Previous Next

Make it... more real!

Posted on Mon Apr 27th, 2020 @ 6:47pm by Captain Aurther Winters

Mission: From the Sidelines
Location: U.S.S. Chuck Norris
Timeline: Current

OFF: I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope to see where this plot goes with other people!

ON: (U.S.S. Chuck Norris - Bridge)

"CUUUUUUUUUUUUT!" a voice boomed through the bridge, causing some bridge officers to jump a little in their seats. Eyes turned and saw Captain spice with one hand on his hand, a little red in the face and sighing. "Are you kidding me right now?". The bridge was still silent as everyone looked at one another, trying to make heads or tails out of what the man was yelling about. Finally it became apparent that the Captain was focused only on the Winters who had sat down in the command chair and was reading through a PADD. Completely unaware that all eyes were starting to train on him, the subtle sound of someone clearing their throat brought up Winters attention to Spice. The two men locked eyes with each other, as Aurther then scanned the room. He placed the PADD down, shifted in his chair and adjusted his uniform before his mouth opened slightly and shut. It appeared that he was about to out his first thought, but held it back. Finally after a few more tense moments he did speak.

"Yes?" his voice cut through the room.

"Where do I start! Commander, I thought we talked about this earlier."

"We talked about a lot of things earlier." Aurther again adjust in his chair, "To which thing are you specifically referring to?

"Your hair for starters, I told you to do it the right way."

"Right..." Aurther amused before gesturing if there was more.

"And you ruined this scene. Without a doubt with that entrance!" Spice sniped back.

"The hell? How did my entrance... ruin... the scene?" Aurther was confused as he looked back at the door and then to the chair.

"The way you walked in! You just walked in. Walking. Where was the sense of urgency, the mystery. What was going through your mind. You didn't ask anyone for a report or a status report, or a report on the reports." Aurther held up the PADD and tapped on it, indicating everything that he needed to know was on it. "Well I KNOW that, but our audience won't."

"Can't you just do a voice over." Winters sighed out.

"NO, this is reality. Everything needs to look and be as real as possible."

"This doesn't feel too real to me right now."

"REAL ENOUGH" Spice shouted back before one of his staff ran over with a drink for him, which he quickly chugged back before regaining his composure. "Now... let's take it from the top, and do it again. This time, be more natural."

"I was extremely natural the first time."

Spice's eyes narrowed, "Then try to be even...more... natural."

"Commander" A different voice now entered the back and forth between Winters and Spice.

"Yes Collier, what is it?"

"I just thought you should know we are 6 hours away from our destination at Raython IV"

"Understood." Winters acknowledged, noting that this information seem to give Spice a level of happiness. "Notify all department heads."

"Aye sir." 2nd Lt. Collier moved to follow his orders.

Winters turned back and faced Spice. "Was there anything else?"

"How do you feel about making your internal monologue external?"

"How would you feel about an adult Targ hitting you in the chest at full speed?"

Spice was taken back by the question for a second before answering hesitantly, "Not...good?"

"Perfect, then we have an understanding." Aurther leaned back in his chair, picked up his PADD and went back to reviewing it.


Commander Aurther Winters
First Officer
U.S.S. Chuck Norris


Previous Next