Chapter 9 - Act III - Part 7


[06:59:21] Lt. Ishida nods with understanding at Komi's statement of "I was the first to draw my weapon"
[07:00:00] 2 LT Komillia: It was… my fault the fight started…"
[07:00:10] Lt. Ishida: I cannot argue that fact.
[07:02:06] 2 LT Komillia slouches into a heartbroken slump. "I can't even live by my ideals… I'm not even sure what I should do moment-by-moment anymore."
[07:02:25] CWO2 Sarah listens quietly from where she is, frowning very softly as she considers it.
[07:03:27] Lt. Ishida mulls that over, not sure how she would handle that situation, sure, she has done some odd things, but nothing like that.
[07:04:28] Lt. Ishida: Well, what you did was brash and stupid. You could have gotten yourself or your teammates killed.
[07:04:49] Lt. Ishida: So you have to ask yourself, why did you do it really.
[07:05:00] 2 LT Komillia: ((LOL, watching a new mecha anime, and one of the characters is doing the Yoda speak because her language processor is damaged…"
[07:05:17] Lt. Ishida: ((hehehe, Yoda, talks funny he does.))
[07:07:21] Lt. Ishida: More importantly, now that you've essentially gotten away with murder, what are you going to do about it?
[07:07:32] 2 LT Komillia: Well, my gut said they had something to do with the Haydonites, like maybe they were working with them for some unknown reason.
[07:07:48] Lt. Ishida nods and thinks about tit.
[07:07:57] 2 LT Komillia: If I had the answer to that last question I wouldn't be in this rut…
[07:08:03] CWO2 Sarah: (( kekeke ))
[07:08:20] Lt. Ishida: Judging by the fact you DID get away with murder would tell me that your hunch was right.
[07:08:36] Lt. Ishida: Of course that’s no excuse, just an observation.
[07:10:15] Lt. Ishida: When a samurai would dishonor his lord, if the incident wasn't damaging to the honor of his master, he would be exiled from the castle, and would have to do a great deed in the name of his master before being allowed back in. Of course, sometimes this deed required the ronin's life, but.
[07:12:00] 2 LT Komillia: So I should leave the unit to go perform a heroic deed?
[07:12:22] Lt. Ishida: I do not think the UEEF would allow you to do that, manning as it is.
[07:12:38] Lt. Ishida: But a heroic deed can be many things.
[07:13:46] Lt. Ishida: I would apologize to your platoon sincerely, and then work to redeem yourself.
[07:14:08] 2 LT Komillia sinks into deep thought…
[07:15:16] CWO2 Sarah sighs just a little bit, looking over towards the others with a soft flinch of sadness for just a moment, looking down at what she's doing again. "I'd think the best thing you can do for now is think on it and try to keep it further to the back of your mind, for the moment. It's not something that will be forgotten, ever. It shouldn't be. Just remember that you are working to redeem it, and eventually you can feel enough of it to be able to live with yourself more. It might take quite a while, but…" She sighs. "Least that's about what I do, anyway."
[07:16:27] Lt. Ishida: Everything happens for a reason. The kami protected you despite your folly, the did so for a reason.
[07:17:53] 2 LT Komillia just sulks, "I'm not expecting an easy answer, but a clear one would be nice. I just feel more confused after this."
[07:20:53] Lt. Ishida: You will have to meditate on this.
[07:21:20] Lt. Ishida: I told this to Lurana some time back, and I do not think she has found its meaning, but maybe you will.
[07:21:25] Lt. Ishida: "The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind."
[07:21:39] CWO2 Sarah raises her eyebrows a little. "And you shouldn't forget that there are people you can talk to about it. It's further back, but I still feel it sometimes myself. There isn't an easy answer, I'm sorry. Not really even a clear one. You're the one who has to find that answer."
[07:24:24] 2 LT Komillia: It is something I shall reflect upon then…
[07:24:41] Lt. Ishida nods and pats Komillia on the shoulder
[07:36:12] 2 LT Komillia goes off to meditate on her bed. Occasionally, glancing at the knife that was in her "present."

[07:37:44] GM: After the party Suki will go with the other Platoon leads to the O Club and mingle with the
[07:37:52] GM: highborn
[07:38:05] CWO2 Sarah: (( heh ))
[07:39:01] GM: Which is usually shop talk, politics, and boring stuff like that that officers are wont to discuss.
[07:39:56] CWO2 Sarah slips back to the hooch after the party, herself, settling onto her bed and looking up at the ceiling for a while, before slipping out for a little egg nog.
[07:40:22] CWO2 Sarah: (( it's all about the nog, after all ;p ))
[07:40:33] GM: As an aside, one of the more fun and lighthearted moments of the party was the arrival or 'Santa' in a Horizon escorted by 12 Alpha's
[07:40:42] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rotfl ))
[07:42:04] GM: Well Sarah, you have a choice, you have the regular eggnog, or the eggnog Suki spiked with cognac.
[07:43:37] CWO2 Sarah: (( lol. ))
[07:43:50] CWO2 Sarah: (( probably go for the stuff Suki set out. ;p ))
[07:44:04] GM: Then it IS all about the nog and the nog is good!
[07:44:14] Lt. Jaron exits to the Platoon leads as well
[07:45:15] 2 LT Komillia tries to keep to her table. "Gee, what's with the big wigs here? It feels kinda awkward being at a party with these types."
[07:46:23] Gage enjoys the party, the best he can. Candies.
[07:46:35] CWO2 Sarah mmmhs at the egg nog and has a little more, since it's nice and… relaxing.
[07:47:20] GM: The O club is festive, mainly packed by UEEF with the occasional Karberran Praxian or other alien.
[07:47:42] 2Lt. Aylanea peeks around at the party and glances over towards Komi, shrugging. "Eh. Suppose they gotta come out and have fun sometime as well, otherwise they might rot behind desks forever." She grins just a little and looks around.
[07:48:31] GM: The Major has reserved an area for 'his' leads and Utenaru, the Gunny and 1st Sgt along with the other 4 platoon leads are there.
[07:49:40] Lt. Jaron heads to that area and tries to mingle nicely with others
[07:50:13] 2 LT Komillia: I suppose, it's still means the rest of us have to be on our best behavior though…
[07:50:28] GM: Suki arrives at the table wearing a Reindeer print sweater that lights up and Santa hat with black trim holding a champagne glass filled half way with bubbly.
[07:50:50] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( lol ))
[07:51:32] 2Lt. Aylanea looks up and over at Suki's outfit and laughs just a bit, glancing to Komi and shrugging a little. "Or wait until enough of them are tipsy enough they won't remember what we did." She winks.
[07:51:35] Gage looks to Komi & Ay "I say some have already rotten souls"
[07:52:58] Maj. Kavashera is sitting back like the big man, with a beer in one hand and a regular Santa hat on.
[07:55:12] Maj. Kavashera is involved with the 1st Sgt and his 4th Platoon lead regards a sports team.
[07:55:16] 2 LT Komillia grins devilishly. "I have an idea… Anyone know where I can get some Ms. Santa Outfits or some red one-pieces?"
[07:56:19] GySgt Kofflyn: That type of outfits would be against yer groomin standards!
[07:56:35] 2Lt. Aylanea raises her eyebrows just a little bit. "Hmm…" She scratches her head. "Can probably try to find out at least…" She digs into her datapad/tablet PC to see if she can find one relatively locally. "Maybe…" She grins.
[07:56:40] Lt. Jaron walks over to Utenaru "Lt….did Vinai ever get a hold of you? He was talking about something after we got back"
[07:57:11] Lt. Utenaru pats you on the shoulder
[07:57:34] Lt. Utenaru: Oh keke, never you mind about dat.
[07:57:46] Lt. Utenaru flushes a slight shade of red.
[07:59:05] 2 LT Komillia: It's a party, dress codes should be… loosened for certain occasions…
[07:59:20] GM: Ay, you find a costume shop in Yalleran that might have one, but it's late, and it's a hour trip one way, by jeep.
[07:59:58] 2Lt. Aylanea glowers at her pad. "Yalleran. Two hours to get there and back though. And might not be open this time of night." She sighs slightly. "Lovely…" She looks around.
[08:00:36] Maj. Kavashera omniscient, looks over with a grin.
[08:01:11] Maj. Kavashera: 'smuch as I'd love to see you dancing ona mailbox Komi, best we not look to bad in front of the other units.
[08:01:57] Maj. Kavashera motions the rest of the O club with representation from every unit on base here and there.
[08:02:26] 2 LT Komillia: Aww…
[08:02:42] Lt. Ishida: I could find a Karberran to manhandle you Komi-chan. It should be just as entertaining.
[08:02:49] 2Lt. Aylanea: "Asides, I don't have my camcorder here either. And that would be something to be chronicling for posterity's sake. Or at least for selling with a few images sent around…" She tries to look innocent.
[08:03:17] Maj. Kavashera: Kar what now?
[08:03:38] 2 LT Komillia: Not unless you want an impromptu MMA tourney…
[08:04:02] Lt. Ishida: Oh, you weren't there, it was funny, Komi went to the mess hall and in the process of asking questions, a Karbarran picked her up and put her over his shoulder and we could all see her ass.
[08:04:25] 2Lt. Aylanea snickers.
[08:04:39] GM: The other laugh (not meanly, just, it IS funny)
[08:07:01] 2Lt. Aylanea looks over at Komi. "Yeah, quite a show."
[08:07:13] Maj. Kavashera signals the Gunny and the Gunny aware of the significance reaches under the table and hands a bag to the Major.
[08:08:06] Maj. Kavashera: Okay you rabble listen up
[08:08:23] Maj. Kavashera pounds the table a few times with the butt of his beer bottle.
[08:08:25] 2 LT Komillia takes note.
[08:08:39] Lt. Jaron looks to the Major
[08:08:43] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs just a little at the pounding, looking up.
[08:11:16] Maj. Kavashera: First off, I want o say, good work out there in the mountain. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say, thats the longest I ever want to be underground.
[08:11:44] Maj. Kavashera: And, the Karberrans, bless their fuzzy souls, can keep it.
[08:12:14] GySgt Kofflyn: Amen!
[08:12:23] 1stSgt Walken: Here here
[08:12:43] Lt. Ishida: Kanpai!
[08:12:48] 2 LT Komillia: Here Here.
[08:12:53] Lt. Jaron smiles and nods
[08:13:41] 2Lt. Aylanea nods at that. "For sure."
[08:14:34] Maj. Kavashera: Next, my present to all of you. Now this is also a gift from Colonel Hav'weth, but, she can't be here right now so, she wanted me to pass on her thanks.
[08:15:55] Maj. Kavashera motions to the Gunny, and he passes out a Karberran style human sized hunting blade with a Karberran inscription similar in scope and meaning to the SAS motto of "Who Dares Wins"
[08:17:02] Maj. Kavashera: Now, that lovely bear has helped me out with MY little offering. Since we are most certainly an E-light unit…
[08:17:32] GM: The congregation kicks off with a healthy bout of Hooah!
[08:18:22] Maj. Kavashera waves to the Gunny.
[08:18:29] Lt. Jaron inspects the blade and smiles at the gift
[08:19:15] GySgt Kofflyn withdraws a jacket in a tiger print camo pattern
[08:21:48] whispering to CWO Ryuu Hasegawa, Log onto aim
[08:21:52] GM: The camo print is the same as the one in the pic (sorry, the jacket wasn't camo)
[08:23:21] Maj. Kavashera slaps an unfolded piece of 8.5x11 glossy onto the table which shows an Alpha from the unit in the camo scheme the tank is in.
[08:23:45] 2 LT Komillia: Hey doesn't that look kinda ASCish?
[08:23:52] Maj. Kavashera: And the Colonel has her boys working on getting all our gear thusly painted.
[08:24:59] 2 LT Komillia: ((and that particular comic story was definitely the best Antartic had to offer…))
[08:26:37] Maj. Kavashera: ((big fan o Fred Perry, weeaboo as he is lol, actually, true story, if it wasn't for his comic Gold Digger, I would draw like I do, he was the inspiration for me to learn how to draw))
[08:27:28] Maj. Kavashera: ((wouldn't))
[08:29:03] 2 LT Komillia: Nothing against the ASC, but I guess the UEEF couldn't come up with a uniform that looked suitably military so they nabbed an ASC prototype or something?
[08:29:25] 2Lt. Aylanea glances over at Komi and rolls eyes a little, laughing.
[08:29:57] GM: GM Note, actually the ASC still uses the same armor styling as in the show,
[08:30:11] GM: So, I'm just using the color scheme
[08:30:58] GM: Since in the show Dana would be in her armor, not the BDU's she is in.
[08:31:17] GM: So I'm taking the adaptation and bringing it in for us
[08:31:35] 2 LT Komillia: ((Komi's comments were IN character….))
[08:32:22] Lt. Ishida: Komillia, I am shocked, I would have thought you liked the UEEF uniform, surely they aren't as revealing as Muv Luv, but still.
[08:33:56] GM: At any rate, that’s the new unit colors.
[08:34:34] 2 LT Komillia: I never stated a preference. I merely stated that his looks more classically military than our uniforms do.
[08:34:36] GM: Modified of course in color based on terrain, desert, arctic, etc. But that is the default space and Jungle color.
[08:34:52] GM: and forest
[08:36:46] GM: The group are given their 'prezzies' and are told that the rest of the unit will be able to get thier new uniforms from the Post QM.
[08:38:01] CWO2 Sarah meanwhile finishes that second egg nog, and peers around a little bit.
[08:38:25] GM: How often does Sarah drink?
[08:38:47] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( she's gonna pass out about 2 seconds after peering around, once the effect hits totally ))
[08:38:52] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( that often ;p ))
[08:39:24] GM: roll a saving throw vs 14 (PE bonuses included)
[08:39:32] CWO2 Sarah: [1d20] => [12] = (12)
[08:39:36] CWO2 Sarah: (( lol ))
[08:40:48] CWO2 Sarah: (( she ))
[08:40:57] CWO2 Sarah: (( she's +4 for PE bonus, for note ))
[08:41:01] GM: Whee, Sarah is in la la land
[08:41:01] CWO2 Sarah: (( hehehe ))
[08:41:11] GM: oh, okay, only buzzed then
[08:41:18] 2 LT Komillia breaks out the big guns and tries to out-drink the major, with VODKA.
[08:41:27] GM: oh dear
[08:41:34] CWO2 Sarah slips quietly into a spot and settles into it, after the second nog, for a while.
[08:41:36] GM: well, lets…GET IT ON!
[08:41:49] GM: okay you PE stat Komi?
[08:42:12] 2 LT Komillia: ((15…))
[08:42:17] GM: [1d6] => [1] = (1)
[08:43:23] Lt. Jaron watches the drinking match
[08:44:00] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: (brb dinner)
[08:44:23] GM: okay, roll save vs 14
[08:44:35] Maj. Kavashera: [1d20+2] => [2,2] = (4)
[08:44:43] Maj. Kavashera: ((oh snap!))
[08:44:49] 2 LT Komillia: [1d20] => [15] = (15)
[08:45:19] GM: Okay, the Major is drunk and Komi is buzzed, of course he major has been drinkning prior so…
[08:45:36] 2 LT Komillia: Just as planned…
[08:46:06] GM: roll again, -1 to roll, if you pass next roll is -1, if you fail it is -2
[08:46:25] Maj. Kavashera: [1d20+2-1] => [2,2,-1] = (3)
[08:46:39] CWO2 Sarah: (( too bad body weight isn't taken into account for penalty ;p Sarah can't hold much in theory cause she's lil. Komi is a skinny girl, so… ;p ))
[08:46:49] GM: ((three fails in a row are pass out))
[08:46:52] 2 LT Komillia: [1d20] => [2] = (2)
[08:47:09] GM: The major is drunker and Komi just felt the burn
[08:47:14] CWO2 Sarah: (( heh ))
[08:47:26] 2 LT Komillia: [1d20-2] => [11,-2] = (9)
[08:47:36] GM: -2 to both of y’all accumulative so -3 to both
[08:47:44] GM: [1d20+2-3] => [15,2,-3] = (14)
[08:48:00] GM: The major is holding his own, two fails in a row for Komi
[08:48:11] GM: -4 for the major -5 for Komi
[08:48:17] GM: [1d20+2-4] => [17,2,-4] = (15)
[08:48:18] 2 LT Komillia: [1d20-5] => [15,-5] = (10)
[08:48:26] 2 LT Komillia passes out…
[08:48:35] GM: Oh snap! the major takes it, three in a row for Komi and she is under the table
[08:49:37] Maj. Kavashera: That'll teesh that grrl to mesh wiff me!
[08:49:43] CWO2 Sarah: (( rotfl ))
[08:49:59] Maj. Kavashera staggers [1d20+2-5] => [14,2,-5] = (11)
[08:50:03] Maj. Kavashera THUD
[08:50:59] 2Lt. Aylanea watches that all and laughs, shaking her head, and slipping to see if she can't pick up Komi, to take back to the hooch, or at least somewhere to sleep it off. Trying to be careful of her weakened arm, as she does.
[08:51:26] GM: The rest of the command leadership is cracking up
[08:51:41] Lt. Jaron chuckles a bit
[08:51:53] Lt. Ishida moves the side opposite Ay's bum side
[08:52:03] Lt. Ishida: I will help you take her home.
[08:52:17] 2Lt. Aylanea smiles to Suki. "Thanks…"
[08:52:51] Lt. Ishida: Of course, besides, I should be getting back, I am sure the Chief is into all sorts of trouble by now.
[08:53:15] 2Lt. Aylanea raises her eyebrows. "What makes you think that?" She laughs, trying to carry Komi.
[08:54:52] Lt. Ishida: Just a feeling
[08:55:14] 2 LT Komillia: "No mom, I haven't flirted with a boy today… I flirted with three…"
[08:55:46] 2nd Lt Vinai would probably be carousing with the ever lovable heavy set Lt Utenaru.
[08:55:49] Lt. Ishida: Oh, well that’s juicy gossip.
[08:56:18] GM: Oh yes, Jaron asked about that and Utenaru told him not to worry his head about such things.
[08:57:34] 2Lt. Aylanea peers at Komi and raises her eyebrows.
[08:57:43] GM: Sarah on her second nog, roll
[08:58:02] 2Lt. Aylanea: [1d20+4] => [18,4] = (22)
[08:58:11] CWO2 Sarah: (( oops. I did that, not her ))
[08:58:14] GM: Sarah is uber! Feels NOTHING!
[08:58:16] CWO2 Sarah: (( lol ))
[09:00:25] GM: Okay as the O Club shenanigans go on (the Gunny takes the skunked Major home) Ay and Suki take Komi home and feed her coffee.
[09:00:59] 2nd Lt Vinai lifts a glass. "Well (I'm sure having sexual relations qualifies knowing her first name XD), would you like to dance, or would you rather me serenade you some more?"
[09:01:41] Lt. Utenaru: Oh keke, I be mele wit you mana!
[09:01:51] Lt. Utenaru pulls Vinny to the dance floor.
[09:01:57] 2 LT Komillia: Teehee, Coffee gives me itchy bumps…
[09:03:03] 2Lt. Aylanea uhms at that and looks to Suki. "Er… that might mean she's allergic, from the sounds…" She glances to Komi.
[09:03:08] 2nd Lt Vinai is dragged rather than pulled. Loves him some meaty woman as he holds onto his glass of egg nog…minus the sweet eggy goodness and all the liquor. "I guess I'll save the rest…" Aligns himself behind her and holds her hips. "For later…"
[09:03:35] Lt. Jaron after finishing a glass of wine; goes to get tea and relax at the table
[09:03:47] GM: this song is what you dance to http /
[09:04:54] No match found
[09:05:09] CWO2 Sarah: (( *tickles da GM* ))
[09:05:40] Lt. Ishida hmm's and then goes to look up her file for allergies, just in case.
[09:05:59] 2 LT Komillia: ((She WAS allergic, but grew out of it…))
[09:06:11] CWO2 Sarah: (( lol, oh ))
[09:06:14] Lt. Ishida returns tot he room
[09:06:24] Lt. Jaron: (lol)
[09:06:30] CWO2 Sarah: (( GM, answer your whispers ))
[09:06:49] 2nd Lt Vinai grins slightly and snickers. "Go ahead girl…you know how I like them…" He winks to her and rides the big girl.
[09:07:11] Lt. Ishida: She was allergic, better to go to with something else, just in case.
[09:07:47] 2Lt. Aylanea nods to that and looks around. "Hmm… Well, not sure what else will work, probably needs bed rest for one thing…"
[09:08:41] GM: Vinny, to the other you are HiFi, but to her you are Moto Moto
[09:09:53] GM: Roll Sarah, -2
[09:10:07] CWO2 Sarah: [1d20-2] => [10,-2] = (8)
[09:10:25] GM: There you go, your Invid biology fails you.
[09:10:31] CWO2 Sarah: (( hehehehhee ))
[09:10:55] GM: Ay and Suki, as you tend to Komi, in the main room of the hooch it would seem that Sarah has finally lost the batltle vs teh spiked egg nog
[09:11:18] CWO2 Sarah: [1d100] => [85] = (85)
[09:11:29] CWO2 Sarah wobbles and drops onto the couch , glowing just slightly and red eyed. ((ooc: ignore that roll))
[09:11:47] CWO2 Sarah: (( clicked accidentally while moving to end of typing ))
[09:12:14] 2nd Lt Vinai weaves his hand into her hair slightly and gives just a slight tug. "Moto Moto wants to see you dance…shake somethin for me girl." Max would back off from her and take a seat slowly, holding a drink in his hand toasting his voluptuous love. "Show em how a real woman dances baby…"
[09:12:32] GM: Within the O Club, Utenaru and Vinny are having TOO much fun on the dance floor much to the hoots and hollars of the other occifers.
[09:13:01] GM: Jaron, you aren't sure whether to be amused or horrified
[09:13:16] Lt. Jaron thinks his eyes are burning out of his sockets
[09:13:29] GM: What has been seen cannot be unseen!
[09:13:53] 2Lt. Aylanea tries to get Komi onto her bed, and sit down next to her a bit. "Think you're going to be okay in here? Or do you need someone to stay with you?"
[09:14:19] Gage roots Vinny on
[09:14:48] Lt. Ishida tucks the drunk Zent in, pulling off her footwear. She then looks into the main room and smiles.
[09:14:51] Lt. Ishida: I told you.
[09:14:55] Lt. Ishida says to Ay.
[09:15:47] 2Lt. Aylanea glances into the main room and blinks, laughing a little. "What'd she get into, to get like that?"
[09:16:21] Lt. Ishida: Most likely the cognac infused egg nog.
[09:17:30] 2 LT Komillia: Sorry, my limit is 6 at a time boys, wait your turns…
[09:17:52] Lt. Ishida: Oh wow!
[09:18:03] Lt. Ishida stifles a laugh covering her mouth.
[09:18:19] Lt. Ishida: I hope she isn't talking about men.
[09:18:28] 2Lt. Aylanea looks down at Komi and raises her eyebrows. "Must remember to find out about that, sometime." She laughs softly.
[09:19:03] Lt. Ishida: No wonder she was sent to the monastery.
[09:19:39] Lt. Ishida: It figures, Lurana had a libido large enough to fill a Ikazuchi as well.
[09:19:43] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: (back)
[09:19:46] 2nd Lt Vinai leaned in and whispered in her ear. "Aurora…you wouldn't happen to have any friends for my partners there would you?"
[09:20:06] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks at that and laughs softly. "Yeah, no wonder if she was doing that." She tsks softly, glancing into the main room. "Hmm… If Sarah wasn't your girlfriend, I'd suggest something really naughty. as a joke." She grins.
[09:20:27] Lt. Ishida: I'm sure you would.
[09:20:32] Lt. Ishida pats Ay's head.
[09:20:34] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa chuckles and nurses a drink, watching things quietly from the corner
[09:20:37] Lt. Ishida: But she is.
[09:21:02] Lt. Ishida leans in to Ay's ear.
[09:21:17] Lt. Ishida: If she wasn't, I would.
[09:21:18] 2nd Lt Vinai then would specifically point out Ryu, Gage and Jaron.
[09:21:41] Lt. Utenaru holds Vinny close to her plumpy frame.
[09:21:47] 2Lt. Aylanea grins at the patting. "arf." She grins at Suki and nods then. "Can you imagine how loud Komi might scream when she woke up, though?"
[09:22:09] Lt. Utenaru: Ah keke, but dat Jaron boy, he has dat Lurana! She lots of woman!
[09:22:44] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "None for me Vinny…I think this Christmas is alone time for me too"
[09:23:09] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa smiles slightly, but seems more distant than usual
[09:23:25] 1stSgt Walken: Y'all always have lefty.
[09:23:32] Lt. Jaron shakes his head and finishes his tea before he heads to the hooch
[09:23:54] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa chuckles
[09:24:01] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "actually I'm more a righty.."
[09:24:10] 1stSgt Walken: She'll never leave ya.
[09:24:40] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Yeah, but honestly…I got my mind on someone else….but I don’t even know her name"
[09:25:04] 1stSgt Walken: Sometimes that’s the best, that way they can be everything you want.
[09:25:42] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "ah…I wish Sergeant…but, shes real all right…"
[09:25:54] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa stares into his drink
[09:25:55] 1stSgt Walken nods and raises his glass.
[09:26:12] 1stSgt Walken: Don't fret it son, you're young
[09:26:30] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "after the last few weeks…I feel a thousand"
[09:26:42] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa drains his glass
[09:27:17] 1stSgt Walken: HA! Welcome to the Marines!
[09:27:33] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "That’s what they all say"
[09:28:52] 2nd Lt Vinai shrugs lightly. "Well I tried Aurora…now tonight I'm gonna need for you to help me with something." He leaned in closer. "I need for you to sing to me again."
[09:28:56] 1stSgt Walken: Fleet might get all the glory son, but us jarheads, we earn our pay, and that my boy, well, your fleet folk might scoff, but, they jealous.
[09:30:07] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "I'm seeing those bloody caverns in my dreams now…and thinking of how multiple things have tried to turn me into dinner…I'm not jealous at all"
[09:30:32] 1stSgt Walken: YOU don’t have to be hahaha, it's those other poor saps.
[09:31:35] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "I guess. I don't enjoy mudhumping that’s for sure….much more at home in an Alpha"
[09:31:42] Lt. Utenaru: E maikai ana n mea a pau Moto Moto! Lets go now!
[09:32:20] 1stSgt Walken leans forward to points to Ryuu with a shot glass holding hand.
[09:32:22] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "But I'll put a hole in between any Haydonites eyes on ground or air…"
[09:33:03] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "that’s what I am…I am not Marine, nor fleet…I am vengeance"
[09:33:05] 2nd Lt Vinai nodded lightly then looked back at Aurora. "I'll be at your door in a minute. Put on that sexy thing you wear all the time…" He snuck a kiss and backed up just a tad still holding her hand, showing some concern for Ryuu."
[09:33:12] 1stSgt Walken: Tell you what son, Consider this… you get shot down, terrain is thick with enemy. You think a gyrene or a fleet boy is gonna come out of that alive?
[09:34:08] 1stSgt Walken smiles at Ryuu's last comment.
[09:34:19] 1stSgt Walken: Good man, that’s what I like to hear.
[09:34:35] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa nods
[09:34:38] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Good"
[09:35:09] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa turns and smiles to Vinny putting the mask on again
[09:35:36] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "So Vinny boy, you two got a little frisky last night, had to cover my head with my pillow"
[09:35:42] Lt. Jaron eventually makes his way to the hooch
[09:35:47] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa cracks a grin
[09:36:14] GM: Back at the hooch Suki scoops Sarah off the couch and takes her into the room.
[09:36:24] 2nd Lt Vinai releasing her hand finally he approaches Ryuu. "Oh don't you fake that phony shit with me Ryuu." He shook his head slightly. "There's no way in hell you can go from such an implosive attitude to such a Cheshire grin."
[09:36:43] CWO2 Sarah shifts just a little as a weight in Suki's arms, hugging just a tiny bit in adjustment.
[09:36:51] GM: Jaron you enter and see Suki carting a drunk of her ass Sarah towards their shared rack.
[09:37:35] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa relaxes against the wall looking up at Vinny
[09:37:49] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "It keeps me sane anyways.."
[09:38:13] Lt. Utenaru leaves caressing Vinny's cheek as she leaves
[09:38:23] Lt. Utenaru: See you later moto moto!
[09:38:29] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "everyone needs a way to cope….I just do it by scrapping some tin cans in the process"
[09:39:00] Lt. Jaron smiles at the sight and takes a seat on the couch for a bit
[09:40:02] 2nd Lt Vinai paused to regard Lt. Utenaru. "Under the stars dear Aurora…" He smiled then looked back to Ryuu. "That is true Ryuu. I'm not going to tell you how to deal with the demons that come with our jobs. But regarding violence with violence only leaves your mind blackened to any safer resolution once this career is done.
[09:41:16] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Then tell me Vinny…why do YOU fight?"
[09:42:00] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "You seemed to react to the fact that Amdahl is one of those…Invid. why?"
[09:42:20] GM: The next day after much drink and snu snu, within the main hooch there are gifts for all from Suki (Christmas Eve gifts were the socks an stuff, Christmas Day are from the literary Japanese girl a book on something the recipient likes, Jaron, something on history, Sarah a book on Ballet, Ryuu a book on communications theory etc.)
[09:43:02] GM: ((oops, hold that, good RP inbound tween Ryuu and Vin))
[09:43:09] CWO2 Sarah: (( hehe ))
[09:43:27] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: (lol I was waiting for his response)
[09:44:14] 2 LT Komillia: ((back))
[09:44:44] CWO2 Sarah: (( *komiglomps* ))
[09:44:55] GM: Komi you hear female voice above you in your stupor, but you recognize your own bed and pillow…nom nom nom
[09:45:30] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: (lol I guess I caught Vinny when he stepped away tehe)
[09:46:00] GM: Nod
[09:46:29] GM: Meanwhile Suki give Sarah (prior to the next day) her 'other' gift.
[09:47:15] 2 LT Komillia: Mmmm…. Hangover… Tomorrow…
[09:47:18] 2nd Lt Vinai paused lightly ((sorry was eating))
[09:47:48] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: (np)
[09:49:50] CWO2 Sarah lays there passed out for the moment, sleeping it off until she wakes up, stirring slowly.
[09:50:38] Lt. Ishida will tuck her in then return to the main room to enjoy the 'fire'.
[09:51:56] 2nd Lt Vinai looked at Ryuu sternly. "…Why do I fight? Same reason paramedics will save a person regardless of his stance with the world. It's a duty. I fight for the protection of other. Peace can not be maintained without bloodshed." He then stepped forward into personal space. "My job…is to minimize that bloodshed for our side. Every loss on our side I take as a personal hit on my abilities as a communications officer. My keyboard keys are as important as your trigger finger Ryuu. It's just that at the end of the day…we deal with the outcome differently." He stared Ryuu down for a moment. "I am a Marine. A Marine of virtues. A Marine to keep warriors like you in balance."
[09:53:16] 2Lt. Aylanea settles in by the fire as well, laughing softly and glancing to Suki. "So, you do the decorating? I must say, it's pretty nice."
[09:53:26] Lt. Ishida: Thank you.
[09:53:49] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Then do so. Go your duty, as I do mine, I won't stop you. Your my friend, Vinny that won;t change. I will fight to keep you alive…an if tht means laying my life down for yours, I will do so"
[09:54:27] 1stSgt Walken notes the interchange and smiles
[09:55:27] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "as much as I feel that Suki is out of touch with the squad, or many of the others don;t seem to like my presence, I will die for them…I will not let Tirol happen again
[09:55:29] 2Lt. Aylanea grins just a little. "The spiked nog is a really nice touch. Hopefully she'll wake up okay tomorrow." She glances towards the room.
[09:55:45] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( we got us a lurker! eee! ))
[09:55:50] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehe ))
[09:55:58] Lt. Ishida: She will be fine.
[09:56:36] Lt. Ishida: I might actually get an entire night of sleep.
[09:56:47] Lt. Jaron is reading the book that was given as he lounges
[09:56:57] 2Lt. Aylanea nods at that and settles back, raising her eyebrows. "Well, no one really expects you to get a full night of sleep when you have a girlfriend."
[09:57:07] Lt. Ishida nods
[09:57:22] 2nd Lt Vinai grabbed Ryuu by his shirt. "I'm not going to let you do that…because such a gesture will never sit well with me. If such a thing were to happen however, we will ride out like the warriors we were trained to be." He let go of Ryuu's shirt with a stern face and extended his hand…but he wasn't looking for a handshake. "Brothers in arms…"
[09:58:51] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa he clasps Vinnys arm
[09:58:58] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Brothers in arms"
[09:59:36] 2Lt. Aylanea smiles just a little. "I'm almost a tiny bit jealous of that, to be honest. But eh. I want to play the field a little more before committing to something."
[09:59:49] Lt. Ishida nods
[10:00:12] Lt. Ishida: Stalking the enlisted field?
[10:00:41] 2nd Lt Vinai inclined his head and smiled. "Now if you will excuse me. There is a thick and sexy lady waiting for me in her room. Unfortunately, this battle I ride alone." With hand still clasped onto his forearm, he patted Ryuu's shoulder and then let go of his forearm. "Lay off the booze and lay into some cooch Ryuu…it's good for the soul, also it feels fucking great." He snickered lightly.
[10:01:05] 1stSgt Walken: Hooah!
[10:01:58] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa nods and smiles
[10:02:22] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Perhaps another night….but I don’t want to press my luck…I did get promoted ya know" he laughs
[10:02:26] 2Lt. Aylanea laughs a little and rolls her eyes. "Well, I try not to stalk anyone, really…" She shrugs slightly. "Anji wouldn't come down and bunk in with me, I offered so she'd be with the squad, at one point."
[10:02:42] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "the last time I took an interest it cost me my stripes"
[10:02:44] Lt. Ishida nods.
[10:03:26] Lt. Ishida: Don’t take in personally. Her parentage was, well, not exactly planned.
[10:03:35] 2nd Lt Vinai: "I took a gamble…and I landed me a wonderful one Ryuu. Perhaps you should allow my Aurora to set you up with her friends. I promise she won't be too much woman for ya." He laughed lightly.
[10:03:43] Lt. Ishida: And a Zentraedi played a part in that.
[10:04:21] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "ah but haven't you heard? I already have one…but like I told the Sarge..I just don’t know her name yet…just a voice"
[10:04:39] Lt. Ishida: But, if you tell her this, I will deny it.
[10:05:42] 2Lt. Aylanea blinks a little at that and flinches slightly. "Er… oh…" She hmms. "I didn't know." She hmms a little at that. "I'm sure you would…" She considers. "Any ideas for helping her through it though? I want to help her if I can…"
[10:05:54] 2nd Lt Vinai rubbed his chin for a moment. "Well then what are you doing here? Go find your…inner peace…Till next time. Wrap em before ya tap em!" He shook his head and made his way towards the exit to venture towards Lt. Utenaru's hooch.
[10:05:56] Lt. Ishida shrugs
[10:06:03] Lt. Ishida: I don't know.
[10:06:32] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa chuckles and departs as well, saying goodnight to the Sarge as he does so
[10:07:10] Lt. Ishida: If you are truly interested, and not just out for a fling, proximity and an ear, and patience, would be key. Otherwise, I'd look elsewhere.
[10:07:37] Lt. Ishida: But that is my opinion.
[10:07:41] Lt. Ishida shrugs again.
[10:09:17] 2Lt. Aylanea nods just a little at that and hmms. "I don't want a 'fling' if she's really needing the help." She sighs. "Anyway, so noted. Thanks."
[10:09:27] Lt. Ishida nods.
[10:09:42] GM: Okay, any final RP ?
[10:10:06] 2 LT Komillia: ((nope))
[10:10:20] GM: noted
[10:10:21] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: (good here)
[10:10:24] GM: kk
[10:10:29] GM: alrighty then
[10:11:14] 2nd Lt Vinai: Well unless you want me to serenade Lt Utenaru XD nah.
[10:11:18] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( rofl ))
[10:11:24] GM:

The next few days pass uneventfully beyond the fireworks you create yourselves.

Toward the end of the leave (around the 28th) there is a flash of light in the sky. A meteor. During the 29th there are a few more, and reports on the news talk of meteor impacts on Karbarra's surface.

The end of the 29th see's the unit back on duty, in their new uniforms with their mecha newly painted.

The meteor storm by them has been identified for what it is, an attack, and during the 30th and New Years day, the air raid sirens of Kato Zano and Yalleren become background noise.

You re called into a briefing into one of the bases underground shelters.
[10:17:06] Maj. Kavashera: Be seated.
[10:17:17] 2 LT Komillia sits
[10:17:23] 2Lt. Aylanea sits quickly.
[10:17:27] Maj. Kavashera: Okay, you've all seen the news , now, here is the stright dope.
[10:18:25] Lt. Jaron takes a seat
[10:18:51] 2nd Lt Vinai sits hands folded a top of the table, and for once…no electronic devices are within his grasp.
[10:19:01] CWO2 Sarah settles next to Suki, listening intently.
[10:19:07] Maj. Kavashera: Intel has been able to determine that this 'shower' is not natural, and the origin has been pinpointed to the asteroid belt about 54 kilometers from Karberra.
[10:19:46] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa takes a seat next to Vinny and takes out a datapad tot ake notes
[10:19:50] CWO2 Sarah: (( it's that close? wow. ))
[10:19:55] CWO2 Sarah: (( *runs* ))
[10:20:45] 2 LT Komillia: ((in space that's spitting distance. MOONS are farther out.))
[10:21:14] Maj. Kavashera: Right now we are on alert status. Raider and FIST, those that are Alpha jocks, you are returning to orbit. I want you wheels up and ballistic within the hour. The rest of you are on alert status, the Yuki is sending down Loose Moose and Bug Stomper to pick us up so it seems our stint on Karberra is over.
[10:21:40] Maj. Kavashera: ((sorry 54 million))
[10:21:45] CWO2 Sarah: (( hehehehe ))
[10:21:58] 2 LT Komillia: ((that's about right…))
[10:22:08] 2nd Lt Vinai raises a hand. "How much time do we have to pack our effects sir?"
[10:22:21] Maj. Kavashera: Within the hour.
[10:22:58] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Is all of Echo Company leaving..or just our detachments?"
[10:23:30] 2 LT Komillia: Roger.
[10:24:14] Maj. Kavashera: All space borne assets are to be immediately self deploy, ground side assets are to follow up as soon as the Horizont-V's land and can load them.
[10:24:59] GM: As the Major speaks the room shudders with a deep resonant quake.
[10:25:12] GM: Dust falls form the ceiling and the lights flicker.
[10:25:13] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Understood. I guess we should get to packing up post-haste sir…"
[10:25:43] UEMC LCpl. bursts into the room
[10:26:02] UEMC LCpl.: It's getting closer sir! Colonel wants you wheels up ASAP!
[10:26:27] Maj. Kavashera nods
[10:26:32] Maj. Kavashera: Dismissed
[10:27:03] Maj. Kavashera: Okay, pilots to your craft, screw your baggage, get your planes off the ground now.
[10:27:12] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa falls in alongside Vinny
[10:27:26] Maj. Kavashera: Kofflyn, get the men mustered an on deck in 20 minutes….
[10:27:28] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Ill catch you in orbit buddy"
[10:27:36] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Moto Moto…" Coughs lightly. "Hi-fi's ready to fly."
[10:27:49] CWO2 Sarah hops up from her spot quickly, to hurry for her Legios.
[10:28:03] GM: The Major continues narking his orders, getting the unit squared away.
[10:28:47] Lt. Utenaru: I'm dirtside, I'll see you on the Yuki, now, pass the hokus (clouds) and get out of here!
[10:28:58] Lt. Jaron gets up and makes his way out
[10:29:16] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "C'mon buddy, not time for romance we gotta fly!"
[10:29:28] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa runs out to the Alpha
[10:30:01] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Stay safe…I'll see you up top!" Will still manage to steal one last kiss (NO epic foreshadowing ~_~….) as he dashes off with his datapads to his Aegis Modded Beta.
[10:30:19] GM: As you exit the bunker the base is in full swing. You can see anti aircraft batteries pointed skyward and ground troops rushing to hardened positions.
[10:30:39] CWO2 Sarah hurries out to her Legios, hoping Suki is close behind, as she moves to hop into it and run scramble prep.
[10:31:06] CWO2 Sarah: (( but then, she's probably to hers quicker ))
[10:31:08] CWO2 Sarah: (( lol ))
[10:32:31] 2nd Lt Vinai once arriving at his mecha, Max will tend to it's necessary scanner tests and preparations. "Aegis system fully functional! Opening priority and emergency Lazer and Satcoms!"
[10:33:33] 2Lt. Aylanea hurries, but not to an Alpha, assuming she's still grounded from them, but hurries to get into an empty Beta with one of the Raiders.
[10:34:35] GM: Okay, So Sarah is in her Legios, front seat, Suki in her front seat, Jaron, you have Ay on your ass, giggity. Ryuu, you and Vinny are docked.
[10:34:45] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( hehehehehe ))
[10:35:02] Lt. Jaron: (hehe)
[10:35:03] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *grabs at Jaron's ass* ))
[10:35:53] GM: As you taxi you can see a bright flash on the horizon and a massive mushroom cloud rising into the sky to your east.
[10:36:55] GM: Nearby Karberran aircraft are racing into the air and some are being launched ballisting using modified booster rockets that you recognize are modified boosters used to carry VF-1's into orbit.
[10:38:37] Kato Zano Tower: UEEF flight of four, you are cleared for immediate take off runway 34, winds are 340 at 5 knots gusting to 10. Altimeter is 30.05 Good hunting!
[10:39:43] Lt. Jaron replies as he takes off "Thanks tower"
[10:39:48] GM: Ahead of you a five ship flight of Legios lift off.
[10:40:09] Lt. Ishida: Hammer 1-1 copies all.
[10:40:10] 2nd Lt Vinai salutes the tower then looks forward. Be safe my dear Aurora……."Hi-Fi acknowledges…ready to deploy!"
[10:40:55] CWO2 Sarah taxis right to position in a hurry, gaping for only a moment at the blast. She pulls her Legios in behind Suki's for takeoff. "Hammer 1-2 copies all."
[10:41:00] GM: You all streak down the runway in pairs, Jaron and Ryuu first followed by Suki and Sarah
[10:41:19] CWO2 Sarah: (( okay, next to, not behind, then ))
[10:41:23] GM: You pull up and begin your ascent (percs)
[10:41:30] CWO2 Sarah: [1d20+1] => [4,1] = (5)
[10:41:37] 2Lt. Aylanea: [1d20] => [11] = (11)
[10:41:41] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+5] => [8,5] = (13)
[10:41:44] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( oblivious Invid is oblivious ))
[10:41:47] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((gets to wait to leave))
[10:41:53] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+4] => [17,4] = (21)
[10:42:22] GM: Vinny, you are on Ryuu's ass, your beta is connected to his Alpha
[10:42:54] GM: Need a perc from Vinny and Ryuu
[10:43:07] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: [1d20+1] => [13,1] = (14)
[10:43:37] 2nd Lt Vinai: [1d20] => [3] = (3)
[10:43:49] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((I wasn't lifting off though.))
[10:43:54] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((I was still waiting to go.))
[10:44:22] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((oh lol))
[10:44:34] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Raider 1-5 going live, good luck tower"
[10:44:47] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa hits it into orbit alongside the others
[10:45:22] GM: Jaron and Ryuu, (and only you) as you lift off you can see a quintet (5) meteors impact the atmosphere, bursting into flame and then diving into the crust of the planet with the force of a 5 Mt bomb.
[10:45:38] GM: (quintet)
[10:46:10] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Raider 1-5 this is Hi-fi. I'll be your eyes in the sky this evening! Loadouts and boosters linked. You are powered up and ready to roll"
[10:46:34] Lt. Jaron: "Christ…..five more hit surface"
[10:46:59] GM: Ishida and Ay, you (as well as Jaron and Ryuu) can see the orbital defense net in over drive, defense satellites and capital ships are emptying their magazines into deep space.
[10:47:26] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Glad to have you Hi Fi, make sure not to loose your lunch back there!"
[10:47:54] GM: Komillia, you can see the sky brighten to your east, and the flashes seem to be getting closer. You see two Horizons on final.
[10:48:05] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Roger that…FIST this is Hi-Fi…standing by to activate Aegis system upon command…"
[10:48:45] Lt. Ishida: Hammer 1-1 copies all, wait until orbital insertion.
[10:49:38] 2 LT Komillia: This is not good…
[10:50:06] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "They’re aiming for Kato!"
[10:50:14] GM: As you enter orbit, those in their Legios can see the Combined Fleet opening fire, roll percs
[10:50:31] CWO2 Sarah continues ascending parallel to Suki, waiting for orbital insertion, watching. [1d20+1] => [12,1] = (13)
[10:50:31] Lt. Ishida: [1d20+5] => [20,5] = (25)
[10:50:32] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: [1d20+1] => [15,1] = (16)
[10:50:38] 2Lt. Aylanea: [1d20] => [2] = (2)
[10:50:49] GM: Samurai girl has become one with the Kami.
[10:50:56] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( … and oblivious Zentraedi now is oblivious ))
[10:51:11] 2Lt. Aylanea: (( *holds up a squirrel and scritches it* ))
[10:52:26] GM: Waiting on Vin, Jaron,
[10:52:32] 2nd Lt Vinai: [1d20] => [10] = (10)
[10:52:41] Lt. Jaron: [1d20+4] => [2,4] = (6)
[10:53:18] GM: You ALL notice the sky go from blue to black as you enter orbit, 150 km up. (dt)
[10:54:15] GM: Sarah and Ryuu notice on their scope that the Yuki has slipped her moorings and is pointed towards deep space her cannon and reflex batteries in full swing.
[10:55:08] GM: Suki you notice the aforementioned as well as a 4 ship flight of VF-4's bearing Aquila Colony markings flit past.
[10:57:19] Lt. Jaron coms "For now stay in formation until we get called or something makes us take action"
[10:57:44] Ensign Austin (UES Yukikaze): Hitman Hammer flight, good to see you! You are clear to dock heading 354 by 21!
[10:58:56] Lt. Jaron: "Roger that"
[10:58:57] GM: On the ground Komi, the Horizons have landed and the Major is overseeing the loading of the battloids.
[10:59:21] Gage stand near Komi and await to board himself
[11:00:06] GM: The Major has all the battloids load up onto the same Horizon-V (Loose Moose) and has that ship lift off immdiatly.
[11:01:00] 2 LT Komillia steels herself for the combat.
[11:02:20] CWO2 Sarah: "Hammer 1-2, acknowledged Yuki Control."
[11:02:43] GM: Gage, you are held back, the Major determining that the heavy hitting meach have to reach orbit forst.
[11:03:24] Lt. Ishida: Hammer 1-1 copies 354 by 21 turning to final.
[11:04:27] CWO2 Sarah adjusts 354 by 21, as well, turning with Suki for approach.
[11:05:19] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: Hitman 1-5 acknowledges"
[11:05:49] GM: The Legios land upon the Yukikaze and a rush of nostalgia wafts over the pilots.
[11:06:03] GM: Well, not Ryuu or Vinny.
[11:06:38] GM: In fact Vinny and Ryuu, this is the first time you have been aboard a Shimakaze Class vessel.
[11:06:40] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Well…looks like we're gonna have to put our plans on hold there Hitman…"
[11:07:37] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "seems so….and here I had hoped to see the Phoenix come in"
[11:07:54] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa disappointment laces his voice
[11:08:08] GM: Those that have landed aboard the Yuki are greeted my Capt West.
[11:08:24] Lt. Jaron nods to the Captain
[11:08:27] Captain West (SMVF-224): Hey hey, have fun dirtside?
[11:08:58] Lt. Jaron smirks "It was a blast Captain"
[11:09:07] 2nd Lt Vinai shrugs lightly. "Eh…sure?"
[11:09:34] Lt. Ishida nods form her cockpit, not leaving her mecha.
[11:09:43] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "mudhumping sucks"
[11:10:10] Captain West (SMVF-224) looks at the faces he doesn’t recognize and nods.
[11:10:28] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa leans back in the cockpit of the Alpha
[11:10:38] Captain West (SMVF-224): Okay, here's the deal, we're moving out on an Alpha Strike on a Haydonite gun position.
[11:10:51] CWO2 Sarah stays in her own cockpit as well, making sure her mecha is alll set up the way she likes it, nodding quickly and listening.
[11:11:12] Captain West (SMVF-224): You guys will be the hard chargers, my squadron will provide cover.
[11:11:32] 2nd Lt Vinai shakes his head and pulls up a datapad tapping and sliding. "You hear that Ryuu…it's your time to shine."
[11:12:01] Captain West (SMVF-224): best as we can figure it, the Haydonite have planted a few mass scale rail guns within the asteroid belt.
[11:12:12] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "bout damn time, get to show them what this hunny can do"
[11:12:28] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa pats the alpha
[11:12:29] Captain West (SMVF-224): That’s whats pelting the surface, hell, we've lost a few ships top side as well.
[11:14:11] Captain West (SMVF-224): Here's the real tough rub, stellar cartography has noticed that there will be about another 50 or so impacts, then nothing, scouts have confirmed that the gun batteries have turned out towards deep space.
[11:15:12] Captain West (SMVF-224): Intel and planning concur, the only viable target in deep space that could cause the Haydonites to change targets in the Phoenix Battlegroup.
[11:15:57] Captain West (SMVF-224): They have been informed and are engaging in evasive maneuvers, but, one of those rocks might get lucky.
[11:16:58] Captain West (SMVF-224): So, once you have been armed and refueled, and your ground humping buddies have docked, we'll be performing a short fold to get us close to the target, the rest is up to you.
[11:17:36] Captain West (SMVF-224): My boys will keep them off you, but you are tasked with taking those haydonite gun batteries out.
[11:18:19] Captain West (SMVF-224): Questions?
[11:18:35] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Just one sir!"
[11:18:42] Captain West (SMVF-224): Shoot.
[11:18:55] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Why aren't we refueled yet?" He grinned and cheered.
[11:19:03] Captain West (SMVF-224): Good man.
[11:19:19] Captain West (SMVF-224) looks over at Suki and Jaron.
[11:19:38] Captain West (SMVF-224): Looks like the strays you pick up are getting better and better.
[11:19:46] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa looks pale and switches over to Vinny
[11:19:54] 2nd Lt Vinai then looks down from his Beta and shakes his head. "I stole your line didn't I Ryuu.."
[11:20:04] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "Phoenix….dammit..its never easy"
[11:20:25] CWO2 Sarah hmms. "Has anyone been able to do a long range telescopic view of the field at all, for a general idea of the rail gun design?"
[11:20:43] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "it doesn’t matter hell Ill let them sink her"
[11:20:43] 2nd Lt Vinai paused momentarily. "How long range are we talking Sarah?"
[11:22:12] GM: Gimme a sec looking it up)
[11:22:50] CWO2 Sarah looks over to Vinai. "Long enough to see the gun. I'm assuming not since we don't have a fuzzy image of any kind, but making sure. A general design would give some indication of where and how to approach it to neutralize it quickly."
[11:25:10] GM: Range is at least 54 million km, snce it is hitting Karberra
[11:25:28] 2nd Lt Vinai rubs his chin slightly.
[11:25:49] GM: found it give me a second
[11:26:44] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Well there's an old technique that might work in these deep space. Perhaps a passive sonar might do it…but I'm afraid we don't have enough time for that kind of energy's return trip.
[11:27:06] Captain West pulls up the desired info on a data pad.
[11:27:29] CWO2 Sarah: (( silly Vinny. ))
[11:27:59] Captain West (SMVF-224): This is what our advance scouts have been able to get so far, not that it's heavily protected by anti-fighter screens and patrols.
[11:29:23] Captain West (SMVF-224): Seems the gun emplacement has been drilled into the an asteroid that serves as it's base.
[11:30:21] 2nd Lt Vinai: "Well sir…if we can get close enough, I could possibly perform an OTAR decryption and take electronic control."
[11:30:57] 2nd Lt Vinai: ((brb grocery bag run))
[11:31:35] Captain West (SMVF-224): If you can pull it off, fine, otherwise, dispense with the fancy mancy, and just kill it.
[11:31:40] CWO Ryuu Hasegawa: "that didn’t work so well last time vinnyboy"
[11:32:02] Captain West (SMVF-224): Command wants these things to dis appear and they don’t care how.
[11:33:59] CWO2 Sarah nods quickly, studying the image.
[11:34:17] Lt. Ishida: I wouldn’t say that Ryuu, if it weren't for his hacking I would never have been able to enter and neutralize the Haydonite WMD.


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