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RP: YSS Soyokaze Alls Quiet Tonight Aboard The Soyo

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Yoshi

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Over the past few days decorations were strung up, even as repairs and patches were being made. Garland ran the corridors and the ships interior light, the ones that still worked, changed to give the appearance of holiday lights. With in the main mess hall a large tree was put up with gifts being laid below, and every meal the option of spiced hot buttered rum and egg nog were being offered. Even the smell of fresh pumpkin pie was bing pumped through out the ship to A. make the feeling of the holiday complete, and B. (Almost more importantly...) to help cover the smell of burnt wiring and cooked bulkheads.

Everyone aboard found a gold box, in front of their doors, with a Holiday Kit (type 36). The name tag was beautifully handwritten with each of their names and ranks. Ontop of the box was a neatly folded Stocking with their given name scrolled along the top white fringe. Along with the kits Yule music was played through out the whole of the ship over the intercom, though secondary to any priority message. Even the Chef medical officer Henry Blake got into the spirit and switched over to a St. Nick hat with the fish hooks and a few tree ornaments.

The tree in the Mess, standing over twenty feet high with a base reaching out almost as much, was decorated with glass bulb painted to look like different planets, star ships and star fighters. A few shuttle ornaments flickered lights as they rotated among the branches. Crowing the tree was a large gas giant panted bulb with the Soyokaze orbiting it, making a complete rotation ever few minutes. There were also blue and silver garland runs twirling up with in the pine needles, and white led lights dancing about from a few volumetric projectors placed along the ceiling around the tree.
 
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Samanthia

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Elina was busy setting up her band of unruly, unkempt band members in grunge clothing. Ripped jeans, mesh shirts, boots to sneakers, Electric shocked hair to perfectly styled. Various Guitars, Drums set that would be the envy of any Rock band in the galaxy. All through the virtual reality of the MEGAMI and Volumetric system. Once she had them perfected and tweaked just right. Ran the program seeing how it would look and sound. She smiled at results and then told MEGAMI to have the Band play the Christmas Classics with a Soft Rock flair to it.

She sang a few songs along with the band, getting into zone of performing, mainly practicing and getting the production just right. At first it sounded crappy to those listening as she would start and stop singing. But each moment of singing lasted longer and longer as things fell into place.

Once everything was set. Elina gave an impromptu early Dress Rehearsal Christmas Concert for the crew that passed through the Main Mess Hall. Those that were off duty could just enjoy the early performance she gave.
 

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Chiasa walked through the halls of the Soyokaze. She decided to use the down time to change into something less functional. She wore a beige knee length skirt, and a light teal blouse. She decided to stick with a simple pair of black flats for shoes as heels did not seem practical on a damaged starship.

Her olfactory senses told her that non-standard dishes were apparently being prepared and offered to the crew. She had explored the Holiday Kit that had been placed by her cabin. The contents were interesting, but she soon realized that she had no real need for it. Her time on the ship had been far to short to develop any close interpersonal relationships. The concept of the years end festivities had been explained to her by Kyo. Her interpretation of it was a time to be with friends and family. She had no family, and she only had acquaintances. Perhaps she could use this time to foster some new relations.

She made her way to the mess. She stopped in the doorway and tried to make sense out of the scene before her. The traditional trimmings with the nontraditional spin of the Star Army achieved a balance. She thought back to the last time she and Kyo had celebrated the years end aboard a Tansaku starship. She experienced an unpleasant sensation in her emotion algorithms. She missed Kyo and once again felt her loss clearly. She walked over and got a cup of punch and took a seat. She noticed Elina was busy working performing musically.
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko was wandering the halls in a short sleeve white blouse and a crimson skirt revealing her scaly arms and legs, she smiled as she liked the down time meaning she could wear something more comfortable and allowed her to be herself. She had chosen to wear a pair of black flats, not because of anything but she had no other shoes to wear, as she walked her tongue tasted the air and she smiled there was a delicious smell coming from down the way towards the mess hall.

As Kioko grinned as she started to run towards the mess hall the smell was so great and was drawing her in, on her way she had to dodge a lot of people as they made their ways around the ship. This was the first time she was actually on a ship that wanted her as a crew member and she had never been happier she had reach one of the doors the the mess hall and slowly tastes the air more smelling as well "it sssmellsss so good."

She walked into the mess hall and looked around her eyes taking in everything that was going on, she listened to the music that Elina was singing and the other person drinking punch "hello guysss~, looksss like your already getting into the mood of thisss time of year~." Kioko got some punch as well then sat down and started taking sips from it happily she had sat close to Chiasa and smiled at her lifting her cup of punch "cheers" she giggled then just closed her eyes with a smile on her face just listening to the music.
 

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Chiasa raised her glass to Kioko and returned the salutation. She took a sip of the punch, her pallet was well trained, she could identify a number of the components of the punch. It was traditional in most ways, including the mix of sweet and tart. She took a moment to look at Kioko. The crew roster had her listed as a Minkan, but her appearance was quite anything but typical. She had heard reports of people taking and modifying the Minkan body in a range of unusual appearances. She could not see what the advantages were and chocked it up to personal preference.

"Enjoying the music. The performer is called Elina. We rescued her from the moon." She said attempting to make discussion.
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko smiled at Chiasa as she noticed the woman looking at her, she felt happy from the staring on this ship, none of it was done in hatred or disgust of what she looked like, as the woman talked she grinned "oh really, that'sss cool, I am glad I actually got to help in that misssssion" she looked down then back up at Chiasa "asss you can sssee by my appearance, I am never the most liked on ssshipsss and they normally didn't let me do anything of that much help becaussse of it, jussst the basic of what they needed from my job."

Kioko grinned happily "I love thisss ssship as everyone isss so nice and kind to me, I have forgotten what that wasss like sssince I left home" she looked away and her smile faded a bit "my mother wasss the only perssson who had ever ssshowed me kindnessss before the Sssoyokaze."
 

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Chiasa listened to Kioko. "I have learned that people, regardless of species are capable of prejudice or generosity. You are distinctive in appearance. But that is no reason for anyone to treat you as inferior or incompetent. As my 'mother' once told me, every intelligent being has something that they can contribute to the greater good. It is up to them to discover how best to use their unique talents."

She took another sip of the punch, and then placed the cup on the table. "I must say I find all these festivities a bit overwhelming. My 'mother' preferred a simpler more private celebration. But we are on a ship with a lot of people. So one must expect that command would go for something a bit more grander."
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko smiled at the girl and gave her a quick hug out of nowhere "that isss a great thing to sssay, your family is very wissse" she grinned as she drunk more of her punch and had an idea then grinned at Chiasa "if you like more private celebration, I like the ssssound of that, maybe we could get sssome drink and go sssomewhere to have a sssmall celebration."
 

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Chiasa thought for a moment before replaying to Kioko. "While the idea of a small celebration sounds good. This is the first one for the crew of the Soyokaze. So it would probably be for the best to at least remain for part of it."
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko smiled and nodded to Chiasa "good point, we should spend thisss time together, maybe later then after the main celebration are over?" she listened to the singing and smiled happily "thisss isss amazing though, I have never ssserved on a ssship while it wasss the holiday time, the ssship does look fantassstic."
 

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Chiasa thought for a moment before responding. "The last celebration I attended was aboard a Tanasku-Class. They setup their party in the Crew Lounge. But they had refreshments available at other locations. The cooks created quite the selection of pastries, cookies, and finger food. Although the tree there was nothing compared to this one."
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko looked down and sighed "mussst of been nice, I am glad that I have finally get to enjoy a holiday with friendsss, I hope at sssome time I could think of the the crew asss a family" she giggled and looked at the punch "that ssstuff is really nice" she takes another sip from hers "ssso want to know anything about me, I am an open book at the moment."
 

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Chiasa took a sip of her punch and thought about Kioko's offer. "Well perhaps we should take care of pleasantries. I am Ishikawa Chiasa, formerly of the Scientific Studies Service. I am a Sensor Specialist for the Soyokaze. I am serving compulsory duty aboard the ship. I enjoy dancing and music, including taking sounds and resampling them to use in music. " she said with smile #2.

"What is your name and what do you do?"
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko smiled and giggled "you sssound very interesssting I have to sssay Missss Ishikawa."

When she was asked to give her own details she gave a small grin "well I am Gargandottir Kioko, a little joke of my mother'sss who decided thisss wasss the best look for me, I am a SssAINT Intelligence Officer but I am only a Sssanto Hei. I got rescued from ssspace when my ssship was dessstroyed in our lassst missssion and was allowed to ssserve aboard the Sssoyokaze. I love music as well, I alssso love toysss of any kind, I am ssstill quite child-like."

Kioko looked down "sssorry about this hissssing I like it but I know it is annoying for othersss."
 

ChibiElemental

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Tama yawned she had barley taken any time to make herself look presentable, only brushing her hair enough to get all the knots out before stick it full of hair pins strategically to keep her hair out of her eyes. She didn’t look completely disheveled just slightly ruffled and unkempt with a few wrinkles in her cloths. She looked more lost than excited about all the bustling activity not sure what to make of it all, the smells were pleasant at the vary least as she made her way to the mess.


When she got there she watched the other two convers but not making any motion to them at first preferring to grab something to drink, hot cocoa maybe? Yes that was what she wanted at this very moment.


She then made her way to the same table sitting on across from both of them as she blew on the mug of hot coco before taking a sip raising one eyebrow at how hot it still was and then promptly laying her head next to the mug with an oddly contented smile on her face.
 

BloodyScarlet

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Kioko looked at the new arrival to the table and smiled happily at her "hello missss, how are you thisss fine day?" She looked at the hot cocoa and chuckled happily "you ssseem like your getting into the ssspirit of thingsss" she smiled and let out a small yawn then stretched back against her chair.
 

Yoshi

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With a grunt and a few Neplieasian curses she had picked up from Riko Bors, Misato Suzume came pushing a grav-dolly with a pile of presents on it. before coming aboard she had gone shopping for a few of her friends and also picked up a few generic presents for others she would possibly meet. the dolly was pretty awkward for the one armed Neko. But she continued on glaring a very cold look at anyone who stopped to ask her is she needed assistance.

Her stubbornness won out,and the tired Neko started pulling gifts from the dolly and setting them under the tree:

Bors: a copy of "Pornographic Holo-Vid by Flash Bang Entertainment (Kinky Kohana series, “She-Who-Lifts-Her-Tail XI”)" and a old fashion six shooter revolver. It was so old it only fired balls and you had to load the powder separately, It had taken her months to get is found and the full set up ordered and shipped to her. the whole kit, gun, powder, waddings and percussion caps all fitted in a dark brown wooded box.

Takeyu: A three foot model of the Soyokaze, set in a glass case to be able to be mounted in his ready room, or his cabin. The ship's lights all light up, and occasionally the main weapons glowed. she had ordered it when she had first heard that he had gotten a ship, the hard part was sitting on it until it was time to give it to him. Along with the model there was a picture of her and him, taken sometime during leave on hanako's world. Her in that torn and wine splashed kimono hidden under her leather jacket, on the back Misato had even put on some lipstick and left a kiss. (for the record after she did that she took an hour to scrub it off her lips.)

Chieko: A stuffed Boogy-ripper, custom made for her, along with a night light shaped like a ship's Anti-PA turret. the night light rotated as if it was scanning the room for targets. along with this there was a card. "Hope this might keep you safe ;)"

Ise: A Zen Arms 10mm Covert Ops Pistol, along with mug saying "Best XO in Astro-unit."

Endoh: A old school 1 1/2 inch wrench (to persuade things) and a Mug with gears painted on to it.

Chiasa: A wool sweater with yule trees and other yule like obnoxious designs, along with a toy kit "Build your own sensor suite" a kit that allows a kid to build a sonar array and a rudimentary radar set up. ((about as sophisticated as a modern naval set up... it's the future right?))

Ume: Fireproof Balaclava was wrapped around a Zen Arms 10mm Covert Ops Pistol, and all over this was wrapped in pink paper.

Kioko: Misato had wrapped up a pair of Zen Arms 10mm Covert Ops Pistols, for the operative.

Lee: The medic got a Lorath First Aid Kit - First Aid Cabinet, Misato really hoped she would never be on the receiving end of the present.

Umeko: The Technion got an old school tape measure, it went for something called 100 feet. Maybe the tech could find a conversion for it.

Elina: Misato had wrapped a keyboard that was missing a few keys, She hadn't known the musician long but she had this sitting in storage and thought if anyone could fix it up and use it, it would be the superstar.
 

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Takeyu rubbed the back of his neck, hurting a bit from everythign that had been going on; it was that time of year again, the time when you just wanted to let go of all of the worries, all of the bad, and just take in the good in life. The captain had elected to wear something a little less formal this time around, he was usually always seen in his dress uniform or something that is formal, but this time around he just wanted to cut loss and let himself go... at least within regulations that is.

To this end, all the captain wore a pair of jeans designed for hard working enviroments and a dark red t-shirt, for shoes he elected to just wear the dress ones - after all - they were comfortable after having been broken for several years.

As he walked through the halls decked out with decorations, his nose twitched as it picked on the scent of food; and followed it to the mess hall where he found some of the crew. "Well," he started to say as he watched the crew, including Chiasa, Tama, and Kioko.
 

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"I do not find your hissing annoying. Very little annoys me. It just makes you unique." she said to Kioko.

She noted the beverage that Tama had chosen. "Hello, I am Ishikawa Chiasa. So you prefer hot chocolate or cocoa as some call it. Although the later term is probably more accurate. I rarely drink hot beverages, but I know that plenty of folks seem to prefer them."

She stopped talking when she saw Takeyu enter the room. Even though she was not on duty or in uniform, she stood up and gave a bow of respect.
 

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Cabin 3

Ume had woken up and looked outside her cabin door to find the box with her name on it and smiled, taking it back in and soon discovering there were sweets inside. Before she managed to dig in though she realized that it was mean to be a package for making gifts for people. So she decided to leave it alone for now and instead get presentable because she was pretty sure she smelled something good out in the hallway.

Messhall

After some time Ume stepped into the mess hall wearing a simple rose colored blouse with denim shorts and a pair of white flats. She always had trouble deciding on what to wear because her own skin was purple so a number of colors looked somewhat strange on her.

Inside the mess hall she looked around and spotted some crew members that she was familiar with, smiling softly. She planned to head over there and greet them, but something that came before that, there was a delicious smell permeating through the ship and it was not a smell she had actually smelt before. Making her way over to teh smell she discovered it was pie, pumpkin pie according to the labeling. She had an even bigger smile now and got herself a slice before making her way over to everyone else, waving.
 
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