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The Search Part IV
Episode 11 - Family Matters
Stardate 73834.3
MD004 2200 hrs

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No easy way out, you're having a party!

Posted on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 @ 10:24pm by Captain Tyler Malbrooke & Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin & Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin & Lieutenant Elloma Essu & Lieutenant Junior Grade Clarissa Rockwell & Chloe de la Vega
Edited on on Tue Aug 6th, 2019 @ 10:28pm

Mission: Episode 7 - Home Again
Location: After 11 - Deck 11 - USS Pioneer
Timeline: MD005 2100 hrs
2667 words - 5 OF Standard Post Measure

"Thanks for agreeing to meet me here, where is Rissie?" Elloma said, as she noticed that Jayden arrived first. Shortly after asking, she could see Rissie coming through the doors. "Nevermind, there she is." Elloma said, as she smiled at Rissie, as she started to walk up.

Jayden watched as Rissie came over, his eyes lit up as he watched Rissie come over. “What’s up?” He asked looking from one to the other.

Rissie walked over, and put her around Jayden, and just gave him a big hug. Man he smelled good, and looked pretty hot in the attire he chose. Maybe she was blinded by her affection for him, but deep down she wanted him badly.

"I have some news, and I wanted to share it with you both." Elloma said, as she paused for a moment, to build up the courage to tell them.

Jayden frowned. She didn’t seem to happy, how much bad news could there be for n his first few days here. Apparently when it rained it poured. “

"I am working on a project for Commander Ó Flannagáin and the Captain. Going to be assigned to Empok Nor for the time being." Elloma said, wanting to tell them more, but she was not at liberty to say anything more.

“Your leaving the Pioneer?” Jayden asked. From what he understood when someone came on they never wanted to leave. This must be something pretty important.

"Not permanently, but for the foreseeable future." Elloma said, as she looked to see how Clarissa was doing?

Risse went to get Elle a hug. "Gonna miss you Elle." She tried, trying to be strong for her friend.

"Me too." Elloma said, as she returned the hug.

“We will keep in touch though,” Jayden said. “Not goodbye, only until we see each other again.”

The only touching that boy is doing is to her. She thought with a devious grin on her face. "He is right, till we see each other again. When do you go to the station?" Clarissa asked her?

"Tomorrow. Already packed up." Elloma said, feeling a little sad, to be leaving her friend behind.

Jayden looked at Rissie. “How about we spend the evening giving Elle a righteous sendoff?”

"What do you got in mind?" Rissie said, wondering if they should invite Chloe to come over. She had a soft spot for the lady she called 'spots'.

“We can throw a party,” Jayden said. “Invite those that you’d want to see before you left.” He looked over at Elle. “Nothing huge where there are just those you want there.”

"No time for a party, tonight is my last night." She said with a nervous smile on her face.

"Hey Chloe, did you know today's Spots last night on the ship, she got transferred to Empok Nor?" Clarissa said, as she got Chloe's attention for a moment.

Chloe sighed and had a little smile on her face. She knew, she had heard it through other means as when you run a bar you hear all sorts of things. "I did... that's why I made this." she said bringing out a cake in the shape of Empok Nor out from under the counter. "Cant leave us and not have some cake." she said with a hint of sadness.

"We should have a good bye party." Clarissa said, with a big grin. She looked over to Chloe, to make sure that would be okay with her. This was her lounge after all. Then she looked over at Jayden and Elloma. "What do you all say, one last night to live it up?"

"My lounge is your lounge." Chloe said with a over dramatic bow. "Should I break out the Lemon Drops?" She asked giving Spots a little playful nudge.

"Sure thing." Elloma said with a big grin. She was a very sad to be leaving.

Clarissa noticed the witch was approaching them. She tried to keep her cool, as she saw Dana approaching them.

“I am not letting her get to me,” Jayden said quietly. “I’ll have one, Chloe and thanks!”

Rissie looked at Jayden and started to giggle. "Why you drinking a girly drink?" She asked with a big grin on her face. Was he trying to be cute? It was working.

“I always wanted to try it,” Jayden grinned. “Admit it, you like that I don’t follow standards.”

Dana had thoroughly been dressed down from the Captain regarding her stepping over a line that apparently she had no right to cross, However, in her mind, she had still done nothing wrong, this was going to be a forced apology, but one that had to seem sincere. So after finishing her shift, she had one more thing to do and that was to apologise to Ensign Robertson.

"Computer, locate Ensign Robertson," she said before she stepped into the turbolift.

"Ensign Robertson is in After 11." The computer replied after it's customary acknowledging tone.

Dana sighed, the one place on the ship where communications, expect emergency ones from the bridge were blocked, this was going to be a very public, forced apology.

"Deck 11." she snapped, wanting to get this over with as quickly as possible.

(( After 11, Deck 11 ))

Dana slowly walked into After 11, she didn't know what the appeal to this place was, a lot of the crew liked it but for Dana, it was not a place she frequented often. She quickly scanned the room with her eyes and noticed Ensign Robertson holding hands with women in a booth, she took a deep breath, before she headed to the bar.

Jayden was glad to be spending time with Rissie. He felt free and at peace for the first time in days. “I was thinking...” he began and stopped as he stared across the room for a moment then shook it off. He was off duty and according to the commander what he did was his business. He looked at Rissie and smiled. “Whatever it was is gone now.”

"A whisky and a bottle of champagne, preferably in a bucket of ice, and two, glasses," Dana said, wanting a little dutch courage before this awkward encounter to the bartender.

The bartender attempted a smile and nodded his head at Dana before he quickly got to work on her order. A smile she didn't return, she simply wanted to get this over with so she could drop in on Jen and then after that, she had to call daddy.

“Is she a friend of yours?” Jayden asked Elloma. “I didn’t invite her and I know Rissie didn’t.”

"No but this is open to everyone is not?" Elloma asked, she was not sure why Jayden was upset. Security never reported the incident to security department heads. From a security perspective, the belittling incident, was just un professional, not illegal.

The bartender arrived with her order, he again smiled but again Dana rebuked him, her face like a slab of concrete "Thank you." she simply muttered before picking up the whisky and downing it in one, she shook her head as placed the glass back down and picked up the bucket and bottle of champagne. She turned, but on her best fake smile and locked her gaze upon Ensign Robertson and the women, who must be Clarissa.

Jayden caught Wakefield staring and refused to look away. He wasn’t having her think she intimidated him. Finally he shook his head and turned back to Rissie and Rissie, then Chloe. “Make me a double shot of whiskey.

Dana quickly headed over to the booth, peace offering in hand, she didn't want to make a spectacle, she simply wanted to give the gift, apologise, and leave a couple of whatever plans they had, even if it consisted of dry humping in the booth, after all, none of her concern.

"Ensign Robertson, Ensign," she said looking at the couple in front of her. "Sorry for disturbing you both, while you are off duty, but I wanted to apologize." she looked, feeling the tension, they had clearly been talking about her. "To both of you, may I join you for a moment?"

Jayden wanted to tell her no but he wasn’t built that way. Was this a trick? Another way to humiliate him? He looked over at Rissie for help or advice or something, he didn’t know what.

"You are just in time Lieutenant for Elloma's goodbye party, she is being transferred to Empok Nor." Clarissa said, trying to stomach her pride, and smile at that evil witch of a woman.

Jayden didn’t smile he kept his face neutral. “Have a seat, Lieutenant.” He put his arm across the back of Rissie’s chair. “Have you two met?”

Chloe turned to Elloma and whispered, "Well this is awkward." with a little nudge of her arm. "Now when people ask why I do this, this here. I love it." she added. There was also the fact that they had seemingly been overlooked in the initial how do you do's.

She knew that the Operations Chief didn't like her lounge very much, but she was proud of it.

"You have really made this place feel like home, I am going to miss you, Chloe!" Elloma said, as she took a sip from her lemon drop. She was trying to hold it together. She wanted to be brave and strong for her friends.

Chloe smiled warmly, a true honest smile for her friend. "Come here." she said pulling Elloma in for a hug. She didn't care if there was tears, she was leaving and this was something that was happening now. "I'm going to miss you too, but this place only became a home because people like you made it that way."

Elloma tried not to cry. But it was hard keeping the tears at bay. "Thank you so much, that means a lot." She said with a her eyes watering up.

Ameri entered the party beside Quinn. She immediately looked around for Elloma. Seeing her, she turned to her husband. “She is over there, let’s head over.”

"After you darling." Quinn said, feeling a little guilty, he was the reason she was leaving the ship. He needed a security officer, he could trust on Empok Nor. Especially with a mole in their ranks.

Ameri led the way over and stopped, waiting for Elloma to finish speaking to another member of the crew. “I am not saying goodbye!” She declared. “We will be seeing each other again, I will bring Kat with me and we will have a girls night out!”

"That would be nice." Elloma said with a big grin on her face. She was very happy to hear, the crew would visit her on the station. And every chance the Pioneer docked with the station, she would visit them, as well. "Sorry our time was short, but they have been memorable." She said, with a big grin.

“We will have more memories,” Ameri grinned. “The station won’t know what hit it.” She looked at Quinn. “Can you afford to bail us out?”

"I prefer if you did not get on trouble on the station." Elloma said, with a big cheesy grin on her face.

Ameri laughed. “Well, we will do our best but we do want to have fun.” She looked at Quinn, he was being awfully quiet. “What will you be doing there?”

"You know it is possible to have fun, and not get in trouble right?" Elloma asked with a big grin on her face.

“I do,” Ameri nodded with a smile. “And we will.”

Tyler stepped into After 11 with the hopes that he would have a quiet drink and try to figure out what the hell happened with his crew. Fighting among officers was nearly unheard of in Starfleet. He immidiately saw the party starting and sighed deeply as he put his best Captain face on. "Hey Chloe give me a vodka sour." He lowered his head as he stretched his neck.

Elloma noticed that Tyler walked in, why did he have to look so damn hot. This was already hard enough on her. Now he strolls in, looking really good. She could tell, that he had a lot on his mind. She hoped none of it was about them. They spoke earlier in the holodeck.

Chloe smiled at the Captain's request, even if she wasn't officially on the clock. She moan and groaned before getting off her seat and getting the Captain his vodka sour. She could see Elloma's face as he walked in and she smiled as she gave it to him. "Play nice, Tex. Lots of emotion in this room tonight." she said with a wink.

Tyler smirked "Me? I am always nice. However, there is something in the air of this ship. It is just turning people on their ear. What emotion are you talking about pray-tell?"

"The type of emotions that can cause upset if handled incorrectly." She said looking over at Elloma. "She's leaving and whether she wants us to know it or not she's sad and vulnerable. People can make mistakes after a few drinks when this is how they feel." Chloe said twirling a cherry stick around in her mouth.

Quinn turned to Chloe. "Nice one Chloe." He said with a big chuckle. Chloe just had way of getting Tyler a little tongue tied. It was adorable to see.

She took a little bow to please the man in front of her. Chloe didn't know him yet but she wasn't surprised he knew her name. It was a small ship and no doubt the lounge was talked about more in other domains. "Just looking after everyone Red." she said winking at him also.

Ameri listened while they spoke. “I hate to see her go.” She said quietly. “But it could bring an advancement for her and how knows, she may even meet Prince Charming.”

Tyler laughed as the thought welled in the back of his mind that he was in deep trouble, with Chloe here and the idea of his wife joining the ship. There was a lot to think about. "Here is to Lieutenant Essu. I am sure that in no time at all she will giving us all orders. A time we can all look forward to." He raised his glass in a toast as he spoke.

"Salud!" Chloe replied raising her glass also and blowing Spots a kiss.

Elloma tried to keep her composure. She had tears forming in her eyes, that she was trying her damnest to hold back. "Thanks Everyone, this means a lot." She said, with a big happy smile on her face.

"It was an honor to work with you, for this short time." Quinn said, as he reached over to shake her hand.

"Same Commander, It was an honor for me to work with you as well." Elloma said, with a big grin on her face.

Clarissa reached in and gave Elloma a big bear like hug. "Take care Elle. Don't be a stranger. I expect weekly calls." Clarissa said with a big grin and tears flowing from her eyes.

"I will." Simply responded Elloma, as the scene starts to fade.

A Joint Post By

Chloe de la Vega
Owner/Bartender "After 11", USS Pioneer

Captain Tyler Malbrooke
Commanding Officer, USS Pioneer

Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin
Executive Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin
Chief Operations Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Junior Grade Elloma Essu
Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer, USS Pioneer

Ensign Clarissa Rockwell
Engineering Officer, USS Pioneer


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