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Faye's Quarters- Star-Crossed Lovers

Posted May 4, 2021, 10:57 a.m. by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) (Lindsay Bayes)

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Daggum smiled.

=/\= Faye, listen… I know you have challenges. I dont love you despite those challenges. I don’t love you because I think we can work through them and make you ‘better’. And I don’t love you because I think I can make you well. I love because you are you. Your challenges and wonderful brain are part of you, Faye. I love you… all of you. Every part. I know we will have struggles… with you and me both. But we will learn how to do us. And that’s all that matters… right? =/\=

Daggum Hammor, Ops Chief, USS Athena

What beautiful words! Her usual sort of response was to be dismissive, because she truly couldn’t believe them. Instead, Faye forced herself to gaze deeply at him and soak up what he was saying with how he was looking at her. Right now it was incredibly important that she create a mental file for Daggum that she could directly contrast how he was with her, with how others had been with her. She needed evidence. Yes, it would be nice to just welcome love for love’s sake, but because had been imprisoned, drugged and tossed into simulations that mimicked a piece of her life, and when (more recently) an imposter took the place of someone she trusted implicitly, than it only made sense to Faye that her mind was seeking confirmation. The difference this time? She wanted the confirmation to be about good things.

Her distant gaze shifted as she realized she had been thinking and not talking. She flushed. =/\=Sorry. I think you might find this funny though, because I was actually starting a mental file on you,=/\= she said with a grin as she leaned in. =/\=All the ways I know you to be different than others I’ve known. So that on the hard days, when the words you’ve just said seem harder to believe, I can call upon my file of evidence and remind myself what I already know to be true.=/\=

~Faye Calloway

Daggum snorted and said =/\= You wouldn’t be you unless you did that, Faye. Although I can say I’m slightly disappointed in the fact I didn’t rate a file in your brain before now. =/\= and he smiled at her. =/\= I’ve had on you for some time, you know…=/\=

Daggum Hammor, Ops Chief, USS Athena

Folding her arms on the edge of her desk and leaning forward, Faye searched his eyes as she grinned. =/\=Yes well, while I’m way ahead of the game in some areas, I thought it obvious that I’m behind on the whole emotional intelligence side of things. You’re way smarter than me. But the best part is that I’m an exceptionally quick learner.=/\= Faye almost winked, but it really wasn’t her thing. Still her eyes were bright. The truth was more complicated though, and she was pretty sure he knew that. There was no way she could have let herself have that kind of attachment to anyone given how much of her life had been kept secret, both personally and professionally. It had been too risky. But the beautiful thing about where she was at right now was that she could finally accept it all into her life. Right here. Right now. And Daggum was a part of it all.

~Faye Calloway

Daggum laughed loudly. =/\= Me? Smarter than you? Please. I have seen ship’s computers with less processing power than you have when you are exhausted. =/\= and he laughed again for a moment. Settling back down, he looked at her and said =/\= Faye… you are the most brilliant person I know. And I’m gonna be honest… I half expect to wake up after we are done and realize this is just me dreaming. =/\= and he leaned close and whispered =/\= But if it is… I’d like to stay asleep a while longer. =/\=

Daggum Hammor, Ops Chief, USS Athena

Once again, now that the hard part had been tackled, Faye allowed herself a moment to drink him in. Her eyes tracing the lines of his body and the many muscles. But as she refocused on his face, gazing deeply into his eyes, she shook her head ever so slightly. =/\=I’m real. And if this is all one massive hallucination, well, it’s a risk I’m willing to take.=/\=

She gestured in a circle to the screen with a pointed index finger. =/\=And this? This is a look that is definitely working for me,=/\= she said with a slightly wicked grin. Unlike some of the other times her relationships had gone, this was no cat and mouse game. But surrender was looking like it could be a lot of fun.

~Faye Calloway


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