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Family Dinner - The Lounge

Posted Oct. 15, 2020, 10:23 p.m. by Commander D'Vash Odinson (Chief Intelligence Officer) (Terry Sullivan)

Posted by Lieutenant Revna Edman (Counselor) in Family Dinner - The Lounge

Posted by Civilian Runa Siff Edman (Education Specialist) in Family Dinner - The Lounge

Posted by Commander D’Vash Odinson (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Family Dinner - The Lounge

Runa had dragged her out to the lounge again. They were going to celebrate another holiday today. What would be the first day of fall. And Revna would rather be in the holodeck, but there were no open times. It just didn’t feel like autumn on board a ship. Either way, here they were, again. This time they at least weren’t wearing the same thing. Revna had manged, to Runa’s disappointment, to convince Runa it was ridiculous and childish to do so again. This time Revna had ordered from the kitchen before they left her quarters. Chopped steak with bacon and mushroom gravy served with a big plate of boiled parslied potatoes, traditional danish rye bread with sourdough served with Lignonberry jam, and then a Danish kringle for desert.

But she had a surprise for her twin. After they got a seat she walked over to the bar. “Three glasses of Laird’s Straight Apple Brandy. We have someone joining us, Harry. Do me a favor and don’t bring it till he arrives.” Then out of ear shot of Runa, Revna tapped her commbadge, =^=Edman to Odinson. Would you care to join us in the lounge? Runa has it in her head we need to celebrate the first day of autumn today.=^=

=^=I would love to, but do me a favor and don’t mention that I’m coming. I owe her a little payback from all those years ago. Hopefully, it’s been long enough that she won’t recognize me.=^=

=^=I wouldn’t dream of warning her. I’ll even make sure her back is to the door.=^= Revna turned off her combadge, grabbed two waters from Harry and made her way over to the table. It was their custom to always sit so they could see out the windows, and so Revna was easily able to make Runa take the seat putting her back to the door. They sat and sipped the water while they “waited” for the food. Revna used the calm and silence to school her expression.

A short while later, D’vash slid into the lounge unobtrusively. He spotted the sisters and moved around the room so that he could approach Runa from behind without her noticing him.

He approached and stood about from her and began. “Ms. Runa Edman, I am the Atlantis’s Chief Intelligence Officer. I need you to come with me. It seems there is an issue with your teaching credentials. The Federation Department of Public Instruction and Federation Security has informed us that your credentials have been falsified and that you are not legally certified to teach”

Revna’s eyes got wide as D’vash continued to bark out the ‘crimes’ Runa was accused of. She watched her sister carefully to see what she would do.

Before Runa could turn around and respond, he gave Revna a quick week indicating for her to play along. “I am to escort you to your quarters to gather your things, hen escort you to the shuttle bay where a Federation Security runabout will arrive within the hour to take you back to Earth to get to the bottom of this crime. Please come with me.”

Odinson (CIO)

Runa’s eyes widened. She glanced at Revna to see if this was some kind of joke and seeing no hint of laughter from her sister, she wasn’t sure what to make of this accusation. “Of course I have my credentials! They were sent to Cpt. Bordeaux for approval before I came on board.” Then the full extent of what this ‘Intelligence’ officer was implying hit her. “Security transport?” He’d said she had to collect her things? They were kicking her off the ship? As a prisoner? She stood up, that quick hot temper she’d has a child flaring. This…this idiot was accusing her of fraud AND taking her away from her sister.

Revna couldn’t respond to D’vash’s wink but she understood. “Runa? What is he talking about?” She looked up at the chief intelligence officer, and playing along, “Cmdr, there must be a mistake,” and turning back to Runa, speaking softly, “Runa you better go with him. Come on.”
Lt. Edman, Counselor

Runa’s temper didn’t flare long these days though, she’d learned to curb it into something more useful, most of the time. She nodded to Revna. It wouldn’t do to create a scene with the officer. She finally looked right at him, a heavy retort about him being in the wrong department if he couldn’t use his intelligence to make a few simple contacts to figure this out. But she stopped because the man was intimidating and something about him made her pause, but she wasn’t sure what.
Runa Edman, Teacher

Without breaking character, he continued. “There also seems to be a report of your bullying a child, a 7-year old child, at that. I can confirm this incident, as I was there to witness it. You pushed a 7-year old boy down a ski hill in an attempt to as you put it “make a snowball’ out of him.”

Revna had to turn away, making it appear she was cancelling their dinner order. She schooled her breathing because the first sign from her that she might be struggling would set Runa off. Harry was looking at her like he wasn’t sure if he should call help for the two sisters or not. She caught his gaze and winked so he’d know to ignore the whole thing.

“I’m not placing you under arrest, Ms. Edman, but I would suggest from making any further comments until you have legal representation present.”

Odinson (CIO)

Revna turned back looking rather ‘alarmed.’ “Legal representation? Surely this is just a misunderstanding, Cmdr.?” She put her arm around Runa’s shoulders and whispered. “It’s okay Runa, I know you wouldn’t do anything like that.” And from behind Runa’s head Revna’s eyes were laughing at D’Vash.
Lt. Edman, Counselor

Runa stood there staring at this Oaf in front of her. “A ski hill? I haven’t been on a ski hill in 4 years. There is no way you were there.” She looks him up and down, “I’d remember you.” Runa always had a knack for names and faces. A benefit for being a teacher and students show up years later and all grown up. She nodded absently. Legal representation? She didn’t know anyone to call. The man was serious, and she whispered to Revna, “Will you call, Da?” Surely their father could find the paper work she needed and get this cleared up.

She walked with them towards the door a few steps and then stopped, dead in her tracks. And D’Vash would see steel in her eyes. They had played her. Both of them. She shrugged Revna off, she’d get back to her sister later, and she advanced on the Cmdr, laughter in her eyes. The years between suddenly gone, and she remembered, and the affection for that 7 year old boy still there. Oh she’d been awful then. And she deserved everything she was going to get. Runa loved a good prank, and this was certainly a good one. She’d play along for a bit. “Well then Cmdr. if you were there I think you’ll agree the little weasel deserved what he got. Always sneaking in and looking where he shouldn’t. Torturing the girls, making them cry in fright. Teasing them mercilessly. Poetic justice it was.”
Runa Edman, Teacher
Runa Edman, Teacher

“Who are you kidding? You loved every minute of it!!!” He opened his arms, inviting Runa in for a hug.

Laughing Runa practically tackled D’Vash in a huge hug. “Vash!” She hugged him tightly and kissed him on the cheek. “I did love every minute of it, and so did you! You even volunteered to be rolled down that hill.” Runa turned to look at Revna a wicked gleam to her eyes. She might be too shocked and thrilled to find D’Vash here, but her sister was going to get payback, “Revna Freja Edman! You will pay for this!”

Revna smirked and bowed just a bit. “I’ll take any punishment you give to see that look on both your faces.” She knew Runa would be just as surprised and happy as she had been to find out D’Vash was on board.

“You’d have a much harder time pushing me down now. I’ve gotten bigger,” he said looking down at her. “I’m a much better skier now, as well. Got the trophies to prove it, too.”

“Oh I don’t know, I have my ways. It just takes a little leverage.” But from the looks of D’Vash he wasn’t as easy to fool anymore. What she couldn’t figure out was how Revna could keep that secret from her. This was D’Vash! But at the mention of skiing. “Oh now that’s a challenge. And I happen to have the perfect holodeck program.” She grinned, “I have a program of Sleipnir’s Mane. So anytime you want to be embarrassed.”

Revna’s eyes lit up, “You have Sleipnir’s Mane on a holo program? Oh tell me you have the whole resort with the bonfire clearing?” She didn’t know her sister had that a program. Runa must have recreated it herself from memory and maybe pictures. “When you go, tell me, I’d love to watch.” She’d rather go down the slope with them, but that wouldn’t happen for awhile. “I’ll be the judge of who wins. Stop you two from arguing,” she teased.

He put his arms around the two sisters and ushered them back to the table, holding out the chairs for them in a gentlemanly fashion. “I don’t drink very often, but I think this is one time I can make an exception. What’ll it be?” he asked waving a waitress over.

Odinson (CIO)

Runa, one arm around him, hugged him again. “What have you been doing all these years D’Vash?” As they sat she wondered, “I think Revna has something planned.”
Runa Edman, Teacher

Revna sat after D’Vash pulled out her chair, “Who would have thought you would have turned into such a gentleman, Vash.” She grinned. She hadn’t felt this carefree in a long time. Her sister and her brother. The Norns surely had something in mind for their fates.

“My mother tamed the savage beast. She certainly wasn’t going to let her little boy to grow into one, despite his genes.”

As the waitress came over, “We have food waiting from the kitchen. As Harry to forget the Brandy and send three glasses, and the bottle I dropped off last night.” The waitress grinned and returned shortly with the food. Chopped steak with bacon and mushroom gravy served with a big plate of boiled parslied potatoes, traditional danish rye bread with sourdough served with Lignonberry jam, and then a Danish kringle for desert. “A feast for celebration.”

“And to drink,” Revna grinned as the waitress set down 3 small banded onyx wine glasses. She took the bottle from the waitress. A bottle of 2359 Edman Mead. “From Da’s own hands. He always said the year we were born made the best batch. He sent me a few bottles.” She passed the bottle to D’Vash, the honor to pour-his. “Now incase you two cretins have forgotten, this is the same vintage we stole from your grandfather’s study,” she said to D’Vash, “along with your Grandmother’s Danish Kringle. It’s aged quite a bit more than it was then. Let’s try not to pass out in the woods this time.” If she could have managed it, she would have laughed. They’d had good times then.
Revna Edman, Counselor

D’vash laughed heartily, something he rarely did. Being with the twins brought back fond memories of a simpler time. A time of less worries and more fun. They made him feel young and carefree . . . .

“I’m surprised I didn’t die of alcohol poisoning that night, thanks to you two. If not for that strong Orion consitution, you both would have been in prison for long time.”

Odinson (CIO)


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