SideSIM: Gamma Shift - Lounge (Anyone Welcome)

Posted May 12, 2021, 4:10 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander T’Aria (XO / Navigation Officer) (Trinity Fister)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lukas Kostas (Science Officer) in SideSIM: Gamma Shift - Lounge (Anyone Welcome)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander T’Aria (XO / Navigation Officer) in SideSIM: Gamma Shift - Lounge (Anyone Welcome)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Lukas Kostas (Science Officer) in SideSIM: Gamma Shift - Lounge (Anyone Welcome)
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“Nothing major. Analysing some samples from the last planet I was on,” Lukas replied. It wasn’t his strong suit, either, but he was willing to make an effort. “I suppose there hasn’t been much… inspiration, for any major projects, lately,” he said as they walked.

~ Lt JG Kostas, Medical

“Mmm.. I suppose Chernov is ill-equipped for scientific pursuits,” T’Aria remarked. It was a shame, but she understood Starfleet’s sentiments in designing a ship of Chernov‘s calibre. When denied an even playing field, they changed the game. Whether fire extinguished fire— “Have you discovered anything of interest?”

“Nothing groundbreaking,” he replied with a shrug. His research was slow-going. “It is, but I am interested to see where this ship takes me.” To Kostas, not everything in science lay in the sort of research a science vessel could do.

“As am I,” she hummed with an arch of her brow subduing latent curiosity.

T’Aria paused by the lounge doors, gesturing Lukas in ahead of her. Contrary to the ship’s tender cacophony, the lounge was buzzing to a different tune. In a far corner, nestled against a window, a young man strung calloused fingers along a guitar’s tattered strings. He entertained the company of a nearby table engrossed in a game of cards. Stacks of chips and schooled vacant expressions suggested it was a quiet game of poker. Few others inhabited the lounge – an Andorian aimlessly drumming their fingers against a PaDD, a yeoman enjoying a vaguely comical discussion over transmission, and a pair of redshirts engaging in debate. It was a typical night. (OOC: People are welcome to insert their characters into this scene, too!)

“What’s your preferred tea?” T’Aria stepped in behind him, casting a quiet glance Lukas’ way.
– T’Aria, XO

“An English black tea, or a chamomile. Either is good,” he replied simply, stepping into the lounge ahead of T’Aria. The lounge did not appear too quite, nor too rowdy and loud, and this was just the way Lukas preferred it.

“Impeccable taste,” she spoke with a trace of approval lacing her words. T’Aria was a spiced-tea kind of woman, but she couldn’t deny the allure of well-crafted, malty black tea. “Do you take your tea with sugar or milk?”

Spiced tea tended to be… a little too spiced for Lukas. “Neither,” he replied. That was the best way to take tea in his book.

On one table in the corner, practically hidden at first glance, Sat a tall thin man reading a leather-bound book. On the table in front of him was a wooden box, a tall dark bottle, and a single glass half-filled with a brown liquid which he occasionally took a sip from. At a second look, it was clearly William Grey, Chief Science Officer. He still wore his uniform as per usual, very few of the crew had ever seen him out of Uniform, even during casual events. He seemed engrossed in his reading but he was seated at a round table with several free chairs.


Lukas recognized the Chief Science Officer as soon as he spotted him, and gave a quick, curt nod of greeting as he headed into the lounge to get the previously mentioned cup of tea with T’Aria.

~ Lt JG Kostas, Science

“You’re welcome to choose a place to sit,” T’Aria lent her hand to the sea of empty tables rolling before them, spotting Grey in their midst. Leaving the choice to sit or accompany her to Lukas, T’Aria made her way toward the dispenser in pursuit of boiling water, cups and a couple of black tea bags. “Good evening, Commander,” she greeted the CSO as she passed to the dispenser a few metres away.

— T’Aria

Lukas chose to take a seat, choosing an empty table not too far from where the CSO sat.

~ Lt JG Kostas, Science

OOC: Going to move this forward a bit – Hjortur, feel free to jump in when you’re ready!

T’Aria returned a moment later, tea bags, cups and a kettle in tow. She set them down deliberately, her fingers mourning the loss of the kettle’s warmth, and settled across from Luka. Peacefully, she extended to him a cup and teabag. Though naturally taciturn, she attached a simple question. “Why black tea?” A hint of curiosity infected her pale eyes.

She knew some had a reason behind their taste in tea; others seemed compelled by little more than a keen palate.

— T’Aria

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