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Diamond Star - Neighbors... Thats Very Convenient (Tag CNS)

Posted July 26, 2021, 10:04 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Cara Esmé O’Farrell (Counselor / Education Specialist) in Diamond Star - Neighbors… Thats Very Convenient (Tag CNS)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Gravel Mardusk (Chief of Security) in Diamond Star - Neighbors… Thats Very Convenient (Tag CNS)

Posted by Lieutenant Cara Esmé O’Farrell (Counselor / Education Specialist) in Diamond Star - Neighbors… Thats Very Convenient (Tag CNS)
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Mardusk led them back to the bar and he pulled a stool out for Cara and then sat next to her. “Bit different than my normal spot, but I think it’ll do.” and he winked at her and then took her hand in his.

Mardusk

Cara looked around, it was classy. Classy but had personality. Sassy t-shirt, jean jacket, and cranky attitude was in such a wonderful juxtaposition to the place, it just Made. Her. Day. “I’ve only seen places like this on a holodeck. It’s different, not something I would expect to find on a star ship.” She liked the feel of her hand in his, and it felt right but it was new and different and she was totally aware of it. The bartender walked over, “Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel on the rocks.”

“Red Breast 12 year, neat. Make it a double if you would, please.”

“Have you been in here before? What do you think of it?”

Cara

“I’ve been in once right when it opened.” and he laughed. “I was actually with the last Counselor, too.” and he looked at her. “Cards on the table?” he asked softly.

Just as softly, “Always.”

“I’d much rather be anywhere with this Counselor, instead.” and he kissed her cheek lightly as the drinks arrived.

Mardusk

“Well I didn’t know the last counselor, but this counselor definitely likes being here with you.” Conversation, a question, an inquirery because she listened and paid attention to what he said, and because she genuinely cared, but then thought better of it…too much like work. She took a sip of the bourbon, “Do you think I can convince you take more breaks from work, with me?”

Cara

“Oh… you already have, you just didn’t know it.” Mardusk said with a laugh. He looked closely at her and said “Ask what you wanted to. It’s ok. No judgment.”and then he winked. “We both read people for a living.”

Gravel

She grinned but it wasn’t playful, but understanding, “You said you were really close to both the previous counselors, and Mike is your best friend, and they’ve all left and your crazy violent ex girlfriend is now on board. Are doing okay?”

Cara

Mardusk smiled. “You do care, don’t ya?” he said softly. He was only partially teasing. Most of his tone was appreciation and affection. “I was close to Revna. She was my friend. Runa? Runa was a pal… we were well on our way to friends but not quite there. And she always had something going on. Easily distracted, doubt she’ll ever settle down… and gods save the one who tries!” and he laughed. “And Mike? Mike and I have been friends for years… and most of those years I’ve been in Star Fleet running around everywhere. It was great having him here… but I know we’ll see each other again. So yeah… I’m okay. Really. Besides… I hear the new Counselor is hot and single, so I got that going for me.” and he he grinned and took a drink.

Mardusk

Cara nodded, yeah she really did care. That’s what made her so good at her job, but also why her job took so much out of her. Cara understood the acceptance that he’d see them again. That was life in the fleet. To have three really close people to you on the same ship, with a history, and genuine affection between them all was a rare thing to get to keep. So it was expected that you would part ways but it could also be…disappointing. But she nodded, accepting that he was okay. She’d only known him a few days but she knew if he wasn’t he wouldn’t lie to her about it. She nodded thoughtfully a slow grin spreading across her face, “You know, I heard her time is actually monopolized by the security chief.” Not quite cards on the table, not yet, but the implication was certainly there.

Cara

“Really?” and he looked at the reflection of her in the polished brass mirror behind the bar. He lifted his glass and grinned into it and, waiting for her to take a drink, said “Man… what a d!$k.” and drank.

Gravel

Cara picked up her drink and…one hand lifted to cover her mouth from spraying him with bourbon, the other set the glass down hard. Oh that burned into her nose and she inhaled sharply…oh…OWWW that burned her sinus’s too and behind her eyes. And she couldn’t down the bourbon either since the held back laughter made her throat close. She waited a moment for the burn to quit, swallowed the bourbon, eyes watering. Green eyes flared and danced at him to match all that red hair. She poked him in the chest, “Sea atá sé. Tá tú ag dul mar sin faigh mise, Gairbhéal.”

Cara

“T’sht mel’ik nor T’Hgfr, dru SthKet ma’kol.” he said and smiled and looked at her. “See? I can make up words too.” and he winked at her.

Gravel

Cara grinned, “Good, a detailed imagination is healthy.” She switched hands that she was holding so she could face him, hold his hand, and reach her drink with out possibly knocking her drink over. “Favorite drink?” Some questions were serious and some were just because, but either way Cara wanted to know Gravel, the big things and the little things that no one else got to know.

Cara

Mardusk thought for a moment and then said “Beer, darker the better. And I will admit to a weakness for a really well made Old-Fashioned, Earth cocktail… very smooth. What about you? Are you a straight bourbon kinda girl? Or do your tastes… you know… vary?”

Gravel


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