Posted by Civilian Marishka (Lounge Host) in 17/18 Forward- Post-Mission Awards (ALL CREW)
Posted by Fleet Captain Ghubari Koraia (Captain) in 17/18 Forward- Post-Mission Awards (ALL CREW)
Posted by Lieutenant Konral Vander (Chief of Security) in 17/18 Forward- Post-Mission Awards (ALL CREW)
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Izzy cheered with the crew who were lively enough to do so. Stark was a mystery to most on the ship, but they could see the genuine affection between the Captain and the CIO. It would have been hard for anyone to ignore that. Izzy was of a mind to celebrate, with her new pip on her collar. The giddy elation of being presented with her new rank was coursing through her even as she sat at the table with her boss. As soon as Koraia asked as to the whereabouts of her husband, Izzy lifted her hand with a flourish to present him to his wife. “You know,” She told Konral. “There was once a woman who’s sole job it was to present things with her hands. I think she was on a game show. Could you imagine that?” and she flourished again.
Ghubari laughed openly and took a seat next to Konral. “That definitely sounds like a very weird life.” She slipped her hand over his and leaned in to kiss him on the cheek. Rarely was she a person to give much public displays of affection (the least of which because in growing up in Tanzania it was just something not done), but she was in a happy mood and really didn’t care if the crew saw her be affectionate with her husband. It wasn’t like she was going to make out with hi in front of everyone, after all.
“Good to see you smiling…” Konral said with a warm tense smile as he felt the warmth of her kiss on his cheek. “We need to have more days like this”
Ghubari just winked at him.
Marishka had watched the procession with interest and well hidden pride. Some of these people she knew by name and by sight. Others she considered a mystery. At least one she considered a friend. Stark understood her in ways that nobody else probably ever would and she would be honored to serve them this evening.
Making her way to Stark and Ghubari, she smiled and bowed graciously.
“Well spoken and well deserved I’m certain. I’m at your service.” she offered.
Koraia smiled warmly at Marishka. “I’m in the mood to celebrate. Got anything festive?”
Fl. Captain Koraia, CO
Marishka could have rattled off an entire menu but knew she should probably keep it short.
“I have what is interpreted as whiskey form many major species. Of course there is blood wine and warnog, Saurian brandy, Orion ale and dark rum, champagne, and many other treats.” she said enjoying the happy mood of her Captain.
Throughout Stark had been led by Ghubari’s arm and he was grateful that she had led him into and out of what was probably the most vulnerable moment he had had in 5 years. As things started to settle into normal banter he finally rallied and looked up at all of them with a genuine smile on his face.
Stark Nightstalker CIO
Karina watched the scene unfold and was happy for Stark. He certainly deserved the promotion and she was happy for him. Seeing him dragged off by the Captain, she decided she would congratulate him at another time. She finished her drink and slipped from the room. Surely there was someone in medical who wanted to come join the festivities. She would go relieve them and let someone else enjoy a moment of time away from work.
Surveying about her, Koraia grinned. “Well, all very interesting options. But let’s go with the classic Human tradition and have some champagne all around.” She cast her glance back to Stark and grinned wider. “The bubble are fun.” Yes, she was teasing him, but that was her right and prerogative.
Fl. Captain Koraia, CO
Marishka herself had developed quite a fondness for Champagne. Somebody had introduced her to it when she was on Earth but that part of her background wasn’t open for discussion at the moment.
“Absolutely! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.”
Marishka stepped away and quickly returend with bottles and glasses enough for all to enjoy.
“Oooh Champagne. The bubbles are fun.” She agreed as she took one of the glasses of the pale golden liquid. Often her alcohol consumption was of a considerably harder liquid, but she enjoyed wine and champagne occasionally as well. She waited until everyone had a glass in hand before raising her own and clearing her throat.
“Seo sláinte an tséitéara, an ghadaí, an trodaí, agus an óltóra!
Má dhéanann tu séitéireacht, go ndéana tú séitéireacht ar an mbás,
Má ghoideann tú, go ngoide tú croí mná;
Má throideann tú, go dtroide tú i leith do bhráthar,
Agus má ólann tú, go n-óla tú liom féin.”
Then in English, Izzy translated, “If you cheat, may you cheat death. If you steal, may you steal a partner’s heart. If you fight, may you fight for a brother. And if you drink, may you drink with me. Slainte!”
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