Post by Lt. Cmdr. Celestia Milos on May 19, 2011 13:00:19 GMT -5
Holo time out with Arthur! This was something Celestia had really been looking forward too! No officers. No civilians. No interruptions (hopefully). Just the two of them.
And since they were going there off duty, she had on a pair of faded denim long shorts with the look of small holes on the front, a white tank top, with a sleeveless denim jacket that matched the long shorts, and on her feet; a pair of white slip on sneakers. What to do on the holodeck didn't really take much thought. Early on Celestia decided that they do things he liked. After all, she could do what she liked best on her own time.
Post by Commander Arthur Ashbury on May 19, 2011 14:14:26 GMT -5
When Celestia had asked him for some holodeck time out, the Station's Commander had said 'yes' without hesitation. Elaine had lectured to him about him having to stop getting the hopes of every woman on the Station up, though she was, as always, overreacting to his socialising with officers. And even if he had had feelings for Celeste in the way that his sister seemed to attribute to him, what was to be said against that, except that it was, perhaps, a slight matter of protocol breach?
Celeste looked rather carefree when she picked him up and asked him to go sailing. "I'd like that," he said. "With you in a moment," he said, then moved back into his quarters and put on a wetsuit and some shorts. Then they went to one of the holodecks, especially installed near the Commander's Quarters for maximum comfort, and Arthur ordered the computer to initiate "Ashbury Nu-Alpha-One". As they entered into the Holodeck, they were standing on a dock where a fully rigged two-man laser II sailing boat was ready for them.
Post by Lt. Cmdr. Celestia Milos on May 19, 2011 14:54:12 GMT -5
A wet suite? Sure they were going sailing, be around water, get wet. However, in Celestia's opinion it didn't much matter what kind of clothes you had on. If you got wet you were just going to get dry again once the program was shut off. Besides, wasn't the computer advanced enough to change clothes for you? To each their own.
When they stepped into the holodeck, Celestia closed her eyes (though she shouldn't exactly have), and took in the sounds and smell. If Celestia had not been born a humanoid she might have been a fish, or, if they actually existed, a mermaid. There was nothing like oceans or lakes. They could be many different things, and have many different moods, despite what others thought.
"Next time, if there is one, tandem surfing." Celestia said as she now let her eyes flutter open.
Post by Commander Arthur Ashbury on May 20, 2011 16:01:41 GMT -5
"Next time, if there is one, tandem surfing." "Believe me, Celeste," he said charmingly. "Once you've sailed this one time, you don't want anything else." He thought of the wind through his hair, the speed of the boat as it planed, all the good things of a day sailing. "Well, when we've trained a bit, we can also sail against holographic opponents." Arthur liked that, but he never had had a non-holographic teammate, not since Cadfael had made the boat capsize while hanging in the trapeze.
Getting into the boat, he realised something. "Do you know how all this works?" he asked, pointing to the boat.
Post by Lt. Cmdr. Celestia Milos on May 20, 2011 16:23:11 GMT -5
"Oh I don't know about that. I think I'd still want to be able to breathe." Celestia remarked. Okay. It might have been a tad bit of a smart Aleck remark, but still, what was he going to do? Throw her in the stations brig? It was all in good fun.
"Anything against holograms isn't quite as fun as going against a real person. Ya can't really gloat if you win. And a rematch if you loose is kinda blah." Well it was a fact. The hologram would just be non existent again when the program was shut off.
"Do you know how all this works?"
"Truth?" Celestia lightly bit her lower lip. "I only suggested sailing because I knew it was something you liked. So...no."
Post by Commander Arthur Ashbury on May 29, 2011 15:20:31 GMT -5
Arthur bit his lip almost at the same time. That complicated things: he'd have to teach her how to sail in a laser, which wasn't the easiest thing to do. Not one to give up on his ideas, the Commander of Delta One smiled reassuringly: "Don't worry, you'll learn. You know how to windsurf, yes? Well, the principles are much the same."
He went over to one of the men attending on the boat and asked for a trapeze harness. It would allow Celestia to stand in the trapeze and balance the boat. The harness consisted of a few straps with a hook that could be clamped onto the trapeze, enabling the mate to stand on the side of the boat and keep it from capsizing (or not). Arthur would do the more difficult job and sail.
"Here, put this on," he said, giving her the harness. "It'll help keep the boat upright." In the meantime, he was in the boat in the blink of an eye, settling in the cramped space in front of the helm. He hoisted up the mainsail and the jib, taking the main sheet in his hand.
Post by Lt. Cmdr. Celestia Milos on May 30, 2011 16:48:47 GMT -5
Celestia smiled. Did he forget who he was talking to? "Of course I know how to wind surf." Learn. There were worst people to learn from. At least she'd have a good teacher. Celestia watched as Arthur went and got something.
"Here, put this on," Celestia looked at what he hand handed her. "It'll help keep the boat upright."
"Alright." She replied without hesitation. She started putting the harness on, but stopped just a brief moment to watch Art get in the boat and hoist up the mainsail. Looking- Celestia quickly shook that thought before it could go any further. You shouldn't think that way! she reprimanded herself.
"What next?" Celestia asked brightly after the harness was on.
Post by Lt. Cmdr. Celestia Milos on Jun 13, 2011 23:23:55 GMT -5
What was next, well, listening. Then they were off. "Something is missing." Celestia said brightly with a smile. "Computer, play Ordinary Super Star by Danielle McKee." That ought to do it; though I'm not sure which one it describes most... Was Celestia's afterthought. Either way it was a fun song, for a fun time! "Whoo!"
Post by Commander Arthur Ashbury on Jun 23, 2011 16:34:30 GMT -5
My, she's got style, Art thought, and a smile appeared on his face as the music started to play. Gotta give it to her, it adds a nice touch. "That's great," he said with a smile, then gestured for her to get into the boat. "Hook on!" He motioned towards the trapeze's hook where it could fit to her harness, and gently attached them. "Okay, now you can keep the boat stable by actually standing on the outside of the hull."
Art jumped nimbly in front of the helm, then they were away. "Let's go!" They shot off, riding the wind over the water, so fast that hadn't Art got his hands full of the sheet and the helm, he'd have thrown his hands in the air and shouted "Awesome!". It always gave him a kick to sail. In the meantime, he coached Celeste on the use of the jib. When they first tacked, they nearly capsized, but Art shifting his weight around niptly avoided getting wet.
Post by Lt. Cmdr. Celestia Milos on Jun 26, 2011 14:37:39 GMT -5
"Aye skipper!" Celestia said brightly, and giving Art a playful wink. She couldn't much help it. Then again, could any woman not counting his sister and those under thirteen help a little bit of playful flirtation when it came to Arthur? Not likely, well, unless they were married. Love, honor, and obey. Don't I already do those three things?
Celestia listened to Arthur's coaching as the wind whipped through her hair. That was something Celestia had always enjoyed about the wind and somewhat fast speeds; when her hair was blowing about, for some reason it made her feel absolutely free. Not one single care.