U.S.S. Atlantis - 11412.03, Mission #1027

"Out of Beta"


 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: as she is pulling herself out of the pool, hears a chiming bell that precedes the Hostess into the area.  She is followed by her two assistants, each carrying a soft robe resembling a kimono. ::

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: feels a slight lurch as he begins to accelerate along the track, faster and faster. He checks the safety system to make sure it is armed one last time before he reaches the point where he could no longer E-Stop the system and come to a stop before the end of the rail. Good to go! ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: climbs out of the pool as well, splashing Lexy one more time for good measure ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Hostess>

If it pleases you, dinner is about to be served.  Those cubbies over there will flash-dry you, if you wish.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: stands at a small booth in the local marketplace of a small town. The vendor is selling fresh fruits and they all look rather appealing.:: Taril: Which fruits do you want?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Oh, it pleases me. Yes indeed.

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: with a duffle over his shoulder and assignment orders in hand he patiently awaits the turbolift doors to open on the bridge of his fist assignment::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: makes a face at Kate and steps into a cubby, pressing the button and finding herself suddenly dry. ::  Me too.  Those fruits we've been having all day are good, but I'm totally famished.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

Taril>

:: bounces around a bit :: Maybe that orange one right there. It looks nice. I wonder what it tastes like!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: steps into the dryer and is dried :: Lexy: Yes, I could eat a horse.

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: nods :: Taril: Very well. :: to the vendor :: Vendor: I would like to purchase four of these orange fruits please. :: the vendor bags the fruit and she pays for them. :: Taril: Now our shopping is done. What do you wish to do now?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: allows one of the assistants to dress her in the new robe and guide her to a low seat, then very soothingly brush out the tangled mess of her hair ::

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

Taril>

Maybe we could... um... :: thinks for a moment :: Go swimming!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: gets into the luxuriously soft robe and follows along, and reclines as her hair is done ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  Hey, I think you actually got that one right!  Eat a horse.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: brightens :: Lexy: I did!

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: does not enjoy the thought of being that close to deep water, but knows that she should probably get over that irrational fear :: Taril: Very well. First, you will need a swimsuit. After that, I believe there is a beach nearby.

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: the turbolift door opens. He takes a deep breath and steps on to the bridge and walks directly to the officer in the CO chair:: Sir Cadet Tyler Slade Reorting for duty as USS Atlantis Assistant Medical Officer

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: Hands Assignment orders::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: grins and stands as her hair is finished ::

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

Taril>

:: almost bounces up and down happily :: Really? Have you seen the beach? What's it like? What kind of swimsuit should I get? ... :: continues asking questions ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

EnsSomnus>

:: wakes up with a start :: MED: A new crew member? Now?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Hostess>

Please allow me to guide you to the refreshment rooms.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: stands up, running a hand through her hair in satisfaction :: Lead on.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: tries to answer all of the questions in a coherent order and tries to slow Taril down a bit. Unfortunately, slowing him down is something that can be very difficult to do ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

EnsSomnus: Yes Sir, I was sent here by starfleet command, due to this being the longest stop the Atlantis will be making

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: watches as the ground quickly falls away and he moves across the ground toward the target. Already he has lost much of his speed and will soon reach his apogee before beginning to return to the surface :: Self: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Hostess>

:: leads them to two small rooms that are so lavishly decorated that it takes a moment to figure out that they are bathrooms, with a sink surrounded by various soaps and perfumes and nice fluffy hand towels and a small cabinet containing the native version of a toilet. ::  Please refresh yourself as needed.  I will wait here to guide you to the dining chamber when you are finished.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: enters the restaurant as Ian holds the door for her, now in her new brown sarong she just bought, and takes in the beachy and marine decor of the sturdy but rustic establishment at the end of the pier ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Self:  Oh!  :: looks over at Kate ::  Back in a minute.  :: disappears into the refreshment room ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: goes into the other room and "refreshes herself" ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

EnsSomnus>

:: looks over the orders :: MED: Well, this is all in order. Don't know what else to tell you other than you arrived during shore leave, so, uh, go have fun. Oh! I can find quarters for you.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: You do look quite fetching in that, you know.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: had to pee, like, so bad ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Somnus>

:: looks up an unused bunk in JO housing ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: takes a moment to recall the uses of the word "fetching" while simultaneously perking an eyebrow ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Somnus>

MED: Well, looks like you get a roommate, but that's normal for a Cadet. :: shrugs ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

Ian & T'Kirr: For two?

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

EnsSomnus: Thank you sir, and if I may say sir, every other cadet at the academy is going to be jealous that my first assignment is shore leave. I will try to familiarize myself with the ship and then head for shore leave.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Waitress: Yes, with a view, please.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Somnus>

:: hands him a padd with his berthing assignment :: Good luck, doc.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: emerges, refreshed! ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: emerges into the hallway, her face and hands freshly scrubbed with a fragrant floral soap.  She even found something to clean her teeth with.  Refreshing! ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

Ian: We don't currently have any available, unless you have a reservation?

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: now that Taril has a swimsuit, T'Lira has really no choice but to go in the water. As the humans say "No time like the present". Even if it is a completely irrational fear... :: Taril: Which beach would you prefer to go to? There are two within the area.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

Taril>

:: stares at the brochure and thinks hard about it. The beach with the cool fish or the beach with the tourists all over the place... :: How about the one with the fish? The one here? :: points to picture in brochure ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: takes pad and retreats back to the turolift, taking an awe look back at the amazing bridge of this soverign class vessel. The turbolift door closes:: Computer: deck 11 quarters

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Waitress: Oh, my apologies, I neglected to mention. Blackthorne party.

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: reads description beneath picture :: Taril: Very well. Shall we walk or take a vehicle?

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

:: smiles :: Ian: Ah, yes, right this way, please.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Hostess>

You are ready, then?  Please follow me.  :: leads them to what turns out to be a private dining room with a view of the natural environs outside the spa.  The table is set into the floor, such that one sits on the floor and places lower limbs in the padded recess below. ::

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

Taril>

Walk! The view is beautiful! Hey, Mom, have you seen some of the pictures I've taken? I think they're pretty cool!

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

Taril: I have seen several of your picture, yes. They are rather well-done. If you were not so set on becoming a linguist, I would suggest you become a photographer. :: they continue talking about the pictures as they make their way to the beach ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Somnus>

:: goes back to sleep on the darkened, powered-down bridge ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Ohhhh, very nice.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Hostess>

:: The room is light and airy with a warm breeze blowing in from outside.  There is a small fire burning in a firepot in the center of the table. ::  Please, be seated.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: enters the room and takes a seat on one side of the table, an embroidered cushion between her bottom and the floor. ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: Turbolift doors open:: Self: I hope this "andov" that i am rooming with is on shore leave, I really dont want that awkward moment today

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: takes a floor seat with a smile ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

:: leads Ian & T'Kirr to a center table in front of a large bay window overlooking the harbor :: Ian & T'Kirr: Can I get you refreshments?

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

Self: Andov Fiasco is a strange name

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: finds a glass of chilled nectar on the table in front of her and takes a sip ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Waitress: Single-malt scotch, if you have it.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Hostess>

The first course will arrive shortly.  If there is anything you need, please ring the bell next to the firepot.  :: departs ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: takes the glass as well, liking the looks of this already :: Lexy: This is what I am talking about.

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: walks down the corridor to quarters "11.521" and pushes the door alert  just incase someone is inside"

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: flips end over end a few times just to enjoy it as he reaches the top of his flight ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  Right?  This is all new to me, but I'm really excited.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Hot tea, please.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

Ian & T'Kirr: Right away.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: arrives at the beach and is mildly relieved at the lack of people. This won't be overly embarrassing, after all. Taril runs ahead and into the water, leaving T'Lira no choice but to follow. :: Self: Fear is illogical. I am Vulcan... ::repeats that silently over and over again ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: takes in the view, pleased ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Tell me, Lexy... :: looks at her over the rim of the glass :: Why is it that you have never treated yourself like this before? To my people, that is unthinkable.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Too bad the sun has already set, but it is beautiful. :: the planet's three moons are rising, one reddish, one grey, and one blue ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: with no answer he unlocks the door and walks into the dark quarters:: Computer: Lights

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: in various phases ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  Well, it's just not anything my family did growing up... it seems very lavish and self-indulgent to me, but I'm trying to get past that.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: leans closer to the window to look up, looking for the station ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: points as Alexandria happens to be crossing, a very large unblinking white light, crossing the sky quite fast ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: What is life for if not to enjoy?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  The more I experience things like this, the more I like your point of view!

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Musician>

:: lifts the curtain over the doorway and enters the room, carrying some kind of musical instrument ::  Excuse me.  I will provide entertainment, if it pleases you?

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: with no one in the room he quickly finds the available bunk room and unpacks his bags. Hanging his brand new uniform with the blue and black color and the 4 cadet pips on the collar:: Self: finally, I am a part of a crew and not a class.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: wonders for a moment at the expanse of the galaxy, that home can be such a small light in the sky, even when relatively so close, before taking her seat ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: looks at Kate, questioning ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Musician: Please, do!

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Musician>

:: she is ornately costumed and made up, the effect strikingly beautiful.  She lets the curtain drop behind her and settles herself in a corner, and begins to play - softly, so as to not disturb conversation. ::

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: hears an alarm go off... the alarm that signifies it's probably a good idea to go ahead and open his canopy. So he hits snooze ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: Removing his cadet uniform and donning civilian attire he leaves his new quarters and makes his way to the transporter room" Transporter Officer : Id like to go to the surface please. :: Steps onto the pad and stands upright for transport:: Transporter Officer: Energize

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

:: returns with drinks and sets down Ian's scotch and T'Kirr's tea ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: listens to the music, finding it pleasing :: Lexy: We believe that attention to one's self first, in both body and mind, leads to all things, including being able to help others more effectively.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Waitress: Thank you. :: takes a sip of the scotch and looks out at the stars :: We can go anywhere now with that slipstream drive. Well, not anywhere, but space just got bigger. Almost too big to even decide.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: The fish are rather curious today, peeking up above the surface to stare at the strange people swimming in their ocean. Taril is taking dozens of pictures of them and T'Lira is focusing on even trying to swim that far out ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: takes a sip of her tea and follows his gaze :: Ian: So many possibilities.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Servers>

:: pull aside the curtain and enter the room, setting plates with some kind of small cheese appetizer surrounded with fresh herbs and a small glass filled with dark red liquid before each of them, then just as quickly  bowing themselves out of the room ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: the transporter beam clears and a lavish landscape is visible:: Self: i guess I will have some fun now that I know where I am sleeping. What to do around this area? HMMM

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: sets down her tea :: Ian: Have there been any orders?

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: hears another alarm go off... this time signifying that he SHOULD open his canopy NOW. Snooze ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  That... actually makes a lot of sense to me.  :: picks up what she hopes is the right utensil and pokes at the small foody thing on the plate ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Not yet. Discovery's operational and the Sovereign herself is next, but it looks like we're waiting on more capability.

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

:: comes to take their food orders ::

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: hears the alarm that signifies any sane person would already have their parachute open, takes a look around and agrees. He touches the activator and within seconds the canopy is over his head slowing his descent. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: skewers a bit of cheese :: Lexy: That is good to hear. :: smiles :: You deserve it!

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: orders a nice rare steak ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: folds up her menu :: Waitress: I would like a seaweed salad, please.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

:: hurries off to put their orders in ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate: :: makes a skeptical face ::  I don't know about DESERVING it.  :: nibbles the cheese and, finding it quite pleasant, eats it all... and a few of the fresh herbs for good measure. ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: Looks up into the sky and sees parachuters:: Self: Who is stupid enough to jump from a perfectly good aircraft? CRAZY!!!! :: walks towards the open market streets::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Oh we all do, it's a fundamental thing, unless you are a terrible person. But especially for those who toil endlessly for the sake of others and neglect themselves.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: sips the red liquid, which seems to be some kind of wine that tastes pretty perfect with the cheese ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: thoughtfully, while gazing out the window :: Ian>

We can explore every day of our lives, and yet we continue to find diversity. There is more to see than we can ever accomplish. Now, we'll be able to travel even further.

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: finally manages to swim out more than a few meter from the shore and feels very accomplished by the feat. Now, she can observe the odd-looking fish more closely. They were dark green with phosphorescent stripes of gold, blue, and violet ::

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: touches down just after his descent has slowed enough to not hurt. In the distance he hears one of the people screaming in shock as he runs from the intended landing point several meters behind to where Tav has landed. He's pretty sure some of those words are cuss words. He turns around and smiles, waiting for the verbal beating ::

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Self:  Oh, that's good.  :: finishes the red liquid ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: samples the wine :: Ohhh, that IS good.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Yes. Given an infinite universe, we'll never run out of wonders to find. But this opens up a lot more space to us. I know command is keen to revisit some of the peoples Voyager met.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Waitress>

:: fast-forwards until she is setting a choice steak down before Ian and follows with a daintier dish of what looks like green spaghetti in front of T'Kirr ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: watches the parachuter land and shakes his head in disbelief::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: pokes at her salad with a fork, but her interest is peaked at their conversation :: Ian: Have they mentioned specific species?

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: carves into the steak with gusto :: T'Kirr: Not yet, but that desire has been long standing given the wealth of data Voyager returned.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: turns to the sea as fireworks begin to launch ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  I don't know why my family never did anything like this.  I could probably talk to a Counselor for a lot of hours about that.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  Or do you find it a common thing among humans?

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: Seeing the fireworks in the sky decides to make his way in to a restaraunt and find some food::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Forgive me if I am rude, but it does seem to be common among humans, yes.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: thinks she should brush up on the Voyager logs as she spins the slimy greens on her fork, but to her dismay they still try to get away, and it's somewhat ungraceful ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: is distracted by the fireworks and watches ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: It was fun watching them try to let go and relax back home, but always thinking about work...

 

<SCI_Ens_TLira>

:: Taril starts pointing up at the fireworks. T'Lira gently pulls him out of the water so they can watch. And so she can just be out of the water. ::

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

:: walks in to restraunt and approaches hostess:: Hostess: I dont have a reservation, but could i sit at the bar or a single table?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  No, not rude.  I'm actually kind of glad it's not just me!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Well, I am no counselor, but I am here and happy to listen should you need to talk.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  :: smiles ::  Thank you.  I'm really glad that you and I have become friends.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: :: drinks and smiles back over the wine :: As am I!

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

Krivez>

:: gets louder as he gets closer to Tav, his more loudly shouted phrases more audible first :: ... and these parachutes... messing with your very LIFE! I can't even IMAGINE... what kind of idiot... death wish ... <phrase the UT doesn't translate>

... get yourself killed! Why, I oughta kick your <another untranslated phrase>

off this planet before you do anything else of utterly unbelievable idiocy!

 

<MED_Cadet_TylerSlade>

Hostess>: please make yourself comfortable at the end of the bar, one seat left

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM

 

<CMO_Lt_Tav>

:: can't hold back a smile ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM


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