Funny how a bit of coffee will bring out the memory.
It's also funny that you didn't recognize me from our previous duty station on the Athena. Either way, good to see you Sarge, I'll never forget watching Tilly run around after she got shot in the ass right before Turner had to tackle her to the ground.
Her family wasn't wealthy, her parents fought, and she grew up in Hypatia. Her family wanted out, but they never managed to get quite enough to get out. Her mother resented her father for it, her father hated her mother for now understanding. He was a mechanic by trade, she was a server (one of the few things that kept the family fed at times).
It didn't take Nicole long to understand that the world was better off if you played the game that was offered. The name of the game was the Mafia. Sure, the civil war caused problems, but if you were with the Mafia then the rest was a bit easier. She was just eight when she started number running, twelve when she realized the information was more useful than the actual job. It's all about the angles, and that's what started her career.
Nicole began to listen instead of just work, and soon she understood the importance of some of the information she was being privy to. Overlooked as the small kid in the oversized clothes - the same reason they liked her as a runner anyway - worked even with the Mafia when they were sitting around. A few words there, a bit of information here, and soon she started to understand that game. Information became her life, her paycheck, and her parents started to question exactly what she was doing.
By the time Nicole turned 18, she was being hired by different groups to gain information. She'd work menial jobs to gain access somewhere and get the information requested. Her goal was to be in and out without anyone noticing, and it was making her money. Enough money for her to get off world, enough money to get her parents out of the city and to some place nice - she even got them one of those robot things when it hit the market. They seemed like a good way to keep her parents happy.
That was before the uprising. The uprising changed everything, and it all started when her parents were lost in the initial attacks. They had lived for so long, only to be brought down by a machine. Nicole had never thought about joining the military before that day, it wasn't in her goals. When that happened, her goals stopped being important, they changed and she along with it.
At the time she was off-planet, but she soon rushed home to find the worst. She used what pull she had gained with her job and money to expedite the process and seven months later she was fighting for the Tauron military, filling in part of the major vacuum left behind by the Cylons. She fought for the Military for a before the formation of the Colonial Forces, requesting a transfer into their Marines. She joined up with Taskforce Manticore and worked with them, gaining a promotion to Corporal not long before transfer orders came in to join with the Dauntless. As luck would have it, the Battlestar met up with the Dauntless while the Timber Wolves did a stint on Caprica.
Standing around 5'6" is a woman who looks to be in her mid to late 20's. Pale skin, and an athletic build, she looks fit with subtle definition to her muscles. Her eyes are a blue-gray and clear, in a brighter light the blue highlights to something brighter. Her hair is kept a bit past shoulder-length and blonde with a darker color near the roots, a solid wave to the overall form of her hair. Nicole is dressed in Colonial Marines fatigues. The khaki shirt is tucked into matching trousers, which are in turn bloused into black combat boots. A softer, darker brown fabric decorates the shoulders of the shirt, and quick clips secure two large pockets on the front of the shirt. The pins on her collars show a rank of Corporal, the left breast has the name "Siska".
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2237-11-21 - Three's Company
Akeso and Yelena discover they have a third, unexpected roommate!
Aleksander, Akeso, Nicole, Yelena
2237-11-10 - Tiki Delights
After some (by Yelena's standards) excellent seafood for dinner, a trip to some bar or another on the boardwalk is in order...
Gray, Nicole, Yelena
2237-11-10 - Which Bunk?
Yelena moves her things in to the Timber Wolves berthings. Nicole becomes her cubit tour guide.
2237-10-17 - Sickbay Surfing
Nicole stops into the Sickbay for a checkup on her wounds, but ends up running into the Sickbay resident Charlie. They discuss how things are going, and what they want to do after. Well, more like what Charlie will do after. Here's a hint, ice cream and surfing.
2237-10-07 - Is This Real?
Back on the //Dauntless//, Astraea entertains a few visitors in sickbay and seeks reassurance that she's in the proper reality this time.
Alain, Astraea, Ines, Nicole
2237-10-05 - Fun And Games
Nicole and Mira have a short discussion on religion while watching a game of pyramid. Short as in... they mention that they're both interested in it academically.
2237-09-30 - Grounds For Discussion
Brand new to the Dauntless, Nicole sleepily finds her way into the squadron office, where Ines has spent a long, tired evening reviewing her combat footage. War is waged against bad coffee.
2237-09-28 - New Not New
Marines from the Athena reminesce over butt shrapnel and other injuries. Then meet another new medic. Bonding occurs. Warnings issued.
Akeso, Sunny, Nicole
2237-11-18 - Making A Hole
During the raid on Aquaria, the marines hit an orbital defense station to make a hole in the Cylon defense net.
Cate, Jacob, Charlie, Aldrich, Evan, Abigail, Mercer, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah, Nicole
2237-11-05 - Happy CF Day
The gang gathers on Scorpia for a celebration of the CF's one year anniversary.
Calliope, Geoff, Irene, Addison, Astraea, Stirling, Gage, Faye, Ines, Nicole
2237-11-03 - Incoming
The marines take heavy fire while defending a Tyllium mine.
Cate, Charlie, Gustavo, Lyn, Abigail, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah, Nicole
2237-10-28 - Hunting Season
The marines hit the ground on Sagittaron to hunt themselves some AA batteries. It's not as easy as it may seem, but does come with some satisfying //booms//.
Charlie, Gustavo, Evan, Logan, Gage, Aleksander, Akeso, Noah, Nicole
2237-10-27 - Dustup
Tensions flare when a group of CF marines and Raptor crews drop off some Virgon marines.
Cate, Calliope, Aldrich, Irene, Astraea, Gage, Aleksander, Nicole
2237-10-14 - Patrol Gone Awry
A group of marines out on patrol encounter trouble. A lot of it.
Charlie, Geoff, Gage, Noah, Nicole
2237-10-08 - Demons In The Dark
Overnight guard duty rapidly goes from mind-numbingly dull to vastly more dangerous.
Charlie, Logan, Aleksander, Bailey, Akeso, Nicole
2237-10-07 - Finding The Lost Wolves
The marines execute a rescue mission to find their missing comrades. Aleksander commandeers a Cylon AA battery.
Cate, Jacob, Charlie, Geoff, Lyn, Astraea, Gage, Aleksander, Kyle, Akeso, Noah, Nicole