RECDEC #6.   Posted by Rec Dec.Group: 0
Nicole Rutledge
 player, 982 posts
 Ensign
 Diamond Shuttle Pilot
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 04:39
Re: RECDEC 7
Eating 'breakfast at 1 in the after noon or so did seem rather odd to some, but to Nikki it was what she was craving.  She savored the eggs and cheese.  The toast was fresh and bacon.  Some where in the back of her mind she could almost swear that was worth fighting for, bacon.  Haleys portions were smaller but she ate it with gusto, including the waffle.  Nikki leaned over to her "You know...I was thinking...if it gets permitted .... maybe you could ask some of the girls like Sneak and maybe Toni to chaperone...Maybe you could have a old fashioned 'sleepover'.  If we can find an appropriate spot.  Get some popcorn, and extra pillows for a pillow fight.  What do you think?"
"Maybe...be fun but I don't know a whole lot of the girls yet."
"Well..there is Sneak, Orria, Toni, ...hmmmm.  I am sure there might be a few others.  But we don't have to have it like tonight.  But at some point"
"Kinda like back home?"
"Well...that is what I was thinking."  She took a bite of the hash browns.
Roy Spencer
 player, 6868 posts
 Marine SgtMaj
 Security Chief
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 04:47
Re: RECDEC 7
Roy arrived on the Rec Deck shortly after Lyri and Beth, with Larry trIling behind him.  He went to one of the booths and ordered (including some assorted 'scrap' cuts of meat for Larry) and asked them to drop it over at a table adjacent to Shadow's.  He walked over, pausing to stand by Shadow's table for a moment to talk.

"How was the air war down there, LC?  All things considered, it wasn't much of a fight on the ground.  Larry hardly even got to eat anybody..." He laughed, resting a hand on Larry's shoulder (and making sure Shadow's 'guest' got a good, close look at the larg.)
Melia Kristensen
 player, 1204 posts
 Combat Corpsman
 Petty Officer 1st Class
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 12:22
Re: RECDEC 7
In reply to An'teela (msg # 757):

Melia nods to Roy, when he comes over to the table. "Hey Sergeant Major, how's it going?" she asks scooping another piece of pizza from the table. "I'm looking forward to getting back out on missions since I finished my training rotation in the medlab." She glances over at Orria again ensure the girl isn't being a nuisance for anyone. She chuckles to herself at the song choice, and takes note of the many faces she hadn't seen around yet.  Plenty of new people, or not so new just people she'd been too busy as of late. Double shifts in the lab, plus personal training time, and spending time with Orria had eaten away at her ability to get out much. She's fairly certain she recognizes Nikki, however its more likely she recognizes Haley, either way she sighs glad to be finished with training enjoying the momentary respite until things kickoff again.

She rolls her eyes at Orria's curtsy, and mutters to herself "what are they teaching in the civie school" knowing full well its as like as anything Orria picked it up from shows or videos on her vidboard, as like as the school. Her daughter had a mind of her own, that was for sure.

ORRIA

Orria gently caressed the wings, touching gently and carefully. Still in awe of their beauty. She clicks and humms at Shade a little then points to a particular part of the game on the vidboard. Indicating that it feels too easy at that part. To An'teela she says politely curtsying awkwardly, "Thank you, I'm Orria."
An'teela
 player, 1122 posts
 Blue Angel
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 13:27
Re: RECDEC 7
Teela smiled and stood to return the curtsy. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Orria. I’m An’teela.” She sat down and ordered a root beer. Y
After Party
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 14:17
Re: RECDEC 7
   Larry Thumped his tail and Looked around...hey, SM...  the  first part wasn't  too bad.. we lost some one to an AA burst... chewed the nine hells out of  ground  troops and  Vehicles...

 He Jerks his head to   Pinkerton who was  still a little red faced  at the song directed  at her...The Red Birds  came.. I guess they thought they hand Numbers.. Until the rest of the  Squadron's  fighters  came in behind us...

 ....when the Vamps  ganged up.. that's were  we lost alot of  folks.. It would be interesting to see, what happens to  the red Birds who escaped...when thier   EDT/Empire  bosses heard they ran away?

 How  can you people have all these... these.. things  about you...?
 he waves her  had  a  Larry  and Zob, with a look of distain at  Teela  and  Melia.

  alot of the Folks had arrived.. , The Board  entered the   Dec.  Hack  still had on his   torn and bloody tunic.. The  Commander  still had    one  leg  cut  with  the Plast patch on her thigh.

  The Admiral  smiled    as  another   Crewman moved  away from the   Vid Machine.   Shadow  stood    up, took off his  Jacket and  waved to  Dana  and the other  waitresses who  moved through  the Dec handing Out  Drinks... Shadow  Got  a  Container  of Chocolate Milk and  Moved around, Making a point to  Give  each of  the Stem Kids  a Glass..  Finishing with Orria ...when he finished  with them, he took  a  tray of  drinks  and Offered them to the waitresses and stall workers...

 All Stand.... Raise your Glasses.....  He Points  to  Pinkerton......Not You...Pinkerton.. you have to earn this....

 The Captain sat down, red faced once more.

 .....TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE  GONE BEFORE US.....

DON'T  WAIT FOR US....
Mortica
 player, 515 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 14:32
Re: RECDEC 7
Mortica, Roll, Gregor, and Viktor came in and found a seat, Gregor around her shoulders as he seemed inclined to do of late, Roll’s little hand in her own. She sat Gregor down in her lap and called one of the waitresses over to get a pair of raw steaks and warm blood for her and Viktor, a smaller steak, bones, and water for Gregor and whatever Roll wanted.

When the time came for the toast she stood and joined the rest in a drink for those that had lost their lives in service to others.
Henry Christie
 player, 3323 posts
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 16:41
Re: RECDEC 7
Henry looked over at Pinkerton, whom he hadn't met before.

"I don't know what you mean, 'things'." he said coldly.

"Larry is a larg, a faithful fellow, and the others are all sentient beings who have chosen the APF. I trust all of them with my life - indeed have done so. If it wasn't for Larry I might not be around now. Just who are you anyway?"

When the toast was called, he took a shot glass without noticing what was in it, and joined in "Don't wait for us!" and downed it. That's when he discovered it was vodka.
Zobaich
 player, 526 posts
 The best knife is the
 unseen one.
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 16:56
Re: RECDEC 7
Zob took the shot before slowly turning his head back to Pinkerton, "Sweetheart, leave the sarcasm and insults to the real *Elites*. You're gonna hurt yourself, would be a lot safer for you to go play on the other side of the static field." he said with a stoic expression on his face as he took a bite of pizza.

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Nicole Rutledge
 player, 983 posts
 Ensign
 Diamond Shuttle Pilot
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 17:28
Re: RECDEC 7
"DON'T WAIT FOR US" Nikki said and downed the drink.
Haley was to young to truly under stand but stood anyhow beside Nikki.  She didn't say any thing, but drank when Nikki did.
Nikki knew she did't understand.  She would talk to her before bed and explain it so she would understand.

Soon after the real revelry would begin.  Having eaten most of her plate Haley asked if she could go play.  This Nikki nodded to.  She took off faster than a pulse burst.  First stop...any kid wanting to play.  Orria and Roll included.

Nikki began playing her guitar, by now many were figuring she was attached to it.  She knew those on Hermes would know the song and since Hack
was here and it would be really his first time hearing it...as well as to 'turn the screw', so to speak on the woman next to Shadow.  She began to sing 'Wha Watna Fect For Ollie', twisting a few lines to make it more Hermes style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK7hLNxCY9E

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Rec Dec
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 17:52
Re: RECDEC 7
  Shadow  was  standing   by the   Vid Machine.  Hack Came Over  with CAptain Morris.

  ..to add to the Celebration.. Captain Morris  has  these   announcements  to make.

 The CAptain leaned into the  Mic and said,..Will Captain Nilisson and  Ensign  Kruass.. that is ..Klaus  Kuass.. please  step Forward..r

 Klaus  Looked around, gettign up from his table  with his Cousin , Hugo Krauss  and Brivett walked over to the Mic.

…………………………….

 while   they waited ,  Beth  tried to smile a bit painfully,..why?... Doc Henry?.. This  is Captain  Constance Pinkerton..of the  Headhunters?.. she's  elite and all that...

..........

 Roll didn't have   much of a Clue what was goign on, but he raised his   chocolate  Milk,,s aid the  Words  and drank it...

 Larry   stood Up on his hind Legs...
Harriet Lynch
 player, 1105 posts
 Upstart Pilot
 Call Me Harry
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 18:17
Re: RECDEC 7
Despite her protests, Harry once again found herself being dragged over to the Vid machine in order to sing. Flanked by Beth and Flores so that she couldn't slink away she would try her best to sing along with the unfamiliar song as the colour drained from her face; asking the eternal question; Why me? On the plus side at least she wasn't the one on the receiving end of the jibe with Pinkerton turning red in response to the lyrics.

When the song came to an end and she was allowed to return to her table, she would take a seat next to Will "well...I didn't faint, so I must be getting better right?" she asked in a weak voice, and although she hadn't fallen to the floor in a heap she still looked decidedly unwell.

By the time Admiral had arrived Harry had recovered sufficiently enough to make the toast with her loudly reciting the words before knocking back her vodka with a single motion. It was as Captain Morris was waiting for a handful of pilots to present themselves that Harry would catch Beth's comment concerning Constance "Connie you never told me you were elite! Does it come with a shiny badge?" she asked the Red Bird captain in a teasing voice, sensing the opportunity to rip the piss like a shark sensing blood in the water.
Melia Kristensen
 player, 1205 posts
 Combat Corpsman
 Petty Officer 1st Class
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 18:21
Re: RECDEC 7
In reply to An'teela (msg # 764):

When Pinkerton refers to her as a thing, Melia doesn't hold back the baleful look in her eyes a look that almost dares the enemy Captain to act out and give her an excuse for violence. She joined in the toast glaring threatening at Pinkerton the entire time, as if she blamed Pinkerton for each and every loss. Seeing Haley running around Orria waved her over as well, ready to pass along the vidboard game, for the others to try.

ORRIA

"Hi An'tel... An'teela" she says struggling with the name at first. Orria took her chocolate milk from Shade and joined the others in the toast. Seeing Rolls with Mortica Orria waves her vidboard at the other child indicating that she was playing games with Shade, and non-verbally inviting them over.
An'teela
 player, 1123 posts
 Blue Angel
Mon 11 Mar 2019
at 23:14
Re: RECDEC 7
Teela's eyes shaded from burnished to dull silver when Pinkerton made her comment. "My dear Connie, may I call you Connie? Thank you. I'll tell you this once and only once: if you refer to me or mine as 'things' one more time, I will pull off one of your hands and slap you with it. Do I make myself perfectly clear?"

There was no trace of humour in her face or voice when she told Pinkerton that and those at the table who had grown to know Teela, knew that she was being deadly serious.
Missy Jagger
 player, 327 posts
 Engineer
 Master Mechanic
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 03:11
Re: RECDEC 7
   The elevator dinged and sneak and Jason got off, Jason was puffing, Why they call you Sneak rather than Dash, Or Chase or I’ll never know.  I’d probably get called Hufflepuff or something.”

   The drone that had hit the button buzzed out and seemed to disappear.

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Nicole Rutledge
 player, 985 posts
 Ensign
 Diamond Shuttle Pilot
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 03:18
Re: RECDEC 7
After her song Nikki set the guitar down to listen to what was going to be said to Nilsson and Kuass.  Perhaps they were getting promoted.

Haley spotted Sneak and asked to be excused for a bit then ran over to Sneak "I am so glad you get to stay.  Roll is over with his new mama and her boyfriend.  Jacks is over there with Mr. Roy, and I saw Dice around too." She smiled up at the young lad with her, he looked to be about the age of one of her brothers.
Rec DEc
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 03:50
Re: RECDEC 7
  Sneak  smiles   at Nikki,..this is  Jason.. I guess he works  with the scrappers?....Mr GArrat   asked  if   he could come  along..

 Then she  Turned to  JAson  and  said,..Find a Table, I;ll  see if you can get some food..and..

 Dana  Came over   and handed her  a  Apron....I thought  you might let me down for a moment?

  She   nodded  as  she tied the  apron on....Mr Garrat   wanted  me to do some scrppign with him..but... That's not me... Can I get an small Advance to get this kid...JAson.. something to  eay and Drink?

 Dana looked at the Kid,..The LC foot's the Bill for the party..order what you  wnat..its  free for  the party folks..

 Jack  mOved off  and   started  lookign for tables  to  clean and Orders  to take.

.............................

 Pinkerton    was not only embarrassed , but  losing her  Cool ...I must say.. I have never been treated  this badly..

 Lyri took a bit of her pasta  and  said,..then?  you should get out more..

.........................

  Roll   came over to   Orria  and Shade.. Roll brought the Vid  Borad  over that Shade Gave him  with the three new  games..
Karl Nilsson
 player, 513 posts
 Marine air-support pilot
 Capt, call-sign 'Specter'
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 05:09
Re: RECDEC 7
Karl stepped up, looking decidedly surprised at the summons.  Last time this happened, they surprised him with a Blue Max, which was not anything a close-air-support pilot expected to receive...so now he REALLY had no idea what to expect.
Nicole Rutledge
 player, 986 posts
 Ensign
 Diamond Shuttle Pilot
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 05:32
Re: RECDEC 7
"Sneak, I think dana was looking for you.  Join the party" she said as Haley brought them over.  With the introduction Nikki held her hand out to shake "Jason...Nice to meet you.  Of course your welcome to join the party.  You too Sneak.  You all work to help all of us so any victory is always shared"  Before they wandered off Nikki moved to one knee to be on Sneaks level "Sneak...I know it is going to be a bit strange, but if you have and questions or problems you think only another girl can help with, you can come to myself or Dana, or any of the ladies here." she smiled softly to let her know it was an open invitation.  She knew as Sneak would get older there would be a few things she would need answered, some might be rather personal when it would come up.  She then gave her a hug before letting her run off with Dana.

Haley looked at Jason "Hi Jason.  If you like you can sit with us, or over there is also an open table" she pointed in that direction to where only 1-2 crewmwn were.
awards
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 06:18
Re: RECDEC 7
   When  Karl Appeared  with  Klaus  Kruass.. Admiral HAck made the  annoucment
..After reaching..and surpassing the  20  Kill  mark.. we   award  Captatn  KArl Nildoson, and  En Klaus  Kruass. The Pour le Mérite.

   Shadow  Stepped up  as   Morris  held the box , Slippihg the Medal or  Karl's  head... then stepping    over, did the same  for   Klaus.

  CAptain Morris  gave them a Gun Cam Pic  of thier  'official' 20th kill

  ..One  More  bit of   fuss, is  for   Marine recruit   JAx...

 The  Kid  MAde  His way to the  officers, looking sheepish...

 Sneak  stopped  and  Watched  Jax  with a proud  smile.

 ..This...award... pales beside the action that earned it...However.. we  all start  somewhere.. right?

 people chuckled.

  Captain Morris   gave   The Admiral  and  rather   fancy looking   paper  that  Hack read aloud.......  With  the Hermes  boarded, and her  hanger  Dec apparently  in the Control of  VAmpic  assault teams... CAptain Morris   , with  Marine Recruit  Jax, carried  out  a plan to  Neutralize   the  threat.....I will allows  CAptain Morris.. to  Finish...

 CAptain Morris   took the  Mic.. his cultured  Voice , seeming to  add a bit  more  poignance to the  reading.

 ..looking for  a way to turn the tables,  I asked Jax  if he thought he  could  slip through the  cannisters to   SEC ,to draw more weapons... but he  brought forth  an Idea, that he said , he  had  used many times in the  Stem, as an Operative  for  his gang... Though..i ws not  very fond of this, we agreed, it  had a good chance at success... The  Vampic  , Fleet Admiral  was already planing  what he was going to do when he took over  The Hermes....Jax, and Myself, were brought forth by Troopers  of the VAmpic  forces..thinking they captured us..... after Ambassador Shade's attack ,  MAriane Recruit  Jax  used   Poppers  two wound   The  Vampic  Admiral  and set things  in motion for the  HAnger Dec to be recaptured.. after   an added  appearance   from En  An'teela

 ..for these actions, MArine Recruit  Jax,, will now  be known as   PFC  Jax... with a second  stripe  coming   after he   completes his training  to the SGT Maj's  satisfication .. with that..  the ESN  Bronce  star..  he  pulled a Tiny   Box  from his   Tunic  and Pinned the   Medal on  the young  Fellow's   new  SEC  JAcket

  Hack Handed  Jax  a Beer...if  I am not  mistaken.. Stefi says there is   some  6  months  leeway on your  wrist chip data.. well?.. as far  as I am concerned.. you are a Bit over  18..

 ..For our three award  winners.....   HIP HIP...

 HOORAY!!

 everyone ( even Shadow )  downed a  drink...

    Shadow Pulled Jax  to the Vid  Machine,OK    MArine?...  You have to sing a song.... we  don't  care what it is... But you have to... Pick a Song

 Jax  Looked  Nervous  as he put  down his half Glass of  Beer  and called    out,..where's  My Crew!

 Roll's head popped Up  and he scurried  over  to JAx  with out  even   a second thought, As  did  Dice, Lifter. Score  and    Sneak, who slide in behind him shyly.

 LC?  we  saw  this  in the Hobby shop  the  couple  times  we had to go past?..they had  it in commercials.. I want you to sing with us..

 To everyone's surprise.. Shadow  said.. ..YOu Bet... crank it up!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj_hApbc5qg

 Jax Pointed to the first  Line , Shadow Chuckled  as he  sang.."I am the shadow, and the smoke in your eyes,..."

  Jax    sang "... I am the ghost, that hides in the night.."

  Jax   sang  the main part with the Kids  and Shadow  filling in   the  back  round... folks  began to  clap  and    call out the   Boolay Boolay Boom  with them

  "... Because the Promise   I kept  is the road to exile.. "

    He pointed to  Shade  as he sang ".. Damn..Damn it all down, too one to the chest  with out  even a sound,,"   Shade  gave a   Thumbs up.

  Jax  sang "   One Push is all you need.."

  Shadow Leaned   in  with  "...Fist  first  Philosphy .."

   Shadow  kneeled  By Roll  and Held the   Mic and whispered  as Roll  sang"....I say good  Bye to my weakness..."  and  Jax  helped him Finished the rest

 The Kids  seemed to   really be into the song...

 The last   line the  of Refrain he looked to Sneak as he sang "  I'm on the Frontline, don't  worry I'll be  fine.."

 Sneak leaned   in and sang the line, "..the story is just beginning
..."

 Shadow  Stepped  Back   to let the Kids  Finish the   song  by themselves  as they all  seemed to  put thier  whole hearts into it...

 when they finished,  the  Rec dec  went  Nuts.. Cheers  and Whisltles    , HAck  was Grinning  like  a concert fan.. Captain   Morris  straighten his shoudlers  a bit.. the  kids   all   hugged  each other, then headed over  to whatever   they were doing before   Jax   called them.

......................

   Jax  stood ther a bit,not  realy sure  wgere he should sit.

 Shadow sat Dowm, Lyri looked at him,..you drank that Beer...

 ..I also drank that shot... but that's all..there is a time  to face demons... and a  time  to run from them..

   Pickerton   frowned  as she was on her  second   fancy drink, and another    small plate  of  shrimp...So?  You have children fighting your  war?

 Shadow's  Smile  faded  and he  waved to a waitress for a fresh Rootbeer.,..That's almost a fact?...  My transfers  are getting  younger by the month..  new Pilots  were thought to last 2 or three weeks.. if they made it..good chance they would be  around awhile.... now?.. younger  kids  come in.. I give them 2  actions.. and  I would be surprised...we have a big  fleet.. and alot of Carrierstions..colonies... then the Damned EDT  and Evols   suck up bodies....

 ..But those kids?... They are  tough..they had to live  by thier   wits....and trust in each other.. that's  not a gang of kids.. that's a unit...

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:34, Tue 12 Mar.

Missy Jagger
 player, 328 posts
 Engineer
 Master Mechanic
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 06:29
Re: RECDEC 7
     Jason laughs, “Seriously Sneak? I should be paying for Your drink.  We make good money on the LG when we get good loads in.  Thanks for the thought though.  It really means something  LG.

     He grins “And Sneak, scraping is when you tear something apart for it’s components, gleaming is when you pick up a used item that’s workable or can be repaired, Sgt Garrat’s picking up some pristine machinery, I have no idea what that is called but snagging comes to mind.

    Jason sits next to Haley with a giggle, his remote drone sliding in to set down on the table so he can plug it in and charge it.  “Hey little gal.  You don’t look like a stemer, what brings you to the Hermes?”

This message was last edited by the player at 06:34, Tue 12 Mar.

Mortica
 player, 519 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 09:43
Re: RECDEC 7
Mortica was on her feet clapping and cheering along with the rest and gave Roll a big hug and kiss once he was finished singing. "I'm so proud of you, my son," she told him whilst hugging him.
Harriet Lynch
 player, 1107 posts
 Upstart Pilot
 Call Me Harry
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 09:53
Re: RECDEC 7
Harry would clap and cheer with the rest of the crew when the awards were handed out, especially for young Jax who had been a fully fledged marine rather than just a recruit would probably have been in line for a commendation for his actions during the battle.  It was as the collection of Stem kids they’d acquired on Etna were singing that Harry would turn her attention to Connie, who was still complaining about her supposed mistreatment ”you don’t know the meaning of the word” Harry snarled at the entitled little princess who had the gall to whine about mistreatment with a group of Stem kids right in front of her ” When I was eighteen I was beaten to a pulp by a group of guys because my then boyfriend had sold them some dodgy pills, meanwhile another ex of mine thought it was hilarious to grind his cigarettes out on my arm, and there are people here who have had far worse than that! So quit whining like a spoiled brat just because we’ve called you on your bullshit and called you a few names...thank yourself lucky, it could be a hell of a lot worse” She said in a voice that declared how monumentally pissed off she was over Connies comment. Leaning in against Will wanting some measure of comfort by simply being close to him she would gently run her finger across the series of small circular bumps on her arm that had been all but hidden by a tattoo of a leering devil. Just because she could no longer see the scars didn’t make them or the memories any less real.
Henry Christie
 player, 3324 posts
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 09:55
Re: RECDEC 7
Henry applauded the awards and the youngsters singing. Mila jumped up and wagged her tail, too.

He then sat back with his glass of wine, and looked over at Pinkerton.

"I see you have a lot to learn about us. You're in the right place, if you have a mind to learn. The first lesson: respect is earned. It doesn't come with fancy titles, but as a response to your actions and attitudes."
Rec Dec
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 13:53
Re: RECDEC 7
    Sneak was Hustling, she was  smiling, talkign to  people  , talkign orders, removing   plates and trays..or Bringing fresh food.

   Sneak  came By and   gave  Roll, Shade, Orria and Haley  a fresh chocolate shake.. and  would Give on to the other Stem  kids  whom might  be  too 'unsure' what they were  allowed to have.

    There was  a   dark Moment, when  Sneak's  'new mom'  tried to  flag her  down for an order, but   Sneak only stopped  long enough to say.....I am sorry?  I am ..'too  wild'..to serve  you.... and moved of..

 The  husband  Stood  Up  ready to shout something, ,  Simms  was  walking past,..sit down , Man, before   the   right person sees you  and decides  to deck your ass....

 The Guy Looked at Simms, who had driven Van for the  Stem actions.

  Dana   appeared  like a  Genie   and , while smiling, there  was no mirth in her Voice.....Right now?... You are not   loved people...don't make it worse...things will blow over,, don't try to make things  worse.... HAd I been her? I would have taken your  order  and   Dump it on your heads... except  for your little girl, who has no fault in this...you attract the wrong  attention?... things   could go very badly.. you may want to see  about a transer  fer to  Fuji or  The Proving Grounds...there is alot of things people  might  forgive... what  what your  did to her?..gonna take a long while...Now . what will you have.. I bring it myself...

 Dana  went off to  get the order.

 Simms  watches  Dana  with an appraising eye, and  just nodded to the  family as he continued  on his way to  find someone to sit  with.

   Admiral Hack  waved   Shadow Up to the Vid  Machine, The LC  got up with a Wink to   Pinkerton.....what a Very strange   man that is...how is  he still alive...

 Beth Giggles, ..lots of people ask that!


 Lyri  grins,..alot o them , never hear the answer...

  The Admiral Pointed to Jax  and waved  Him  over , then Got   Sneak's attention and waved her  over ..Dana  came over   as well , after  dropping off the order for  the  'new mom'.

  Alright  ...  I'm gonna do a song with theses folks..., Then   the Board  is going  to leave   for    the OC  Club... I know..most of you all don't mind us  being around.. but?..this is your  time to unwind..and its  always easier  to do that  when you don't have top brass   around.. he Puts his arms  on Shadow's shoulder  and shakes him,..well?..Most  top Brass...

 the Crowd  Laughed .

 ..we're  goign to  do this Song For  our   new people from the Stem..Because...after tonight?.. I want people to remember..where they Came from..its part of thier   history.... But.. I want them to be Know  as Hermes Folk!

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzWO7O-qHWI

 The  Song started, and  Hack  seemed  really into the Song..it was plain that he  had  sung this   song..many, many timnes...

  JaX  and Sneak looked a bit  embarrassed  but  were  smiling..

      His arm  Still around  Shadow   was they   Both  leaned into the MiC, with Dana doing backround..."...Oh, if there's one thing I hang onto,
It gets me through the night
I ain't gonna do what I don't want to,
I'm gonna live my life.."

 Commander  Si smiled fondly as she watched the  two, singing  two Kids  and Dana.

 the got to the PArt.".Let me be the first to shake a helping hand.."  , the Admiral shook Jax's  Hand...


  Shadow sang the Line  "...Of anybody brave enough to take a stand."  and Shook  Sneak's hand,   Sneak was  smilign  as she  had tears   running from her  eyes.   the  Crowd  Cheered.

 then All  Five    sang the  Refrian.... with     Hack and Shadow    singing the LAst   two Lines..

" When the world keeps trying to drag me down,
Gotta raise my hand, gonna stand my ground."

 When  the  Song  was Over  Hack gave Shadow a  Hug,   ,   Gave  Jax   a  friendly shake  and   Hugged Danna and Sneak...

   Shadow did  as well  as they Left the    Vid Machine  and waved to the    crowed  as   alot of the Crew  and all of the  wait staff   cheered and clapped..

 Shadow  came  Back.. Jax    followed him to  sit  by   Larry    who stood  up  and  put his Paws On Jax's shoulders  for a  moment  then sat  back down.

   Beth  Grinned   ( and regretted it) Lyri  was  whistling loud through her teeth..

  ..My Gods?... That is Your  Fleet  Admiral... He is  , every Bit the  Ruffian you all are!  You would never catch  an EDT Officer , of  any rank,  do what he  did..show affection for  Underlings?.. and  Miscreants

 ..and  yet?..  we are still alive.. and  most of  your  folks are Floating around the Black..
Melia Kristensen
 player, 1207 posts
 Combat Corpsman
 Petty Officer 1st Class
Tue 12 Mar 2019
at 14:02
Re: RECDEC 7
Melia applauded with the rest, she was happy for the boy Jax though apprehensive of the youngsters participation. Before Orria, she hadn't really cared as long as children stayed away from her. Now she worried that these kids were giving up possible futures by signing on. She sighed, death had been a stranger to her for quite some time. There was no real reason for her survival for this long but it came at a price she wished none of them had to pay.  She continued to watch Constance, hoping for a reason any reason to physically lash out at the woman, though from the mood at the table it seemed and acting out would trigger a race for retribution among all those present.

OORIA
Was enjoying playing video games with Roll, and Shade. In addition to playing translator to the best of her ability. When the stem kids joined Jax and Sneak with the Admiral for the award she couldn't hide the hint of jealousy at the closeness of the group. She had Melia, her mom, Dr. Christie, all the Techs, and even Mila, the Lonnox, and most of all Shade, but in her mind the stem kids relationship was different, and enviable. She clapped excitedly with everyone else shouting YAY when everyone else cheered.