Posted by Lieutenant Laraan (Counsellor) in Main Sim - Tea and Cookies in the Conference Room
Her eyes swept the room seemingly indiscriminately, watching and waiting. Her eyes drank in body language, posture, and where the guests were looking. She listened, but listened to more than just the words being spoken, but also to how they were being spoken.
Kaylee inhaled slowly, taking an easy deep breath. At the mention of the assassins yet again, the duplicate versions of herself and her mother, she felt her own anxiety rise. She knew that this was a very delicate situation, one that her own involvement in could be tricky, seeing as her counterpart was a cold blooded killer.
“We will provide assistance where we can,” Kaylee offered, looking over to Ghubari, hoping she wasn’t overstepping. “However, as we are all aware, we must act methodically and precisely to limit any adverse effects of having two sets of ourselves in the same place. Especially for those of us who’s mirror versions are quite…” She paused, pursing her lips tightly and exhaling before continuing. “Different.”
Koraia tapped her fingers on the table for a moment and then leaned forward, giving Kaylee a slight nod of encouragement. “Though we recognize that it might be impossible to prevent all meetings. Especially since we’re apparently going to help with negotiations.” She was slightly amused, truth be told, but she was also weighing all the risks and variables that might need to be considered. “What can you tell us about the Taurus Pact?”
Fl. Captain Koraia, CO
Laraan had returned to the replicator, keeping the profile of a waiter, her back turned to the group. The wig was itching her scalp, but she could ignore that, concentrating on what was said.
Eddington took a second to rub his balding scalp before answering the question. “Back before the Klingon/Cardassian Alliance was dealt with, the Gorn, Tholians, and Breen created the Taurus Pact to give themselves the best chance of resisting the Alliance. In those days the Terran Rebellion had just come to an agreement with the Romulan’s and we were involved in hit and run attacks. We tried to coax the Pact to help but at that time they were in survival mode. Now, we stand paused to start a Federation of our own and the idea came largely from our dealings with your own universe. In essence, we got the idea from you.
Junior Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist
((This is only place I saw the CO… Can repost elsewhere if needed))
Karina’s next call was to the captain. =^=Captain… I think you need to get to medical. We have a situation you need to know about.=^=
Her voice, while relatively calm, definitely had an edge to it.
Ghubari sat there, her body relaxed, and inhaled deeply. =/\=I’m on my way. Koraia out.=/\=
The captain cast a quick glance to Laraan and Kaylee before looking at their guests. “I need to go attend to whatever situation is happening. I’m sure Commander Baxter and Lieutenant Laraan will be interesting company for you.” And you for them, she thought.
Rising to her feet, Koraia gave them all a nod and headed to the door. She paused and looked Delaney in the eyes, holding the woman’s gaze. It was a Be alert unspoken look from one former security officer to a current one.
And with that, the captain left.
Fl. Captain Koraia, CO
Isabel caught the look. It was impossible not to since she was already keeping a good eye on the proceedings. She gave the Captain an almost imperceptible nod and went back to looking as though she was a statue.
Laraan gave a nod and, taking the vacant chair, sat down in Ghubari’s chair, touching her wig once to make sure it was still in place on her scalp.
“That is very interesting, thank you for sharing that background information. I find it fascinating that you took the idea for a Federation from our universe. Which species would be in this Federation if I may ask?”
- Laraan, CNS
Hopefully, at least in this room, nothing would be happening. Everyone was on edge in this alternate universe and if they weren’t they were deaf, dumb, and blind. Still, the last thing she wanted was to add to the nervous tension she felt by displaying it and the more relaxed her body was, the more easily she could move if or when she was needed.
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