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#1 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22103.26 @ 02:49 (02:49 AM)

== Star Base Delta Holodeck 13 ==

The doors to Holodeck 13 parted and Adaran walked into the room. Dressed in a warm-looking, black sweater with tan pants and carrying a small box tucked under hir arm, s/he made hir way to the holodeck's terminal and pulled out a small data stick from hir pocket. S/he slipped it into the open slot and waited. It took only a second for the computer to recognize the program and display a ready prompt.

"Begin program," Adaran said, and the holodeck suddenly transformed itself from a empty room criss-crossed by gridlines into a medium-sized ski cabin tucked away in the mountains. The cabin was built of logs and had one large room onto which two smaller rooms connected. The temperature of the holodeck dropped quickly to -2 degrees Celsius outside the cabin, but a roaring fire in the main room warmed up the inside to a comfortable 13 degrees. Cozy chairs and a sofa were placed near the fire, and two tables sat against one wall. The two interior doors opened into a kitchen and a bedroom.

The room was brightly lit by natural light which streamed in from several windows. The view outside the windows showed that the cabin sat high in the mountains. Snow covered the branches of pine trees as they stirred gently in the breeze, and the white tops of other peaks across the valley gleamed in the sunlight. Looking down the mountainside on which the cabin was built, one could see that it was placed beside a ski trail. Occasionally a skier would fly past from a higher elevation. A rack of snow skis sat near the door for anyone who wanted to use them.

The front door to the cabin was placed at the position of the holodeck's door. It stood open for the moment, and two men pushing catering trolleys arrived very soon after Adaran. Glancing at them and sitting hir box down on a small table, s/he pointed at the two larger tables against the wall.

"You can set up there," s/he told them.

The two men proceeded to unload their trolleys onto the tables, setting out a collection of food and drinks for those who would be attending. Adaran had told everyone to dress warm, and s/he'd hoped they'd heeded hir advice. The last crew party had been tropical, and it wouldn't do for someone to show up in a bikini.

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#2 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22103.26 @ 06:05 (06:05 AM)

== Star Base Delta Holodeck 13 ==

 

It was a bittersweet moment for Xenara. She had lost her first ship, was no longer Acting Chief Tactical Officer of the Yorimoto, and had no idea what her next posting would be. She only could deduce that at least wherever she would end up, it would be with Captain Adaran. 

 

The last few weeks had been rather uneventful. Her Nano-exoskeleton had been repaired, even improved to some extent to at least the point where she at least didn't look like a baby deer trying to walk for the first time - though she still had issues - she had gotten to spend a few days on Gemworld with her family before returning to Starbase Delta for the after mission party. It was kind of the Captain to arrange it and hoped it would at least soften the blow of the Yorimoto's destruction. 

 

Xenara was dressed in loose fitting blue jeans and boots, with a white, long sleeved, Federation approved winter shirt and thick Federation regulation cold weather coat. She found that Federation fashion was appealed more to her style than anything else, and more to the point, actually quite comfortable. 

 

Not to mention functional. Lots of pockets.

 

As she entered the holodeck, she was greeted with the interior of a cabin-like structure, and a blast of cold but comfortable air hit her face. She she remembered the last time she had been in a place like that. It was on Earth during winter when she usually spent time with her Terran tutor. She would help him track and hunt animals, which is when she learned most of how to fire rifles and other similar weapons. She had been safe up in tree platforms - at least from the ones that couldn't climb - when they hunted more dangerous prey as she couldn't run, but she loved the cold weather and learning about all the different types of Terran creatures. 

 

As she gathered her bearings, she noticed where the food was set up, more importantly the liquor, and then looked for the Captain. The Elaysian was usually the first to arrive at parties and the last to leave unless she got too drunk.

 

That won't happen this time. Last time I got that drunk was at Starfarer's.

 

She made eye contact with the Captain and smiled as she removed her coat and hung it on the nearest hook. "Can't say I've ever been late to a party, Captain. Would have been first at the last one, but Commander Sothrick beat me to it."

 

She remembered that had been the first time she had met the man. He had been as intimidating then as he was presently, but she uncovered a more...personable side to the seemingly stoic Vulcan since their first interactions. 

 

Who knew Vulcans could flirt?

 

She had to wonder if Sothrick was only part Vulcan, though, since the man had a sense of humor and was not afraid to show his emotions. Or maybe he just never subscribed to the traditional Vulcan way of life. Either way it was a refreshing surprise. Ever since she had saved his life they had gotten close. Harmless flirting had turned into something more...familial. And they hadn't even known each other that long. But something as harrowing as a terrorist bombing had been known to turn complete strangers into life-long companions. 

 

He had shown great respect and care for the Elaysian, and was no doubt beholden to her. It was a nice gesture, but unnecessary. Still, she wasn't one to look gift horses in their mouths.

 

She turned her attention back to the Captain, and while she wasn't hungry, the smell of food was just too enticing to ignore.

 

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#3 Cdr Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22103.27 @ 03:40 (03:40 AM)

Sothrick had gotten the word that they should 'dress warm' for the event that he was invited to. He internally, debated on whether or not to go to this...party.

 

He was, if not illogically, full of doubt if he was wanted in the party.  The reality was that he was now involved with not one but two ships that were destroyed under his assignment as either First Officer or Acting First Officer.

 

He knew it was not logical to think that he as a First Officer, had anything to do with the destruction of either ship how ever he knew how others could perceive the 'coincidence' of his position and the outcome of Ozaki and the Yoritomo.

 

Last time he was transferred to the Yoritomo after the destruction of the Ozaki. Yes he had agreed to be transferred to help the Captain and in truth he was glad for the change but he truly felt that it was a black mark, two black marks, on his career that both ships were lost. He at least had not lost any crew any of his crew on this mission.

 

So now he walked into the room wandering if he would be with this crew much longer. He headed the warning of the Captain with her invitation. He was a quick learner and he already knew that the Captain had a predication of a more ... exotic style ceremony and celebration.

 

As he took in the scenery of the new program of the Captains he had to admit, to himself, that he liked this venue. Even though he was from a more desert like planet he always like the snow climates. Before entering the cabin he stopped and looked around a bit. He lived on Earth for a good while and tried to place the scenery. He wandered if it was a terran scene or if she had recreated something else.

 

He took a deep breath and straightened his outer jacket. He headed the Captains warning and wore a Federation uniform tactical jacket. He primarily wore his uniform and rarely was out of uniform.

 

As he stepped through the doorway he remembered the first time he met the crew of the Yoritomo. As he stepped through he saw the Captain and Xardeen there and again he was one of the first to arrive.

 

He went to the Captain first nodding to both officers. "Good evening" He said as he approached. "Your venue looks familiar, is this an Earth location?" He asked

 

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#4 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22103.27 @ 03:43 (03:43 AM)

A bead of sweat formed along Arwen’s hairline. At the captain’s request, he was dressed warmly in a plush cowl neck sweater, which drew a few sideways glances as he scurried through the temperature-controlled corridors of Star Base Delta.

 
As he drew close to Holodeck 13, he stopped and exhaled sharply. He didn’t know why he felt apprehensive— after all, he had nothing but respect for the crew of the Yoritomo. He even considered some of them friends, though he wasn’t sure that they would say the same.
 
I’m sure the captain wouldn’t have invited me if s/he blamed me for the way things went… he thought, trying to convince himself. The holodeck doors seemed to be looming high over him, but he pushed his doubts to the back of his mind and went inside.
 
A cozy ski lodge welcomed him inside. It reminded Arwen of a resort near his hometown that he’d visited once. The heels of his chukka boots tapped pleasantly against the floorboards. To Arwen’s surprise, and quite contrary to his typical nature, it seemed that was early. Only the captain and Lt. Xardeen (now sporting a new nano-exoskeleton, it seemed) had arrived thus far.
 
“Captain, it’s good to see you again,” he said, approaching hir as s/he directed the catering crew. “I’ll set this down with the other drinks. My region of the Trill homeworld is famous for its wines. A friend of mine was kind enough to send this bottle to me in Tycho City after the last one was… well, you know.”
 
Arwen bit his lip. The Yoritomo was home to him for only a short time, but he didn’t know if the captain was ready to talk candidly about the destruction of hir ship.
 
“Anyway, this is actually a better vintage than the one that I had,” he added finally, setting a narrow-necked bottle down on the beverage table. The liquid inside was rich black — characteristic of a quality Tenebran wine.
 
“Lt. Xardeen,” he said, moving on to the Elaysian. “Glad to see you back on your feet.”
 
He hadn’t spoken to her since they’d arrived aboard the Athena. Actually, he hadn’t spoken to much of anybody at all. He’d caught a transport to Tycho City during the first week of shore leave and he’d spent most of the break camping on the Lunar surface. He had hoped that it would clear his mind.
 
“I’m surprised that you didn’t bring Crewman Davis with you,” he added with a mischievous glint in his eye.
 
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Edited by Mid Arwen Qi, Star Date 22103.27 @ 03:44 (03:44 AM).

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Posted Star Date 22103.27 @ 04:48 (04:48 AM)

== What am I? Chopped liver!!?!?!==


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#6 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22103.27 @ 05:02 (05:02 AM)

== Sorry to leave you cold, Commander! I had already written my post when I saw yours. We'll say that Arwen noticed you, but he's feeling a little intimidated so he hasn't said hello. ==


Edited by Mid Arwen Qi, Star Date 22103.27 @ 05:03 (05:03 AM).

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#7 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22103.27 @ 06:28 (06:28 AM)

The raw feeling of having to abandon her first ship returning as she neared the Holodeck. Her invitation was from the Captain, and all it stated was to dress warm and be at Holodeck 13. Even thought they had time off before this crew get together – and the time she had off was more then engaging – she stopped short as the door to the Holodeck loomed in front of her.

 

For some reason, this get together was different then her trip to the Starfarer’s Way. Behind this door there was a one hundred present chance of being with people she worked with. People she will live with. Between her emotions of what happened with regards to their last home, and the prospect of making a fool of herself here... it almost made the young woman turn around back to her temporary quarters on the starbase. She shook her head.

 

No... this.. this will be good. Just.. be yourself? You have to conquer this social anxiety.

 

As she continued to look at the Holodeck entrance she thought back to what the invitation said: to dress warm. Warm for who though? What she considered ideal temperature, a lot of people would consider cold. Either way, she has to replicate an entire new wardrobe after the Yoritomo’s destruction. With the notion of staying warm, and the fact that she kept warm more often then most others, she elected to layer up.

 

 

She wore a pair of black thermal pants, designed to keep her at ideal temperature for her no matter the exterior temperature, they looked a lot like the lower half of her regular uniform. She also wore a sky blue loose fitting sweater and a black Federation Issued Cold-Weather Jacket.

 

The door opened to a quaint log cabin, and the warm temperature made her instantly undo her jacket. Looking across the room, she was relieved that she was not the first to arrive. She recognized a lot of the people who was last on the bridge when it was... well, before its final fate.

 

Walking up towards the group consisting of the Captain, Chief Sothrick, Qi and Xenara the blond Trill put on her best smile despite a bead of sweat going down her hack. “H.. Hello. I hope the past few days have been... restful.”

 

==Socially awkward Qu offering taggles!==


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#8 Lt (JG) Arwen Tahn

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Posted Star Date 22103.28 @ 00:56 (12:56 AM)

==Holodeck 13==

 

Entering into the Holodeck she was escorted by Reddington, her arm was in his and both looked happy. Meanwhile she was still recovering from the recent past, she was able to keep her calm in the most of the time. Once the danger was over, and Arwen was alone she nearly fainted. She was burning so much energy keeping her calm, that in relaxation it all hit her at once. It was also exhausting to her, and a small injury that Arwen received went largely unnoticed until they were on the shuttle. There was a small cut on her hip, and it was quickly patched up. At the end of the day, Arwen was just grateful just to be alive. 

 

Her first sickbay was now completely destroyed, but the people were safe. As she entered the room, she would have sworn that she seen Lieutenant Hurst but she wasn't there. The officers present she wanted a chance to get to know, but the last time she attempted it there was little to no luck. Hopefully this time was going to be a lot better, but again it is all trial and error. She was not a person who was to give up easy, nothing ever really worth doing was easy. One of the people that she spotted was Sothrick.both were happy to see the man, he was one of the people that helped her keep calm.

 

Coming up to him the pair looked like a giant who was walking with an little person. Both of them were dressed like they were going to hit the slopes. Ever since thy were being transported from the Athena, it was the first time that Arwen made herself viable to anyone. She was going through some problems, and didn't really want to make it public. Looking around the room, Arwen was mapping out how many steps it was between all of the walls, and between all of the people. She did like the floor plan, and the people that were there. Before they even knew it, Arwen found herself in front of Sothrick. "Commander Sothrick a pleasure to see you again." Arwen extended her hand, and there was a new leather glove on her hand. Arwen always hated how cold her hands feel to others, and wanted to correct it. People had described them to be as cold as death itself, and being a Doctor she wanted to be in a different category.

 

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#9 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22103.28 @ 13:31 (01:31 PM)

==I just realized we have three Trills on board. And Sothrick, if your wife ever finds out about us, you'd be lucky to be 'chopped liver'. :P==

 

As she waited for the captain's response, she heard the metallic doors to the holodeck open a few times and more of her crewmates entered. Commander Sothrick gave a professional greeting, and Xenara snaked her arm around his in a playful demeanor. "What do you mean? Do you wish us a good evening, or mean that it is a good evening whether we want it or not; or that you feel good this evening; or that it is a evening to be good on?"

 

Careful, girl. The Captain is right there.

 

But it was the midshipman Trill from science that actually sparked a conversation. 

 

“Lt. Xardeen,” he said, moving on to the Elaysian. “Glad to see you back on your feet.”

 

Xenara smiled. "Good to be back on my feet, Midshipman."

 

“I’m surprised that you didn’t bring Crewman Davis with you,” Arwen added with a mischievous glint in his eye.

 

Truth be told, Crewman Davis hadn't been that bad. She was use to men - and women - fawning over her, but some took it too far and had to be put in their place. Davis' attempts at flirting were cute at least, and it reminded the Elaysian how awful she had been at it at first. Sure, Davis had been a but pushy, but he never attempted anything physical, so she played as much as she could. She chalked up the back and forth to simple practice exercises. 

 

"Truth be told, I had actually given it half a thought.," she said. "But I prefer my dates to be a bit less annoying."

 

A few moments later, the other two Trills, the CMO and an engineer, entered and gave their greetings. 

 

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#10 Lt Keir 77 {Kurasa}

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Posted Star Date 22103.28 @ 15:37 (03:37 PM)

HI Guys 

 

I haven't gone anywhere

 

Still waiting on Sothrick's reply to an email before I can post here. sigh

 

Don't have ALL the Fun  before I get there eh?


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#11 Mid Percy Devereaux

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Posted Star Date 22103.29 @ 01:07 (01:07 AM)

== Star Base Delta - Holodeck-13 ==

Percy stepped into his quarters and the PADD in his hand beeped showing a new notification as the door slid closed behind him.
It seems the crew of the USS Yorimoto has returned to Star Base Delta from a mission and Captain Adaran 225 has invited the newly promoted and assigned Percy to a crew party in Holodeck-13 within the recreation section of the Star Base. 

A party? Percy questioned. What could possibly be the point of a party?

Percy, however, begrudgingly suited up in some Star Fleet issue winter gear, per the Captain's request and headed towards the holodecks. Picking out the navy blue winter coat with a fur trimmed hood, thin snow pants and some black combat boots to throw over his standard orange engineering department uniform, Percy felt a tad overdressed for the casual corridors of the Star Base. Seeing as this would be his new command crew, Percy put aside the secondhand embarrassment of moving through the climate controlled corridors in full winter gear and continued on.

Entering in the command code invite given to him in his PADD into the holodeck controls, Percy opened the door to an already set simulation of the mountain lodge within the holodeck and quickly glanced among the personnel already inside. There seemed to be six other crew members already awaiting and in their own interpretations of "dress warmly". He took a moment to check over his uniform, taking down his hood and adjusting his cool blonde hair to the side. 

He walked through the foyer of the cabin, immediately unzipping his jacket to show the engineering uniform underneath, as the temperature inside was too warm for a coat. Stopping away from the group, Percy stood at attention.

"Midshipman Percy Devereaux, reporting for duty, Captain!" he reported.

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#12 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22103.29 @ 01:44 (01:44 AM)

As Adaran was checking out what the catering crew had brought, s/he saw that Xardeen was the first to arrive.

"Can't say I've ever been late to a party, Captain," said the Elaysian. "Would have been first at the last one, but Commander Sothrick beat me to it."

"As long as you get here before all the food and drink are gone, that's what matters," Adaran replied with a smirk.

Sothrick followed close behind Xardeen. S/he noticed he was in uniform and mused that some people just didn't know how to relax.

"Good evening," he said.

"Welcome, Mister Sothrick," s/he replied with a warm smile.

"Your venue looks familiar, is this an Earth location?" he asked hir.

"It's supposed to be," s/he said with a raised eyebrow. "At least that's what the box it came in said. Some place called Avalanche, if I remember correctly. I'm not sure where on Earth that is." As it sometimes was, it was hard to tell if Adaran was being serious or not.

Qi was next to arrive. S/he greeted the Trill science officer. "Hello Mister Qi," s/he told him with a smile.

"Captain, it's good to see you again," he said. "I'll set this down with the other drinks. My region of the Trill homeworld is famous for its wines. A friend of mine was kind enough to send this bottle to me in Tycho City after the last one was… well, you know." He bit his lip. "Anyway, this is actually a better vintage than the one that I had," he added finally.

"It looks good," s/he said, eyeing the contents of the bottle. "I'll definitely try some."

Next to pass through the door was Viral. The security midshipman seemed a bit nervous.

"H.. Hello. I hope the past few days have been... restful," she said.

"And hopefully tonight will be as well," Adaran replied. "Help yourself to some food and drink," s/he told the young woman, and then s/he glanced at everyone. "That goes for you all," s/he said. "Just don't get too drunk until after I hand out medals and promotions. I've got a few of those to give away. And then there'll be a surprise. You might want to be sober for that."

As s/he spoke, the catering crew left, and s/he moved over to the drinks table to pour hirself a glass of the wine that Qi had brought. The door opened again, and out of the corner of hir eye s/he saw a young blond man walk into the cabin. He was wearing an engineering uniform under a coat, and even if s/he hadn't been expecting him s/he could have told by his stiffness and formality that he was a recent Academy graduate. He stopped and stood at attention.

"Midshipman Percy Devereaux, reporting for duty, Captain!" he called out.

S/he poured a second glass of wine and raised an eyebrow as s/he turned and headed towards the young man. "Relax and have a drink, Midshipman Percy Devereaux," s/he said, placing one of the glasses of wine into his hand. "Your only duty tonight is to enjoy yourself."


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#13 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22103.30 @ 05:20 (05:20 AM)

==Yes we have three Trills, but none of them are in Engineering!==

 

Looking around the log cabin, it really hit home how few people aboard the Yoritomo she actually knew. There was Commander Sothrick of course, as well as a handful of the Security department, the Captain and Qi. Between her duties aboard the ship, and her lack of social skills, she never made time to know anyone aboard. She only really met Qi during the final moments of the Yoritomo, and after running into him in the Starfarer’s Way. That memory brought a smile to the face of the young Trill.

 

Now is not the best time to be thinking about Tess... I should try and get to know someone else aboard.. oh, right...

 

“And hopefully tonight will be as well,” the Captain said in response to Qu’s flimsy greeting, “help yourself to the food and drink.”

 

Drink? I.. better not! Last thing I want to do is tell anyone what I really think!

 

The Captain continued though this time to everyone present, “Just don’t get too drunk until after I hand out medals and promotions. I’ve got a few of those to give away. And they’ll be a surprise. You might want to be sober for that.”

 

Medals? Promotions? Was... this what this get together was all about? The blond Trill was unsure of that, but she was sure she did nothing of note to deserve either. She had let Federation Property fall into the hands of a Ferengi – the whole situation still made her skin crawl – even if she was not formally reprimanded for the situation, she still felt like she should have been.

 

You’ve beaten yourself up enough about that. Time to... time to have some fun.

 

Moments later, a very stiff and formal blond man walked in and introduced himself to the Captain. It was clear this young man was as fresh out of the Academy as one can get. The Yoritomo, or wherever the Captain was being assigned to next, would be his first posting.\Much like the Yoritomo was for her...

 

Qu’tha walked up to the young man and put on a sweet smile, “H.. hello. I’m Qu’tha.. I believe I heard your name was Percy?” She extended her hand, “I’m guessing you’ve come right from the Academy? N.. new posting?”

 

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#14 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22103.30 @ 07:45 (07:45 AM)

==I don't know why I keep doing that...lol I know you're security, but I keep writing engineering. Lol==
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Posted Star Date 22103.30 @ 13:21 (01:21 PM)

==Sorry, I am a little slow on posts this week. Wife and I decided to remodel the kitchen. Which we are doing on my off days and after I get off work. We have a deadline of Saturday. So it's been crazy. I will try to post tonight when I get off work and respond to emails then too.==
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Posted Star Date 22103.30 @ 16:31 (04:31 PM)

The party seemed to be well underway, but s/he had to delay arriving to account for a visitor Keir had run into on the promenade. After a quick explanation and a stop for a wardrobe change; the trio were arriving at a most unusual destination. "It seems to be a cabin in a winter wonderland."

 

Anyone observing the trio would on face value perceive three very attractive females, though by now all of the crew knew that Keir was a Hermat just as was the Captain, and on hir arm was a tall blond Security NCO whom the crew knew by now was Keir's significant other Samantha Reagan. The relationship between them was no secret among the crew, and while they kept their PDA's to a minimum there was little to no doubt they were a committed couple, however the woman accompanying them was a complete mystery.

 

She was tall, even taller than the 6 foot security NCO and her facial features were striking to say the least, based on skin colouration and racial markers she appeared to be Asian, Japanese perhaps, but the pointed ears and the piercing black on black eyes clearly indicated this woman was in no way human. She scanned the group appearing to take each and every person present into account as if she was looking for someone or something in particular. 

 

Some of the crew noted that her eyes narrowed briefly at the sight of the female crew members gathered around the First Officer, but instead she followed Keir across the room to where Captain Adaran stood, where Keir gently tapped hir CO's shoulder to catch hir attention. "Captain I believe you received a comm. message from this lady indicating she was welcome at the party?"

 

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Posted Star Date 22103.30 @ 16:51 (04:51 PM)

When she arrived at the Starbase, S'hiarra was concerned she had arrived too late and was crossing the deck looking for a computer terminal to do a search when she recognized an officer she had met at a Christmas party on Pioneer. "Lieutenant Keir77 I believe, I'm looking for the crew party for the former Yoritomo crew, can you help me?"

 

Keir had been very helpful and introduced hir girlfriend Samantha who was a Security NCO. Together the duo got S'hiarra squared away and arranged for appropriate clothing. "The Captain suggested we wear something warm."

 

After a wardrobe change she was led to a holodeck and entered to find a cozy looking cabin set in a winter wonderland. S'hiarra had extensive experience with winter climates having been an avid mountaineer in another life and as such the temperatures here were still pleasant. Her clothing while stylish did provide some protection while still allowing her to look attractive. 

 

As they entered the cabin S'hiarra noted that Tourock seemed to be popular with the female crew, especially an Elaysian? 

 

Hmmn I wonder.

 

Keir however directed her to follow and led her to where a striking looking officer stood; S'hiarra recognized the Captain but waited while Keir spoke before extending her hand.to the Captain. 

 

"Thank you for the kind invitation Captain Adaran 225, I appreciate your discretion allowing me to surprise my husband, though" and she added with a private conspiratorial wink for the Hermat. "He doesn't appear to be suffering in present company."

 

 

 

 

==I just realized we have three Trills on board. And Sothrick, if your wife ever finds out about us, you'd be lucky to be 'chopped liver'. :P==

 

 

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#18 Cdr Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22103.31 @ 06:33 (06:33 AM)

Sothrick early in the day had been looking for transports to Alpha when the time for the party came. Even though he was here his mind was still on the idea of how to procure a transport and then get permission from the Captain to head there for shoreleave. Even though he was, he was still managing to juggle the small talk that was happening at the moment.

 

The Captain had called the scene 'Avalanche' which concerned the Vulcan as he thought Avalanche was a thing, not a particular good thing, not a place. Now he was racking his memory of Earth and where this location could be. The confusion was evident on his face.

 

Soon after though his attention was drawn to the arrival of his department Midshipman, Midshipman Viral. He had needed to debrief her further from the report he had gotten. He had meant to get with her and will have to after the party he thought.

 

Xardeen had moved back to stand with the Captain and him as they seemed to greet the crew as they entered.

"What do you mean? Do you wish us a good evening, or mean that it is a good evening whether we want it or not; or that you feel good this evening; or that it is a evening to be good on?" She asked of his greeting which the question and her snaking her arm him through him off.

 

"I... I am not sure?" He simply stated still a bit of confusion smeared on his face.

 

For now he simply nodded at the young woman at her arrival. Hers and the Young Science Midshipman that had joined them as well. More were starting to show up and Sothrick had an inner smile towards Qi's little jab at Xardeen. It was a pleasant interaction between the crew.

 

"I could call him hear if you wish." Sothrick added dryly.

 

Just then The Doctor arrived and greeted the group that was forming. "Commander Sothrick a pleasure to see you again." She said with an extended, gloved hand. Sothrick gave a raise of his brow at the gesture only because of the glove but took it just the same. "I assure you Doctor the pleasure is mine." He gave back.

 

Just then another young man arrived and was unfamiliar to Sothrick. As he neared the group Sothrick moved slightly to position himself if he made to sudden a movement towards the Captain.

 

"Midshipman Percy Devereaux, reporting for duty, Captain!" he reported. Sothrick was surprised perhaps he had been derelict of his duties as usually new crew members coming aboard the ship would have come across his desk as well and he did not remember seeing this file. However he was preoccupied with thoughts of getting back to his wife since they arrived. He also wandered if he would be assigned to what ever new ship the Captain would be taking.

 

"Interesting." Was all Sothrick added as he stepped back but did not fully relax.

 

However his eyes locked on the door as it opened one more time and he saw the figures walking in. One, the Chief Engineer was first in and was a face he had worked to avoid. He had done what he could to keep away from Kier as the CE was almost an exact copy of a face he was still coming to terms knowing.

 

After hir was another that he was only familiar in Kiers file as hir current significant other but it was the third person that made his eyes grow big and his jaw almost physically drop open.

He recognized her instantly and for the briefest of moments he thought perhaps it was her twin, but he could tell the two apart. Everything about them was different if you knew what to look for.

 

He was fighting keeping his flood of emotions in check but as she neared he lost out to some of it. While he managed to keep his facial features from showing he immediately snatched up the dark haired Vulcan in a tight hug and spun her half round and gently placed her back on the ground.

 

He wanted to continue to drown her in kisses but held himself in check. As he placed her down he still said nothing as she spoke.

 

"Thank you for the kind invitation Captain Adaran 225, I appreciate your discretion allowing me to surprise my husband, though" and she added with a private conspiratorial wink for the Hermat. "He doesn't appear to be suffering in present company."

 

The jab was lost on the large Vulcan and he was still lost on how she was here. He was sure she was still on mission.

 

"How? I had sent you a message but thought you were still on mission. Especially since you had not responded." He added.

 

"I am significantly surprised." He said looking back at the Captain then he realized he was being rude.

 

"Ah, yes forgive me. This is Lieutenant, Doctor Arwen, Lieutenant Xardeen, Midshipman Qi, Midshipman Viral, our newest Midshipman Deveraux and it would seem you know Lieutenant Kier and of Course Captain Adaran 225" He said gesturing to each with their name.

 

"I am extremely pleased to see you here." He said still keeping his stoic features although internally fighting.

 

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#19 Lt Keir 77 {Kurasa}

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Posted Star Date 22103.31 @ 11:45 (11:45 AM)

Keir was curious about the reactions from the First Officer; he seemed nervous. 

 

Turning to Samantha; Keir spoke quietly, "He always seems on edge around me."  As always hir girlfriend shrugged it off, "Maybe you remind him of someone?"

 

But in keeping with hir own issues the CE backed away and moved to greet hir newest team member.

 

He was human according to the file s/he had read, and was a warp specialist.

 

Catching the Midshipman's eye, s/he proffered hir hand, "Greetings Percy, I am Keir77, the Acting Chief Engineer, and this is Chief Petty Officer Samantha Reagan"; who also offered to shake his hand,

 

"This party is a traditional get together for Captain Adaran's crew and it is a very informal setting, so relax enjoy the drinks and refreshments and be prepared for whatever surprise Adaran has for us. "

 

S/he paused momentarily and then added; “Do you have questions for me, or would you simply like to meet and greet the rest of the crew, " and s/he indicated the remainder of the ship's company present.

 

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#20 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22103.31 @ 12:52 (12:52 PM)

Sothrick was obviously confused at Xenara's verbal jab. She had just recently finished reading an Earth classic called Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and had been wanting to use quotes from it, especially from a character named Gandalf, who had most of the best lines. 

 

During Xenara's conversation with the Science midshipman, Sothrick decided to offer a verbal jab of his own. 

 

"I could call him here if you wish." Sothrick added dryly.

 

Xenara recoiled and removed her arm from the Commander's. Now it was her turn to feel uncomfortable.

 

"I...uh...no...but the offer is appreciated."

 

Before she could compose herself, another young Midshipman had joined the party and had been eager to introduce himself. 

 

"Midshipman Percy Devereaux, reporting for duty, Captain!" he reported.

 

Xenara offered a smile and a warm welcome after the Captain had finished with him. 

 

More people were coming in all at once it seemed, and Xenara hoped that the program wouldn't get corrupted like the last one and shut down prematurely. Since this was more of a social gathering, she didn't see that happening. She kept most of her attention on the small group that had gathered around the Captain, and glanced at the entrance only when she heard it's signature opening sound. 

 

There was one person, however, besides the new Science Midshipman, that she didn't recognize, a tall, dark haired and very beautiful Vulcan female who made the big and burly Commander Sothrick lose his composure for a moment as he rushed to give her a hug that literally swept her off her feet...

 

Never seen him get so emotional. Must be...wait...he DOES wear a wedding ring....is that his wife?

 

Xenara was surprised as the male Vulcan had never even mentioned anything about being married. Then again, he and Xenara weren't what someone would call close until the Ecurai incident. Even now he maintained professionalism when dealing with Xenara, though she was obviously favored more since she had saved his life.

 

"Thank you for the kind invitation Captain Adaran 225, I appreciate your discretion allowing me to surprise my husband, though" and she added with a private conspiratorial wink for the Hermat. "He doesn't appear to be suffering in present company."

 

Commander Sothrick introduced the group one at a time, but kept his gaze fixed on the Vulcan woman.

 

It IS his wife! Oh this night just got way more interesting!

 

"Actually it's his job to make us suffer," Xenara said with a wry grin. She placed her hands on her hips in a playful gesture. "Nice to meet you Mrs. Sothrick! Looks like someone failed to mention such an important detail." She looked up at the Commander with a mock chastising look before turning back to the female Vulcan and shrugged.

 

"Then again he doesn't talk very much. I'm just a lowly junior officer after all."
 

A lowly junior officer that just so happened to save the man's life. But then again we never really had a conversation that lasted more than a minute or two.

 

She supposed in hindsight that she could have grilled the man while he had been trapped under that pile of debris, or during the twelve hours they had to wait on the shuttle to be rescued, but it was too late. At least this way she can really have some fun with the man.

 

I wonder if Mrs. Vulcan likes to play practical jokes...

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.01 @ 06:42 (06:42 AM)

"Truth be told, I had actually given it half a thought.," Xenara said. "But I prefer my dates to be a bit less annoying.”

 
Arwen snickered and readied his mocking impression of the “animal lover monologue” that Crewman Davis had delivered in an attempt to impress her. After a quick glance at Commander Sothrick, he decided to stow it for a more casual setting.
 
"I could call him here if you wish." Sothrick interjected, which was funnier than anything Arwen could have said.
 
Just then, a blond Midshipman entered the Holodeck and introduced himself as Percy Devereaux. His stiffness made him seem quite young, though Arwen guessed that they were about the same age.
 
He didn’t serve aboard the Yoritomo? Arwen thought, furrowing his brow. The captain seemed to have a hidden agenda for the night, but it was pointless to try to understand what that was without knowing hir better. Either way, he was happy to see that s/he had poured hirself a glass of the Tenebran wine. He wondered if it would be palatable to a Hermat — some species found it too rich.
 
Arwen raised his eyebrows as Qu approached the young man, Devereaux, and introduced herself. He couldn’t hear what they were talking about, but she seemed a little bit more outgoing than he’d observed during their time together at Starfarer's Way.
 
He was distracted from his snooping by another arrival onto the Holodeck. Arwen recognized Lt. Keir from the crew manifest, but the other two were unfamiliar to him. The tallest one was not unfamiliar to Commander Sothrick, however, who picked her up and spun her in a surprisingly un-Vulcan gesture.
 
Arwen suppressed a wicked grin as Commander Sothrick introduced them to the woman, who appeared to be his wife. Non-monogamous partnerships were commonplace across many Federation cultures, but Mrs. Sothrick’s arrival had introduced a subtle tension that made Arwen wonder if she was here as a romantic gesture or as a spy. Perhaps the captain was not the only one with a hidden agenda tonight.
 
“Very nice to meet you,” he told S’hiarra in Vulcan, though the direct translation was closer to ‘you are most welcome here’. His knowledge and interest in the Vulcan language were limited (he found it painfully dry), and he hoped that she wouldn’t quiz him.
 
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#22 Lt S'hiarra Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22104.01 @ 12:15 (12:15 PM)

==Just a short post to reset the mood==

 

Tourock's boisterous response surprised her somewhat as he picked her up and gave her strong hug. "Put me down ya big goof," The words seemed casual but the tone was clearly warm, as she gave him a quick buss before returning her to her feet, The mood in the room had become a bit tense, and S'hiarra knew she should do her best to recover the party vibe.

 

"So much for a dignified greeting Captain," She gave Adaran a wry smile, before turning to face the remaining crew, "Greetings I am Lieutenant S'hiarra Sothrick, but for today S'hiarra is fine." 

 

Her smile was warm and genuine as she greeted each of the crew by the names they offered or as introduced by her husband. “Tourock and I met just before my first posting on the Sheridan several years ago, and prior to sailing we bonded as Imzadi and were later married, and despite the gruff persona he shows, your First Officer is really quite personable once you get to know him."

 

Her black on black eyes would clearly demonstrate her mixed heritage and she gave a quick look up at her husband as if speaking to him.  ~C'mon drop the 'eye' trick; this is a small crew they deserve to know the truth,~

 

She knew it would be difficult for him but she knew it would make his life easier with the crew, as she added one last comment before turning to greet "Nice to meet you too Arwen, you don't happen to know who's hiding the beer do you?"

 

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#23 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22104.01 @ 20:22 (08:22 PM)

Xenara listened intently on every word the Vulcan female said. Especially the word Imzadi. Xenara had heard that word before at the academy. That and those black on black eyes of hers...

 

That explains a LOT. And now that I think about it, Sothrick's eyes are the same blackness as Mrs. Vulcan's...

 

"So you're part Betazoid," she said mostly to herself. "Obviously," she added before anyone could beat her to the punch. 

 

So many questions...

 

S'hiarra obviously wanted to spend some time with her husband, but Xenara's curiosity abounded. Since it was a social gathering, Sothrick probably wouldn't have any official duties until the promotion and award ceremony. Xenara already had her promotions, well, one. The Yorimoto was no more and she had been afraid that particular promotion was over. 

 

At least I get to keep my rank. So all is not lost I suppose.

 

But she had gotten ahead of herself. The most important thing at the moment, was learning new things about the First Officer...

 

"So, S'hiarra," she said, "You must have some interesting stories to tell being married to this guy for so long. How many beers will it take you to get to the embarrassing ones?" She gave a playful wink at the burly Vulcan commander, who had been staring at his wife and probably didn't even notice the teasing wink...

 

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#24 Lt Keir 77 {Kurasa}

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Posted Star Date 22104.02 @ 22:36 (10:36 PM)

Keir listened to the discussions and watched the reactions to the unexpected arrival of the First Officer's wife. Xenara; as was her way stepped right in and to Keir's ear was looking to stir things up.

 

The Elaysian was something of an imp though some might refer to her as a shi^ disturber but that might be a touch overstated. She had clearly formed a friendship with S'hiarra's husband, and it looked to hir that while the Hybrid wasn't mentioning it, Keir had the feeling this wasn't the end of things, but; this isn't my problem.

 

Samantha moved to try and drag the Hermat to the drink table, "You trying to get me drunk Petty Officer?" Keir quipped, all the while watching to see if hir new Midshipman was ready to speak. 

 

This must be a difficult time to meet and greet your new crew mates. "Everything to eat and drink is courtesy of the Captain and s/he expects us to enjoy ourselves and dig in."

 

S/he looked to include the other new Middies in hir invitation. "Might as well relax and enjoy Midshipmen, you won't have a senior officer waiting on you any other time."

 

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#25 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22104.03 @ 02:47 (02:47 AM)

Adaran glanced away after s/he gave the drink to Devereaux, noticing Tahn had arrived.

"Ah, Doctor, didn't see you come in!" s/he said.

Keir then arrived, accompanied by two women. The engineer walked up to hir.

"Captain I believe you received a comm. message from this lady indicating she was welcome at the party?" s/he said.

Adaran thought for a few seconds. S/he'd spoken to so many people over the past few days, it was somewhat of a blur to hir. S/he quickly placed the face, and then s/he remembered it was Sothrick's wife..

"Oh, yes!" s/he said, smiling politely. "I'm glad you made it."

"Thank you for the kind invitation Captain Adaran 225," said S'hiarra. "I appreciate your discretion allowing me to surprise my husband, though he doesn't appear to be suffering in present company."

Adaran shrugged. "Discretion is my middle name," s/he replied. "Well, not really. I don't have a middle name, but that's what it would be if I did."

As everyone moved to greet the newcomers, s/he walked over the food table and picked up an empty plate, placing some raw meat on it.

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#26 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22104.03 @ 05:56 (05:56 AM)

"Everything to eat and drink is courtesy of the Captain and s/he expects us to enjoy ourselves and dig in.” Lt. Keir’s voice from behind Arwen seemed to come as an answer to S’hiarra’s question.

 
“I was just about to pour myself a glass of wine, actually. What kind of beer are you in the mood for?” He asked S’hiarra. “A stout might be a good fit for the weather.”
 
After hearing S’hiarra’s reply, Arwen made his way toward the drink table and nodded toward Lt. Keir and her guest. The cabin had grown warmer with so many guests packed into the main room, and his cheeks were starting to flush.
 
“Nice to meet you, Lieutenant,” he said, approaching the couple. “I’ve been meaning to thank you for holding the ship together until we reached the border.”
 
And I’m sorry that I didn’t disable that defense platform quickly enough, he thought, a grimace passing over his face. As he’d been with the captain, he was hesitant to mention the destruction of the Yoritomo during a joyful event. He hoped that the engineer would understand nonetheless.
 
“We owe you a lot,” he added finally.
 
With that, he picked up the bottle of Tenebran wine and poured himself a glass. His ex-boyfriend, Lumis, had handpicked a rare blend from Arwen’s favorite winery in their hometown.
 
I thought he’d be different now that he’s joined, Arwen thought. But he still knows me well.
 
The floral aroma brought on a bittersweet wave of nostalgia, and for a moment he felt very conflicted about being so far from home.
 
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#27 Mid Morai Khan

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Posted Star Date 22104.04 @ 18:07 (06:07 PM)

The pointy-eared Asian stood calmly outside the entrance to Holodeck 13. Garbed in a long, salt-and-pepper black trench coat that made his shoulders look even broader than they naturally were and reached down til his calves, over a black high-neck sweater and thermal pants, the half-Romulan clenched and unclenched his fists repeatedly.

 

The primary reason for his anxiety was the last mission, which had also been his first. It had not gone as well as he had hoped. He personally felt his own performance had been sub-par, but even if he had performed at peak capacity, he still had to contend with his own people. His own people who refused to own him. His own people who had attacked him and his crew. His own people, who were now doing who-knows-what with who-knows-who. The once mighty Romulan Star Empire had collapsed into chaos and anarchy, and the worst part of it was, ever since the Yoritomo exploded and they crossed into Federation Space, Morai no idea what the political situation was back in Romulan space.

 

He hadn't had a good night's sleep since they had returned.

 

Of course, all of this personal anxiety was on top of the fact that his first ship had blown up. Not a very motivating experience for any newbie.

 

Morai's chest rose and fell, and he brought a quivering hand up to the holodeck doors' wall panel, before sighing, and lowering it.

"I haven't ever even been to a party," he muttered to himself, turning around and preparing to leave. "Wonder what they even do in there."

Taking a few steps away from the holodecks doors, Morai sighed and stopped. That little voice in the back of his head that sounded eerily like his father commanded him to give this a shot.

Morai turned around, and, taking another deep breath, pressed the button on the panel, the holodeck doors sliding open. He felt a cool breeze hit him. Oh, so that's why the Captain told me to wear... what in the...?

Intrigued by the setting, Morai stepped in, finding himself in a cabin warmed by a cozy flame, surrounded by... people. Suddenly, he realized, he had no idea what he was supposed to do anymore.

"... Uh..."

So he just stood there, wide-eyed, like a deer caught in headlights, just trying to take the entire party scene in as the holodeck door swooshed shut behind him.

 

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#28 Lt (JG) Arwen Tahn

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Posted Star Date 22104.04 @ 20:22 (08:22 PM)

It was always great to be a part of a party like this, and not a wound in sight. Then there was the look that Sothrick gave to her about the gloves, and she took them off. She had some habits that needed work, like the gloves. She hated actually touching people with cold hands, but that is what she had and really shouldn't be embarrassed by them. She was a little late to the party, but not so late that it was not over.

 

"Midshipman welcome." She wasn't exactly sure what to say, for some reason Arwen was a bit of a butterfly collection going on. Another thing that she needed to work on. Then addressing the Captain. "I came in a little late, but I am glad to be here." Again for some reason coming up with more words, but it would pass eventually.

 

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#29 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22104.06 @ 01:32 (01:32 AM)

== Never fear, Doctor. You'll have plenty to write about soon. I hope you brought a medkit along. ==

Adaran took a minute to eat hir snack as everyone was mingling. S/he didn't want to have a full meal right away, as s/he still had business to conduct, but s/he was a bit hungry. Finishing up the meat, s/he set hir plate down on the mantel of the fireplace and tried to get everyone's attention.

"Okay, everyone," s/he said. "Can I have your attention." It was not a question.

S/he grabbed the box s/he'd brought with hir. "Before you all get too far out of control tonight, I should go over the list of promotions and medals."

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#30 Lt S'hiarra Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22104.07 @ 00:10 (12:10 AM)

After the hug Tourock had set her down but for some reason he wasn't responding to her, and it was with a touch of what could be perceived by the Elaysian as attitude, that she answered the question. 

 

Xenara would notice the narrowing of the woman's eyes as she took in the wink directed at her husband, and while the words were delivered in a clipped fashion, the tone was neutral. ""Really, you think that would be wise of me, I'll take that beer but perhaps you could first share a story of your own?"

 

Tourock would easily detect a touch of envy emanating from S'hiarra and to his surprise he clearly caught the image of he and Xenara arm in arm just as she had entered.

 

Moving on the Callisto Security Chief greeted the Captain with a warm acknowledgement; "It's most kind of you Captain; it has been a while since we last saw each other." And she followed it up with a chuckle of appreciation for the Hermat's dry wit.

 

Remembering the introductions her husband had given her she greeted some of the crew around her "Thank you Midshipman Qi, a stout sounds excellent. A pleasure to meet you Doctor Tahn, I suppose my husband has kept you busy, he always seems to find himself in the middle of things."  There may have been a double entendre there, but it was vague.

 

Midshipman Devereaux, a pleasure to meet you," and looking towards the door she gave a warm welcoming smile and a nod for the officer entering with whom it appeared she shared some genetic heritage.

 

S'hiarra moved into the room and admired the spread helping herself to some hearty choices from the foods, while awaiting the beers she had been promised.

 

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#31 Lt Keir 77 {Kurasa}

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Posted Star Date 22104.07 @ 00:39 (12:39 AM)

Keir and Samantha had stepped back from the Captain after greeting hir and it was Keir's girl who slyly and quietly pointed out the cool response from S'hiarra to the new CTO. "I think this could be interesting."

 

S/he was about to elaborate when the new Science officer stepped up and greeted hir. S/he felt relaxed around the young Midshipman; something in his bearing and relaxed poise in the company of both genders gave the Hermat a feeling of kinship. 

 

"You are most welcome Arwen and its Keir please. Adaran prefers we maintain a casual tone at these gatherings, and names; rather than ranks are preferred. This looks like an interesting setting, “and s/he slightly raised hir voice enough that the Geronimo's sly Captain would easily catch the words and the casual statement that followed.

 

"This feels like such a safe warm spot for a party. Certainly somewhere that we can all relax and let down our guards." 

 

Samantha, having been to previous gatherings chuckled appreciatively and then slyly looked around. "I'll pick us up some drinks love, but I'll let you choose your own eats."  Since their pairing some time ago the only thing about her Hermat partner that sometimes bothered her was Keir's occasional under-cooked food choices.

 

Turning around Keir smiled warmly for hir new Midshipman. "Welcome to the party Percy, I am Keir another Engineer, have you met everyone?"

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.07 @ 05:27 (05:27 AM)

==I'm back, thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate it. I still have the hard work ahead of me.==

 

 

 

== Star Base Delta - Holodeck-13 ==

 

Balamuni entered the Holodeck, she looked around it was a nice cozy cabin, because it was made from logs, it looked very similar to holoimages she had seen of ski cabins in Colorado she surmised that they had to be in the North American or Canadian Rocky Mountains, the details of the program were amazing, the main living area had wooden floors, and a festive throw rug, the fireplace appeared to be made of local fieldstone. The windows had frost on the edges that formed an oval shape.

 

As Balamuni was born and raised on a warm tropical island, the cold snowy mountains wouldn’t be her first choice for a vacation, give her Risa or Hawaii on Earth, a warm tropical breeze, white sandy beach, and crystal blue water, Palm trees, and gentle breaking surf, laying on the beach, with the warm sun drying you off after a swim.

 

Balamuni didn’t really need to wear especially warm clothes, as her fur kept her warm, but the Captain was specific, and she didn’t want to disobey orders. She finally decided on a thick white turtleneck sweater with a lovely light purple ski vest with matching pants made of the newest high-tech fabric, thin but warm, but as Balamuni had fur hers offered a cooling feature.

 

Of all the Human sports she found skiing eluded her why would humans strap long pieces of poly carbon fiber to their feet and throw themselves down the side of a mountain dodge trees and other skiers with only two poles to guide them and or protect them.  Balamuni liked Human machines, antigrav cycles, snowmobiles, surfboards.

 

I wonder if by chance the Captain has some snowmobiles programmed into this simulation. Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni looked around and her crew mates’ faces didn’t look to be the face of people who are enjoying themselves, they looked worried, even sad. Balamuni was suffering from a slight case of Amnesia, the last thing she clearly remembered was being on the Bridge, then she woke up in sickbay on Star Base Delta. She had received minor injuries. She couldn’t wait to get back to the Yoritomo and help with repairs.

 

She then spotted her best friend Xenara, she looked saddened, she wasn’t sure if it was because she was talking to Chief Sothrick.  She made her way over to her two friends. Balamuni was a bit surprised at how quickly she had made friends with Xenara, Sothrick, and Lt. Keir.  She was so proud to be serving with them, especially Sothrick, he reminded her of her Grand Pride Father so much, grump and sullen.

 

“Hello all, how are you doing?” Said Balamuni.

 

Balamuni didn’t wait for anyone in particular to respond. She then turned to Lt. Keir and said, “Excuse me Lieutenant, any idea when we can get back on board the Yoritomo to help with the repairs.

 

 

Balamuni was taught proper party etiquette by her mother, always thank the party host. She found the Captain keeping a watchful eye on the caterers.

 

Make sure to thank the Captain. THought Balamuni.

 

 

 

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#33 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22104.07 @ 18:10 (06:10 PM)

== Why is the captain being so ominous? Look alive, Doc! :0 ==

 
Arwen smiled at Keir as he continued to the drinks table, where a row of beer taps with decorative handles were perched. Arwen scanned the options, quickly deciding on an Andorian chocolate stout. He’d never tried it before, but he reasoned that Andorians were likely experts in cold-weather drinks.
 
“Got it, Lieutenant… erm, Keir,” he said, quickly catching himself. Keir was only the second Hermat that Arwen had met, after the captain. He felt an instant connection to hir, and he wondered whether it was due to his own ambivalence toward the gender binary.
 
Arwen poured the beer into an oblong pint glass with a short stem. The drink sparkled like black satin in the glass, with a thin layer of cream-colored foam at the top.
 
I hope this isn’t too strong for the commander’s wife. Then again, she doesn’t strike me as a lightweight.
 
Arwen returned to the group holding a glass of Tenebran wine for himself and the pint glass for S’hiarra, which he offered to her.
 
“Let me know what you think of this,” he said, noting the simmering tension. His eyes wandered around the room awkwardly, eventually settling on the holodeck entrance as a pair of new arrivals joined. Arwen smiled and waved at Morai, who looked well-dressed but rather lost. 
 
Close behind Morai was Karuth, who Arwen was happy to see after her injury, though she was clearly suffering from some memory loss. He wondered for a moment whether she should be attending a party at all in her present state. At least she had a doctor nearby.
 
"Okay, everyone," said the captain. "Can I have your attention.”
 
S/he picked up a small box before continuing. "Before you all get too far out of control tonight, I should go over the list of promotions and medals.”
 
Ah, so that’s hir motive, Arwen thought, relaxing his shoulders and taking a sip of the rich wine. Of course s/he has to make it official for Sothrick and Xenara. I wonder what their next assignment will be.
 
== Ready for the ceremony any time! ==

Edited by Mid Arwen Qi, Star Date 22104.07 @ 18:10 (06:10 PM).

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#34 Cdr Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22104.09 @ 03:54 (03:54 AM)

He had been focused on his bride even as she accepted the greeting from the others his eyes never left her. He was amazed and elated in being able to see his wife again. 

 

The last few times they got to be together they only stole small glimpses of the day. A few hours here while they both returned to Pioneer but they both were reposted to new ships the barely got to say goodbye. He managed to steal a brief few hours of carnal bliss with her when they arrived to Alpha but again it was so fleeting, powerful, carnal, memorable but fleeting. He had longed for her, ached for her even just to hear her feel her thoughts again.

 

So hearing her now was a little bitter sweet. 

 “Tourock and I met just before my first posting on the Sheridan several years ago, and prior to sailing we bonded as Imzadi and were later married, and despite the gruff persona he shows, your First Officer is really quite personable once you get to know him." She gave to the others around them.

 

He looked down at his beautiful wife. His steel blue gray eyes changed slightly to a darker blue as she spoke. He hated when she so freely used his first name.

As much as the pair were so similar they were so different as well. Both were mixed Vulcan and Betazoid but he clung to showing only the persona of a Vulcan. He not only preferred people see him as only Vulcan he, with some help of some well connected people, scrubbed all proof of his Betazoid heritage even the fact that he had a first name. While she freely showed her emotions showed her Betazoid side. And thus truly completed him. It was because of her he tended to be a little more... sensitive to those in his charge lately.

 

Her black on black eyes would clearly demonstrate her mixed heritage and she gave a quick look up at her husband as if speaking to him.  ~C'mon drop the 'eye' trick; this is a small crew they deserve to know the truth,~

 

His brow arched over his right eye as he took her in. ~The Doctor knows but the rest should be in MY good time, imzadi. The crew is young, barely tried, a few I think I can trust.~ He said as he glanced at Xardeen and the Doctor then the Captain. ~Others I am still not sure of yet. I would prefer to allow them to underestimate me.~ He gave back in their silent exchange

 

~As the Yoritomo has ALSO been destroyed I am not sure I will be still apart of this crew.~ He added silently. She would feel his apprehension. His concern. He was now aboard three ships that was either nearly or completely destroyed. Two under his position as First Officer.

 

With that he looked around for the First Officer S'Renn. He had not seen her since she was sent to sickbay. He wandered how she was fairing and figured she would be back to take her position.

 

"Dear wife," He began in an attempt to change her words. He was sure that Xardeen had caught the hint that he was not full Vulcan so he kept in character for despite his wifes urging.

"Xardeen here managed to save my life back on Ecuari ." He deflected.

 

Sothrick moved with his wife as they moved around the room. "Is the Callisto stationed here?" He asked openly. "How long do I get to be with you my angel eyes?" He added.

 

Just then his attention was brought back to the Captain "Okay, everyone," s/he said. "Can I have your attention." It was not a question.

S/he grabbed the box s/he'd brought with hir. "Before you all get too far out of control tonight, I should go over the list of promotions and medals." He took a deep breath as he gave a look to his wife, then moved to Join his Captain, "Please come with me." He said knowing that he needed to be with his Captain. He nodded towards the young Science Officer offer his wife a drink silently asking to excuse her.

 

"Can I assist, Sir?" He asked Adaran. Just then the door sprung to life again this time revealing a large figure, another he was concerned for. The Tigris had grown sick just before the evacuation. Something mysterious hit her and earned her the rest of the cruise on the doctors transport.

 

"Midshipman Karuth, I am glad to see you on your feet again." He said dryly but general concern still in his voice.

 

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#35 Mid Balamuni Karuth

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Posted Star Date 22104.09 @ 06:13 (06:13 AM)

Balamuni stood waiting for Xenara to reply, Commander Sothrick looked pensive, she noticed a very striking female, she was shorter than him but incredibly beautiful, she had the Black-on-Black Iris.  Truly lovely hair. She noticed Sothrick and the female seemed to be communicating, Balamuni assumed they were communicating telepathically.

 

She must be a sister. Thought Balamuni.

 

That’s when she remembered Alex telling her that Sothrick had a mate.

 

Wait that must be his mate…. hammam, she clearly has a Grandfather fetish. Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni hadn’t seen the Commander in a few weeks she missed taunting him, in her opinion, he is a wonderful person, charming, intelligent, but what was it that Alex called him.

 

A tight arse, that’s what Alex called him. Thought Balamuni.

 

Which was kind of funny because Sothrick supposedly worked out but those glutes in her opinion looked a bit flabby. The truth was she loved and respected Sothrick, as he had offered to help her track down the Romulan Slavers who captured her Grand Pride Mother.

 

Suddenly the Captain spoke, "Okay, everyone," s/he said. "Can I have your attention?"

 

Balamuni turned to look at the Captain.

 

"Midshipman Karuth, I am glad to see you on your feet again." He said dryly but general concern still in his voice.

 

“Thank you, Commander.” Said Balamuni, her voice filled with a bit of confusion.

 

Odd he seems sad. I hope everything is alright. Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni wish she could remember what happened on the Bridge, it’s just that the last few weeks were a blur. She knew that anything could have happened. She hoped that nothing happened to him.

 

Balamuni looked back at the female the Commander had been standing next to, she looked back at the Commander.

 

Could it be… Could our Chief of Security be Ka Shuri? Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni looked at the Chief and his mate, the idea of the Chief being what the Humans called Hen Pecked brought a smile to her face, it would explain his overall grumpiness, but then again. If she is a Betazoid and he being half, Betazoids being a matriarchal society, it made sense.

 

Now that’s Rich the Chief’s Mate wears the pants in the family as Alex would say. Thought Balamuni.

 

The idea then occurred to her, maybe she isn’t his mate, but his cub. Still, Sothrick seemed off.

 

Balamuni was curious, she walked closer to the Commanders mate, or offspring and offered her paw, “Hello Commander Politeness didn’t properly introduce us. I’m Balamuni Karuth. You must be immensely proud of your father.”  Her voice filled with respect and curiosity.

 

It wasn’t that she was trying to embarrass him, as she was grateful for him helping her, but she was genuinely curious to know more about her friend, her mentor. 

 

 

 

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#36 Cdr Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22104.10 @ 03:04 (03:04 AM)

== Well I am really glad to see you back! It certainly seems you are feeling better!  :P ==

 

Sothrick was oblivious to Xardeen's wink or his wife's salted words back to the young Elaysian. He had been so focused on seeing his wife again it escaped him. 

 

Even though he was married before, and had a few relationships between jealousy simply escaped him. Both as a Vulcan and a Betazoid, jealousy was just not a familiar emotion for him and thus he did not recognize it. 

However he could feel the tension in his wife.

 

He had hoped his explanation of his familiarity with Xardeen. He still was not sure why S'Hiarra was tense now. He did however did not, feel, that asking what was wrong was a good idea either.

 

His focus was changed for a moment as they waited for everyone to gather around the Captain, Midshipman Karuth stepped up and before he could introduce her or his wife the young Tigris spoke out.

 

“Hello, Commander Politeness, didn’t properly introduce us. I’m Balamuni Karuth. You must be immensely proud of your father.”  Her voice filled with respect and curiosity

 

 

This caught the Vulcan off and he looked at the engineer with a quizzical gaze under his arched right eyebrow. He could not tell if she intended the slight or not.

 

"Midshipman, This is my wife Mrs. or Lieutenant, S'hiarra Sothrick." He said then took a deep breath. "I am glad you could join us, I did want to talk about your demotion." He said dryly. It was a joke but his serious tone gave no hint of the joke.

 

He then moved a bit closer to his wife sliding his arm around her and gave a slight wink. 

 

"I am glad that you were able join us again, crewman. Please take a seat as the Captain was about to, take center stage, as it were."

 

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#37 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22104.11 @ 00:50 (12:50 AM)

Once everyone had focused on hir, Adaran began the proceedings.

"I know it was a rather tough mission," s/he said to everyone. "We lost the ship, and that may seem like we failed, but that's far from the truth. There was nothing we could have done at Ecurai to prevent what happened there. If the Romulans wanted to fight each other, they were going to do so regardless of the Yoritomo's presence. At least we weren't drawn into it, and that's a good thing. We were far outnumbered, and we wouldn't have survived the battle.

"And we had another job to do," s/he continued. "There were Federation citizens on Ecurai, and our responsibility was to them. We did out best to get civilian ships away from the planet safely, and to transport out anyone else who wanted to leave and didn't have a ship. We didn't lose a single civilian vessel, and that's not failure. That's success. And Star Fleet recognizes that. That we lost the Yoritomo in the process makes no difference. The ship was too damaged to repair. There was nothing that could have been done differently. Everyone got out safely. We lost no hands. That's a success as well. So with that in mind, I have several promotions and medals to hand out."

S/he reached into the box and pulled out several smaller boxes.

"First, we start off with the lower ranks," s/he said. "Four midshipman came to the party tonight, but only three of you are leaving. And no, that's not a threat, it just means that we're going to have three ensigns leaving instead. Viral, Qi, and Karuth, step right up."

S/he waited as they moved forward, and s/he smiled and handed each of them two small boxes.

"All three of you have earned your first full pip," s/he told them. "And in addition, for your efforts during the mission, you've each been awarded a Commendation Medal. You all stayed calm, did you duty, and helped greatly getting everyone off Ecurai safely. Congratulations, ensigns."

After they'd accepted their medals and pips, Adaran waited for them to move back before pulling out four more boxes.

"We also have two more promotions," s/he said. "Xardeen, Tahn, please come on up."

Once they'd moved forward, s/he handed them each one of the boxes.

"Star Fleet has deemed it appropriate that you both have earned the right to be full lieutenants," s/he told the pair. "Congratulations."

S/he then turned to Tahn and handed her another box. "And for your efforts during the bombing and your work making sure the crew was safe when the ship took damage, you've been awarded a Commendation Medal as well. Good work, doctor."

S/he nodded at Tahn with a smile and then turned to Xardeen. "As for you, Lieutenant, your handling of the situation in the Senate Building was exemplary, and your continued dedication to duty even after your exoskeleton was damaged speaks highly of you. For that, you've been awarded a Gold Star. Congratulations."

S/he smiled and nodded at Xenara.

As the two women moved away, s/he glanced towards Sothrick and motioned him forward.

"And last, but not least," s/he continued. "Mister Sothrick, you handled yourself admirably during this mission, first in the Senate Building, and later on the Yoritomo when taking over as Acting First Officer. Having someone I could trust in charge of the evacuation helped me focus on the bigger picture. For all that, you've been awarded a Gold Star. Congratulations."

== And I know you're due a LtJG as well, Karuth. Don't worry. I'll do that promotion when we board the Geronimo and get you caught up. ==

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#38 Mid Balamuni Karuth

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Posted Star Date 22104.11 @ 04:47 (04:47 AM)

Balamuni was surprised when the Commander said, “Midshipman, this is my wife Mrs. or Lieutenant, S'Hiarra Sothrick." He said then took a deep breath. "I am glad you could join us; I did want to talk about your demotion."

 

O.K. tactical maneuver one was successful, she was able to establish exactly who this mystery was. Balamuni had to smile at the Commander's veiled threat. Alex had said that Sothrick often used the old.  I’ll talk to you about your demotion line.

 

Nice play old man, you don’t think I would know a bluff especially one so transparent. Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni was generally surprised, the idea of S’Hiarra and The Chief being married was like being in High School and finding out the Head Cheerleader is dating the class Nerd, profoundly disturbing for certain. S’Hiarra was a beautiful woman, at least by Humanoid standards. Balamuni looked back at the Chief, then to his wife.

 

As her Grand Pride Mother said, there is a mate for everyone, it a big wide galaxy.

 

“A Pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Sothrick. “Said Balamuni smiling at S’Hiarra and giving her a slight head nod.

 

Balamuni was excited she wanted to hear what the Captain had to say. Balamuni was hoping the Captain would address the Yoritomo’s repair schedule.

 

As Balamuni stood waiting she felt a tap on her shoulder, it was the tell-tale sign of her friend Alex Finch, one of the Chief’s Security Officers

 

== Temp NRC- Security Officer Ensign Alex Finch. ==

 

When Balamuni failed to fall for the old tap on the shoulder trick, Alex felt a little letdown.

 

“Hey Luv, it’s good to see you up and about. We almost lost you there.” Said Alex.

 

Alex was a handsome man, for a Humanoid, think blond hair, crystal blue eyes, and a surfers build, he had a smile so brilliant it could blind you. He had been on board the Yoritomo since he graduated from the Academy and Sothrick had been his Superior. He knew that Sothrick put up a clever facade, the rigid, no-nonsense, by the book officer, but Alex also knew that the Chief was on of if not outright the biggest practical joker. Oh, he puts on the innocent what, who me face. The I’m a Vulcan we don’t engage in emotional filled, childish, all to Human actions of Practical Jokes. As a result, he was never suspected. But Alex knew better, he had seen the Commander setting up his victims, usually new Midshipmen, and Ensigns.

 

“Oh, thank you Alex, but may I direct your attention to that stunning female wearing Lieutenants Pips, that’s Sothricks mate.” Said Balamuni.

 

Alex looked over and was blown away. For some reason, his brain couldn’t process how such a lovely radiant woman could be married to Sothrick.

 

She’s one good-looking Shelia. Thought Alex.

 

Turning to Balamuni Alex said, “You think it was an arranged marriage.”

 

Balamuni shrugged her shoulders, she never under the Humanoid mating rituals, two people who you would never expect were the ones that always seem to get together.

 

“He used the old, we need to talk about my demotion line, just as you said.”  Said Balamuni.

 

Balamuni liked everyone on board, especially Alex, Xenara, Lt. Keir, and Sothrick.  Alex was like her brother, Xenara was her sister, Lt. Keir her mother, and Sothrick, the curmudgeonly only Grandpa of the bunch.

 

Balamuni was almost knocked over when the Captain said, "We lost the ship, and that may seem like we failed, but that's far from the truth.”

 

Wait a second, we lost the ship? Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni’s still had a slight headache, a leftover from her concussion, the last thing she remembered was being on the Bridge trying to disable the Targeting Sensors of a Defense Platform. She was trying her best to remember.

 

 The Captain continued, "First, we start off with the lower ranks," s/he said. "Four midshipmen came to the party tonight, but only three of you are leaving. And no, that's not a threat, it just means that we're going to have three ensigns leaving instead. Viral, Qi, and Karuth, step right up."

 

The Captain said, "All three of you have earned your first full pip,"

 

Balamuni obeyed and approached the Captain. She humbly took the Pip from the Captain and gave hir a respectful nod of the head. “Thank you, Captain.”

 

 Balamuni wanted to ask about the ship, but she didn’t want to appear foolish.

 

The Captain was determined to blow Balamuni over again when the Captain said. "And in addition, for your efforts during the mission, you've each been awarded a Commendation Medal. You all stayed calm, did your duty, and helped greatly getting everyone off Ecurai safely. Congratulations, Ensigns."

 

Balamuni was confused, proud, but confused. How exactly did the Yoritomo get destroyed? What the Captain said next didn’t come as a surprise, at least not to Balamuni, maybe to a few others, but not her.

 

"And last, but not least, “Said the Captain. "Mister Sothrick, you handled yourself admirably during this mission, first in the Senate Building, and later on the Yoritomo when taking over as Acting First Officer. Having someone I could trust in charge of the evacuation helped me focus on the bigger picture. For all that, you've been awarded a Gold Star. Congratulations."

 

 

 

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#39 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22104.12 @ 18:07 (06:07 PM)

Xenara had gotten the distinct impression that Mrs. Sothrick was very...protective of her husband. If Xenara's suspicions about the Commander were correct, and as she looked at his eyes - she actually didn't see the tell-tale feature of them being black on black - that would mean that Commander Sothrick was part Betazoid; despite the eyes. 

 

Or he could just be non-typical Vulcan.

 

Either way, Xenara told herself to be careful when teasing the big man in front of the wife. While he didn't seem to mind it, hell, he even seemed to welcome it at times, it wouldn't be right to do so right in front of Mrs. Sothrick. She had actually hoped that the two of them could be friends and team up on the big manly Vulcan for some friendly teasing every now and then, but Xenara had to get on the woman's good side first and she wasn't off to a great start.

 

I wonder if she can read minds or does she have to have an emotional connection first

 

Her train of thought was interrupted by the Commander, telling the wife that Xenara had saved his life. Xenara would have put more of a spin on it, but hopefully that would placate Mrs. Vulcan. 

 

Xenara started to say something when she saw her friend, the Mirak Balamuni, enter the room. Her eyes lit up even though she was still saddened by the loss of the Yorimoto, it was good to see her friend out of Sickbay. Apparently the big cat had some memory loss, and Xenara promised herself to help the Tigress any way she could. 

 

"Balamuni," she said, with no attempt to hide her elation. Xenara had ttried to visit the big cat while on leave, but was turned away at the reception area. She could only leave the cat a message and hoped the feline had gotten it. 

 

She snickered when the Tigress introduced herself to Mrs. Sothrick. Xenara was about to add insult to injury when the captain called the room to order. Balamuni, Viral, and Qi were the first to receive praise and promotions, Then it was her and Keir's turn.

 

"We also have two more promotions," s/he said. "Xardeen, Tahn, please come on up."

 

Once they'd moved forward, s/he handed them each one of the boxes.

 

"Star Fleet has deemed it appropriate that you both have earned the right to be full lieutenants," s/he told the pair. "Congratulations."

 

S/he then turned to Tahn and handed her another box. "And for your efforts during the bombing and your work making sure the crew was safe when the ship took damage, you've been awarded a Commendation Medal as well. Good work, doctor."

 

S/he nodded at Tahn with a smile and then turned to Xardeen. "As for you, Lieutenant, your handling of the situation in the Senate Building was exemplary, and your continued dedication to duty even after your exoskeleton was damaged speaks highly of you. For that, you've been awarded a Gold Star. Congratulations."

 

The captain smiled at the Elaysian, who couldn't help but smile back. "Thank you, Captain."

 

While Xenara didn't join for the promotions and prestige, she couldn't help but welcome them when they came. It validated her decision to join Starfleet, and it made her parents proud. She couldn't wait to see their faces with this news.

 

Then, it was Commander Sothrick's turn. After that part of the ceremony, she couldn't help but wonder what was next. Surely the captain would tell them what their next assignments were. It wasn't exactly something that needed to be done in private, and it actually made Xenara worry a little that s/he hadn't mentioned it yet...

 

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#40 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22104.13 @ 11:43 (11:43 AM)

It wasn’t intentional, but Qu’tha over heard the conversation with the group around Commander Sothrick. The main thing that peaked her interest, was that the newcomer – who happened to be the Commander’s wife – served on the Callisto, the same ship as Tess. This came as a shock to the young Security Officer, as she knew that the Callisto was on mission, and no where near Starbase Delta.

 

How...?

 

Wondered the Trill, as she looked toward the woman. That wonder quickly turned to thoughts of Tess. Even though she had just chided herself for thinking of the beautiful Orion. The fact that this other woman from the Callisto was also the wife of the Chief.... didn’t help keep her thoughts off of the all too short time she had to get to know Tess.

 

If... if she could be here.. I wonder if Tess could.. No, no... we agreed to wait and meet up again later...

 

She shook her head trying to clear thoughts of Tess out of her mind.. for now at least. Her eyes focused on the newcomer, Percy. Before he had a chance to respond, another person came up to the pair, who introduced hirself as Keir 77, the Acting Chief Engineer.

 

Qu’tha had already met Keir in the final moment of the Yoritomo. They had spent the better part of a half day in the cramped quarters of a lifeboat along with the Captain before being brought to the Starbase. Despite this fact, there were little discussions within the tiny vessel. Keir, for ir part, suggested that they take int he hospitality of the Captain, namely of the food and drink provided, and not expect a Senior Officer to wait on them.

 

Why would I...? Oh! That had to be a joke.

 

Looking at the table of food, Qu realized how limited her pallet actually was. There was a lot on the table that she did not recognize. She never experienced much of the different cuisines of the different species in the galaxy. Now might be a good time, she thought. Almost as soon as the idea entered into her head, she dismissed it. The last thing she needed was to find some new allergy or, worse, vomit from something not agreeing with her in front of so many people she hardly – if at all – knew.

 

Quickly, her eyes spotted a bowl of mixed berries. Scooping up a few blue and black berries into her hand, the young Trill put a few into her mouth. “Okay, everyone,” came the voice of the Captain, “can I have your attention.” This came across as more of an order then a question.

 

Turning toward the Hermat, Qu wondered what this was about exactly. There had to be some reason the Captain had called them all here... Now was as good a time as any for hir to tell the crew of the (former) Yoritomo what that was. “Before you all get too far out of control tonight, I should go over the list of promotions and medals.”

 

That explained it. This was a ceremonial affair. She was doubly sure that she would avoid getting too drunk tonight. Her time in the Starfarer’s Way proved that she had little tolerance for alcohol... though she was thankful for the courage the alcohol granted her at that time at least. Even if she would only be sharing in the joy of others, people she hardly knew, it would be good for her to remain. She still ad a chance to get to know others.

 

The Captain began a speech about their previous mission. S/he went on how they had succeeded despite the destruction of the Yoritomo. The was s/he framed it, it was hard to deny. Though the ship was lost, all hands returned safely. Their mission may have encountered some speed bumps, but they accomplished what they could. More ever, despite the sudden drastic change, they managed to get everyone to safety. With that in mind, some commendations did make sense.

 

“First, we’ll start with the lower ranks.” The Captain stated. Leaning against the wall of the cabin, Qu’tha popped a few more of the berries into her mouth. “Four Midshipman came to the party tonight, but only three of you are leaving.”

 

Uh oh...

 

“And no,” the Captain continued, “that is not a threat.” This caused Qu to breath a sigh of relief. “It just means that we’re going to have three more Ensigns instead. Viral, Qi, and Kaurath, step right up.”

 

As her name was mentioned, she had to stop herself from spitting out a mouthful of half chewed berries. This had to be a mistake! She... she didn’t do anything to deserve a promotion! At least, in her opinion she hadn’t. Maybe... the Chief and Captain saw something she didn’t? Or at least someone above their head...

 

Her hesitation on going up there had caused a few eyes to turn toward her, which caused the blood to rush toward the head of the Trill. Taking a deep breath, she crossed the distance to where the Captain was standing. As she joined her fellow Ensigns, the Captain stated, “All three of you have earned your first full pip.”

 

Kaurath spoke up first, thanking the Captain as she took the small box containing the Ensign pip. Te blond Security Officer put on a winning smile, though her stomach was doing somersaults, as she extended her hand to take the pip from the Captain. “Th-thank you, Sir!” She managed to say in hushed tones..

 

Not waiting to respond to each of the newly promoted Ensigns, the Captain continued, “And in addition, for your efforts during the mission, you’ve each been awarded a Commendation Medal. You all stayed calm, did your duty, and helped greatly getting everyone off Ecurai safety. Congratulations, Ensigns!”

 

A... a Commendation Medal!? Wha.. what did I do to deserve this?

 

She wanted to ask the Captain, but elected not to. At least, not now. This was not the time, or the place. Besides, it seemed like the Captain was waiting for them to move aside. She had more business to attend to. As all three of the Ensigns stepped aside, the Captain began to hand out more medals and promotions. Qu’tha went back to her place near the berry bowl.

 

She had not had the chance to meet Doctor Tahn, though the Doctor had introduced herself as she came into the party. The Doctor was promoted to Lieutenant, and presented with a Commendation Medal as well.

 

The other person promoted to Lieutenant, Qu’tha had met, indirectly, on the Bridge of the Yoritomo. This was the helmsman, and their Acting Chief Tactical officer Xardeen, who was also awarded a Gold Star for her service.

 

Finally, came the Chief.. well, Chief of Security, Commander Sothick. He too was awarded a Gold star.

With the medals and promotions handed out, Qu saw Qu across the room, and made her way toward her fellow Trill. “Somehow, we managed to make it to Ensign... small wor... err.. galaxy, huh Qi?|

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.14 @ 02:32 (02:32 AM)

Sothrick eyed the young Tigris engineer. There was much going on in the Mirak's mind but Sothrick was not about to delve into that bag of kittens at the moment.

 

The Captain had regained all their attention again and began handing out her promotions first then awards directly after that. He nodded to each as they accepted their promotions and awards.  He thought each was warranted and well deserved. This had been a whirlwind of a mission and his mind was still a little focused that they never got to interrogate all the possible suspects that may have caused the bombing.

 

He still found himself racked with the un-reasoned pang of guilt that somehow it was his fault for the destruction of the ship.

 

That was why he was surprised at the change of pace as the Captain then also awarded him the Gold Star, He gave his wife, as he still had his arm around her, a slight squeeze, he nodded then answered back. "Thank you Captain. I appreciate it." Sothrick answered not sure what exactly to say.

 

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#42 Mid Balamuni Karuth

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Posted Star Date 22104.14 @ 05:09 (05:09 AM)

Balamuni watched as Sothrick and his mate seemed to be very touchy-feely, behavior one wouldn’t expect from a man like Sothrick. Their behavior puzzled her, such a public display of affection from a species known to pure all their emotions.

 

Strange…. very strange, for certain. Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni turned to Alex and said, “Is that normal for Humanoids?” As she pointed to Sothrick and his wife.

 

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Alex couldn’t help but laugh. “My little Kitty, among Humanoid Females they like skin-to-skin contact, they love being the center of attention, right now Mrs. Sothrick is eating up the attention her Husband is giving to her. Don’t let the fact that she is a Vulcan, jealously is a universal trait. It doesn’t matter is the female is a Vulcan, Klingon, a Human, or a Trill, they all want attention.”

 

Alex had more than his fair share of women, he had seen the most grounded women become jealous when other women pay attention to their man.

 

“Bal, Hon, Sothrick is a different species altogether, he is a married man, once a man is married his hormone levels plunge. Look how the Commander holds his midsection in.” Said Alex.

 

Balamuni looked and it did appear as if the Commander did look different from the last time, she saw him, but then again, her memory is a bit fuzzy.

 

“It’s true married men get what’s called among the Humans a Dad Body, it usually occurs when their wives are having or had a baby. They gain sympathy weight, some lose it, some as it appears in the Commander's case has appeared to lose it.

 

“Why hasn’t the Commander mentioned having offspring, that is joyous news for Humanoids isn’t it.” Said Balamuni.

 

Alex looked at the Mirak Tigris and smiled, “I don’t for sure, but I think for some men, the idea of having children only serves to remind them that they are old. Sothrick is a Vulcan, rumor has it he was on the ship that made the first contact with the Humans.

 

Balamuni looked at the Commander then at Alex, the more time she spent among Humanoids, the more she found them strange and puzzling. Felineoids, she understood, they made sense.

 

Balamuni had to admit she was curious as to what announcements the Captain had in store for them. She wanted to go and ask the Commander about the incident on the Bridge. She missed their talks. She loved teasing him, he was so serious all the time, but she didn’t want to embarrass him or cause any problems between him and his mate.

 

Balamuni looked around the Captain, Sothrick, Alex, Lt. Keir, and her best friend Xenara was her second family. She felt so close to these people.  She couldn’t wait for the chance to recreate her Homeworld on the Holodeck and share her rich vibrant culture with them, but for now she would settle for a ride on a snowmobile.

 

Balamuni walked over to the Captain, “Excuse me, Captain, is there a chance you have a snowmobile parked outside?”

 

 

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.15 @ 02:22 (02:22 AM)

After finishing with the medals and promotions, Adaran moved on to the other reason s/he had for assembling everyone tonight.

"Now, for the second set of surprises," s/he told them. "I'm sure you're all wondering where you'll end up next. Most of the old Yoritomo crew have already been given new assignments, but you haven't yet, and there's been a reason for that. Star Fleet is launching a few new Wallace-class ships, and they were looking for the right crew to man them. As of this moment, you've been assigned to the USS Geronimo, under my command."

S/he paused a second to let them absorb that information.

"It's a small ship," s/he continued, "but I think you'll find the size a good challenge. I personally love smaller vessels. It lets me work more closely with the crew. On large ships I feel like I'm chained to the center chair, so I'm looking forward to a Wallace-class.

"The ship will launch from Starbase Alpha," s/he added. "So in six days time, we'll all take a trip back to Earth. I'll send you the details. Enjoy a few more days of shore leave until then."

S/he nodded. "And that's all from me, tonight. Enjoy the party. There's food, drink, skiing, whatever you want." S/he motioned towards the tables where the caterers had left everything, and a rack of skis near the door."

"Excuse me, Captain, is there a chance you have a snowmobile parked outside?" asked Karuth.

"If you want a snowmobile, Ensign, then you can have a snowmobile," s/he said with a smile. "Computer, one snowmobile, Mirak-size." And outside the cabin the snowmobile appeared. S/he looked at Karuth again. "Enjoy."

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#44 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22104.15 @ 07:11 (07:11 AM)

Arwen’s mouth fell open as the Captain announced the promotions and the commendations. He’d been so focused on how many things went wrong during their last mission that he hadn’t spent much time thinking about how much worse they could have been. He felt a swell of gratitude, mixed with a sense of apprehension that he couldn’t quite place.

 
“Thank you Captain,” he said, regaining his composure and stepping back alongside the other junior officers.
 
“Somehow, we managed to make it to Ensign…” Qu said, making her way toward him. “Small wor... err.. galaxy, huh Qi?”
 
“Long time no see,” he replied, grinning. “How’s Tess?”
 
He felt a bit cruel for referencing Qu’s love life, knowing how easily flustered she could be, but he couldn’t help himself.
 
"Now, for the second set of surprises," Adaran said, explaining that all of the attendees had been selected to crew a brand-new Wallace-class ship called the USS Geronimo. 
 
Arwen’s limbs went cold. He realized that part of him had been hoping that his next assignment would be something calmer. In some parallel universe, he was hunched over a desk at Jupiter Station, bug testing a new feature for the Universal Translator — bored but safe.
 
“I, uh, need some air,” he mumbled to nobody in particular after the Captain dismissed them. He opened the cabin door and walked out into the snow.
 
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#45 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22104.15 @ 18:42 (06:42 PM)

Xenara had been ready to turn and congratulate her fellow ship mates and introduce herself to the new ones when the Captain had asked them for more of their time. 

 

Here it comes. 

 

She hadn't received any correspondence about a transfer until the Captain mentioned the Geronimo, which Xenara made herself a mental note to read about once she had the chance. While she never had an affinity for history, she did like to learn more than just diagrams and specs. It helped break the ice sometimes during those awkward moments when she couldn't find anything in common with the person she was speaking to.

 

"Of course, Captain," she said. "Unless it's going to hurt, then can I schedule you for next week?" 

 

She could only surmise that what the Hermat had to discuss was their next posting. She already knew she wasn't being transferred, but it bothered her that the Captain wanted to speak to them alone. Why wouldn't she advertise their new positions as well? 

 

Now you're just over-reacting. Stop it!

 

Her background in politics had made her somewhat paranoid. If it had been bad news, the Captain would have pulled them into hir office or something.

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.16 @ 03:00 (03:00 AM)

Balamuni was both excited and perplexed at the Captain's news about them being assigned to a new ship, but she still wasn’t sure what happened to the Yoritomo. The young Tigris had studied upon Earth History and when the Captain had mentioned the name, USS Geronimo. She became excited she knew that Geronimo was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. From 1850 to 1886, Geronimo joined with members of three other Chiricahua Apache bands—the Tchihende, the Tsokanende, and the Nednhi—to carry out numerous raids, as well as fight against Mexican and U.S. military campaigns in the northern Mexico states of Chihuahua and Sonora and in the southwestern American territories of New Mexico and Arizona. Geronimo's raids and related combat actions were a part of the prolonged period of the Apache–United States conflict, which started with American settlement in Apache lands following the end of the war with Mexico in 1848.

 

Balamuni knew that the Native peoples of the old Earth Nation States were proud people, fierce warriors, beings who lived in Harmony with the Earth, they often fought to the death against superior equipped forces, who were known to kill innocent women and children.  Balamuni had read about the Indian Wars, in which the White soldiers killed whole villages full of the elderly, women, and children. How the Governments would make treaties with the native peoples only to break the treaty just a few months or years later. The soldiers would often give the native peoples blankets contaminated with smallpox, whipping out entire populations.

 

Balamuni was anxious to get aboard the new ship to get a look at the system and engineering specs of the ship and its systems.

 

I bet it is an amazing ship. Thought Balamuni.

 

Balamuni was curious about what Alex told her, she knew that was a practical joker and knew she couldn’t totally rely on what he said. The one person she knew she could trust was her bestie, Xenara.

 

Balamuni walked over to Xenara she smiled and said, “Congratulations Lieutenant, I still have some design ideas on how we can improve your exoskeleton, but I have a few questions to ask you.” Said Balamuni, her voice sounding an odd mixture of confusion and concern.

 

 

 

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#47 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22104.16 @ 03:27 (03:27 AM)

“Long time no see,” Qi replied with a grin, “How’s Tess?”

 

With how sudden he brought it up, took the Blond Trill by complete shock. Of course he knew about Tess, he was there when they met.. and was somewhat indirectly involved in their budding relationship. Still, she blushed at the suddenness of how he brought it up.

 

“Last time I saw her, she was great.” The corners of her mouth slowly rose to a smile. “We’ve made plans to see each other again.”

 

Before Qi had a chance to respond, the Captain again gathered their attention. She announced that the crew of the Yoritomo, or at least the people gathered within the cabin, had been reassigned to a new ship – a Wallace Class Corvette named the Geronimo.

 

Wallace Class…?

 

It wasn’t a class of ship that the Security Officer knew off the top of her head. The Captain mentioned that it was a small ship, which meant that Qu had a greater chance to know more then just the Security crew. Also leaned toward shorter mission times which may grant her a greater chance to see Tess…

 

Not the most opportune thing to consider there, Qu! She told herself.

 

While she was thinking, she heard Qi mutter, “I, uh, need some air.” Before quickly making an exit to the snowy expanse outside of the cabin.

 

What’s gotten into him…?

 

Without so much as a word to anyone else, Qu quietly followed her, well, only friend she had a chance to make, outside of the cabin. “Its an old saying but… penny for your thoughts?” She said to the other Trill.

 

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#48 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22104.17 @ 08:11 (08:11 AM)

Arwen turned to Qu, trying to pull the corners of his mouth into a smile. A few flecks of snow melted on his cheek. The sun was getting lower now, and the slopes nearby were glittering with golden light.

 
“Ahh, I’m not sure you’ll understand,” he sighed. “You seem pretty cool under pressure. When it comes to actual danger, anyway.”
 
When it comes to gorgeous Orion girls, on the other hand… not so much, he thought. Though, to be fair, it sounded like she had landed a second date.
 
“When I thought we ****** up our last mission, it was a relief in some ways because I thought they’d put us somewhere safe next. Now it turns out that Star Fleet thinks we did great, and they want to put us on a smaller, meaner ship.”
 
Arwen tugged at the collar of his sweater and looked away. He took a long sip of the black wine.
 
“I remember when I told my linguistics professor that I wanted to study Dominion languages for my final project, she just gave me this look. She didn’t say anything for a long time, which was unusual for her. I think she knew, between that project and me speaking Rihan, Star Fleet was going to want to put me on the dangerous assignments. I didn’t put that together until now.”
 
Arwen straightened up a little bit. Even though Qu had asked, it felt impolite to unload all of his anxieties onto her.
 
“It’s not that I’m worried about myself, necessarily. I just don’t know what I’m going to tell my mom. I haven’t talked to her since, well… the mission,” he said. “What does your family think about all of this?”
 
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#49 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22104.18 @ 21:01 (09:01 PM)

“Ahh, I’m not sure you’ll understand,” Qi responded with a sigh. “You seem pretty cool under pressure. When it comes to actual danger anyway.”

 

So… he noticed too.

 

She bit her lip after Qi said that. It was something that a lot of people who came to know the young Trill came to realize. When she was performing her duty – practice scenarios, being on mission or even just studying – she was focused, determined and kept a level head. Outside of that, she was almost a different person. Unsure of herself, shy and having to force herself to go out and socialize.

 

The earlier trip to the Starfarer’s Way was itself something of a forced outing. Sure, she did it, and even managed to get a date with Tess; something that would not have happened without Qi and copious amounts of alcohol would not have happened.

 

Colors, what am I going to do when that happens!?

 

She closed her eyes and reminded herself that now was not a good time to think about that. The only friend she had really met aboard the Yori – no the Geronimo – seemed like he needed some help. Even if she wasn’t always a people person, she needed to help out. If she could.

 

“When I thought we ****** up out last mission, it was a relief in some ways because I thought they’d put us somewhere safe next. Now it turns out that Starfleet thinks we did great, and they want to put us on a smaller, meaner ship.” Qi said before turning away. He took a long sip of his drink.

 

It was clear that Qi knew more about the Wallace class of ship then she did. All she knew was that it was smaller then the Yoritomo, which is what the Captain said. She could understand what at least part of his problem was. She also had issues with the idea that they had done good on that last mission. Sure, everyone survived and they managed to get everyone off of Ecuari alive… but it still felt like a hollow victory.

 

That was more of a pyrrhic victory then a true success.

 

Qi went on to describe an interaction he had with one of his professors back in the Academy. It would seem his particular set of skills had earmarked him for ‘dangerous assignments,’ or at least so one of his instructors thought. Seemed like even he thought so himself.

 

Taking a step toward the other Trill, Qu put a hand on his shoulder. “Starfleet life is not always safe.” She said very matter of factually. No, that wouldn't do. If anything, it would make him all the more melancholy. “I mean… if we don’t take the dangerous assignments, more people will be put into harms way.”

 

Tank the Colors I am no Councilor!

 

“I do agree with you about the whole being rewarded for a pyrrhic victory like loosing the Yoritomo, though.” She smiled, “we did all we could and we will do better next time.. right?” She was doing her best to sound encouraging, though she was unsure how effective it really was.

 

“Its not that I’m worried for myself, necessarily. I just don’t know what I’m going to tell my mom. I haven't talked to her since, well.. the mission.” Qi said, “What does your family think about all of this?”

 

“Last time I spoke to my dad was.. just after graduation.” She said distantly, “He actually made the trip from Trill to Earth.” She smiled remember how proud he was of her. “My mom…” She swallowed hard, and her arm dropped form his shoulder.

 

And all of a sudden, her vision faded and her memory went back to when she was six….

 

She was running from the transporter with a huge grin on her face. It was a short day at school, and her mother got the day off! Better yet, her mother had something planned for the big day. She had no idea what was planned, but her mother always planned the best surprises!

 

As she reached toward the console to enter her house, some strange man pushed his way past her. He had come out of her house.. he was strange. Lavender colored hair, and hurriedly dressed in baggy black clothing. He had a scar going from just above the right eye down to his chin. It was an old wound, but didn’t look like it ever healed properly.

 

She looked at the man as he quickly made his way through the alleyways. Rising to back to her feet, she entered her home. “Hi mom! I’m home!” She said.

 

No answer.

 

Mom?” Said said, louder this time as she took off her shoes. This was weird, some stranger had just walked out of her home.. was.. her mom not home? Were they robbed?

 

After removing her shoes, she crossed into the living room where she found her mother lying in a pool of her blood.

 

The snowy environment of the holodeck returned to her focus, and a single tear rolled down her cheek. She shook her head and wiped the tear from her cheek. “I.. I’m sorry.” She closed her eyes again, and leaned against a nearby tree. The image of her mother dying right before her still fresh in her mind.

 

Why did I remember that now of all times?

 

“I.. haven't seen my mom since I was little.” She said after a few moments of silence. Her voice was a little raspy, and seemed very distant. Opening her eyes, she attempted to to continue, “I..” clearing her throat, she softly said “I hate the past…”

 

Taking a deep breath, she looked toward the brunette, “A small, mean ship can be dangerous.. but protective too.” Her voice had regained a bit of the composure it had before her trip down memory lane.

 

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#50 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22104.20 @ 02:10 (02:10 AM)

As the rest of the crew dispersed and began to enjoy themselves, Adaran waited for Sothrick and Xardeen to join hir. There was nothing s/he had to say to them that was confidential, but s/he preferred to speak to them in private, in case they wanted to turn down hir offers. That way they didn't have to do so in front of everyone else.

"Of course, Captain," said Xenara to hir request. "Unless it's going to hurt, then can I schedule you for next week?"

"Next week you'll be too busy flying the ship," s/he replied, "and maybe getting used to your new duties."

S/he leaned one shoulder against the fireplace mantel, picking up hir drink and taking a sip.

"As you might have noticed," s/he told both of them, "S'Renn isn't joining us on the Geronimo, so that leaves me with two open positions. I need a new First Officer and a new Chief Tactical Officer. I figured I'd see if either of you were interested before I bring someone in from outside."

S/he glanced at Xenara with a slight smirk. "And just to be clear, I'm offering you Chief Tactical Officer, not First Officer," s/he said in anticipation of a humorous remark from the Elaysian. "Of couse, if Sothrick isn't interested in First Officer, I might have to change my mind."


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#51 Mid Balamuni Karuth

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Posted Star Date 22104.20 @ 03:47 (03:47 AM)

Balamuni wanted to go outside and take a ride on the snowmobile, if the Captain had such incredible details for this ski cabin and party, Balamuni could only imagine what the snowmobile must be like. Something to her that the Captain was a bit of a speed demon at heart. Balamuni could see the Captain riding a Yamasaki 2000 Hovercycle along a winding mountain road, or a Kawauchi 3000 Wave runner, on a warm tropical beach somewhere along the beaches of Queensland Australia.

 

Balamuni had to admit that going on a fast-paced ride on a snowmobile would be fun, but considering that she was suffering from memory loss, maybe the ride could wait a bit. She was lacking on a few important details from the last few weeks, she remembers being on the Bridge of the Yoritomo, trying to disable a Romulan Weapons Platform and after that, she doesn’t recall a clue, except waking up in a Star Base Infirmary. While she was in recovery, she came up with some impressive modifications for her friend Xenara’s exoskeleton, making her less vulnerable to damage. Some of those improvements involved surgery on Xenara’s part, nothing major, just implanting microcircuits under her skin and some alterations to her uniform, but it should provide her with complete mobility and a more durable exoskeleton.

 

The microcircuits under her skin would essentially create her own gravity field, identical to her homeworld, and the circuits in her uniform would create her own shields, it would be skintight, it would react to her own private gravity field, keeping her from floating away.

 

Balamuni was so excited she wanted to share this news with Xenara, but she had been summoned to a private conversation with the Captain.

 

I hope Xenara isn’t in trouble.

 

Balamuni laughed to herself. The Captain had mentioned a new ship, she was excited to get on board and learn about it and no doubt its new systems.

 

 

 

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#52 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22104.20 @ 04:19 (04:19 AM)

Xenara nodded at Balamuni's statement. She was very interested to hear the big cat's ideas and anything the Tigris proposed would certainly improve on her father's design.

 

But at the moment, Xenara had other things to think about as she contemplated what those ideas would be. "We'll talk later. But you definitely have piqued my interest."

 

"Next week you'll be too busy flying the ship," the Captain replied, "and maybe getting used to your new duties."

 

Does that mean Daniel is...gone?

 

Well, hopefully the guy wasn't dead, just reassigned. Daniel had been her best friend on the Yorimoto until she met Balamuni. She figured she could have more than one best friend, though, as long as they were different species. Balamuni was a Tigris from Mirak, and Daniel was a Human from Earth. She knew little of the Mirak other than their basic information she learned through the Academy, but humans she knew all too well. 

 

The captain leaned one shoulder against the fireplace mantel, picking up hir drink and taking a sip.

 

Xenara noticed the Captain's body language and inwardly sighed in relief. Normally one wouldn't be so relaxed if they were giving bad news. Since s/he had mentioned new duties, she had to assume that meant another promotion.

 

"As you might have noticed," s/he told both of them, "S'Renn isn't joining us on the Geronimo, so that leaves me with two open positions. I need a new First Officer and a new Chief Tactical Officer. I figured I'd see if either of you were interested before I bring someone in from outside."

 

Xenara's heart sank. Next to Daniel and Balamuni, S'Renn had been one of her closest friends and ally. The Romulan had taught her so much and she hadn't been able to repay the woman. Maybe one day the two would cross paths again.

 

S/he glanced at Xenara with a slight smirk. "And just to be clear, I'm offering you Chief Tactical Officer, not First Officer," s/he said in anticipation of a humorous remark from the Elaysian. "Of course, if Sothrick isn't interested in First Officer, I might have to change my mind."

 

Xenara stomped her foot in mock protest and crossed her arms, acting like a child had just been told to go to her room, but she was simply playing off the Captain's jibe. 

 

"Humpf! Not fair! I guess I'll take the Chief Tactical Officer. Unless Commander Sothrick wants to forfeit?" She looked up and teasingly winked at the Vulcan, and remembered his wife was nearby.

 

I do wonder if she's the jealous type...but I really do want to make friends with her.

 

Truth was, Xenara never intended to be a "career officer". She wanted to learn and explore, and make a difference where she could, but she was being promoted left and right, so she must have been doing something to get Starfleet's attention. Granted she was made Chief Tactical Officer by default, something she never wanted to happen, but if she didn't take it, she was worried that another might do a worse job - or better - than her.

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.21 @ 07:27 (07:27 AM)

 Balamuni had waited as long as she could, she had seen a fellow Ensign go outside if she recalled he was in the Sciences, his name was Qi, he was a Trill, she found that beyond fascinating two species sharing one body.  She had seen him around the ship a few times, he seemed nice, but Scientists always made her feel a bit uncomfortable, only because they never seemed to be able to relax, they always seemed to be trying to unlock some Scientific Mystery.

 

Balamuni was glad to be outside, the program adapted perspective as people moved through the program, she stepped out on the porch, it was impressive the mountain was impressive, a mixture of thick Evergreen Pine Trees, resembling what the Terrans called a Christmas tree, but what caught her eye was the shiny Cobalt Blue Yamasaki 4000 Snow Demon Snow Mobile, it was fantastic, antigrav suspension, allowing the most inexperience riders a smooth comfortable ride.

 

The young Tigris looked up and saw another Trill, as she recalled she was one of Commander Sothrick’s Security Officers. The female Trill was what her friend Alex described as a good-looking Shelia. Trills reminded her of the Pardus Mirak as they both had spots in varying patterns, much like the Trills.

 

Balamuni knew that manners counted for a lot. Whether it is Star Fleet or just in general and she always was on the lookout for new friends So, she went over and introduced herself.

 

“Hello, I’m Balamuni Karuth of the Clan Karuth. Would either of you care to join me for a ride on the Snow Demon?” She said, her voice, just a bit uncertain, as she pointed to the Snowmobile.

 

 

 

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#54 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22104.22 @ 04:23 (04:23 AM)

Arwen’s lips parted, waiting for words to arrive. He hadn’t expected Qu to get so emotional at the mention of her family.

 
Reverse course, he thought, Not the time for this.
 
As if on cue, Balamuni emerged from the cabin. Arwen relaxed his posture, hoping that she wouldn’t pick up on the intensity of their conversation.
 
“Hello, I’m Balamuni Karuth of the Clan Karuth. Would either of you care to join me for a ride on the Snow Demon?” She said, pointing to a blue vehicle nearby.
 
“Nice to formally meet you, Balamini! Glad to see you're back on your feet,” said Arwen, maybe a little too cheery. “That sounds amazing. Can you show me how to… pilot it?”
 
He shot a look in Qu’s direction, wondering if she was as eager for a distraction as he was.
 
Gods, I hope the safety protocols are on.
 
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Posted Star Date 22104.22 @ 06:21 (06:21 AM)

Balamuni was excited by the friendly greeting by Qi and Arwen. She found Trills fascinating the memories of all those past lives, it must be incredible.

 

“Yes, I’m glad to be back on my feet, the Doctors said that I was lucky, a few more centimeters, and I would have been killed, the Goddess was with me.  “Replied Balamuni as she extended her paw in greeting.

 

Balamuni was a bit surprised when Qi asked about driving the Snowmobile, but then again everyone is new at something at some time.

 

Balamuni walked over to the Snow Demon, she looked at the Controls, she was excited the Captain, or the Holodeck computer provided a snowmobile with voice command.

 

“Come here you two, this model Yamasaki 4000 Snow Demon is equipped with a voice command interface, the controls are quite easy the throttle is on the right, the brake is on the left. The seat is ergonomic, to relieve pressure from all-day riding. “Said Balamuni.

 

“Computer active unit.” Instructed Balamuni.

 

Then suddenly, the Snow Demon came to life, it was an impressive bit of technology, the Windscreen has a complete display, showing how much charge is left on the battery, a built-in compass, a radio unit, and sensor display is very user friendly.

 

“Snowmobiles are fun, but they can be dangerous, remember safety first, this particular model instantly stops if the rider falls off. You straddle the unit like this.” Said Balamuni as she threw a leg over the Snow Demon.

 

“Normally I would recommend a Helmet, as sometimes you can hit a tree or a rock. In my case, they don’t make helmets big enough for me. However, these Helmets can a Computer interface with the Snowmobiles main computer, like the windscreen’s information. I’ll admit, I love the feeling of the wind whipping through my mane, the Holodeck won’t allow us to shut off the safety protocols.” Stated the young Tigris.

 

“Computer we need two more Yamasaki 4000 Snow Demon Snowmobiles.” Ordered Balamuni and provide two helmets with a full face shield display. “She ordered.

 

In the holodeck’s obedient manner two Yamasaki 4000 Snow Demon Snowmobiles appeared.

 

“You guys ready.” Said Balamuni.

 

 

 

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#56 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22104.22 @ 09:27 (09:27 AM)

==I know we’re all anxious to post, but maybe leave a lil more then a day for someone to respond....==

 

Qu’tha waited for the response from Qi, but all that came from the other Trill was a parting of his lips. He seemed to be at a loss for words. He must have noticed the small tear fall down her cheek.

 

Of course he saw... he isn’t blind... what an idiot I am to even let myself fall back on a memory!

 

She was scrambling at coming up with something more to say. To change to topic. To help reassure Qi about the course they were on. Before she had a chance to say anything, another voice came up from behind them toward the Log Cabin.

 

“Hello, I’m Balamuni Karuth of the Clan Karuth.” Turning toward the voice, Qu reconized it as the third new Ensign, a Mirak who she recognized from the Bridge of the Yoritomo “Would either of you care to join me for a ride on the Snow Demon?” Her voice was soft, and held a tinge of uncertainty that almost seemed out of place on such a majestic face.

 

Raising an eyebrow, the young Security Officer wondered what exactly the Mirak meant by Snow Demons. As if on que, Balamuni gestured toward a nearby snowmobile.

 

I half expected she meant riding an actual Snow Demon... on second thought, that would be pretty fun!

 

Wild images of taming a wild Snow Demon then riding it propped up into the head of the Security Officer. Sure, demons were not real, but, there was enough literature on them for the computer to materialize something that would classify as a demon. Something for them to tame and ride...

 

Ok.. time to step back into reality.

 

She hadn't realized, but she had been starring at the snowmobile. As her mind snapped back into reality, she heard Qi finish “Can you show me how to... pilot it?”

 

“I’m Qu’tha.. I haven't driven a snowmobile. Last one I was on was during survival training....” She turned to Balamuni with a smile, “But I’d love the chance to learn... its also nice to put a name to the face, by the way.”

 

The Mirak went on to describe about the Snowmobile; how to operate them, how to get on and reiterating their danger. Fun but dangerous, seemed like a very apt description. “You guys ready.” Balamuni said looking back to the pair of Trills.

 

The Blond woman smiled as she approached the Snow Demon, “Almost wish it was a real snow demon....” She said quietly, reiterating what she had thought moments ago. She giggled despite herself. “Computer, one helmet that would fit me, please! Oh, A Midnight Blue one....”

 

After the helmet materialized on the Snowmobile closest to her, she slid it over her head. “A little danger can be a lot of fun!” She said as she slid onto the Snowmobile, “Oh yeah... activate unit.”

 

Turning to the Mirak, “Don’t go too easy on us!” She exclaimed with a grin.

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.24 @ 02:28 (02:28 AM)

Adaran glanced at Sothrick for his answer, but it seems the Vulcan was still considering the offer. S/he looked back at Xenara and nodded.

"All right, then," s/he said. "CTO is yours. Brush up on your new duties, and I'll get with you later this week to go over everything."

S/he glanced at Sothrick briefly again. "And when you figure out your answer, Commander, let me know," s/he told him. "Otherwise I'll interview other candidates."

S/he took another sip of hir drink. "And now, let's enjoy the party."


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#58 Lt S'hiarra Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22104.24 @ 17:52 (05:52 PM)

==Apologies to all for lack of posting for me and Keir. Started a new job and ended up working 7 days straight Hoping to get back starting Monday==


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Posted Star Date 22104.24 @ 20:46 (08:46 PM)

This party was exactly what Arwen needed, some relaxation and fun. Just like everyone else on the crew, there were a lot of hard times behind her. Another difficult time was going to be ahead of her, and that was gong to be the new Sickbay. She didn't have the old one completely broken in yet, but now it is gone. The upsid was the fact Arwen had a little more insight to how her office was going to look. This had a bit of a calming effect on her, and was a very good thing. Something else she needed to do, was lose the gloves. It was something that crossed her mind with the interaction with Sothrick, made her aware it came across as a bit crazy.

 

There were a few concerns that she wanted to work on, but that was going to have to wait. Right now it was about having fun with the people around he, and how to really interact with them. This was going to be important if she was going to get along with anyone, and not come across as being strange.

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.25 @ 02:34 (02:34 AM)

== Sorry team==

 

Sothrick nodded and gave his wife a slight squeeze. "Ill be right back, imzadi"  He gave in lowered tones then followed the Captain off to the side with Xardeen in tow as well.

 

The Captain wasted no time in hir reason for the side bar.

 

"As you might have noticed," s/he told both of them, "S'Renn isn't joining us on the Geronimo, so that leaves me with two open positions. I need a new First Officer and a new Chief Tactical Officer. I figured I'd see if either of you were interested before I bring someone in from outside."

S/he glanced at Xenara with a slight smirk. "And just to be clear, I'm offering you Chief Tactical Officer, not First Officer," s/he said in anticipation of a humorous remark from the Elaysian. "Of couse, if Sothrick isn't interested in First Officer, I might have to change my mind."

 

Sothrick was left speechless for a moment as he was sure that he would moved to a new ship again. The last thing he was expecting was being promoted again. However not the young tac officer as she quickly came back.

 

"Humpf! Not fair! I guess I'll take the Chief Tactical Officer. Unless Commander Sothrick wants to forfeit?" She looked up and teasingly winked at the Vulcan, He returned with a look of a raised brow.

 

"All right, then," s/he said. "CTO is yours. Brush up on your new duties, and I'll get with you later this week to go over everything."

S/he glanced at Sothrick briefly again. "And when you figure out your answer, Commander, let me know," s/he told him. "Otherwise I'll interview other candidates."

S/he took another sip of hir drink. "And now, let's enjoy the party." He hadn't realized he had let so many minutes pass unanswered.

 

"No, Captain, My apologies, I am honored and would be honored to be your First Officer. I of course accept." He said still in his measured tones

 

He then looked over towards his wife as she had grown somewhat quiet as he knew she was watching the room.

 

"I look forward to working with you on the new ship" He added

 


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Posted Star Date 22104.25 @ 04:38 (04:38 AM)

 == Temp NRC- Security Officer Ensign Alex Finch. ==

 

Alex watched with Pride and Commander Sothrick made his way up to the Captain, the rumor mill was quiet no sold rumors indicating that Sothrick had gotten in trouble and the Captain wouldn’t dress him down in public. So, logic would dictate that it had to be a promotion.

 

Alex actually liked Sothrick, he liked teasing him, there was a running pool as to who could make him display emotion first. It didn’t matter what emotion, sadness, anger, happiness anything.

 

Alex had great respect for the Chief, he had been on several Away missions with him, the man may be Vulcan, but his heart is human all the way.

 

Alex had noticed a very strange thing among many of the young females on board in particular Balamuni and Xenara they almost seemed to be in competition for his affection, approval, his acceptance. It was terribly hard to know for sure.  It could be they are young officers and Sothrick represents a father figure?

 

Why do they find him attractive, I’ve seen better-looking crocs in a billabong?

 

Sothrick wasn’t incredibly funny he was a Vulcan after all, and Alex couldn’t recall Sothrick laughing even at incredibly funny stuff. Even though Sothrick worked out he had a dad body. Which only leads to the stories that he must have kids.

 

Alex was proud of his boss nonetheless, Sothrick was tough but fair. Rumors floating around were that Sothrick was going to replace S’Renn as First Officer as S’Renn was recruited for a secret mission that was going to take her deep into the Romulan Star Empire and last for several years.

 

Those are just rumors, S’Renn was probably promoted to Captain or Admiral or something.

 

Alex looked around he wanted to talk to Balamuni, she said she had a question for him.

 

 

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.25 @ 16:15 (04:15 PM)

==No excuse for me other than waiting on Mon Capitan and Commander Gramps. lol==

 

All right, then," s/he said. "CTO is yours. Brush up on your new duties, and I'll get with you later this week to go over everything."

 

"Aye, Sir," she said. Then wondered about her friend Daniel Hawk, whom she hadn't seen since the last mission. But if there had been anything serious, she was certain the Captain would have let her know. 

 

Commander Sothrick looked like a deer in headlights when he was offered his position. Xenara had teased him about forfeiting, but in all honesty, she had been happy for the man. Their time on Ecurai had brought them closer emotionally, but now that his wife had shown up, she decided that he needed some time alone with her. He probably thought the promotion was something other than what it was, but Xenara knew better.

 

She poked him in the ribs to get him to answer. 

 

"You'd better say yes," she teased. "I can't think of anyone else I'd rather serve under. Besides the Captain of course."

 

She looked around for her new friends, especially the Mirak, and found them outside next to some snowmobiles. It was good that Balamuni had made some friends, but they didn't have the connection that Xenara was lucky enough to share. 

 

"Looks like the younglings are going for a ride," she said. "Captain, Commander, permission to be dismissed? Unless there's something else?"

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.27 @ 02:32 (02:32 AM)

Adaran stepped up to the liquor table and started to pick up a bottle. Sothrick suddenly found his answer and made it before s/he could put anything in hir glass though.

"No, Captain, My apologies," he said. "I am honored and would be honored to be your First Officer. I of course accept. I look forward to working with you on the new ship."

S/he turned around. "Good," s/he said with a smile. "Then expect an early morning meeting... or at least, as early as I manage to get up." S/he held up hir almost empty glass. "And that may be afternoon."

"Looks like the younglings are going for a ride," said Xenara. "Captain, Commander, permission to be dismissed? Unless there's something else?"

"There's always something else," Adaran replied. "But it can wait until another time. Go have fun."

S/he picked up a bottle and began to fill hir glass again. Looking over, s/he saw Tahn nearby.

"Can I get you anything, Doctor?" s/he asked, motioning towards the collection of bottles on the table.

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Posted Star Date 22104.27 @ 04:41 (04:41 AM)

"Aye Captain,where will we be meeting? And, thank you for this, party, Captain." He added and with a nod.

 

"Congratulations" He started as he looked to Xardeen. "I told you." He said with a slight uncharacteristic wink back at her.

 

"It was well earned and I, I still owe you a drink, Chief" He added


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#65 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22104.27 @ 05:35 (05:35 AM)

Arwen wasn't much of a daredevil — he preferred leisurely activities during his vacations — but he felt like he had something to prove after his conversation with Qu. If danger was going to become a frequent visitor in his life, then he may as well get comfortable with it now.

 
“Computer, one helmet. Red.” He said flatly, trying to mask the nerves. He tied his hair into a tight bun and tucked it into the neck of his sweater.
 
Arwen attempted to throw his leg over the side of the demon, as Balamuni had done, but he was quite a bit shorter than she was, and he ended up doing a strange sort of hop. With some effort, he managed to settle into the seat.
 
“You guys ready.” Said Balamuni.
 
“Y-yeah, I think so,” replied Arwen. He gave the throttle a little twist, lurching forward an inch.
 
“Almost wish it was a real snow demon….” He heard Qu mumble, giggling to herself. He shot her a bewildered look.
 
Is she brave, or just out of her mind?
 
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Posted Star Date 22104.27 @ 09:39 (09:39 AM)

==Younglings? We’re not that much younger then you are, Granny Xenara...==

 

The entire snowmobile began to vibrate from under the young woman as the engine roared to life. It felt a little strange begin back on one of these; this time for fun instead of a trip for survival training. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath of the cold, crisp air. The biting cold air felt exhilarating as it filled hr lungs.

 

Why can’t the air on the ship feel like... this?

 

As she opened her eyes, she could hear Qi say, “Y-yeah, I think so.” She was not sure if he was nervous, or just unsure of himself. Either way, she did catch his bewildered look at her comment regarding the Snow Demon.

 

Turning her grin toward the other Trill, “No time for a fantasy trip.. although battling a demon could be fun....” Looking back toward Balamuni she inquired, “Think the Captain populated the slopes with any yeti’s?” Her eyes gleamed.

 

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#67 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22104.27 @ 14:45 (02:45 PM)

"Congratulations" He started as he looked to Xardeen. "I told you." He said with a slight uncharacteristic wink back at her.

 

"It was well earned and I, I still owe you a drink, Chief" He added.

 

Xenara smiled at the Vulcan. It was bittersweet, though she realized she had indeed earned it, but she felt guilty taking Daniel's place. Granted, her position was on a shiny new ship, but if Daniel had been there, it would have likely gone to him. She was content just to be recognized for her part in the Ecurai incident. The position, well, any lead position, actually, was a huge step in her becoming a Captain herself. She hadn't planned on making it this far this soon, but that was Starfleet for you.

 

"Chief," she said in retrospect. "I'm going to have to get used to that. Going to have to get used to lots of things, it seems."

 

Especially with Daniel gone. 

 

Being a full lieutenant came with its own responsibilities, but add department head to that list and a shiny new medal and it felt to her like a dam bursting wide open. But in a good way.

 

"Raincheck on that drink, Commander? Besides, you have more important dates on your itinerary," she said, tilting her head toward the man's wife. "And someone needs to babysit the kids. Then again, what kind of trouble can a company of Ensigns get into on a holodeck?"

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.28 @ 03:26 (03:26 AM)

Sothrick eyes shot back following the gaze of Xardeen to his wife. They lingered with a bit of hunger behind them as they took in the stately and attractive Vulcan standing at the drink table.

"Indeed." He gave back then returned his gaze back to Xardeen then followed her eyes again to the group just outside mounting a couple of snow vehicles. 

 

They looked similar to a sand runner used in some of the deserts of Vulcan. However the group looked eager to ride them. He wandered where they could be going but he had knew some humans, enjoyed, or would ride such vehicles for, fun.

 

He brought his eyes back to and leveling down back at the new Chief Tactical Officer. "If memory serves quite a lot of possible trouble." He started then change his look to look more down at her out the bottom of his eyes with a raised almost brow. An almost knowing look. "If I remember my reports you would know exactly the kind of trouble." He said.

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.28 @ 05:31 (05:31 AM)

Balamuni looked at those who were about. She had no idea what experience they may or may not have riding snowmobiles.

 

“Alright, one important thing to remember when entering a corner remember to lean into the turn a little, if you don’t you can crash, if you are riding double remember both of you should lean into the turns.” Instructed Balamuni.

 

What happened next utterly confused her. Ensign Viral said, “Think the Captain populated the slopes with any Yeti’s?” Her eyes gleamed.

 

Balamuni looked around, well looking at the cabin and the various Birch and Pine Trees. “Well given our surroundings I would say the Captain may have thrown in a Sasquatch but knowing that our Captain is less than predictable I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a Yowie, Orang Pendek, Homo gardarensis, and probably a Yeti, I wouldn’t be surprised, but the Holodeck safety protocols should protect us.” Replied Balamuni.

 

Balamuni was about to mount her Snow Demon when she noticed her bestie make her way outside, or at least she hoped she was.

 

 “Hey Xenara come on let’s go, leave the old man there, I don’t think he can take it, it’s a challenge after all.” Said Balamuni, her voice filled with just a hint of a taunt.

 

 

 

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Posted Star Date 22104.28 @ 09:27 (09:27 AM)

==You're not gonna take that from a cat are ya Commander Gramps?==

 

"If memory serves quite a lot of possible trouble." He started then change his look to look more down at her out the bottom of his eyes with a raised almost brow. An almost knowing look. "If I remember my reports you would know exactly the kind of trouble." He said.

 

Xenara actually blushed a bit at that. While she wasn't one to cause trouble, she certainly enjoyed it and even participated if it at least was in the Holodeck where no one would get hurt. 

 

"That - that was old me. I'll behave this time, maybe."

 

"I will meet up with you again and again Congratulations. Enjoy your, party, tonight."

 

Xenara patted his arm. "You too," she said. 

 

“Hey Xenara come on let’s go, leave the old man there, I don’t think he can take it, it’s a challenge after all.” Said Balamuni, her voice filled with just a hint of a taunt.

 

"Ouch," Xenara said with a chuckle. "​Wait up!" With a wave to the Captain and Mrs. Sothrick, she made her way as fast as her nano-exoskeleton would allow and caught up to Balamuni and the others. 

 

"Let's have some fun! Computer! One snowmobile. Like the others."

 

Within seconds, another vehicle came into existence. She had difficulty climbing onto it, but then she had never ridden one before. She looked at how the others were straddling it and tried to emulate them. 

 

"So...um, how do I pilot this? It feels kind of like a hoverbike."

 

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#71 Mid Balamuni Karuth

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Posted Star Date 22104.29 @ 00:38 (12:38 AM)

Balamuni felt a wave of embarrassment wash over her, as she watched Xenara having difficulties with the Snow Demon, but she wasn’t going to allow her friend to be embarrassed. Balamuni walked over and leaned down to her friend and whispered respectfully to her bestie. “Just nod your head like I’m explaining how to operate the Snow Demon. I see that you are having trouble mounting the snowmobile, if you want you can ride on the back on mine, or I can show you how to operate this one?”

 

Sometimes Balamuni forgot that physically she had a slight advantage being a Felineoid, she was sleek and nimble and didn’t give much thought to her physical abilities, but when she saw someone like her friend Xenara she felt as if she was rubbing it in her face.

 

You idiot, you called out your best friend drawing attention to her in front of the rest of the crew. That was selfish and rude.

 

“Yes, it’s very similar to a Hovercycle, but its turning is less forgiving you have to lean slightly into the turns.” Said Balamuni. 

 

Balamuni explained the heads-up display on the Windscreen and the helmet display.  She leaned in and whispered to Xenara and said, “The lighter you are the faster it goes, so the Commander won’t find it much fun.” As a smile pulled at her face to reveal her massive incisors.

 

 

 

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#72 Ens Qu'tha Viral

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Posted Star Date 22104.29 @ 08:34 (08:34 AM)

==I had to look most of those up, Balamuni.. nice imagery!==

 

Balamuni looked around the area of the cabin before responding to the query of the Security Officer. “Well, given our surroundings I would say the Captain may have thrown in a Sasquatch. But, knowing that our Captain is less then predictable I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a Yowie, Orang Pendek, Homo Gardarensis, and probably a Yeti. I wouldn’t be surprised, but the Holodeck safety protocols should protect us.”

 

The blue eyes of the young Trill grew and she suppressed a sequel of glee. “Yay!” She said, though it was with less enthusiasm then she felt. If they encountered any of the makeshift Snow Demons, as she choose to call them, it would be great fun and an adventurer! “This could be a real adventure!” She finished, with a fiendish grin

 

Wonder if I could get a phaser.....

 

Balamuni turned back toward the Cabin and called out to Xenara, indicating that she should leave the Chief alone and join them at the snowmobiles. Qu laughed when she heard the Mirak call the Security Chief old.

 

Might not be the best move career-wise, but... he’ll know its all in good fun.. right?

 

Xenara joined them shortly after being invited to join and requested a fourth Snowmobile. “So.. um, how do i pilot this? It feels kind of like a Hoverbke.”

 

“These seem to vibrate a bit more,” Qu’tha responded as the Mirak approached the Tactical Officer and whispered something that she could not hear.

 

Seems like whatever they experienced back on Ecuari created quite the bond between those two. Wonder if it would be inappropriate to ask.. no, if they want to share, they can share. Don’t pry, Qu!

 

“Still hope we run into... something out there... an adventure on Snowmobiles!” She said with a toothy grin. Looking at each of her companions, she added, “Though... I’m probably alone in that...”

 

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#73 Lt Xenara Xardeen

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Posted Star Date 22104.29 @ 11:34 (11:34 AM)

==Balamuni's got game...==

 

While Xenara straddled her vehicle, Balamuni said something that didn't sit right with her. The Mirak hadn't meant to be rude, but it did come off as such. However, given Xenara's disability, she had let it slide, as her best friend had probably just slipped back into her default mode. 

 

She probably hadn't meant it the way it sounded. Cut her some slack, girl.

 

"As much as I'd love to ride with you, Bala, I think being a passenger would deprive me of the experience."

 

The Tigris then explained how it was similar to a hoverbike, which Xenara had ridden as a child and still owned hers back on Gemworld, but snowmobiles were apparently less forgiving during turns. Being such a large vehicle compared to a hoverbike, she could understand why. The Elaysian listened as Balamuni quickly explained the HUD display on her windshield and helmet visor. 

 

“The lighter you are the faster it goes, so the Commander won’t find it much fun,” said Balamuni a smile pulled at her face to reveal her massive incisors.

 

Xenara couldn't help but laugh. "Well, I'm pretty sure I'm the lightest one here, but that doesn't mean I want to push my luck."

 

“These seem to vibrate a bit more,” the Trill Security officer said. “Still hope we run into... something out there... an adventure on Snowmobiles!” She added with a toothy grin...

 

"Well, this is the captain's program. Knowing hir, she probably threw in a few surprises. Let's get going!" Xenara said.

 

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#74 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22105.01 @ 02:33 (02:33 AM)

"Aye Captain,where will we be meeting?" asked Sothrick. "And, thank you for this, party, Captain," he added and with a nod.

Adaran nodded in return and then shrugged. "Oh, probably my temporary quarters," s/he said, "depending on if I'm alone or not. If not, then we'll have breakfast somewhere... or lunch... or dinner."

It might not be the answer that the Vulcan wanted to hear, but s/he really wasn't sure how tomorrow would end up. It was a large starbase, with a lot of pretty women on it. Depending on what kind of assignments the Geronimo would be given, the pickings may be slim for a while, so s/he was going to enjoy hir time while s/he was here.

"I'll let you know," s/he concluded. "I'll contact you before noon."


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#75 Lt (JG) Arwen Tahn

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Posted Star Date 22105.01 @ 19:29 (07:29 PM)

There were a lot of things going on around her, but for some reason she wasn't really taking part in any of them. For some reason it was almost like she was still too much on the socially awkward side, but those were things she was working on. in a lot of ways she was still getting to know them, but right now things were a little more difficult than what would be considered to be normal. As a doctor she had talents, but her people skills needed work. That was going to be a long path for her, and the fact she doesn't really drink was a bit of a hindrance.

 

While starting to pick it up the drinks were light, more of the mix than anything else but still it was being felt in an controlled way. Fortunately Arwen had her friend there to make sure that she did not lose control, it was something that she had no idea what would happen if it did happen.There was a wonderful opportunity that she had right now she was wasting it all. Wh'en the Captain offered her something. "Something light in the alcohol, I am not too accustom to consuming it yet." She was grateful to be part of the crew, and didn't want to mess things up so quickly.

 

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#76 Ens Arwen Qi

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Posted Star Date 22105.03 @ 06:20 (06:20 AM)

Arwen was surprised to hear that the crew expected the captain to add monsters to the holodeck program, but he could understand the appeal of encountering dangerous creatures in the wilderness. His father and his brother both loved to read comic books about moon monsters and swamp creatures. Arwen was never a fan himself, but he could try to put himself into that mindset.

 
I wonder Qu reads those comics, too. I bet she’d like them.
 
Arwen sunk into the snowmobile and twisted the throttle more confidently. The vehicle darted forward, kicking up a flurry of snow in its wake. He noticed a few bright orange flags, presumably marking ski trails up ahead.
 
Geez, this program is bigger than I thought…
 
He tapped through the functions on the viewscreen, activating the radio.
 
“If we’re searching for a snow monster, we should probably start at the top of the slope. Race you guys to the top?”
 
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#77 Cdr Sothrick

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Posted Star Date 22105.05 @ 02:20 (02:20 AM)

As Xenera moved off he heard the teasing and taunting of Karuth. He gave her a look, he would have to deal with the Tigris later. He turned his attention back to the Captain ash s/he answered.

 

 "Oh, probably my temporary quarters," s/he said, "depending on if I'm alone or not. If not, then we'll have breakfast somewhere... or lunch... or dinner."

It was not the answer he was expecting from the Captain but in truth he knew little on a personal level of the Captain but hir answer certainly gave a peek into that side.


"I'll let you know," s/he concluded. "I'll contact you before noon." He nodded this time from the waist. "Aye, Sir? With your permission I shall return to my wife." He began and with her permission moved away and towards where his wife was.

 

He snuck up behind her but he knew it was hard to do but slid his arm stealth-fully around her waist. "My gorgeous wife. I am so glad to have you here." He said then turned her to face him.

 

"So to my surprise I was just offered the First Officer position on the new Geronimo." He reported plainly.

 

"So How long do we have together and can celebrate?" He added and questioned.

 

He saw the Doctor was one of the few that did not go on the make shift outing created. "Come I would like to introduce you to Doctor Tahn. She was aboard the Sheridan, not sure if you had the chance to meet her when we all were aboard." He added the moved towards the Doctor and now Captain.

 

 

"Doctor Tahn, May I introduce S'hiarra, Chief of Security of the Callisto and my wife." He said with a gesture to the tall Vulcan woman.

 

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#78 Mid Balamuni Karuth

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Posted Star Date 22105.05 @ 03:27 (03:27 AM)

Balamuni was impressed at how quickly Qi took to riding the snowmobile most people start off slowly and ease their way into it.

 

Impressive, he seems to have no fear.

 

As most of the party-goers were outside Balamuni decided to make it a group activity, make it a true team-building event.

 

“Captain, you care to join us, bring our new F.O. and we can make it a true Team Building event.” Called Balamuni.

 

Balamuni was reasonably sure the Captain and F.O. would decline, but it never hurts to ask, after all a new ship, people may bring old baggage with them, a new ship meant a fresh start.

 

“Alright everyone, don’t forget to lean into the turns and if you fall off the Snow Deamon will automatically shut down. Now let’s catch up to QI.”  Reminded Balamuni.

 

 

 

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#79 Capt Adaran 225

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Posted Star Date 22105.06 @ 02:08 (02:08 AM)

"Something light in the alcohol, I am not too accustom to consuming it yet," replied Tahn in answer to hir question about a drink.

"Hmm, so no 150 proof," Adaran said, glancing at the table. S/he reached for a bottle of red wine which wasn't too strong. "Better stick with the fancy stuff then."

S/he poured a glass and handed it to Tahn, nodding at Sothrick as he asked for permission to get back to enjoying the party, waving him off.

"Go have fun," s/he said, not sure if Vulcans were capable of having fun.


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