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Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:04:07 PM »
< Boros - Later The Gryphon with @Stanley Decker  / @arkhos  >

It was his first time off world and Weasel was practically jumping from foot to foot in excitement! It had been a massive gamble running from his job with Syrius but the young mechanic had always known he was destined to be... out there. Boros was not exactly what he'd had in mind, the risk of being caught up in another job in a garage was pretty high so he'd used what little money he had left to look more like a tourist. So he scouted the ships every day, looking for something that would fit. It wasn't just the ship, he could work on any engine and be happy, he wanted to have a boss who would be more fun, someone who treated him more like family. If Weasel was to commit to something this serious then he wanted it to be a better working environment than the one he had fled on Albion.

Walking up and down the docks he smiled and waved at folks, turned down offers for transport and chewed on a piece of bread that was closer to stale than fresh. He was running out of credits and he was starting to fear that he was being too picky. Weasel could not afford to have such a narrow view for much longer and he was feeling a little despondent when he finished yet another day without any joy. Since he had no money for a room he nursed a glass of beer in a tavern close to the docks, keeping his head down and trying not to draw attention. Of course that would have been excellent if not for the fact that Weasel loved to tinker, and this night he was tinkering with his favourite bot, Jengu.

The mechanic was a little distracted by a woman and her breasts passing by his table when he leaned on the stick and pushed it up, making Jengu dip and dive at the head of a rather angry looking fellow! The disc of Jengu hit the guy in the head, knocking him into another man, the first spilling his jug of beer all over man number two! Weasel swiftly called Jengu back to his table and stashed the bot in his backpack, but he was frozen to his little booth, the guys were between him and the door!
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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 02:46:20 AM »

The stop on Boros wasn't all that bad, despite these military punks being stuck-up and arrogant. Still, there were some 'civvies' about, and the bar didn't have a HUGE Alliance soldier presence, which was a 'good thing' in Gavin's eyes. The merc wasn't keen on Alliance-types, but as long as they stayed out of his way, he didn't go looking for any trouble from them, either.

The watering-hole was better than nothing, and the best part was, there were only a few military grunts making a lot of noise in the back corner. Good for them. As long as they stayed back there, so much the better. He nursed his second beer, even though it tasted like a mix of water and warm... something, something-not-beer. But, it gave him the slight buzz he was looking for, and the scenery wasn't half-bad, either. Another good looking gal walked by, and she had a sizable rack, long legs, and a pretty smile she tossed his way, to boot. Gavin smiled – maybe for a few credits he'd get lucky...

His attention was drawn over toward the bar, and he turned his head to see one guy lurch suddenly into another. Some sort of small... contraption... was zipping back to some kid at a table by himself, who stuffed it into a bag and then quickly sat back and tried to look innocent. Only, the two guys who seemed upset by this didn't appear to be the forgiving type.

Two against one, and the kid all alone at the table didn't look like he could beat his way out of a wet paper-bag. To Gavin, that didn't seem quite fair, and smiling to himself, he downed the rest of his beer, slamming the empty mug back on the table as he rose to his feet and made his way toward the table where the kid was sitting....

The two guys whom Weasel had 'interrupted', began to walk toward where he was sitting by himself. They didn't seem to be too happy about what had just happened. When they came to a stop – one on each side of him – the bigger one, who happened to be the guy wearing most of the other guy's beer, spoke up with a deep, gruff voice.

“Hey, pip-squeak! Your toy made my friend here spill his beer on me. You owe my friend a beer – and you owe ME an apology,” the guy demanded. Both men looked very well-built – and itching for a fight. The second man kept eyeballing Weasel's pack, curious what else was inside it, along with the 'thing' that had caused him to spill his beer in the first place.

”Maybe as an 'apology', you'll fork over that piece of junk in your back pack. Maybe we can sell it for scrap and buy a few beers that way,” he said, chuckling ominously as he spoke.

”Fellas, fellas, fellas! Let's just calm down here a bit... it was just one spilled beer. No blood, no harm. No need to be such pussies about it,” a third guy said, a newcomer, walking up beside the bigger of the two guys. He was almost as big as the bigger of the two grunts that accosted Weasel, with black, spiky hair, dark eyes, and a bit of a wild look about him.

Both men turned their attention from Weasel to the new guy – Gavin. The two men scowled, obviously not happy to be called the name that Gavin had given them.

”And just who the fuck are you?” the bigger guy asked.

Gavin smiled politely, raising a brow. ”Who, me? I'm just the guy's brother, that's all,” Gavin said, nodding toward Weasel. ”So if you have a problem with him... well then you've got a problem with me...

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 08:51:21 AM »
"Ohshit..." Weasel mumbled as the two guys came lumbering towards him. He feared they were also a little drunk already, which would only make things worse! Clutching his backpack to his chest tightly he did not try to escape, there was no other way out anyways, so he had no choice but to shrink back into the booth. He said nothing as they stood by him, looming over him, scaring the shit out of him!

As they spoke Weasel tried not to tremble, he wasn't a coward was he?! At least he saw himself as being able to be bold, how else did he invent the gadgets he invented. Trying to smile at them when they mentioned drinks he delved into his pockets and tried to find some credits, but he knew even before he started searching that he'd not have enough to buy even a single drink. He was about to tell them as much and apologise when they spoke of taking Jengu from him! That was enough to make Weasel far more defensive and he clutched his back tighter to him, shaking his head vehemently.

When he opened his mouth to protest a third man joined them at his table, but this one seemingly coming to his aid. The mechanic burst out laughing when he called the other two "pussies" and he reacted to being called a brother by standing and putting his arm around Gavin companionably. Their height difference meant that he practically had his arm around the other man's waist but he still looked like a protected younger brother.

"Bye then." Weasel answered, finally, and waved, smirking. He had not expected to get out of this without a beating so he was immensely grateful for the help.

"So, brother, shall we return to the um... ship?" Weasel just wanted to get out of there and he had no idea if this dude had a ship or not! If he had then maybe, just maybe, he needed a mechanic? Or maybe he knew someone who did? It was a lot of maybes, but Weasel was a positive person, he always assumed the best!

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 04:33:05 PM »
Gavin did give Daniel a cursory glance, trying to gauge if the young man would be much help in a fight. Instead, it looked like the kid was gonna piss himself... which didn't stop Gavin from making his approach and talk to the two goons. He'd been outnumbered before, and he certainly wasn't going to let that stop him now.

As Gavin spoke to the two ruffians, Daniel moved over and tried to act 'brotherly' to him. For the moment, Gavin let him, simply acting like it was all true. The other two guys, though, seemed to look and stare at the two of them, sizing them up, weighing in their minds how the fight would go, if one broke out. Daniel wished the two cronies goodbye, and then asked Gavin if they should return to the ship.

With a sigh, one of the goons nodded. "Alright, then... we'll let you off easy this time... but -NEXT- time, pip-squeak...," the first guy said, pointing a finger at Daniel. The other guy with him just scowled and followed the first, and after a long, tense momentary pause where someone COULD have thrown a punch, the two men walked slowly away, as if trying to decide whether to fight it out anyway.

With the two goons gone, Gavin turned his eyes toward Daniel. "You can start thanking me by buying me a drink," he said, moving to take a seat at the table Daniel had just been seated at. "And how did you know I had a ship?" he asked, turning his head and raising a hand to flag down a waitress to get the drink he thought Daniel owed him.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 01:06:52 PM »
Relieved to see the goons go away he was perfectly willing to use the rest of his credits to buy this guy a drink, since he'd probably just saved Weasel's life! Eagerly he waved down the buxom waitress and then asked her to get whatever Gavin wanted - within reason. He showed her his credits and then she listed which drinks cost the amount of credits Weasel had, so Gavin would know how high he could go - which was not very high! When she was gone Weasel answered his question while munching on some nuts he'd swiped from another table earlier.

"I had no idea, I just thought if they thought we were part of a ship they'd not take any stupid risks. Considering how moronic they were it probably didn't matter but..." Weasel shrugged and then offered Gavin some nuts. "So you do have a ship then?" Weasel asked, excitedly. He was obviously a little hyper, whether that was nerves or his natural state of being Gavin had no way of knowing, but it would have been a fair guess to assume it was how Weasel was most of the time. Oh, he had a steady hand as a mechanic, of course he did, but that did not mean whenever he was not doing engineering he was anything other than hyperactive. It was what got him into trouble most of the time.

While waiting for Gavin's answer and having pushed the little bowl of nuts between them he started tinkering on another piece of tech, a little gadget that had no obvious purpose. It was what Weasel did when he needed to put his hands to work to stop him touching things or doing things that were annoying or unwise. So he used a tool he'd made (that was actually several tools in one, including soldering and other tasks not usually known for their "portable" nature, and with good reason!) to fiddle with the gadget, his gaze flicking between his new (old) task and Gavin.
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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 02:40:02 AM »
The young man Gav had come to the aid of seemed all too happy to order a drink for him. It was the least he could do, Gavin figured, since it looked like the guy was gonna get his ass handed to him by the two big goons. Of course, maybe the little guy was a lot meaner than he looked – maybe he was one of them ninjas from Sihon or something and would have taken care of the two guys without any trouble. Of course, that didn't matter now. The two guys had gotten a little antsy when it looked like a more even fight, and that was enough to send them packing. Seems that no one wanted to go home tonight with a busted face, broken nose, or loose teeth over a bit of spilled beer.

Gavin gave the waitress – nice rack and all – a long, suggestive glance as she came and took Daniel's order. After she was gone, Gavin turned his gaze back toward his new 'friend' as he admitted that he didn't know Gaving had a ship at all – it had just been a guess. The kid's reasoning was sound – make it sound like they were part of a ship's crew, which meant -family- in most circles – and the two guys might have been worried they'd face retribution in the form of a ten-on-two beatdown sometime in the near future. It was a gamble, but one that the kid had taken, which showed that he had some cajones.

When Weasel asked if Gav DID have a ship, Gavin chuckled softly, smiling. ”Well, I am -part- of a ship's crew, yes, but I ain't the captain. Fuck that,” he replied, sounding like he had zero interest in being a ship's captain at all. ”It's called the Gryphon, named after a mystical goat or some shit like that. But it's a merc ship of sorts, running odd-jobs – sometimes not the easy and clean ones, if you get my drift,” he said, making it sound a bit more 'dramatic' than necessary.

”The captain's name is Decker. He's a fairly good chap. Been fair to me so far. Just so happens there is an opening on the ship for a mechanic...,” he paused, reaching for some of the nuts from the bowl just as Weasel started tinkering with... some... sort of... device? Gavin's brow furrowed for a moment. ”What the heck is that thing? A toaster? he asked curiously, just as the waitress returned with a small tray with Weasel's order on it...

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 09:54:06 AM »
"This?" He waved the machine at Gavin's face then grinned. "Just some junk I am trying to make into something less junk-y." As he focused on soldering some circuits his tongue stuck out of the side of his mouth, an obvious tick that indicated concentration. When he was done he announced, "I'm also an inventor of gadgets." Weasel let Gavin have a peak into his satchel which he guessed would explain a lot. In there was Jengu, waiting for reactivation.

"They all work, but some have more use than others." His success rate for usefulness was about one in fifty, but the ones that did work well, like Jengu, were exceptional. Good enough for his old boss to steal and sell to the Alliance for what ended up being millions of credits all in all. It was tech that the Alliance did not have and what they wanted. Weasel didn't know it but Syrius had a deal with the Alliance and losing his little inventor would have Syrius in trouble - serious trouble.

"Can I meet your captain? Show him my skills?" Weasel had no idea if this Captain Decker would let him touch his engine, so he had a few things in his bag that could help demonstrate how exceptional an engineer he actually was.

When the solitary drink arrived Weasel plucked it off the tray and put it in front of Gavin. "Thanks again for the bailing out." It was only a little reward but Weasel would thank him more if he got a place of the Gryphon, especially if Gavin got him on! He'd owe the man even more if that happened!

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 02:17:00 AM »
Gavin furrowed his brow when Weasel waved the machined in front of his face. At least, Gavin -thought- it was some kind of... machine. Maybe it was just a hunk of junk that the kid carried around for 'good luck' or something. Or maybe the kid was a little wacked in the brain-pan, for all Gavin knew.  But he listened as the kid explained that he was an 'inventor', and glancing at the kid's satchel pretty much supported the kid's claim: more junk.

But as Gavin suspected, the kid certainly did want to meet the captain, bluntly asking if he could. Gavin raised a brow again, a bit surprised by the kid's enthusiasm. But if his hunch was right, and Weasel had literally nothing else here and was down on his luck – then the enthusiasm would certainly make sense.

“Well, sure... I can introduce you to him... AFTER we finish our drinks,” he said with a grin. ”No sense in hurrying and missing out on that,” he added, reaching for his glass. It was then that he noticed there was only ONE glass on the tray, and the kid was quick to grab it – and place it in front of Gavin. Was the kid THAT much down on his luck, then? As the kid handed over payment for the drink, Gavin dug in his pocket and pulled our some credits, and gently tossed them onto the waitress's serving tray. There were actually quite a few extra credits there.

”Fetch another for my friend here – and add in a bit of friendliness, too,” he said. The waitress glanced down at the credits on the tray, smirked at Gavin for a moment, then leaned over toward Weasel and gave him a gently peck of kiss on his cheek before standing up and walking away – with a  little -extra- sway in her hips - which, of course, Gavin openly gaped at until she was far enough away the view was blocked by other patrons.

”You know? I think she -likes- you...,” Gavin said as he took the glass – and immediately brought it to his lips and tilted it back, downing half its contents in a few hefty chugs before setting it back down on the table in front of him with a loud, satisfied gasp – followed by a little belch.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 11:09:23 AM »
At first Weasel was a little disappointed at being told he had to wait to meet the captain of the Gryphon but Gavin turned that around soon enough! The attention given to him by the waitress had the young man entirely distracted, his focus on her "assets" rather than the drink she bought him. He dimly recalled thanking her for bringing the drink and thanking Gavin for paying for it, but everything else was pretty much a blur, at least until Gavin suggested she might be into him! Weasel spat out his drink and proceeded to cough violently, the liquid having got into his lungs so shocked was he at the suggestion! No woman had shown interest before, so why would a beautiful, buxom, barmaid do so now?!

After almost collapsing from the coughing fit and taking time to recover Weasel finally managed to speak, even smiling as he did so. His voice was a little raspy because of the violent coughing but there was still mirth in his tone.

"Likes me how?" He asked, for though the suggestion had him coughing his lungs out he still wanted to know his Gavin was making a genuine observation or just fucking with him. Weasel suspected the latter since that seemed to be all anyone did with him, especially when it came to the fairer sex! Getting Weasel to believe such things usually ended in hilarity for everyone else but humiliation and sadness for the young man.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 04:46:39 AM »
Gavin smiled widely as Weasel spit out his drink (thankfully not in HIS direction) and began coughing and choking in response to Gavin's suggestion that the waitress might be 'into' him. Frankly, Gavin wasn't sure if that was true or not, but the girl HAD given Weasel a warm, friendly smile, something she didn't do for ALL the patrons, he noticed. Maybe Weasel reminded her of her little brother or something silly like that? Or... maybe she just liked younger men who didn't -try- to get in her pants every other minute?

”Whoa there, Mr. Fish! Careful there trying to inhale your drink!” Gavin said cheerfully, even reaching over to gently pat Weasel on the back, as if attempting to help him catch his breath and cough up any beer he might have unwittingly inhaled.

The kid managed to ask Gavin for a clarification about 'how' the waitress might 'like him', and Gavin shrugged. ”My friend, I am a master of women, and I know them so well I can watch them for awhile and have an idea what they are actually thinking. See, the lady appreciated your kindness, and appreciated that you didn't try to grope her like most bar partrons do, nor did you openly stare at her tits or anything like that. She likely thinks you are a gentleman. And, I think there's a good chance that if you made a move – a gentle one, like, asking her out or something – she would actually consider it!” he said, tilting back his mug to down a few swallows of his own drink.

”Trust me, my friend. Sixty percent of the time, I am right every time!” he exclaimed, and then his eyes grew wide.

”Ok! She's coming back! Here's your chance! Just... be yourself. Don't openly stare at her tits. Be -relaxed-. I'll be right here if you need help!” Gavin offered, giving Weasel a quick reassuring thumbs-up as the waitress headed back to their table...

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 08:03:57 PM »
Unfortunately Weasel being himself while trying to flirt was a bit of a train wreck! He could not help but look at her tits now Gavin had told him not too! In fact his gaze was fixed upon the buxom part of the beautiful barmaid to the degree where he simply could not look away! Weasel's eyes bulged and stayed wide even when she laughed at him and ruffled his hair. The poor lad was a little dazed, not even moving until she'd taken their mugs and left.

"Um... maybe we should go and find this captain of yours..." Weasel suggested, his face burning so red he could have lit up the room on his own! Hurrying to put all of his gear in his bag he dropped a few things, leaving some bits and bobs behind. It was these things, these very Weasel things that would be a trail for the people that knew what to look for and Weasel would certainly regret not sticking around to pick it all up!

"So...?" He asked, moving from foot to foot, clearly anxious.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 01:30:59 AM »
Gavin bit his lower lip in order to keep himself from cracking-up over Weasel's attempt to deal with the serving girl. It failed, he failed, it all failed when the young guy's eyes homed-in on the woman's generous curves. Only when she started to laugh and roughed up Weasel's hair did Gavin also let loose and laughed as well. It was hard not to - the guy's eyes were bulging like some sort of weird bug. The server took the empty mugs and left.

But then he quickly returned to the business at hand, suggesting they go find the captain. Gaving shrugged, but then narrowed his eyes a bit. "You seem to be in a big hurry, lad. You're not wanted by the authorities or anything... -ARE- you?" he asked dramatically. He would be surprised if the guy before him was a criminal, but then again, Gavin knew criminals came in all shapes and sizes. One could certainly feign to be innocent, and Weasel could be just another example of that, perhaps.

"Anyway... I know the captain left the ship with some pretty girl, so he won't be there. We could always head there, I could show you around... and then tomorrow when he's available I'm sure he'd be happy to meet you. Whaddya say to that? Go sit in the cargo hold of a ship and get a good look around at the rest of it? Orrrrrr.... wait here, and see the sights there are to see here?" Gavin asked, nodding toward another serving girl who was every bit as gorgeous as the other one Weasel had nearly lost consciousness while examining...


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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2017, 11:07:34 AM »
No, Weasel was not a criminal, however he was running from someone and that meant he was far less inclined to remain in the open. Besides, given the choice between the ship and the planet of Boros Weasel would choose the ship every time! In fact, the cargo hold sounded a lot more appealing than the women that Gavin was pointing out, Weasel was turning beet red just thinking about how much he would mess up! For he would undoubtedly make a fool of himself - again!

"Could I see the engine room, perhaps?" He asked, though he did not expect to be allowed, he'd not been hired and could be someone who might sabotage the ship, someone hired by a competitor.

"Honestly, I am not a fan of Boros." He admitted, though anyone who knew anything about people knew that almost every time some said the word "honestly" the last thing they were being was honest.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2017, 03:48:37 AM »
Gavin was taken a bit by surprise over how eager Weasel was to get to the ship – and now check out the engine room. Gavin never understood the 'love' that mechanics had for such things. To the mercemary, it was just an engine. A moving part that wasn't human. Of course it was an IMPORTANT part of any ship, but to Gavin, it was still just an engine.

Gavin gave Weasel a long look, as if trying to see through his demeanor to find out if the guy had something 'bad' planned. Afte a moment, though, Gavin nodded. ”Sure, I don't see how it could hurt just to go have a look,” he said, then smiled, ”Right after I finish this drink,” he said, raising his glass to tip it back again, more than half empty.

Draining the rest of the mug in short order, Gavin set it back down on the table and let out another large belch. Too much drink too fast, he believe. And then he glanced at Weasel as he admitted he wasn't a big fan of Boros.

”This place? No, neither I nor our captain likes it here, either. Military type are too... upright. Too rigid and too tight on 'rules' and 'regulations'. But we don't get in their way, and they don't get in ours. We're planning on leaving tomorrow, in fact, on toward our next destination – which is a secret, so don' bother asking,” he said with a sly smile.

”But if you're done, we can go have a look at the ship, if you want. Then we could come back here, if you want, and see when those two beautiful ladies get off their shifts tonight...,” he shrugged with a smile as he made his suggestion.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2017, 06:32:58 AM »
As much as Weasel loved to look at pretty women he was equally enamoured when looking at the engines of ships! Shrugging his assent at Gavin's idea he then asked to be taken to the vessel.

"Um, since I kinda tend to piss people off - people who are not my crew obviously! - it would be wiser for me to stay away from Boros military types." Weasel smiled tentatively, hoping this would not make Gavin change his mind about him meeting the captain and potentially joining the crew of the Gryphon.

"We can still go and see those girls, I mean I'd like to try even though I know I'll strike out again. Just better I don't spend too much time on this planet lest I have another thug situation..." Waiting for Gavin to have finished his drink and get them out of there Weasel hopped from foot to foot, an obvious nervous switch that was going to get annoying very soon.
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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2017, 06:57:19 AM »
Gavin snorted softly when Weasel admitted that he 'pisses people off' – at least NON-crewmen, he quickly added, which made Gavin smile. He also suggested it was best for him to say away from the Boros military-types, and Gavin responded by raising his glass for a moment in a mock-toast to his new-found acquaintance. ”Here, here! Something we DEFINITELY have in common,” he said, before bringing the mug to his lips for another few gulps of his tasty brew.

But the young fella did mention that he wouldn't be against coming back to the bar to see the girls again, even though he was certain he'd 'strike out'. That almost made Gavin want to toss a few credits to one of the girls to give the guy a 'good time'... -almost-. He barely knew the guy, and though he seemed likable, he -could- just be working some nefarious angle that Gavin just didn't see yet.

Weasel hopped from foot to foot, though, eager to get moving. Gavin did down the rest of his drink pretty quickly, nodding. ”Alright, alright, let's go already,” he said, setting down the nearly-empty mug on the table as he rose to his feet. If Gaving was 'under the influence', he sure didn't show it. He walked straight, his words didn't slur, and he moved briskly toward the door, glancing back to make sure Weasel was following.

”Just one rule when we get to the ship: Don't touch shit, got it? You aren't a member of the crew -yet-, so you don't get to touch anything. -Especially- any of the ladies. The doc is a little antsy around guys, and the companion would likely break your fingers – unless you've got lots of credits to spend, of course. But even in the engine room – DO. NOT. TOUCH. Got it?” he asked, turning his head to address Weasel as they walked, headed out of the bar and toward the spaceport.

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Re: Bumbling Buffoon on Boros
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 07:40:51 AM »
Looking a little shocked that Gavin felt he needed to tell him not to touch the ladies without their consent he whined, "I'd never do that! I can barely strike up the courage to smile at them let alone touch them! Besides, it's not respectful..." Well, the respecting part came first, but he hoped Gavin got the point. Weasel supposed he was on probation until he had proven that he could be trusted. If the young mechanic couldn't be trusted when it came to touching things then it would be the engine parts, not the lady parts!

"I'll try and keep my hands to myself all over the ship." And to demonstrate he was already in practice he crossed his arms and nodded.

The Gryphon was one of the ships Weasel had been admiring earlier, wondering what it would be like to be a part of a ships crew. He'd never suspected that he might get a chance to actually be on it! This was quite literally a dream come true for him. So when they approached the vessel he once more gazed in appreciation, eager to see what her insides were like when her exterior was so pleasing! Truly, the Gryphon was the only woman he'd be getting his hands on should the Captain approve him as the ship's newest mechanic.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 02:43:34 AM »
Gavin gave the young, excitable mechanic a look of doubt with one raised brow. COULD he keep his hands off of everything, at least for awhile? Watching the young guy at the bar, the kid seemed... hyper-active, antsy... as if he was -on- something. Of course Gavin didn't begrude a person who took to a little 'wacky tabacky' every now and then, but harder stuff was serious business, and if the kid was 'on' something, he sure wouldn't last long, and might get a rough exit off the ship.

Of course, it could just be that the kid was excited about the prospect of a job. Gavin wouldn't want to be stuck on Boros, either! So maybe if Weasel was lucky, and the Gryphon, maybe this could work out good for everyone involved.

Gavin wasn't much for conversation as they headed out of the bar and to the space port. It wasn't that far of a walk, and soon they were at the landing pad where the Gryphon was parked. Gavin gave his companion a sideways glance, noting the look of enthusiasm on his face.

Gavin led Weasel up to the airlock door – the cargo ramp was up and secured, so entrance to the ship would be a simply code punched into the keypad by the airlock. Gavin held up his hand to block the view so that Weasel couldn't see him punch in the actual code, and then with a loud 'THUNK', the airlock opened, and Gavin pulled it open wider so that they could both enter. Once they did, he secured the door behind them.

”So... what will it be first? The engine room, I suppose? Or would you rather see the bunk-room you'll have – IF you are hired?” he asked.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 09:08:42 PM »
"I'll be sleeping in the engine room most of the time." Weasel replied excitedly. Then with a wink he added, "If I get hired, of course!" He'd pray to every deity on all the planets if he could if he thought it would help convince the captain that he was worth taking on. It was to this end that he chatted incessantly, telling Gavin all about his experience, how he was in demand back on his home planet, how he could make the ship money with his gadgets as well.

"Please tell the captain I am really really good at what I do, yeah?" He begged. "Because I really need this job." And he really wanted it too!

Really really!!!

Practically bouncing off the walls Weasel would not have been surprised if he knew Gavin questioned his sobriety. Weasel was often accused of such but he'd never taken anything "harder" than alcohol in his life! He was simply an excitable person though he was dimly aware how this could wear thin, especially on a ship. So trying to tone it down he attempted to rein it in by crossing his arms and walking like a normal person!

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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 01:42:02 AM »
Gavin chuckled and nodded when Weasel confessed that he might be spending a lot of evenings in the engine room, rather than his quarters. ”Spoke like a true monkey-wrench, bud. You'll still have quarters of course – they come with the job, whether you use them or not is totally up to you. And yeah, that's IF you get the job,” the merc added, stressing the 'IF' part very solidly for Weasel's benefit. At least the kid seemed eager to do the work. A lot of mechanics were like drummers in a lot of bands: weird, strange, and a bit psycho.

When Weasel suggested Gavin might put in a good word for him, Gavin raised a brow. ”Oh? Well, I might be persuaded to do that... but what's in it for -me-?” he asked curiously. If Weasel was really hoping Gavin could do him solid and help him get the job, then Gavin hoped there might be some sort of 'appreciation' involved. Maybe some credits? Naw, the guy was broke. Maybe something else? He sure didn't seem to have much 'baggage' to bring on board with him, so he doubted that as well. Maybe he had a hot sister or friend someplace he might be able to introduce Gavin to? Hmmmm

”I can tell the cap whatever you want, but he's a very low-key person. Calm. Doesn't like... hyper-excitable kids trying to hump his leg, if you get my meaning,” he said playfully. ”He'll ask you some questions, test your knowledge, that sort of thing.... but don't worry, if he comes across like a Mr. Grumpy-pants, that's because he is. Just know that he's a pretty good guy from what I know, and he'll be fair,” Gavin finished.

Gavin did take him to the engine room, entering it then stepping aside so that Weasel could have as much time to look around as he wanted....

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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 07:38:36 AM »
Though Weasel did not have much baggage per se he did have some little jewels tucked away. One of those gadgets was about the size of three wedding rings stacked atop each other, and that was exactly what they were to begin with! They were pure gold, "gifts" Weasel had found stuck in long forgotten pipes in ships and he had been told whatever he found he could keep - no one ever wanted what got stuck up in there, at least not when Weasel never told them the treasures his skinny little fingers found! Being gold meant they were of worth but the worth of the gadget was the gadget not what it was made out of. Since low voltages and currents were needed for his devices a highly efficient conductor like gold was perfect. It did not tarnish easily and so the connections were not corrupted. This was even more important for this particular device and he had made it using a piece of equipment on a ship that few people ever got access too. Its primary use had been for medicine and bio-mechanics, but Weasel had sneaked aboard the broken down ship while his shipyard repaired it to make the device he now offered to Gavin in exchange for his help.

"It's an energy transference device." He told Gavin, then went on to explain. "You put it on anything containing energy and it sucks it dry, stores it, then when you put it on something needing energy it transfers what it has stored." Showing Gavin how it worked Weasel did a simple clockwise twist of the rings and said, "That's to suck energy in, then counter-clockwise to transfer it out." Two of the rings were soldered together in a seamless manner and the top and bottom were not hollow, the device felt solid. Inside of it was more gold, near microscopic wires and flat, thin sheaths for other parts, it was an engineering marvel! What made it near priceless was how it stored energy, but Weasel was not giving that secret away.

"There is a finite store but essentially this thing could drain a shuttle of it's power and hold it inside indefinitely. It gets cold when it's nearly full, but also it beeps, so you don't need to touch it to know when to remove it. Similarly it gets warm when drained, and has a different beep as warning." He was about to walk into the engine room when he remembered one more rather important detail! "Oh! It also can drain any kind of energy and then transform it into the energy needed for what it transfers energy into." That was a rather huge selling point but for Weasel it was simply an obvious thing, not genius!

Not realising that it was this device that his boss had wanted to sell to the Alliance and others Weasel handed it over. "Or ya know, just melt it down and make something pretty." He jested. "It's made entirely of gold after all." Weasel then walked into the engine room, his face having a look of awe on it and that expression would not alter for hours!

Walking straight towards the guts of the engine he dropped into a crouch and examined the beauty before him. For Weasel a new engine was his one true love and he could not imagine ever putting anything or anyone above his love for engines! It did not make sense to most people but for Weasel it made all the sense in the world and that was all that mattered!

 

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