Side-Sim: Boarding Party - Holosuite - Open to All

Posted Dec. 1, 2020, 6:24 p.m. by Captain Simon Starr (Commanding Officer) (Ben Simons)

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Posted by Commander Sara Kiernan (Executive Officer) in Side-Sim: Boarding Party - Holosuite - Open to All
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Starr had just finished sending the latest update to his mother and father. That he was now a Federation Starship Captain. He couldn’t help but think back to the farm briefly, and the faces of gleeful surprise on their faces when they heard the news for the first time. Unlike his brother, Starr had done well. There was still the fact that he was wanted in connection to some Orion crime syndicate business, but for now it was something to put at the back of his mind. They had both made their choices, it seemed.

Simon decided it was time to check out the ship’s crew. The Asimov was a combat vessel, and Starr was a security officer before he changed into the command uniform. The holosuite was his choice of venue, and currently a programme running a small program. There was a bar and a few tables, and the mess hall could have certainly done the job, but it was missing the barkeep, and the rustic feeling that this homely tavern gave off. A holographic fireplace up against one wall gave a light glow and outside the night sky giving off a brightly starred night in the middle of seemingly nowhere.

“Computer, Begin Program,” Starr said as he looked around at the finishing touches. A notification had already been sent to everyone’s PaDD that the captain wished to meet his crew in the holosuite.

“You just gonna stand there like a lost tellarite or are you going to make an order?” the barkeep asked Simon as soon as the program began running. Simon politely waved his hand and the barkeep shrugged and went back to washing mugs.

Captain Simon Starr, CO

Sara walked in first. “Good evening Captain.” She greeted him.

-Cmdr Sara Kiernan, XO

“Evening Commander,” Simon replied as the XO greeted. “It’s not as pointless as it looks,” he said, gesturing to the room. There was a way he said it that suggested that something was going to happen during the simulation, though he didn’t say what. Just that he had made some sort of adjustment in the program and was looking intently at a single corner of one of the tables for no obvious reason.

While Simon seemed to be working on something at one of the other tables, the holographic barkeep waved to Sara. “So, are you going to get something or are you also going to be a stingy Ferengi about having a drink like the captain?” it asked the XO.

Captain Simon Starr, CO

Sara walked up to the bar. “Saurian brandy.”

She took the drink, but didn’t partake just yet. Something was off in the air, maybe it was just too early in the night.

-Cmdr Sara Kiernan, XO

Starr looked at a number of JOs that had gathered for what they thought was going to be a relaxing evening and smiled. At that moment, a woman approached a stage nearby and began to sing “feeling good,” the hologram taking on the form of Nina Simone. About halfway through the song as there was a loud note it was punctuated but what sounded like an acoustic gunshot. Sitting at the table is one of the patrons, at first looking like his passed out. That notion is quickly washed away by the blood dripping off the table. Another figure walks away, putting on a bowler cap and smoking a cigar. His eyes covered by the brim of the hat so his face is undistinguishable. Starr kicked back, pulled out his own bowler hat, and smiles. “The 1920’s was an strange, violent time. But I sort of find comfort in the chaos,” he said to the XO. The barman peeps up from behind the bar. “Damn Capone and his thugs, his going to ruin the place. If not physically, then the customers will stop coming. That’s the third time one of his croons has used this place like that,” the Barman said, getting some water and a cloth to deel with the mess.

Captain Simon Starr, CO

Sara set down her undisturbed drink. She said to the captain “Something more than a meet and greet planned, sir?”

-Cmdr Sara Kiernan, XO

Starr gave a small smile in response. “Something like that. We enter chaotic situations all the time - so always good to keep the crew on their toes,” he replied simply. “And alert, so nothing more than a quiet drink when surrounded by chaos,” he added taking a sip of his drink, glancing around at the resulting chaos, this time with a more analytical look, as if he was seeing how the program itself responded.

Meanwhile, Einstein was sitting on a table apart from all the action, having a hushed conversation with Aristotle, though thanks to the shouting and screaming of the crowd, their voices do not trail.

Captain Simon Starr, CO

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