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Approaching and preparing to board the Leviathan

Posted Sept. 20, 2021, 1:04 p.m. by Chief Warrant Officer Hsull (Senior Researcher (Airborne Anomalies)) (David Stiles)

Posted by Ensign Luna (Security Officer / RTF) in Approaching and preparing to board the Leviathan

Posted by Chief Warrant Officer Hsull (Senior Researcher (Airborne Anomalies)) in Approaching and preparing to board the Leviathan

Posted by Ensign Luna (Security Officer / RTF) in Approaching and preparing to board the Leviathan
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Hsull took a deep calming breath and leaned on the top of his cane, “If the flea bath is really necessary, I can give it to her. I don’t think you, even though a hologram, would survive the encounter. She is quite adept at taking things apart, and I don’t mean just toys. If Cerenity will give the vaccinations, I’ll do the bath and we can be done with the whole thing.”

Hsull -CAARS

Cerenity stepped between ISAC and Hsull. She opened her winds. ” Docger I can take care of Haull Vacations if she is anything like Luner she probably wont just let you near her. Remember how luner freaked out the last time mommy brought him into sickbay for a check up” she said.

Ensign Luan

ISAC looked at Hsull “ I have a name and I am more then just a hologram and if attacks me I will not feel it”

ISAC EMH

Hsull took another deep breath and ran his hands through his mane and straightened the ends of his mustache, “Look ISAC, I did not refer to you as <just> a hologram and I apologize if I offended you in any way. I also didn’t mean she would physically attack you, she realizes you aren’t vulnerable to a physical attack. Your appearance is a bit off putting, as it were. Trust me that you don’t want to make her angry, she has other ways of exacting revenge.” Hsull had seen the cat go to great lengths to plan and plot revenge for a sleight or wrong, it was eerie to watch her when she was truly angry. “Just let me give her the bath and all will be fine.”

Hsull - CAARS

K’Haat listened to the ongoing discussion and realized that her Alpha was trying to defend her over the proposed bath. She made a decision and approached the EMH and proceeded to rub against his legs and chortle. If this creature insisted on her having a bath in order for them to come aboard, then so be it, she would endure it. There were always ways to make existence miserable, later on........, even for an uppity holographic projection.

Hsull- Speaking for K’Haat

ISAC accepted the Hsull’s apology and took a knee and Lightly scratched the little cat softly behind the ear “see there little one I am not scary” As the scan were done ISAC looked up “I have to go to sickbay crewman Luke has the runs again” the lights flickered as the returned back on he was gone.

ISAC EMH

As the curious EMH dematerialised, Cobb once again stepped forward and emitted a somewhat exasperated sigh.
“I shall have to work on his…bedside manner,” he offered in apologetic explanation to both newcomers. “Truth be told, I haven’t entirely got to the bottom of his origins yet. We presume he was installed back at HQ, but considering what else they let loose onboard…”

The captain stopped, ran a hand through his long, silvering hair. “Anyway, coffee sounds like an admirable idea. And while the lounge might serve as an unorthodox location for a boarding interview, I expect it will be quiet enough at this hour for us to remain undisturbed. Please,” he gestured with outstretched arm to the nearest corridor, “follow me. Miss Luna and Miss Cerenity? You are both welcome to join us if you wish? If Mr Hsull here is okay with that?”

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Hsull felt somewhat better now that the EMH had gone. “Captain, that suggestion would be greatly accepted and of course Miss Luna and Miss Cerenity would both be welcome, but I think if Cerenity wanted to give K’Haat a quick flea bath, she would love for Cerenity to show her around the Levi if she wanted to.” Hsull made arrangements for his personal items to be transported directly to his quarters, and gave instructions for the maintenance crew to not touch any odd or unfamiliar controls on the INTRIGUE. Hsull placed his cane under his left arm, swagger stick style, and gestured to the Captain, “Captain, ladies, please lead the way,.....and Captain I wouldn’t worry too much about ISAC, I’m pretty sure K’Haat will figure out where he is being generated from, she’s good at that sort of thing. Now, I am dying for a cup of coffee,” He gave his version of a smile again, which was very toothy.

Hsull - CAARS

Cobb glanced down at the Savannah cat. “An engineer after my own heart, eh?” he winked at her, having grown quite comfortable conversing with animals after his former Yeoman.

” we would love to join you come along Cerenity” luna called as she turned to join the other two men. Cerenity rand up to the captain she pulled on his pantleg to get his attention then held her hand up for his. Luna tried to hide her grin it was nice to see Cerenity behave like a normal five year old.
Ensign luna

Without pause, the captain accepted Cerenity’s hand in his own. “I think we have some fish to feed while we’re at it, eh?” he grinned.

Dr. Hellsing was in the lounge with a nice hot cup of cinnamon roast coffee his Wolf Luna was laying on the cool floor relaxing. Lance was working on fixing his crossbow that unfortunately broke earlier that day in a training exercise on the hollow deck.(when will These people understand how deadly unicorns are) as he was almost done he placed in on the table and Took a sip of his coffee. Luna started to wag her tail as she heard someone approaching. Lance to can hear foot steps A few of them then he smelled the air. He was able to pick up captains cologne, and ensign Luna’s perfume The little pattering of feet was no doubt little sparrow. But they were have your footsteps and a thump someone big was with them. He got up from his set and get a tray of the captains favorite coffee and put it on his favorite table then he returned back to the seat (The tray also had a little mug of hot cocoa for a little Sparrow)

Dr. Hellsing
Lt. Lance Von Hellsing

They had stopped by Hsull’s quarters where he had given K’Haat the required flea bath, which turned out to be just a sprinkle of some sort of powder then a quick rinse in the sonic shower. K’Haat wasn’t happy about it, but endured it stoically and they had left her chortling angrily and furiously grooming her fur. As they neared the lounge area Hsull inhaled deeply, “I smell two things, one is coffee and the other is definitely canid. Does someone have a large dog onboard ?” Hsull personally had no problems with dogs, he had even met a few that he really liked. K’Haat on the other hand would tolerate the presence of a dog as long as it left her alone, but she would not abide the usual sniffy/smelly greeting that canids used. “I hope that coffee is hot and ready”, he ushered Cerenity into the lounge followed by the Captain and Luna while he entered last.

Hsull - CAARS

The Jörmungandr lounge was unlike any standard mess hall that Hsull might ever have seen. Azure blue walls and nautical paraphernalia offset homely couches and striped booths; while ambience came courtesy of holographic candles and antique, hurricane-style lamps. The bar itself ran the length of the room, shelves filled with an array of real liquors from each corner of the quadrant - a generous donation from the captain’s own, private collection.
But what truly caught the eye was the room’s centrepiece - full floor to ceiling in height, the cylindrical vessel cast a hypnotic, cerulean glow. To most it would be recognisable as part of an old M/ARA reaction assembly. But here it had found new life as a tropical aquarium, teeming with bright-coloured fish.

Only one small detail served to disrupt the tranquility of this space - a large, bronze plaque on the far right wall, memorial to those fallen at that spot. And beneath, scrawled in red marker onto the wall, the words “RIP - Copper’s right arm.”

It was in the direction of the bar that the captain immediately turned, busying himself with procuring real coffee while he responded to Hsull. “Aye, Mr Hellsing assures me that his wolf is well-trained,” he shot a glance at the Doctor, before returning to the Caitian with a frown. “We also have a Galdori couple currently with us. Are you familiar with the Galdori, Mr Hsull?”

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

OOC: By Galdori, he’s referring to Mwezi and Kula. Have a look at their bios if you want to know why Cobb might be feeling concerned, hehe.

Hsull was taken in by all that faced him in the lounge, it was far more opulent than any other ship he had been on, he nodded approvingly. “I like it, I could see myself finding a regular table in here.” He leaned on the head of his cane and continued to observe while listening to the Captain. “Galdorians,..Galdorians, aren’t they a canid race, resembling the Terran wolf ? I don’t think they will be any problem as long as they don’t try that sniffy/smelly thing that a lot of canids use as a greeting.” Hsull actually pulled back his lips and exposed his fangs at the thought of the last such greeting. He recovered quickly and ran a hand through his mane and smoothed his mustaches. “I’m sure that won’t be the case. Now, I need that coffee, and Captain…just exactly where will I be conducting research from ? I’d like quick access to the INQUIRER if possible, she has instruments and data gathering equipment specifically designed for airborne anomalies, as well as a few treatments for the nasties, if necessary.” The coffee aroma was getting to Hsull, he could think of nothing more relaxing than a strong, hot cuppa with triple cream, no sugar.

Hsull - CAARS

“Canids, aye. Of a sort,” Cobb responded to the Galdori comment, relieved to hear they would not present a conflict. As Hsull continued to talk, the captain poured three coffees, noticing that Hellsing had already prepared something for Cerenity, then carried the mugs to an adjacent booth. The exhale as he lowered himself into the plump, striped cushions, was of unmitigated release after a difficult day. Then regaining some sense of decorum, he nodded for both Luna and Hsull to sit, before spicing his own coffee from a bottle of green Aldebaran whiskey, which he was then eager to offer around.

“The Inquirer?” Cobb replied around a mouthful of coffee. “You intend to keep her docked here? My security team will need to make a full inspection. But we should be able to find her a parking space.” He chuckled at his reference to ancient Earth, before fixing the Caitian with an impish glare. “As for where you’ll conduct your research, I don’t recall having cleared you for duty just yet.”

Placing down his now empty mug, Zachariah refilled it with pure alcohol, before taking a long sip. “As I said earlier, such an interview would not usually be conducted with an audience. So if there are details you wish to reserve for my office then I am willing to accommodate that. But it fascinates me, Mr Hsull, as it always does with new arrivals, what about the study of anomalies interests you? And why, of all vessels in the quadrant, did you accept a commission on the most dangerous one of them all?”

  • Captain Zachariah Cobb

Lance went back to his crossbow at this time his Wolf got up walked over to the captain and took a set by him on the floor wagging her tail happily looking at the new comers. Lance looked up “sorry Captain she likes new people” he said. Then he gave a whistle command the Wolf then walked back over to the floor next to Lance and layed back down. Lance put his crossbow down and started to gives his Wolf a nice back Scratch.

Luna the Wolf was enjoying the back Scratch she didn’t know if her leg will ever stop kicking in enjoyment. When the back Scratching was done she went spread eagle on the floor in relaxation.

Dr. Hellsing
Lt. Lance Von Hellsing

Luna The White Wolf

Hsull took a sip of the coffee, then added more cream and stirred it as he thought over the Captains questions. “I have no problems with the interview being here, the decor is wonderful and this coffee is growing on me.” He placed his cane down beside his leg and wrapped his tail around it to keep it from falling. “As for anomalies, … they are the great unknown, you never know what to expect when encountering one, and we Caitians are naturally curious and always have been explorers, anxious to discover the new and unusual.” Another sip of coffee, more cream and a healthy dolop of the whiskey. “As for the Leviathan; where else could I go to find the best and the worst of all that anomaly kind have to offer ? When this assignment was proposed to me I jumped at it. I’m no longer allowed to fly combat missions and this gives me the chance to fly a bit, investigate a lot of plug-uglies, and satisfy a need to explore and find out just what all is out there waiting for us.” Another sip of coffee, more cream and another dollop of whiskey. “This is quite good. ..... The INQUIRER is a registered Star Fleet research vessel, she’s small but has a lot of specialized equipment packed into where the offensive armament used to be. It can sneak in and sample, record, or just observe, where a larger ship would be spotted immediately. It also has the ability to act as a drone being piloted remotely. I have no problems with your people looking her over, just don’t flip any switches or push any buttons that have red guards over them.” Another swallow of coffee emptied his mug, and he placed it on the table. “K’Haat was given to me when I was recovering at Star Fleet medical by some of the staff there, I’m starting to think she may have been the end product of some breeding program, she’s larger, stronger, faster, and a whole heck of a lot smarter than a normal cat, I feel that she communicates with me on some sort of subconscious level , I just know what she’s thinking somehow.” Hsull sat back and pushed his empty mug to the center of the table. “I hope that answers most of your questions, Captain, anything else ?”

Hsull - CAARS

Luna went pail at the details about K’Haat. ” Do you know what section 31 is” She asked quietly.

Cerenity purked up. ” What is section 31 mommy”. A glar from luna quieted the girl.
Ensign Luna

Hsull was idly twirling his empty coffee mug around on the table top, his barely extended claws making a muted tinkling noise on the ceramic. Suddenly the normal background noise of people talking or the clink of eating utensils ceased, Hsull quickly turned and K’Haat came through the door, the muscles on her back sliding smoothly under her skin. She approached the table and sat down on the floor next to Cerenity, placing herself between Cerenity and the wolf lying on the floor. She looked at Hsull and her golden eyes seemed to twinkle. “How did you..........., oh never mind I know you can open doors or cabinets or just about anything else you’ve a mind to.” K’Haat just sat quietly, occasionally looking at the wolf and rubbing her head against Cerenity’s leg. “Hsull turned to the others in the booth, see what I mean ? She sensed the wolf through me somehow, and knew we were talking about her, so decided to make sure Cerenity was safe and see what all the talk was about.” K’Haat began a soft purring chortle in the back of her throat. Hsull turned to Luna, “I’ve heard of Section 31, but only rumors and innuendo, what do you know ?” Listening to K’Haat purr, Hsull turned back and looked at the cat again, “Does she look somehow bigger to you than when we left her in my quarters ?”

Hsull - CAARS (Nyaah ha ha, the plot thickens)

Hsull, speaking as K’Haat : As she was straightening and recleaning her fur, K’Haat suddenly sensed a possible danger to the little one and also knew that she was being discussed. She immediately jumped down and standing on her hind legs activated the door control, following Cerenity’s scent down the passageway she headed for the lounge. Not sure if the danger was plausible or not and to prepare, just in case, she stimulated her endocrine system, especially the pituitary gland, by the time she had made it to the lounge she had gained five pounds of muscle and there was enough adrenaline in her system to easily allow her to face a wolf as she now knew that was what she had sensed. Seeing the wolf posed no real threat she sat beside Cerenity and began the chortling purr that allowed her to purge the excess adrenaline from her bloodstream. All seemed to be normal so far, she looked on amusedly as people were getting up and heading for the door. She would never harm anyone or thing unless they posed a threat, to Hsull or now.......the little one.

K’Haat

Luna smiled at Cerenity. ” Cerenity sweety why don’t you introduce K’haat to the fish” Luna suggested knowing Cerenity could talk for hours about the different fish in the tank. Cerenity grinned “come ok K’haat let go see the fish” she said as she hoped out of her seat and headed off to see the fish. Luna breathed a sigh of relief.

She turned to Hsull. ” I know them better than I should but Genetics experiments are something they do. I was wondering if K’haat could be a product of one of there experiments and yes she does look bigger” luna said gently. There was more to what she was saying but she would hold off on her own story for now.
Ensign Luna

Hsull continued to idly twirl the coffee mug around on the table as he considered all the implications of what they were discussing . He looked across the table at the until now silent officer sitting there. “Lt. Van Helsing isn’t it ? You’ve been awfully quiet during all this.” Hsull pushed his empty mug out for a refill, “I’ll have what the Captain is having, it appears I’ve brought my own anomaly along with me.” He sat back quietly and waited for his mug to be filled. “I was out of it for quite a while in medical, I wonder what they might have done to me ? I know I have a cloned heart, a new hip, a bio-mechanical left eye, and a damned tail I can’t get used to, what else might they have done ? You’re EMH checked me over and apparently didn’t find anything unusual.” The aforementioned tail suddenly jerked straight up, dropping the cane. “It’s all starting to make sense now, why I was offered this particular assignment, why I was given K’Haat at medical, we’re both part of some far fetched experimental program Section 31 dreamed up!” Hsull realized he was standing now and his claws were fully extended, the tail swishing back and forth rapidly, his anger at being used and manipulated was growing by the second. At the sound of the cane hitting the floor and the tone and volume of Hsull’s voice changing, K’Haat herded Cerenity back to the table and stood facing the enraged Hsull, she rose up on her hind legs and placed her paws on his shoulders, staring into his eyes......, Hsull stared into those golden orbs and felt a sense of calm come over him, he sensed that they were both in this together, and together they would get through it, He calmed and sat back down, feeling suddenly very tired. “Maybe I’ll just have the coffee after all.”

Hsull - CAARS( BUMP to Lt. Van Helsing )

Lance finished watching something on his crossbow “well ISAC was only doing a contamination check to make sure you weren’t bringing anything I’m bored. And I would prefer that you call me Dr. Hellsing” he said as he went to the replicator and get a fresh pot coffee and carried it over for Hsull.

Dr. Hellsing
Lt. Lance Von Hellsing

Luna had really wished the cat had not brought cerenity back. She put a gentle hand of Hsull’s shoulder. ” If you are your not alone.” With her free hand she pulled a father from her wing and handed it to Hsull. ” I can’t explain now” She said glancing at Cerenity. Then handed the feather to hsull. ” But if you look at the DNA from this it’s self explanatory. ” luna said. Trying to tip toe around the fact that she was a genetics experiment of section 31.
Ensign Luna

Hsull took the feather and placed it carefully in his jacket pocket. He sat back down and proceeded to refill his mug, adding cream. “K’Haat why don’t you and Cerenity go back and finish looking at the fish ? I’m fine now.” He reached down and retrieved his cane as the two headed back toward the aquarium. Taking a sip of the coffee, “Thank you Dr. Hellsing.” He took the feather out of his pocket and held it up as he looked Luna straight in the eyes, “Does the little one know ?” Strange, he thought, that he would now refer to Cerenity as <the little one>.

Hsull - CAARS

” No she does not as far as she knows we are human” she started quietly after cerenity wondered off to the fish tank again. ” I was three when they started tampering with my DNA cerenity interested the genetic ummm… Enhansmints from me she was not created in a lab” luna quickly clarified.
Ensign Luna

Hsull watched K’Haat and Cerenity as they stood near the aquarium, it appeared that Cerenity was pointing out the various fish and telling K’Haat their names. Turning back to Luna, “I’m sure you realize that eventuallly she will realize she is different than other children. She can actually fly,.....I assume you have the same ability?” Hsull took a long sip from his mug. “Dr. Hellsing, would there be any way to see if they’ve done something to myself, or do I just have to see what manifests itself. I still can’t believe they just do this sort of thing with no accountability or regard for later consequences.”

Hsull - CAARS

Luna gave a regretfull smile. ” she already knows she is different. Yes I can fly I use to drive the pilots at the Academy crazy with the stunts I could pull off” she said with a grin. She watched Cerenity and K’hett.

” the can and do. Do things with out accountability” luna said coldly. Her agitation was not made at Hsull but it was clear this conversation was difficult for her. ” if it was them your lucky you were asleep for it” she added quietly.
Ensign luna

Hsull gently laid a large furred hand on Luna’s shoulder, “I am sorry that, that happened to you as a child, I can’t even begin to imagine how horrible that must have been.” He looked to where Cerenity and K’Haat were observing the fish, if he didn’t know better he would swear they were having a deep discussion. “At least the little one was spared the barbarity of it. ” Hsull lifted his hand from Luna’s shoulder and held it up in front of his face, extending his claws fully, ” I wish there were a way to hold them accountable!”

Hsull - CAARS


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