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(21:15:53) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:54) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:15:55) CaptHarper: BEGIN SIM
(21:16:40) CaptHarper: :: in the ready room, chatting with the colony's administrator, Ryne, and the captains of the other two Starfleet ships that are present ::
(21:16:50) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: is at her station on the bridge, watching updates on her side console ::
(21:17:40) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: sits at her console on the bridge, double-checking medical supply manifests. ::
(21:17:52) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: is at Tactical 1, preparing all tactical systems for the next mission. ::
(21:18:32) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: is at Tactical 2, looking over the systems carefully ::
(21:18:33) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: at the helm, of course, and would actively be plotting a slipstream course if he knew their next destination ::
(21:21:19) CaptHarper: :: wraps up the conference call and then has a cordial chat with Colonel Jaire of the Kvolir ::
(21:21:20) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: in Cargo Bay 2, assisting with cargo offloadings::
(21:21:34) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks over repair reports, satisfied, then checks on the cargo unloading manifest. She brings up the details, familiarizing herself with content and amounts ::
(21:21:41) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::at the CMO's station on the bridge doing CMO type stuff::
(21:22:38) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: once again confirms all propulsion systems are ready for departure, then resumes playing his game about flying a starship ::
(21:23:18) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: sitting at the Sci/Ops console, listening to fleet chatter and comms traffic to the colony below ::
(21:23:27) CaptHarper: :: politely laughs when Jaire notices the sword he surrendered to her on the ready room wall ::
(21:23:46) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: has just the right elevation at his station to see the game over Navarro's shoulder and scoffs slightly to himself, shaking his head and getting back to his work before anyone can really ask ::
(21:25:21) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: catches Wolfe's scoff, craning her neck to see what Navarro was doing :: NAV: What... is that?
(21:25:30) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: pulls up a case file, working on some very complex notes made up of strings of letters and numbers. ::
(21:26:12) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: smoothly answers as he switches the game to a similar-looking display :: TAC2: Flight simulation exercises.
(21:26:26) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks up at Grey, not knowing who she's talking to, then follows her eyes to Navarro ::
(21:26:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: blinks, not seeing anything out of the ordinary, then turns her attention back to her console ::
(21:27:44) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: hums in slight suspicion :: NAV: Ahhhh okay.
(21:28:02) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: now flying an actual flight training sim, not the game, the main difference being the lack of a scoreboard ::
(21:28:20) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::continues catching up with reports, not paying much attention to all of the random activity going on to fill the time during this very routine mission::
(21:28:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: glances over at Navarro, but doesn't see what all the fuss is about ::
(21:28:40) CaptHarper: :: wraps up the call with Jaire after checking on Syvek's status ::
(21:29:17) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: doesn't even seem to notice people talking, scrolling through a half-finished case study and reading it intently. ::
(21:29:21) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: snickers quietly to herself as she settles at her station, working on tactical things ::
(21:29:42) CaptHarper: :: then double-checks the new orders from the Admiral ::
(21:31:35) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: lets out a big sigh, doing her job, but she's distracted by a stray thought involving a chocolate rum drink ::
(21:31:37) CaptHarper: :: lets out a long breath ::
(21:32:51) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::picks up her coffee cup to take a sip, and nothing comes out. Musta finished that at least an hour ago. Yawns and stands up, schlepping to the replicator to get a new cup::
(21:33:07) CaptHarper: :: stands and Picard-maneuvers :: This should be fun.
(21:33:49) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: comms the bridge as offloadings come to a close :: BRIDGE: Skovik to Bridge.
(21:34:15) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: only half-listening to the chatter until the message comes in :: *ENG* Bridge here, go ahead, Ensign.
(21:35:15) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: perks up at Skovik's comm, knowing he was assigned to cargo offloading ::
(21:35:22) ENG_Ens_Skovik: *CSO* Commander, we have the last load heading down now. Offloading will be completed momentarily
(21:35:33) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::new cuppa joe materialises in blue sparklies and she picks it up, deeply inhaling the steamy goodness, then takes a long sip::
(21:36:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: *ENG* Acknowledged, Ensign, thank you for the update.
(21:36:14) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: knows that that means they should be departing shortly for... wherever. So he makes final preparations and ensures all is in order for any kind of flight to which Altantis will be jumping soon. ::
(21:36:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: XO: Commander, Ensign Skovik reports that the last load is headed down to the colony now.
(21:36:45) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: taps at her console, exchanging messages with doctors at the Trondheim clinic ::
(21:36:52) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: smiles, meeting Wright's eyes :: CSO: Good news.
(21:37:08) CaptHarper: :: enters the bridge, walking briskly to her chair :: XO: Status, Number One?
(21:37:32) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: returns Kuari's smile, but her following query is interrupted by Kate's return to the Bridge ::
(21:38:11) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: pulls out his PADD and begins writing up his report on cargo discrepancies, delivery times, etc etc. He leaves the Cargo Bay 2 and makes his way down the corridor to the turbolift as he writes. ::
(21:38:28) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: turns attention back to her console, finishing with her preparations before turning focus to Kuari and the Captain ::
(21:39:03) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns to follow Harper across the bridge with her nose :: CO: Wright just got a report from Skovik down in cargo bay two. The last load is being sent down to Trondheim now.
(21:39:05) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: closes the simulation and brings up the slipstream computer ::
(21:39:57) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: can't not notice Harper's... nervous? energy as she enters the Bridge. ::
(21:40:10) CaptHarper: :: clasps her hands and takes her seat :: XO: Well done. Routine, yes, but at least we were not interrupted by the Xovul.
(21:41:04) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: perks an ear to the Captain curiously, but doesn't look up. She keeps herself busy, occasionally pausing to think ::
(21:41:30) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looking at the Captain, with the question implied on her face: What's next? ::
(21:41:32) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: heads back to Main Engineering ::
(21:41:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods her head in agreement. If they never encounter the Xovul again, she would be grateful ::
(21:42:24) CaptHarper: :: sees her wife's inquisitive face and answers with :: NAV: Mr. Navarro, plot a slipstream solution to Refuge.
(21:42:24) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: watches the captain slightly, confused at the nervous energy she had, wondering what was coming next ::
(21:42:28) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: secretly wants Xovul blood, but he also doesn't want a fair fight ::
(21:42:40) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: begins preparing the shields ::
(21:43:12) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: quickly looks up the coordinates of this 'Refuge' and feeds them into the computer :: CO: Aye, capitana.
(21:43:50) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: would be happy if they never see Xovul again, a hand trailing down to rest on her stomach before jolting her attention back to the console ::
(21:44:03) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: raises her eybrows in surprise, but turns back to her console with a nod and begins parting communications with Trondheim ::
(21:44:28) CaptHarper: CSO: Is the final cargo transport fully completed. Commander?
(21:44:46) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: also finishes up her communications as she hears this, wondering what this place is. ::
(21:46:10) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: checks the transporter logs :: CO: Aye, Captain, the final transport was completed successfully.
(21:46:25) CaptHarper: NAV: Take us to warp two, Lieutenant.
(21:46:47) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Warp two, aye. :: banks Atlantis around to the proper heading and engages the warp engines ::
(21:46:59) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks around at the bridge crew as they work, happy to be underway to...somewhere ::
(21:47:28) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: monitors the deflector array, keeping up with its status while at warp ::
(21:47:32) CaptHarper: XO: Make the ship ready for slipstream flight, Number One.
(21:47:45) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: notifies Trondheim of their departure and makes the usual shipwide announcements ::
(21:48:18) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods and looks to Wolfe :: CTO: Shields up, configure for slipstream.
(21:48:33) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: finishes his prep work. :: XO: Aye, Commander. Shields up and shield geometry configured for slipstream flight, optimized for a heading of the second star to the right.
(21:48:36) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: the computer dings :: CO: Slipstream solution ready, ma'am.
(21:49:09) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: opens her mouth to relay to Harper, then pauses and looks back at Wolfe with a frown ::
(21:49:32) CaptHarper: :: chuckles to herself :: NAV: Engage.
(21:49:51) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: XO: Ancient British story.
(21:50:05) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: engages the slipstream drive ::
(21:50:33) CMO_Lt_Tailor: ::has settled back in her seat, newly refilled cup safe in it's cup holder for departure::
(21:50:34) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: accepts this, but still wonders what the second star to the right is in relation to ::
(21:50:49) CaptHarper: ACTION> The slipstream tunnel begins to form ahead of Atlantis.
(21:51:18) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: leans back in her chair, taking a moment to admire the viewscreen ::
(21:51:28) NAV_Lt_Navarro: All: Slipstream entry in ten seconds.
(21:52:10) CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis is smoothly pulled into the quantum slipstream.
(21:52:20) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: keeps attention on his console in Main Engineering throughout the process ::
(21:52:26) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: Self out loud: Off... to Neverland.
(21:52:28) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: slowly turns to look back at Wolfe in confusion ::
(21:52:31) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: giggles at the reference, attention turned back to her console ::
(21:52:55) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Slipstream flight is stable.
(21:53:09) CaptHarper: :: unsure what Wolfe is talking about but nods to Navarro :: NAV: Thank you, lieutenant.
(21:53:17) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: gets the reference, but... from Wolfe? ::
(21:53:53) TAC2_1LT_Grey: CTO: You read Peter Pan? :: looks up from her console ::
(21:54:38) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: TAC2: Didn't you as a child?
(21:54:41) CaptHarper: TAC2: It is something to fry a peter in, I would imagine?
(21:55:21) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: snorts, covering her mouth ::
(21:55:44) TAC2_1LT_Grey: CTO: I did, yes. Well, my father read it to me when I was a child. :: shrugs slightly, grinning :: CO:... It's a fairytale, Captain.
(21:55:47) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: politely refrains from laughing at the captain ::
(21:56:43) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: just shakes her head, used to Kate's malapropisms ::
(21:56:53) CaptHarper: TAC2: Oh... :: nods, wondering why Earth has so many tales about ferries ::
(21:57:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: listens, attempting to remember the title so that she can look it up later ::
(21:57:41) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: reports the ETA to the Captain ::
(21:58:34) CaptHarper: All: Alright, bit of a trip, everyone. If you do not know what Refuge is, look up the Free Fleets and read up while we travel.
(21:59:37) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: nods, confused but does as said ::
(21:59:44) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: does just that, pulling it up on her console as well ::
(21:59:47) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: thinks about their last encounter with the Free Fleets -- they're never boring ::
(22:00:19) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: nods, bringing up the files to refresh herself on the details ::
(22:00:22) CaptHarper: :: has been mentally preparing herself for dealing with the Free Fleets as the CO ::
(22:01:40) CaptHarper: ACTION> Time passes...
(22:02:38) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Exiting slipstream in one minute, capitana.
(22:03:02) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: makes the usual shipwide announcements ::
(22:03:24) CaptHarper: :: nods to Navarro, fairly confident she's ready for this ::
(22:04:38) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Normal space in ten seconds.
(22:04:59) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: having had plenty of time to read up on Refuge, looks up at the main viewer expectantly ::
(22:05:16) CaptHarper: ACTION> Atlantis pops in to normal space.
(22:05:20) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: signals all functioning properly in Main Engineering despite a slight fluctuation in the Deflector Field he smoothed out almost immediately. ::
(22:05:31) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: looks up at the viewer curiously ::
(22:05:47) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Normal space achieved, drift... :: checks calculation :: 524 light-seconds.
(22:06:12) CaptHarper: NAV: Well done. Take us in at full impulse.
(22:06:42) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: wonders which representative of the Free Fleets they'll be dealing with ::
(22:06:49) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Sí. :: flies Atlantis on in ::
(22:07:45) CaptHarper: CSO: Contact Refuge control for clearance, Commander.
(22:10:43) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: Aye, Captain. *Refuge Control* Refuge control, this is the U.S.S. Atlantis requesting clearance to approach and orbit Refuge.
(22:11:37) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: flying Atlantis through the shell of asteroids surrounding the dwarf planet that's indicated as their destination ::
(22:11:37) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: receives approach vectors and clearances and forwards them over to the helm :: CO: Clearance received, Captain.
(22:11:54) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: notes the vectors :: CSO: Gracias, Commaner.
(22:12:37) CaptHarper: :: leans back in her chair and purses her lips, fairly sure she will not have to hail ::
(22:12:38) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: favors her navigator neighbor with a nod and a smile ::
(22:14:41) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: clears the asteroids and approaches the dwarf planet ::
(22:15:43) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: tries to remember the names. Venya? Ashexana? ::
(22:15:52) CaptHarper: ACTION> Refuge, a sprawlng complex on the surface of the airless dwarf planet, comes into view as we approach.
(22:17:54) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: remembers finding them a bit intimidating, which is not saying a lot given that this is Lexy we're talking about ::
(22:18:19) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: feels almost at home among these people, except that he likes order ::
(22:18:34) CaptHarper: ACTION> The surface installation is accompanied by a swarm of ships of all make and models, orbiting in an orderly fashion.
(22:20:46) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: settles Atlantis into their designated parking orbit ::
(22:20:51) CSO_Cdr_Wright: CO: We're being hailed, Captain.
(22:21:17) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: shares a look with Kate ::
(22:21:37) CaptHarper: :: shrugs at Kuari, then stands and Picard-maneuvers :: CSO: On screen.
(22:22:06) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: punches the buttons, then looks up at the screen as the display changes ::
(22:22:22) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: looks up at the screen intently, curious at why they were being hailed ::
(22:22:38) CaptHarper: ACTION> A leather-clad Orion woman appears, reclining on a leather couch.
(22:24:15) CaptHarper: Venya Kashar> :: brightens and stands with a smile :: Why, is that... Harper, was it? And in command now, I see? Congratulations are in order!
(22:24:24) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: studies the figure on the screen, and her eyes surreptitiously look to see what Harper does ::
(22:25:11) CaptHarper: :: nods and returns the smile :: Yes, Ms. Kashar. Admiral Blackthorne has accepted a promotion, and I now command the Atlantis. How may we assist you?
(22:25:31) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: folds her hands, watching the exchange. ::
(22:26:01) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: turns her attention back to Kashar, exuding confidence as if she knows what Harper is talking about ::
(22:27:25) CaptHarper: Venya Kashar> Wonderful! Though I will miss him, on the seldom occasion we're favored with a visit from Atlantis. I would like to invite you and your staff down to discuss a somewhat... delicate matter.
(22:28:18) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: raises his eyebrows at anything Kashar would call delicate ::
(22:29:09) CaptHarper: :: still being diplomatic, despite knowing what Kashar is capable of :: We would be honored.
(22:29:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: notes that the woman is undeniably attractive, but that's not the reason that this proposed interaction makes her nervous ::
(22:29:16) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: blinks in confusion, eyes narrowing in suspicion at the screen ::
(22:30:23) CaptHarper: Venya Kashar> Splendid! Bring down as many of your crew as you wish, but do remember that transporters are not allowed. But please, feel free to take in our facility's hospitality.
(22:30:56) CaptHarper: As you wish, Ms. Kashar. We will be down shortly.
(22:31:22) CaptHarper: Venya Kashar> See you soon. Tea will be waiting. :: cuts the comm ::
(22:31:34) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: taps :: CO: The channel is closed, Captain.
(22:31:46) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: looks forward to tea ::
(22:31:56) CaptHarper: :: exhales sharply ::
(22:32:05) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: raises an eyebrow ::
(22:32:09) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: looks back at Kate, wondering what happens next ::
(22:32:09) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: looks back at the captain expectantly ::
(22:32:14) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: breaks her eyes away from the viewscreen, having watched Kashar carefully, and directs her attention to Harper ::
(22:32:54) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: looks at the Captain, waiting ::
(22:33:27) CaptHarper: :: looks around the bridge and claps her palms on her thighs :: Alright, everyone. This place is seedy, but we have done enough business here that we have at least earned their respect, begrudging as it is.
(22:34:05) CaptHarper: Kuari, Wolfe, Wright, you are with me.
(22:34:38) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: secures his station to be taken over and follows Harper to a Turbolift ::
(22:35:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: gulps quietly, but secures her station and stands, moving toward the TL ::
(22:35:10) CaptHarper: Tailor and Acacia, you get to go shopping for unreplicatable medical supplies. You are authorized to trade anything we can reasonably spare. Grey, escort them.
(22:35:30) CaptHarper: It can still get rowdy down there.
(22:35:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: secures her station and follows Harper ::
(22:36:13) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: closes what she has open on her console and stands from her chair, looking to Tailor ::
(22:36:14) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: nods, securing her console to follow the medical staff, snagging a small metal stick and sliding it up her sleeve before following Acacia and Tailor ::
(22:36:27) CaptHarper: XO: Kuari, have engineering go on a similar shopping trip. CTO: Ensure the engineers have a suitable security escort.
(22:37:03) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: gives Acacia a look as she readies to leave ::
(22:37:13) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: CO: Of course, Captain. :: gets on a PADD and starts ordering people to various positions. ::
(22:38:10) CaptHarper: All: Be careful down there and, if time permits, have a little fun if something presents itself. Meet up in shuttlebay one.
(22:38:31) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: glances at Navarro and offers her best carefree shrug. She then smiles at Grey, leading her towards the shuttle bay. ::
(22:38:44) NAV_Lt_Navarro: CO: Will you be needing a pilot, ma'am?
(22:38:49) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: stands slightly back from Acacia, checking her weapons before returning the smile to Acacia ::
(22:39:11) CaptHarper: :: smirks :: NAV: I am still qualified as a shuttle pilot, Zorro. You have the bridge.
(22:39:29) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: chuckles :: CO: Of course, Firefly.
(22:40:09) CaptHarper: :: makes a note to renew her Mustang qualification as she heads for the turbolift ::
(22:40:32) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: changes their destination once in the turbolift and makes a stop in sick bay to add a few things to her medkit first. She grabs a PADD, and some tools she doesn't usually carry. ::
(22:40:54) CaptHarper: :: collects whoever's riding the TL with her and directs it to the shuttlebay ::
(22:41:00) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: continues along to the shuttle bay with Kate, Kuari, and the others ::
(22:41:05) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: stays at the door, watching Acacia and in at Ease position ::
(22:41:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: steps away to make the comm call :: ENG: Bridge to engineering. The captain has requested engineering personnel to meet us in shuttlebay one. You are to ride down with us to Refuge, and acquire any components we need that can't be replicated. You are authorized to trade whatever we can spare.
(22:42:20) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: after making her comm, catches the TL with everyone else ::
(22:43:16) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: nods to Grey, leading her back down the hall to catch the next turbolift to the shuttle bay, for real this time. ::
(22:43:20) CaptHarper: :: rides the TL to the shuttlebay ::
(22:43:25) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: acknowledges the call and heads toward the TL, making his way to the shuttlebay. ::
(22:45:00) CaptHarper: :: exits into the shuttlebay with her entourage, and decides to take the Seraphim out for a spin, the spiffy new Type 12 shuttle that Blackthorne presented to her and Lexy ::
(22:45:30) CaptHarper: :: inputs the unlock code and opens the Seraphim up for everyone to board ::
(22:47:00) CaptHarper: :: takes the helm and powers her up as she waits for everyone to arrive and board ::
(22:47:02) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: boards the spiffy shuttle, looking around ::
(22:47:10) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: arrives on the turbolift shortly after everyone else with Grey, and follows onto the shuttle. ::
(22:47:13) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: boards and almost forgets herself by taking the second seat out of habit, but at the last moment defers to Kuari ::
(22:47:33) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: settles on the seats closest to the back, still stiff and watchful ::
(22:47:34) CaptHarper: :: flashes a grin at Lexy ::
(22:47:52) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: steps on board the shuttle a moment later, looking to Kuari. :: XO: Commander, reporting as ordered.
(22:49:56) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: notes Wright's correction and smiles at her. She tosses her head towards the seat, indicating Wright should sit :: CSO: Go ahead, there's enough room for me to sit next to you. I don't fit in the seat anyway. Besides, we'll have a lot of people in here.
(22:49:58) MED_Lt_Acacia: :: finds a comfy seat, admiring the shuttle shamelessly. She keeps a hand on her medkit, doing a pretty good job of hiding how on edge she is. ::
(22:51:12) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: sits on the floor and turns her head when Skovik arrives :: ENG: Glad to have you with us. You'll have a security escort. See Mr. Wolfe. :: motions towards him ::
(22:52:14) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: somewhat embarrassed, but takes the seat, tapping appropriate keys to secure launch clearance from the Bridge ::
(22:52:37) NAV_Lt_Navarro: :: sends the Seraphim clearance, with his best wishes for a safe trip ::
(22:52:49) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: bows his head stiffly and turns to Mr. Wolfe. :: CTO: Sir.
(22:53:06) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: takes his seat as the shuttle gets under way. ::
(22:53:33) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: :: regards Skovik :: ENG: One moment. Let me get you an escort who knows this place very well. :: sends a message on his PADD ::
(22:53:53) Tira: :: receives a text message from Wolfe ::
(22:54:35) Tira: :: responds, then drops everything and hauls ass to Shuttle Bay 1 ::
(22:55:22) ENG_Ens_Skovik: CTO: Thank you, Sir. I feel quite special. :: speaks in a dry, flat tone. ::
(22:55:28) CaptHarper: :: looks back at her crew :: All aboard?
(22:55:38) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: CO: Not... quite.
(22:56:02) CaptHarper: Mm. :: turns to Lexy :: CSO: Are we clear to launch? :: finishing up pre-flight ::
(22:57:15) Tira: :: rounds the corner into Shuttle Bay 1 and storms her way to the Seraphim, clambering her way aboard, yet in no way out of breath when she comes to a stop. Then, she smiles at Wolfe. ::
(22:57:29) CTO_LtC_Wolfe: CO: Now, everyone's here. At least from my team.
(22:57:48) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: having watched, nods :: CO: All aboard, Captain.
(22:57:58) CaptHarper: :: counts, then turns around and closes the hatch :: XO: Thank you, Commander.
(22:58:07) CSO_Cdr_Wright: :: finally receives launch clearance :: CO: We're clear, Captain.
(22:58:51) CaptHarper: :: gently lifts the Seraphim off the shuttlebay deck and out the launch doors, a somewhat more sedate launch than she would have done when she was a fighter pilot ::
(23:00:09) CaptHarper: ACTION> The Seraphim flies down to Refuge's landing facilities, granting all aboard a grand view of the stark, airless, cratered landscape surrounding the sprawling facility.
(23:00:13) TAC2_1LT_Grey: :: watches from the back, re-checking her weapons again ::
(23:00:42) XO_Cdr_Kuari: :: looks at the console in front of her, checking readings from next to Wright ::
(23:00:51) ENG_Ens_Skovik: :: peers out with idle interest ::
(23:00:54) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:55) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:56) CaptHarper: PAUSE SIM