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Setting: MASQUERADE DREAMS, Deck 23, outside room 130
Stardate: 30153.0640

It had not been easy to bring both Doctor Doyanne and Ensign Stark back to a room without being seen by the other passengers of member of the cruise ship’s crew. A lot of questions would have likely been asked to explain why a member of the maintenance staff had been so unceremoniously carrying not one but two passengers. Luckily for the Hirogen, his assignment to the maintenance staff of the MASQUERADE DREAMS had giving him the knowledge and means to travel the ship relatively unseen.

Uxtar would have liked to be able to help the Doctor as it was clear that something had not been right, but the Hirogen’s skill set had been more along the lines of tracking and killing humanoids instead of healing them.  By bringing them back to the Doctor’s own room, the hunter had done his best, now what he needed to do was to return to the lower decks and see if there had been something else he could do to assist.

"I am disappointed in you," a cold and calculating familiar voice said bringing the Hirogen maintenance staff member to a full and abrupt stop.  As he turned to look at Drask Pharren, the hunter was a little surprised to see the man without his customary escorts, the green haired entertainer Ye’Lan or the two Hupyrian bodyguards.  "Given your race’s reputation I had figured that you would have found your target by now."

"Mr. Drask, who says I have not found Ya’Jun," Uxtar countered with making sure to clearly speak both names to inform the rest of the undercover team of what was happening.

"Where is she?" the Pythron merchant demanded, his patience having apparently been reduced to absolutely nothing since the last time the two had seen one another.

"Last I heard, she was in the lower decks of the MASQUERADE DREAMS," Uxtar answered which caused several members of the undercover team to gasp the causal manner with which the Hirogen had divulged the information. "She’s no angel. Seems that she has been trying to gain access to some of the ship’s systems, the reason for this I have not yet figured out.  What I have figured out though is that you have not told me the entire story about why you want her so badly.  If she was a mere royal runaway brat, she would not be trying to gain access to restricted systems."

"She may be on to you," Drask said as he tried very hard to hide the surprise he felt to show on his face.

"You didn’t know," Uxtar continued with a hint of amusement in his voice. "You just took on the bounty without looking closer as to who the lady was or why she had run away."

"Fine," the Pythron merchant growled through clenched teeth. "I'll double your reward, but I want her in my possession before noon day. Do whatever it takes, but I want her."

"Well, guess I’d better be heading back down below then," the Hirogen said, taking care of both the merchant and notifying Captain Morningstar and the others of where he would be heading to.

"Do not fail me," Drask said menacingly despite the fact that the Hirogen could have easily snapped his neck with little effort.  "I have too much invested in this to let her slip through my fingers again or to have those under my employment not live up to their obligations."

"I would suggest that you return to your quarters and enjoy a cold relaxing beverage," Uxtar said calmly, certain that this would insure the merchant staying out of not only his but everyone else’s way during the crisis.  "Ask your green haired lady to give you a massage, by noon today you will have another lady in your room and our deal will be concluded."

With that the Hirogen hunter turned away ad began to walk away from a fuming Drask.

=/\= What are you playing at Uxtar? =/\= the Captain asked, not sure of what the latest member of the undercover team had been up to.

"I have a plan," Uxtar said with a troubled sigh. "Unfortunately I will need to find Ya’Han before noon for it to work."

=/\= Didn’t realize that you were that much of a gambler Uxtar, =/\= the Chief Engineer said over the communication channel.  =/\= You are placing bets that you may not be able to collect, especially if I can’t figure out how to turn this blasted thing off before it blows. =/\=

"I have the greatest confidence in your skills Lieutenant, now all I ask is that you have a little confidence in mine."

Mark Hutchings

Lieutenant JG Uxtar
Currently on an undercover mission

[Earth is the insane asylum for the universe.]