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(This is the arc that never ends, it just goes on and on...) [May. 23rd, 2010|11:27 am]


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::ducks back into briefing room after briefly skipping out to...amend the resource manifest::

::pretends not to notice the look on captainchakotay's face...part curiosity and part annoyance::

He can thank me later. I hope.

::takes a seat far, far down the table, leaning over to speak to wife, who mainly looks uncomfortable...the sitting::

Anything exciting happen?

[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2010-05-23 03:43 pm (UTC)
::restricts commentary on his inappropriately jesting demeanor to a brow lift, inclining head in answer to actual query::

::follows his gaze to middle of table, where a clearly scathing jennydelaney sits beside mirrorlinnis...who appears slightly chagrined, to her credit::

The other Ensign Delaney fell ill after ingesting a new coffee variation. She has been taken to sickbay.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2010-05-23 03:49 pm (UTC)
::coughs discreetly to cover laugh...too bad it's too late to make a new 'no snacking before action' rule::

::frowns as a ramification sinks in::

We were going to use Megan...oh, well, another plan alteration, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2010-05-23 03:57 pm (UTC)
::lifts brow again::

The first? And is the Captain aware of it?
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2010-05-23 04:03 pm (UTC)
Seven, if Chakotay knew the details of how things get accomplished on this ship sometimes, he'd slam the Starfleet handbook down so hard we'd never accomplish anything.

::shakes head...he used to be some rebel, too::

It's nothing major. I just decided that there's no point in letting the Sacagawea and Baxial go out alone when we have a perfectly good new Flyer gathering dust.
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2010-05-26 01:34 pm (UTC)
::focuses attention on the unsaid, twisting head sharply to stare::

And the pilot?
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2010-05-26 01:38 pm (UTC)
::winces as her suddenly raised voice gathers attention from rest of room, shaking head and hoping they take it as private business and go back to ignoring::

::sighs inwardly when heads gradually turn away again, leaning a bit closer for more pointed privacy::

Well, it was my present, wasn't it? One I haven't gotten to test drive yet, I might add.
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2010-05-26 01:42 pm (UTC)
::releases appropriate noise of disbelief, studiously returning eyes to padd that was object of attention prior to his distracting presence::

This is hardly the time for a test flight, Commander.

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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2010-05-26 01:58 pm (UTC)
Okay, bad choice of words.

::contemplates her adorably pursed lips while contemplating strategy...this could be a tough one to earn approval for, even circumventing Chakotay entirely::

Sending two shuttles out ahead of Voyager is a great idea, but it isn't going to do any good if they don't send back the exact same phase corrections. It would still be a guessing game as to which set was right, with a fifty percent chance Voyager would fall out of slipstream.

On the other hand, if there were three sets of corrections to compare...

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[User Picture]From: captainchakotay
2010-05-26 06:50 pm (UTC)
::nods to lieutenantkim and emh_marki as they enter and make way to seats, allowing everyone else a moment to settle as well::

We'll keep this brief.

::settles look of both warning and request on miralparis::

Ensign, would you like to put it all together for us one last time?
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From: miralparis
2010-05-27 02:53 pm (UTC)

::pushes feet off table, dusting knees and standing::

::takes an appraising look around...well, it's no school presentation::

This slipstream...my Voyager attempted a similar event. I wasn't present, I wasn't even conceived...oh, excuse me, conceived of...

::folds arms and hides smile as very needed rash of laughter makes ltcmdrtomparis squirm and redden a bit::

...but I've studied the records and picked up enough to know the workings.

::glances to lieutenantkim...he'll be more useful than he thinks::

We have one potential, very major problem. Slipstream is rough, the road changes as it flows. Before our slipstream journey was even attempted, a phase variance was predicted. Left unattended, that variance would have knocked the ship out of slipstream and in all likelihood destroyed her. My people came up with a solution, sending a shuttle out ahead to map and send back course corrections.

It was a good idea, but the wrong corrections were sent back, and eventually the drive had to be shut down to prevent calamity.

I think we have a viable solution for that here...using more than one shuttle to map the slipstream.
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From: ahni_jetal
2010-06-01 12:59 am (UTC)
::stops drumming fingers on leg under table, straightening a bit after finally getting an inkling of why presence is required::

You'll need more than one pilot, then.

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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2010-06-01 01:07 am (UTC)
::exchanges knowing look with captainchakotay::

I was hoping you'd be interested. Baytart will be at Voyager's conn, and the Captain here has decided to take the Cochrane...

::might air twinge of first officerly annoyance at the risk, if not for staring former Borg reminder of own plans next chair over::

Think you can wrangle the Baxial into shape?
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From: ahni_jetal
2010-06-01 01:38 am (UTC)
::masks wince...it was a wreck when the Talaxian arrived with it::


If you think I can...I guess I can.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2010-06-01 02:05 am (UTC)
Ahni, you're one of my most trusted pilots. The only thing keeping you from being my most exceptional is your confounded humility.

For this mission, swallow it.

::waits for wide-eyed nod of assent before turning back to Chakotay and silently handing forum back over::

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[User Picture]From: captainchakotay
2010-06-20 03:42 pm (UTC)
::clears throat::

We have a very small window of opportunity here, and only one chance to get this right. I expect everyone to be on the ball.

::pauses, aware of how empty a pep speech it was and yet at a loss for anything better::

::blinks, attempting to dislodge tiredness induced specks::

Just remember that this crew has a habit of beating the odds when it matters.


::shakes head, looking from emh_marki to ahni_jetal, then jennydelaney::

Doctor, you're with Ensign Jetal and Mr. Kim. Ensign Delaney, you'll be joining Seven of Nine and I.

::chances a cursory look sideways, almost wincing at quarter-Klingon expression of displeasure::

And Ensign Paris, you'll stay here and help coordinate.
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