Re: EPISODE 02: The Mysterious God Incident [Post Meridiem] Reply #25 – March 27, 2013, 10:47:27 AM 'I'll be you could,' Scosche thought to himself, surprised he still had the energy to even think. It had been an exhausting day, to say the least, from the tiring, seemingly ceaseless training under Ferik to the near broiling of his newly-commanding officers, followed by a trip to he knew not where to meet beings who claimed to be gods long since passed into myth for both the people his genetics represented. He was more than willing to go find his bunk and sleep for a week or two, but he'd be happy to get 8 solid hours. Rather than voice his thoughts aloud, he nodded, "Yes, ma'am. See you in the morning. Have a good night."For her part, T'Less was at a loss as to what exactly to do. According to the time, she was off duty, but beyond leaving the bridge, which she did, and heading for her quarters, she still had a situation to deal with where Garen was concerned. She remembered intimately the details of her encounter with him in his quarters and also remembered that she'd originally been going there to tell him she could never see him again. That was harder to do now, knowing they shared not just an equal attraction, but also the ability to pleasure each other effectively, that they were compatible in physical, intimate ways. She would have to consider it, now that she was no longer under the influence of the mind control Ishtar had subjected her to. It would depend, too, on how Garen handled what had happened. Would he feel they should break things off, be shaken from his emotions towards her?As a reflection in her work console, Nicole noticed Jien's look in her direction, but she didn't respond, slightly embarrassed now that the situation had passed. She'd surprised herself by stepping forward in Abzu, in being ready and willing to sacrifice any future she might ever have by standing beside her captain. That she hadn't had time to actually voice such acquiescence to Ishtar's demands, made her wonder if Jien knew just what she'd been about to do. Did he realize that she'd meant to sacrifice herself to stand beside him/her? And, if he did, did he care? She couldn't quite decipher his look to know whether it had been something deeper than a casual glance. Should she ask him, find out whether there was something between them? It would humiliate her if she approached him, only to find he held no attachment to her at all, that his look had only been informal and meaningless. For the moment, she had duties to attend to, being on shift for a few hours more, but she was distracted.