((Getting seepy-seepy-seepy. [oh gaw I am crap at trying to adorable:/]
but yeah, think I’m gonna have to step away for the evening. ;n;
night-night! ;u; love you all!
I know that I owe:
anybody else??? Pleasepleaseplease tell me if I missed anyone!
goodnight my secksies!))
Oh, hello there!
*Val looks up happily, smiling and holding out her hand.* Hello! How are you? My name’s Val!
valfrizzle started following you
Doctor Chakwas, Alliance medical. May I help you?
Medical? *She smiles excitedly, holding out her hand.* My name’s Val, Val Frizzle! It’s a pleasure to meet you, Doctor!
A pleasure to meet you as well, Miss Frizzle! *smiles and places her hand in Val’s and gives it a shake* I have heard something about you, though the talk that flies around the ship is mixed. I believe you’re in university, yes?
*Val nods.* People talk about me? Yes, I’m at university! I’m always happy to talk to any sort of scientist. I want to teach science when I get out of college.
A teacher of science! Quite a goal, but I’m sure you’ll do perfectly fine. You don’t seem like those wretched men and women who jump in only for the paycheck. *lets out a small chuckle* I’d thought about teaching when I was younger, but I think the “romance” of space travel whisked me off into the unknown before I could consider. Not that it’s something I regret. *grins* What particular science will you be teaching?
For the paycheck? *Val frowns a little, before lighting up as the woman continues.* Space travel? Oh, that must be amazing—are you a NASA doctor or something? *She smiles.* And I want to teach everything. If I know something, I want to pass it on to my students!
Scout smiled, watching her finger. “Yes. It’s even better from a starship with a porthole- sometimes, they look close enough to touch. Diamonds on black velvet,” she murmured.
She sought out the constellations she knew.
“Aeyik, Losh’orn, the Twin Blades. Tattooine is over in that direction, Kashyyyk over there, and Mon Calamari…”
*Val smiles a little before turning to her new companion, raising her eyebrows.* From—a starship? *Her smile widens as the other continues to describe the sky, using words she’s never even heard before.*
Are you—are you an astronaut? That’s incredible, the way you’re describing them! But…are those made-up names? Most planets and stars, they’re just numbered in their constellation, or else given a jumble of letters and numbers.
Scout blinked. “No. I’m a Jedi Padawan,” she said, slowly, more than a little confused. “I haven’t been to them all, of course, but I traveled a little bit. You’ve never been offworld, I take it?” she asked, curious.
Something about this woman’s reaction was off.
“Oh, by the Force- sorry, I never introduced myself.” She stood and bowed politely. “I’m Tallisabeth Enwandung-Esterhazy, but everyone calls me Scout. I’m a Jedi Padawan apprenticed to Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Nice to meet you, miss.”
You’re a—what? *Val feels her face fall in confusion as she listens.* I…um…no, I’ve never been off of Earth.
*She narrows her eyes, trying to judge Scout’s words. Something about her is completely and impossibly trustworthy, but what she says is beginning to sound completely fantastic. She can’t imagine the girl lying, however, and she says everything with such absolute conviction. She smiles, giving a gentle, genuine laugh.*
I really like your long name—but I’m sure it must be easier to just stick with Scout. I’ve never heard of a lot of that, though…actually, most of it…I’d love to learn, though! And my name’s Val, Val Frizzle!
He’s the very model of a scientist salarian, actually! *she smirks a little bit at the ‘in-joke’*
Uni? You’re still in school? Well damn now I feel old. I’m sure he’d love someone competent to join him in the lab. I… don’t really know where he is now tho… He said he was stayin’ on the Citadel so… *frowns and scratches neck*
I will introduce you though. Once I talk to him again.
I’d love that! Thank you! *She gasps in delight, jumping a little.* Yes, I’m a student. But don’t feel old, you’re not even close to my professors! But I hope he’ll let my visit him! I’d love to help him out, on anything he likes!
*she blinks a little then smirks lightly* You are an excitable little thing, aren’t you? But uh… what exactly do you specialize in? Mordin’s into xenoscience.
Xenoscience? Never heard of that. I’m not specialized in anything, I’m studying everything—biology, astronomy, oceanography, everything! I want to teach it someday, and inspire kids like I’ve been inspired! Why wouldn’t I be excited about science? It’s my favorite thing!
…never heard of it? Where exactly are you from? *she perks an eyebrow, cocking her head to the side as well to emphasize her confusion* It’s the study of aliens…
Science is pretty awesome. Astrophysics makes my head ache tho.
Aliens? *Val lights up in curiosity.* How do you study them? I’m from Earth, of course—unless there’s another place I could be from? *She furrows her brow, before gasping a little.* Have you come from the future? Or from another planet? That would be—oh, that would be magnificent!
That’s pretty cool. I don’t usually make stuff. More of a breaker myself. -laughs- But what about magic?
Magic? *Val blinks curiously.* I—what sort of magic? I mean, all science is magic, if you get down to the basics. And all magic is science.
What about a dude who uses a hammer to fly by spinning it around really fast though? -tilts head curiously-
*Val crinkles her nose, pursing her lips thoughtfully.* I’ve…never heard of that. Sounds sort of strange….does the hammer have some sort of propulsion system? Or is he already in motion, and the hammer directs his ascent?
…I have no idea. Also he’s the only one who can pick it up.
Hmm…it’s got to be some sort of genetic coding, then. I’d love to see the hammer! Where is this guy? He must be clever, or whoever made the hammer for him is!
His name is Thor. He comes and goes, but you’ll probably meet him soon. …pretty sure it’s the person who made the hammer though. Not him.
Thor? Like the Norse god? *She furrows her brow.* I suppose, theoretically…but really?
-she looks almost mystified by her words, grinning- That’s the beauty of doing what you love. It’s like everything makes sense. And science. Definitely an admirable career. Something that never stops.
What would anybody do, if not what they love? That’s the point of being, isn’t it? *She smiles gently.* Science is just…beautiful. I’m going to teach it, someday. I just know I’ll be good at it—I love it more than anything, really.
And dear, Frizz, that is the tragedy of it all. We’re more often the minority than the majority. People would rather settle with security than happiness. -grins- Teach even? Quite the noble goal. Make sure the kids fall in love with it, or they’ll never listen.
How hard can that be—I fell in love with it! *She grins.* I know I’ll have to come at it some unique way, because it’ll be more fun like that, but I can’t imagine anybody not wanting to discover everything about the world around them!
You would be surprised. Those content without exploring aren’t worth much your time anyway. -returns the grin, relaxed- So, you want to teach right? What level are you thinking?
*She blinks, for a moment wondering grimly how someone could dislike exploring.* I…I was hoping to teach younger students. *She brightens at the thought.* You know, elementary-level.