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RP [Open RP] East of the Sun, West of the Moon

demibear

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"Orders received, I pray this will be the beginning of a fruitful exchange between our nations." he says before he bows his head to Eve6 as Ceilia still freeloading on his shoulders. He then waits and fills in the needed information to move the equipment he had brought to be transferred to the ship and procurement of what he didn't. He was particularly anxious about his Keiko Thought Armor and the new AI that rested within it, BEAT-451. He had no idea why it decided to call itself that.

Once Ceilia finished talking to EVE6, he kicked on his inertia generators and essentially did a backflip to drop her to her feet. He catches her hands and hovers upside down above her. "Let's not get too comfortable now, shall we?" Mikael says, with a smirk on his face. He then looks over at V and Ayre like floating in the air is normal to him.

"It is a coincidence that the first people I meet here are also going to be the same ones I will be serving with on this exchange. Mama Harris always did say the universe is small. Though I do request you call me either by my surname or rank. I am normally called Harris-Chui, but..." Mikael says before pausing to access a public database regarding NDC ranks. "The rank equal to a Chui appears to be Lieutenant 2nd Class."

He paused and looked at Ceilia since there seemed to be more to her than he initially thought. "What do you think we should do?"
 

Jack Pine

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"You know it girl, long time no see EVE6. Yep, the OG even.", Ceilia answered the sprite like AI with a mischievous grin. Though as Mikael suddenly reoriented after her departure, it didn't phase her much. "I don't know, enjoying the hand holding honestly."

She didn't necessarily let go of his hand, something she'd leave him to do on his own. "Also that puts us as the same rank Mr.Harris. Though I am still hungry, maybe a diner instead of a bar this time please? I want to learn about everyone here more, part of my observation, and curiosity I mentioned to the girls earlier when I was watching them. Any objections, V, Arye, or mr. Floaty pants?"
 

Charaa

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She watched Celia’s interaction with their captain who she appeared to be friendly with. The young Operator felt she wanted that familiarity, and turned her head to V. Arye was about to reply to, V when Mikael spoke, her eyes blinked when he asked her to refer to him by his surname or rank, which in NDC would be a Lieutenant 2nd Class. She used his first name because she thought they were friends. It felt odd to her to refer to her friends by their last name.

“Very well, Lieutenant, 2nd Class Harris,” She said to him with an odd vocal pattern to her voice, was she upset or confused was unknown. Her attention went to Celia “I think a Diner is a great idea! I’d love to get to know you better too!” The previous odd vocal pattern was gone when she spoke to Celia.
 

demibear

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Mikael floated back down to stand on the ground but did not let go of Ceilia's hand. He looked over to Ayre. "It's a matter of professionalism. But as we get closer, it will not be so odd to hear my given name in non-professional environments. Call it the Giretsu Ghost within me and my time as a Yamataian." Mikael said, sensing something in her voice and body language. It was likely a cultural difference he was going to have to explain later in a more appropriate setting.

He then looked over at Ceilia. "I guess we are going on a date. A diner is fine. But give me a moment, I need to communicate with my armor's AI about the transfer." Mikael says before he sets up additional security barriers the others shouldn't be able to sense it on his wireless connection.

"BEAT-451, prepare for transfer to the NDS Ravenaca's Watch. Alert me if there are any complications or anyone gets too curious about you." Mikael mentally sent his encrypted wirelessly. He wasn't entirely sure where his container was, but he should still be able to get through unless there was an especially layer of rock between them.

"Wilco Harris-Chui."
 

Arbitrated

The Smollest Smol
FM of Elysia
Gawain Station
Shopping District

"So now what?" Arria Smith's voice muttered from inside the crowded area. She'd just finished having a little snack, and seemed a bit unsure of what to do next. She was, however, chatting with Drake wirelessly - her micropad held up to one ear so she could hear him back. "Any suggestions, Drake?" Clad in a firm, form-fitting T-shirt and some denim-built shorts, the snowy Elysian strolled through the plazas and alleys of the station as she talked; sometimes she'd wanted into this store, that boutique, or those parlors to investigate the many goods and services inside, but the lack of any shopping bags meant she hadn't purchased anything... Yet.


There was, however, yet another Elysian currently on the repurposed asteroid. This one, few people would recognize - if anyone at all - as she meandered the streets, looking lost and confused. More than once, she stared into the "sky", at the opposing end of the spacerock's interior. Her clothing was significantly more... Worn-down than what most people would consider to be normal, and she carried a laden, large backpack between her wings. She didn't seem to go out of her way to ask for someone's help, though.
 

Yandere

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V115 watched the others with a rather detached interest, before shrugging. "I have no objections, though I suggest someone else pick the place. After that last one I'm afraid I might just be unlucky today," she joked albeit in a deadpan voice. Arye would probably know that V115 didn't believe in luck so she might be the only one to understand that the young operator was joking around in the first place. Moving over to stand by the Arye's side, she nudged the taller woman with her shoulder. "I vote for Firewalker here to lead the way, what's the worst that could happen with a name like that?" She was of course jesting with her friend as she'd picked up on the odd vocal pattern from earlier.
 

Whisper

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Waylan pushed his way through the crowd, having confirmed with the bar crowd that a woman matching Ceilia's description had been there just moments before.

When he got close enough to spot her, he put on a warm, if awkward, smile as he raised a hand in greeting. He cut a surprisingly dashing figure in his suit, neatly trimmed beard, eyepatch, and hints of gray making him look more mature than he usually acted. He'd have much rather been in something more comfortable, that was for sure.

"Ceilia!" he called. "I've been looking all over for you. I see you've made some new friends?"

OOC: This thread can continue as long as everyone wants it to. I'll get the story rolling in a new thread!
 

Jack Pine

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"I would say get whatever essentials you need for the posting. I bought that pack of gravitic ones, so I got you covered there. They have the bulk underwear for sale near where you're at. Exercise wear too actually from what I see on the net page. Did you want me to ship up a care package of snacks and amenities?", Came Drake's reply over the line, the background noise of rustling and opening doors as he moved about his apartment present.


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"Oh hey honey, just spending time with your lovely children and getting pampered by Mr. Harris here. If I knew a ship posting would include being taken to dinner and getting to mom. I would have transferred far sooner. Though it's good to see you out of the lab, so come say hi to everyone." Ceilia answered back gleefully as she spotted the approaching Waylan. An arm hooked around the shoulders of Mikael and Arye in emphasis of what she said.

Looking to all her companions in turn, she continued her energetic reply. "V and Arye, say hi to your father. I hope you don't mind if I drag him along with us. Should also keep away more drunken fools hopefully. Mr.Harris, this is Waylan, he largely designed the ship you're being stationed on, and the Operators. He's quite the genius."
 

demibear

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Mikael was not quite understanding what Ceilia was saying when she said "being a mother to your children". It was making him a tad uneasy. Not that he got himself caught up in some love triangle, that he didn't care so much about. He could defend himself against angry spouses. No, he was uneasy because she suddenly decided to call him Mr. Harris instead of his rank. But at least she wasn't holding his hand anymore.

"Chui Mikael Harris, nice to meet you." Mikael said, keeping his internal feelings from manifesting on the outside for all to see. "I look forward to learning more about these operators and how the NDC functions."
 

Charaa

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OOC: I don’t mind if everyone else wants to continue



Arye smirked when she heard V’s attempt at making a joke. She knew this because V didn’t believe in luck and for some parts neither did Arye, rather what Arye believed in was skill, their skills that they have learned. Her grin widened as V made another joke at the expense of her call sign and last name. “I’ll see what I can find for us,” she said to the group before another joined them.

Her eyes widened when she realized the importance of this man before them and how he was their father. “So you’re… “ She composes herself. “I don’t mind in the least it gives me an opportunity. I don’t think I had been able to... Thanks for giving me life, Dad!” She said smiling happily.

She felt Celia’s arms over her shoulder.
 

Yandere

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V115 looked at the new comer, her eyes lighting up with that red ring again as she did a quick facial recognition search. Though it returned his name, for her trouble she got that strange unknown file designation sensation yet again for what was perhaps the third time today. It was actually starting to worry her, making her think that something was wrong with her brain. She initiated a full diagnostic scan while the others began to interact. For her part V115 just looked at the man Ceilia had called honey with a narrowed eyed expression before her face finally softened to her usual sharp disinterest. "Hello Waylan," she began unlike Arye's familial usage of dad, "it would be a pleasure to have you join us."

As she finished speaking her brain finished its self diagnostic and returned all green. That should have given her a sense of relief but in reality she was expecting a problem and to get back none? Well it was disconcerting to her, perhaps later she would ask Arye if she felt anything similar today.
 
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