Vana meandered along the decks of Starbese Conqueror aimlessly. Bemused by the reality if the place she wondered what to do. 'Perhaps i'll visit one of those bars i heard the other cadets talking about' she thought to herself. She made tracks for the nearest turbo lift. She steps inside, thinks for a moment and declares to the comput 'deck 25'. As the turbolift moves off she nods approvingly to herself, 'yes, i think i'll try the Geyser Night Club'. Sounds like a lively place from what i've heard. The doors open and she steps out onto deck 25. 'Oh my!' she thinks to herself, as she peruses the situation, the biggest question on her mind being 'what do i drink again?'.
Polly was never one to go to nightclubs, and having led a rather sheltered life hadn't even been allowed to go to one as her father was very explicit in his instructions. Any disobedience would've been met with a strong beating. Unconsciously, Polly rubbed her arms, remembering many a beating she'd received in her youth.
Yet now, while TJ was recovering in sickbay, Polly felt the need to mingle with people her age and the best place to do that was at a club. A little uncertain, she stood on the threshold to the venue when she was passed by a woman wearing a cadet's uniform. The woman, too, looked a little uncertain.
"Hi there," Polly called, approaching her, "looks to me you're new to the station. I'm Polly Edwards." Polly smiled. "Could brag forever about my husband being a starship captain and his trainingvessel being the fleet's pride and joy....but I'd rather hear what got you to the academy, and this station."
A little startled, Vana gathered herself and processed what Polly had said. 'Oh, i, well.' Grasping for the right words, Vana felt the red flush of confusion overcome her strained face. 'I guess i'm just a wandering soul, with a lot of questions about life and such'. As she reached into the nebula of her thoughts, vana became overcome with the sense of adventure she had been longing for. 'I want to explore existence i suppose. And myself, while i'm at it.' 'What about yourself?'
"A wandering soul," Polly echoed, smiling encouragingly, "that's nicely put. Aren't we all wandering souls in search for ourselves?" She knew that she'd recently undergone a drastic personality change, and she knew who to thank for it too. "And exploration is what brought you to the academy? Well then, I daresay you're in the right place. You aren't studying to become a counselor by any chance? That philosophical input you just gave might give you the makings of a very good one."
She motioned towards a vacant table. "Shall we sit?" At the cadet's nod, the teenager (for Polly's only 19) signaled an attendant and ordered a large coffee. "Want anything?"
"Anyway, the Hepta, my husband's ship, will be leaving fairly soon. I think you'l like him, even though with that distinct brogue of his he can be a tad difficult to understand. But he's a good man and he offers everyone a chance, even a second or third chance if he thinks they deserve it."
Now it was Polly's turn to blush deeply. "And I know..." she whispered guiltily. "So...looking forwad to your space adventure?"
"Hailing frequencies open"
Savot: A most excellent and momentous hallmark to reach! It's been my honor and privilege; thanks to everyone who's made this place such an integral part of my life for over a decade. I'm sincerely grateful.
May 15, 2020 0:52:58 GMT
Carl Torek: Well, Ladies and Gentlemen ... Section 47 is 'TWENTY YEARS YOUNG' today ... Thank you, everyone, who has put their time, effort, and creative imagination into keeping us going for so long, here's to the next 20 ... ✨✨✨
May 7, 2020 20:42:42 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: Just wanted to take the time and say that it has been a wonderful 15 years here on Section 47. I joined today in 2005. One of the best choices I've made.
Apr 29, 2020 3:26:31 GMT
Gheskori: I echo the comment below, it's a difficult time for all, stay safe everybody
Apr 11, 2020 6:07:04 GMT
CSS: We hope all our members are coping with the stresses and strains during the Pandemic ... Stay safe and well everyone 😷 ... your Command Staff.
Apr 4, 2020 13:43:35 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: I'm back and ready to go crazy. Have had a stupid busy 2020, and then this whole Covid thing is crazy
Mar 18, 2020 16:56:15 GMT
Carl Torek: Hope you had a good holiday, Sir
Feb 21, 2020 23:32:20 GMT
Gheskori: Hi all I'm back from my holiday and have caught up with my home life lol. I'm aiming to post for a char or two tomorrow Thursday so can declare myself fully back on board.
Feb 20, 2020 2:09:48 GMT
Carl Torek: Well, after over three years of being stranded, we are beginning to explore a means to return home. Our efforts can be read on the 'Wormhole' thread on the Starbase Board ... Loving the activity ... Fingers crossed everyone
Feb 14, 2020 12:58:10 GMT
Carl Torek: Hello Max, yes, we're still in here
Jan 22, 2020 1:41:28 GMT
Max Richards: Hello everyone! I am pleasantly surprised this page is still up and running
Jan 21, 2020 17:46:44 GMT
Carl Torek: Good to hear Savot, welcome to the party
Jan 16, 2020 18:03:34 GMT
Savot: Greetings all; wanted to report in that I've caught up reading the Wormhole thread and intend to make the El Salvador's initial post in it tomorrow.
Jan 15, 2020 2:10:18 GMT
Carl Torek: Hey Matt, Real Life has to come first and gets you at times, as we all know. Great to see you back
Jan 11, 2020 12:12:05 GMT
Matthew Reynolds: Sorry guys, life was beating me up. I'm back
Jan 11, 2020 3:45:01 GMT
Carl Torek: 📌 STARDATES 📌 ... Well Ladies and Gentlemen, we have entered our Twentieth-year ... Here are our new Stardates [for continuity] --- FLEET SIMMING: 2406.04.mmdd / TOS SIMMING: 2266.mmdd ... (Use current month & day)
Jan 9, 2020 16:45:48 GMT
Gheskori: Happy Christmas one and all!
Dec 27, 2019 1:27:15 GMT
Carl Torek: Hi All, hope you are enjoying a fantastic Christmas ... All my best wishes to you all for the coming year 🎄🎉🎄
Dec 25, 2019 22:35:57 GMT
Gheskori: Hi everyone, sorry I meant to post over the weekend but have been visiting family and haven't found time. Not that I've been particularly inactive on here but I'd have liked to have kept to the plan. Will post early in the week. Cheers
Dec 9, 2019 0:20:35 GMT