Rest and Relaxation
"The crew has gone ashore, Captain. Only the watch section and the department heads are still aboard."
"Thank you Andromeda," replied Dylan as he checked his image in his stateroom's mirror ensuring that the jacket of his service dress grey uniform was fitting properly. "I'm probably looking forward to this down time even more than the crew is. I could use a little uncomplicated rest and recreation."
"I'm well aware of that Captain," replied Andromeda's core self from the staterooms viewscreeen. Your recent physical revealed rather high level stress related hormones in your body. You really do need some time off. Do you remember me informing you that the Odin's Spear is docked here as well? Their commanding officer, Captain Hillerman, has requested your company for dinner on the Odin tomorrow at 1930."
"Thank you, Andromeda. Please give Captain Hillerman my compliments and tell her that I will be delighted to attend. But tonight I am going to have a pleasant evening of doing nothing but relaxing."
Meanwhile in the workshop where Harper did his maintenance on Andromeda's avatar another conversation regarding shore leave was taking place. Rommie was sitting on the examination table, one of her access ports was open and Harper was making some adjustments to the electronics within. "Rom doll are you sure you want to do this?" asked Harper as he made some final adjustments to the circuitry he had been adjusting.
"I've already told you Harper, yes. I want to see what the attraction of ingesting ethanol based beverages is for organic beings."
"Well babe, these modifications will do the trick. Booze will now affect you the same way it would affect any woman of your weight. Never let it be said that the mighty Harper isn't willing to serve the most beautiful lady on the ship." His leer showed that he was willing to serve the lovely android in more than just one way.
"Thank you Harper," she said ignoring the sexual advance. "Trance, Beka, and I plan to have a girl's night out and I intend to thoroughly test your modifications."
"Err, ok," said Harper as he closed the maintenance panel. "Have fun but remember my modifications are going to give you all the effects of intoxication." He stressed the word all.
"Don't worry Harper. I'm a big girl. I'm sure I can handle the effects of a little ethanol." With that she got up off the table and headed to her quarters to change for her big night out.