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Lost Harbor
Atlantis RP / atlantis-mission
With the Xovul Conflict and our subsequent well-earned shore leave over, we now return to our primary mission of peaceful exploration. During a long quantum slipstream flight back out to the frontier, we find ourselves with a quiet evening highlighted by a crew mixer in Ten-Forward.
After 01-Dec-2021 00:00:00
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:25:12
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:25:46
:: enters ten forward and looks around, taking in the scene and seeing who she recognizes. She heads to the bar first to order a drink ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:26:08
:: already in Ten-Forward, dressed casually since we're off-duty, and greeting people at the bar as they arrive :: CMO: Hi, Emily!
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:26:51
:: walks into Ten-Forward, out of uniform, smiling as she greets people ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:26:54
:: is sitting in the corner, catching up on articles she has been sent by peers on other ships. two ferrets are on her lap, notably Bob, but now... one more? must have picked that up on vacation ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:26:59
:: grins as she spots Harper, a drakberry wine appearing in her hand as the bartender works their magic :: CO: Hey! Having fun yet?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:27:35
:: returns the grin after a sip of her drakberry wine :: CMO: Always!
:: waves to Kuari ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:28:31
:: blinks and notices, querying :: CO: What are you drinking?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:28:58
CMO: Drakberry wine. :: smirks :: I seem to have grown fond of it, along with the tea.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:29:20
:: catches Harper's wave and heads that way, wanting to order a drink anyway :: CO: Hello! :: smiles at Acacia, too ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:29:40
:: raises an eyebrow, amused but not terribly surprised :: CO: Oh, good, a taste of the island. :: she smiles at Kuari :: XO: Hey!
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:29:41
XO: Hi!
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:30:58
:: notices the bartender is busy with all the orders that just came in and waits patiently, sniffing Harper's drink ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:31:16
:: offers the wine to Kuari with a curious eye ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:31:34
:: sips her own wine, watching with a small smirk ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:31:35
CO: Drakberry?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:31:49
:: nods to the Rucara ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:32:07
XO: From Betazese. Remember those berry tarts my grandma made? Those berries.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:32:47
CMO: Yes I recognize it! But barely, it's quite wine form.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:33:16
:: nods, sipping and considering :: XO: The fermenting does bring out a different… essence.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:33:43
:: catches the bartender's busied but attentive look and orders a chocolate drink ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:33:58
CMO: So delicious! Margaritas were always my drink of choice until this. :: raises the glass slightly ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:35:10
:: nods again, having expected something of the sort. She then smiles at Harper’s comment, swirling her wine a bit :: CO: The elders will be happy to know they’ve gained a fan. :: she chuckles ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:35:44
:: enters, slightly late due to paperwork keeping her busy ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:36:18
:: as usual, is holding court at the pool table, having finished another challenger off ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:36:41
:: chuckles along with Emily as she takes another drink ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:37:10
NAV: Ey, save me a spot to uncrown you! :: calls to Navarro as she wanders over to the bar ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:37:34
CTO: You're free to try! :: chuckles ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:37:45
:: waves as she spots Grey approaching, sipping her wine happily and watching the pool table from afar ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:38:10
:: greets Grey as she arrives ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:39:00
CO/CMO: Sorry for being late. Paperwork. :: rolls her eyes slightly ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:39:07
:: dips his head to Emily as he catches her watching ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:39:32
:: grins at Emily :: CTO: The real Starfleet work, yes?
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:39:34
:: takes her drink, smiling at the bartender, and sniffs the familiar beverage ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:39:56
:: smiles and winks at Doc before turning to Ryleigh :: CTO: Late? It’s a party! Besides, the queen is never late, her subjects are simply early.
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:40:35
CO: Indeed. :: laughs at Acacia's response, ordering a soda :: CMO: Believe me, unless Kyler had stepped in to finish, I would've been even later.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:40:56
:: smiles a small tight Marine's grin with a curt nod at Grey in greeting ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:41:42
SCENE> Outside the forward windows, the swirling blue clouds of slipstream flight dance their ethereal dance, casting gently scintillating light through the room.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:42:06
:: pats her shoulder :: CTO: Well, now the work is done. Time for a drink, eh?
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:42:32
:: catches Kuari's grin and nod, turning towards the pool table once she got her soda. :: CMO: Nope, now's time to beat Navarro's ass at pool.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:43:13
:: chuckles to herself a Grey's response ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:43:14
:: glances out the windows, then sees the rest of the crew. she puts her PADD down and puts the two ferrets on her shoulders and walks up to the bar :: Hallo alle zusammen!
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:43:17
:: gasps in feigned surprise, covering her mouth to hide a giggle :: CTO: Oh, he’ll love that.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:43:46
:: grins, thinking that will be a helluva game ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:44:34
:: turns her head and smiles at Herschel, holding her drink in one hand :: SCI: Hiya! You brought small friends.
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:44:57
:: wanders over to the pool table to snag a stick and lightly tap Navarro's behind with the tip of it :: NAV: You ready to get your ass kicked?
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:45:38
XO: Ja! Bob and Barbara! I picked up Barb just after Emily's house party.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:45:45
:: having racked the balls, he gestures to the table as Ryleigh approaches, graciously offering her the break even though the table is his :: CTO: Oh, always.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:45:48
:: gasps, instinctively reaching put to pet the closest ferret :: SCI: Oh my gooooosh!
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:46:34
:: is sniffed at by the small ferrets, so carefully sniffs back ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:47:08
:: her face lights up when she sees the ferrets ::
:: and as she watches a much-larger Rucara trade sniffs with the tiny creatures ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:48:13
:: picks up Bob and he ~slinks~ :: CMO/XO: I'm still getting Barb used to being picked up and handled, but she is pretty alright on the shoulder.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:48:57
:: would have hearts for eyes if she were animated, cooing at the ferret :: Bob: Oh you are just the cutest little thing, aren’t you?
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:49:02
:: pulls her head away so that others can give them attention :: SCI: I'm sure it helps to see her fellow ferret treated well.
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:50:08
XO: Oh yes! They have a ginormous cage that they stay in when on duty. But they are given reign in the room to run about! Under supervision.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:51:03
:: grins :: SCI: I love them. I could never bring any of my pets to a party like this, you’ve trained them so well.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:51:15
:: tries to imagine Anna at a party, giggles a bit ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:51:58
CMO: Luckily, I know the importance of exhausting them out by play, before functions!
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:52:15
:: snorts, bending into position to break, knocking the cue and sending the balls rolling :: NAV: Thank you for the break.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:52:34
SCI: Still, impressive.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:52:51
CTO: Of course, mi amiga. But all you made was a racket. :: sizes up the table ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:53:51
:: full belly laughs as she imagines trying to bring Vinny in public, then sips her wine and looks around ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 21:54:12
:: sips at her soda, leaning on the stick with a snort :: NAV: Well... it was the stick's fault?
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:54:39
:: chuckles :: Of course. :: leans over the table and sinks the 1 ball, sending the cue in position for the 2 ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:55:01
:: glances at Harper and Acacia, scritching Bob :: CO/CMO: You two have pets?
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 21:55:37
:: is surprised at Acacia's laugh, not knowing the reason for it, and looks at her for a moment, more in amusement than surprise ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 21:55:48
:: nods eagerly to Rike :: SCI: Commander Wright and I have a cat, Anna! She was Lexy's before she ever met me, though.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:56:27
:: nods happily :: SCI: A cat named Apollo, a… chicken-rat hybrid named Vinny, and about thirty Albinari rainbow beetles.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:57:11
:: combos the 2 toward the 9, trying for the quick win, but the 9 does not sink... though he still manages to make the 2! ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 21:57:28
CO/CMO: Ahhh! Cats. I surprisingly did not ever have a cat... But I did have a horse just before I entered the Academy. Big John. He was 20 hands tall. Giant.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:58:15
:: oohs and ahhs :: SCI: A horse! I’ve never had a horse, despite growing up on a farm.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 21:58:46
:: calls over from the table :: SCI: I have a horse, back home! Well, I guess he's my brother's, now. :: drops the 3 ball ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 21:59:56
:: nods solemnly :: NAV/SCI: Mom said I’d have to live on Earth full-time to have a horse.
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:00:01
NAV: Oh! Lovely! CMO: Any goats, sheep? They are quite effective weedwackers.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:00:07
:: thinks about horses, happily following the conversation ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:00:40
:: eyes Ryleigh as he sinks the 4 ball on a tough angle cut shot ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:01:00
:: is glancing over the table, mind spinning the possibilities ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:01:07
SCI: Oh, yeah. Goats, chickens, ducks, cows, sheep, alpaca.. I think that’s it.
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:01:49
CMO: Oh! I always wanted a cow. Giant cuddly things, they are. can they be snuck into a room? No. Absolutely not.
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:02:13
:: also calls over :: SCI: Ethan and I have a dog, my parents have a cat; and his parents have two dogs!
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:02:20
:: snorts at his failure to get proper position on the 5, however ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:02:30
SCI: Yeah, we have one of those spinning brushing posts and they’re always on the thing.
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:03:34
:: imagines it, and lets out a light, gleeful giggle :: CMO: Ooh! I have seen that before when I was on a farm trip. Adorable!
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:04:06
:: carefully shoots a double-rail bank to kiss the cue off the 5-ball, and leave the 8 between them, giving Ryleigh a difficult shot ::
CTO: Your shot. Sorry about the leave. :: grins, in no way sorry ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:05:29
:: twitches an ear towards the pool table, hearing the clinking of the pool balls ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:06:22
SCI: It really is. The alpacas using it is so cute because their little heads just bounce back and forth. :: she grins ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:06:49
:: tries to imagine that, but she isn't exactly sure what an alpaca is ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:06:58
CMO: I actually have an alpaca sweater and I swear, it is the softest thing.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:07:38
:: makes a note to replicate one of those later ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:08:29
:: nods sagely :: SCI: And nothing beats the real animal fibers.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:09:40
CMO: Someone gave me an Irish wool sweater when I was at the Academy, and I still have it. It is absolutely wonderful.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:10:37
:: tries to imagine what it would be like to not have fur ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:10:38
CO/CMO: I actually have a sheepskin rug that I keep on my bed. Belonged to my great-great grandparents. Lasts longer than anything artifical.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:11:29
:: smirks as she thinks back to that guy, but at least the sweater worked out ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:11:44
:: glares at Navarro for doing that:: NAV: You're not fucking sorry. Don't give me that bullshit excuse. :: she's trying to figure out her gameplan... ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:12:42
:: cracks his back and leans against the wall :: CTO: Guilty as charged.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:13:53
:: smiles :: SCI: I know what you mean. I have a wool blanket that was my mother’s.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:15:11
:: finishes her wine and orders another, but that's her limit these days ::
ACTION> A band made up of several members of the crew files in and begins setting up.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:15:52
:: also finishes her drink and orders another ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:15:59
:: places her empty glass on the bartop to be recycled, feeling a little buzzy from her chocolate drink ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:18:25
ACTION> The band begins to play, a bit of mid-23rd century jazz.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:18:28
:: hears noises in addition to the normal ambiance of Ten-Forward and looks toward the source, at the band. When they begin to play, she smiles at the gesture and effort put in by the crew members, always enjoying a well-played melody by an organic source ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:18:53
:: sips her second wine and watches the band on stage ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:18:57
:: turns to look at the band, Bob crawling into Rike's shirt ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:20:39
:: nods appreciatively at the band, having not heard this particular one aboard yet ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:22:44
:: watches Ryleigh try to work a way out of this ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:23:10
:: wanders closer to the band and sits on the floor in front of them, ears taking it all in ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:23:13
:: mind's spinning at a thousand miles per hour, trying to figure a way out of the trap Navarro had put her in ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:23:40
:: wanders a bit closer to the pool table to watch, intrigued by how Ryleigh’s feeling ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:26:15
:: notices Emily watching and spends a few long moments with his dark eyes locked on her before returning to watching his opponent ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:26:44
:: smirks, waves with her fingers and meets his eyes, then sips her wine ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:26:46
ACTION> The band changes it up a bit, into a faster song that's more contemporary.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:27:12
:: dips his head to her ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:27:49
:: is getting slightly frustrated, frowning in thought as she tapped her fingers against the wooden barrier of the table ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:29:46
:: recognizes the new song and thumps her tail to the beat, bobbing her head, then introduces a pleasing, complementing vocal ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:31:13
CTO: If you wish to concede, I will accept it, but otherwise, try what you're thinking about. :: grins :: At worst, I get cue-ball in hand, right?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:31:24
ACTION> The band looks quite pleased with Kuari's addition!
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:32:20
:: looks at Kuari with a surprised expression that fades to a smile, then redirects her attention to the pool table, not wanting to miss Ryleigh’s shot ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:32:41
:: nods head at Kuari, and starts smacking the bar with her hands, adding more of a beat ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:32:41
:: wanders over to sit next to Kuari ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:35:34
:: notices Harper come near, but carries on ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:36:18
:: listens for a few more bars, then joins in, her singing voice a silky alto ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:36:54
:: once again glances at the singers, amused and delighted ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:37:05
:: gives Harper a very impressed look ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:37:13
:: is surprised when Harper starts, locating the source of the voice, but goes with it, happy to sing with anyone who can carry a tune ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:37:29
ACTION> The band leans into this and encourages the audience!
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:39:03
CMO: Excuse me, will you hold em for just a mo- :: pulls Bob from under her shirt and Barb off her shoulder, handing them to Emily, then promptly going off to dance to- whatever this is! ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:40:36
:: gets to the door to the forward lounge, worn out, unable to think, unable to feel ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:41:00
:: sets her wine down on a nearby table as she receives ferrets, gasping and happy-squealing as she nuzzles noses with Bob ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:41:17
:: notices Emily with the ferrets and chuckles ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:41:38
:: takes a breath; thinks :: Do I even go in at this point? Do I deserve that? I don't deserve that. Everyone deserves that but me. It's better if I just leave everyone alone. I should just go back to my quarters.
:: looks down the corridor :: Do I leave, though? I don't deserve the safety and isolation of being safe in my quarters. I'm part of this crew, and whether I like it or not, I should be here. I'm less of a person if I'm not.
:: looks back at the door :: There's alcohol in there.
:: enters the lounge ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:43:36
:: waves and smiles as Zoë enters, but doesn't stop singing ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:44:09
:: performs a rather peculiar combination of dance moves, but who cares! ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:44:14
:: mirrors the wave and the smile but doesn't know how to react to someone who's waving and smiling while performing ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:44:41
:: is distracted by the two ferrets in her hands, snuggling one while the other sits on her shoulder ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:44:42
:: is just sitting up front with Kuari while singing, not anything on stage ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:44:49
:: sees Emily with ferrets ::
:: goes to the bar :: Bartender: Yeah, hey, could I just get a whiskey ginger?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:47:25
ACTION> The song finishes and the band calls for a round of applause for their singing audience!
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:47:44
:: sets Bob on her other shoulder so she can clap ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:48:01
:: claps to Kuari and Harper ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:48:18
:: claps, takes sip ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:48:20
:: sits and smiles, looking around her ::
:: shares a wider smile with Harper, next to her ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:49:10
:: beams at Kuari, never really having had an occasion to sing like this with her friend ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:50:16
:: walks over to Emily :: CMO: Hey Commander.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:50:36
:: applauds for the Commodore and Commander ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:50:58
ACTION> Kuari and Harper are approached by a member of the band, who tries to usher them on stage for the next song.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:51:05
:: smiles softly at Zoë, a ferret on each of her shoulders :: CEO: Why, hello.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:51:15
:: looks to Kuari with a questioning expression ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:51:22
:: looks at Harper, encouraging ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:51:30
CMO: Looks like I missed quite the party.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:51:34
:: nods eagerly, taking the stage ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:51:40
:: trots up ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:52:37
:: has a brief discussion with the band and Kuari about who knows what songs ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:52:54
:: points at the CO and XO getting on stage :: CEO: Actually, looks like the good part is just starting.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:53:08
CMO: Mind if I sit with you?
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:53:51
:: notices la capitana and Kuari take the stage, but keeps watching Ryleigh :: CTO: Give up yet?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:54:11
:: steps up to the mic, smiling ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:54:28
:: gestures to the empty seat across from her, finally taking her eyes off the pool game :: CEO: Sure. How are things? :: she asks sincerely, though she definitely knows the answer is ‘bad’ ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:54:32
:: glowers at Navarro :: NAV: In your dreams. . :: starts to make a move before stopping, reconsidering :: NAV: Nope. There's... just not a lot of options.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:54:40
:: sits strategically next to Harper on the stage, not needing a microphone ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:54:52
CTO: Like I said, cue in hand is the worst that can happen. Take the shot, Marine.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:54:57
ACTION> The band breaks out into a lively Irish pub tune!
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:55:48
:: sits, sighs :: CMO: I honestly don't know anymore.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:55:52
:: bobs her head to the beat, thumping her tail behind her on the stage ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:56:11
:: joins in when the vocals arrive, the song being a funny one about drinking, of course ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:56:16
:: nods attentively, expression sympathetic :: CEO: Oh, I can imagine. :: she says, like she knows ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 22:56:34
:: takes the shot without little more prompting, knocking the eight ball into the five, sending the five into a hole with a low curse :: NAV: Your go.
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:57:08
:: puts the 5-ball back on the spot, since she didn't hit it first, and then takes the cue ball in hand ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:57:15
:: perks up and looks over at the pool game, keeping an eye on it as she talks with Zoë ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 22:57:20
:: stomps foot and claps hand to the beat of the irish tune ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:57:35
:: sets up the spot shot and sinks the 5, almost automatically ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 22:58:08
CMO: I'm always hypervigilant about not treating my friends like my therapists. I really don't like unloading on people. Sorry if I'm distant.
CMO: How are you though?
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:58:18
:: doesn't sing the words, but adds a unique alien sound, a combination of percussive sounds and adding to the melody itself ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 22:58:45
:: really wonders why she and Kuari haven't sung together before ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 22:59:08
:: doesn't know either ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 22:59:19
CTO: I used to donate to charity every time I missed a spot shot, you know.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 22:59:34
:: shrugs lightly :: CEO: Keep as much distance as you like. I can just feel what you’re feeling, that’s all. :: she sips her wine :: I’m great, actually. Got to see a lot of people I love on shore leave.
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:00:10
CMO: That's good. :: smiles :: I'm happy for you. :: looks down at her drink, swirls it, takes another sip ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:00:32
:: the song goes into a call-and-response segment, which she sets up with Kuari first before leading it to the audience ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:01:08
:: returns the smile, then looks to the stage :: CEO: How about that, huh? :: she refers to the CO singing ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:01:33
:: switches to actual words, calling back to Harper in demonstration ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:01:52
:: the klingon drinking songs she knows suddenly comes to mind, but naaaah ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 23:01:52
:: hums quietly :: NAV: I would... but I help out at the Academy when on shore leave, guest lecturing.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:01:55
:: starts the calls and raises her mic to the audience for each response ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 23:02:02
:: proceeds to sink the 6 and 7, setting himself up for an 8-9 combination ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:02:50
:: grins as she gets some participation back ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:03:39
:: responds to the Captain’s song, grinning widely ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:03:56
CMO: :: smiles at the CO singing :: She's got some pipes.
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:04:20
:: notices many people laughing quietly, some not so quietly, to some of the lyrics ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:04:26
CEO: Right? I don’t know if those two have ever sung together, either.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:04:35
:: the song returns to the chorus, but a bit faster this time ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:04:41
CEO: But they have such chemistry anyway!
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 23:04:58
:: glances at Ryleigh as he sets up the combo shot to try to win it ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:05:44
:: her voice drops to the bottom of her range before climbing back up through it in the final verse to the conclusion ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:05:58
CMO: Yeah.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:06:09
:: the song ends with a corny punchline that's quite funny to drunk people ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:06:20
:: cheers and claps ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:06:24
:: mimics an accurate wa wa wa waa sound effect at the right moment ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:06:44
:: breaks out into laughter as she turns to gestures at the band ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:07:12
:: bounces up on her feet, having had a lot of fun, and bows grandiosely with her wings toward the band ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 23:07:27
:: takes the shot, sending the clue off the 8-ball, playing it into a billiard to strike the 9, sinking it in the corner pocket ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:07:38
All: Thank you, all! Give it up for the band!
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:07:45
:: claps ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:07:51
:: claps wildly ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:07:52
:: claps for the band too ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:08:08
:: doesn't clap effectively, so bellows encouragingly ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:08:38
:: hands the mic back to the band's singer, who gestures back to her as she steps down from the stage, calling for applause ::
CTO Cpt Grey 01-Dec-2021 23:08:48
:: is leaning on the stick, listening to the song before turning back to the table :: NAV: Nice job!
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 23:09:27
:: bows his head :: CTO: Thank you.
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:09:40
:: gets tired of clapping after a while and gives up, turning back to Zoë :: CEO: See? You got here just in time!
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:10:01
:: returns to the bar, all smiles ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:10:15
:: follows Harper, ready for another drink ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:10:52
XO: Wow, Kuari, that went really well! At least I think it did.
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:10:56
:: goes up to the band to request... Tequila. If they even know it. Hopefully. ::
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:11:10
CO: People definitely were entertained!
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:11:50
:: gets up to get another drink, still ferreted :: CEO: Can I get you anything?
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:12:00
ACTION> The band starts into Tequila!
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:12:30
:: claps with glee, making her way to grab the ferrets on the way to the bar :: CMO: Excuuuuse me!
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:12:30
XO: We should work on something for the next talent show!
XO Cdr Kuari 01-Dec-2021 23:12:51
CO: Yeah!
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:13:04
:: is sad to see them go, waving away her ferret friends ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:13:06
CMO: Oh, I'm still working on this one, but thanks.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:13:20
:: retrieves her wine, taking a welcome sip after singing ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:13:24
:: puts Barb on her shoulder and carries Bob with one arm ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:13:30
:: nods to Zoë’s response, heading to the bar for a wine refill ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:13:44
:: turns to the band and shouts right on time :: TEQUILA!
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:14:39
:: looks around, not knowing this one ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:15:07
:: laughs to herself :: CO: The only lyrics to this one, is "tequila"
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:15:14
:: heads back to where she was sitting, standing behind her chair for a minute to get a good look at the pool game ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:15:17
:: grins :: SCI: Easy song!
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:15:42
:: feels the weight of just everything, of all the lives she lived, of her heartbreak, how such a small thing can bring 19 lifetimes of happiness to a screeching halt ::
NAV Lt Navarro 01-Dec-2021 23:15:42
:: racks the balls and waits for another challenger ::
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:16:14
:: chokes back a tear, pretends she just needs to... she doesn't know; sneeze or something, cough, rub an eyelash out of her eye ::
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:16:48
:: sees that the game is over and sits :: CEO: Hm. Did you see who won? :: she purposefully ignores the tear ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:17:19
CO: There is also a Piña Colada song! :: orders just one of those ::
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:17:44
SCI: Mm! I like getting caught in the rain. Or, I used to. :: laughs ::
SCI Lt Herschel 01-Dec-2021 23:19:02
CO: Used to?
CEO LtJG D’bryn 01-Dec-2021 23:19:46
:: sniffs, looks around :: CMO: Won what?
CMO LCdr Acacia 01-Dec-2021 23:20:30
:: waves a hand :: CEO: Oh, pool. Nevermind. All good.
CO Cdor Harper 01-Dec-2021 23:20:34
:: shrugs, thinking about being stranded in the past and all the cold rain that she had no protection from :: SCI: It got old after happening enough times.
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