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Sharing A Drink

Posted on Wed Feb 1st, 2017 @ 2:31am by Captain Batai Dhej & Lieutenant Commander Solan Jekkar

Mission: Currents of Change
Location: Starbase 245
Timeline: Current

=/\=Smithy's Bar, Starbase 245=/\=

A stout round faced man, who appeared to be of Terran Scottish decent looked around his mostly empty bar. He knew the Fleeters were busy this time of day, and that business would be slow, but he still liked to engage his customers. Spying someone sitting near a window that he didn't recognize, he walked over to him and clearing his throat said "'Scuze me sir, I don't think I've seen you around before. The name's Smithy, and I run this joint. Can I bring you a drink?"

Solan looked up from his PADD and nodded. "I'll take a Tarkalian Twister. The Andorian nodded towards the Human Barman.

Nodding, Smithy went to the bar, ordered up the drink, and a whiskey for himself, and returned to the table. Smiling, he said "One Tarkalian Twister sir." Seeing that the chair beside him was empty, he eased himself into it and said "I reckon I have enough time to take a quick swig of a drink meself. It's not like its overly busy in here tonight. If you don'a mind me asking sir, what's a young man like you doing sitting in a watering hole like this? I'd think you be out partying with your shipmates or chasing after a bonny lad or lassie."

Solan chuckled. "Not for this Andorian, I've got a new assignment coming my way so I need to verse myself in all the whistles and bells." He said before stopping to take a sip of his drink.

Smiling, Smithy replied "A new assignment eh? The fleeter's are shipping you out into the unknown? I've never been one for staying in one place for too long. Don't get me wrong lad, I love my bar, but it can move with me." Pausing, he took a swig and added "So where they sending ya? Off to the backend of beyond eh?"

"The Sirona, I'm taking over as her First Officer." Solan said as he read the name of his assignment from the PADD.

Nodding, Smithy replied "I haven't heard much about that ship laddie. I know she's got a different type of mission. I wish you luck with your new job. Can I give you some friendly and unsolicited advice?"

"By all means." Solan said as he took a moment to,hear the Barman out.

Taking a sip of his drink, Smithy replied "Take some time to relax, and don't allow your superiors to run you ragged, lest you'll find yourself wrung out and your antennae in a proverbial twist."

Solan chuckled. "Noted. Anything else?"

Laughing, Smithy replied "Aye Laddie, there is a lot more Ole Smithy can teach yeh, but it seems that we've both ran out of drink. I will leave you to your padd. Good luck on your assignment." Smiling, the barman cleaned up the empty glasses and moved back to the bar.

Solan tipped his glass to the Scotsman as we walked away, leaving a Solan to ponder their conversation.


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