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Side Sim - The Black and Silver Ball... Promotions, and Revelations Galore! (All Hands)

Posted May 10, 2021, 10:16 a.m. by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Side Sim - The Black and Silver Ball… Promotions, and Revelations Galore! (All Hands)

Posted by Ensign Shon Baht (Medical Officer) in Side Sim - The Black and Silver Ball… Promotions, and Revelations Galore! (All Hands)

Posted by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) in Side Sim - The Black and Silver Ball… Promotions, and Revelations Galore! (All Hands)
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The Arboretum had been decked out to the nines. Black and silver streamers and globes hung through the space, and the deck had been checkered in the same colors. A long table held a plethora of food stuffs, and servers in silver shirts and black ties waited for the guests to arrive. Soft music played from nowhere and everywhere, and Chef Harv stood ata carving station with six… six… different roasted meats.

Captain Cochrane made the rounds one last time, looking much different than his norm in his black Mandarin-collar tuxedo with silver filigree embroidery. Once he was satisfied that everything was ready, he looked to the doors and nodded.

It was time for the festivities to begin.

Cochrane, CO

The first to arrive was a certain Chief Science Officer. For those who knew her, it probably came to know surprise that picking a dress for this occasion came fairly easily. And while she had hated being forced by her mother to attend balls and other formal events, she had always loved dressing up and going to a ball when it was her decision. So here she was: Her black hair pulled back in elegant updo and with several tiny, silver stones pinned into it. Her dress was floor length and black till just above her knees from where it slowly faded into a silvery grey. The skirt was wide and flowy, suggesting that it was not only made of multiple layers, but that she was most likely wearing some sort of supportive undergarment underneath; like a hoop skirt and petticoat. The dress’s bodice was snugly fitting, strapless and had a black satin ribbon around the waist. Apart from the ribbon, the whole dress seemed to sparkle with every movement she made. Almost as if someone had managed to turn the night sky into fabric.

Spotting Alex, Kiama made her way straight towards him, moving in a way that showed that this was not the first time she wore a dress like that. “Good evening Captain,” she greeted him with a warm smile and then added with an encompassing gesture, “This looks amazing. Thank you for going through all the trouble of organising this.”

~Lt. Naim, CSO

“No trouble. All of you have worked so hard, you deserve a break. I am glad to see you here, Lieutenant. Keep yourself available, won’t you? I will have need of your help in a little bit, if you don’t mind.” and he smiled.

Ensign Shon Baht ducked into the holodeck, a brilliant grin spread across his face. He did a little shoulder shimmy of excitement as he took in the decorations, smells, and music. It had been a while since he’d been to a party, and he was in the mood to boogie.

He was dressed for the occasion as well. Of course Shon couldn’t quite be all black and silver… his blue skin was a vibrant splash of color against the greyscale background around him. But he’d donned a sequined black shirt under a reflective silver vest that looked like it had been sew from the outer layer of a disco ball. His shoes were made of a similar material and clacked as he made his way across the floor. He swiped a few finger foods on a plate before spotting Kiama. He made his way toward her, refusing to let himself be intimidated by entering the same circle as the captain.

“You two look great,” he said over the music after swallowing a morsel.

(Ensign Baht, Medical)

Cochrane smiled and held out a hand to Baht. “As do you, Ensign. Welcome. I hope you enjoy the party. And excellent choice of attire. Very eye catching.”

By the time Zef got to the holodeck, the place was pretty full of beautiful people. Standing far enough inside the doors that she was part of the festivities, but not blocking anyone, she took a few moments to just look around and get a feel for the grandness of the setting. It was wondrous. Crystal sparkled everywhere you looked and the crew had taken the “Black and White” part seriously. An event like this was how you began to get a personal sense of people. Their style of clothes, how well they mingled, who was dancing, etc. Standing there in her silver, strapless gown with the black chiffon overlay, patterned sequins glistened on her shoulders where they lay on top of the sheer material.

Feeling very feminine, Zef began looking around for Alex and spotted him talking to Ensign Baht and Lt Naim. He looked positively regal in the very modern tux her wore. It looked like a designer piece, not something standard.

She walked up to the group smiling and hoping she wasn’t interrupting anything.

“You all look fabulous!”

—Rollo, CNS

Alex gave her an almost overly zealous look up and down and smiled broadly and said “As do you, Counselor. That is quite the look. Maybe I should consider a uniform change for the CNS.” and he chuckled as he looked at her.

Cochrane, CO


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