Posted March 5, 2021, 1:10 a.m. by Lieutenant Katherine Prescott (Wing Leader (Pilot)) (Melissa Aragon)
Posted by Ensign Valkris MacLaren (Security Officer) in Black Sparrow - Dinner is served…
Posted by Lieutenant Katherine Prescott (Wing Leader (Pilot)) in Black Sparrow - Dinner is served…
Posted by Civilian Brianna “Bree” O’Harra (Head of Mining Operations) in Black Sparrow - Dinner is served…
Katherine laughed at Valkris. “I’m here because of a choice I made in life. That was to poke around the exhaust of this ship in curiosity. My penance I guess you could say, for being curious was to be asked to help the Captain with this voyage. The dog and pony show is to show off the ship and its capabilities while at the same time making alliances, I think.” She shrugged at the last part and glanced back towards Longstreet and his companion. She was pretty sure alliances wasn’t on the woman’s agenda. At least, not ones that would benefit anyone but her.
Turning back to her guest, she smiled once more. “So what brought you here? What Fates tipped your head this direction and decided a romp in space for a night was a good idea?” She took a drink from a passing waiter and set her sights on scanning the rest of the room to see where everyone was heading. Last thing she wanted was folks wandering unguided around the ship.
“By the looks of it, I think the captain might’ve attracted a Saber bear from the looks of it.” Valkris’ eyes narrowed on Apollonia, a subtle hint toward the woman.
With each interaction, the security officer’s caution grew. The woman flitted from one guest to another like a predator on the hunt among the flock. Only a matter of time before she selected the best and struck. Valkris inhaled softly then took a sip of a drink once more. It wetted down her throat and gave her pause to consider how much to share.
At the statement of having a romp in space, her lips curled into a smirk. “Actually no, I’m here strictly because of an associate’s request. I prefer more casual settings than this. With a Klingon father and strong-willed human mother, you can imagine how interesting those affairs can be.” At the mention of casual family affairs, a fond memory surfaced in her thoughts. A small chuckle escaped into the air.
–Ensign Valkris MacLaren, Sec
Apollonia sized up her competition. She had thought the other Orion would be the one to look out for but these other two were wary as an Antillean cat. She would need to watch that security officer. Maybe get Longstreet to do something about her.
Katherine laughed as Valkris commented about Apollonia. “I wouldn’t say bear, but certainly hunting something she hasn’t found yet. That’s for sure. As for your lineage,” she smiled. “I can imagine meetings weren’t boring, at least.” She finished her drink and set it on a nearby table. “And I would think it might be preferable to be here at the behest of your associate than back at the station doing the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. I know I would rather be here than back at OED working with cadets in some sim trying to keep them from crashing into one another or the ships they are supposed to be protecting.” She laughed lightly thinking of her own funny moments in the comment.
Valkris’ attention moved from Apollonia and continued to lock onto Katherine. She purposely ignored Apollonia’s glance in their direction to feign ignorance over being observed. Nothing on her person betrayed her status as a security officer for Starfleet. She had no official reason to wear a uniform and only Katherine had any clues to her position.
“ I will agree. The worst part,I think filing the report for the zoo incident was the hardest thing. I was off duty when it happened and more became entangled when things went… horrible wrong.” Valkris answered casually, her mind recalling the case several weeks ago.
She moved onto a new subject. “What’s the most memorable or odd experience during your career?”
–Ensign Valkris MacLaren, Sec
Katherine’s eyes lit up. “Zoo incident? I’d love to have a stiff drink and hear about that one. Sadly, the events I find weird, odd or memorable have more to do with ship to ship fighting, training sims gone awry, and maybe the occasional embarrassment at a dignitary function. Though,” she grinned slightly and though it was brief, her cheeks colored a moment before she got it under control. “I admit, my back end sticking out of this ship when its Captain found me is probably up there as well.” She glanced back looking for Michael wondering when she could get him alone again. Their banter, even if that’s all it remained, was the highlight of her arrival on OED to this point. And she hoped it wouldn’t be over.
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