"Mount Up" #15&16 - "Touché"

Tag Russel D Floyd?


John Conahan wrote:

> -={On}=- > [Starbase 343, Promenade] > > Jennifer had just left B'Inca after a small dinner, she was quite > interesting once she opened up to her. But now Jennifer had > something else on her mind, after leaving Alexandra with Caelen she > wanted to know who this new XO was, she was a women and would > probably be around Caelen more then her. Now she knew that they were > married but there was some insecurity, maybe this XO was prettyer, > more intelligent, sweeter. "you're paranoid Jennifer" she whispered > to herself "paranoid" she added just to make sure. Still she wanted > to meet the Executive Officer. Jennifer tapped her combadge =/\= > Ensign LaBrie for Lieutenant Petrova please respond =/\= > > =/\= Petrova here. =/\= came the quick, harried, slightly panting > reply. Panting ? Was she already playing around with Caelen ? Her > out-of-breath voice was more than reason enough for concern to form > and grow. > > =/\= Eh... hi... =/\= came the hessitant reply from Jennifer, =/\= > I... ehm... I'm Caelen's wife... =/\= she said a bit more determened > =/\= and I would like to get to know you better =/\= she trying to > force out some of the paranoid delussions going through her head. > > =/\= I know who you are, Ensign - I read profiles. Sure, I've got a > few moments. I'm at the Pegasus gym, meet me there. Petrova Out. =/\= > > Gym... off course the gym. "You stupid paranoid women" she whispered > to herself again. She shook her head clearing it off all residual > thoughts. Then she made way to the gym, the airlock was now open to > all personell as both the CO and XO were on board. She made quick > way to the Gym as the door slid open she saw a rather tall women > wielding a Bat'leth. > > Stepping back and forth, left and right, parrying - thrusting - > parrying again - a strict set of movements, almost like a dance. The > Bat'leth was an ornate one, with family symbols etched in the steel > blade, and wrapped handles, wrapped in a fabric the color of blood. > She noticed the ensign and halted her excersize, giving a nod to > LaBrie. "Ensign." > > Still that slightly panting voice, some spots of sweat visible on > her training outfit. She relaxed a bit, with a soft grin, and > offered Jennifer a handshake. "Kristiana Petrova. Pleased to meet > you." Her handshake was firm and strong. > > "Здравствулте (Hello)"" Jennifer said in her best Russian shaking > the hand, herself with delicatesse and elegance. "Jennifer > LaBrie..." she stated once more for the record. > > A blink, a bright smile. "I'm impressed." Kristiana would reply in > russian. "Hadn't expected to hear the tongue of my fatherland here > so far out in space. Where did you learn to speak russian ?" she > would add in federation standard. > > "I am cursed with a flair for languages" Jennifer said letting go of > the handshake "I myself am from Bulgaria, went to Russia every now > and again, Moskau to be exact" she explained. Jennifer walked > further into the rather small gym, "I heard that you liked swords" > she said, Caelen had told her that because she herself likes a game > of Fencing every once in a while. > > She would nod, leaning against a wall, gently setting the ornate > Bat'leth down. "Yes I do. They are a much more elegant weapon. Much > more civilised, and challenging. Anyone can point a phaser and > click - but it takes training and skill to properly wield a sword, > of any type. I have several .. Mostly replica's, though - except my > Bat'leth, my best piece. I also have a broadsword, a two-hander and > a rapier." > > Jennifer nodded "I was told there would be fencing gear in the gym > as well" she said silently hinting on the fact that she would like a > friendly game against Kristiana, hoping that she could show that she > couldn't mess with her or her husband. > > An eyebrow raised, and a soft smirk formed. "Oh, you play ? Sure, > I'd like a little friendly spar. This way .. " Kris would head > towards a closet.. opening it, pulling out fencing armor and two > blunt rapiers, offering a hemlet, hauberk and rapier to Jennifer, > before putting her own armor on. > > Jennifer put on her gear as well, swinging the sword back and forth > several times to try and get a feel for the weapon, "it's been a > long time" she was already looking for excuses if she would lose. > > "For me as well. I prefer heavier weapons like the two-hander or the > bat'leth." She would nod, take a step back and move into en-garde > position. "Ready ?" She would speak in russian, narrowing eyes > slightly, behind her mask, Kristiana watched Jennifer cautiously. > > Jennifer lifted her rapier in the air "Born that way" she answered > in Federation Standard. Jennifer made a rapid movement to the front > as if she was going to stab but then rapidly moved back into > defensive stance, she didn't want to be the attacking party "So how > long have you been in starfleet" Jennifer asked, while she was here > she might as well get to know Kristiana. > > She parried the almost-attack, which didn't hit as Jennifer moved > into a defensive position - Kristiana retaliated by two swift > thrusts forward, aiming at the padded torso-armor. "Almost 20 years > now." She replied, before moving back into a defensive pose as well, > studying her opponent. "since joining the academy." > > Jennifer nodded parrying the two thrusts, "why did you join..." she > started but then seeing an opening in Kristiana's defense and she > thrusted "...the Pegasus?" she finished after her attack was parried > off. > > "It was the only ship that would take me as XO." She'd reply with a > smirk, dodging forward for another thrust. "So far I like it here. > Might actually get 'round to unpacking, this time." Surely, she > thought, Caelen had told Jennifer a little bit about his new XO. > > A few quick parries followed right before they both got back into > defensive positions "and what about the love life?" Jennifer asked > again thrusting her rapier forwards "anybody special in your life?" > she added to make things more clear. > > Parrying once more, they were very evenly matched it > seemed .. "Single. And not looking." Another thrust, eyeing her > opponent." .. So you don't have to worry about me going after your > husband - he's not my style, anyways - he doesn't strike me as the > type that listens and does what I say." She would add in russian, > with a smirk - followed by a quick thrust. > > Jennifer didn't get all the things in that last russian sentence, > but she got the general idea, but was a bit confused and to late to > parry the oncoming attack. It hit her on the chest, as she took a > step back she would remove her mask for a second to catch her > breath, it was more exhausting then she remembered. > > Kristiana halted and took a step back, lowering her weapon as she > saw Jennifer stepping back and removing her mask. ".. You ok ?" She > would ask with a moderate amount of concern in her voice. She was > panting a bit more than before, but it was obvious she was a very > well-trained woman with a high amount of stamina. <tag> > > Jennifer put her mask back on "Like I said, it's been a long time" > she said getting back into position "En Garde" she would say in a > serious, somewhat louder, voice. > > "Good." Eyes narrowed as she watched Jeniffer closely, moving > quickly into en-garde, then - seeing an opening - she'd step forward > and Thrust - an all-or-nothing attack. > > In a swift reaction Jennifer made a small step to the left, she felt > the rapier hit her on her arm but she put her rapier forward anyway, > towards the stomach of her advisary. > > Kristiana had stepped aside already and ducked a bit, expecting a > retaliation .. She'd wince, and stand a bit uncertainly, then slowly > stepped back, looking at the cut on Jennifer's arm. Jennifer would > see that her rapier had slipped in between Kristiana's armor and her > arm. > > With a soft Clink the broken tip of Jennifer's rapier fell to the > ground, and Jennifer would see some dark red fluid on the broken, > razorsharp tip of her weapon ... A spot of a similar color slowly > forming in Kristiana's clothing, near her collarbone. ".. Ow .. " > Kristiana spoke with a wince, as she dropped her rapier. <tag> > > Jennifer took a leap back immediatly pulling out the rapier and > throwing off her mask "I'm sorry..." she then panicly said "...I... > it... I..." she stumbled dropping her rapier on the ground as well. > She was in so much panic and fear for retaliation she didn't even > feel that the sting on her left arm was actually a wound as well. > > Kristiana reached up with her other arm to pull off the mask. Her > look was not one of anger, nor one of pain .. But more one of mild, > detached amusement. ".. Looks you won. Ow." With another wince. A > soft sigh, as she'd look at Jennifer. "Calm down, Ensign. Accidents > happen." Before laborously trying to undo her armor, using just one > hand. > > "I never meant..." Jennifer would stumble also taking off her armor > and only now noticing that she was bleeding as well "...ohw..." she > said touching the wound with her other hand "I think it's a draw" > she said smiling a bit again. The 'I don't really care' reaction of > Kristiana had eased her a bit. "We should get to sickbay..." she > then said "...and we need to replicate some decent fencing gear if > we want to do this again" she added throwing her armor on the floor > and helping Kristiana out of her armor as well. > > A nod from the senior officer as Jennifer helped her remove her > armor. The wound was small but deep - a fleshwound only, > fortunately. She rolled her injured shoulder slightly and gave > another wince, "Looks like I get to meet that new CMO of ours ahead > of schedule, eh ?" As Kris turned to head towards medbay. > > -={Off}=- > > Lt. Kristiana Petrova > XO > > & > > Ensign Jennifer LaBrie (NPC played by Caelen LaBrie) > Acting Chief Communications > > USS Pegasus >