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Zanzibar Aftermath and a Sereni-Tree Christmas and a Happy New Year

POSTED BY: THEREALME
UPDATED: Friday, January 26, 2007 17:39
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Thursday, January 11, 2007 4:44 AM

PSYCHICRIVER


*PsychicRiver squints for a moment as his eyes open. He yawns as he sits up and stretches. He drags himself from his bed, where he has slumbered since returning to the Tree. He stretches some more, then heads for the door.*

*He passes the mirror and does a double take. He notices his face now homes...a beard?*

Oh. *He frowns.*

*Some time later, PR emerges from his bedroom, showered, shaved and dressed.*

"Happy new year y'all!" He jeers.



PsychicRiver

"Two by two, hands of blue."
"We'll take care of each other. I'll knit!"
"I swallowed a bug."

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Friday, January 12, 2007 5:26 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Hi PR! Long time no see!

Hey, have you gotten taller?

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Friday, January 12, 2007 7:29 AM

PSYCHICRIVER


Quote:


Hi PR! Long time no see!



Hey there Serenity!

Quote:


Hey, have you gotten taller?



*Smacks his head on an overheard pipe head as he walks over to her.*

It's possible.

*Rubs head* Ouch. Psychic my ass.



PsychicRiver

"Two by two, hands of blue."
"We'll take care of each other. I'll knit!"
"I swallowed a bug."

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Friday, January 12, 2007 8:14 AM

SAFEAT2ND


On Zanzibar;

Sir Kei walks slowly across the still smoking wreckage that was once a lush field, stopping in front of Sir Luc’s inert form.

His sword slips unnoticed from his hand, and he slumps to his knees.

The men following Sir Morgana orders that the statue of Luc be sealed away in the vault of the techno-heretics give the big man room out of respect for his grief, and back off a distance.

Sir Kei kneels silently in the falling snow.

That worked well...

Sir Kei nods his head slightly in agreement. “They are going to put you in the vault of the techno-heretics.”

I know. But that is not going to be the case. They’ll lock me up, but not in the vault.

Sir Kei resists the urge to look up in shock and confusion.

Wait...

An explosion rumbles from the Keep followed closely by the roar of the General Lee rocketing skyward.

“Will you be alright wherever they keep you?” Sir Kei watches the remaining Knights out of the corners of his eyes.

What do you think.

Sir Kei nods imperceptivity. “How long do I have to keep up this ruse?”

You’ll know when it’s time.

Sir Kei nods again and slowly rises to his feet. He reaches up and lovingly caresses Sir Luc’s face, then lets his arm drop heavily to his side and walks slowly away.


_______________________________________________________________
"Got a headful of lightning
And a heart full of rain
And I know that I said
I'd never do it again
Oh and I love you sweet baby but I always take the long way home."


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Saturday, January 13, 2007 4:54 PM

LIGHTMEDARK


*El wakes to what at first seems an unfamiliar surrounding. He quickly shakes off the shroud of sleep, though, and realizes that he's on the shuttle of those he's come to call friends, family.

Seems I lost myself for a spell...what'd I miss?

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:20 PM

THEREALME


OOC: Damn! I wanted to know what was going on in that "simple" farmhouse LMD was at!

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:35 PM

MAI


PR! Hello. So nice to have you back!

Oh hey, WATCH OUT for that...

*crunch, smack... "OW!"

pipe.


Wow. You do look a little taller.


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Saturday, January 13, 2007 8:57 PM

THEREALME


On the shuttle General Lee above Zanzibar:

After collecting Ash / Xander from where ever she is, TheRealMe pilots the shuttle up to the Sereni-Tree. He hovers over the South Wing, presses a control, and the great hanger doors open. He lands in the hanger bay, closes the great hatch, and repressurizes the place.

"Okay," he says to everyone. "Go down that corridor and through that door and you'll be on the upper balcony overlooking the Sereni-Tree's common room."

TheRealMe, Captain of the Sereni-Tree

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Sunday, January 14, 2007 4:36 AM

JAKE7


**OOC: Hey, all. Well, I'm moving this week or next. Depends on what I can swing with the moving company. I couldn't find a real place to live, so I'm going to live in a hotel until I either get disability, or just about run out of cash. I'll have internet at the hotel, so I can try to keep up with what's going on here. Meanwhile, the jerk landlord has been stepping up his little games. Talk about immature jerks! Anyway, I may not have much time to keep tabs on stuff for the next week or so, so if anything fun happens, make sure I'm included! I'll be homeless, but at least I won't be living in my car!**

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Sunday, January 14, 2007 12:08 PM

SERYN


oh god Jake! Best of luck I really hope something good happens for you soon! Really, many many hugs, and make sure you keep in touch with us.

As for the Tree - this has already Started over on the branch, so i suppose it has to happen here to - but a slightly different take I think....


Seryn, after spending a long time doing nothing much in particular and dozing here and there in the common room (since her safe and uneventful return from the planet) wakes up suddenly, and wonders what the strange cramping pains in her stomach are.

Then she realises.

"Oh dear..." getting up she goes to the nearest com unit and put a ship wide announcement out for the fairies, most of whom are sleeping off the peanut butter overdoses.

Then she goes to her room, changes and makes her way to the medi bay. Inside its all a bit glowy and ethereal, and she smiles, not even slightly worried.

Pausing to use the comms again, she leaves a message for Dr Simonwho "Hey, you might be needed in the infirmary, but no rush, the fairies are taking care of it"

Vaguely she wishes SR could have been there, then sighs and goes in.


Several hours later, Simonwho gets his message and rushes to the infirmary to find Seryn and the fairies gathered about a squaling little bundle. Seryn looks up and grins a slightly maniacal grin "isn't he lovely? a little darling, and it was so easy, it really didn't hurt at all, really didn't, i mean i thought it was going to be terrible, squealing and wailing all over the place, and that was just the guy who's arm I broke... but no, it was a peice of cake, bloody marvellous..." *giggles wierdly*

One of the fairies winced and smiled ruefully "I think I maybe over did it just slightly - always a hazard" reaching over she sit the now inanely giggling Seryn down and she promptly falls asleep "she did well, no particular problems, and the babys all fine"

One of the other fairies pipes up about changelings, but gets a clout around the ears.

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
http://www.myspace.com/seryndippyt

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Sunday, January 14, 2007 7:43 PM

JAKE7


**OOC: Thanks, Seryn - the support I've gotten on here really means a lot! Tonight I came home to find the door locked in a way that I couldn't use my key to get in. I had to beat on the door so the jackass would open it (this on a night where we have really bad weather -- ice/snow mix)! I hope I can be out of here this week!**

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:15 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Edit: I guess I should do THIS:

OOC:

OH NO Jake! I really hope something works out for you soon! What a mess!

You need us to come up there and convince this jerk landlord that it'd be in his best interest to be nice to you? Cuz we could form a Brute Squad!!

Hang in there! *hugs*

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:20 AM

CALLMESERENITY


*Serenity comes rushing into the medlab as soon as she gets word of Seryn's delivery.*

OH HO!! I go throught hours and hours of extrememly painful labour and Seryn gets doped up by faeries?!?!?! How is that fair?!?!

I mean: CONGRATULATIONS SERYN!!!!!!!!!

What's his name? Oh, he's so perfect and teeny weeny!!

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7:31 AM

LIGHTMEDARK


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
OOC: Damn! I wanted to know what was going on in that "simple" farmhouse LMD was at!



((yeah, i wanted to find out, too...i just didn't have the time to explore it ;( i could always reveal it in flashback, though, now that i actually have time to do some writing ;D))

((good luck with everything, jake!))

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:39 AM

SERYN


ooc - well i invented the fairies specifically for you Serenity! I was lurking around with them, but then we got ordered out! so.... theres no rewind button, but at least you know for next time.

if theres a next time.

I just didn't want a whole big circus, i've done virtually the same thing on the the Branch, but a bit more realistic - no fairies! but a lady made out of a tree...

anyway, names, i was going to go with Casper, it meant something that was apt when i looked up names a long time ago, but i can't remeber now. but then i decided to go with Gryffin - i'd love to call a real baby that, you know, if i ever loose my mind totally and decide that nappys sound ok after all, but no one let alone someone sensible enough for me to be having kids with them, is going to let me cal a real baby Gryffin, so at least somewhere there'll be a virtual kiddie with that name. For short, i'll just call him Fin.

so...

Seryn wakes up, and gingerly sits up, and reaches for the little squirmy pink thing. "He's just adorable isn't he? I'm calling him Gryffin. Yes I know what you're all thinking, but i like it."

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
http://www.myspace.com/seryndippyt

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:19 AM

THEREALME


OOC:

I'm sorry Jake7. I wish you the best.

And yes, LMD. Flashbacks work, but please indicate them as such when you post.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:26 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Oh, sorry about missing my chance with the faeries. My bad.

But as for Gryffin, I like it! There is a series of books about a man named Gryffin and a woman named Sabine. Pretty names, both, I think.

And now little Serra will have a playmate!



Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:46 AM

JAKE7


**OOC: Thanks again for your support guys! I can't tell you what it means to me! On the bright side, I was able to arrange for it, so I'm moving Thursday to a hotel -- so, at least for a short time, I'll have cover. It's really too expensive a place to stay for a really long time, so while I'm there, I have to be looking around for something cheaper!**

**jake7 makes her way to where everyone has gathered to meet the newest member of the crew.**

Oh, Seryn! He's just adorable! Congratulations!!

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:10 AM

JAZAF


OOC: Just want to throw my support in there too! Good Luck Jake7!

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Mystery Man on the Sereni-Tree
Navigator on Destiny

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 6:49 PM

JADEHAND


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:

You need us to come up there and convince this jerk landlord that it'd be in his best interest to be nice to you? Cuz we could form a Brute Squad!!



*sharpens knives, reviews tapes of Jack Bauer tactics, Joins brute squad.

Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:

What's his name? Oh, he's so perfect and teeny weeny!!



Never say "he" and "teeny weeny" in the same sentence.




*JadeHand, after weeks of hovering over the ocean and watching sunsets, returns to the Tree. Parks Ocean Cloud, activates the SEP, and quietly returns to his room. There he prepares an interesting meal for himself and sits down to enjoy reading a book.*


"All these years
Truth In front of my eyes
While I denied
What my heart knows was right."
Neverland(Marbles)-Marillion
visit WWW.Marillion.com for a better way of life.



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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 4:24 AM

JAKE7


Quote:

Originally posted by Jadehand:
Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
You need us to come up there and convince this jerk landlord that it'd be in his best interest to be nice to you? Cuz we could form a Brute Squad!!


*sharpens knives, reviews tapes of Jack Bauer tactics, Joins brute squad.



**OOC: You guys are the greatest!! You're gonna make me cry!**

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:24 AM

CALLMESERENITY


OOC: Browncoats take care of their own! (We're kinda like the mofia that way. ) Besides, where would we be without Jake7 and her universal remote?

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:40 AM

JAKE7


**OOC: LOL - and to think I won that remote playing skeeball on Rukus or Black Diamond!**

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 5:52 AM

CALLMESERENITY


OOC: WOW! You're good at skeeball! I'm just happy if I get any of those little tickets at all!

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:26 AM

JAKE7


**OOC: In real life I suck at skeeball, but since reality gets suspended here, I can be lucky or good. I'll go with lucky! LOL**

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:40 AM

CALLMESERENITY


ooc: I'll tell you of secret. I don't really have wings.

Serenity,
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Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 12:29 PM

JAKE7


**OOC: You don't???!?! My illusions have been dashed! I won't tell anyone, though. I promise! **

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 1:31 PM

SERYN


00c - ah, skeeball - never got a satisfactory answer to what that was, despite God being very fond of it.

and yes, I didn't really just have a baby.

Heaven forbid!

ic - Seryn sets to doing mothery things, and wonders wistfully when SR is going to hurry up and come say hello to the new bain of his existance.


(yes, you do realise that as soon as he hits the 'why...?' stage he'll just be sent along to the rest of you don't you?)

ooc - funny story - my neice started the why thing, and then we all got sick of answering questions - so after a day or two of wandering around being told 'go ask your mother/grandad/aunt/uncle' she doesn't ask it so much - i can do this mothering malarky!

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
http://www.myspace.com/seryndippyt

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:02 PM

CALLMESERENITY


Still OOC (I may never be IC again!!!) Skeeball, Seryn dear, is a silly arcade game wherein you roll these small round wooden balls across this thing rather like a miniature bowling lane. Except, instead of pins at the end, there's a bump, so the ball flys up, and hopefully into one of several holes that will earn you points. Of course, the easy to get to holes are worth only 10 or 20 points, but the harder to reach holes can be worth 50 or even 100. The more points, the more tickets (or, I guess, remotes!!)

You could probably wikipedia it if you wanted to know more.

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:43 PM

APRILISE


Skeebal is fun :)

And I am fairly good at it, you just have to aim and use the correct amount of spin and speed on the ball to get it where you want.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:53 PM

CALLMESERENITY


In other words, have some sort of skill that I seem to lack? That's okay, it's a fun game to play anyway!!

Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 6:48 PM

THEREALME


TheRealMe sets up the DRDs to refuel the shuttle and get it ready for another flight. He walks down the corridor, goes through the air lock, then another door, and he comes out of the South Wing, finding himself at the upper of two balconies going around the huge common room of the Sereni-Tree.

"Well! It's good to be home!" As he descends the stairwell to the floor of the common room, he checks his com-link for recent events. "Goodness! Bride1 has returned? And PsychicRiver? And TheGreyJedi?"

As he reaches the floor level of the common room, he departs the stairwell and puts his com-link away. He strides to the center of the common room to the pool table. He racks up the balls and selects a cue.

"So, Jake7! Fancy a game of pool, like the old days? Do you want to break or should I?"



TheRealMe, Captain of the Sereni-Tree

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007 8:33 PM

JADEHAND


Many apologies, but I thought of Baby Seraphina when I saw this.

"All these years
Truth In front of my eyes
While I denied
What my heart knows was right."
Neverland(Marbles)-Marillion
visit WWW.Marillion.com for a better way of life.



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Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:41 AM

SERYN


ooc - ok, that one is going on the fridge! thats funny. Along with 'before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticise them you're a mile away and you have their shoes.'

its a code to live by...

Isn't sanity really a one trick pony, anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy...ooh hoo hoo hoo... the skys the limit!
http://www.myspace.com/seryndippyt

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:04 AM

CALLMESERENITY


aww, that's adorable, Jadehand! Well, the baby's adorable, the butchering of the serenity prayer is a only just a bit amusing.


See! I may never be in character again! ACK!


Serenity,
President of The Juggled Gosling Chatroom
Bride8

http://callmeserenity.livejournal.com/

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 3:13 AM

JAKE7


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
As he reaches the floor level of the common room, he departs the stairwell and puts his com-link away. He strides to the center of the common room to the pool table. He racks up the balls and selects a cue.

"So, Jake7! Fancy a game of pool, like the old days? Do you want to break or should I?"



**OOC: Today's the big day -- moving that is. I hope to be back online either tonight or by Monday at the latest. Feel free to move me around until you hear from me again.**

You bet, TRM! Let's hope we can actually FINISH a game this time!

You can break.



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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
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"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties..."

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 5:00 AM

THEREALME


TheRealMe bends over the pool table, sets the cue between the knuckles of his first and second fingers, concentrates mightily, and jabs the cue ball with his cue. Balls clatter and smack together, bouncing off the edges of the pool table in an excellent demonstration of random motion.

The two ball rolls lazily toward a corner pocket, and hovers on the brink while TheRealMe holds his breath. Through will alone, he attempts to force the ball into the pocket.

He releases his breath. "Nothing. Your turn, Jake7."


TheRealMe, Captain of the Sereni-Tree

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:00 AM

SCORPIONREGENT


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
TheRealMe sets up the DRDs to refuel the shuttle and get it ready for another flight.










Inside the shuttle the distant noise of busy DRDs is interrrupted by a loud creak and a bang as as the door to one of the shuttles larger lockers pops open suddenly. SR having been exhausted from battle and rescue work realised he needed to return to the tree, but he also needed sleep and in his expereince hanging a 'Do not disturb' sign on a door is guaranteed way to have every distant relation, traveling salesperson, door to door missionary, creditors and drinking buddy to come a calling unannounced. So for he stowed away in the shuttle's locker to secure his transport back and yet still have a place to rest in peace. He had woken once since he had closed the door with a ravenous hunger and had feasted on MRE's, trailmix, and a small care package a travelling cakes and smoked meat that had been one of the many parting gifts from the octagonals, two water skins had properly quenched his thirst. Now he had had consciousnees thrust upon him again in a brutal and savage way. His bladder was screaming at him. He emerged from the locker a horrific vision, he was still in the armor he had scavenged together during the battle of the keep and it was covered in dried orc blood. He was filthy, and the smell was enough to make stern sailors gag. He made his way to the closest privy with a stride that told anyone in his path that to cross it would mean pain, not that anyone crossed his path. After seeing to his inescapable biological needs he returned to the shuttle and gethered up a his personal affects and a large bundle of affects he a 'personalized' from enemy dead on the field of battle. He found Snarky where he had left him attached to the bottom of the shuttle secured by mechanical hands that made a death grip seem feeble by comparison. He activated Snarky and told him that he had no other tasks for him other than to get see to his own armor, clean himself up and repair and damage that he had outstanding from their adventure. From there SR walked to engineering, past a horrified Jet, and into the lockerroom where everything got dumped everything into a pile on the floor and walked into a shower that lasted two hours.

Scorpion Regent

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:50 AM

THEGREYJEDI


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
TheRealMe sets up the DRDs to refuel the shuttle and get it ready for another flight. He walks down the corridor, goes through the air lock, then another door, and he comes out of the South Wing, finding himself at the upper of two balconies going around the huge common room of the Sereni-Tree.



"Well, I'm about for a while at least." He whistles a bit of a certain Tchaikovsky Overture and a red, white, and blue painted DRD comes skittering out from underneath a couch. "Ah, there you are! I've been looking all over for you. Now let me take a look at you, make sure you've been taking care of youself..." He grabs up 1812 and gives it a cursory inspection. "...which you haven't. Tsk-tsk." He flicks some dust out from a few gears and tracks and sends the DRD to the auxillary hangar where TGJ's mecha is parked. He grabs a barstool and a drink to watch the pool game.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 11:22 AM

JADEHAND


It's only slightly butchered.

**JadeHand sits queitly in his quarters, relaxing and sipping his bottle of water. He reads his book in front of a roaring fireplace with his feet up as he reclines in a comfy chair.**


"All these years
Truth In front of my eyes
While I denied
What my heart knows was right."
Neverland(Marbles)-Marillion
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Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:00 PM

SCORPIONREGENT


After much scrubbing SR emerged from the cloud of steam much improved and slipped on a Norse style tunic, another parting gift from the octagonals. There was writing on the back in runes. SR could not read it so he was oblivious that it said. “Scorpion Regent honorary knight of the octagonal order. One of many who made the difference at the siege of The Keep.”
All knew was that the tunic was very comfortable and it showed a sexy amount of thigh. He didn’t feel like causing a scandal so he put on tights and then set to seeing if the DRDs could clean Orc blood off his armor and boots. SR threw the rest of his clothes in the wash. He then policed up his booty and gifts and then wandered out into main engineering.

“Hi Jet, what’s the rumpus?”


Scorpion Regent

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Friday, January 19, 2007 12:32 AM

THEREALME


As SR returns from the showers back into Main Engineering, he notices scores of Diagnostic Repair Drones as they scurry about on various cleaning and maintenance tasks. The dirty items he dropped are nowhere to be seen.

In the center of all this activity is Jet. She hops out of the hovering command chair and makes some fine adjustments to the main power plant control panel. The command chair above beeps as it acknowledges the update in its own database.

Jet seems very excited. "Oh, hi, Warren! You'll never guess! TheGreyJedi has returned, after 20 threads apart from us! Why, he hasn't been around since before you joined us! Uh, well, I suppose you know that, having never met him. Hey, can you give me a hand? I want to straighten things up. Make Main Engineering as tidy and clean as possible, and have it running like a top before he comes down here to have a look. I don't want him to think that I've not been taking good care of his babies." She reaches up and pats the main fusion power plant.

Jet, Bride4

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Friday, January 19, 2007 1:17 AM

SCORPIONREGENT


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
Jet seems very excited. "Oh, hi, Warren! You'll never guess! TheGreyJedi has returned, after 20 threads apart from us! Why, he hasn't been around since before you joined us! Uh, well, I suppose you know that. Hey, can you give me a hand? I want to straighten things up. Make Main Engineering as tidy and clean as possible before he comes down here to have a look. I don't want him to think that I've not been taking good care of his babies." She pats the main fusion power plant.

Jet, Bride4








"Of course," replies SR looking about and noting that the place is in exceptionally good order, as it always was. "Don't get me wrong Jet, but I wouldn't know where to start, because we're all ready finished, the place is in great shape, there's not a thing I would change. Now I don't know The Grey Jedi, but I see all the tools clean and in place. The floors are clean and clear of supercargo. The plant is humming away like a young man in love. It's true that there are things that could be done, that trash can is a quarter full, but it's three quarters empty. We could polish fixtures till we could use them as mirrors, but I consider that busy work. Jet you have engine room to be proud of because you take pride in your work. I think the only thing you need to do is get your mind into the machinery."

Jet looks at SR with a look of confusion, "I don't follow."

"You are like a top athelete with bad nerves the night before the competition. Your body is ready, but you're mentally unsure. What I think you need is to have a quiet sit down close your eyes and meditate on the engine. Use the powers of visualization to imagine the inner workings of the engine, astrally project yourself through it. Become one with it. Because when something goes wrong, that core understanding is what will make the difference in how you are able to diagnose problems and sense the subtle details that can be oh so important in the end."

Jet looks at SR with a touch of skeptiscism.

"Okay let me phrase it differently, ..., Use the Force Jet."

Scorpion Regent

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Friday, January 19, 2007 1:30 AM

THEREALME


In the Sereni-Tree engine room:

Jet stands very still, closes her eyes, and takes a deep breath. She lets the breath go amidst a fit of giggles. "Yes, Warren, I guess I'm a little flustered. After all this time... well, I never really expected him to return."

Jet removes her glasses and heads toward the showers herself, unzipping her coveralls. She shrugs out of them as she walks, and a DRD zips by to scoop them up. "I think I'll take my own turn at a nice, long, relaxing shower." She departs Main Engineering for the attached locker room, shedding her undergarments as she goes, the attentive DRD following behind to retrieve them.


Jet, Bride4

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Friday, January 19, 2007 11:43 AM

THEREALME


In the locker room off of Sereni-Tree’s Main Engineering:

A naked Jet enters the shower stall. “Load presets for Jet, commence.” A shower of hot water rains down upon her. It is the perfect temperature. Also, it has that massaging action that she likes. She closes her eyes and allows the water to soak into her dark hair and flow down her body. About this time, the shower automatically sprays some soapy foam into the mix. Robotic hands reach out to knead the stress from her back.

Jet relaxes, and thinks back to the first time she had ever entered Main Engineering. It was during Thread 18, soon after the Rukus disaster, when that planet had literally fallen apart during a pleasant game of volleyball on a beach. Various of the crew scrambled to collect the rest, and then Grey had saved the Sereni-Tree from being crushed by a mountain-sized piece of Rukus by activating the highly experimental Gravity Drive, which moved the ship into another dimension. Unfortunately, it sort of left them stuck there…

====== Begin Jet Dream Sequence =======

TheRealMe fixes TheGreyJedi a snack in the kitchen, located off the common room behind the bar. He notices Bride7. “Oh, Bride7! Since you are such a fabulous cook, I wonder if you might organize a feast for our company? You know, to raise spirits?”

“Sure thing boss!” Bride7 replies enthusiastically. Then she proceeds to pour herself the last cup of coffee and doesn't make more. She begins to file her nails, ignoring the request.

TheRealMe departs the kitchen and moves through the common room toward one of the elevators along the curved walls, wheeling a cart. He is met at the elevator by a young woman, and they have a brief exchange. TheRealMe enters the elevator, accompanied by the young woman, and pushes the button for Main Engineering.

TheRealMe and his companion open the great vault-like door and enter Main Engineering with the cart.

“Hello, Grey. I have some milk, crackers, and cheese for you, as you requested. I also have several burgers and some bottles of soda if your appetite has returned.”

TheRealMe indicates the young woman by his side. She is a small of stature, with dark hair and glasses. She is dressed in a bikini, no doubt a legacy of the beach party, but has also wrapped a robe around herself.

“Grey, this is Bride4. By my estimation, she is the most intelligent of the Brides. Her background is in business administration, but the loss of Rukus has confounded her plans to work for Cozen. She has volunteered to be an assistant for you, if you will have her.”

Bride4 smiles shyly.

TheRealMe continues. “Or perhaps some other of our company will volunteer for that position. As First Officer, I should be able to substitute for any of the high officers, but right now my time is spread rather thin.”

TheGreyJedi attacks the plate of crackers, cheese, and milk. “Ah. That helps. Gotta replenish the blood. Hmm. An assistant. Interesting…”

Grey maneuvers his command chair to a row of lockers. He opens one and pulls out a thick manual.

“Bride4? My name is Grey. Or at least that will suffice for now.” He actually gets his lazy ass out of the command chair (noooooo!!!).

“Bikini and robe just will not do. Hang on a moment.”

Grey gives Bride4 a good once over with the eyeballs. He walks over to the row of lockers and opens another door, flips through a stack of clothes and pulls out a set of grey coveralls and a pair of engineer boots. He walks back over to Bride4.

“Size 4 petite and size 4D boots, right?” (Wow. That's a lot of unintentional 4's.) “There's a comfortably sized restroom just behind you there...” He points to the door, notices, um, something. “...as you can see, I keep it kinda cool in here, besides these are a little tougher than skin.”

Grey puts the thick manual on top of the clothes and boots in Bride4's hands.

“This is your copy of all the schematics I've designed, or collected, of SereniTREE. You don't have to memorize anything. You just have a handy user's guide. Now I need to change too.”

Grey goes to his quarters (in Engineering because what man likes to be far from his toys?), and changes into a pair of grey coveralls with knee-high engineer boots with a black t-shirt and black fingerless gloves. He comes back out and grabs a burger and some fruit juice as he starts looking at readouts from the Gravity Drive.

====== End Jet Dream Sequence =======

Suddenly, the water stops. Jet is surprised to realize that her shower is already complete. Gusts of warm air dry her body and hair. She departs the shower stall and heads to her locker, from which she selects a clean pair of grey coveralls.

Jet, Bride4


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Friday, January 19, 2007 2:05 PM

JAKE7


**OOC: Internet access will be spotty as I'm going to have to go to the library or check at my friend's on Friday nights. The move was exhausting but it's done. I had to spend a few hours today getting things organized. It cost me WAY more than originally expected. The hotel I was going to stay at originally is just going to cost too much, so I'm moving to a basic hole-in-the-wall place that will save me 258 a month. I hope this nightmare is over soon**

Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
TheRealMe bends over the pool table, sets the cue between the knuckles of his first and second fingers, concentrates mightily, and jabs the cue ball with his cue. Balls clatter and smack together, bouncing off the edges of the pool table in an excellent demonstration of random motion.

The two ball rolls lazily toward a corner pocket, and hovers on the brink while TheRealMe holds his breath. Through will alone, he attempts to force the ball into the pocket.

He releases his breath. "Nothing. Your turn, Jake7."


TheRealMe, Captain of the Sereni-Tree



**Jake7 chuckles as she sees the lack of success from TRM's turn. She lines up her shot for one of the balls near the corner pocket. She makes a connection with the cue and it snaps the ball into the pocket. She lines up for her next shot, the yellow ball in the side pocket. She hits and misses.**

Rats! Your turn!

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Friday, January 19, 2007 6:24 PM

LIGHTMEDARK


((i think you'll find light at the end of the tunnel soon, jake. we're thinkin' of ya))

LightMeDark jerks at the slight thump of the Ocean Cloud docking with the SereniTree - he'd been spacing out again, something that was becoming the theme of his week. After taking a minute to regain his focus, El stands up and exits the shuttle.

While he makes his way to his room, LMD tries yet again to remember what had happened to him, what he'd done, down on the planet Zanzibar. Upon arriving at his well-kept quarters, the familiar sights and smells of the place he's come to call home ease some of the stress of his most recent...adventure? journey? vacation? He really wasn't sure.

Once again feeling the unease brought on by those missing memories, El leaves his room behind and heads down to the kitchen. Minutes later, he finds himself there without really knowing just how he'd made his way to it. Spacing out again, no doubt.

LMD sighs. The constant wandering of his mind frustrates him. He thinks he should be used to it by now, but he's not. Feeling dejected, he grabs up a banana from the basket set in the center of one of the dining area's tables and begins peeling it.

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Friday, January 19, 2007 6:36 PM

SCORPIONREGENT


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
In the Sereni-Tree engine room:

Jet stands very still, closes her eyes, and takes a deep breath. She lets the breath go amidst a fit of giggles. "Yes, Warren, I guess I'm a little flustered. After all this time... well, I never really expected him to return."

Jet removes her glasses and heads toward the showers herself, unzipping her coveralls. She shrugs out of them as she walks, and a DRD zips by to scoop them up. "I think I'll take my own turn at a nice, long, relaxing shower." She departs Main Engineering for the attached locker room, shedding her undergarments as she goes, the attentive DRD following behind to retrieve them.


Jet, Bride4





SR casually glances after Jet as sheds her way into the locker room. "Now that is a fine engineer." he thinks to himself as she disapppears behind the locker room door.

"I wonder what Seryn's up to?" he muses while studying the engineering panels. He dials up his comm link.

"Scorpion to Seryn, are you taking calls?"

Scorpion Regent

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Friday, January 19, 2007 9:30 PM

THEGREYJEDI


Quote:

Originally posted by jake7:
**Jake7 chuckles as she sees the lack of success from TRM's turn. She lines up her shot for one of the balls near the corner pocket. She makes a connection with the cue and it snaps the ball into the pocket. She lines up for her next shot, the yellow ball in the side pocket. She hits and misses.**

Rats! Your turn!



TGJ chuckles briefly and thanks Trey (still tending bar after all these years...threads...what have you) as she hands him a double of 21 year old single-malt scotch over rocks. He takes his drink over to an out of the way spot with a comfy chair, runs a single earbud headphone into his left ear, turns on an iPod and gets a distant look in his eye as he sips at the drink.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007 8:24 AM

THEREALME


In the Sereni-Tree common room:

TheRealMe saunters up to the pool table with a smile. He bends far over the table and reaches as far as he can. But desipte the difficulty of the shot, he sinks the 3-ball in a side pocket.

There are smiles and some giggles from the audience.

"What?" he asks, "Sure, I had to adopt a goofy pose, but I got the ball into the pocket!"

"You got the 3-ball into the pocket," Trey informs him from her position behind the bar.

"So?"

"So, Jake7 already started on solids. You were supposed to be stripes. You just sank one of her balls."

"Oh! Yes. Well, your turn, then, Jake7."

TheRealMe wanders off to the sidelines, very embarrased.





TheRealMe, Captain of the Sereni-Tree

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