot of people?
(22:59:30) BenedictWolfe: Operator> :: looks back and forth between them ::
(22:59:37) KateHarper: :: fears for Lexy's sanity ::
(23:00:22) KateHarper: Rolik: We Risans live a long time, you see. My parents are alive, as are Jhnal's, and their parents, and my brothers and sisters, and her brothers and sisters... :: goes on from there ::
(23:00:35) BenedictWolfe: :: and Tira look at each other with something approaching a giggle. They discuss before deciding on the longer flight :: Operator: Over the cliff, please.
(23:00:47) LexyWright: :: begins to take on a deer-in-headlights expression ::
(23:00:51) Kuari: :: grins, facing the operator once again ::
(23:00:52) BenedictWolfe: Operator> Very good! Do you wish to fly together, or separately?
(23:00:56) BenedictWolfe: Operator: The two of us :: pointing to Tira: will fly together. And she :: pointing to Kuari :: will join us on her own.
(23:00:57) KateHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:58) KateHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:59) KateHarper: PAUSE SIM