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Ready Room- 0900 Hours

Posted May 4, 2021, 4:32 p.m. by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Ready Room- 0900 Hours

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Ready Room- 0900 Hours

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Her hands returned to their place around her mug, her demeanour shifting slightly, though it was more pensive than anything. For several moments she said nothing, trying to find the right words. The tears welled more fully. “Happy. Terrified.” She gave him a rueful smile. “I know I’m hella neurotic and I’ve got a shuttlecraft worth of baggage. We… have a lot of navigating to do. That part doesn’t scare me so much, but… you were right before, the night of the award ceremony. I have changed. If this were even a year ago, I would throw myself at him and make myself whatever he wanted or needed me to be so I could feel certain he wasn’t going to abandon me. But that’s not what’s happening here. It’s incredibly intense, how I’m feeling right now, but also… calmer?” She shrugged. “I don’t know how to explain it exactly.”

~Faye Calloway

“It feels right. Like… it just fits.” he said and smiled, but not at Faye. At something in his mind.

She watched him as he so neatly summed it up, but as Faye studied him, she saw that telltale expression.

He looked at her and said “It feels like it’s supposed to feel that way. No conditions, no terms. It just is. That sound about right?”

Cochrane

A slow nod. “I don’t know how he deals with conflict yet, so I can’t say how we’ll do on the days when I inevitably do or say something to piss him off, but that uncertainty doesn’t scare me. Because I know he sees the part of me that so many people skip over. The true part of me. And that’s the part he loves.”

Faye leaned forward, leaning on the desk as she gazed at her friend. “Is that how you feel? With Zef?”

~Faye Calloway


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