"Still Waking Up"
[previous "Luxury Breakfast"]


Setting: MASQUERADE DREAMS, Outer walkway
Stardate: 30152.0725

He had been casually walking along the outer walkways of the ship since he had waken from his dream.  The images and sensations had been real enough to make sure that he would not be able to get back to sleep anytime soon.  So in the hopes of clearing in mind, the OPS officer went for a walk about the luxury cruise liner.

The reason for his stroll about the ship might have been troublesome, but the view that followed his ever steps had been anything but.  The MASQUERADE DREAMS had been designed to please its passengers in every way possible, even if they were doing nothing else but walking.  It had been hard for for the OPS officer not to find the scenery next to him inviting and charming.  All that stood between him and the stars had been an endless string of large panes of transparent aluminum.  The illusion of floating in space had nearly been perfect and certainly had helped in taking Jayson's mind off last night's dream.

As he walked though, one problem kept up with him, the unexpected disappearance of his 'guest'.  Instead of learning more from the mysterious woman, the OPS officer had only been left with questions and an empty bed.  Jayson could have asked the ANUBIS' Avatar for some help but he decided against it in the end.  For the time being he thought it best to try and solve this puzzle on his own, especially given that he had so little to work with.  Of course not wanting to even try to explain how he might have ended up with Ya'Han's sister in his room and how she had just vanished had been a huge reason for his not wanting to tell anyone.

So he continued to walk, his eyes moving from the enchanting stars to the walkway stretching before him.  Suddenly a flash of green hair down the walkway immediately drew his fullest attention.  Although he had not seen the actual person, the length and color of the hair had been enough to make Jayson believe that it had been Ye'Lan.  Blasting into a full out run would have drawn far too much attention, so instead he simply picked up the pace and made sure to turn around the corner where the green haired person had vanished.

Jayson came to a complete full stop when he saw the gathering further down the corridor.  There had been no way for him to quickly understand what he had stumbled upon, but the OPS officer knew that it had been something beyond the ordinary.  His head tilted slightly to one side as he studied the several dozen women dressed in revealing bikinis, their hairs covering the full range of colors.

At this hour it seemed odd to have such a gathering, but Jayson had not been one to simply dismiss the discovery.  So after tugging onto his civilian shirt, the OPS officer continued down the corridor half wondering if he had still been dreaming.


Jayson Sousa

Ensign Jayson Stark
Chief of Operations