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Bearding the lion in his den... [Jul. 3rd, 2007|09:22 pm]
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[music |I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge]

::glances down corridor each way, making sure no stray Ocampa are around::

It's really tedious, when you think about it. I've seen alien royalty with less second to second monitoring.

::satisfied with the all clear, reaches up to straighten hair, coaxing face into most brilliant, come and gimme a kiss, helmboy pout::

::presses chime, then lifts fist to beat door  twice for measure...these days, sometimes he just plays deaf::

[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-04 02:03 am (UTC)
::transfers gaze from padd stack A to padd stack B, weighing the evil each potentially contains::

::lingers on A::

Crew evaluations...what the hell am I supposed to do there? Oh, yes, Crewman Boylan has changed his hairstyle since I last saw him...not sure that point is up to regs, but I recommend we let it slide. You'd understand if Neelix ever came near your ears with a sharp object.

::shifts eyes to B...that's a whole other can of worms::

::jerks head up at banging from vicinity of door, swallowing crow of glee...barely::

Who is it?
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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-04 02:14 am (UTC)
::lifts eyes and voice::

You didn't recognize my trademark tap? I'm shocked, Commander, shocked.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-04 02:24 am (UTC)
She has a trademark tap? Wait, which one is that?

::gives one more pondering look to padds, finally deciding to take chances on the unseen evil::

::scrapes chair back from desk, rubbing kink out of neck en route to door::

::press button to open it, staring::

I do keep office hours, you know, Ensign.
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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-04 02:28 am (UTC)
::slaps him on shoulder, stepping merrily past::

And I'll be sure to take advantage of them sometime very soon. I've heard things about the seating in the XO's hole...

::spins around, wrinkling nose while trying to gauge his mood::

Tom. What's happened to you?! Don't tell me you keep a protocol stick up your...
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-04 02:41 am (UTC)
::holds up a finger, slashing the remark::

I could name a person or two who could use a spanking with one.


Don't read into it.

::motions her to seat::

I hope like hell you brought me something besides that padd, because I've seen as many of those as I can stand for the night.

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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-04 02:48 am (UTC)
::shrugs, remembering cargo and holding it up despite his complaint::

Sorry. If you want anything else you'll have to override my replicator cap for the month. I wouldn't mind if you did, actually. There's a lot of month left, and well, Neelix's menu...

::leaves it, dropping the padd on the coffee table when companion makes no move to claim it::

I'm not enough?
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-04 02:53 am (UTC)
::shakes head, offering a pained look in return for her own crestfallen mask::

It's late.

I'm not in the mood for games. If you need something, ask.

Replicator cap already? What the hell does she use, and for what?

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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-04 03:25 am (UTC)
Good Lord, someone's prickly.

::ignores seat offer, stepping closer to the pilot::

The padd contains Seven's ideas for a complete overhaul of Astrometrics. It doesn't need an overhaul. If it didn't point to overt humanity, I'd swear she's in an outright tizzy over her drone daddy and over-compensating in the self-distraction department. You might want to talk to her or something.

Otherwise, I was just following through on an earlier promise to catch up with you.

::lifts brows::

It's been a while.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-08 01:33 am (UTC)

I'd almost managed to forget about Seven and her blasted Borg issues.

::nods anyhow::

Fine. I'll pin her down tomorrow.

As for the other...can't it wait a little longer?
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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-08 01:38 am (UTC)
If you're going to sound that enthusiastic, why bother?

::shrugs, blowing off hurt feelings::

Your loss, helmboy. I was thinking we could go to the holodeck, put in a little quality Proton time...
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-08 01:43 am (UTC)
Without your better wicked half and Buster? Or Constance?

::shakes head::

Not much of a Proton adventure there.
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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-08 01:49 am (UTC)
::rolls eyes, remember a certain blonde half-Ocampan's piss poor efforts at playing the timid damsel in distress::

I was thinking it might be more fun without them, honestly, but if you're that particular, we could try another program.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-08 01:59 am (UTC)
::grits teeth::

It's not a matter of program selection or company, Ensign, it's a matter of schedule and circumstance.

It's late. I have a shift in a few hours, and so do you, I believe.

::offers pointed look::

I think the first officer and astrometrics chair have better places to be than carousing on the holodeck.
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From: jennydelaney
2007-07-08 02:18 am (UTC)
You can take the fun out of anything when you feel like it, you know...Commander.

But I'm not giving up yet.

::twists around, moving to his abandoned desk and shuffling stacks::

It doesn't look like you were resting to me. What are these about?
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2007-07-08 02:30 am (UTC)
Your imminent reprimand and demotion to Crewman?

I'm not kidding. Crew evaluations.

::savors guest's look of worried surprise a few seconds more than necessary, before letting her off the hook::

Too bad I already forwarded yours to Chakotay.

I think. Which one are you again?
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