Updated: Mar 18
Kiera stands on the transport pad aboard K-7 with her holdall slung over her right shoulder as she makes her self-ready to be transported over to the Valley Forge for her latest assignment.
As she is waiting for the transporter to energise Kassandra begins to make her presence known as she attempts to take control as pain shoots through her nerves, with a thumping behind her eyes as her vision goes dark for a moment as Kassandra takes control just as the transporter energises and Kiera materialises aboard the Valley Forge and to the welcoming party of Mia....
Keliaya@anncarise | CPO Katie Oliver works on the transporter console, beaming the newcomer on board... Keliaya@anncarise | CPO Oliver: "Energizing." Kiera@falconecoose as she materlialises on the transporter, she looks around at the transporter room. A slight look of wonder in her eye as she takes in the transporter, as she seems to talk under in breath > Mia@crystyll nervously fidgets a little as she watches the sparkles, preparing her best welcoming smile Keliaya@anncarise | Oliver looks to Mia, "Over to you now, yeoman." Kiera@falconecoose > before she steps off the padd, with her holdall over her shoulder. Kiera@falconecoose: "Lieutenant Commander Kiera Laski, requesting permission to come aboard." Mia@crystyll walks out from the station, "Welcome aboard the Valley Forge, Ms. Laski!" she beams Mia@crystyll: "We are Mia, executive assistant to Capitaine Keelah; who sends her apologies for not being able to greet you in person" Kiera@falconecoose still looking around the transporter room, the look of wonder not having left her eye yet before she turns to look at Mia with a slightly confused expression as she looks at her "Thank you for > Kiera@falconecoose: > the welcome nonetheless." Mia@crystyll: "We believe you arrive at a critical time for the ship! As you may or may not be aware, the ship is currently housing many refugees from DS13..." Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "Aye one of the many reports I had to read to bring myself up to date with what has changed...and pardon me for saying, but your uniform is diffrent from what I am used to?" Keliaya@anncarise | CPO Oliver: "That's not an actual duty uniform, well...I mean it was, about 200 years ago." Keliaya@anncarise | CPO Oliver: "I'll let Mia explain!" Mia@crystyll giggles, "We were a serving officer during the 23rd Century. But we exist here and now as an isomorphic lifeform" Kiera@falconecoose laughs slightly, as she seems to wince for a moment as she pulls her collar slightly "Oh yeah...of course how could I not recognise it from the historical records...you were an officer during the > Mia@crystyll: "We are the combination of an Arshai AI" she gestures to Miadrone, "and a Starfleet holomatrix" again to herself Kiera@falconecoose: > 23rd cent as well? That is amazing how far technology has come." Mia@crystyll beams proudly, "We are a uniquely evolved lifeform!" Mia@crystyll: "But we digress... our purpose is to welcome you on board the ship and aid your orientation" Kiera@falconecoose winces again slightly as she shakes her head for a moment "If you don't mind I would like to speak to you about the 23rd cent at some point, it is a period of let's say I have a vested interest in> Kiera@falconecoose: > and if you are ready, I am ready to begin the tour." Mia@crystyll: "Ooh, c'est magnifique! We occasionally enjoy the subject with cadet classes on board, but as you may imagine there are not many of those at the moment!" Mia@crystyll: "Do you have any preference for where to commence?" Kiera@falconecoose raises her eyebrow slightly as she mumbles under her breath "Cadet classes on ships, times really have changed. Aye they have, and you really need to try and catch up. That I do." before she looks> Kiera@falconecoose > back at Mia "Not really, don't know much about the layout of this class of starship." Mia@crystyll: "Oh, well we have studied intently since stepping off the holodeck! We always had a fascination with starships!" she beams Mia@crystyll: "But as for your tour... we always favour refreshment as a first welcome, come!" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "I like my starships but a lot of my knowledge is just the older classes." Kiera@falconecoose: "Lead the way." Mia@crystyll waves Keira to follow as she leads to the mess hall Keliaya@anncarise | CPO Oliver stays in the transporter room to continue her duties. Mia@crystyll waves a cheery farewell to Katie as they leave and enter an unusually busy corridor for a ship this size Mia@crystyll greets a number of refugees in passing as she is clearly familiar with more than not Mia@crystyll: "We can only apologize for the confused and heightenend level of activity on board at hte moment" Mia@crystyll: "The ship is normally much more serene, we promise!" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "I know how a ship can be in war time, so it is not a problem." Mia@crystyll: "Have you come from a similar posting?" Kiera@falconecoose winces slightly before she shakes her head slightly "I was a tactical officer aboard an Akira before this..." Mia@crystyll: "Ooh, a powerful ship! We think our systems will still give you plenty to-... ooh!" Mia@crystyll spots Zee as they work down the overcrowded corrider and waves Kiera@falconecoose raises her eyebrow slightly "Ohh?" Mia@crystyll waves. Mia@crystyll: "Ms Zee!" Mia@crystyll: "Ms Zee is our XO, come!" she almost skips along excitedly Zhyl'ia@thecastellan is a bit too busy talking to refugees to see the wave. She seems to be spouting medical jargon to them Mia@crystyll: "Hello Ms. Zee! We have a visitor!" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan looks up "Hm? Oh! Hello Mia, and new person" she smiles Zhyl'ia@thecastellan waves away the refugees for a moment and puts her PADD under her arm Kiera@falconecoose: "Lieutenant Commander Kiera Laski, just got posted to the ship." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "Ah yes, I remember the name. It's nice to meet you" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "It is good to meet you as well." as she glances about at the range of species aboard the ship as her eyes fill with wonder as she sees some of them Mia@crystyll catches up with some of the refugees as the two converse Zhyl'ia@thecastellan raises an eyebrow "Hm, you're a curious one.. But what do you think so far?" Kiera@falconecoose winces slightly "I am? How so? And I think she is a nice ship...still miss my old ship though, will just take me time to get settled again." Kiera@falconecoose winces slightly "I am? How so? And I think she is a nice ship...still miss my old ship though, will just take me time to get settled again." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan chuckles "You'll both get used to it given time" Mia@crystyll looks back curiously, "Both?" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan nods Kiera@falconecoose shifts her holdall on her shoulder slightly as she remains silent on the matter Mia@crystyll: "But Ms Zee, you are aware that we have been on board for considerable time now. It is only Ms Keira who is new to the ship!" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan smiles "I know, Just call it a.. feeling" Sam@drcrippler strides out importantly. "Well, what's going on here?" Mia@crystyll looks between the two with a quirked expression, "Anyway... we were just taking Ms Keira for some refreshment before continuing the orientation. Woul-... Oh, Capitaine Bishop, hello!" Sam@drcrippler sips his drink Kiera@falconecoose glances over at him as he speaks "Captain." Sam@drcrippler: "Mia," he smiles. "Zee... you are looking...very...white..." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "I wouldn't know" Mia@crystyll: "Capitaine, we were just welcoming our newest officer on board" Sam@drcrippler: "Oh?" he looks Kiera up and down. "Name and rank?" Kiera@falconecoose Lieutenant Commander Kass.." she coughs slightly cutting her self off "Kiera Laski. Mia@crystyll looks Kiera over curiously at the correction Sam@drcrippler raises his eyebrows and extends a hand. "Pleasure to meet you, Commander," Kiera@falconecoose takes the offered hand "Likewise Captain." Sam@drcrippler: "Where have you transferred from?" Kiera@falconecoose: "My last posting was on an Akira out in the delta quadrant." Sam@drcrippler: "Oh? I served in the Delta Quadrant for parts of the Iconian War. I fought on Kobali Prime," Kiera@falconecoose: "I spent most of my time aboard my command, helping to with flight and mission control." Sam@drcrippler: "Operations?" Kiera@falconecoose: "Tactical." Kiera@falconecoose: "I was the tactical assistant on the control team." Sam@drcrippler smiles. "Tactical is where it is at," he turns to Zee. "I didn't know you had medical experience," Zhyl'ia@thecastellan pulls out her PADD again "Mhmm" Sam@drcrippler: "We need all the doctors we can," he nods. "You haven't picked the best time to join the Fleet, Commander," Sam@drcrippler says that to Kiera... Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "I am no stranger to war or service during war time. Had far too much experience with both. And I have my fair share of medical experience as well." Mia@crystyll: "Then it is perhaps a most fortunate time for you to be joining our little family!" Sam@drcrippler: "Fortunate is one word for it..." he smiles to Mia, half glad that someone can still see the good side of things Kiera@falconecoose winces slightly before she lightly shakes her head "Yeah I suppose that is one way to look at it." Mia@crystyll: "Well, how about we continue our tour?" Sam@drcrippler: "Oh, you were on a tour? Please, do not let me interrupt!" Kiera@falconecoose: "Sounds like a plan to me!" Mia@crystyll beams, "Alright then! Capitaine, Commander. You know you are both always welcome to join us if you wish to continue familiarization" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan: "I should be getting to the bridge I'm afraid" Mia@crystyll: "Of course, well we are sure there is plenty of opportunity to come!" Sam@drcrippler: "I will tag along for a bit," he says Zhyl'ia@thecastellan nods "It was good to meet you Commander" Kiera@falconecoose: "Likewise commander." Zhyl'ia@thecastellan smiles "And see you soon too Mia" Mia@crystyll: "We look forward to it Ms Zee! Come along then, we shall continue through the secondary hull before heading up to the saucer section" Zhyl'ia@thecastellan nods and heads towards the bridge, bonking her head on the Miadrone as she passes. But totally tries to cooly play it off Mia@crystyll continues in tour guide mode as they traverse the ship Mia@crystyll: "...so you see, this refit of th Valley Forge is heavily overhauled from her original combat command capacity to a broader deep space exploration purpose" Kiera@falconecoose looks around with a look of wonder in her eyes as she takes in the ship Sam@drcrippler patiently follows the tour, having heard this several times before, from both Keelah and T'Pia Mia@crystyll: "Many areas in this section now house state of the art research facilities, while the old shuttlebay is rehoused into the distinctive twin hangars flanking the secondary hull" Sam@drcrippler: rolls 66 (1-100) Sam@drcrippler he disguises his boredom fairly well, though he does yawn once Mia@crystyll pauses as they near the next section Mia@crystyll: "Ok, we will head to main engineering but we must forewarn you that this area has been adopted by the refugee population" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "Thanks for the heads up." Mia@crystyll nods and progress more serenely Sam@drcrippler follows Mia@crystyll FX | As they turn into the famed 'deck 7 corridor', the tour is greeted by the sight of walls adorned floor to ceiling with written memorials and images. A handful of refugees and officers stand + Mia@crystyll: silently praying, some more emotional than others. This entire section is eerily empty compared with the rest of the overcrowded ship Sam@drcrippler slowly detaches himself from the group and walks over to one part of the wall in particular Mia@crystyll pauses by a young female NCO who appears visibly distraught. Holding an arm around her shoulder and speaking softly with some unheard words of comfort Kiera@falconecoose takes a moment as she looks around as pulls, what looks like a combadge out of her pocket, as she stares down it. As a small tear comes to the corner of her eye. Sam@drcrippler: A woman spots Sam and works her way over to him. NPC: "Captain Bishop. I... wanted to know if you had any more news of my son," Sam@drcrippler turns to look at her. "Ms Jackson..." he looks her in the eyes. "I'm sorry to say that Ensign Jackson has been confirmed as killed in action. He died when he stayed behind to help a group of cadets+ Mia@crystyll gives a supporting smile to the NCO as she departs, focusing then on Keira who she quietly joins Sam@drcrippler: off the station. I am sorry for your loss..." Mia@crystyll: "If you require a moment Commander...?" she offers, softly spoken still Sam@drcrippler | The woman's eyes tear up. "Killed? I... I..." Sam@drcrippler: "Ensign Thomas Jackson died a hero ma'am. His actions saved the lives of many others. He was a credit to Starfleet," Kiera@falconecoose | As Mia came close she would be able to catch a glimpse of the combadge in her hand and it look distinctly like a an early 23rd Cent combadge Kiera@falconecoose as she wipes the tear from her eye before she pockets the combadge "Just give me a moment, ta." Sam@drcrippler | "Thank you for bringing me news of my son Captain..." she says, before stepping back to the wall she was looking at. A teenage girl wraps her in a hug and the two can be heard sobbing quietly Mia@crystyll naturally noticed the badge but does not probe, simply resting a hand on her shoulder, "Take all the time you need Ms Keira, and we are always at your disposal should you find yourself in need of + Mia@crystyll: talking. We are very familiar with the sensation of being a stranger here. We are always available to help" with that she heads off to engineering Keliaya@anncarise spots Mia a few moments after she enters and calls to her from above, "Hey Mia!" Sam@drcrippler turns and heads to Engineering in his own time, pausing to give words of encouragement, and the other good things people do Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "Thank you...it will just take me a while, never really thought I would have a chance to mourn." Mia@crystyll looks up with a bright smile, "Hello Ms Kelly!" Mia@crystyll: "We brought you a visitor!" Keliaya@anncarise sees Sam enter and nods to him as well, "Captain Bishop is getting /another/ tour of the ship?" Mia@crystyll giggles, "Non! We have a new tactical officer!" she gestures to Keira Keliaya@anncarise: "Oh! I'll be down in a sec!" Kiera@falconecoose waves up slightly as she looks at the warp core in awe "My word..." Sam@drcrippler: "Well you know how it is, my daughter cannot stop showing me new things she finds on the ship..." he chuckles to Kelly Mia@crystyll: "This is our primary warp core. The saucer has it's own smaller - independent - core as well" Keliaya@anncarise turns around and taps something on a console before proceeding to the ladder down. Kiera@falconecoose shakes her head slightly "That is insane...two warp cores for a single ship." Keliaya@anncarise climbs down to the ground level surprisingly quickly. Mia@crystyll giggles, "Some newer vessels have even more!" Mia@crystyll turns a little at Kelly's approach, "May we present our Chief Engineer!" she smiles Kiera@falconecoose shakes her head slightly Keliaya@anncarise walks over to Mia and the visiting group. Keliaya@anncarise smiles at Kiera, "I'm Lieutenant Commander Keliaya, Chief Engineer as Mia introduced!" Keliaya@anncarise: "Most people just call me Kelly for ease." Kiera@falconecoose: "Lieutenant Commander Kiera Laski. A pleasure." Keliaya@anncarise: "Likewise. Are you taking over as head of the department for Vrolmacht?" Kiera@falconecoose shakes her head slightly "Nah, not yet anway." Keliaya@anncarise: "Ahh. Just thought that might've been the case, given the rank." Keliaya@anncarise: "Well, I'm sure you'll get along well with Vrolmacht. He's a great tactical officer and the nicest Klingon this side of Qo'noS." Mia@crystyll: "You just have to remember that the growls are actually very affectionate, showing he cares!" she chirps. Innocently. Sam@drcrippler raises his eyebrow and shakes his head Kiera@falconecoose clasps her side as she her body is racked by a sudden shudder of pain for a moment as she speaks through gritted teeth "A Klingon you say...there is Klingons in starfleet now...just great..." > Kiera@falconecoose > lets a small gasps as she shakes her head "Really sorry about that...it's all fine." Mia@crystyll frowns with concern, hurrying to her side, "Ms Keira, are you alright?" Keliaya@anncarise looks at Kiera concerned as well, "Everything okay?" Sam@drcrippler looks at her. "Indeed there are..." he furrows his brow Sam@drcrippler is not concerned by her apparent pain Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly a grimace on her face, as her she tries to reach into her pocket to pull out the combadge in it before a spasm of pain causes her to drop it as it lands face down on the deck "Yeah> Kiera@falconecoose: > I'll be fine...just give me a moment." Mia@crystyll retrieves the combadge, studying it in her hand a moment as she stands before taking Keira's hand and placing the badge in it, wrapping her fingers around it and holding them tight Keliaya@anncarise looks to Mia, confused. Mia@crystyll: "It is alright Ms Keira. Take your time" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly to Mia in thanks as she opens her hand slightly to look at it as the light catches it, reflecting off it's golden surface. Sam@drcrippler: "I assume you have never had the pleasure to serve with a Klingon before?" Kiera@falconecoose shakes her head slowly, as the muscles in her face slowly relax, "No I have never served with a Klingon." Keliaya@anncarise: "There's not many in Starfleet, they mostly still live under the Empire and usually enlist in the Klingon Defence Force, but there are a few who have joined Starfleet." Sam@drcrippler: "It is an experience," he says Kiera@falconecoose grimances at the mention of the KDF "Have had a few run ins with both of them, none of them have been good..." Mia@crystyll: "And have done so for some time now. Which makes your reaction... unanticipated..." she looks at the combadge in Keira's hand, "Ms Keira, that insignia..." Mia@crystyll: "Was that... /your/ badge?" Kiera@falconecoose glances down at the combadge quickly before looking at Mia "It's complicated...yes and no." Keliaya@anncarise looks to Mia again, unsure on the significance of the badge. Mia@crystyll offers a reassuring smile and a hand on her shoulder again, "It is ok, this is not an interview!" she chirps, "As long as you are well, that is our only concern" Sam@drcrippler looks at the new officer, studying her Sam@drcrippler evidently, this is an interview to him Kiera@falconecoose winches slightly as her hand tightens on the badge before she looks up again "Lieutenant Commander Kassandra Laski, a pleasure to meet you proper now." Mia@crystyll blinks, "...Kassandra? Not Keira?" Kiera@falconecoose glances at Mia "Both actually...as I said it's complicated." Keliaya@anncarise looks equally confused. Mia@crystyll smiles, "We can sympathise. Though artificial in nature, we are a union of two unique intelligences. We... suspect that the circumstances may bare similarity" Sam@drcrippler is unfazed, continuing to assess the individual. Space does that to you. As does command... Kiera@falconecoose: "In brief, I was the cheif science officer and acting first officer aboard the USS Caledonian during the Klingon war when we got ambushed and I ended up in command of what was left of my ship and > Kiera@falconecoose: > crew, and I gave the order to try and use a nearby anomally to escape as we jumped to warp but instead we ended up somewhere else with massive damage with me being one of 7 survivors and the last > Kiera@falconecoose: > in the end...then the aliens came and did something and then I woke up on the deck of the USS Kassandra in this body. Yeah thank you for that by the way, you know how odd that felt for me! Yeah, > Kiera@falconecoose > at least you hadn't came back from the dead." trails off as she releases she was talking to her self as she ends up looking at her feet Sam@drcrippler: "Which Klingon War?" he asks simply Keliaya@anncarise nods to Sam, thinking the same question. Sam@drcrippler is fixated on that point, disregarding the rest Kiera@falconecoose glances over at Sam "What do you mean what Klingon war?" Sam@drcrippler: "What year?" Mia@crystyll: "There have been multiple conflicts prior to the current Alliance" Kiera@falconecoose rubs her forehead slightly "I hated the theory of time travel and now here I am...we entered the anomally in 2257." Sam@drcrippler: "That explains it," he says simply, stroking his beard Keliaya@anncarise: "That's...a long time ago." Mia@crystyll 's face brightens excitedly, "Oooh, that was our time of service! Did you know the Derybshire? We spent most of our early career on that ship!" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "Almost a year to the day of the binary stars...I think it rings a bell, but can't mind of the top of my head. Everything is still a bit jumbled." Mia@crystyll: "Of course. So... you are consciously both Keira and Kassandra?" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "I am, but we are still two distinct personalities." Mia@crystyll: "Just as we are. It is a sympathetic position as we have only known AI's to successfully integrate in this manner previously" Keliaya@anncarise: "Surprisingly like Mia indeed!" Keliaya@anncarise: "I think you two have quite a lot in common," she smiles. Mia@crystyll: "Save for some symbiotic species like Trill of course, but even they do not share the same level of consciousness!" Mia@crystyll bounces excitedly, "We thought so too Ms Kelly. This is a most unexpected turn of events!" Mia@crystyll suddenly stops and thinks, glancing back to the drone briefly, "You know that does sound... logical, little one. Maybe!" Sam@drcrippler: "Indeed it is... you will have to get aquanited with the current timeline. A lot has changed," Mia@crystyll: "Oh but do not worry on that Ms Keira... and Ms Kassandra! We can provide reacclimatization training on the holodeck!" Kiera@falconecoose raises her eyebrow at Mia and her drone before she looks at Sam "I know, as Kiera keeps telling me." she winces slightly "I do...but with such a shift for her it will be hard." Kiera@falconecoose nods to Mia "That would be nice, thank you." Mia@crystyll beams, "Oh and don't mind us" she gestures between herself and the drone, "We were just postulating that Capitaine Keelah feigned her preoccupation to justify asking us to greet you in her stead" Sam@drcrippler: "That certainly sounds like Keelah," he smiles lightly Keliaya@anncarise chuckles. Mia@crystyll: "Under the premise that she is aware of your circumstances and also thought that our similar circumstances may aid your acclimatization!" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "That would make sense if she had read the report about me." Sam@drcrippler: "It will be a long and difficult road Commander, but as you know, Starfleet is not an easy profession," Keliaya@anncarise: "You're definitely a good choice for this assignment Mia!" Mia@crystyll: "Oh there is no doubt she would have! We have not known Capitaine Keelah to bring any new crewmember on board without first identifying them as suitable asset to enhance our team!" Kiera@falconecoose nods slightly "I know Captain, I have already given my life for it once." Mia@crystyll smiles proudly to Kelly Mia@crystyll: "Well, there will be plenty of time for such details! How about we show you to your temporary quarters before we head to the bridge to report to the Capitaine?" Sam@drcrippler: "You have a luxary few can afford," Mia@crystyll: "And yes, sadly they are all shared at present while we are over capacity. But you will soon have your own room!" Kiera@falconecoose nods to Mia "That would be nice, thank you." Will at least let me get my bag stowed away." Mia@crystyll: "Then we shall leave Ms Kelly to tend to her warp core!" she grins Keliaya@anncarise nods and looks to Kiera, "If you need anything from me, don't be afraid to ask." Keliaya@anncarise: "I won't pretend I've lived through anything like Kassandra has, but I've had some bad experiences with Klingons in the past as well." Sam@drcrippler: "I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't," he smiles slightly Keliaya@anncarise: "Well, there is a newer generation of officers coming in that's not served in the latest Klingon war." Keliaya@anncarise: "But quite a lot of the fleet does still bear scars from that, unfortunately." Kiera@falconecoose smiles slightly "Thank you, I might take you up on that offer at somepoint...I had hoped I served in the first and only war we would have with the Klingons but apparently not." Keliaya@anncarise: "I hope the latest one will be the last too, but I have to admit, alliances with the Klingons over the years have been very on-and-off." Mia@crystyll: "But the important thing being that they are presently off!" she smiles Mia@crystyll: "And not just with them, wait until you hear who else is in this Alliance..." Mia@crystyll trails off, leading Keira out before a whole Romulan episode can kick off too Sam@drcrippler: "One step at a time..." he holds out his hand Kiera@falconecoose glances over at Mia "Do I want to know..." Sam@drcrippler steps back towards Kelly Mia@crystyll: "Probably not but you will need to in due course. But first things first, let's releive you of your luggage!" Keliaya@anncarise waves to Mia and Kiera as they head off. Sam@drcrippler gives a nod. "Commander, a word? Keliaya@anncarise: "Sure. What is it, Captain?" Sam@drcrippler takes her arm gently and pulls her to the side Keliaya@anncarise: "I...didn't say anything wrong, I hope?" Sam@drcrippler: "No, no," he shakes his head. "As you know, LT Valencia is currently Missing in Action. We have been accessing her records to inform next of kin, and you are written down as an emergency contact," Keliaya@anncarise: "I...was?" Keliaya@anncarise sounds surprised. Sam@drcrippler nods. "Yes, unless there is another Lieutenant Commander Keliaya on the Valley Forge?" Sam@drcrippler somehow says that seriously Keliaya@anncarise: "No, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one." Keliaya@anncarise: "I just wasn't expecting to be listed. I believe she still has living biological family..." Sam@drcrippler: "Then, yes, you were. And yes, she does. I have already contacted her mother," Keliaya@anncarise: "Ahh. I hope we find her soon, whatever her state may be. It'll at least give everyone closure." Sam@drcrippler nods. "This is a difficult time for everyone, and more so when your loved one is missing. We'll carry on looking for her, and remaining hopeful. I will inform you of any developments," Keliaya@anncarise: "She's n...uhh, thank you," she gives a slight smile. Sam@drcrippler tilts his head slightly, as if he was about to ask a question but doesn't. "Take care Commander," he nods before departing Keliaya@anncarise: "You too, Captain."