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Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel Infinity Pool and Bar

Posted Sept. 10, 2021, 7:47 p.m. by Civilian T'Pon (Groundskeeper) (Ian Kerby)

Posted by Civilian T’Pon (Groundskeeper) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel Infinity Pool and Bar

Posted by Lieutenant S’Raal Cran Moonshadow (Doctor) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel Infinity Pool and Bar

Posted by Lieutenant Benjamin Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Main Sim - Welcome to Fantasy Planet - Anchor Hotel Infinity Pool and Bar
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S’Raal settled himself into a deckchair and looked out over the infinity pool to the ocean far below at the bottom of the plunging cliff the hotel was built into on this side. Overcoming a brief moment of vertigo he watched his svelte wife play with Meryidiyth in the pool.

T’Pon’s regimen to recover her shape after giving birth had been very Vulcan and very effective but S’Raal’s trained doctors eyes could still see the telltale signs of a woman who had given birth. He smiled as Meryidiyth giggled and splashed the water while being held in her mother’s arms.

Meryidiyth’s astonishing growth spurt in the womb and beyond had steadily settled into a normal developmental rate for which S’Raal was grateful on the other hand Meryidiyth’s mental and psionic development were still decidedly abnormal. However, today S’Raal was a dad not a doctor and he put it all aside and looked over the idyllic scene of the pool, the view and the bar/restaurant. He sighed in contentment and relaxed.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

“Quite the happy family Doctor Moonshadow” A voice came from behind S’Raal. Benjamin Grey stood there, he was wearing swimming shorts and a shirt unbuttoned all the way, out of his uniform he was not as thin, he had the build of a swimmer. In one hand he had a glass filled with dark liquid, around his neck hung a pendant, S’Raal was one of the few medical staff in the know that said pendant had something that numbed the youngish Chief Medical Officers unnaturally keen sense of smell. “It’s good to see Meryidiyth in such a joyous state”

Dr. Grey - CMO

S’Raal grinned from ear to ear, “Quite the happy family indeed Dr Grey”. He shielded his eyes from the sun as he looked up at the man. “This is a touch of paradise we all really needed. Do you have any plans for your R&R?”.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

Benjamin squatted so S’Raal wouldn’t have to crane his neck as much and so Ben wouldn’t have to look so far down “Not really, I wanted to walk around the hotel, perhaps see some sights.” He said with a smile “I wonder if they have any farm animals here” He said mostly to himself “I think I’ll also find somewhere quiet to find whatever they call a pint here.” He shook his drink “Have you found any family entertainment here?” He asked.

Dr. Grey - CMO

S’Raal’s golden eyes glowed as he whipped out an old style paper pamphlet from its resting place next to his reclining deck chair. “They have everything you can think of and more, amusement park, sauna. kiddy ball pits, bowling alley, trampoline complex and the list goes on. Strangely, no holodecks. “.

Benjamin nodded, but who would need a Holodeck on a place like this.

S’Raal continued scanning, “Looks like there are settlements all over the planet with other attractions as well… butterfly park, safari tour, horse treks, that might be the place to find the farm animals you’re looking for, can’t see any Old English Pubs but considering this list I wouldn’t be surprised”. S’Raal sighed contentedly, “I think I could retire here” he said with a chuckle.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

Ben answered the chuckle with a laugh of his own “As good a place as any to retire I suppose” He said looking at the child playing in the water, his feelings regarding Moonshadows family were always a mixture of joy, sadness, and shame that he managed to cover decently well behind his smile “When I was a lad I grew up on a farm, almost became a veterinarian exclusively. Perhaps that’s as good a retirement plan as any other”

Dr. Grey - CMO

“True,” S’Raal said quietly, “A veterinarian you say? Now that’s a coincidence, I had the same thoughts but was stopped dead in my tracks when ever the thought of euthanasia came up… just couldn’t face the look on a kids face…”

T’Pon threw Meryidiyth up and caught her again as she hit the water with squeals of delight. It was obvious to those that knew them that they communicated in ways beyond the norm. Every now and again Meryidiyth would touch her mother’s face and become momentarily still and intent followed always by a secret smile matched and mirrored by T’Pon’s own smile.

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Ben looked at the two women splashing in the water and smiled, the smile turned sardonic as he turned back to S’Raal “It was a rare thing on my farm having to put down an animal, mostly old age or disease gone too far to cure. Never a thing to enjoy but still necessary” He gave himself a good shake “Well I did get my veterinarian studies out of the way before coming to the Athena” He chuckled and looked back at T’Pon and the child, for a moment he felt a pain in his side, it wasn’t a real pain but a memory he had chosen to keep, absentmindedly he rubbed his side “I trust Meryidiyth is fine” He asked before taking a sip of his drink resisting the urge to down the whole thing.

Dr. Grey - CMO

Normally S’Raal wouldn’t have been able to resist waxing lyrical about the new addition to his life but many years of doctoring kicked into gear when Grey touched his side. “Everything alright? You looked like you’re in pain”.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

Benjamin blinked in surprise and frowned at the Catian “What?” He looked at his hand and quickly stopped and frowned at his own hand “No just remembering an old hurt. Occasionally I’ll remember things, sensations, and scents as if they were happening again” He smiled awkwardly “I try not to let my mind wander” HE realized he hadn’t spoken about this before “I have a variation on eidetic memory, I theorize it’s how my mind deals with my sense of smell” He shrugged “It’s fading already, I’ll be fine in a few minutes.”

Dr. Grey - CMO

S’Raal’s golden eyes widened as he took that in, “So you have a sense memory that affects your entire nervous system recreating the sensations of the memory. I’m not sure if I want to say that’s amazing or terrifying. Have you tested the physiological and psychological ramifications to your health or would focusing on it make it worse?” S’Raal suddenly realised that even asking about ti might have that selfsame affect and quickly buttoned up.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

Benjamin blinked in surprise and felt heat in his cheeks, for a moment he’d forgotten he was speaking with a fellow doctor. He shook his head both to say no and to regain his composure, he never felt as confident when he was out of his long white coat in his Sickbay “I’ve done some tests and been tested. I don’t ‘feel’ it exactly like it happens. It’s foggier as if it were a dream, the sensations I mean. When I recall something especially emotionally intense I can often feel how I felt but I’ve theorized that I can recall any sensation with the right kind of focus. It makes for an interesting neurological study as it’s mostly emotions.” He pulled out the necklace holding the small pendant filled with scents that he occasionally sniffed from “You’ve seen me use these occasionally before” He stated it as a fact, most of his staff was familiar with it “It allows me to focus my sense of smell but an unexpected side effect is that it allows me to focus on the now.” His smile returned “Don’t worry about bringing up old sensations or memories, feeling physical sensations happens rarely, I think it’s mostly connected to intense emotional moments, I think there are perhaps a couple dozen moments in my life I can recall like that, mostly firsts; first time in space, first kiss. Other more traumatic like shoving a laser scalpel in a tentacle monster out of pure foolishness.” He pointed to Meryidiyth “Or other momentous occasions, I can recall her birth quite vividly although that’s mostly emotional rather than physical” He added as a final example.

Dr. Grey - CMO

“Then I will go with amazing instead of terrifying” S’Raal said his golden fur rippling in the slight breeze, “It makes sense considering I too can recall some moments more vividly than others due to my emotional investment in them. That level of focus must be extremely useful in our line of work, I’m a little envious”.

T’Pon continued to throw Meryidiyth in the air to giggles of delight. There were moments when S’Raal wished his daughter had been born without her special abilities. He knew full well what that meant for her future, he had watched what had happened to his uncle and he didn’t want the same to happen to his daughter. In this moment however, such things seemed distant and far away.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

Benjamin nodded, silently relieved that the conversation had veered back to the bonuses of his senses and not the limitations and other negative qualities. He chuckled although more to clear his throat than to laugh “Well I won’t keep you from your family” He waved at the mother-daughter duo and stood up from his squat “I think I’ve intruded enough” He said with a sheepish grin.

Dr. Grey - CMO

“You are welcome anytime Benjamin”, S’Raal said dreamily as he relaxed next to the pool watching his family play.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

Benjamin nodded “Thanks S’Raal” He said with a smile and turned on his heels and left the pool area.

Dr. Grey - CMO

S’Raal was enjoying the sun when suddenly he was half drenched by a splash of water. T’Pon and Meryidiyth looked at him with matching naughty faces. Looking shocked and outraged for a brief second before smiling S’Raal launched out and over the top of them, landing feet first he started a splashing war that had many people ducking for cover.

S’Raal Cran Moonshadow

T’Pon left S’Raal in the pool to play with their daughter for a while. Lounging in the sun she nodded with a certain satisfaction that giving birth had not affected her overall shape and fitness to an alarming degree. She watched some of the other denizens of the pool looking for familiar faces, or perhaps new faces to meet.

T’Pon

Meryidiyth’s mind was never far from her mother’s mind and when the little girl felt a flash of fear T’Pon was instantly aware. S’Raal holding his daughter felt her stiffen and immediately looked to his wife knowing she would have insight.

T’Pon moved swiftly to the side of the pool and placed her hand on her daughter’s face. An instant later she saw what her daughter was aware of. Every single attendant at the pool had suddenly stopped stock still and looked to be listening intently to something.

T’Pon


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