Re: CHAPTER 02: The Festival of the Moon [2100 hrs.] Reply #50 – June 30, 2014, 10:24:29 PM [Tatiana Marlowe] (attn Nolan)Briefly Tia caught a glimpse of Sjaandin in the distance and felt a little tweak of pain as she saw another woman standing with him before they walked away together. It wasn't that she had expected anything more than last night but it would have been nice, especially with that particular gift of his species. She sighed, wondering exactly what she was doing here now.The hand on her shoulder made her jump and a squeak of surprise exploded from her lips. She turned to the man who spoke, recognising the voice, heart beating 19 to the dozen. "Lieutenant Tovarek, you scared the holy hell out of me!" she breathed, hand on her chest as she tried to calm herself. Her face flushed red when she registered what he had said, "Oh... umm... yes... it's nice what they've done here... thank you... about the dress."She smiled back at him, looking him over she noted the firm, strong body hiding beneath the white shirt, "Wish I'd thought of a shorts and shirt option... I'm not used to dresses, they usually get in the way when you're elbows deep into an engine." With a soft chuckle she met his gaze, the glittering blue-green eyes seeming to stare straight down into her soul."So... uhh... you're not with anyone here?" she asked, floundering for something, anything to say before wincing at the bluntness of the question.