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Good Old Irish Hospitality (TAG CoS)

Posted July 22, 2021, 4:19 p.m. by Lieutenant Patrick 'Paddy' McMillan (CNS) (Kieron Hoult)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in Good Old Irish Hospitality (TAG CoS)

Posted by Lieutenant Patrick ‘Paddy’ McMillan (CNS) in Good Old Irish Hospitality (TAG CoS)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Bethany Kovra Gadi (Chief of Security) in Good Old Irish Hospitality (TAG CoS)
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Paddy smiled, “I started helping my father recover from his experience at the Battle of Wolf 359. Through that, my mother suggested I study a psychology degree at the University of New Belfast.”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

“That must have been really rough, for all of you. It sounds like you were all really close though.” Bethany finished off the last of the stew and sat back with the coffee. “So are you happy with the change to counseling? I know from experience it can be a lonely position.”
Gadi CoS

“I certainly don’t feel lonely at the moment, Commander.” Paddy grinned and extended his hand, leaving it open on the table across from Bethy, “But I like the chance to really get to know the rest of the crews I work under.”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

“I’m glad, Lieutenant,” Bethany reached over and squeezed his hand once and then pulled back. Paddy was nice and genuine. Bethany was all for flirting and a good time, but she wasn’t asking or offering more than that, not on a first ‘date’ and after that…well she may not be on board long enough for more than that. There was no telling when Intel would send her off for her next assignment, and she wasn’t aiming to hurt anyone. “So you like the Asimov then?”

Gadi, CoS

“She’s a good ship alright,” Paddy noticed the slight resistance in affection and decided to slow down, leaning back into his chair, “Have you been on many ships before you joined Asimov?”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

“Before here I was on the Dresden as their CNS. Before that there were many ships, but none where I was part of the crew. It’s strange being on a ship where the entire senior staff has enough clearance to know what my job is. The makings of a unique little community, but…” she thought about her conversation with Calloway. Old habits of isolation were far too ingrained to break. “it’s a community none-the-less.”

Gadi, CoS

“It sounds as though you’re not the biggest fan of a Starship’s community element?” Paddy asked trying not to pry.

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

“I grew up in a very small community established in 1842. Everyone knows everyone. The first stranger to move there in over a hundred years was my father and me. I miss community. But, when you choose to join star fleet intelligence that desire, that need is trained out of you before you ever leave the Academy. To rely on no one and nothing. Oh we work in small 3 to 5 people teams from time to time because our skill sets go together, but the whole time your sizing up your ‘team’ so you can take over their job. I won’t get into why of that. So very rarely do we intel officers get to really partake in a genuine way of the community on a star ship.”

Gadi, CoS

“Reminds me of the little village in New Belfast that my farm was attached to,” Paddy replied, looking off into the distance as if remembering his time fondly.

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

“Do you get to visit often? Are your siblings still there?” Bethany asked. Sometimes only one child felt the need to travel and sometimes they all did. Bethany was an only child. Her uncle’s had children but her parents had never had more.
Gadi CoS

“I visit for a week or two whenever I can get back to Earth, most of my four siblings are on their own paths now, so I only seem to talk to them through communications every now and again. Maybe you’d like to meet them sometime?”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

Bethy laughed. “I’m sure that would be an experience I would never forget.” The coffee was starting to cool and so she took the time to finish it while it was still warm enough to enjoy. “Tell me about it, New Belfast.”
Gadi CoS

Paddy smiled, “I can always show you? We could shuttle back for a weekend, just the two of us, when our periods of shore leave line up of course.”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

Bethy sighed slightly but smiled genuinely. “That sounds like it would be a lot of fun and I would love to see it. But I’m going to be brutally honesty, Paddy. I can’t make plans and I don’t make promises. My work doesn’t allow for such things. I could be here for years, or till the end of this crazy mission they are sending us on. It’s equally possible I’ll be pulled before the mission even starts. I’m not saying I wouldn’t go if given the chance. I’m also not saying I’m not enjoying myself, quite the opposite, but it’s not fair to either of us to not be honest and up front.” Bethany knew from experience some people could handle it, some couldn’t. No hard feelings, at least from her, either way.

Gadi, CoS

Paddy smiled and nodded, “Believe me, I understand Commander,” he poured another whiskey for the Commander and grinned, “But that doesn’t mean I won’t try.”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-

Bethany sipped at the whiskey. She smiled, “Fair enough, Paddy.” She looked up as the doors opened and watched as two of her security officers, that she hadn’t met yet, came in. Tonneq and Vijack. They came in spoke to the other officers at the tables and made their way to the replicator. Water for each of them. They made pass of everyone in the room, even stopping by their table. “Cmdr.” they greeted. “Good evening En, Lt. How is everything?” A look passed between them, a silent conference. “Quiet, no problems, but all the departments are busy. Trying to get ready to depart.” Bethany nodded. “Have a good evening, Cmdr.” and they left. Bethy watched them a moment later and then nodded to herself before turning back to Paddy. “What did you love most about growing up near New Belfast, since you can’t show me at the moment.”

Gadi, CoS

Offering polite nods to each of the Security Officers, making a mental note to make appointments for the two of them at a later date, Paddy turned back and smiled, “Well, the small area we lived in was like a small community, where everyone knew everyone, it really meant I could grow up with a large extended family.”

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-


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