Side Sim - Holodeck: Finding Peace in Chaos

Posted Jan. 29, 2022, 6:44 p.m. by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) (Riley W)

Posted by Commander Orvos Legen (Executive Officer) in Side Sim - Holodeck: Finding Peace in Chaos

Posted by Captain Jennifer Wallace (Commanding Officer) in Side Sim - Holodeck: Finding Peace in Chaos

Posted by Commander Orvos Legen (Executive Officer) in Side Sim - Holodeck: Finding Peace in Chaos
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Jennifer smiled slightly, glancing down at the pot. She used a hand to waft the scent towards her face, also testing the temperature by hovering her hand over the liquid. “Seems hot enough,” she decided, turning off the burner and carrying the pot over to the sink and pouring the hot chocolate into two large mugs. She also added a little creamer to cool it down just enough to drink, then handed the nice, full mug over to Orvos.

“There’s always more to discover, I think that’s the best thing about life.”

Jennifer Wallace, CO

“That’s absolutely true!” Orvos replied emphatically as he raised his mug. “To discovering more.” And with that, he took a sip.

He pulled the mug down and gave himself a moment to consider their situation. “I don’t know how long we will be here to be fair,” he stated. “Is this merely a relaxation program? Or is there something more you do here?”

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

“There’s no programmed events, if that’s what you’re asking,” Jennifer replied, stepping back into the main area - with the fireplace and all that. “It’s just a house and the surrounding couple of miles. No people. Simulated day-night cycle, weather matching my favorite summer - the one when I was twelve - and enough food to keep me fed for… I’m not sure. A while, at least.”

Orvos nodded understanding as he heard rain resume once more outside. The pitter-patter of it was soothing.

She sat down on the couch and took a sip of the cocoa before putting it down. “I do hope the issue gets fixed though. As much as I enjoy your company, we have jobs to get back to at some point.”

Wallace, CO

Orvos nodded. “Yes, and unfortunately I should be the one out there doing the saving.” He sighed as he sat down, frustrated that he was helpless inside a holodeck. He resolved himself to his fate as he took a sip of cocoa. He grinned. “Delicious!” he said taking another sip.

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

“It had better be,” Jennifer grinned in response, then grimaced as she remembered their situation. “Ugh, I should have worn my commbadge, then at least we might have a method of communication with the Ship. It’s not been long enough for anyone to actually notice something is wrong…”

Wallace, CO

As if just realizing it, Orvos spoke. “You’re right, and we really ought to change that somehow.” His mind churned at what could possibly be done.

Suddenly there was a knock at the front door. Orvos stopped and slowly turned to look at Jennifer.

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

Jenn looked at the front door, frowning. “What…?” She stood up, glanced at Orvos, then looked at the door again. “There’s no Holopeople in this program…”

“It could be another trapped officer though,” she realized, chuckling briefly before heading over to the door and opening it up.


Orvos watched as Wallace greeted the newcomer.

A woman stood in the doorway. She was 5‘9” with straight brown hair that fell level with her chin. She wore a dark blue, form-fitting jumpsuit that accentuated her feminine curves. She seemed nervous as she gave her hand a brief wave. “Hi, my name is Katrina. May I come in?”

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

Jennifer looked over the woman, frowning slightly in confusion. She didn’t recognize Katrina at all, although she hadn’t looked over the entire roster so who knows. “Ah, yes. Of course… come on in,” she stepped back, gesturing into the room. “Ah, I don’t mean to be rude, Katrina, but who are you? And how did you get here?”

She left the question open. If the woman was a holoprogram, it could be interpreted as her asking how she got to this cabin on the lake. If she had wider knowledge, it could just as well be a question about how she’d gotten into the holodeck, or even onto the ship.

Wallace, CO

Katrina shook her head. “I’m still pretty new to the ship, Engineering department. I had time still before reporting in for duty, so I thought I would get some holodeck time in. The computer said this one was empty, however when I arrived I noticed the program running. Soon after the doors sealed shut and wouldn’t open.”

As she took in the house, she then added. “Oh, maybe you didn’t mean all that? For all I know you’re part of the programming, although I recognize your faces as senior staff. Oh, I hope I wasn’t…you know…interrupting something?”

Orvos grinned and turned back to face the fire, offering no help rather humorously.

-Lt. Commander Orvos Legen, CE

“Great, now there are three of us stuck here,” Wallace let out a long sigh. “It was my program initially. Lt. Cmdr Orvos is in the same boat as you,” she used his full rank, giving the man a slight glare although he was looking away and couldn’t see it. “He thought it was empty, came in, got locked in. The computer isn’t listening to us, so I guess we’re all stuck. Hopefully engineering realizes we’re missing at some point… missing the Captain and the CE, that’s got to be something they will notice…”

Wallace, CO

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