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axmods. ([personal profile] ataraxites) wrote in [community profile] ataraxionlogs2014-04-07 10:04 pm

thirtieth jump;

CHARACTERS: Any and all.
LOCATION: Gravity Couches and beyond.
WARNINGS: Maybe some swearing, or even some violence, and more than likely some implied (and possibly explicit) nakedness.
SUMMARY: Another month, another jump, another round of new faces.
NOTES: If this isn't your first jump, you might notice that something's different: You wake to a strange sense of silence. For once, it feels like you're truly alone. There's no sense of being watched, no lingering impressions other than those that come naturally. Instead it's just the rush of the blue fluid and the sounds of your fellow passengers as they're released from the pods.

All characters who entered Engineering during February's plot will continue to suffer more extreme side effects from the jump, same as last month.


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You wake up in darkness.


There's a breathing tube jammed down your trachea, and you're suspended in a tube of clear blue fluid. Upon registering your level of consciousness, the gravity couch drains the fluid surrounding you and retracts the breathing apparatus; the doors in front of you open, and you're deposited on the floor of a stark, sterile medical bay.

You are not alone.

There are others who have come before you, others who are awakening beside you. Some may be familiar to you, perhaps even friends. Others have much less amiable plans. Some are merely alien and inexplicable, but there are always those who might mean you harm.

After you catch your breath and your vision returns, you notice a number on the inside of your forearm. Maybe it's a familiar number. Maybe it means something. Maybe it's just a number. But the number—completely unique to you—is a tattoo, and it does not come off.

If you enter the room adjacent to the medbay, you will find a small locker with your number on it, surrounded by rows upon rows of identical lockers. Inside, you will find a few of your personal items, a communications device, and a ship's uniform in your exact size. The comms device is fully powered and connects directly to the ship's network; it's your only means of communication beyond physical conversation. Upon turning the device on, a neutral, automated voice will say, "Please take the blue lift to the passenger quarters." Any other attempts at communicating with the rest of the network are met only with static.

This is your welcome party.
dino_zarf: (Owie!)

[personal profile] dino_zarf 2014-04-09 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Wash was also slow through the whole post-jump routine. And needs a moment leaning against the locker.]

Okay. It's official. It's old.

[So much for it being a one off thing]
reticencies: (pic#2239736)

[personal profile] reticencies 2014-04-09 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
[it takes her a moment before she turns to look in his direction] Yeah, it really is.

I should have known better than to think it was a temporary thing last month.
dino_zarf: (Owie!)

[personal profile] dino_zarf 2014-04-10 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Wash is a worrier, but he does usually at least give optimism a go. Still, he can't say he entirely didn't see this coming.]

Wish we knew what it was about that place that even caused this. 'Sides the general creepifyingness.
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[personal profile] reticencies 2014-04-13 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, me too. It's hard to tell with this place what it could be.
dino_zarf: (Owie!)

[personal profile] dino_zarf 2014-04-14 04:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Wash needs a moment against the locker before continuing]

Obvious answer is that we were poisoned. But just radiation shouldn't be like this.
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[personal profile] reticencies 2014-04-15 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Well whatever it was— hopefully we're able to figure out some sort of cure for it.
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[personal profile] dino_zarf 2014-04-16 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
Simon's a good doc. Right clever fellow.

[Just.. don't ask him to talk to girls he likes]

Bound to figure it out eventually.
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[personal profile] reticencies 2014-04-16 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
Ah— he's one of the doctors in medical, right?
Edited 2014-04-16 05:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] dino_zarf 2014-04-17 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
[Wash does at least remember that nodding after a jump is now a poor life choice]

Yeah. He's from my crew back home. Top 3% of his class.
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[personal profile] reticencies 2014-04-18 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
[she just nods as well] Ah, well here's hoping that we'll find out something sooner rather than later.
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[personal profile] dino_zarf 2014-04-21 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
For the sake of the floors, if nothing else.

[Not going to vomit, not going to vomit, dammit, not going to vomit]
reticencies: (pic#2239891)

[personal profile] reticencies 2014-04-22 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, definitely that too.