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26 July 2006 @ 07:09 pm
Day 2, the bridge, 2:45 PM  
Who: CLOSED

Where: the Penetrator, the bridge

When: Day 2, approximately 2:45 PM




After he'd made himself lunch, Andrej decided to explore one of the last remaining areas of the ship - the bridge. It was presumably where they would all have to meet for take-off in the first place. Not only that, but if Captain Leroy or Teivel were there he could get the low-down on where everything was - something that would definitely come in handy later if he did end up being drafted into heading maintenance. On his way there he'd made a wrong turn once and ended up going down into the engine room, which he had taken the time to walk through while he was down there. In the end Andrej made it to his original destination, and looked around the bridge almost like a lost puppy. He'd never seen anything so complex and seemingly high-tech before. Coming from a lower-middle class family hadn't afforded him the luxuries of cutting-edge technology, which was what he assumed all of what was layed out before him was. Slightly intimidated by it but not really afraid, he cleared his throat. "Erm, anybody here?"
 
 
 
noork_neffes: noorknoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 09:00 am (UTC)
"good morning" Noork said as he stepped into the room, "You're the first one that i've come across today, to tell you the truth. i was kind of getting bored."

Noork glanced around the room,filled with more technology than he had seen in his whole life. "Impressive, isn't it ? i've never seen anything like this in my life, it's quite exciting" he smiled to Andrej.

"Have you seen the captain anywhere ? i know he would call us to the bridge, but i've seen enough of the ship to get around, and i'm still looking for some kind of an update of what's expected of me.."
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 27th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
Andrej wasn't expecting anyone other than the captain, or maybe Teivel, to pop up. Considering that they'd been asked to explore he didn't know why he wasn't expecting in the first place. "It's afternoon, Noork. Have you looked at the clocks lately?" Andrej asked casually. In truth, he'd really been hoping the captain would be there... Andrej wanted to ask him about why he'd approached him the night before.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
"Not really, i've been in the messhall for a few hours, and went exploring for a bit more. i think i saw Mr. Morningstar walking somewhere with Seren, but i'm just looking for someone who can explain to me what's expected of me. between arriving late and falling asleep, i really havn't had a chance to do anything besides looking around the ship" Noork replied.

"I don't know, do you think the captain will arrive soon ? If not i might go and see if i can find Mr. Morningstar."
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 27th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
"I don't think anybody's sure where Captain Leroy is. Except for Mr. Morningstar, who's been here longer than all of us." Andrej shrugged. "And I wouldn't worry about that, you didn't miss much. It was actually better that you were late, I think, or you may have ended up drunk like Seren and Mr. Morningstar."
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
"Do you mind if i stick around here with you then? Unless you have something personal to discuss with the captain, that is.." Noork replied.

"I won't be offended if you'd like to be alone, i'm quite used to being alone, it's all i've known for a large part of my life before i joined the crew."
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 27th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Andrej shrugged. "You can go ahead and do whatever you'd like, I don't think I make very good company." He moved to the left wall to examine some of the screens and monitors there. Some were black, others were beeping and a few were displaying long lists of numbers that he couldn't have made sense of if he tried.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
"You're kidding me, someone as goodlooking as you should get plenty of attention from girls and guys, so i'm guessing you're used to be in company." Noork replied in disbelief. "Besides, i don't know anything about you, so if you don't mind, tell me about yourself, and what your reason was to join this ship's crew.
For me, it was just to get off the streets, no grand story behind that, maybe yours will be more exciting."
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 27th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
Andrej paused; was it a good idea to let him know? Well, whatever, Andrej thought, at least if I tell everybody it won't be like I'm keeping any secrets... "It's a long and over-dramatic story." He rolled his eyes just thinking about it. "The short version is that my family was forcing me to marry the daughter of a high-ranking Polish politician, and I bolted. I don't like girls, or the idea of having any children. Or having anything to do with the government - the police killed one of my older brothers a few years ago, so I've hated them for a while now."
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
"Well, that sure is more interesting then my story. and having a family isn't all they give it up to be, too. i should know, my mother was a prostitute, and i never knew my father. Though Steven was more like a father to me than anyone else, i guess..." Noork's thoughts wandered off for a while.

"But that's a story for another time, we're talking about you now. I can understand why you'd run away, i don't like girls either. partially because of..what my mother did, but also because i've been picked on by them a lot. there's another reason, but it's kind of personal, and it's something i'd rather not discuss..." Noork suddenly said firmly.

"So, what did your brother do that got the police on his tail anyway, did he pick someone's pocket, or killed a man or something ? "
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 27th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
"Absolutely nothing." He plopped down in one of the rotating chairs by the monitor-wall. "He was on his way back from Poland on a civilian transporter. He was originally the one who was supposed to mary the politician's daughter. Apparently a plain-clothes police officer had been tailing a drug smuggler who happened to be on the same ship. There was an altercation with the smuggler-guy, and my brother was actually sitting next to him at the time. The police officer, being an idiot, pulled out his actual gun instead of a stun gun and shot clean through my brother as he was leaning forward. I guess it got the smuggler too, but he ended up living. So basically, I hate the police and any form of government that presides over them." Andrej had a grim smile on his face, and had a far-away look in his eyes like he was watching something in the distance.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
"I have noting with the government myself, you could say that we're eachothers natural enemies. i steal money, thus undermining the economic system, and they try to kill me to get me to stop doing it."

Noork pauzed to look around the room for a bit, and made himself comfortable in what seemed to be the captains chair. "You said you don't like girls either, did you mean just the girl you were supposed to marry, or girls in genral ?"
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 27th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
"In general." Andrej shrugged. "I'm basically the type to say: "boobs, ew." And I really think that I have no ability to connect with them at all. I mean, I can understand being emotional and things but it seems to me like they're always taking things to extremes. And they can be so disturbingly cruel to each other... it's scary." He laughed wryly. "What about you?"
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 27th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
"To tell you the truth, i find nothing attractive about women either. Perhaps it's because i grew up with the idea that a relationship between a woman and man is nothing more then sex, i didn't exactly grow up in a loving family."

Noork flustered a little and continued "To tell you the truth, allmost all the care and love in my childhood came from the men that were there to visit my mother, besides my mother, i never really played with any other women, and the girls that were interested in me saw me more as a trophy then as someone they could love. besides, in the slums there are only two ways to go for a girl, most become prostitutes, and others have to stick with tough underpaying jobs."

andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
Andrej felt a bit bad. It seemed like Noork had been through a lot more than he had, by comparison. "Well..." He began, not sure where he was going with his statement. "I suppose that while we're here it doesn't matter who we are, or where we're from. Oh yeah, while I'm thinking about it, what do you think of Captain Leroy?"
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
"You're right about that. I'm sure we'll get along fine." Noork smiled at Andrej.

"About the captain.. Well, he doesn't really act like a captain, but i'll follow his orders none the less. It seems like Mr. Morningstar is involved in making most of the decisions anyway."

Noork shrugged, and continued. "The captain sure looks good though." and grinned towards andrej. "Don't you think so too ?"

andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
The question caught him totally off-guard. "What?" Andrej asked, pretending to think he hadn't heard correctly. Of course he thought the captain was good-looking... Handsome, and totally dedicated to the ship.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
"Cat's got your tongue ? That's answer enough for me right there." Noork smirked. "I won't argue with you though, the captain is an attractive man." Noork paused for a second and put his foots up on the edge of a console. "Are you planning on trying something with him ? If you're interested in him, you're probably going to have to take the lead, he doesn't really seem like the assertive type."
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
"Who says I want to try anything?" He asked with raised eyebrows. It wasn't like he was lying or anything, he hadn't said anything either way.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
"No one is, that's why i'm asking you right now. it's okay if you don't want to let go, but i'll find out sooner or later." Said noork, as he winked at Andrej.

"I'm sure there's more behind the application being for men only then the captain and Mr. Morningstar are willing to let us know, so you never know about your chances."
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
"Well I can't say I find him unattractive, but I don't know what else I think yet. The reason I'm here in the first place is because I wanted to ask him something. Before he went off to get you, he'd done something which I think is rather strange. And if I'm going to stay on this ship for however long I may be here, I want to be sure I don't have to be concerned for my personal," and sexual, he added mentally, "Safety." Andrej though he was being rather clever. He stated some of the facts instead of all of them without having to really say anything in detail.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 07:12 pm (UTC)
"I can see you're hiding something by only clancing at your face. Did you think you had found a clever way so you don't have to tell me everything?" Noork said. "You forget that i lived on the streets, i'm a thief, a smuggler, and i've done things that must've broken a dozen laws at once. I notice when someone lies, because if you can't do that, you're going to end up being used by someone in that enviroment." Noork replied witha hard and serious face.

"So tell me, what is it that the captain did that got you so upset? won't you tell me what you tried to hide ? " He suddenly continued happy and careless as ever, as if he had been acting like that the whole time.
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
"Well," Andrej said with a huff, crossing his legs the way a disgruntled lady would, "If it means that much to you... I won't say anything. It was really none of your business in the first place." Andrej had a burning hatred for people pointing out his own actions to him. Obviously he was aware of what he was doing, there was no need to remind him of it.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
"No fair, come on, i want to know!.." Noork whined, suddenly acting like someone half his age. "You're being mean, what did i ever do to you ?" Noork continued with a sad puppy-eyed face.
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, Andrej thought, TOTALLY freaked out now. Is he even half-way sane? "Like I said, it really isn't any of your business. And unless you can find Captain Leroy, drag him in here, and live through it then I'm not going to tell you." He crossed his arms, making him look like a disgruntled mother.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
Noork suddenly dead-serious said "Fine, don't tell me then. You've called a challenge. i'll find out one way or the other, so whatever you're doing from now, i'll be watching untill i've figured it out. "

"It'll be like a game of sorts, won't it be fun?" He replied, and started to laugh. "Hey, you wanna go and find the captain ? It'll be fun!" Noork went back into his childish manners.
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
"Well, where would we look?" Andrej was mildly interested by the idea. "The captain's quarters wasn't on the map Mr. Morningstar gave us."

[Maybe Teivel didn't have it on the map for a reason. XD]
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
"We could allways go look for Mr. Morningstar, he'll know where the captain is." i think he's somewhere near our sleepingquarters, thats where i saw him last with seren. who knows, we might even walk in on them doing something dirty!" Noork exclaimed, pouting his lips, making kissing motions.
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
His nose wrinkled at the thought. "Why the hell would we want that?" Andrej really didn't care who anybody was sleeping with, as long as nobody shoved it in his face. And, of course, as long as one of the perpetrators wasn't someone he happened to have feelings for.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
"Oh come on, i think they both look good, and i wouldn't mind to see something like that."

Noork looked at Andrej and continued "But then again, that might not be your thing. i'm sure it's not very likely that we'll be in a situation like that though."

Noork got up fromthe chair and said "I'm going to look for him, are you coming ? "
andrej_milholanandrej_milholan on July 28th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
"Whatever, sure." He shrugged before uncrossing his legs and getting up. "Nothing better to do until launch anyway..." He led the way out from the bridge, even though he had only a small idea of where he was going.
noork_neffesnoork_neffes on July 28th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
"Lets go to the mess hall first, i'm sure you're as hungry as i am!" Nork shouted, as he darted along the hallways, expecting Andrej to keep up.