"Anyway..." said Drake with a shrug, "If you feel like playing for our team, let us know. Or if you need someone to chat at... I've been through a lot as well. We have to prepare our landing expedition now, so yeah, we're a bit hectic at the moment. I'll see you around." He gave a brief wave to the G'lp before heading to the med bay to see how the treatments were working.
The first thing that amused him was a Vanderran girl chasing her own tail. He couldn't help but chuckle at that one, when something caught his attention out of the corner of his eye.
"She didn't even wait for the dress to finish fabricating..." he said to himself, as Anne slid up next to him.
"Mmmm..." said Anne in a teasing tone. "Pretty girl, isn't she?" She gave Drake a poke in the side. "Maybe she's advertising."
"Eh?" Drake shrugged. "I dunno about that. She probably just doesn't care... figures most everyone is an alien on this ship and has no interest in Achenarans."
"Hehe..." she said, before whispering into his ear. "Got you looking. Think about it." She went to help Michi fit into her outfit. As she did, she leaned close to her and said, "James was checking you out. He seemed quite impressed, if I must say so myself." She giggled before returning to Drake to inquire about her own outfit.
With a wink, she said to him, "I'm going to put my outfit together. What do you think... barbarian, paladin, warrior, valkyrie, samurai, or dark knight?"
Drake shrugged. "Go with the paladin," he said. "Reminds me of an Achenaran battleship. So it suits you."
"Alright," she said with a wink. "Make sure you come watch me change too."
She giggled and left to get her outfit synthesized. "What a strange woman..." said Drake as he watched her leave.
He noticed that the doctor was dressed now. Nothing to see. He nodded briefly and said, "That should work. We'll be departing soon, so I'm gonna need everyone bound for the planet to head to the Grasshopper."
He went off to go see what ridiculous outfit Anne had come up with this time. At least the AI of all people had the decency to change in the privacy of her own room.
When he went into Anne's room, Drake noted the outfit she had selected. "That's..." he said, "That's actually a lot less revealing than I thought it'd be. Good job," he said with a nod.
"You sure you want me to go paladin?" she asked. "Let me show you some of the others..."
She more or less forced Drake to stand around while she modeled a full five other outfits, before he decided "Ok, that's fine. The barbarian is basically a thong with a bra, the rest are basically different versions of the paladin, except the Samurai which is the wrong blasted continent. Paladin is fine, let's get to the Grasshopper."
"Aww, fine," said Anne with a pout. "Long as everyone is ready."
Drake nodded, and said into the intercom, "Attention, crew. Would everyone attending the landing expedition please report to the Grasshopper's boat bay. Yes, even you, Sxle."