USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge.   Posted by Storyteller.Group: 0
Chamille 'Shimmer' O'Connor
 player, 59 posts
 Chief Science Officer
 Fascinating!
Mon 27 Jun 2016
at 22:52
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
She smirked slightly, glad he had gotten the joke, and sipped her tea slowly, savouring the flavour. She glanced up at the question, then looked back out at the stars. "Do you think it's strange that so many volunteered for such a dangerous assignment?" she asked calmly, stretching out her legs and crossing her ankles comfortably. "We all have different reasons for going. But I think it's safe to say a vast majority of us have something we are running from rather than something we are running towards. What do you think?" she asked, turning to look at him curiously.
Mavrik
 player, 57 posts
 Male Orion Counsellor
 How can I make you feel?
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 00:12
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Mavrik also gazed out at the stars, looking for Rigel again as he contemplated his response. 'It's not strange – in a big enough population as the Federation, there's bound to be some, for all kinds of reasons.' he mused, his deep voice taking on a sad tone. 'But I think we all have a reason for... throwing ourselves out of the world.'
Suran Lhai
 player, 19 posts
 Vulcan CMO Baseside
 Lt. Commander
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 07:03
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
In reply to Taeko Takamuko (msg # 24):

Suran follows and stands at the doorway, awaiting permission to enter.  "These are your companions?" he asks.  He knelt to examine one.  "I see what you mean by them being at home on Vulcan.  These feet are quite good for walking on hot sand."
Taeko Takamuko
 player, 97 posts
 Lt Commander Takamuko
Tue 28 Jun 2016
at 07:14
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Suran Lhai:
In reply to Taeko Takamuko (msg # 24):

Suran follows and stands at the doorway, awaiting permission to enter.  "These are your companions?" he asks.  He knelt to examine one.  "I see what you mean by them being at home on Vulcan.  These feet are quite good for walking on hot sand."


Taeko bows formally
"Suran please enter and be welcome to what passes for my home these days"
 This is "Walks Far, and this is Seeker.
"Both are aptly named, may I offer you some Saki from home"

Suran Lhai
 player, 20 posts
 Vulcan CMO Baseside
 Lt. Commander
Thu 30 Jun 2016
at 21:27
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
"Please."  Suran stood after stroking one of the two that meandered close to him.  He enters and examines the apartment.  "You seem comfortable here."
Taeko Takamuko
 player, 98 posts
 Lt Commander Takamuko
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 15:58
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Suran Lhai:
"Please."  Suran stood after stroking one of the two that meandered close to him.  He enters and examines the apartment.  "You seem comfortable here."

Taeko gets up and pours two small glasses
"Cup the glass in your hand and allow the glass to warm the spirit it has the effect of mellowing the spirit."
He watches his two cats as they quietly investigate the stranger in their home.
Hearing Suran's question. Taeko considers it

"Comfort and duty are rarely if ever good companions, A small space of ones own is to me treasured
"
Suran Lhai
 player, 21 posts
 Vulcan CMO Baseside
 Lt. Commander
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 16:42
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Suran holds the cup as instructed and watches the cats.  "I suppose that is true.  But if they are all one has, do you consider them to be enough?"  He looks up at Takamuko. "Not looking for a debate or to challenge your idea.  I just want your opinion as one who has seen war more than I have."
Chamille 'Shimmer' O'Connor
 player, 60 posts
 Chief Science Officer
 Fascinating!
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 18:14
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
"There are too many variables in a single life to know why. I came here because I felt I served little purpose elsewhere." She sipped her tea slowly and carefully as she watched the stars. "As you have probably guessed, I experienced some severely traumatizing events when I was younger. As a result, I did not graduate academy until several years past when I should have. I almost dropped out entirely. It's why I'm only a Lieutenant at my age. As a result, I feel... out of place among my peers. Judged. Easily dismissed. Out here, though... people get to know you for your skills. Your abilities. And eventually, my rank won't mean anything among the people who matter."

She finished her tea and set the cup and sauser down on the table, now looking at him. "Is the councelor allowed to disclose his own personal life?" she asked quizzically, smiling interestedly.
Taeko Takamuko
 player, 99 posts
 Lt Commander Takamuko
Fri 1 Jul 2016
at 19:03
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Suran Lhai:
Suran holds the cup as instructed and watches the cats.  "I suppose that is true.  But if they are all one has, do you consider them to be enough?"  He looks up at Takamuko. "Not looking for a debate or to challenge your idea.  I just want your opinion as one who has seen war more than I have."

 Taeko warms his cup and considers the question carefully.
Then answers in a calm measured tone
"I am the sword and shield of our people. I serve so that others may live in peace"
"It does not matter if  some thing is enough it is irrelevant, what I have and what I have become is enough. Giri rules in such situation".

As Taeko speaks two cats make their minds up and join Suran on the seat curling up into small balls of fur

This message was last edited by the player at 06:12, Sat 02 July 2016.

Mavrik
 player, 59 posts
 Male Orion Counsellor
 How can I make you feel?
Sat 2 Jul 2016
at 03:00
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Mavrik remained quiet and watchful as Shimmer spoke of her past, not wishing to interrupt. Letting a person talk, to let the experience out, helped them come to terms with it. Her words did confirm some of his observations, and aspects of her experience sounded familiar to his own. She had a good reasoning, and it was one similar to his own.

'There's no rule against it.' Mavrik answered, feeling a familiar nervousness at doing just that. It was his own fault for bringing it up. He looked out at the stars until he found peace again. 'It's not exactly the Orion thing though.' he murmured. More plainly, he answered 'I think a counsellor's advice tends to be more accepted if it comes from genuine experience, not a textbook or case-study.'
Suran Lhai
 player, 23 posts
 Vulcan CMO Baseside
 Lt. Commander
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 00:20
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
In reply to Taeko Takamuko (msg # 33):

"Words to live by," Suran agreed.  He reaches over to stroke one of the pair of cats.  "I'd ask if you felt ready for all of this, but I feel it doesn't matter if we are or not."
Taeko Takamuko
 player, 100 posts
 Lt Commander Takamuko
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 05:01
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Suran Lhai:
In reply to Taeko Takamuko (msg # 33):

"Words to live by," Suran agreed.  He reaches over to stroke one of the pair of cats.  "I'd ask if you felt ready for all of this, but I feel it doesn't matter if we are or not."

The cat leans into the caress a gentle purr rumbling from it as it does, clearly showing its appreciation of the attention.
Taeko smiles "no it does not, once we all volunteered we were committed to a course of action."
"Our fates now lie in the hands of they who watch from above, who ever and what ever the person believes in privately"


Taeko indicates Suran's drink "what do you thing of Sake?"
Kenix Jors
 player, 17 posts
Mon 4 Jul 2016
at 10:20
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Kenix made his way into the lounge, stretching a little. It had been a long flight in and he'd been busy ever since getting temporary arrangements for his men set up. And of course finally meeting with Jericho. He was still relieved how well that had went. Filled him with a lot of hope for how things would work out beteen the SFMC and Starfleet personnel. As he walked in his eyes settled on the Orion counselor. That was someone he might end up spending a lot of time talking with.

"Hello everyone. I hope I'm not interrupting anything," he said as he walked over to introduce himself. "Kenix Jors. Pleasure to meet you."

He extended his hand to the closest person in the conversation. They were all off-duty so he didn't see the immediate need for formalities. Besides, he had no doubt they all knew who he was. He'd assumed all of the officers had access to the abridged personnel files of the SFMC and knew who he was, his rank. He'd gotten the same for Starfleet personnel after all.
Suran Lhai
 player, 24 posts
 Vulcan CMO Baseside
 Lt. Commander
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 13:32
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
In reply to Taeko Takamuko (msg # 36):

Taking that as an indication that it had been warmed enough, Suran took a small drink from his glass.  "Interesting.  What is in here besides the rice?"  He nods approvingly.  "It is good."
Taeko Takamuko
 player, 101 posts
 Lt Commander Takamuko
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 19:23
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
In reply to Suran Lhai (msg # 38):
Taeko lifts his small porcelain cup toasting ancestors and makers and drinks then replies
"Just rice, It is not made by distilling"
 But by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran.
The brewing process for sake differs from the process for beer in that, for beer, the conversion from starch to sugar and from sugar to alcohol occurs in two discrete steps. Like other rice wines, when sake is brewed, these conversions occur simultaneously.

He offer a second drink knowing that once the bottle he bought with him are gone that is it
Suran Lhai
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 Vulcan CMO Baseside
 Lt. Commander
Wed 6 Jul 2016
at 23:48
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Suran waves his hand at the offer of another. "No thank you, sir.  This one is enough."  He sips a little more before removing his notebook to jot down the conversion facts.  "How long does the process take?
Chamille 'Shimmer' O'Connor
 player, 62 posts
 Chief Science Officer
 Fascinating!
Thu 7 Jul 2016
at 03:05
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
"Well, if you do not wish to speak of it, that's your right, of course," she said, smiling slightly as she looked back to him. She gently brushed a lock of her silver hair behind her ear. "Perhaps when we know each other better. We will likely have a lot of time for that. I hope we have time to get to know each other quite well."

Whatever she meant by that, personal or professional, was interrupted. She looked up as the Marine suddenly made his presence known and introduced himself to the counselor. She smiled softly. "No, not at all. We were just getting better acquainted, as I believe everyone is." She reached up and took Kenix's offered hand. "Chamille O'Connor. Pleasure to meet you as well."
Mavrik
 player, 62 posts
 Male Orion Counsellor
 How can I make you feel?
Thu 7 Jul 2016
at 04:00
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
'No, it's not that—' Mavrik began to try to explain his reticence, borne more of shyness than reluctance, breaking off in puzzlement at Shimmer's words and as Kenix interjected. He hardly felt saved by the interruption though.

He extended a strong green hand for shaking, his sleeve slipping down his arms to show the edges of tattoos. 'Mavrik. Pleasure to meet you.' he mimicked the others' greetings, since they were all doing it. He didn't know Kenix Jors prior to this meeting though; he'd hardly read any personnel files, owing to his policy of keeping all members of the crew as clean slates until he had need to know.
Walter Peterson
 player, 36 posts
 Human Lieutenant
 Head Conn USS Hyperion
Thu 7 Jul 2016
at 05:11
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Walter slipped into the lounge while the rest of them were meeting eachother.  He enjoyed often watching from afar, but as he was off-shift at the moment, he had a tall glass of iced tea and a small toolkit.  With it, he seemed to be working on a model of a starship, an old Daedalus class it seemed.   He was dressed very loosely, an old Starfleet Academy t-shirt and uniform pants.
Kenix Jors
 player, 18 posts
Thu 7 Jul 2016
at 07:28
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
"Thank you," he said cheerily as he shook both their hands. "Not everyone in Starfleet greets us SFMC so openly."

He explained. From their expressions, he had interrupted something when he came over. It didn't look like it was a romantic conversation as near as he could tell. It had possibly been a personal one, though. He made a note to tread lightly to try and not upset them.

"I knew who you both were. Luckily for me you were already talking together. You're the two people I was most eager to meet. Mavrik, have you ever had a patient who always talks about how it feels like their parents' voices were in their head? Well, my father's voice is literally in my head so I imagine we might be seeing each other a lot," he chuckled at himself before turning to Chamille. "Also why I wanted to meet you. My father was Delyk Jors, formerly chief science officer of the USS Ulysses. He followed your studies in xenobiology. He was a quantum mechanics guy himself scientifically speaking, but he was fascinated by your scientific disciplines as well."
Mavrik
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 Male Orion Counsellor
 How can I make you feel?
Thu 7 Jul 2016
at 09:57
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Mavrik's smile quirked at the idea of a friendly greeting to the SFMC, but he said nothing. An Orion from Ing had other reasons to be antagonistic towards the Marines, but Mavrik didn't have to inflict that on an individual who wasn't part of the war.

He was surprised at Kenix's words, guessing that meant he was bonded with the same symbiont as his father. He thought the Symbiosis Commission would've prevented that because of the obvious psychological stress. And prevented one of the precious symbionts disappearing into deep space. 'I know the feeling.' he chuckled dryly, despite his concern. 'Well, feel free to come in and, ah, tell me about your father.'
Chamille 'Shimmer' O'Connor
 player, 65 posts
 Chief Science Officer
 Fascinating!
Fri 8 Jul 2016
at 02:08
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
"We are all on the same team, at the end of the day. We all have the same goals in mind, really. What's to be salty over?" She smiled warmly at the marine, and gestured to the free chair at the end of the table. "Please, sit down," she offered politely.

His confession that his father had followed her studies in xenobiology was frankly quite shocking. She had the impression that literally no one alive or dead followed her publications, just another few drops in the endless tides of scientific data that spilled in from every corner of the stars. "I," she said, breathlessly. "Well... thank, very much. That actually means quite a bit to me."
Mavrik
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 Male Orion Counsellor
 How can I make you feel?
Fri 8 Jul 2016
at 02:26
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
'I have to confess,' admitted Mavrik, putting down his mug; an Orion confessing something was a rare thing, 'I also knew of you. My mentor, Commander Dala Simri, said you were a great friend and excellent science officer... She said you were as clever as she is.' He grinned at her joke.

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Tiyeri
 player, 5 posts
 Caitian
 Marine, 2nd Lieutenant
Sat 9 Jul 2016
at 01:58
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Tiyeri stepped into the lounge and glanced around for a moment, observing what was going on briefly before walking of to the replicator to get herself something to drink. She settled for some mint tea and decided to find herself a place to sit so she could observe the people present for a while. And to get some much needed rest, which was a bit rare for her lately. She inclined her head in greeting to Kenix as she sat down.
Meg
 player, 71 posts
 Operations Management
 Lieutenant
Wed 13 Jul 2016
at 01:15
Re: USS Hyperion -- Off-Duty Lounge
Meg entered the lounge and looked around at those gathered. It was one of those cycles where most of the relief staff was seeing to normal operations and the bulk of the primary personnel were off-duty. She was late to the party as she often filled in when any of the relief crew were late or ill or needed help with something. One of the drawbacks of being a robot, she suspected.

At any rate, she was happy to see that so many were relaxing and conversing. Though breaking into conversational groups wasn't something she suspected she was good at doing. First things first - she wandered over toward the replicator and ordered herself a cocktail. Though this was more lubricants and placebos to make it look like she was joining in than anything actually alcoholic. She spoke to the replicator. "Meg nutrient combination sixty-nine."

Once the glass had materialized, she looked around to see if anyone made eye-contact with her. Someone had once told her that was a good way to start.