Lost City of Atlantis or Saoghal eile

Posted July 21, 2021, 1:27 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Cara Esmé O’Farrell (Counselor / Education Specialist) in Lost City of Atlantis or Saoghal eile

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) in Lost City of Atlantis or Saoghal eile


“You ever been married? Or been close to being?” he asked, why was anyone’s guess.


“Married no. Close? Kind of. More like almost close, but then I got labeled a fire-haired Irish vixen that stole, cradled, and shattered his heart into a million unmendable pieces.” She picked up the strawberry lemonade and finished it. “What about you? Or is it just a trail of crazy exes?” she asked, grinning.


Mardusk laughed loudly. “Oh no… please tell me you didn’t get close to almost marrying that frosted-tips, pukah-shell necklace wearing idiot? ‘Cause if you did, I think I may need to go wash my hair or something.” and he laughed again.

“No.” Cara rolled her eyes hard and did the most impressively indignant hair flip that only a true red head could pull off. “Nay, I have self respect. Spent two weeks in New Orleans on vacation. End of it he decides I’m gonna be his wife and that I’m leaving Star Fleet because he said so. Then that daft pup literally tried to put a ring on my finger. His idea of a proposal was ‘Wear it your mine now and everyone should know it.’ Yeah that was a resounding No.”

“And for me? Nope. And the road of crazy ex’s is a dead end street with one insane asylum on it. Bubbles is my Grant. But I never got no where near close to close to close to marrying her. ” and he chuckled.


“That’s a good thing.” She sat back idly running a finger over the rim of her glass. “Ideal vacation. And nothing vague.”


Mardusk’s metallic green eyes flicked to the finger on the glass and then back to hers and he smiled. “Somewhere new that I’ve never been. I don’t have a type of place. I enjoy all kinds of weather and all types of settings; beach, mountains, big cities, rural countryside… no real preference. All I want is to be off a ship and away from work. And I’d want to go with someone if possible but not necessary… and not talk about Star Fleet or work or trade work stories or anything like that. So for me, the ideal vacation isn’t a place… it’s a time period with a person. Be that me or a friend or… you know… whoever. What about you? Same question.”


Cara thought about it. “I love the mountains. One of those mountain vacation resort places ‘sounds’ great. You can socialize with complete strangers who know nothing about you or your work, but if don’t want to be social you don’t have to, you can go get lost in the mountains. Which really wouldn’t be hard for me.” She winked and grinned at him. “The Didiron mountain range on Vissia are supposed to be unlike any other. My sister swears by Risa, but the actuality doesn’t seem to live up to the hype.
But I would really love to visit Dakala. Rogue planet, always night time, lit up by bioluminescent plants and animals. It’s so totally different than anything we are accustomed to. But where ever it is I’d rather go with someone than alone. Memories are always better when you have someone to share them with.” The motion of her finger on the rim of the glass had stopped while she talked, then began again while she thought. A black onyx band, peridot heart topped by a crown, held by two hands sat on her right ring finger with the crown facing outward. “Alright, your favorite piece to play on the bass guitar, and why?”


Metallic green eyes went back to the glass and then he said “Anything by Parliament. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my punk rock. Love it. But as far as a rhythm bass rift goes? Nothing… nothing compares to funk. You familiar with the genre… Cara? And what’s your favorite music?” His eyes went back to the finger for a second time and he then looked at her directly and said “I’m gonna be so pissed if you’re just messin’ with me.” and he smiled and then chuckled.


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