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A spooky evening (Halloween Party!)

Posted Oct. 1, 2021, 6:17 p.m. by Lieutenant Patrick 'Paddy' McMillan (CNS) (Kieron Hoult)

Posted by Captain Sara Kiernan (Commanding Officer) in A spooky evening (Halloween Party!)

Posted by Commander Siadra Enai (Executive Officer) in A spooky evening (Halloween Party!)

Posted by Captain Sara Kiernan (Commanding Officer) in A spooky evening (Halloween Party!)
Sara started a holodeck program she’d been working on for a couple weeks. It was always a good idea to offer the occasional idle diversion and this old earth holiday seemed opportune for just that. The holodeck was filled with an open field, at the back of which was a barn, with a banner on it that read ‘Haunted House’, there was a bar, and buffet, and more candy than was reasonable for the small population of children on the ship, and all of it wrapped in a perfect Autumn night sky.

Sara was dressed as a witch and she was a bit concerned about being in a costume, but she tried not to worry about it as she sent out an invitation to the entire crew. All Hands, this is the Captain. Now that I have your attention, there’s a Halloween party in Holodeck two, costumes optional but encouraged. Come one, come all!

-Sara Kiernan

Siadra hadn’t needed to ask Liara twice if she wanted to go to the Halloween party. So it was with a very excited six-year-old pulling on her hand that the First Officer entered the holodeck. Liara was dressed like an astronaut from the 21st century from Earth, with the helmet and all. Though with the visor open. After all: with the visor down she wouldn’t be able to eat sweets! Siadra on the other hand opted for a fictional character from Earth: Anne of Green Gables. Her wife and she had found that book during an vacation on Earth and had fallen in love with the story. So with her red hair braided in two pigtails, she was dressed in white dress made of muslin with lace, ruffles, puffed sleeves and all; including, of course, all the proper undergarments for the prefect late Victorian silhouette. Spotting the Captain, she bent forward and said, “Let’s say hello to Captain Kiernan and then we can have a look around, okay?” “Okay,” Liara nodded.

When they reached Sara, the little girl said, “I love your costume! Are you a witch?”

Sara looked down at Liara and smiled wide. “Well thank you! Yes I am.” She knelt down to Liara’s height. “And you’re… an astronaut, right?”

“Hello Captain,” Siadra greeted the other woman with a soft laugh. “This is a wonderful idea. Thank you.”

~Siadra and Liara Enai

Sara rose and said “I always liked a good Halloween party. And it’s always nice to have a little something for the crew and their families.” She gestured back to the rest of the space “Well I booked the holodeck for an obnoxious amount of time, perks of being the Captain, so enjoy yourselves!”

-Sara Kiernan

Patrick McMillan loved Halloween. A party such as this took him back to his days at the Academy, the kinds of costumes that cadets would wear as a way of trying to make friends with their new classmates; sometimes even forging a different kind of relationship in the process. To that end, Paddy managed to utilise the replicators aboard the Asimov in order to recreate an old Borg drone costume, made from cloth instead of repurposed metal. As he crossed the threshold into the party room, he grinned at the sight of Liara, then deciding to bend down and say, “Good evening little one, I love this costume, I may have to assimilate it into the Collective.” He winked.

-Lieutenant Patrick McMillan: Counsellor-


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