[4/16/2013 9:16:46 PM] Josie: Let me recap.

[4/16/2013 9:17:50 PM] Josie: Coil's latest client, a womanizer named Resini, is tied up in the hold under the watchful eye of Alice. Coil is delivering Resini to his destination after an encounter with a woman who claimed he'd gotten her *mother* pregnant. Awkward.

[4/16/2013 9:17:57 PM] Josie: I think Coil went to his quarters to nap.

[4/16/2013 9:18:14 PM] Coil: Pretty much!

[4/16/2013 9:18:46 PM | Edited 9:21:20 PM] Josie: All right. One sec.

[4/16/2013 9:21:25 PM] Josie: Coil goes to nap!

[4/16/2013 9:22:03 PM] Josie: At some point he's awakened by someone in his quarters. ... someone *in his actual bed.* Snuggling right up to him in the dark!

[4/16/2013 9:22:34 PM] Coil: He bolts up, hand going to the weapon under his pillow!

[4/16/2013 9:23:14 PM] Josie: Someone whispers: Hsh.

[4/16/2013 9:23:24 PM] Coil: Who's there?

[4/16/2013 9:23:29 PM] Josie: It is dark! He has not been eaten by a grue.

[4/16/2013 9:23:37 PM] Josie: Someone whispers: Me.

[4/16/2013 9:24:15 PM] Coil: Knew I should have locked the door.

[4/16/2013 9:24:19 PM] Coil: Coil clicks on the light.

[4/16/2013 9:24:34 PM] Josie: ... no one's there.

[4/16/2013 9:25:36 PM] Coil: Coil gets up and goes to lock the damn door, figuring it for a dream.

[4/16/2013 9:26:52 PM] Josie: ... the door *is* locked.

[4/16/2013 9:27:47 PM] Coil: .... weird.

[4/16/2013 9:27:51 PM] Coil: Coil rubs his eyes.

[4/16/2013 9:28:18 PM] Josie: Still plenty of time to get some more sleep!

[4/16/2013 9:28:44 PM] Josie: Or to get up and poke Resini with a stick.

[4/16/2013 9:28:46 PM] Josie: Up to you!

[4/16/2013 9:28:52 PM] Coil: Coil shrugs and gets back in bed for a couple more hours.

[4/16/2013 9:29:24 PM] Josie: When he wakes up again she's there again. In the dark.

[4/16/2013 9:29:40 PM] Coil: okay, what's going on?

[4/16/2013 9:30:00 PM] Josie: Someone: Shh.

[4/16/2013 9:30:19 PM] Coil: I will not.

[4/16/2013 9:31:12 PM] Josie: Someone puts her arms around him! But leaves his own arms free.

[4/16/2013 9:31:50 PM] Coil: Coil reaches out with searching hands.  "Tell me what this is or I'm leaving the room."

[4/16/2013 9:32:13 PM] Josie: Someone: Don't leave.

[4/16/2013 9:32:37 PM] Josie: He finds lots of scantily-clad girl.

[4/16/2013 9:32:54 PM] Coil: Then tell me what this is about?

[4/16/2013 9:33:58 PM] Josie: Someone: This?

[4/16/2013 9:34:04 PM] Josie: ... well, woman. Definitely woman.

[4/16/2013 9:34:17 PM] Josie: Someone leans her head on his shoulder!

[4/16/2013 9:34:58 PM] Coil: Who are you?

[4/16/2013 9:35:52 PM] Josie: Someone: You don't know me?

[4/16/2013 9:36:06 PM] Coil: ((Can't tell who it is by voice?))

[4/16/2013 9:36:20 PM] Josie: She's whispering; it's almost impossible to tell.

[4/16/2013 9:36:29 PM] Josie: You can tell by the feel that it's not Lou, though. No tail.

[4/16/2013 9:37:15 PM] Coil: No, you're whispering and invisible.

[4/16/2013 9:37:53 PM] Josie: Someone: I'm not.

[4/16/2013 9:38:07 PM] Josie: Someone kisses him on the neck!

[4/16/2013 9:38:47 PM] Coil: Then tell me who you are.

[4/16/2013 9:38:58 PM] Josie: Someone: No one.

[4/16/2013 9:39:16 PM] Josie: She sighs and leans up against him again. She is breathing, so there's that.

[4/16/2013 9:39:56 PM] Coil: Stella?

[4/16/2013 9:40:42 PM] Josie: Someone: It doesn't matter.

[4/16/2013 9:41:06 PM] Coil: Yes it does.

[4/16/2013 9:41:42 PM] Josie: She sighs, and doesn't answer.

[4/16/2013 9:42:04 PM] Coil: Is this a telepathy thing?

[4/16/2013 9:43:11 PM] Josie: Still no answer!

[4/16/2013 9:43:32 PM] Coil: Coil sighs and turns the light on.

[4/16/2013 9:43:40 PM] Josie: No one's there!

[4/16/2013 9:44:53 PM] Coil: Coil sighs and gets up, getting dressed.

[4/16/2013 9:47:23 PM] Josie: Done! What next? He's about an hour from the destination--a techie-planet almost entirely made of city, and known for its robotics.

[4/16/2013 9:47:35 PM] Coil: He'll go check on Resini.

[4/16/2013 9:48:28 PM] Josie: Resini has rolled halfway across the hold. Alice is watching him silently, with almost exactly the same look that a snake gives a wounded mouse right before it swallows the mouse whole.

[4/16/2013 9:48:35 PM] Josie: Snakes blink more often, though.

[4/16/2013 9:49:31 PM] Coil: Coil goes and starts untying him.  "You won't try anything now, will you?"

[4/16/2013 9:50:16 PM] Josie: Resini: With your clockwork monster sitting there? No.

[4/16/2013 9:50:28 PM] Josie: Alice: I am far more sophisticated than clockwork.

[4/16/2013 9:50:37 PM] Josie: Resini snorts. "And just as heartless."

[4/16/2013 9:50:41 PM] Josie: Alice frowns.

[4/16/2013 9:51:03 PM] Coil: You're just saying that because she didn't respond to your advances.  Am I right, Alice?

[4/16/2013 9:52:53 PM] Josie: Alice: I did not respond to his requests. Some were not anatomically possible.

[4/16/2013 9:54:09 PM] Josie: Resini sneers, and wobbles a little bit as he stands up. "Not even for you? I recognize your model, sexbot. And he called *me* a womanizer."

[4/16/2013 9:54:15 PM] Josie: Resini glares at Coil!

[4/16/2013 9:54:29 PM] Coil: You're just cranky because I had you tied up.

[4/16/2013 9:55:27 PM] Josie: Resini: Hypocrite.

[4/16/2013 9:55:51 PM] Coil: I don't think I ever called you a womanizer.  Just a fool.

[4/16/2013 9:56:11 PM] Coil: Though you're talking like someone who doesn't want to be untied.

[4/16/2013 9:56:25 PM] Josie: Resini: No! Untie me the rest of the way.

[4/16/2013 9:56:53 PM] Coil: You sure?  Do you have a mode between Casanova and 'asshole'?

[4/16/2013 9:57:24 PM] Josie: He glowers sullenly.

[4/16/2013 9:57:30 PM] Josie: Alice: ... I am not a sexbot.

[4/16/2013 10:01:12 PM] Coil: Coil finishes untying him.  "Hungry?"

[4/16/2013 10:02:02 PM] Josie: Resini: Yes.

[4/16/2013 10:02:02 PM] Josie: Alice frowns.

[4/16/2013 10:02:36 PM] Coil: Alice?  Could you go and get some rations from the galley, please?

[4/16/2013 10:03:15 PM] Josie: Alice: Yes.

[4/16/2013 10:03:23 PM] Josie: She heads out!

[4/16/2013 10:04:39 PM] Josie: Resini: Hmph.

[4/16/2013 10:05:00 PM] Coil: Coil sits down on a crate.

[4/16/2013 10:06:13 PM] Josie: Resini: How much do you want for her?

[4/16/2013 10:08:05 PM] Coil: She's not for sale.  She's served her ten years.  She's free, and she chooses to be here.

[4/16/2013 10:08:36 PM] Josie: Resini: ... why here? It doesn't exactly match the model's skill set.

[4/16/2013 10:09:11 PM] Coil: Why not here?

[4/16/2013 10:10:28 PM] Josie: Resini: I notice a lack of brothelness.

[4/16/2013 10:12:16 PM] Coil: Maybe she had enough of the brothel.

[4/16/2013 10:12:46 PM] Coil: Coil shrugs, keeping an eye on Resini.  "What do you do for a living?"

[4/16/2013 10:13:02 PM] Josie: Resini: Oh, a little of this, a little of that.

[4/16/2013 10:13:08 PM] Josie: He stretches stiffly.

[4/16/2013 10:14:29 PM] Coil: I see.

[4/16/2013 10:16:04 PM] Coil: What's 'a little of this', then?

[4/16/2013 10:17:07 PM] Josie: Resini: Buying, selling. Placing objects in the right place at the right time. You know, the usual.

[4/16/2013 10:22:28 PM] Coil: And 'a little of that'?

[4/16/2013 10:22:35 PM] Coil: ((Stupid stomach.))

[4/16/2013 10:28:19 PM] Josie: Resini: Being in the right place and the right time.

[4/16/2013 10:28:22 PM] Josie: ((No worries.))

[4/16/2013 10:29:05 PM] Josie: ((Trying to get my other computer hooked up so I can transfer my music and it is not happening.))

[4/16/2013 10:29:59 PM] Coil: You an augment?

[4/16/2013 10:30:51 PM] Josie: Resini: Only a little. Why?

[4/16/2013 10:31:00 PM] Coil: Just curious.

[4/16/2013 10:32:12 PM] Josie: He smiles. It's an attempt at being charming, though it's really not working on Coil.

[4/16/2013 10:32:24 PM] Josie: Alice: He emits pheromones.

[4/16/2013 10:32:44 PM] Josie: ((Because I am lacking a power cord. >.< Darnit.))

[4/16/2013 10:32:59 PM] Coil: I thought it was something like that.

[4/16/2013 10:33:18 PM] Coil: (( :( ))

[4/16/2013 10:33:51 PM] Josie: ((Eh, no biggie, I'll just buy one tomorrow or somethin' at Walmart.))

[4/16/2013 10:37:03 PM] Josie: Resini: Hmph. That's taking the mystery away.

[4/16/2013 10:37:12 PM] Josie: Alice: No mystery is required.

[4/16/2013 10:37:29 PM] Josie: Resini: ... your programming must be bugged.

[4/16/2013 10:37:37 PM] Josie: He turns to Coil. "You should take her into the shop."

[4/16/2013 10:38:02 PM] Coil: She's fine.

[4/16/2013 10:38:20 PM] Coil: Coil takes the food from Alice and hands it over to Resini.  "Here you go.  Eat up."

[4/16/2013 10:39:19 PM] Josie: Resini stares at it. "Hardly gourmet fare."

[4/16/2013 10:39:29 PM] Josie: He opens up the box and eats it anyway.

[4/16/2013 10:39:33 PM] Coil: It's what we have.

[4/16/2013 10:41:28 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Alice.  "We'll be there in an hour.  Keep an eye on him, would you?  Don't let him start pheromoning at any of the crew."

[4/16/2013 10:41:52 PM] Josie: Alice: Should I strike him if he does?

[4/16/2013 10:42:00 PM] Josie: Resini: Hey!

[4/16/2013 10:42:46 PM] Coil: Just don't leave him alone with anyone.  If you detect him releasing pheromones, tie him up again and call me.

[4/16/2013 10:44:07 PM] Josie: Alice: Very well.

[4/16/2013 10:44:19 PM] Josie: Resini glowers at Coil. "You're lucky you're getting paid for this.

[4/16/2013 10:44:57 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Resini.  "You're lucky I didn't space you when you got my ship shot up.  Just behave and we'll be quit of each other soon, all right?"

[4/16/2013 10:45:50 PM] Josie: Resini glowers. "What about my wound? I'm bleeding."

[4/16/2013 10:45:59 PM] Josie: Alice: He has largely stopped bleeding. I administered first aid.

[4/16/2013 10:46:40 PM] Coil: Well, if you need more help, I'll adminster first aid myself.  I know my way around a wound.

[4/16/2013 10:48:19 PM] Coil: ((Wink wink nudge nudge.))

[4/16/2013 10:48:19 PM] Josie: Resini: No doctor either? Hmph.

[4/16/2013 10:49:11 PM] Josie: ((Indeeeeeed.))

[4/16/2013 10:49:23 PM] Josie: Alice: Where is he permitted to go?

[4/16/2013 10:50:12 PM] Coil: Here and the head.  You don't have to follow him *into* the head, but escort him to the door.

[4/16/2013 10:51:10 PM] Josie: Alice: Very well.

[4/16/2013 10:51:26 PM] Coil: Coil heads to the bridge.

[4/16/2013 10:52:58 PM] Josie: The slug is there!

[4/16/2013 10:53:02 PM] Josie: Althea: Hello!

[4/16/2013 10:53:29 PM] Coil: Feeling better?

[4/16/2013 10:55:43 PM] Josie: Althea: Much!

[4/16/2013 10:56:10 PM] Josie: Her black eye is entirely gone, of course.

[4/16/2013 10:56:18 PM] Coil: So it turns out that Resini back there emits pheromones.

[4/16/2013 10:56:32 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh dear!

[4/16/2013 10:56:41 PM] Coil: More than usual.  Suppose it helps him be a better womanizer.

[4/16/2013 10:56:54 PM] Josie: Althea: What does a womanizer do?

[4/16/2013 10:57:31 PM] Coil: A womanizer serially manipulates women for sex.

[4/16/2013 10:58:07 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh! ... whatever for? Couldn't one simply come to an agreement over it?

[4/16/2013 11:01:56 PM] Coil: You would think.

[4/16/2013 11:02:59 PM] Josie: Althea: You know, simply say something like "Are you introduced in reproducing at this time, by any chance?"

[4/16/2013 11:04:00 PM] Coil: Well, I don't think reproduction is the aim.  Recreation is.

[4/16/2013 11:05:23 PM] Josie: Althea: ... recreation?

[4/16/2013 11:05:38 PM] Coil: Yes.  Irene has nothing to say about this?

[4/16/2013 11:07:06 PM] Josie: Althea: ... nothing very useful. I think she wishes she could laugh, if I understand her correctly.

[4/16/2013 11:07:30 PM] Josie: Althea: Perhaps you could demonstrate?

[4/16/2013 11:07:36 PM] Coil: Mmm.  Well, the sexual act is very enjoyable.  It's not just done to reproduce.  And no.

[4/16/2013 11:07:50 PM] Josie: Althea: ... oh. But what's the point?

[4/16/2013 11:08:13 PM] Coil: Hmm.  It feels good?

[4/16/2013 11:08:43 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh. ... perhaps I should give it a go, at some point, then.

[4/16/2013 11:08:48 PM] Josie: She sounds rather doubtful.

[4/16/2013 11:09:04 PM] Coil: You don't have to.  Some people never do.

[4/16/2013 11:09:32 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh. Irene says some sort of personal attachment is required. Well attachment *does* seem to be the nature of it, doesn't it?

[4/16/2013 11:10:15 PM] Coil: Yes, generally.  People like Resini are just interested in the pleasure, not the attachment.

[4/16/2013 11:10:57 PM] Josie: Althea: Well, the attachment isn't *permanent.* That would hardly be convenient, to go around hooked up in that manner.

[4/16/2013 11:12:46 PM] Coil: I suggest you look up stuff on the internet.  There's a wealth of information there.

[4/16/2013 11:13:15 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh, all right. It all seems very irrational. Your species is so strange.

[4/16/2013 11:13:32 PM] Coil: That we are.

[4/16/2013 11:13:37 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh, no offense intended, of course.

[4/16/2013 11:13:43 PM] Coil: None taken.

[4/16/2013 11:15:42 PM] Josie: Althea: Irene says to thank you for being patient with me.

[4/16/2013 11:16:02 PM] Coil: Coil smiles.  "Tell her I'm glad she's not all dead."

[4/16/2013 11:16:42 PM] Josie: Althea: So is she! And so am I. You realize we needn't be a proscribed species anymore, don't you?

[4/16/2013 11:17:03 PM] Coil: That's not really up to me.

[4/16/2013 11:17:47 PM] Josie: Althea: Well no, but if we don't cause the deaths of our hosts...

[4/16/2013 11:18:14 PM] Josie: Althea: I would like to try some experiments on Irene and I, with your permimssion, sir.

[4/16/2013 11:18:33 PM] Josie: Althea: To try to give her a voice. Perhaps we could take turns.

[4/16/2013 11:18:46 PM] Coil: If she's okay with that, I'm okay with it.

[4/16/2013 11:20:03 PM] Josie: Althea: Oh yes. It isn't an equitable arrangement at all. I've saved her but trapped her at the same time. Hardly ideal for either of us.

[4/16/2013 11:21:36 PM] Coil: Well.  Feel free, then.  Just be careful.

[4/16/2013 11:22:49 PM] Josie: Althea: Well, the difficult thing is, I will need some supplies.

[4/16/2013 11:23:37 PM] Coil: Make a list.  We'll be resupplying and repairing when we get onworld.

[4/16/2013 11:25:50 PM] Josie: Althea: .... Irene informs me many of them are not, strictly speaking, legal.

[4/16/2013 11:27:47 PM] Coil: I'll do what I can, then.

[4/16/2013 11:28:00 PM] Coil: What kind of supplies are we talking about?

[4/16/2013 11:29:18 PM] Josie: Althea: Felwerine, diadragamine, staklinium.

[4/16/2013 11:29:50 PM] Coil: I don't know what those are.

[4/16/2013 11:31:08 PM] Josie: Althea: Well, the first is a narcotic. The second used to be used for heart attacks.

[4/16/2013 11:31:20 PM] Josie: Althea: ... the third is really more in the nature of a poison.

[4/16/2013 11:31:45 PM] Coil: Oh.  Well, I should be able to get those, I'll just need some time.

[4/16/2013 11:33:03 PM] Josie: Althea: Quite! Thank you! Irene says she owes you a kiss. ... and that it's not the same if I do it. I can't think why.

[4/16/2013 11:36:26 PM] Coil: Coil nods.  "Right.  How's Vir?"

[4/16/2013 11:37:35 PM] Josie: Althea: I believe he's in his room. He ought to be fully recovered.

[4/16/2013 11:38:07 PM] Coil: Good.

[4/16/2013 11:39:34 PM] Coil: ((how much longer till we're at our destination?))

[4/16/2013 11:40:14 PM] Josie: Minutes!

[4/16/2013 11:40:56 PM] Coil: Coil will get on the intercom, then, and let everyone know.

[4/16/2013 11:41:01 PM] Josie: Probably about three.

[4/16/2013 11:41:06 PM] Josie: What does he want them to do?

[4/16/2013 11:41:25 PM] Coil: He'll stay on the bridge to land.

[4/16/2013 11:42:22 PM] Josie: He doesn't need to land, per se; just dock with another station. Actually landing is kind of a big deal; atmospheres can be worrying.

[4/16/2013 11:42:36 PM] Coil: Well, then, he'll stay on the bridge to dock!

[4/16/2013 11:43:42 PM] Josie: You successfully dock with the station. Right about then, Vir turns up, wearing a fresh, un-ripped coat.

[4/16/2013 11:43:54 PM] Coil: Feeling better?

[4/16/2013 11:44:31 PM] Josie: Vir: Yes. I have sent you the list of supplies I need. As well as those I would like to get.

[4/16/2013 11:45:17 PM] Coil: Once I've offloaded Resini, I'll put in our orders.

[4/16/2013 11:45:45 PM] Josie: Vir: Deferred maintenance can't be deferred forever.

[4/16/2013 11:46:06 PM] Coil: I want him off the ship, then we'll get the ship seen to, okay?

[4/16/2013 11:46:27 PM] Coil: I figure we'll be here for awhile.

[4/16/2013 11:46:39 PM] Coil: The ship will be repaired before we shove off.

[4/16/2013 11:47:15 PM] Josie: Vir: Orbiting Torric? ...

[4/16/2013 11:47:21 PM] Josie: He looks thoughtful.

[4/16/2013 11:47:32 PM] Coil: What's on your mind?

[4/16/2013 11:47:39 PM] Josie: Vir: I could  make some... useful additions to the ship here.

[4/16/2013 11:48:03 PM] Coil: What do you have in mind?

[4/16/2013 11:48:14 PM] Josie: Vir: Upgrades.

[4/16/2013 11:49:04 PM] Coil: Well, we'll see what we can do.  I need to buy a lot of food, too.

[4/16/2013 11:49:19 PM] Coil: And get some contracts drawn up for the new crew.

[4/16/2013 11:49:56 PM] Josie: Vir: Are all of them staying?

[4/16/2013 11:50:12 PM] Coil: Apparently.

[4/16/2013 11:50:22 PM] Josie: Vir: ... good.

[4/16/2013 11:50:41 PM] Coil: You've got the bridge.  I'm going to go and offload our cargo.

[4/16/2013 11:51:12 PM] Josie: Vir: Yes.

[4/16/2013 11:51:33 PM] Coil: Coil heads to the cargo bay!

[4/16/2013 11:53:07 PM] Josie: Resini is there, pacing. "All right, now let me off this thing."

[4/16/2013 11:53:13 PM] Josie: Alice: You owe.

[4/16/2013 11:53:55 PM] Coil: Indeed.

[4/16/2013 11:55:13 PM] Josie: Resini: You don't think I'm going to pay you after all this, do you?

[4/16/2013 11:55:53 PM] Coil: I do.  You're lucky I'm not charging you extra for repairs.

[4/16/2013 11:56:45 PM] Josie: Resini: Well I'm not going to.

[4/16/2013 11:57:11 PM] Coil: Coil looks at Alice.  "Tie him up again."

[4/16/2013 11:58:07 PM] Josie: Resini: Y... what!?? That's illegal!

[4/16/2013 11:58:13 PM] Josie: Alice shrugs, and fetches the rope.

[4/16/2013 11:58:27 PM] Josie: Resini: You can't do this! I'll sue!

[4/16/2013 11:58:45 PM] Coil: Or you can pay me what you owe me.

[4/16/2013 11:59:11 PM] Josie: Alice grabs his hands.

[4/16/2013 11:59:19 PM] Josie: Resini: Fine! Fine!

[4/16/2013 11:59:28 PM] Josie: Resini: I'll pay you, you... you...

[4/16/2013 11:59:45 PM] Coil: It's okay, Alice.

[4/17/2013 12:00:23 AM] Coil: Coil holds up his datapad.

[4/17/2013 12:00:30 AM] Josie: Alice stops.

[4/17/2013 12:01:02 AM] Josie: Resini takes the datapad, taps at it a bit and shoves it at Coil. "There! Much good  may it do you, you *thief.*"

[4/17/2013 12:01:39 AM] Coil: Coil checks it to make sure he payed what was owed.

[4/17/2013 12:03:00 AM] Josie: He did. Exactly.

[4/17/2013 12:03:07 AM] Josie: It's already in Coil's account.

[4/17/2013 12:03:15 AM] Josie: Alice: ... I believe I dislike him.

[4/17/2013 12:03:28 AM] Coil: All right.  Have a nice day, Mr. Resini.

[4/17/2013 12:04:07 AM] Josie: Resini stomps off the ship!

[4/17/2013 12:04:18 AM] Coil: .. yeah, me too, Alice.

[4/17/2013 12:04:25 AM] Josie: Alice: I am not a sexbot.

[4/17/2013 12:05:21 AM] Coil: I know, Alice.  Don't worry about him.

[4/17/2013 12:05:56 AM] Josie: Alice: I don't know what I am.

[4/17/2013 12:06:38 AM] Coil: You'll figure it out.

[4/17/2013 12:07:31 AM] Coil: Coil then goes to find Stella.

[4/17/2013 12:08:19 AM] Josie: When he hits the chime button outside her cabin it takes a moment for her to open the door.

[4/17/2013 12:09:02 AM] Josie: When she does it becomes fairly apparent why--she's a little bit dishevelled. Makeup-free, hair sticking out in weird ways all over, and wearing a robe, blinking in the light of the hallway. "... yes?"

[4/17/2013 12:09:14 AM] Coil: Sorry, did I wake you?

[4/17/2013 12:09:33 AM] Coil: ((What color is her hair?)

[4/17/2013 12:09:53 AM] Josie: Golden blonde, just like the slug's. They're twins.

[4/17/2013 12:10:07 AM] Coil: ((Yeah, I just couldn't remember.))

[4/17/2013 12:10:09 AM] Josie: In fact, Irene's eyes have resumed their more ordinary blue-green color, so they're indistinguishable now.

[4/17/2013 12:10:44 AM] Josie: Stella: Yes, but it's all right, it's probably time to get up anyway. Come in.

[4/17/2013 12:10:46 AM] Josie: She moves aside.

[4/17/2013 12:11:17 AM] Coil: Coil steps in.  "We're at Torric now.  Resini is off the ship."

[4/17/2013 12:12:12 AM] Josie: The door closes automatically behind him.

[4/17/2013 12:12:20 AM] Josie: Stella: Good. He was obnoxious.

[4/17/2013 12:12:35 AM] Coil: Smelly, too.  Apparently had some pheromone augmentation.

[4/17/2013 12:13:03 AM] Josie: Stella: ... that borders on the illegal.

[4/17/2013 12:14:27 AM] Coil: I thought as much.

[4/17/2013 12:14:38 AM] Josie: Stella: It's certainly repulsive.

[4/17/2013 12:14:54 AM] Josie: Stella: Have a seat, if you want.

[4/17/2013 12:15:13 AM] Coil: Makes sense, though, outside of physiological manipulation, I have no idea how a guy like that could even *be* a womanizer.

[4/17/2013 12:15:29 AM] Coil: Coil has a seat.  "Quarters to your liking?

[4/17/2013 12:16:27 AM] Josie: There's a chair and a bed. Whichever one he takes she sits on the other one.

[4/17/2013 12:16:36 AM] Coil: He'll sit on the chair.

[4/17/2013 12:16:39 AM] Josie: Stella: Comfortable enough. I'm used to more space.

[4/17/2013 12:17:26 AM] Coil: Space is at a bit of a premium for crew, unfortunately.

[4/17/2013 12:17:38 AM] Coil: Chances are we'll be here for awhile.  We need to get repaired and refit.

[4/17/2013 12:17:55 AM] Josie: Stella: Oh. Any tasks for me?

[4/17/2013 12:18:40 AM] Coil: No, just thought I'd let you know.

[4/17/2013 12:19:14 AM] Josie: Stella: Why?

[4/17/2013 12:19:45 AM] Coil: In case there was something you needed or wanted while we're here.

[4/17/2013 12:20:36 AM] Josie: She raises her eyebrows.

[4/17/2013 12:22:09 AM] Coil: You know, supplies and whatnot?

[4/17/2013 12:23:06 AM] Josie: Stella: Should I need supplies?

[4/17/2013 12:23:27 AM] Coil: I don't know.  Do you have any dietary restrictions?

[4/17/2013 12:25:07 AM] Josie: Stella: I only eat fresh fish, and they have to be caught at 4 a.m. in a lagoon by moonlight.

[4/17/2013 12:25:17 AM] Coil: So that would be a no?

[4/17/2013 12:25:29 AM] Josie: She smiles. "That would be a no."

[4/17/2013 12:25:46 AM] Coil: Good.  We only have a bay, not a lagoon.

[4/17/2013 12:26:03 AM] Josie: Stella: And it's a cargo bay, too.

[4/17/2013 12:26:25 AM] Coil: Coil nods, and stands.

[4/17/2013 12:27:26 AM] Coil: Just thought I'd let you know.

[4/17/2013 12:27:45 AM] Josie: Stella: What else did you want to ask?

[4/17/2013 12:28:22 AM] Coil: I had some weird dreams.  Does your telepathy... go off when you're asleep?

[4/17/2013 12:29:16 AM] Josie: Stella goes a little bit still. "... what kind of dreams?"

[4/17/2013 12:29:28 AM] Coil: ...they weren't... unpleasant.

[4/17/2013 12:30:59 AM] Josie: She blushes a little bit; with her coloring it's very very obvious.

[4/17/2013 12:34:15 AM] Coil: ... maybe it was just my imagination.

[4/17/2013 12:35:32 AM] Josie: Stella: ... what kind of dreams?

[4/17/2013 12:36:14 AM] Coil: Well, I dreamt there was a woman in bed with me who disappeared whenever I turned the lights on.

[4/17/2013 12:38:15 AM] Josie: Stella: ... I'm sorry. I'm ... sure I can suppress it if I take drugs or something.

[4/17/2013 12:38:56 AM] Coil: No... it's okay.  Maybe it was exposure to asshat's pheromones?

[4/17/2013 12:39:36 AM] Josie: Stella: I doubt it. I don't think I was exposed to any.

[4/17/2013 12:40:53 AM] Coil: Coil shrugs.  "Well.  It wasn't unpleasant."

[4/17/2013 12:41:50 AM] Josie: Stella: And yet.

[4/17/2013 12:42:32 AM] Coil: ... I don't think it was a dream.

[4/17/2013 12:42:45 AM] Josie: Stella: What do you mean?

[4/17/2013 12:42:53 AM] Coil: Maybe you were projecting yourself somehow?

[4/17/2013 12:43:39 AM] Josie: Stella: If you're suggesting it was on purpose...

[4/17/2013 12:44:07 AM] Coil: Oh, no, I wasn't.

[4/17/2013 12:45:14 AM] Josie: Stella: Good. I can drug myself to suppress it.

[4/17/2013 12:46:05 AM] Coil: It was just unexpected, is all.  You don't have to drug yourself unless you feel you need to.

[4/17/2013 12:47:04 AM] Coil: Has this happened to you before?

[4/17/2013 12:47:33 AM] Josie: Stella: ... no. Usually I don't dream of anything real.

[4/17/2013 12:49:45 AM] Josie: Stella: ... or good.

[4/17/2013 12:50:02 AM] Coil: did they make you telepathic?

[4/17/2013 12:51:09 AM] Josie: Stella: Multiple brain surgeries over a long period of time, as well as chemical treatments.

[4/17/2013 12:52:04 AM] Coil: ...why?

[4/17/2013 12:52:19 AM] Josie: Stella: Pardon?

[4/17/2013 12:52:41 AM] Coil: Why did you agree to it?

[4/17/2013 12:53:24 AM] Josie: Stella: ... I could tell you it was to help the Coalition, and it was, a little bit, but...

[4/17/2013 12:54:21 AM] Josie: Stella: I suppose I wanted to feel special.

[4/17/2013 12:54:45 AM] Coil: Coil nods.

[4/17/2013 12:55:43 AM] Josie: Stella: Irene is difficult in that way.

[4/17/2013 12:55:59 AM] Coil: What do you mean?

[4/17/2013 12:56:57 AM] Josie: Stella: She's so successful. And her work is important.

[4/17/2013 12:58:27 AM] Coil: I see.  You wanted to be special too.

[4/17/2013 12:58:49 AM] Josie: Stella: Not very mature, was it?

[4/17/2013 1:00:38 AM] Coil: Maybe not.

[4/17/2013 1:01:14 AM] Josie: Stella: I wish I could take it back.

[4/17/2013 1:01:35 AM] Coil: Why?  It's done.

[4/17/2013 1:02:31 AM] Josie: Stella: There are some kinds of special it's not good to be.

[4/17/2013 1:03:48 AM] Coil: Coil frowns.

[4/17/2013 1:04:12 AM] Josie: Stella: You don't agree?

[4/17/2013 1:04:44 AM] Coil: No.  I wouldn't want to be telepathic either.

[4/17/2013 1:06:14 AM] Josie: Stella: What did you dream?

[4/17/2013 1:06:43 AM] Coil: I don't remember my dreams, usually.  Probably for the best.

[4/17/2013 1:08:19 AM] Josie: Stella: But this time you did. What... how much... did you see?

[4/17/2013 1:08:58 AM] Coil: Like I said, I don't think it was a dream.  I just felt someone on the bed beside me.  A female someone.

[4/17/2013 1:09:50 AM] Josie: Stella: On the bed beside you. And that was all?

[4/17/2013 1:09:59 AM] Coil: She was... affectionate.

[4/17/2013 1:11:29 AM] Josie: Stella reddens again. "How... affectionate?"

[4/17/2013 1:11:52 AM] Coil: I was more concerned about where she came from, though.  When I turned the light on, she was gone.

[4/17/2013 1:12:01 AM] Coil: She was... cuddly.

[4/17/2013 1:13:31 AM] Josie: Stella: Cuddly. And that's all?

[4/17/2013 1:14:35 AM] Coil: That was all.

[4/17/2013 1:15:47 AM] Josie: Stella: ... oh.

[4/17/2013 1:16:12 AM] Coil: She kissed my neck.  I might have groped her while I was trying to figure out what was going on.

[4/17/2013 1:16:51 AM] Josie: Stella: ... I remember that part.

[4/17/2013 1:17:18 AM] Coil: ..oh.  Sorry.

[4/17/2013 1:18:08 AM] Josie: Stella: There was more.

[4/17/2013 1:18:57 AM] Coil: THat was as far as I got before I turned the lights on and left my room.

[4/17/2013 1:19:49 AM] Josie: Stella: You missed the good parts, then.

[4/17/2013 1:20:27 AM] Coil: Oh?

[4/17/2013 1:21:27 AM] Coil: Coil raises an eyebrow.

[4/17/2013 1:21:42 AM] Josie: She steps forward and kisses him, deeply.

[4/17/2013 1:22:04 AM] Coil: Coil returns the kiss!

[4/17/2013 1:22:10 AM] Coil: ...that... was pretty good.

[4/17/2013 1:25:48 AM] Josie: She smiles. "You don't *have* to be asleep, you know."

[4/17/2013 1:29:52 AM] Coil: ((gaaaaaaaaah, stupid digestive system I hate it I hate it.

[4/17/2013 1:30:13 AM] Josie: ((I hate your digestive system too!))

[4/17/2013 1:31:16 AM] Coil: I suppose I don't.

[4/17/2013 1:31:19 AM] Coil: Coil smiles.

[4/17/2013 1:32:33 AM] Josie: She kisses him on the neck. It feels very familiar!

[4/17/2013 1:33:31 AM] Coil: Also, my mystery guest whispered.  I asked who it was and she said 'no one'.

[4/17/2013 1:35:12 AM] Josie: Stella: I'm not no one, am I?

[4/17/2013 1:35:28 AM] Coil: Not at all.  YOu're definitely someone.

[4/17/2013 1:37:54 AM] Josie: Stella kisses him again.

[4/17/2013 1:41:02 AM] Coil: He kisses her back again!

[4/17/2013 1:42:49 AM] Josie: Stella: Should I come back tonight?

[4/17/2013 1:44:17 AM] Coil: In the flesh would be nice.

[4/17/2013 1:45:42 AM] Josie: Stella: ... I'll think about it.

[4/17/2013 1:46:10 AM] Coil: Coil smiles.  "All right.  I have to go talk to some people about some repairs."

[4/17/2013 1:47:00 AM] Josie: Stella: And I need to wash up. Later.

[4/17/2013 1:47:14 AM] Coil: Coil nods, and leaves her room!