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Posted July 30, 2021, 9:15 a.m. by Commander Tello Anaar (Executive Officer) (D Grisham)

Izzy laughed at Hammor and shook her head. Their crew had already gone ahead and set up the drink station so she didn’t have to. Her face once more went up to the sun to enjoy its splendor even on her Irish pale skin. Her bikini was stark black and white squiggles in the background behind blooms of beautiful flowers.

Janna looked at Pydone and nodded slowly. But t wasn’t a yes, it was acknowledgment of his statement. It had been different, on the boat, on their way here. Now she actually had to do this and she was hesitating.

Hammor gathered up fins, masks, flippers, spearguns, and extra spears. He pulled out a length of thin, braided rope and began making a makeshift tether. Once all the equipment was together save for fins and masks; he put all the extra stuff, including a large waterproof cooler with ice in it, inside a small inflatable raft. He tied the tether to one end of the raft and then moved everything down to the edge of the water. “Anyone wanna come with me?” he asked loudly and stripped off his shirt so that he was in only his swim trunks. His bare green skin was a massive mosaic of scars, brands, and oddly shaped marks… bite marks, perhaps. Big ones.

Hammor, Ops

Since everyone headed off in different directions to take on the tasks of making a gathering place for a party on the beach, Tello made herself useful wherever it looked like someone needed help. It was nice to busy herself with things that had nothing to do with keeping a star ship going. Simple things like setting chairs around the fire pit and helping to set up the buffet table were fun because she couldn’t think of the last time she’d done anything like it.

When things looked under control, she made her way over to where Daggum stood asking for company. As she approached, Tello took off her hat and flung it further inland, then did the same with her shirt and sarong, letting the breeze carry them away from the water. Standing in front of the big Orion, she smiled up at him, “I’d like to come, if that’s okay?”

—Anaar, XO

Daggum smiled, bright white teeth against dark green lips, and said “Sure, I’d like that. Ever spear fish before?” he asked as he started gathering up a mask and fins and spear gun for her.

Hammor, Ops

Hands on hips and with a spunky attitude, Tello smiled. “Nope. Never. But, really, how difficult can it be? This fantasy is designed to satisfy so I think even if I’m not very good at it, I’ll probably catch one or two.”

Hammor winked and said “Fair enough.”

Viyara had picked the hut right next to Janna and had dumped her bag rather unceremoniously onto the bed before slipping out of her shoes and returning to the beach. She was dressed in a pair of very short, snugly fitting dark blue denim shorts and a cream coloured, loosely fitting Organdy blouse over a dark purple bikini with small black flowers printed on it. Every single one of her many tattoos was visible. As were the majority of her Trill markings.

Once everything was set up on the beach, Viyara walked over to Janna and grinned at her mischievously. “Do you want to give parasailing a try? Or would you rather do something else?”

~Viyara Nazeen, Scientist

An easy question and a way out, but Janna was suddenly paralyzed. Her therapist brain could easily tell her what was going on here, but she didn’t have access to that knowledge all of a sudden. It had been different on the ship when they first learned about their R&R trip. She was safe within the shell that the Athena provided her, even if that same shell had very nearly become a tomb before.

Shaking her head, Kingston struggled to speak. “I just..... I just need some time,” she said, turning abruptly and heading back for her hut as her heart pounded.

~Janna Kingston , CNS

Viyara watched Janna go, her brow pulled together in worry. She wanted to follow her right away, but worried that that might not be a good idea, that Janna needed some space. So she stood there, rooted to the ground, as she watched her walk away.

Pydone said nothing but his eyes radiated understanding. “We could always try boogie boarding first, I promise to tow you slow.”

“Boogie boarding is fun!” She said, about to turn to talk to Janna and get her to perhaps give that a try when Pydone was interrupted.

He was interrupted by the Captain who was pointing at the top of the dormant volcano. ‘We’re about to have a visitor”.
Hammor glanced up, following the Captain’s gaze.

At first it looked like a speck in the distance but as they watched the vision coalesce into someone wearing a wing suit hurtling from high up and heading their way. Twisting this way and that the green and yellow wing suit flared out before it reached the beach streaming out a parachute behind in similar colours.

Hanging from the parachute was a bare chested heavily muscled man with piercing eyes and chocolate skin. Landing on point in the sand he skilfully collected the parachute and walked towards them all.

“Ok… that was cool.” Hammor said with a grin.

She switched which hand was holding her rashguard top to the other hand and shielded her eyes from the sun with the other so she could watch the visitor glide down to the beach. Izzy could imagine the sand looking rather soft but when push came to shove, was actually quite hard to land on.

Tello watched along with everyone else and then was filled with surprise and pleasure when she saw the handsome man fly in. He radiated the term “eye candy” and Izzy couldn’t help but grin.

The Captain laughed out loud, “Chief Kane, you’re such a poser!”. Pydone slapped the man on the back as he approached and they briefly hugged.

“This from the man who cruises around in a super yacht”. Kane looked back up at the volcano a bit ruefully. “It was a rush getting here but it’s a hell of a walk to get back” He grinned showing perfect white teeth. “I saw you all arrive and you know how my tribe and I like to give a welcome” he looked at them all and spread his arms wide, “Welcome to Nemornia everyone”.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Walking over to the newcomer, she held out a hand to shake. “Thank you, Cheif Kane. I’m Tello Anaar. We’re just getting settled in, but everything looks wonderful so far.”

—Anaar, XO

Kane’s hand was heavily calloused but surprisingly gentle as he shook Tello’s hand with a smile. “The island has never looked better” he said eyes locking for a moment.

Izzy waved, smiling. “Thank you. I am Izzy. That is Daggum. This is Viyara, and Janna just went into her hut.” She pointed to each person in turn. Her eyes watched the man with great interest. She wondered if the tribe had always been here or were brought in as a part of this vacation resort.

Delaney, CoS

With her thoughts so focused on Janna, Kane’s arrival hadn’t fully registered with Viyara and it was only when she heard her own name that she fully returned to present. Looking around she greeted Kane with a smile and nod, but didn’t say anything.

Looking away from Tello to the others Kane took them all in with a nod. “Spear fishing, excellent choice. Nothing quite like freshly done fish over a beach bbq. Speaking of food, my tribe would love to host you for a celebration tomorrow night. It’s a bit of a hike to get to the village so we could go there tomorrow or they can come to us, completely up to you”.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

Anaar looked around at the others. “I would love to see your village. Does everyone feel up to a hike?” It would give them a chance to see more of the island and it had to be close to a water source so if they got all hot and sweaty they could take a dip before settling in. She was already thinking through the wardrobe she’d brought with her for the right thing to wear.

—Anaar, CO

“I’m down for a trip. Chief, you are welcome to stay and dine with us tonight, if you like. We’d love to know more about your home.” Daggum said as he finished readying his gear.

Hammor, Ops

“Sure,” Viyara nodded, still slightly distracted. She was really worried about Janna. So without another word, she slipped away and walked over to Janna’s hut. When she arrived in front of it, she knocked on the door frame and asked softly, “Janna? Are you okay? Can I come in?”

~Viyara Nazeen

“Yes,” Janna said softly.

Kane grinned at Hammor his eyes crinkling, “Thank you for the invite, I’d love the chance to hang out”. He watched Viyara walk away and looked at those remaining “Trouble in paradise?”

Pydone looked a little downcast, as if he had failed somehow.

Gamemaster Conspiracy Theorist

“Someone trying new things and going against a fear. Takes a bit, but she’s a strong one. She’ll be okay.” Hammor said.

Hammor

In the bright blue, one piece with high cut legs and straps around the waist, Tello turned to head back to where she and Hammor had been preparing to enter the ocean. “Chief, you can join Hammor and I. We’re about to go spear fishing. This will be my first time, but I’m feeling pretty good about my chances at catching something. Of course, he hasn’t really explained it to me yet.” She was excited to try it and looked forward to submersing herself in the water.

—Anaar, XO

Inside her hut, Janna was sitting cross-legged on her bed in lotus pose. Eyes closed, she was breathing in and out in measured breaths, letting her mind and body reach a calmer equilibrium. “Sorry about that,” Janna said. “Wasn’t expecting the panic, but I just needed a minute without everyone watching me.”

~Janna Kingston, CNS

Viyara walked a few steps into the hut and then sat down on the floor as well. She was facing Janna, but there was still quite a bit of space between them. “You don’t have to apologise. I understand not wanting to be watched when you aren’t well. Not to mention that you have seen me have more than one breakdown,” she chuckled softly and then replied a little more seriously, “Is there anything I can do for you?”

~Viyara Nazeen, Scientist

Janna shook her head and after another deep breath, opened her eyes. “No, but thanks. I’m okay. “I heard more voices out there. We have company?” Her body was relaxed again and she definitely wanted to enjoy her time here, even if she wasn’t ready for the parasailing just yet. Even the boogie boarding was circumspect if not inherently dangerous.

~Janna Kingston, CNS

“You’re welcome,” Viyara replied sincerely. “Uhm, yes. The Chief of the tribe that lives on this island just arrived. He invited us to dinner tomorrow evening in his village. Apparently they have planned a welcome party for us.” She grinned a little mischievously. “I think he is going to stay here for dinner today. Daggum invited him at least,” she added with a small shrug and then asked, “What would you like to do?”

~Ensign Nazeen, Scientist

Uncrossing her legs, the petite psychologist slipped off the bed and stood tall, rolling her shoulders back. “I’m going to go be sociable,” she said with a tiny grin, even if it did require some effort. She held out a hand to Viyara.

With one last dee breath, Janna stepped back out of her hut and walked casually across the sand towards the others.

~Janna Kingston, CNS


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