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Lost Harbor
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Three more weeks of waiting at Refuge have passed, punctuated by news of the occasional remote skirmish. A week ago, in an attempt to bolster morale, Lady Venya Kashar hosted a party on Refuge to celebrate the promenade's reopening and to thank all that made it possible. With its defenses re-established and the fleet ready, Refuge is certainly prepared for another Xovul attack, but no word of any notable enemy movement has yet to come. Meanwhile, another day begins on Atlantis; the time is 0700, an hour before alpha shift comes on duty.
After 08-Sep-2021 00:00:00
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:15:11
:: returns home from her morning run, happy that this morning it finally feels normal again after her ordeal ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:16:07
:: walks down the corridor with Evan :: Evan: I can't believe he was bluffing.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:16:27
:: sits in a chair in front of a mirror in her quarters, working on her signature crown braid for the upcoming shift ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:16:42
Evan> Scott: Gary always bluffs when he rubs his nose.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:16:57
::Releases a heavy sigh as she enters sickbay::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:17:07
:: trudges out of the bedroom in her pajamas and bedhead, rubbing her eyes as she blearily makes her way over to the replicator ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:17:19
Evan: When he rubs his nose? What if he has an itch?!
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:17:32
:: is curled up on her floor cushion in her quarters, only lightly snoozing as her internal clock begins to wake her up ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:17:37
Evan> Scott: He either has to sneeze, or he's sitting on pocket aces.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:18:17
:: sips her replicated coffee, finishing her braid with one last pin ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:18:19
:: leaning over to scritch Anna's ears as her wife emerges :: CSO: Good morning, Rosie!
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:18:19
Evan: So, you never know?
Evan> Scott: That's why it's called bluffing.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:18:51
Nurse> :: sees Archer enter and approaches her :: ENG: Hello, how are you?
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:18:54
:: still quite asleep ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:19:05
::Noticing that CMO isn't on duty yet, she double checks her rank pip and combadge, then tugs her duty jacket straight::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:20:19
:: grunts something that could pass as "good morning" if you were feeling generous :: Replicator: Latte. Three shots espresso.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:20:22
:: dons a long white coat over her uniform, then checks the time ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:21:08
:: stirs, uncurling and stretching out cat-like, her head and tail off the ends of her cushion ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:21:10
::Blinks. Not realizing the nurse was addressing her:: Nurse: I'm sorry. I was looking for Doctor Acacia.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:21:13
:: darts into the bathroom, ponytail swishing behind her, then sheds her gym clothes before showering ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:21:22
Evan: I'll get it next time.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:21:56
:: stands in front of the replicator and sleepily sips at her coffee as Anna winds through her legs ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:22:14
:: sings in the shower ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:22:25
Nurse> :: checks the time :: ENG: She’ll be here within the hour. You’re welcome to wait. :: she gestures to a chair by the wall ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:23:06
::Heavy sigh:: Nurse: Yes, I believe I will. Thank you. ::Sits::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:23:37
:: is getting ready for shift, leaving Ethan and Sol in their quarters ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:23:56
:: replicates herself a donut as a treat, eating it on her slow walk towards sickbay, taking her time as she knows she’s early anyway ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:24:07
Evan> Scott: Hey, I got to get to Engineering. Have a good day, man, remember... 'bluff is fluff'.
Evan: I have no idea what that actually means.
Evan> Scott: And that's why you keep losing...
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 21:24:24
:: sitting at the helm, doing pilot stuff ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:24:50
:: slowly wakes to the realization that he's in Jester's bed ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:25:13
:: watches as Evan enters the turbolift and disappears ::
Self: Damn, he's so attractive...
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:25:43
:: orders Anna's breakfast from the replicator and sets it on the floor ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:26:22
:: finishes her shower and gets dressed, then does her hair in its usual-as-of-late side-twist pony ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:26:30
:: enters sickbay and looks around, immediately being handed a PADD by a nurse which she stops to read ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:26:36
:: takes a breath ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:26:59
:: shuffles off toward the shower, bringing her unfinished coffee with her, once she hears Kate get out ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:27:36
:: beams at Lexy as they pass, and when she gets to the replicator, she orders up a pile of bacon and eggs ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:27:50
:: heads to the bathroom to clean up and get dressed ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:28:02
:: looks up as a nurse murmurs to her and points to Archer. She approaches the Ensign :: ENG: Why, good morning.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:28:31
+CTO+ Ammora to Grey.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:28:41
:: compliments it with a glass of milk and sits down to read the latest reports on her PADD while she has breakfast ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:28:58
::Stands:: CMO: Good morning doctor. How are you. ::Is visibly strung out::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:29:37
:: sets down her coffee, undresses, picks up her coffee again, and carries it with her into the shower ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:29:41
:: hears her commbadge go off, stepping away from Sol, who was barking at Ethan :: +TAC+ Grey here. :: Sol's barking could be heard through the commbadge as well, sounding too playful for this early in the morning ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:29:57
:: smiles warmly, giving Archer the visual and empathic once-over :: ENG: Good. Better than you, perhaps. What can I help you with?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:30:06
+CTO+ Ma'am, do you have a moment?
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:30:15
:: opens the eye facing upwards, takes in a deep breath, then raises her head and looks around. She then yawns widely and stretches properly, back arched, then slowly walks to the bathroom ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:30:30
+TAC+ Is it an emergency that cannot wait for shift?
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:30:49
::Shakes head:: CMO: I'm fine. Is there any improvement on Lieutenant D'bryn's condition?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:31:01
+CTO+ Not an emergency. But more of a one-on-one nature, Captain.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:31:55
:: her smile fades, and she shakes her head :: ENG: No change. Her body is holding up well, for the circumstances. I wish I could tell you more, but... :: she shrugs helplessly ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:32:25
:: downs the milk rather quickly as she eats, so she returns to the replicator for a coffee, then returns to her reading ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:32:30
::Sighs shakily as she looks to the floor::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:32:53
:: sighs, glancing to Ethan who was playing with Sol in their small living area, silently gesturing for her to go meet Ammora :: +TAC+ Alright. I'll be in my office in ten. Come by then.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:33:34
:: reaches out and puts a hand on Archer’s shoulder :: ENG: Hey... listen. You’re doing great. You’ve really shown your stuff these past few weeks. I know it’s been stressful, and they’re big shoes to fill, but you fill them.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:33:41
+CTO+ Thank you, ma'am, I'll see you then.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:34:10
CTO: Dammit. I was hoping that you could tell me something. I'm not used to people up and collapsing like that. I'm kind of worried about her.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:34:21
:: faint groaning noises occasionally come from the shower ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:34:49
:: emerges from Suzuki's quarters some time later, clean and with a fresh uniform and shave, and heads for the assault bay since it's still early ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:34:53
:: sighs, standing to get a breakfast burrito to go, and heading to her office with a travel mug of cocoa, settling into her chair with a sigh to get started on paperwork while she waits for Ammora to come by ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:35:49
:: sighs :: ENG: Nor am I. I’ve run every test, and as far as I can tell, she should be awake. She just... isn’t.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:35:56
:: notes a couple of curious things in the intelligence reports and reads the details while she bacons ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:35:56
:: exits the bathroom and retrieves a uniform, dressing herself in practiced motions, then exits into the corridor, a smile on her face ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:36:52
:: checks in on the Rocinante before the deck chief can find him and get annoyed ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:38:13
CMO: Damn. ::Attempts to steady shaking hands:: CMO: I appreciate your vote of confidence Doctor, but I'm not exactly equipped to be chief engineer.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:39:35
:: going over her fighter carefully, ensuring that everything is in order prior to any future combat, soon or otherwise ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:39:57
:: exhales and nods :: ENG: You’ve kept us flying. I know what it’s like to feel out of your league, trust me.. but you’re doing great. Really.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:41:02
:: finishes up and sees the CAG doing the same thing :: CAG: Good morning, Commander.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:41:42
:: trots into Ten Forward, choosing to get breakfast in a public area, greeting and chatting with assorted crew ::
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:41:45
:: blinks, completely unaware that there was anyone else in the vicinity. An error to correct for in the future, certainly :: NAV: Greetings, Lieutenant.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:41:56
::Nods, still not convinced of her ability:: CMO: Okay. Thanks. I'm on duty, but while I'm here, I haven't been sleeping. The stress has been killing me. Is there something you can give me to help out. Last thing I want to do is fuck something up.
::blushes at her break of protocol::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:42:39
:: emerges from the bathroom some time later, clean and uniform-clad, hair done, light make-up applied, obviously attempting to look awake ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:43:04
:: looks up when Lexy returns :: CSO: There she is!
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:43:29
:: nods, heading to the medicine cabinet and returning with a bottle of pills :: ENG: Take one, have eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. You may feel a bit groggy in the morning, but it fades within an hour or so.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:43:54
CAG: Rocinante is still ready to go, as am I. Our deck gang keeps these birds in great shape.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:44:30
::takes bottle:: CMO: Thank you so much, Doctor... Really. For everything. I've got to go.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:44:37
NAV: Indeed they do. :: finishes the final check she wished to run :: They are to be commended for their attention to detail.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:44:56
:: speaks up in case the Chief is listening :: CAG: I agree!
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:45:12
:: smiles warmly, nodding :: ENG: Glad you came in. Check back in a week or two to let me know how you’re doing.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:45:58
ACTION> The gamma shift CO contacts Captain Harper to inform her of a Priority One message, which she has sent to her quarters.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:46:11
::Smiles, slightly relieved:: CMO: Will do. ::Heads to engineering::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:46:23
:: raises an eyebrow at Kate ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:46:26
:: leaves her PADD and the breakfast table to go to her terminal at the desk ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:46:38
:: finds a table and digs into a delicious veggie hash ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:46:45
:: waves as Archer leaves, then heads into her office to review reports for the morning ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:46:52
:: orders a bowl of cereal from the replicator, trying not to be nosy ::
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:46:53
:: an eyebrow goes up at the rise in volume :: NAV: Are you well?
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:47:17
CAG: Just fine, ma'am. Hey, have you had any more time in the helm simulator?
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:48:09
NAV: I have achieved another three hours of simulation time since we last spoke, approximately.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:48:20
:: has a lingering thought about sleeping pills, and makes a note to hunt down Herschel when she’s around, before resuming reading her reports ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:48:32
:: nods :: CAG: How are you finding it? Any questions?
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:49:25
:: nods along with the message, her expression serious ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:49:34
:: breathes as he moves to the turbolift :: Security Offices.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:49:37
NAV: I believe I am learning to recognize the differences between a fighter and a starship of this size and how to apply them to both.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:50:14
:: rides the turbolift, nervously scratching his left ear :: Self: You're fine, just be smart, just be honest...
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:50:21
:: nonchalantly stands nearby, studying something on the ceiling as she eats her cereal ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:50:25
::exits turbolift in engineering. nods to engineer on duty, apologizes for being late and takes report PADD::
TAC 1Lt Everly 08-Sep-2021 21:50:26
:: gives a nod to Ammora as he walks past, glancing up from his PADD and heading to his office ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:50:59
:: checks out Everly's ass ::
:: quickly moves his eyes forward, smirking internally ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:51:33
CAG: That sounds like great progress.
TAC 1Lt Everly 08-Sep-2021 21:51:36
:: TAC: I saw that! :: calls over his shoulder as he turns into his office ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:52:25
:: closes the comm, then sends a three-character message directly to Lady Venya Kashar, before letting out a long breath and standing ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:52:30
:: gets up and replicates herself another coffee, finding the paperwork stack to be thick this morning. She’s glad she got in early ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:53:17
::rolls her eyes as she realizes that she's still dealing with problems from the shipwide emergency a few weeks ago. her stomach rumbles, and she realizes missed breakfast. squints and rubs temples::
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:54:07
NAV: What is the desired number of hours before one can successfully take the certification examination with the highest possibility of success?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:54:33
:: calls back :: Everly: Not apologizing...
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 21:54:36
:: finishes her meal, then sits in front of the big windows, gazing out at the stars, and Refuge to one side ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:54:55
:: moves into the security offices and over to Grey's door, taps the chime ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:55:19
:: looks up from her PADD, pressing the button to open the door :: Come in!
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:55:29
:: chuckles :: CAG: More than three, for most of us. It's a year course at the Academy, but that's for cadets who have never flown anything. I would say you have a leg up.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:55:30
:: moves into Grey's office ::
:: stands at attention :: CTO: Captain.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:56:14
:: she walks toward Lexy and quietly speaks :: CSO: There is a massive Xovul fleet movement in this direction.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:56:18
:: looks up at Ammora :: TAC: What is going on?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:56:29
:: stops mid-chew ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:56:33
CTO: Nothing, ma'am. Well, not officially, anyway.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:56:56
:: raises an eyebrow silently, waiting for him to elaborate ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:56:59
CSO: They are several hours out yet, but still... this is it, I think.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 21:57:25
:: works on the morning report, blissfully unaware of any Xovul ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:57:32
CO: massive?
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 21:57:32
NAV: I have been unable to determine an average number of recommended hours based on testimony from others, so I remain uncertain at what point I should attempt the examination.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 21:58:08
CSO: Twenty dreadnoughts, maybe more. :: meets her eyes, letting out another long breath :: We still have the advantage, but still.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:58:21
CTO: I want to express my sincerest appreciation for your guidance, Captain.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 21:59:03
:: swallows the bite that's in her mouth, then looks down at the bowl before throwing the rest in the recycler ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 21:59:07
:: blinks in surprise, leaning back in her chair to tap her fingers on the top of the desk :: TAC:... you're... welcome then? What brought this on?
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 21:59:08
CAG: I would be happy to run through a pratice test with you, playing the instructor, and give you any notes that may help.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 21:59:27
::Summons engineer from their station:: Engineer: What's the status of the starboard power coupling?
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 21:59:49
CTO: :: breath :: Ma'am, I wanna be the best marine I can be. And, truthfully, regardless of how I have felt I have performed, I feel I'm coming up... short...
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:00:14
NAV: I believe that would be beneficial.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:00:48
Engineer> We're still working on it.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:00:48
:: finishes Sickbay’s morning report and checks the time. Still ahead of schedule ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:00:59
CAG: After shift, then?
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:01:16
:: goes to Anna and picks her up :: Anna: Anna, we have to leave you alone and go to work now. But some scary things might happen while we're gone, okay? We love you very much and we'll try to protect you.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:01:34
:: gets up from the windows and makes her way out to the corridor, headed for the bridge ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:01:48
:: joins in the gentle moment of kitty reassurance, the calm before the storm ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:02:24
:: hums softly :: TAC: You... have improved a lot over the months, but there's always room to improve even for those who don't appear to need it. What do you feel like you are struggling on?
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:02:33
NAV: If you are available, that would be agreeable.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:02:54
:: nods :: CAG: Of course, Commander. I'll book us a holodeck for it.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:03:02
:: sets Anna down and replicates some calming kitty pheromones for her ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:03:11
::feels her pulse quicken. closes her eyes and takes a deep breath. bites her tongue so she doesn't shout at this crewman:: Engineer: I told you to have this done two days ago. I don't want the captain to call down here for warp, and I tell her, 'I'm sorry, we still have a major power coupling out'. Get it done.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:03:29
NAV: You have my gratitude.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:03:38
CTO: Struggling isn't the word, I'd use, Captain. Acceptance may be a better one.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:03:57
CAG: No problem! If there's nothing else, I should be getting to the bridge.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:04:02
TAC: Well then, what do you need help accepting? I'll do what I can.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:04:16
NAV: Certainly. I will not detain you any longer.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:04:27
:: checks the roster for the day and hums to herself ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:04:35
:: turns back to Kate, looking scared but resolute :: CO: I love you, Kate.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:05:00
CTO: Captain, permission to speak freely?
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:05:24
:: meets her wife's eyes :: CSO: I love you, too. We will get through this.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:05:57
:: looks doubtful that Kate can be sure of this, but nods anyway :: CO: Let's go to work, then.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:05:58
:: glances at her clock, sighing :: TAC: Is this something that can be addressed in five minutes or less?
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:06:02
:: nods crisply and exits the assault bay ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:06:37
:: perks an eyebrow, the smirk no longer hiding :: CTO: Depends on how willing you are to listen.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:06:51
::realizing that her mood will not improve on an empty stomach, goes to a replicator and orders plomeek soup::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:08:03
:: catches his smirk, frowning at the other :: TAC: We have ten minutes to get to the bridge. Permission to speak freely granted and make it quick. Five minutes or less.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:08:08
:: returns the nod, then takes both of her hands and squeezes them while stealing a quick kiss ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:08:09
:: gets up and heads out of sickbay. She finishes her coffee on the walk, recycling the cup at the first replicator she passes ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:08:15
CSO: Right, to work.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:08:35
:: takes a breath :: CTO: Thank you, Captain.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:08:56
:: gestures with her hand for the other marine to get started ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:09:28
:: enters the bridge, looking around and walking towards the center ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:09:37
:: dumps the rest of her breakfast in the recycler, but spares the coffee, taking it with her as she exits to the corridor ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:09:42
:: gets in the turbolift and directs it to the bridge ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:11:27
ACTION> The gamma shift crew starts to hand their stations over to alpha shift, and the gamma shift CO informs Kuari of the priority one message that was relayed to Captain Harper.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:11:57
:: pets Anna one more time, worried that the battle will be distressing for the aging kitty, then exits and catches up to Kate ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:12:06
CTO: I'm not the biggest, I'm not the smartest, but I'm capable. I know I've screwed up, I know I have made bad decisions. But I feel the difference between me and... :: waves his hands :: ... all of the rest of the marines is that heart transcends protocol. Maybe I'm wrong, I'm probably wrong, but I'm so damn tired of being the one that has to get skewered because I act on the impulse. Maybe I shouldn't be a marine....
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:12:26
:: enters the TL with Lexy and squeezes her hand once more while they ride, as they often do when in the TL alone ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:12:43
:: returns the squeeze, grateful for the ritual of it ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:13:03
CTO: :: adjusts so he's leaning into emotion :: Sorry, ma'am, I'm just in 'that' space.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:13:12
:: arrives on the bridge and takes over the helm from Jester ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:13:42
:: takes over the bridge medical console, logging in and being briefly surprised when it says ‘CMO’, until she remembers ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 22:13:48
:: hands over the helm to Zorro, as she does most mornings, but this time with a secret smile just for him ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:14:08
:: snorts, rising from her chair to gesture for Ammora to follow her out of the office :: TAC: Believe me, it may feel that way, but you're not the only one getting skewered by myself or Everly. It just feels that way because you're on the bridge, more so than other marines. ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:14:25
:: catches the smile and returns it while wondering what she's up to ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:14:39
:: takes her seat, curious as to what the priority one message is, awaiting the captain's arrival, and busies herself with catching up at her side console ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:14:47
::Finishes her soup, recycles her bowl, then steps away to help with the starboard power coupling::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:15:34
:: follows :: CTO: Ma'am, that's not it...
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:15:34
:: arrives on the bridge, but her usual cheery morning greeting is somewhat dampened, despite her best efforts ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:16:01
:: raises a brow and a knowing look to Harper, sensing something ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:16:20
TAC: Then tell me what's it. :: is walking ahead to the bridge's turbolift to get to their shift ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:16:26
:: notes the difference in Harper's expression and can't help but wonder if it's related to the priority message ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:16:37
:: wordlessly crosses to main Sci/Ops and relieves the Lieutenant from gamma shift ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:17:19
CTO: :: breath catches in his throat :: No, Captain, you're right... I get it... I'm not the only one feeling this way.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:18:29
TAC: We'll getting on bridge in about a minute, can you wait until after-shift to explain more? :: asks carefully, stepping into the turbolift ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:18:56
:: moves into the turbolift with her :: CTO: Yes, ma'am.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:19:19
:: takes her seat next to Kuari and waits for the rest of alpha shift to take the bridge ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:19:21
:: right hand trembles ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:19:49
:: doesn't greet others as she does usually; seems to be strongly focused on her work as she takes her seat ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:19:53
:: exits the turbolift onto the bridge, saluting lightly to the Captain before taking her station ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:19:54
:: darts an eye worriedly towards Harper in a sidelong glance ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:20:30
:: does not like the ~feel~ of the bridge, opening a finished report to look like she’s doing something ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:21:27
:: nods to Grey as she finishes her coffee ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:21:44
::sighs in her first relief in days when her crew finishes the repairs to the coupling. finally, everything is more or less in line::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:23:25
:: once everyone is present, she takes a moment to set aside her own fear, taking a stealthy deep breath and slowly letting it out before standing :: CSO: Commander, put me on shipwide.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:23:43
:: moves to the tactical two console ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:24:00
:: looks up to listen intently ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:24:27
:: gives Harper her attention immediately, solemn ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:24:34
:: knew this was coming, so does it with some semblance of calm and nods that the channel is open ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:25:28
:: looks up, listening with a focused expression ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:25:52
:: looks up ::
Self, internally: Shipwide?
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:26:07
+Atlantis+ Crew of the Atlantis, this is Captain Harper. The day we have been preparing and training for has arrived; I received news this morning of a massive Xovul fleet en route to Refuge.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:26:39
:: closes her eyes, it suddenly feeling more real to hear Kate say it in front of other people ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:26:52
:: swallows nervously at the news, but maintains an otherwise neutral expression ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:27:00
:: blinks ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:27:13
:: exhales sharply ::
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:27:14
:: finishing final checks in the launch bay, looks up when Captain Harper starts to speak, an eyebrow going up at the news. Silently, she turns to find the deck chief. It seems they will be needed sooner rather than later ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:27:57
:: cringes and begins mentally preparing for the casualties ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:28:10
+Atlantis+ They are still several hours away. We have the advantage in numbers, firepower, and tactics. Your preparations over the past few weeks have been exemplary. I can say, with confidence, that you are ready to face this challenge, as awful as it is that I must ask you to.
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:28:21
::sighs shakily, swears under breath, fights back nervous tears, but maintains outward composure:: Engineer: Crewman. I want a complete report on tactical readiness in fifteen minutes.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:29:19
:: puts his head down ::
:: right hand trembles ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:32:27
+Atlantis+ A captain cannot ask for her ship to have a finer crew going into such a regrettable situation, and I am proud to command such a crew.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:32:54
:: manages a brief but somber smile ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:33:18
:: left hand trembles ::
:: shakes it off and keeps running security diagnostics ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:33:34
+Atlantis+ Continue your final preparations for battle, remember your training and the simulations, and know that while I cannot promise that we will emerge unscathed, I, along with every single one of your crewmates, will do everything possible to get everyone in our family home. Harper out.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:33:41
:: lowers her head, still listening, and looks around at the bridge officers ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:33:50
:: nods to Lexy ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:34:07
:: takes a deep breath, appearing as neutral as she can manage to ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:34:21
:: almost misses it, but notices it from her peripheral vision and cuts the channel ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:34:47
CSO: Broadcast signal "Tango Zulu 8" throughout the fleet.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:35:48
CO: Aye, Captain. :: taps the buttons to make it so ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:36:00
:: nods to la capitana and brings up the fleet coordination matrix, dispatching ships to pre-assigned ambush points ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:36:10
::accepts PADD from engineer, all tactical systems are operational and ready::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 22:37:13
:: sighs and redirects the turbolift to the Assault Bay ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:37:20
:: now looks at Harper again, watching her ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:37:34
:: keeps checking phasers and torpedo integrity ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:37:38
:: watches Harper as well ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:37:46
:: left hand trembles again ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:38:16
:: looks around the bridge at the faces of her crew :: All: Just like we practiced, everyone. We can do this.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:39:25
:: offers a grim smile and nods dutifully ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:39:31
:: doesn't meet eyes with Harper, but nods ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:39:51
:: watching to make sure the transmission went through, but also nods ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:40:09
:: nods resolutely ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:40:34
::directs engineering teams to stations throughout ship to prepare for damage::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:41:00
ACTION> The fleet responds to the three-character message. While COs are undoubtedly giving similar speeches, ships move to their assigned points along the few navigable approaches through Refuge's asteroid field.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:42:16
:: turns her attention to her console, verifying preparations shipwide ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:42:50
:: checks in with Sickbay, and preparation is already underway ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:43:21
CO: Transmission completed and acknowledged, Captain.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:43:44
CSO: Thank you, Commander.
ACTION> Refuge's defense shield activates, along with the port's massive cannons.
ACTION> A few hours later, twenty-two dreadnoughts can finally be seen on long-range sensors, approaching at high warp.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:46:52
:: blinks :: CO: Dreadnoughts incoming. Sensors counts twenty-two incoming at high warp!
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:47:27
:: takes a deep breath. Sickbay is ready, everything strapped down and teams on standby ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:47:33
:: takes a deep breath. This is it. ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:47:49
CSO: Send an encoded message to Admiral Blackthorne indicating the intelligence has been verified and that the fleet is aiding in Refuge's defense.
CSO: Then fleetwide, Tango Zulu 9.
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:48:44
CO: Aye, Captain. :: had both of these things ready to go in the time they spent waiting, so quickly dispatches them ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:49:21
:: taps the console quickly :: CTO/CO: Phaser banks at ready, torpedo banks on standby.
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:49:35
:: looks around at the bridge crew, knowing the ship is as prepared as it can be, proud of everyone, and puts on her mean face, ready for battle ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:49:37
:: sends the coordination commands that correspond with TZ9 ::
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:49:38
TAC: Acknowledged, wait for further commands.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:49:47
XO: Red alert, launch Mustangs.
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:49:56
:: right hand trembles :: CTO: Aye.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:50:27
:: hears that and secures the helm for Harper ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:50:37
:: looks to Navarro as she takes the helm :: NAV: Good hunting, Zorro.
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 22:50:52
:: has the Shinigami prepped and ready to go, flight suit on ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:51:06
CO: Gracias, Firefly. :: exits to the TL ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:51:15
:: is relieved of her bridge station by another medical officer, heading into the turbolift to head back down to sickbay ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:51:48
CTO: Red alert!
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:52:05
:: long exhale ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:52:12
+ Sharks + Bridge to Assault Bay, launch Mustangs!
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:52:19
:: shifts red-alert on with a sharp exhale ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 22:53:01
:: hears the call and completes the last few checks of her pre-flight, then hops into Shinigami's cockpit ::
ENG Ens Archer 08-Sep-2021 22:53:01
::takes deep breath, ignoring the pain in her head and rumbling in her stomach:: Engineering: Stations, everyone!
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:53:22
:: runs into the locker room and changes into his flight suit with all due haste ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:53:23
:: looks at Grey, tentatively ::
Self: You got this.
CTO Cpt Grey 08-Sep-2021 22:53:46
:: returns Ammora's look, giving a nod carefully ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:54:06
:: arrives in Sickbay, looking around at all of her staff and realizing that they’re all looking at her. She blinks, then clears her throat :: Sickbay: Do what you do, folks. You do it well. The rest of the ship is lucky to have us to fall back on. :: she raises a fist :: Good hunting.
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:54:09
:: finishing the final preflight checks, sealing the cockpit as she settles in, securing for launch ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:54:09
:: feels reassured by Grey, then looks at his console ::
Self: You can do this.
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:54:36
:: runs out with helmet in hand and almost vaults up the ladder into the Rocinante before settling into the cockpit, putting on his helmet, and plugging his suit into the fighter's life support ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:55:19
:: checks over the helm ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 22:55:23
+Sharks+ Jester's ready.
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:56:01
:: blends into the bustle as the various medical teams prepare to be deployed as needed ::
NAV Lt Navarro 08-Sep-2021 22:56:22
:: goes through a quick pre-flight as the Mustang finishes powering up, but the fighter is still perfectly ready, just like the last time he checked :: +Sharks+ Zorro's ready.
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:57:12
:: maneuvers Atlantis a bit to give the Sharks an optimal launch attitude ::
CAG LCdr T’Lira 08-Sep-2021 22:57:16
+Sharks+ Sharks, Sehlat. Prepare for launch. :: does exactly as she's ordered ::
NAV2 Cpt Suzuki 08-Sep-2021 22:57:39
:: stayed ready so she didn't have to get ready ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:58:10
:: puts in her earpiece to listen in on the Sharks ::
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 22:58:16
:: sits down in his chair, buckling in, moving his console to his lap ::
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 22:58:40
:: studies the fleet on her console ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 22:58:50
:: watches the incoming ships on her console draw ever closer ::
CSO Cdr Wright 08-Sep-2021 22:59:34
:: buckles her seatbelt, thinking again of Anna ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 08-Sep-2021 22:59:43
:: takes a minute to sit down before the chaos begins ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 23:00:01
:: sees Lexy buckle her seatbelt and does likewise, grateful for the reminder :: All: Strap in, everyone!
TAC 1Lt Ammora 08-Sep-2021 23:00:18
:: under his breath :: Bring it...
XO Cdr Kuari 08-Sep-2021 23:00:19
:: takes a deep breath, telling herself she can do this, and is ready to defend against the aggressive alien invasion, for everyone's sake ::
CO Capt Harper 08-Sep-2021 23:00:25
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