Posted on Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 4:32pm by Lieutenant Haru Hernandez & Lieutenant Alex Kingsley & Lieutenant JG Adrianna Eberhardt
Operation: Peace or P'Jem
Location: USS Standing Bear | Eyelaya's Quarters
Timeline: 2394 -- Before all the fun started LOL
OOC: Apologies this was a back post shortly after Adi left for Ekos.
Eyelaya ran around setting up a few things for the group that would be here. Soon enough they would arrive and they would be working on helping Adrianna plan her wedding. Eyelaya had planned nothing like this and she was looking forward to it. They would be working together to make Adi’s day special. She couldn’t wait.
There was something special about love and she was more then happy for her friend. She was excited and she couldn’t wait to see that the final day would turn out like. She looked at the time. There was half an hour to go! Her excitement began to build.
Almost half an hour later than planned, Lieutenant Kingsley touched the keypad to ring the chime within Chief Eyelaya’s quarters. As the door opened, she stepped inside, her apology dying on her lips as a glass was thrust into her hand. She recognised the contents immediately- grappa. She may well not see tomorrow...
Adrianna had left a few notes, the main had been: 'to plan an Italian wedding, you must first be an Italian. Here's a fresh bottle of grappa.'
Eyelaya welcomed Alex. "Hello!" She thrust the drink in her hand. "We're just waiting on Haru and we'll be ready to begin."
“Sounds good,” Alex smiled as she took a sip, “hopefully you are more organised than I am.”
Eyelaya laughed. "I'm dating Grol, I have to be organized or he has panic attacks."
“Sounds like Grol,” Alex observed as she took another drink.
The door chimed and Haru entered when Eyelaya called. He looked from one to the other. "Hello there."
“Hey Haru,” Alex grinned, “some grappa?”
He smiled, "Nope, I’m good. How goes the diet?"
“Erm... it goes. Mostly. Okay I admit, hot chocolate has been had...” she admitted.
He laughed. "That's alright. Understandable."
Eyelaya who'd been chatty now seemed to be quiet. She sat down and started reviewing the PaDD that had the wedding list.
Adrianna had been clear in her likes and dislikes. She felt bad that she didn't know what she actually wanted. For her, it wasn't tradition. Ade had looked over a few things before she'd left though and had a few ideas. On the list, at the bottom, she wrote the following:
Firstly, thank you all for volunteering. I know that I could depend on you all to put stuff aside to work together to help me. I'm sorry I'm not there, but I just appreciate everything.
I've had a quick look at what could be on offer, and honestly, I still don't have a clue. That said, perhaps I can offer some insight into us. As you know, I'm Italian, and a traditional one at that (mostly). Leopold is Ekosian, though perhaps does not wish for that to be highlighted. Our most memorable date was on Ba'ku. So, think nature and back to basics.
We have both grown whilst on board, as people. The ship is very much our family and we would like to highlight that.
Oh, just one thing-- nothing pink and make sure you have plenty of alcohol.
Love you all,
Eyelaya shared the note with it all present. "So..." she laughed. "Not much to go on. So where do we start?"
“I guess first thing is, do they want the wedding here, on the ship?” Alex pointed out, “if so, we need to work with those limitations. Either way I was thinking of maybe somewhere with lush gardens, quite isolated so it is peaceful and secluded. That way she can hopefully relax and enjoy her big day.”
"Holodeck! Perfect." Eyelaya said. "How about you be in charge of giving her some setting options to choose from?"
“I can do that,” Alex nodded.
Eyelaya smiled. "Excellent. Haru...would you like to try for food and cooking in general."
He just gave a nod.
Eyelaya sighed. "How long will you keep shutting me out?"
"However long it takes for you to stop meddling between me and Maximus."
“Meddling? Like Scooby Doo kinda meddling?” Alex asked as she looked between them.
Haru wheeled himself to the window. Eyelaya sighed. "He thinks I'm trying to convince Mac to leave him."
"I do not think I know." He simply said without turning. "Now enough of this. We will focus on the wedding." He wheeled back. "I will take the food."
Eyelaya sighed. "I guess decoration and guest list is up to me. I can talk to the Captain about officiating too."
“Alright,” Alex nodded. “Shall we meet again in a few days to share ideas?”
He gave a nod. "Sounds good."
Eyelaya smiled. "Works for me! Oh! What about the dress do we know if she had a dress?"
Haru spoke up. "She does not but perhaps we can help her by giving her some options."
"Oh, I know. I can create a program where she can see herself in different dresses. I can have it ready by the time she comes home."
“Sounds good. A dress is far too personal and special for anyone else to pick out for her,” Alex pointed out.
"We should have some brides made dresses....um if she wants them. I don't know rules but I gather that they must be horrible and ugly as the bride's maids must be worse dressed then the bride. Did I get that right?"
Haru smiled at that, the first time since he'd gotten here.
"Kinda true," Alex admitted before grinning mischievously, "but I look hot in anything."
Haru laughed. "Only you Alex." He shook his head. "Alright so we have a basic plan. We'll need to communicate it all to Adrianna when she is back for final decisions."
“In that case all that’s left is to drink the grappa,” Alex surmised. “It would be rude not to.”
Haru raised an eyebrow. "I'll pass on the Grappa the last time Mac had it he was down and out for a day."
Alex coughed but it didn’t completely hide the “wimp” comment that she uttered. “More for us!” She told Eyelaya.
Eyelaya laughed. "How about pineapple juice for you?"
Haru gave a nod. "That's fine,” He was civil but withdrawn.
“Pineapples are evil,” Alex declares as she drained her glass and poured another.
Haru laughed. "Careful. Don't let your husband hear you say that. That's his favourite fruit."
“It’s not mine,” Alex grinned.
Haru saluted her with the pineapple juice. "So does anyone know about her main squeeze, is he a good man?"
The rest of the night was spent talking and planning. As the evening went on Eyelaya was happy to see that Haru had seemed to relax a little and at least, when it came to Adi's wedding, they were able to have a good conversation. When everyone had parted Eyelaya cleaned her quarters and settled in with a good book. She was fairly certain that the wedding was going to be a great success.
In truth Eyelaya couldn't wait for Adi to get back so they could present her with the ideas.