Jump to content


Getting an "Insecure Connection" warning for Exisle? No worry

Details in this thread

Earth Exodus Fleet...Introduction


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
79 replies to this topic

#21 Mikoto

Mikoto

    Rejected on all levels.

  • Islander
  • 9,304 posts

Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:44 PM

"Well that's just it." Kristen pointed out to Darius. "Your job makes people happy and you probably don't have to go to work each day and know that it could be your last so it has it's virtues." Although she hadn't mentioned it directly that was one of the reasons she found civilian men interesting. She wouldn't have to worry about them never coming back from a job one day. Another was that she spent a lot of time around the military types and was a little too familiar with their ways. She sipped her beer and glanced at Jonas as he'd flown off and perched somewhere else and she'd barely noticed since her attention was on Darius.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adrian tried not to stare too much at Shawntee as she answered his question. "I'm a scientist." He admitted. "I specialise in the fields of alien biology and botany. That does mean studying the forms of alien life we come across but for the most part I'm researching how earth-based plants interact with alien bacteria...." He paused. He'd almost done it again. Rambling on about his job. It was time to change the subject slightly before her eyes started glazing over. Adrian looked over her again and guessed from her muscle definition and her bearing that she was probably military. "So what about you?" He asked. "Military perhaps?" Adrian ventured his guess.

#22 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

Shortly after she landed her Scorpion, Sasha came out of the women's changing room she wearing a black t-shirt and blue regulation cotton trousers over her tank and shorts. A tech had come to collect her flightsuit for examination and repair. Sasha and part of Red Beta had been chosen for on-call duty after their initial patrol shift. Just because there was no danger out there now, didn't mean something couldn't appear at any time. One squadron always had to be on call. She gathered her long hair up into a ponytail to keep it out of her face as she walked the halls of the base.

Hoping she could get up a game of pool with some of the other pilots, Sasha entered the huge rec room. She waved and nodded to military personal her rank and below, and saluted the officers. Serving herself a soda from the machine, Sasha put in an order for a light meal at the counter. Then collapsing into a comfortable chair, she used her comm to send a message to Dakota, letting her brother know she was on call tonight. There was a message from Randy on her comm system, but Sasha didn't want to talk to him right now.

Sasha stretched out her legs and leaned back with a relaxed sigh. She saw Hendrickson eyeing her expectantly from a nearby pool table. Laughing, Sasha waved and called out, "Let me at least relax before I come kick your ass, okay!"

The other pilot laughed, gave her a thumbs up and returned to his current game.

Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 03 October 2011 - 10:06 PM.


#23 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:04 PM

Having fed the animals and taken their little mutt for a quick walk in the park...careful to clean up after him for the soil recycling system...Emma had freshened up and changed into a more evening wear tank top and black, flat shoes along with her white skirt. She activated the lock of their three bedroom unit and headed back toward the high-speed turbo shuttle station. Glancing back, Emma smiled at their home...part of a four unit, two-story building it had small areas for above ground gardening. Next to one of the parks, it was one of many places built around the spacious areas of nature the colony ship had built and culivated. With seventeen miles of ship and several levels, it really was just like one of the cities back on Earth.

Not that Emma remembered much of Earth, being only two when her parents had come aboard with all the others. Now, having been in space for 30 years, this was all that she remembered. Dakota at least remembered some of living on his reservation, while Sasha had been born here in space. Emma waved at a neighbor as she neared the station and was able to catch the incoming shuttle headed for the city center immediately.

#24 EChatty

EChatty

    Lurker Extaordinaire

  • SuperMod
  • 22,741 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:34 AM

Darius smiled when Kristen pointed out that his job made people happy, especially after his latest round with Mrs. Davenport. But he understood what she meant. He designed and made clothes, though he had help with the actual construction, especially if he got flooded with orders, they were all his designs, though he did sell ready-made clothes for people just looking for something nice and ordinary to wear. "Well, I try to keep them happy." He admitted. "It's not always possible."

But her, she kept people safe, she flew the nimble little Scorpion fighters and she looked like she spent quite a lot of time in the gym, judging from her musculature. He'd tried not to stare, but he couldn't help himself, she was simply drop-dead gorgeous and she was still standing there talking to him. He drained his beer and put the empty bottle down. He'd never met anyone quite like her before, never really met any of the pilots unless they wandered into his store looking for something to wear, as Shawntee had done a few times when she wanted something special to party in. He found himself wanting to get to know her outside of this bar so he glanced down at her, knowing she'd arrived with Shawntee. "You want to go for a walk or something? It's suddenly too noisy in here." He asked her, though the music in the place wasn't exactly deafening, he just wanted to get outside.

A scientist...she'd figured him for an egghead...a pretty sexy, slightly shy egghead, actually. Shawntee picked up the margarita that the bartender had placed next to her and sipped it, smiling at the way Adrian kept trying not to stare at her, but that was what the dress was designed for. If she got offended by people staring at her chest or legs then she'd never have commissioned or worn the minidress. She found it cute that he started telling her about his job with the plants and bacteria before abruptly switching to her, she also understood, most other women would probably have started looking for other things to look at, but she was actually interested. However he'd asked her a question, so she answered him. "Yeah, I'm military." She confirmed, then pointed over at Kristen. "Me and Kris over there are Scorpion pilots for Red Beta squadron and just came in from patrol. We usually fly together since most of the other pilots are too scared to try to keep up with us. So, let me guess...judging from what you told me and that you had a bad day, I'd say your plants and your bacteria didn't like each other?"


#25 Raeven

Raeven

    Having a Mads moment

  • Administrator
  • 24,343 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:20 AM

Evie walked out of the rec room kitchen and over to Lieutenant Cooper

"Food first, ass kicking later Lieutenant" she smiled and sat down opposite her friend "how's life in the fast lane Sasha?"

As a young child Evie had dreamt of piloting her own ship, of flying amongst the stars, but as she grew older she realised that it wasn't for her, she didn't have the right temperament...so she helped out where she could, more often than not she could be found in the kitchen, her mother had been a great cook and had passed those skills down to her only daughter.

Edited by Mikoto, 04 October 2011 - 12:47 PM.
Sig patrol


#26 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:57 PM

"Food first, ass kicking later Lieutenant. How's life in the fast lane Sasha?"

Sasha crossed her legs under her in the wide chair as her friend Evie brought over a plate of food...one vegetarian wrap along with apple wedges from the agricultural ship's orchard. "Life is... pretty damn fast," Sasha joked with a grin. Evie knew how fast the Scorpions could fly.

Eying her wrap somewhat suspiciously, Sasha then mock glared at Evie. "You added extra sauce, didn't you?" she asked warningly. "You know that I'll have to run extra laps now, right? You do this to me on purpose," Sasha said, just before taking a huge, appreciative bite of the best ever wrap. Evie's helping out shifts in the kitchen produced amazing results.

"Actually I'm on call right now with part of Red Beta," Sasha explained. "I was hoping to hang out at Stargazer tonight but I pulled duty. We need to get together soon and hang out, I've not seen you since last week...at least outside of the base."

Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 04 October 2011 - 08:34 PM.


#27 Mikoto

Mikoto

    Rejected on all levels.

  • Islander
  • 9,304 posts

Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:27 PM

Kristen swallowed the last of her beer and set the cup down on the bar. Going for a walk with Darius sounded appealing as she did want to get to know him better. "Sure." She agreed with an easy smile at him. "Your company is a lot better than sitting alone at the bar with drinks of alcohol." Usually she didn't drink very much as she prefered her mind and wits as sharp as her body. A quick glance at Shawntee told her that she'd found a man to talk to of her own. A slightly nerdy male at that but he wasn't bad. Kristen turned her attention to Darius and linked her arm with his as they left the Stargazer.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adrian glanced over at the tall, pretty redhead chatting at the bar when Shawntee pointed her out then looked back at her. He smiled when she confirmed that she was military and was impressed when she told him that she was a Scorpion pilot. Piloting one of those nimble, deadly fighters was a difficult job. They protected civilians like him from harm. Adrian liked the thought of Shawntee protecting him. "That's impressive." He said honestly to her. He was caught by surprise when she returned the topic of conversation to today's work. He searched her face and checked her body language and found no signs of deception and instead he saw genuine interest there. This brought him a little more confidence and he took another sip of his practically-forgotten cider and relaxed a bit. "No." He admitted. "They didn't get along well at all. All of the species I blended them with except the potatoes died. I'm hoping they'll survive though. If they do accept the bacteria they'll grow faster and larger." Which would be beneficial for vegetables grown in a limited space on a ship.

#28 EChatty

EChatty

    Lurker Extaordinaire

  • SuperMod
  • 22,741 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:55 AM

"Oh, on that we agree." Darius said when Kristen said his company was better than getting drunk. "I never have more than a couple when I go out, I just like to let Jonas come out and dance, he's a hit with most everyone with his antics." When they headed for the exit, he looked back and let out a shrill whistle, which brought the cockatoo flying back over to land on  his shoulder. He then walked outside, arm in arm, with Kristen. He then turned towards a nearby park, of which there were many scattered about all the ships to bring a bit of nature with them. He didn't remember much about life back on Earth since he was only a toddler of about two or three when the fleet left, but he enjoyed going to the parks. Jonas sat quietly on his shoulder, having tired himself out some with his dancing, only fluffing his feathers out a bit once they made it outside and giving the doorman a squawky 'buh-bye!' when they walked past him.

"Well, potatoes always seem to thrive when other things don't." Shawntee said when Adrian told her that only the potatoes seemed to be accepting the bacteria. "I'm a meat and potatoes girl myself, even if it means extra exercise to keep it worked off." Not like her and Kris' friend Sasha, who was a vegetarian. She liked vegetables, but she wanted her meat to go with them. She took another sip of her margarita and regarded Adrian. She could tell he hadn't had a woman ask him about his work, at least not in a long time and she smiled. She enjoyed having conversations beyond the "What's your sign?" crap, or any of the other trashy pickup lines that guys were still using even though they didn't work, at least not on her. "So, what vegetables are you going to try next?" She asked. "And is this bacteria dangerous to people?" She figured not if he was trying to introduce it to vegetables, but it never hurt to ask.


#29 Raeven

Raeven

    Having a Mads moment

  • Administrator
  • 24,343 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:07 AM

"You added extra sauce, didn't you?"

Evie laughed..."just a little, food should be a pleasure Sasha...besides, look at you, all legs and lean muscle" she ran her hands over her generous curves "plenty of padding, keeps you warm on cold nights"

"We need to get together soon and hang out"

"Sounds like a plan, come find me when you get some down time....but now, I have to get back to work and you have to go kick Hendricksons ass"

She helped herself to one of the apple wedges on her friends plate and hurried back to the kitchen.

#30 Mikoto

Mikoto

    Rejected on all levels.

  • Islander
  • 9,304 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:03 PM

Kristen inwardly nodded her approval of Darius. They had things in common, he wasn't intimidated by what she did for a living and he was rather quite attractive. She glanced at him a few times while they walked and chatted and eventually she figured out they were heading for one of the parks. She supposed that to those who remembered Earth they must seem artificial and false but she had nothing to compare it to so she enjoyed the visits. She watched as Jonas responded to a whistle given by Darius and landed on his shoulder. "I've never had a pet." Kristen spoke her thoughts out loud. "I've never had time to look after one-particularly since becoming a pilot. Does he provide good companionship even though he isn't a human?" She asked.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adrian considered as he sipped his cider. "I'm almost through testing that strain of bacteria." He admitted. "But I will try it with different varieties of potato and some other vegetables that are quite closely related." Although he paid close attention to whether Shawntee was getting bored and remained alert to prompts to change the topic of conversation he was starting to feel more at ease. "No the bacteria isn't dangerous. Unless one has a compromised immune system already but we keep all our alien samples under a tight quarantine." He assured her. "If, for no other reason than indeed what we're working with IS alien and it's better not to take chances that there might be an adverse reaction that we hadn't foreseen."

#31 EChatty

EChatty

    Lurker Extaordinaire

  • SuperMod
  • 22,741 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:49 PM

Darius contemplated the question Kristen put to him as he wandered around the park with her. "Well, some people are suited to pets and some aren't." He began. "Some people get along better with animals than they do with people and some people should never be allowed to have pets. As for companionship, yes, Jonas is a great companion to have around. Cockatoos are very affectionate and bond with their owners quite well. It's how I ended up with him. He used to belong to the zoo until he hurt himself and the vet asked if I'd foster him while he recovered. He was quite young and ended up bonding with me, not that I complained, birds are my favorite animal-people." He stopped before he started boring her. He could talk about Jonas and his idiosyncrasies or birds all night but most people would glaze over and tune him out, so he tried to watch himself. "Needless to say, the zoo allowed me to adopt him rather than take him away from me. As for other pets, I wouldn't know what to advise. It would take all night to explain the pros and cons of cats versus dogs." He finished on an amusing note.

"Well, that's good to know." Shawntee said when Adrian said the bacteria wasn't dangerous. That they kept it locked up tight was good too. "I hope you have better luck with your next experiments." She finished off her margarita and regarded him. Once he loosened up some, he was quite something. She could tell he loved what he did, which was a bonus, she was well-versed in guys who didn't like what they were doing and spent their time moaning about it instead of doing something about it and that was enough to put her off them fast. "So, you appear to like what you do." She said, smiling at him. "It's refreshing to find someone like that rather than someone who'd rather spend their time whining about how much they hate their job and don't have the cajones to go out and do something about it." She shook her head when the bartender silently asked if she'd like another and pushed her glass towards him so he could take it away, then turned her attention back to Adrian.

#32 Brit

Brit

    Born too Soon

  • Islander
  • 3,107 posts

Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

Corven ordered another beer and stood by the bar people watching. He was very comfortable in his own company although he did enjoy being part of a group.  His wrist was itching under the cast and he tried unsuccessfully to scratch it.  He guessed it was a good sign that it was healing properly, only a few more days and it would be removed and he could get back to flying.  His AI would be missing him.  It was odd that he thought of her as a person instead of an artifical intelligence.  He knew that the other pilots felt the same way about their AIs.

#33 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:59 PM

Sasha laughed at Evie's appreciation of her own curves. With her long, wavy chestnut brown hair, brown eyes, and round rosy cheeks, Evie was adorable. "I'll call you, Evie, I promise. Thanks for the food!"

Once she'd taken her last bite, Sasha rose easily from the chair...okay, so not so easily as she was slightly full...and marched resolutely toward the pool tables. Hendrickson and the others hollered their approval of her joining the game. As she chose her cue, Sasha noticed a tech bringing in her flight suit and hanging it with the others of the pilots on call. The suits were ready for sliding on if an emergency arose. She watched the tech give her a thumbs up that the repairs were done.

"Alright, show-offs," Sasha said good naturedly. "Rack 'em up and let me show you how it's done. Janie and I are going to do some damage here."

The two guys and other girl laughed. Sasha really wasn't any better than they were but they all enjoyed playing around.

#34 Lover of Purple

Lover of Purple

    Mustang Man

  • Retired Board Owner
  • 11,215 posts

Posted 06 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

Steve held out his hand. "Nice to meet you Mr. Dakota. You have a very nice, and loud business here. Oh, this is Carol Reed." He looked around the room. "Looks like the young crowd hangs out here. Must keep you busy, Sir."

#35 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:45 AM

Dakota shook hands with Captain Miller and greeted his friend, Carol. "Nice to meet you, Ma'am. Oh yeah, this place has really taken off, especially with the younger kids. But we get a lot of different ages here, too. I try to make it safe for everyone to enjoy."

Dakota spent a few moments pointing out the various areas of the club, hinting that if they didn't want to hear the music so loud the second level was somewhat "quieter" although still active and busy, and the separate dining area through the doors on the second level was even more so.

"Mr. Cooper!" a female voice called out. One of the wait staff approached. She was young and new, and not accustomed to calling him Dakota yet. "I'm sorry to bother you, but the kitchen needs you."

"Uh oh, duty calls," Dakota said to Captain Miller. "You two enjoy yourselves, I'll look for you later. I usually make the rounds throughout the night with the bouncers. Keeps me informed, and people know to not cause trouble," Dakota said with a laugh. "Not that many do, but sometimes we get one or two that don't want to be polite."

Dakota gave a departing nod as he headed to the kitchen.

Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 10 October 2011 - 08:47 AM.


#36 EChatty

EChatty

    Lurker Extaordinaire

  • SuperMod
  • 22,741 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 09:50 AM

Dr. Debbie Guillory smiled as she closed down her clinic for the night. No emergencies today, just routine exams and inoculations. The zoo animals were all healthy and happy too, so she was about to go home and have a relaxing time to unwind. Her place was within walking distance of the zoo and her clinic so that she could get to either quickly should an emergency arise. She locked her door after hanging up her lab coat, then tugged down her white tank top and started strolling towards her place, which was in a quiet neighborhood of small, individual one-story structures. Hers had three bedrooms, one which she'd converted into an office, one she slept in and the other was a guest room in case of company. She had a nice-sized kitchen with a small table and chairs that would seat four, and then the living room with a unit that played either music or holodiscs of old shows, if she so desired.

She was just a small child when the Exodus started, so she had disjointed memories of Earth, most of which consisted of playing at her mother's clinic while she worked. As she grew up on the other ship, she'd taken to helping her mother after school and then ended up following in her footsteps and becoming a veterinarian herself and getting the job here on the Washington at their zoo and opening a pet clinic. All in all, she was quite happy with her life, even though she was single, and she fluffed her long, blond hair as she walked towards home, passing through a small park on the way, of which there were many scattered throughout the ship in the civilian areas to give it a more homey feel and she enjoyed the greenery and flowers and knew that it took a lot of work by the groundskeepers to keep them that way. She smiled and nodded at a few other pedestrians who were out as she made her way closer to her place. She knew almost everyone who had a pet in this part of the ship since they brought them to her if they needed anything done, and it reminded her that it was getting time for Darius to bring Jonas in for his checkup. She smiled at that, she hadn't anticipated that the two would bond so quickly when she'd asked him to foster the bird, but it turned out for the best for both of them. Jonas was happy to live with Darius and she knew that Darius would raise him right.


#37 Lover of Purple

Lover of Purple

    Mustang Man

  • Retired Board Owner
  • 11,215 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:08 PM

Commander James Kelly shifted slightly in his command chair since it had been a long mission. He turned toward Dr. Lewiston and raised one eyebrow. "Are the results confirmed on this planet?"

Dr. Lewiston sighed slightly before she answered, she should be use to the extra caution the ship's CO always showed since the mistake on Omicron Six. "Yes Commnder, it is uninhabited and Earth compatible. You can contact the fleet."

Commander Kelly nodded once before signaling his Comm Officer to send the message to the Washington DC. It had been decided long ago that it made sense for the fleet to exit hyperspace at a point between multiple star systems and send out Planetary Explorer ships with Scorpion escorts to these stars instead of the entire fleet going to each one. Most of the time the star systems did not offer a class M planet, but this time it had and one that was uninhabited. Once a planet was found the fleet would devert and perfom extended scans and visits.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

"Sir," John Adam, the Washington DC's comm officer on duty said the the second-in-command, "The EFS Galileo has made a positive M class report. Shall I call the Old Man to the bridge?"

Commander Brandon nodded once. "Don't let him hear you call him that, you would end up cleaning Scorpion launch bays for life. Recall all Scorpions and prepare for Jump. Inform all fleet ships that Washington DC will be taking control of all ships for the Jump. Andrea, interlock all fleet ships and set course for the Galileo's location."

Interlock initiated and Jump in twenty minutes. Andrea, the Washington DC's AI responded.

The bridge doors irised open to allow Jerry back in and sat down in the chair Commander Brandon had vacated. "You have command, Sir."

Jerry nodded. "I have command. Andrea status of fleet interlock."

Interlock at 65 percent, total fleet interlock in ten minutes.

Slowly the clock ticked off the minutes. No alarm was sounded since few inside the ships would actually feel anything, only those looking outside would see the stars become black points in a white background..the universe of hyperspace.

Interlock complete and verified, black hole formation in five minutes.

Jerry leaned back and watched the main screen, he had always loved to watch the blackhole form and felt a thrill as the stars seem to rush away from them before inverting colors. He also found it interesting to watch a ship arrive from hyperspace. First a "whitehole" would form and the ship would streak out into normal space followed by the whitehole vanishing in a brilliant flash.

Blackhole formation. Entering hyperspace now.

Multiple blackholes formed in front of the massive fleet of ships and within seconds each ship had seemed to streatch out before vanishing into a blackhole. The area once filled with hundreds of ships was now empty.

#38 Mikoto

Mikoto

    Rejected on all levels.

  • Islander
  • 9,304 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:38 PM

Kristen chuckled. "Fortunately even I have heard about cats and dogs. I suspect I'd be a dog person since they're more intelligent and apt to being partners if properly trained." She said with amusement lacing her voice. "However I've never actually given much thought to owning a pet. I doubt it would work well with the long hours I spent piloting." She admitted. "The closest I have to a pet is Avuna, the AI of my scorpion although she'd probably chew me out for daring to compare her to an animal." She openly turned her gaze on Darius, again admiring him. Although this was their first conversation and they were barely getting to now each other she decided mostly on instinct that she liked him. The attraction between them was mutual but she was appreciating the fact that he was taking the time to talk to her and get to know her a little rather than being focused on getting one thing from her. She was used to that given her body type. Kristen decided that she definately wanted to spend more time with him.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adrian equally silently got a refill for his cider, definately starting to relax more. He didn't drink large amounts of alcohol ever and he didn't intend to tonight. Two or three glasses of cider was his maximum. "Oh yes. And it's not just plants. The non-earth animals we have in the labs and zoo are equally as fascinating." He confirmed with a warm smile. "I love my job and wouldn't swap it for any other career though I admit I had to work long and hard to get there." And it wasn't an exaggeration. He'd had to spend years studying regular biology and botany before he could even start on the alien ones. He was somehow pleased, relieved and happy that Shawntee found him interesting and apparently not like other guys enough not to have walked away from him by now. She was of course absolutely stunning and beautiful but he found himself enjoying her company. "But it must be the same for you." Adrian speculated out loud. "You must enjoy being a Scorpion pilot. I hear it's not an easy career path."

#39 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:01 PM

"Oh, look, look!" Sasha grabbed Jake Hendrickson's arm and shook him, completely throwing off his pool shot. She pointed out the huge window of the rec room. "We're in hyperspace!"

Sasha and the others watched for a moment the flash of white streak past them. "I wonder where the fleet is going?" she asked, although none of them knew.

"Fleet Commander Cray'll be up there directing the flight, I'm sure," Jake answered, forgiving Sasha for screwing up his shot. The sight of hyperspace always sent a chill up his spine. "Him and Andrea. I hope Red Beta is called into duty for whatever it is."

"Well, yeah, that'd be great if it's an uninhabited planet or something exciting," Sasha said, leaning over to take her shot.

"What?" another pilot asked, laughing. "You don't want to be out there engaged in battle? Flying in formation then breaking apart to kick some alien ass?" He made old-fashioned gunshot sounds. "That's not exciting enough for you, Sasha?"

Sasha laughed, but said, "Shut up, Alex. Just play pool. We'll find out when we arrive."

Edited by Nikki Peppermint, 10 October 2011 - 07:02 PM.


#40 Nikki Peppermint

Nikki Peppermint

    Zen moment

  • Moderator
  • 16,755 posts

Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:07 PM

When Emma entered Stargazer from front entrance, the patrons were staring upward out the huge dome that looked into space. Whispers of 'hyperspace' and 'where are we going?' and other comments could be heard underneath the band's music. She gazed up smiling...off to another point in space, she thought. Although it all looked the same out there...blackness and stars...the places the fleet had gone, the things they'd seen and done, had been amazing, dangerous, and fascinating. Surely something else that needed to be written about and cataloged and recorded for posterity was on its way.

"Hey, Emma!" the bartender called as she neared the bar, waving to the boss's redheaded wife. "Dakota's in the kitchen."

Emma smiled and waved back, then nodded as she headed to see her husband.


0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users