AWD #049: One for the Ferryman
One for the Ferryman
Summary: Dolly asks to carry Peacock's coin for the ferryman's toll a the River Styx.
Date: 24/02/2013 (OOC Date)
Related Logs: What To Expect; You (Hopefully) Know the Drill
Phin Zachary 
CAG's Office — Deck 2 — Battlestar Orion
A nine foot by none foot office. Most of the floorspace is taken up by a desk and filing cabinets.
Sun Feb 24

Zachary is working behind the CAG's desk. Unless if by some miracle Wizard comes back, he's the CAG now. So he's going to use the damn perk. Once he hears a knock on the door, he will invite the person in with a 'Enter!' before raising his head to see who it is.

Phin does indeed knock, and in he comes. All shined up in his blues like a proper clean-cut young ensign. "Major Sheperd, sir." Salute. Once he's released from that. "I was wondering if you had a minute, sir. I'd like to talk about the arrangements for the KIAs from the last mission to Picon. Peacock…" Ahem. "Ensign Apostolos in particular."

"Oh, hey Dolly. Everything okay?" Zachary asks as he moves to rise to his feet, and returns the salute. He studies the young man for a moment, checking to see how his eye is healing, before his question catches him a little off-guard. "Sure, Dolly. What can I help with?"

No trace of any black eyes now. Phin's face as returned to its normal state. The ensign gets down to business, somberly, but as directly as possible. "I understand you were looking for coin-bearers, sir. I'd like to act for Peacock, if you feel that's appropriate. If you'd prefer one of the Raptor crew do it, I'll understand. I know those guys are tight."

Zachary considers for a moment, and then nods. "If you don't mind me asking.." he says, as he opens up the desk drawer. "Why?" he addresses the young ensign, studying his eyes.

Phin's blue eyes manage to meet Zachary's. "He was the first person aboard that I really met, when I shipped in, sir. We got along. We were friends, I think. Or could've been, if he hadn't…" Died. Ahem. "I'm not saying I knew him that well. A lot of us actually haven't been a crew for that long. Which is kind of weird if you think about everything that's happened. I don't even know what he'd want done, really. He was Gemenese, dad was a priest, but I got the feeling they didn't get along. Which…I guess that's how I knew we might get along, when we first met. We'd both kind of come up through temples we didn't want anything to do with anymore. Or didn't the way things were then, at least."

Zachary considers and then fetches the plastic encased coin that has one of Theo's dogtags, a re-press, with it and carries it over to Phin. "Then I put this in your charge, Dolly. Make sure he's taken care of when you get to the other side, and I'll make sure that your way is paid as well. Thank you, Ensign. I am sure he appreicates the gesture."

"I'll do my best, sir." Phin takes the coin, closing his fingers over it. "One for the ferryman…" He mutters to himself. Without seeming to realize he said it aloud. He clears his throat. "I hope so. Like I said, I'm not really sure what he would've wanted." He lets out a low chuckle. It's short, and there's not much humor to it. "Peacock's the one who gave me my callsign. Called me a china doll over an open commline." It's funny now, much as it might've annoyed him at the time.

"Heh. Good memory to have, Phin. You hold onto it." Zachary says and releases the coin into the young man's care. "Just like you take care of that coin." he says as he steps back, to head back to his desk. "Anything else that you needed, Dolly?"

Phin shakes his head. "Not at present, sir. How're the folks who made it back from Picon doing? I haven't gotten a chance to go to Medical yet." He adds, like he's reminding himself, "Totally going to. Totally need to do that." He's working himself up to it.

"If I can suggest - talk to Kelsey? She took it pretty damn hard and could use a friend her age to talk to." Zachary responds. Yeaaaaah, he so doesn't know what happened.

"I was meaning more, like, physically, sir," Phin says. "But I'll keep that in mind." His reply is fairly unruffled. But the ensign has had years of practice at appearing less ruffled by personal business than he actually is. "Anyway. I should get out of your hair. I'll keep the coin close."

"Other than the usual exhaustion and such that comes with being stranded for days in a hostile environment? Marcus took a shot to the head and we have some new pilot that took a shot to the chest, make sure you go meet her." Zachary says, and offers a salute. "Thanks for dropping in, Dolly."

"Later, sir." A parting salute, and off Phin goes.

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