U.S.S. Atlantis - 11508.05, Mission #1056

"To the Winds"


 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

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<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: in their hotel room, chatting with Admiral Zuriyev via subspace ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: wearing her Starfleet uniform, pointing a phaser at an angry Tzenkethi and firing ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev>

The good news is that the engineering team at Vinland has begun a full refit of Atlantis. She is officially saved from the scrapyard.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Behind you! :: Shoots at another Tzenkethi off to the side, also in her uniform ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: sits respectively, listening to Zuriyev and leaving the talking to Blackthorne, as usual ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev: That is good news, Alexi. Thank you.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: whirls around at shoots the one behind her square in the chest ::  Thanks!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Nice shot!

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: winks at Kate before turning and shooting another one ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev>

As for the situation with the President, I wish I could say.

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev>

Zothan Yix has been sworn in. We shall have to see how he handles things.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuri: Understood.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: dives behind a rock and shoots another Tzenkethi ::

 

<ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr>

::Is sat back quietly on the beach, gazing up at the stars in the night sky, meditating on the current events; feeling uncertain about just laying here.::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: wakes up rather groggily, noticing two things. First, that bag she sees is most certainly not hers. Second, she has no clue what time it is, which is unusual for her. ::

 

<TAC_Cadet_Randen>

:: Wakes up after his night with the twins.  He looks at the console flashing that he had a new message.  He listens to discover the President of the UFP died and that we're still on shore leave. ::  No way...

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev>

I imagine he'll want to meet with the Admiralty at some point, but we can worry about such meetings when they happen.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: chuckles :: Meetings, always a constant.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Rolls over and drapes his arm over the motionless T'Lira laying next to him::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev>

Indeed. That is all I have for now. At least the Atlantis will be sparkling new when you see her again.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

Zuriyev>

T'Kirr, my best, as always. To both of you.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: rolls on the floor and ducks behind another rock ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: nods politely ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: pops off three shots in a row at three lizardfaces ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

And to you and Brooke, Alexi. Blackthorne out.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: cuts the comm ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: blinks several times before noticing an arm. :: Self: ::quietly :: Oh.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: is starting to get overrun, though ::

 

<TAC_Cadet_Randen>

:: Takes a shower and throws on some clean cloths.  Then goes out to see if he can find anyone on the crew and to get a bite to eat. ::

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: sees Kate getting overrun and fires off a few precise shots to thin them out ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: has time to be impressed :: Thanks Lexy!

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Good Morning :: Noticing her blinking and making sure not to startle her::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: turns to T'Kirr :: Well, at least they're fixing our ship.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Good morning... :: still trying to remember what happened.... oh there that memory is. oh. that makes more sense now ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Indeed.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: How did  you sleep? :: Leans in and kisses her bare shoulder:: SCI: Would you like some breakfast?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: manages to shoot two more before the program ends, then stands up, wiping her brow. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: stands up from behind where the rock was :: Wow. Okay.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: I slept rather... well. :: is mildly surprised but gets over it fast :: aCMO: Breakfast would be... :: thinks for the word :: wonderful. Is that the correct word?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: That will teach me to have preconceptions. You are a better shot than I am.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

Kate:  Now do you believe that I will be able to take care of myself on the mission?

 

<TAC_Cadet_Randen>

:: Goes to a nearby cafe with some outdoor tables for breakfast.  Enjoying the great Risian weather while eating. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Yes. I owe you an apology.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: smiles ::  Kate:  Think nothing of it.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Sounds like the perfect choice of word to me :: Rolls out of bed and heads to find a room service menu::

 

<ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr>

::Is eager to get back to work, but is still being pulled by the promise of relaxation; no matter how antsy he may be.:: Risa: Well Risa, you're a wonderful planet, and on my last vists... ::Laughs.:: Well you remember... but I dont know, it's different this time round. What do you think?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: My role is not to defend you, but to be part of a partnership where we take care of each other.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: sits up and tries to push her hair back into a manageable fashion ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: I'm hungry. What about you?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: smiles wider ::  Yes, that's how I would like to think of it.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: remembers something :: Oh! Before we go on the mission, you will need something.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Strolls back into the room and plops down on the bed handing her the PADD with the deliverable food choices::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: stands up and stretches her legs :: Yes, a meal would be good.

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: confused look ::  What?

 

<ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr>

Risa: I yearn to return to the ship to do repairs, but this is the first proper holiday I've had in many years. Hmm.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: scrolls through and decides something :: aCMO: There is a kitchenette unit in this suite, correct? With a stocked pantry?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: produces the box Blackthorne gave her :: The Admiral gave me this to give to you. He said he thought it would mean more coming from me. Damn telepaths, he must have known before we did.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Orrrr... would you like room service?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: looks at the box and back to Kate, perplexed ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Attention, lieutenant. ::: grins ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

T'Lira: Indeed there is, would you like breakfast in bed?

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: ponders this, eyeing Ian to assess his mood ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Is that what you would prefer?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: raises her eyebrows briefly and comes to attention ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: No. I wished to try a new recipe I recently procured from an old Academy classmate.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: produces a half pip from the box :: Lexy: Admiral Blackthorne has authorized me to promote you to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. :: pins the half pip on her collar ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Congratulations, Commander Wright!

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Might I be of assistance?

 

<CSO_Lt_Wright>

:: is stunned :: Kate:  Th- Thank you!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: grins with pride :: Lexy: My pleasure!

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Of course. It is a complicated recipe with several parts to it. :: stands and tries to find her shirt. Wherever it may be ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: I could go either way. Hotel restaurant works too.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Let's go out.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: After you then, my dear.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: also grins with pride, trying to look down at her collar ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Computer, mirror. :: presents it after it appears ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

::Stands with his shorts on and walks towards the kitchen:: SCI: What are your orders ma'am :: Snickers::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: takes the mirror with a sheepish grin and uses it to admire her collar ::  Kate:  You know, I think it looks pretty good on me!

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: quickly prepares in the bathroom and leaves their suite with Ian, taking the lift down to the restaurant ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: It really does!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: So was the Admiral right? That it meant more coming from me? :: winks ::

 

<ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr>

::Just listens to the ebb and flow of life, taking in the fresh scent of ocean spray carried on a gentle breeze; feeling the emotional rhythms of the world around him.::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: One... moment... :: find her shirt and pulls it on, grateful for something to ward off the slight chill. :: I must retrieve my PADD to find the message that contained the attachment.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Well, it was definitely different coming from you... significantly less painful, that's for sure.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Yes, I did not draw blood...

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  It still counds though, right?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

counts*

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Oh yes. It's already on record.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, heads into the restaurant ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: pats her pips ::  Kate:  Well, what would you like to do with your new Lieutenant Commander?  Do you want to go again?

 

<TAC_Cadet_Randen>

:: Tries to wave at the Admiral, but misses him as he went into the resturant.  Looks around a little embarrassed before resuming his breakfast. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: snickers :: Lexy: I am satisfied that you can handle that weapon proficiently, so no need.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: What ingridients can I get ready, or replicate?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: pride :: Kate:  Hee heeeee.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: What would you like to do, Commander?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: blushes a little bit at "Commander" ::  Kate:  I don't know.  How about you show me some more of the real Risa?

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: finds her PADD and the message :: aCMO: It will require bread, a spice called cinnamon, water, and ... eggs, apparently, although Sanek noted a substitute from the replicator is sufficient

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: The real Risa, hmmmmm?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: nods at Kate ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: gets seated on the veranda, this one overlooking the interior garden ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Wait wait, are you making french toast?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: eyes her, then fishes around in her bag and finds a Risan forehead ornament ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: presses it to her forehead :: Yes, that will disguise you nicely.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: blinks, then uses the mirror that is still in her hand to look at her forehead ::  Kate:  Is this really okay?

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: checks the PADD :: aCMO: I do believe that is what it is called. I do not understand the reason for the name, as I do not believe it originated in France.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Well, you will need to appear Risan if you want to go to the native beach.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: looks over the menu ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: It didnt, and you dont need the pad any longer. I know quite well how to make it!

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: cocks her head sideways ::  Kate:  Why?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: It is for natives only.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

 

<PADD>

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Ohhh.  I see.  Okay.  As long as it's okay with you.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Oh? I was unaware that it was a common recipe. :: sets the PADD down and walks over to the kitchenette unit ::\

 

<TAC_Cadet_Randen>

:: Finishes his breakfast and proceeds to take in the sights of Risa. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Yes, if you are discovered, as long as you are with me you will be fine. But best not to draw attention to oneself on a nude beach.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: But being that you want to try the recipe, If you would like i can walk you through the steps. You will have total control of the production of the meal

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: stops, locks eyes with Kate ::  Kate:  Nude.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: eyes still locked :: Lexy: You said you wanted to see the real Risa. We do not wear swimsuits.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: I do not see the purpose. Working together will allow me to learn it just as well.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Wright made Lt. Commander, by the way.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: glances up from her own menu :: Ian: Yes, I read the review details. She certainly has earned it.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Ok then, if you would like I will slice the bread , and you can whip 4 eggs a half cup of milk and a teaspoon of cinnamon together in a bowl

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Indeed. I decided to let Kate deliver the news.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: deer in headlights ::  Kate:  Eep.  :: Thinks to herself :: I do want to see the real Risa, though... I must consult my inner scientist.  :: looks at Kate with renewed determination ::  Let's go to the nude beach... :: quietly adds :: ...for science.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: looks up from her menu for longer :: Oh?

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Certainly. :: first retrieves that Vulcan-friendly substitute Sanek advised. It is most fortunate that Sanek left Starfleet and became a chef. He often sends new recipes. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: brightens :: Great! Let us go!

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: I sensed strong feelings there.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: For science indeed!

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Computer, dismiss mirror.  :: heads for the door ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

::As she collects the ingredients and begins to mix he finishes slicing the bread and reaches for a frying pan:: SCI: Do we have butter??

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: doesn't doubt Ian's senses :: Ian: Interesting. They did leave together for shore leave. I hope they're having a good time.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Butter? What is that? :: hopes it has nothing to do with animal byproducts or she'll have to consult a replicator again. She dislikes those machines, quite thoroughly ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Me too. Everyone's earned a long break, but I do worry about Kate. I know what it is like to lose people.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: they head out to make a quick stop back home ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: It is made from cows milk. It is to coat the pan.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: feels like an imposter with the forehead ornament ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: says a quick hi to her parents, who snicker at the forehead ornament ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: quickly thinks on it and nods :: aCMO: I do not know if there is any in the pantry. I will check. :: looks in the pantry and doesn't find any :: It is not in here.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: waves at Jhnal and Rolik sheepishly ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Rolik>

:: notes the extra pip :: Congratulations!

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: brightens ::  Thank you!  I'm very proud.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: See if the replicator has it on file and if not a substitute can work i suppose

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Rolik>

As you should be!

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: hopes for a substitute :: aCMO: What would be an appropriate substitute?

 

<ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr>

::Settles into the sand, and drifts off.::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Yes, but I believe her to be strong enough to take it. We've seen those that can't.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: If it isnt on file, I believe there is a Canola oil spread that still allows for cooking and flavor

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Picks up the bowl as she looks through the replicator and continues to whip the egg mixture::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Yeah, she'll make it.  :: orders some food when the waiter arrives ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: orders the substitute without hesitation and brings it over with a little white lie :: aCMO: I did not note the substance itself on file.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Parents: We are off to the beach.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Rolik>

You two have fun!

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Jhnal>

Have fun!

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Well this will have to do. :: Takes the spread and coats the pan with it quickly placing over medium high heat:: SCI: Now take a piece of bread and submerge it in the egg mixture

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Thank you! :: heads to the guest house, by the pool ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: follows along to the guest house ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Your traditional outfit will do... until we get there!

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: warily lifts the bread and drops it in, poking it briefly once to make sure it is submerged before gingerly lifting it out again and holding it above the mixture :: aCMO: Like this, yes?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Okay.  :: ducks into her room and changes into her traditional Risan outfit ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Perfect now while it is still dripping lay it flat in the pan

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: sheds the uniform and changes into a similar garment, a gauzy outfit over a bikini-ish thing ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: drops it flat in the pan and watches :: aCMO: Does it cook simply like this?

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Now this is a big pan, I will watch this piece you repeat that to three more slices of bread

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: comes back out into the hall, waiting for Kate ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: repeats with those other three slices of bread, wondering how it cooked. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: emerges with a beach bag over her shoulder :: Lexy: So you are ready?

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: The mixture has saturated the bread so now the egg and the bread are cooking together it creates a new texture and flavor

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: looks down at herself ::  Kate:  I think so, am I ready?  Do you have a towel for me in that bag?

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Flips the first piece and shows her that it is indeed cooking in the pan::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: I do!

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: In essence, it is now a heterogeneous mixture.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Then lets go!

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: orders food with the waiter also, then resumes conversation :: Ian: Has Zuriyev shared with you an expected date on Atlantis?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: leads the way out and they catch a transport, which heads north along the coast into ever more rural areas ::

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Not yet. But a full refit could take months.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: looks out the window, making idle conversation with Kate ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Precisely, and the heterogeneous mixture remains intact until the heat causes all of the proteins to denature and solidify creating a new substance different from either ingredient

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: pours some iced tea for both of them from a pitcher :

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: watches with mild fascination :: aCMO: In the message, Sanek noted that it is usually consumed with a substance called maple syrup. What is that?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: the transport lands at a remote beach ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Understood. Atlantis will no doubt be top priority, though. :: takes the newly-poured tea ::

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: gets off the transport with Kate ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: There are some advantages to being a flagship, and while there are newer classes of ship, the Sovereign is still rather premier.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Ah yes, it is a viscous substance derived from maple sap and sugar cane. It is drizzled over the finished product

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: heads down the path to the beach :: Lexy: Last chance to back out...

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: stops for a moment, considering, then resumes following ::  Kate:  No, I can do this.  For science.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: checks her forehead ornament ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Continues to flip the pieces of tost in the pan until they reach the perfect golden brown::

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Science appreciates your courage! :: heads onto the beach and lays down a couple of towels for them when they find a good spot ::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Maple sap originates from within the maple tree, correct? How is it retrieved if it is from within the tree? :: totally confused by Earth food. The only real Earth recipe she can make is tomato soup ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: surveys the beach and its unspoiled beauty ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: the beach is an isolated one, surrounded by cliffs and on a small natural bay, and not terribly crowded with naked Risans ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: I wonder for how much longer.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: When the tree is harvested for the wood, the sap within is also collected and harvested. I understand that it is brutal but with replicators they have not had to cut down any trees for years

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Well, our Grand Old Lady is eighteen.

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: I do recall reading of such endeavours in Earth Civilizations. It was a North American endeavour, primarily.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Correct

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: stands by her towel, unsure what to do next. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Now what is the human saying? .... when in Rome?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  That is the saying!  You got it right!

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: I did? I did!

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Places two slices on each plate. adds a small tab of the "Butter" spread and walks to the replicator:: Computer : Maple Syrup Warm

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: But we still have the odd Excelsior-class in service.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: grateful she acquired the butter substitute. Her Vulcan digestion would most likely have disagreed with the real substance, on top of her nervousness that she was ignoring ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: bounces and claps her hands giddily at Kate ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: beams, proudly ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Takes the syrup and drizzles the substance over both plates, Pours them each a cup of risan nectar and pulls T'Liras chair for her:: SCI: Your breakfast my dear

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

::Smiling::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: and then unabashedly starts to undress ::

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: sits and nods :: aCMO: Thank you.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Of course, but it would never be a flagship.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: gawks at Kate undressing for a moment before remembering that she's supposed to be Risan and not care, and slowly starts methodically undressing herself for science. ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Pushes her chair in and sits accross from her. Showing how the meal is eaten he began to eat first::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Also true.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: takes a bite and finds that this French toast is quite acceptable. Although less sugar would be necessary if she ever made this for Taril. ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Well, there's the Odyssey-class prototype. The Prometheuses are too specialized.

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: neatly folds each item as she takes it off and puts it in a tidy pile ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: sheds all her clothes and puts them in the bag ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: finishes removing her clothing, having to consciously focus on not covering herself with her hands ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: picks up her neatly folded pile and puts it in the bag ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Notices the look of acceptance on T'Lira's face and smiles:: SCI: I think we did a good job on breakfast and if were possible you look even more lovely in this light

 

<TAC_Cadet_Randen>

:: Window shops the street markets near the beaches.  Listening to the musical artists play on the street. ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Knowing that he had just caused her a moment he smiled at her sheepishly and waited::

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: flushes slightly and hopes it isn't noticeable as she tries to think of a reply while she's chewing ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: lies on the towel and stretches out luxuriously in the sun ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: looks at Kate, gawking for a few moment again, then follows suit ::  Kate:  This is... nice.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: is brought to the present by a bowl of something resembling lentil soup being placed before her, along with a side salad of native greens ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: catches a glimpse of Lexy and smiles :: Lexy: You are out of uniform, Commander.

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: is delivered a nice plate of bacon-wrapped filet of local beast ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: Looks over at Kate ::  Kate:  I thought that was the point?  Commander?

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: laughs ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: His face got serious for a moment:: SCI: T'Lira, I want this to continue. Even when we return to the ship, but not affect our work. I would like to continue to see you and be with you like we have these past few days

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Yes, yes it is.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: finally decides to curse her social ineptness and continue :: aCMO: I would... like that, as well.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: probably won't kiss Ian for the rest of the night ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Were you just trying to see me naked?

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: digs in to the beast with gusto ::

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Oh, no, it was purely for your scientific gain, I assure you!

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Reaches accross grabs her hand pulls to him and kisses her lightly on the hand and then leans back and continues eating his meal:: SCI: Im glad that we feel the same way!

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: blinks again at the contact before continuing to eat. This is certainly proving to be a shore leave full of new experiences. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: That may have been a small lie...

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: leans back and drinks at the tea ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Well, as an added bonus, you can watch me get into the water.  :: gets up from her towel and walks slowly to the water, purposely swaying her hips more than usual ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: does, in fact, watch her get into the water ::

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: stabs delicately at her salad ::

 

<ENG_LtJG_Ilaihr>

::Stirs, blearily looking around the beach. Lays back down and ponders.::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: It does come to mind that the quantum slipstream also worked in our favor.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: then follows along ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Completing the meal he looks over to her and smiles:: SCI: Would you like to venture out and do something today? Or would you like to crawl back in bed and spend more time in there? your choice beautiful

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: waist-deep in the water, she turns back and calls out :: Kate:  Are you gonna join me?

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: crunches her salad, looking at Ian as if asking him to elaborate ::

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: is already on the way ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Yes!

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Well, they are not widespread, and they aren't easy to install either. We have one.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: drops down into the water and wets her hair ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: gets near Lexy and jumps up, splashing down into the sea ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: swallows :: Ian: Oh, you mean for being a flagship.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: debates the options :: aCMO: I am feeling rather fatigued... :: hopes that works because it certainly worked for Elena the last time they were all on leave together ::

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: laughs ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: More for not being scrapped.

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: nods :: Ian: Of course.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: splashes Kate when she comes back to the surface ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: I am perfectly content remaining in bed with you all day, but can we make a deal?

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: A deal?

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

Ian: Starfleet would have no doubt salvaged it and probably even built a ship around it.

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: a giggle actually escapes, uncharacteristic of late, and she splashes Lexy back ::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: Likely, but this one already has a ship around it, so why bother?

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: grins broadly at Kate's mirth ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: gestures with her fork :: You and I see it that way.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

SCI: Lunch is room service, I would like to just lay with you and read a good book and possible have some time together

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

T'Kirr: We are probably biased in Atlantis's favor.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: physically tackles Kate into the water ::

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Eeeeeee! :: falls backward with a splash ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: eyebrow :: Ian: Probably.

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

aCMO: Agreed. I do not know any Earth recipes for that meal except for tomato soup and I believe that would not be appropriate.

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Reaches out his hand toward her::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: accepts the proffered hand ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Leads them to the bed room and returns them to their previous lack of attire and lays down comfortable in the bed::

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

:: takes another drink of the tea :: This is really good tea.

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: leans back against the pillow and looks around for a moment, rather enjoying the company ::

 

<XO_Cdr_TKirr>

:: picks up her tea at the suggestion :: Ian: It is quite good.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: finds chances to touch the curves of Kate's body under the water - nothing too forward, though ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Places an arm around her while scrolling through a PADD of medical journals::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: surfaces, tickling Lexy, having to guess where she might be ticklish, so she picks the stomach ::

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  Eeeagh!  :: swats ineffectually at her hands ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Ah-ha!

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: comfortably writes a letter in response to the most recent she received, careful to neglect mentioning anything about Starfleet. Her parents do dislike that greatly ::

 

<aCMO_Dr_Slade>

:: Leans in and gently kisses her on the forhead, before returning to read his medical journal. Purposefully sending a thought and emotion with that kiss::

 

<SCI_LtJG_TLira>

:: is unaccustomed to this feeling, but rather enjoys it. ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: backs up and eyes Lexy :: Yes, I was definitely lying a little bit.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: blushes at Kate, but innocently says ::  Kate:  About what?

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Trying to see you naked. You are beautiful.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: blushes! ::  Kate:  No one has ever said that to me before.

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Perhaps you only associate with blind people? It is as plain as day to me.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: suppresses the urge to duck into the water ::  Kate:  Thank you.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

Kate:  You're beautiful as well, but you don't need me to tell you that.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Thank you.

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

Lexy: Many have said it, but few with such genuine meaning.

 

<CSO_LtCdr_Wright>

:: steps forward in the water and wraps her arms around Kate, pressing their bodies together ::

 

<NAV_Cdr_Harper>

:: hugs her close, savoring the moment in the sun before the storm of the STAR mission hits :

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM

 

<VAdmBlackthorne>

PAUSE SIM


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