Trojan Horse #44, 45 - Bad Kitty.... go to my room...


Alyson had taken the decision. After that episode with the heroine and cocaine, she may as well go home, work on another ship or starbase, or work on another planet. She didn't know. At this point, she was completely clueless as to what she wanted to do. What she knew however, was that she had to tell her boss. It wouldn't be a great loss for him, true, but it was only common courtesy. So she shuffled her feet on her way to sickbay, wearing her Rolling Stones t-shirt and a pair of jeans. No fedora. When she got there, she saw the XO in deep conversation with him, so she waited in the background, and respectfully nodded to her as she left. Even though she was gone, she still waited, pondering on what she would say and exactly how she would say it.

Ryylar sat in the bio bed after Kristiana left and relaxed, trying to rest and recuperate as quickly as possible. He wanted to be well for Kris once they put back to dock so he could go with her and help her through the troubled times ahead.

Eventually, Alyson straightened her t-shirt, and walked towards the Caitian, and hopped on the biobed beside him. "Hey boss," she said, without her usual perkiness.

"Alyson... what a ssssssurrrrrprrrrrrisssssse." He told her, his eyes widening a bit in surprise.

"Yeah, they only let me out of my quarters once or twice a day, so I thought I'd make the most of it," she explained, implying that she'd been on a strict rehab program. She absentmindedly rubbed the side of her nose. "I got so bored I even cut my hair."

"I sssssssee that... Well I'm glad to ssssssee you like thisssss and not in an obituarrrrrry column. I thought that'sssss wherrrrrre you might have ended up afterrrrrr I lasssst sssssaw you." He said to her.

"I don't remember much of it, really. People, places, it gets blurry at times," she replied. "But that's not the point. Point is, I got stupid, acted stupidly and disgracefully, so since you're the boss and all, I just wanted to say..." she trailed off, lowering her head. She had rehearsed this in her head, why couldn't the words come out? "'ll probably leave when we dock."

"Oh? Wherrrrrrre will you go?" He asked her with a cocked eyebrow as he looked to her.

"I...I don't know. Anywhere but home is fine by me, as long as I don't see an ounce of cocaine and heroine in my life. I'll probably end up wandering around," she said, scratching the back of her head. "Got any suggestions?"

"Cait..." He said almost immediately with a nod.

"You can go therrre..." He suggested to her.

"And why?" Alyson asked. "Becausssssse Cait doesssssn't allow drrrrrrugssssss and thingssssss of that naturrrrrrre on the planet..." He told her simply.

"And I'll probably be the only human on Cait," she mumbled, chuckling a bit. "I'll think about it."

"It'sssss cccccerrrrrrtainly ssssssomething to think about." He said.

Alyson nodded. There were so many places she could go to, and there were a few among these she just didn't want to go. She hopped of the biobed. "Anyway, you should rest. There'll be something waiting for you in your office. Something I picked up last time I was home."

Ryylar nodded and smiled, leaning back to rest on the bio bed as she slipped off the bio bed before leaving.

"I'm sorry I disappointed you, boss," she said finally before leaving silently. Ashlene Allen: (tag)

"I'm sssssorrrrrrrry too." Ryylar said quietly as she left.

Alyson Cooper (NPC) Barwench USS Pegasus

Warrant Officer Ryylar Morale Officer Acting Security Officer USS Pegasus