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Atlantis RP / atlantis-mission
While dealing with the immediate aftermath of defending the Free Fleets cruiser HMS Syrinx from Xovul attack, we received a distress call from the enemy's wreckage, originating from an escape pod containing one lifesign: an injured human woman, suffering from burns and blunt-force trauma. After beaming her to sickbay under guard, we have learned that she's called Anastasia Stecker, and that she claims to not be our enemy, despite coming from a Xovul dreadnought. As we repair our battle damage and heal our wounded. our passenger promises at least an interesting story...
After 07-Apr-2021 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:15:57
:: on the bridge at the helm, reviewing damage and casualty reports ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:17:13
:: at the tactical two console, still trying to make sense of it all ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:17:34
:: is seeing to patients in sickbay, hanging back in favor of Tailor dealing with the enemy arrival ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 21:17:47
:: in Main Engineering; begins assembling crew to put some extra time and energy into the power distribution system so it won't so easily overload again ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:19:30
:: holds her arm, hissing in pain as she finally makes her way into sickbay. :: Didn't think I'd be injured so dang soon.
CTO Cpt Grey 07-Apr-2021 21:19:31
:: is leaning against the wall of the room, watching the strange human with an intense gaze ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 21:19:47
:: coordinating Ops teams to assist with the repairs and cleanup ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:20:12
:: is on the bridge at her station, sifting through damage reports from the battle ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:20:16
Stecker: Can you tell us how you came to be on the Xovul ship? ::clicks the forcefield off once Stecker proves herself nonagressive::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:20:28
:: makes a note to talk with Grey, having a few suggestions to help build their Helm/Tac rapport during combat ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:21:16
:: finishes with a patient’s twisted wrist, the crewman able to walk it off after his treatment. She approaches the newest arrival :: SCI: What seems to be the problem?
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 21:21:49
:: stows his flightsuit and helmet in the assault bay locker room, then ducks into the showers for a quick one ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:22:04
:: shakes his head, still not entirely happy with what transpired with the Xovul ship's destruction ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 21:22:30
CMO: I... it wasn't like I thought... :: blinks heavily as she slowly responds, her head lowering to the biobed's firm pillow, looking dazed and stops responding ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:22:37
MED: Well, I was in science lab one when I was thrown across the room. I'm sure something in my arm broke. :: continues to hold it still ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:23:27
:: nods, taking out her tricorder wand and beginning a scan of Herschel’s arm :: SCI: Alright. Let’s see.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:23:34
:: secures the helm, putting it on auto, and retreats toward her chair ::
XO: How is it looking, Kuari?
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 07-Apr-2021 21:24:01
:: re-dressing in her uniform ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:24:16
::frowns some and punches up some commands on the biobed, beginning a scan of the newcomer::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:24:21
:: looks at Captain Harper, scowls slightly, returns to his console ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 21:24:52
:: passes out ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:25:52
:: notes the lieutenant's scowl and finds that to be strange, but she has a ship to tend to ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:26:10
CO: :: eyes still on the report :: We have shields, propulsion. We're okay, just minor repairs keeping Engineering busy at the moment.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:26:44
:: looks across sickbay briefly to the passed out human, but otherwise minds her own business ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:27:30
:: hears the XO's comments, makes sure that the weaponry is operational ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:27:37
:: finishes her scan and grabs an osteoregenerator to fix up the bone in Herschel’s arm ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 07-Apr-2021 21:28:05
:: finishes dressing, and crosses to the pilot rec room and racks up the balls for a game ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:28:28
CO: Weapons are at ready, if needed, Captain.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:28:56
::begins administering a series of meds to stabilize the woman, and starts treating the burns and internal bleeding::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:29:06
:: uses the tool on the science officer’s arm :: SCI: Just hold still, we’ll have this done in no time.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:29:26
:: takes her seat :: XO: That is good news, especially after a fight with the Xovul.
TAC: Thank you, lieutenant.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:29:44
MED: Modern medicine is quite the thing, isn't it?
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 21:29:52
:: emerges from the showers and dresses in his uniform, then peeks into the rec room, hearing the sound of pool balls ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:30:14
CO: We had help, at least.
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:30:21
:: smiles, nodding as she works :: SCI: There’s little we we can’t do.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:31:25
Stecker: You've been through quite a bit, haven't you... ::applies dermaline gel over the worst of the burned patches::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:31:33
XO: Indeed. The Syrinx fared a lot better than the Rixx, at least, but she's a bit more substantial of a ship. Rixx seems to be built for speed and stealth.
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 21:31:37
:: checks on her staff, noting that some have gone to Sickbay with minor injuries ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:31:57
:: nods along, still analyzing the battle in her head ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:32:37
MED: I was in the science lab when I was thrown about. Was there a massive battle?
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:33:12
:: finishes up with that tool and grabs another, working over Herschel’s arm a second time to repair the muscles :: SCI: Yes, we were fighting the Xovul again, this time as they were attacking one of the Free Fleets ships.
Capt Travax 07-Apr-2021 21:33:12
:: overseeing the repairs to the Syrinx in a bit more of a hands-on fashion, banging on something with a spanner ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:33:31
MED: Does this sort of thing happen on this ship often?
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 21:34:21
:: assigning herself to the team, makes calls to everyone to meet up at all relevant stations and power nodes to run full diagnostics ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:34:21
:: nods, working carefully with the tool :: SCI: Somewhat often, yes. We’ve been encountering the Xovul a lot recently, actually.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:34:34
+CO+ Captain, the patient from the escape pod is in rough shape, burns and internal bleeding. We're not going to know what happened to her until she wakes up again...
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:35:24
:: lifts her head as she listens to Tailor's report :: +CMO+ Alright. Let me know when she is awake, doctor.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:36:15
::nods:: +CO+ Absolutely. Tailor out.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:36:19
MED: Oh goodness. I was on a small science vessel, so we actively avoided massive battles like this. Oh gosh. I suppose I should just get myself in a seat when there's a red alert?
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 21:37:11
:: gets some grumbles from some of the junior staff at the prospect of a full power grid diagnostic, but isn't in the moon to argue ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:37:11
:: nods, finishing up with the tool and clicking it off :: SCI: That would be my advice. How’s it feel now?
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:37:31
:: shares a glance with Harper, acknowledging the state of the survivor ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:37:52
XO: I imagine that one will have an interesting story for us.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:38:17
:: moves her arm around :: MED: As normal as it could be, thank you.
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:38:18
CO: A human on a Xovul ship? Very much so.
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:38:52
:: smiles warmly :: SCI: You’re welcome. I’m ready to discharge you, come back if it gives you any more trouble.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:39:36
MED: I'll be sure to stop by in twenty years when my age catches up to me.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:39:37
XO: They will accept anyone, after all. :: gestures a thumb at the image of the Syrinx on the viewer :: Travax, or whatever he is calling himself this time, was working on that shipyard we destroyed.
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:40:38
:: chuckles at that, grabbing Rike’s chart and noting her improvement before taking the next patient’s chart from a nurse ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:40:51
XO: At least he was working for Section 31. Who knows what this woman was doing.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:42:01
:: gives a nod to Acacia before turning to leave, making her way back to the lab from whence she came ::
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 21:43:31
:: gestures at the pool table as he walks into the rec room :: NAV2: Well, that is quite enticing, I admit, but I should probably get back to the bridge.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:43:40
::a more detailed scan returns the source of the bleeding, a simple blood vessel rupture, which will only take a few minutes to fix::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:44:41
:: tends to a patient with a fractured tibia, tutting lightly as she uses the osteorgenerator again ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 07-Apr-2021 21:45:45
NAV: I figured as much, I planned to play alone. You're right about there being a chance for more action later, so I thought I'd wait here for a while.
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 21:46:00
:: begins to stabilize, but is not yet awake ::
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 21:46:08
NAV2: Good call. See you after shift? :: grins ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:46:33
:: sighs as she enters the turbolift :: Deck six.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:46:53
XO: I will be in the ready room trying to put together a report for the Admiral. Keep me updated.
:: stands and crosses to the ready room door, disappearing within ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 07-Apr-2021 21:47:49
:: slightly perks one corner of her mouth and gives him a little salute :: NAV: See you then. :: leans over the table and breaks, beginning her solo game ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:48:03
:: finishes up with her patient and gives him the go ahead to return to work as well, fortunately only dealing with minor injuries ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:48:05
:: once the door closes, she pauses and pinches the bridge of her nose, feeling another stress headache coming on ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:48:12
:: walks out of the turbolift and heads to science lab one. after entering, she pulls up the information on cellular membranes she had opened before the battle ::
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 21:48:46
:: lingers for a moment to watch before leaving ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:49:25
Self: Rodney said this hand controls this, that hand controls that...
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:49:44
:: crosses to the replicator for an analgesic and a cup of coffee ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:50:11
:: gets the dichotomy::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:50:18
:: treats a crewman with a mild concussion, ordering him off duty for the recovery period ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:50:32
:: downs the pain reliever with the coffee and lingers by the window, looking at the Syrinx ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 21:51:06
:: makes the remote changes she can for the on-site teams ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:51:34
::runs a protoplaser over the bleed, closing the blood vessel internally::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:51:35
:: looks up at the ready room door after Harper has gone, then wills herself to focus on monitoring the ship and updates from departments ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:52:57
:: she then settles in behind the desk and brings up the template for the potential act of war incident report, again ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:53:43
:: scans her patient’s twisted elbow with her tricorder, checking his chart to see what drugs he’s already been given ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 21:54:19
::finishes up with the dermal regenerator on the rest of Stecker's external wounds and bruises:: Self: That should do it...
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:54:43
:: looks to the RR door ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 21:54:51
The azotosome would be both rigid and flexible like a lipid membrane, controlling the transportation of materials into and out of the cell... Self: Hm. :: pulls up the scans done of the moon's atmosphere, looking for the elements and compounds the make it up ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:55:45
Self: Do it, do it, do it
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:56:07
:: starts filling out the report while drinking her coffee ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:56:10
:: looks at the XO ::
Self: Do it, do it do it
:: leaves his station, crosses the bridge, steps down next to the RR door and presses the chime ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:58:34
:: looks up while massaging a temple then answers after taking a moment to put the command demeanor back in place :: Come in!
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 21:58:39
:: continues down the line of patients in sickbay from worst off to best off, glad not to be seeing much blood this time ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:58:58
:: steps into the Ready Room, moving in front of Harper's desk, stands at attention ::
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 21:59:05
:: arrives on the bridge and slides into the helm after a friendly nod to the XO ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 21:59:15
:: hears the ready room chime with her sensitive hearing and looks up, noting Ammora at the door, then looks over to his abandoned station ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 21:59:15
:: glances over at who's at the RR door ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 21:59:43
:: regards the lieutenant who scowled at her earlier, wondering what this could be about :: TAC: At ease. How can I help you, Lt. Ammora?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 21:59:46
Tactical Crewman> :: assumes Scott's station as is standard protocol ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:00:15
:: continues to look over atmospheric data ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:00:28
:: goes at ease :: Captain, can I have a moment of your time, please, sir, ma'am, Captain?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:00:56
::Sits at his station and types away at his console, being silently enigmatic; as is his custom.::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:01:09
:: reports start coming in from some of the power nodes that were already in good shape ::
:: sends those teams on to the next nodes ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 22:01:26
:: takes note and looks back down at her console ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:01:28
:: stands and crosses from behind the desk, removing the barrier from between them, and gestures to the chairs :: TAC: Of course. And please, just one of Captain or ma'am is all that is necessary. :: smiles ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:01:50
:: relaxes slightly, but not at all ::
:: moves to the chair, but doesn't sit ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:02:15
::is now just down to monitoring Stecker until she wakes up again::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:02:19
:: stirs ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:02:20
:: takes her coffee and sits, waiting to see what this is about ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:02:55
:: sits for a moment to work on the casualty report, updating it to current numbers before she’s back on her feet and on to the next patient ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:02:57
:: says nothing, not sure how to start, and therefore stands awkwardly ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:03:21
:: hears voice in her head (but not literally, like she's somehow been getting used to :: Voice-In-Head> You're so cold and distant.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:03:37
:: offers a gentle smile :: TAC: Speak up, lieutenant. Would you like coffee, or perhaps tea?
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:03:48
:: opens her eyes and blinks up at Sickbay's ceiling lights, then adjusts her head a little to look around ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:03:59
CO: I'm good, thank you ma'am, Captain... sorry.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:04:12
Stecker: How are you feeling?
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:04:51
:: begins singing to herself as she looks through the list of compounds of the moon's atmosphere :: Self: Acrylonitrile... I'm looking for you. C3H3N, a colorless liquid compound. Acrylonitrile... you have good stability and act as strong barrier to decomposition...
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:04:52
Voice: :: thinks :: It ever occur to you that maybe when you interpret us as 'cold and distant', maybe me and Mom are just sad? Or just contemplative? Or just not in the mood to talk.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:05:24
:: sips at her coffee and waits for the young lieutenant to sort it out ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:05:29
Voice: :: thinks:: It ever occur to you that people don't have to be effusive to be happy?
Voice: :: thinks :: That it's also not a requirement for people to be happy all the time?
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:06:07
:: fixes up a patient’s badly bruised leg ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:06:12
Voice-In-Head> You sound just like her.
:: rolls her real-life eyes at the imaginary conversation ::
:: forces a different voice into her head :: Other-Voice> You're the one who chooses to have these imaginary arguments, Zoë. Remember, you can choose not to.
NAV Lt Navarro 07-Apr-2021 22:07:56
:: monitors their station-keeping with Syrinx, finding it to be working perfectly ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:07:59
Self: Right as always, Ori.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:08:03
CO: I don't approve of the way you handled the Xovul dreadnaught. There could have been innocent people on that ship. We strive for peace in the Federation and uphold Starfleet principles that I think didn't happen in our last encounter. My mother is a doctor and taught me that, at the end of it all, we 'Do... no... harm'. And I know that I didn't go through proper protocols to voice my concerns, but red tape gets buried, and my goal is to serve the principles of Starfleet and I don't think we did that. And it's burning me alive. And I couldn't wait to say anything. And I'm sorry if I'm out of line, and I'm sorry if this wasn't the right way to say it, but it's killing me. And I'm not happy... and, ultimately, that interaction made me not proud to be a Starfleet officer. And I apologize for my outburst, and for shirking process, but... well... there it is...
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:08:10
CMO: Better...I think. Yes, thank you. :: offers a small smile to Tailor, focusing on her face :: Thank you. I's hard to believe this was where I was born. Or, so I'm told.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:08:48
:: does not react as Ammora goes on his rant, taking it in stride ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:09:19
:: stands, back at attention ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:09:44
:: then puts her coffee cup down and clasps her hands, taking a moment ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:09:55
:: gets more and more reports of nodes passing diagnostics ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:10:19
:: feels his heart beating so hard that it's about to burst ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:10:57
:: slowly begins to speak :: TAC: Lieutenant Ammora... Scott. Are you aware of both our alliance with the Free Fleets, and our peace treaty with the Xovul?
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:10:59
:: the more nodes go green, the more dopamine her brain squeezes out ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:11:00
::blinks:: Stecker: Born on this ship, you mean?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:11:17
CO: Yes, and no, ma'am.
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:11:18
:: fixes up another patient, this one with a fractured arm, the same arm as Rike ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:11:22
Self: Acrylonitrile... you go by vinyl cyanide... You smell of garlic and onions. Whereeee are yo- Ah, right there!
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:13:17
TAC: We are duty-bound to aid our allies, the Free Fleets, while simultaneously being bound by the peace treaty with the Xovul. A difficult place to be, yes?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:13:34
CO: ::nods :: Yes, ma'am.
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:13:44
:: notices some power-level differentials from when she eked extra power from the reactor itself, which hadn't been reversed ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:13:58
CMO: Yeah. I'm glad to be here, thank you for rescuing me. I...made a poor decision, I admit. The Xovul weren't what I thought they would be. :: frowns :: You... destroyed their ship, right?
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:14:09
TAC: So, on a basic level, I could not risk the Xovul sending word that we were, in fact, in violation of that treaty. But that explanation is... clinical.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:14:35
:: tilts head up ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:14:35
:: wonders if that had been the reason the system overloaded ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:15:08
:: reviews charts between patients, ordering painkillers for some of those having to wait ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:15:14
TAC: Many ship captains would tell you, in this situation, not to question their orders.
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:15:29
:: notes the specifications of the differentials to run through sims later, readjusts them to normal parameters ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:15:43
:: stammers :: CO: I wasn't, I didn't mean, I was trying to...
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:15:58
::nods:: Stecker: We did. ::does not elaborate, plans to leave that one up to the Captain to explain later:: Do you mind telling me what happened, how you came to be aboard the Xovul ship?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:16:04
:: shuts the hell up, realizing he's losing ground ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:16:06
:: she stands, meeting his eyes, shushing him with a look ::
TAC: I feel it to be absolutely imperative that an officer know that their CO will do the right thing.
TAC: How else do I have the moral ground to order you to follow me to hell and back?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:17:01
:: forces himself into such rigid attention that it could kill him ::
CO: I understand, Captain, please forgive me.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:17:47
:: continues to meet his eyes :: TAC: I made first contact with the Xovul, Scott. Did you know that?
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:18:02
CO: :: lowers his head slightly :: No, ma'am.
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:18:03
:: moves on to the next patient, whipping out her tricorder wand for the umpteenth time ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:18:33
TAC: Our delegation met theirs, and we talked for a long time, exchanging information about our cultures.
TAC: I ignored red flags, thinking that my diplomatic ability would prevail.
TAC: My efforts were rewarded with a broken face and brain trauma from a brutal, sudden attack.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:20:04
:: looks up ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:20:06
CMO: I joined them. Voluntarily, I mean. They didn't care that I was a different species at all. For them, it's about the ideals--a lot like the Federation accepts anyone who follows their ideals, really--and I felt that I could find my place with them. I... don't think I share their ideals anymore, though. :: grimaces, her slight German accent becoming more apparent now that her voice is clearer and more warmed up ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:21:01
TAC: Despite that event, and the ensuing conflict that resulted in the peace treaty, I have lost much sleep trying to understand them and to figure out what I missed, knowing that there must be a way for us to find common ground and have true peace.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:21:52
:: tilts his head slightly, wanting to say something, but knows he shouldn't ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:22:11
Stecker: Joined... voluntarily? Are you aware of the conflict that the Xovul have had with us, and Trondheim some time back?
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:22:26
TAC: We recently made a small bit of progress by rescuing one of their ships from certain death in the depths of a gas giant. It is not much, but it is the first positive interaction we have had with the Xovul, even treating their injuries in our sickbay.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:22:46
:: nods ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:23:11
CMO: Of course. That's how our two species met, right? We were under treaty by the time I sought them out.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:23:19
TAC: Even then, we had to hastily retreat as another of their ships answered their distress call. The treaty is... fragile.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:23:46
:: begins looking for methane lakes on the moon ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:24:47
TAC: We have also had to defend the flagship of the Free Fleets, bearing their Queen, against a Xovul attack, while the Xovul are fully aware of our alliance.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:25:12
:: lowers his head in obvious ignorant defeat ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:25:48
TAC: It is a complicated situation... and I still blame myself for somehow getting that first contact wrong.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:26:41
CO: My apologies, Captain.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:26:57
TAC: I tried to hail that Romulan warbird that ambushed us before ordering the killing blow. Did you know that attack was because I negotiated a treaty with the Romulan Republic? Their own people...
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:27:25
:: shakes his head again :: CO: No, ma'am.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:27:41
Stecker: We've fought the Xovul several times now, they've been responsible for many casualties on board the Atlantis and on the Colony also.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:28:37
TAC: Sometimes, it feels like... :: meets his eyes again, willing herself to maintain her demeanor even though it is difficult, wanting to make damn sure this young officer gets the right ideas ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:28:51
:: pauses for a glance at Tailor and the mysterious human before continuing on to the next patient ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:28:54
:: meets her eyes ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:28:57
TAC: It can feel like doing the right thing can get you punished.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:29:26
Stecker: If you'll excuse me a moment. ::steps to the side and taps her badge:: +CO+ Captain, do you have a moment, the patient's woken up.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:29:32
:: waits to answer the comm ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:29:44
:: gets a lump in his throat, swallows hard to alleviate it :: CO: Yes, ma'am.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:29:47
:: squints at an area she thinks is a methane lake ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:30:12
TAC: But we still have to do it. In this case, I ordered that ship to be destroyed to preserve a fragile treaty and stop, even for a little while, a war. But please know that I took no pleasure in it.
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:30:16
CMO: I know. This leader, though...he obviously broke that treaty. Not all of them are agreeing with it. I got off that ship as fast as I could, but as you could see it was also my last opportunity if I was to get out alive. A battle against Atlantis was a very welcome distraction so I could get out unnoticed, but in the end it doesn't matter anyway as they're all dead.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:30:43
:: nods again :: CO: I understand, Captain.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:31:35
:: nods back :: TAC: Good.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:32:41
:: stays at attention :: CO: I'm thankful for your time, Captain. I will submit a report documenting this indiscretion to Captain Grey. And, sincerely, I apologize for my outburst.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:32:50
Stecker: It's good that you survived, and I'd love to learn more about your past. But you must also understand that we're going to have questions about your alliances.
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:33:09
:: nope. just a dark blob. onto the next potential lake site ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:33:29
CMO: Of course, I would expect as much.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:33:35
:: shakes her head :: TAC: No report is necessary, Lieutenant. As I said, you need to believe in your captain, and it is my responsibility to earn that belief.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:33:56
Stecker: Good, then you'll have no problem speaking with the Captain about it?
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:34:09
:: some power nodes are found to need recalibration, makes necessary adjustments from Main Engineering so the teams can work on them ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:34:12
:: taps her commbadge :: +CMO+ I will be down shortly, doctor. Thank you.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:34:46
CO: Permission to be dismissed, Captain?
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:34:51
+CO+ Understood, Captain. You're welcome.
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:35:08
CMO: Not at all, the sooner the better, actually. :: offers a small smile again, taking in a deep breath, willing herself to relax and finish healing ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:35:33
:: nods again :: TAC: Dismissed.
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:35:57
::nods, giving her a polite smile:: Stecker: She'll be down soon.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:36:02
:: moves to the door, stops abruptly :: CO: Captain, may I say one more thing?
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:36:13
:: sees another patient, the faces starting to blur together ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:36:41
:: looks over from the window, where her gaze had wandered, and nods to Ammora :: TAC: Go ahead.
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:37:24
:: gets lost in thought for a moment about the conversation she had with that 'Destiny' woman last night ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:37:33
::Mumbles to himself, almost sounding like he's chanting; his typing away pausing abruptly. His head tilts and looks around in jerking motions, but not focusing on or looking at anything, before he suddenly waves his hand in the air and stands.::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:37:59
CO: Thank you for taking the time to explain it to me. My goal is to serve Starfleet. And, I know that I'm in the right place to do that.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:38:52
:: smiles, glad that her message had been received :: TAC: Take a moment to remember why you put on the uniform every time that you do.
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:39:20
CO: I will, indeed, ma'am. Thank you. :: nods and leaves the RR, moving back to his station on the bridge ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:39:26
:: thinks :: How the fuck would I even get to a system like SK19 19 on my own?
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 22:39:28
:: catches Ilaihr's waving motion in her peripheral vision and looks, but also hears the ready room door swish open and turns to look the other direction ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:40:05
Self: Methane lake, please show on here please.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:40:16
:: takes a moment to herself, returning to gaze out the window, past the Syrinx, her eyes lingering on the moon they orbit, then the gas giant beyond ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:40:22
:: glances over again as the RR opens, then double-takes at the waving arms in her peripheral ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:40:25
:: gets notification from a team; has to route all power away from a node on Deck 8 so it can have some key components replaced ::
Self: Well holy shit, maybe that's our problem right there.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:40:56
::Rattles his cane on the floor as he finds his feet, vacantly scanning across the bridge for a moment, then like a phantom, shades across the bridge to the turbolift.::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:41:08
:: finishes up with her share of the injuries, holding a crewman behind to do his physical ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:41:16
:: takes a few deep breaths and notices that her headache is gone ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:41:29
:: watches Ilaihr with an expression of "what the fuck?" ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:42:05
:: smiles to herself and wipes a bit at her eyes, then Picard-maneuvers and returns to the bridge, half-finished coffee left forgotten by the guest chairs ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 22:42:21
:: watches Ilaihr travel across the bridge in a rather incredible way ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:43:12
:: looks at the tactical two station, realizes his right hand is shaking ::
Self: Calm down
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:44:04
::Stops midstep as the doors open, his head tilting, as his antennae twitch from under his hood.::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:44:07
:: leans back as she finds a methane lake :: Self: Ahh, the elusive geographical feature makes an appearance.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:44:13
XO: Doctor Tailor informs me that our passenger is awake. I am going to pay her a visit.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:44:36
::Shakes his head, and continues through, ignoring it.::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 22:45:24
:: starts to get up, but settles back down at Harper's explanation, knowing that means she needs to keep the bridge, and nods dutifully ::
TAC 2Lt Ammora 07-Apr-2021 22:45:52
:: eyes on his console and his quivering and ::
Self: breathe
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:46:14
:: sends a short written update to Wright, telling her of the acrylonitrile and methane lake discoveries of the moon ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:46:15
:: turns back to her console, shaking her head but accepting that her friend is enigmatic and weird ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:46:43
CSO: Commander Wright, with me, please. :: makes for the other TL since she sees Ilaihr Ilaihring in the main one ::
ENG Ens D'bryn 07-Apr-2021 22:46:47
:: gets some help from Ema fabricating the replacement parts ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:47:49
Comp: Computer... Engineering please.
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:47:50
CO: Aye, Captain. :: shakes off her discomfort and stands, handing off her console to Ensign Gunnarsdottir before scooting along to the turbolift with Kate ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:48:10
:: enters the TL with Lexy and directs it to sickbay ::
XO Cdr Kuari 07-Apr-2021 22:48:37
:: watches Harper and Wright go, wondering what they will learn about their human guest, and decides she'll find out soon enough ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:49:06
:: squeezes Lexy's hand in the TL before the doors open and they're off to sickbay ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:49:24
:: works dutifully on her current patient ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:50:07
:: squeezed back with a small smile, this being a common occurrence when they find themselves alone ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:50:32
:: enters sickbay, looking around for their new passenger ::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:51:05
:: easily notices Harper's captainly walk ::
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:51:06
:: enters just behind, looking around at the busy Sickbay ::
MED Lt Acacia 07-Apr-2021 22:51:44
:: glances up as Harper and Wright enter but they don’t seem injured so she moves on ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:52:23
::waves Harper and Wright over:: CO/CSO: Captain, Commander Wright, this is Anastasia Stecker. Stecker: Ms. Stecker, Please tell the Captain what you told me.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:52:42
~Amber Sun~: Would you join me in engineering, my dear boy? ::Steps out of the turbolift, and proceeds to trot down the corridor.::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:53:08
:: smiles at the young woman on the biobed :: Ana: I am Captain Kathryn Harper of the Atlantis. Welcome aboard.
CSO Cdr Wright 07-Apr-2021 22:53:42
:: pulls out a PADD and types in "Anastasia Stecker" to begin a Federation records search ::
SCI Lt Herschel 07-Apr-2021 22:53:46
:: continues looking for more methane lakes ::
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:54:46
<Amber Sun> ~CEO~: Ok. ::Nods his head excitedly, then pauses.:: Where Engnaring? And... howcome?
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:54:50
:: smiles :: CO: Thank you! First of all, thank you for rescuing me. I told your doctor that I joined the Xovul voluntarily, but that I don't condone what those on this ship did, as it was obviously against treaty. I was trying to escape, and when you engaged them it was the perfect and...only opportunity, it seems.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:55:29
:: nods, listening to her story ::
CTO Cpt Grey 07-Apr-2021 22:56:05
:: straightens from her previous slouch, saluting sharply at Harper ::
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:56:13
:: nods to Ryleigh ::
CMO Lt Tailor 07-Apr-2021 22:56:28
::listens, taking a seat nearby::
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:56:56
CO: I was actually born here in this sickbay, back in 2377... graduated Starfleet Academy even...but well...then I joined the Xovul, a decision I now regret.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:57:26
:: turns her head sideways a moment :: Ana: You were born aboard Atlantis?
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 22:58:40
~Amber Sun~: Simply follow my mind. ::Smiles to himself.:: And, I never go there despite my position and I feel Atlantis calling to me. So I thought it would be a good use of your cultural exchange to have some first hand experience with her.
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 22:58:56
CO: Yes. Actually, you're the one I wanted to talk to. Are you able to get me in contact with Ian Blackthorne?
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 22:59:19
Ana: Well, yes, but Admiral Blackthorne is a very busy man. Why him? I am certain that I can assist you.
CEO LCdr Ilaihr 07-Apr-2021 23:00:01
<Amber Sun> ~CEO~: OK! ::Shouts aloud excitedly as well as telepathically; startling a pair of officers walking passed him in the corridor.:: I see you now. Will use the Turr Boliff.
Anastasia Stecker 07-Apr-2021 23:00:09
CO: Yeah, yeah, he's always busy, I know, but he'll talk to me I'm sure. He's my brother. Well...half brother.
CO Capt Harper 07-Apr-2021 23:00:17
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