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Welcome party for Commanding Officers

Posted May 2, 2021, 12:32 a.m. by Civilian Marishka (Lounge Host) (Catt Bennett)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) in Welcome party for Commanding Officers

Posted by Civilian Marishka (Lounge Host) in Welcome party for Commanding Officers

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Daggum Hammor (Chief Operations Officer) in Welcome party for Commanding Officers
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Marishka stood in the empty Parthenon. She knew, in five minutes, it would be bustling with activity. It looked absolutely pristine, as it should. She had her staff had made certain that everything that was supposed to sparkle shone like a gem and everything that should be shadowed was soft and deep. All the food was ready, the tables were perfect, anything she could think of had been taken care of but there would always be something so, she was ready for whomever, or whatever, to bring it on. The staff that had volunteered to work filed in in dress uniform and began setting up for service. Marishka, herself, had changed back into formal ancient Greek garb. She had decided that the vibrant blue wasn’t really her color anymore. The pale gold, accented with peacock feathers and heels, seemed to fit her much better.

“Alright Ted, now all we need is out new command staff.”

  • Marishka

A familiar and large figure entered the Parthenon a few minutes early… the Operations Officer. Hammor, in his regular uniform and carrying a wooden box, looked around and then saw Marishka. With a curt nod he made his way to her. Holding out the box to her, he said “Peace offering. Feel free to keep it or gift it to the new Command team from you. Either way.” His words were clipped and short, but not wholly un-friendly.

Hammor, Ops Chief

Marishka allowed a bit of surprise, and pleaser to show in her eyes as she took the wooden box.

“Thank you Lieutenant Commander. Whatever I decide to do with this, there will be peace between us this evening although, we should probably meet in a day or two to discuss my next order.”

She paused and looked down at the box.

“Oh damn, you know I’ve got to open it right?” she asked with a genuine smile before carefully opening the box.

  • Marishka

Inside sat a crystal bottle of a dark brown liquid with a crystal stopper on a bed of gold satin… Napoleonic Brandy, and not replicated. Of course, there was still one distillery that made it in the traditional way and bottled it in crystal… but it was still very hard to come by and was not something many people had even seen; let alone tasted.

Hammor nodded once and said “Absolutely. You let me know what times work best, and I will make sure I’m available. Have a good evening. I hope the party goes off without a hitch.” and he turned to leave.

Hammor, Ops Chief

Marishka called after him.

“Lieutenant Commander, if you really would like to give this to our new Captain, I would not deprive you of the honor. Please take it from me.” she said with a smile.

Marishka knew exactly what this was. Yes, it was Napoleonic Brandy but, if she read too much into it, it was also a trap. If she decided to keep it for herself, she was a self indulgent emerald skinned serpent just as he’d said. Boxes that were opened could never be closed.

Sighing, she set it on the bar and walked away. If it was still there at the end of the night, she would deal with it in the morning.

  • Marishka

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