Nice to meet You One thing Jhu'Rhiana had noticed about the attack shuttle, on the away mission to the Elder Base, was that it seemed a nano-second off on helm response. This annoyed her. She decided to recalibrate the controls. Stopping in main engineering, she borrowed a recalibration druusinn (scanner) from Daise-paectum (chief engineer) Telok. She walked out of engineering, paying more attention to the druusinn, than to where she was going and almost ran into the woman entering engineering. T'Shana stumbled back, looking at the slender Romulan with a less than pleased expression. The young officer had a pretty face, strong Romulan features, and the typical short haircut. "Is there a fire anywhere?", she bounced off the door frame, steadying herself. Jhu'Rhiana was about to apologize for her clumsiness, but the woman's question caught her off-guard. "If there were," she remarked, matter of factly, "the automated fire suppression systems should be sufficient to handle such." T'Shana was about ready to throw some unkind words at her, but the woman's remark made her smirk instead. "You Ro..Rihannsu are just too much... it's an expression that conveys the idea that someone is in a rush AS IF there was a fire." Jhu'Rhiana's eyebrow shot up. "Why did you not just ask if I was rushing off somewhere?" "Because it's more fun to make a quip, you know...," T'Shana grinned, "Banter... you do know how to banter, right?" "I do not believe so," Jhu'Rhiana said. "It seems a waste of words." Again, T'Shana had to chuckle. "But it's how you establish friendly connections to other people. Especially between opposite genders... though that would go more into flirting than banter," she winked. Straightening her uniform dress, she stuck her hand out. "I'm Doctor T'Shana cha'AAnikh. Nice to meet you...." Jhu'Rhiana took T'Shana's hand tentatively. "I am Arrain Jhu'Rhiana." She suddenly remembered T'Shana from the repair shuttle. She also looked at T'Shana's 'uniform'. "Where do you serve? I do not recognize that uniform?" T'Shana flashed her a bright smile. "I was just assigned to Engineering," she motioned to the room, in which they were standing. "And the uniform," she grinned, getting a conspiratorial tone in her voice, "Well, let's just say, I don't care much for wearing pants," she winked again, "I prefer the female version of uniforms." "I was not aware there was a female version to the uniform." "There wasn't," T'Shana grinned sheepishly. "I designed it with the computer's help." She spun around one full turn, a proud expression on her face, "Like it?" As T'Shana spun, Jhu'Rhiana took it all in. "While it is attractive, I do not see the practicality of such an ensemble. Especially while working in engineering." "Ohhh... but you would if you would try it," T'Shana winked again. "You wouldn't believe how much attention you'd be showered with... by the male crew." Jhu'Rhiana's gaze shot to T'Shana's face as if she had just grown another nose. "I am in the Galae to serve my Empire, not to .... distract the male crew." T'Shana pursed her lips, nodding. "I see. Well, I love my work as well, but there's no reason to not enjoy the company of my fellow officers, while I'm doing my job. Or them enjoying my company," she smiled, "You want to tell me that you never wished any of the male crew to show some... interest in you?" The image of one certain male officer shot into Jhu'Rhiana's head. "There is one, but I would not want to distract him while we were on duty." "Ahhh...," T'Shana's eyes twinkled. "Well... you have a very pretty face," she looked the young woman up and down again, "I'm sure you would look great in a dress. Perhaps... we could get you together with that certain person... off duty," she grinned mischievously. "What department are you in?" "I am in flight control," Jhu'Rhiana said. The color of her uniform should have told T'Shana something as to her assignment, but she was new. "I am a pilot." "Nice. Men like women that can handle a stick and have a good aim," T'Shana grinned. "And your.... interest? What department is he?" Jhu'Rhiana thought quickly. She really didn't want to reveal her interest in Svonn. She tried to remember if there were any other Rihannsu in sciences. "I.... would rather not say," she finally admitted. She had no idea who was in the science department other than Svonn, and Dhivael. "Oh," T'Shana nodded with a light smirk, "Well, suit it yourself. If you want me to help you, I'll be around," she began to walk further into Main Engineering, "But I better report for duty now. See you around, Jhu'Rhiana." Jhu'Rhiana watched T'Shana walk past her. "It was nice to meet you, also." She thought to herself that this woman was going to be trouble. Every part of Jhu'Rhiana's sensibilities said to stay away, but ..... she liked her. Jointly logged by: Arrain Jhu'Rhiana NPC Helm officer, played by Noah Fyrstk Erei'Arrain (Dr.) T'Shana cha'AAnikh Engineer "Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use."