Re: Stateroom 4L - Philip Smith's room

"Actually, I'll come down," Philip replied, utterly missing the cue. "I need to step out of this cabin for a bit."

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"Sure", Caitlin said, "I can take your order now and have it ready for when you come down".

She looked at the notepad.

"We have white, brown or black bread... fillings are cheese, ham, coronation chicken, lettuce, cucumber, mayonnaise, egg, cress, spam..."

- GM

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"Brown, coronation chicken, easy on the mayo please. I'll see you in a bit." Philip went to pull on a shirt.
-Philip

Re: Stateroom 4L - Philip Smith's room

Philip had finished packing, and was lying on the neatly made bunk reading Lassiter-D'kimbe's Bleeding Hearts: Should Androids Have Emotion?.

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There was a knock on the door of his room. When he opened the door, he would find Lena waiting on the other side.

- GM

Re: Stateroom 4L - Philip Smith's room

"Oh. Hello," Philip said when he saw the ship's head of security. "Is something the matter?" It was probably a rat in the ventilation system, or just a notification that they were about to land.

-Philip

Re: Stateroom 4L - Philip Smith's room

"Well..." Lena said, "I'm sure you're aware that this hasn't exactly been the most enjoyable trip that you could have taken with us. Between the crash FTL exit and the multiple homicides, you would be entitled to give us a very bad review on ShipAdvisor..."

She looked slightly sheepish.

"But either way, we will give you a 75% refund on your passage costs".

- GM

OOC: There is in fact a real site called this, but it seems to be unused.

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Philip had spent a very long time training to not show emotion, and it paid off at this moment. He'd already calculated his ROI on a 75% refund, and realized that even if he were on time for the Bayeux, the Alycidon would take him to Argentine more quickly.

"Sounds like an excellent deal," he replied. Probably the quality of the sandwiches would deteriorate, but he could pick up a few things to eat at the station.

-Philip

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"Well, it's the best we can do in the circumstances. Have you packed up everything from your roo..."

At that point, the lights went off in the stateroom.

- GM

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Philip pressed the switch on his media reader, causing the screen light to glow. He used it to look out in the hall.

"Well, I definitely won't be lacking for stories to tell when I arrive home." He looked at Lena. "What just happened?"

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"The lights went off" Lena said in a matter of fact tone, showing a stern look on her face, "I will go and find out more".

She moved over to the intercom by Philip's former bed and pressed a button to talk to

"Beeching", she asked, "Why did the lights go off?"

"I don't know" the AI said, "There was a sudden disconnection in the system, which does not to me seem consistent with the lightbulb going. I suggest you have a look in the electrical control panel in engineering".

"Can't you look yourself?" Lena said.

"I could, but the camera feed to engineering was disabled long ago at the request of ship's engineer Dawn Cutler, who slept there and did not want me to see her sleeping. Sometimes accompanied".

Lena looked.

"Mr. Smith", she said, "Kindly follow me to engineering so I can check this. If Rasputin hasn't done so already".

- GM

Re: Stateroom 4L - Philip Smith's room

"Give me just a moment," Philip replied. He went to his briefcase, placing it on the bed before opening it. It seemed unusually large for the two folders and tablet computer it held. He removed the three items, then put his fingertips against the lining. A panel slid open, revealing a small pistol. He removed it, then put down the media reader and put a loaded magazine in before repacking everything else.

With that, he picked up the media reader again. His Imitrex was in his coat pocket; he'd made sure of that.

"All right. Let's go."

-Philip Smith