Event Horizon - Star-Crossed No Longer (Tag Faye)

Posted May 10, 2021, 10:31 a.m. by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) (James Sinclair)

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“Well then, let go get ourselves lost, and you can drink in the view all…” She took a step backwards. “You.” She spun on her heels spreading her hands out to the side in a flourish. “Like.” The heeled boots certainly made the saunter to the door that much more effective, but in her leather jacket and fitted garments, the shape of her athletic body was definitely not obscured. Faye couldn’t remember herself as ever being that flirty, but with Dag it felt strangely easier. Huh. Something else that was new.

“Keep that up and we man never leave the room, my love.” he said with a smile and grabbed his jacket and pulled it on.

Faye stopped and turned to him, her gaze soft but serious. For a moment she just gazed at him and then a smile slipped onto her face. “Hold on to that thought, okay?” she said softly. She knew her attraction to Daggum was real, as evidenced by her reaction to his nighttime clothes (or lack therefore) that one call, but the rest of her knew she needed time to get to know each other so she could be absolutely certain her mind (and body) knew that Dag was different. She didn’t want there to be confusion and uncertainty when (not if) things turned to desire.

“For as long as you need, Faye.” and he simply ushered her out of the room.

There was a part of her that was relieved and for the first time since they had made this date, she finally let herself relax. He understood. It would be okay.

As they left the hotel, Faye told him about her run in with the young Ensign Su and warned him that going out was putting her in the line of fire work-wise, but she suspected that Su passed along her message rather clearly. Still, the whole thing amused her.

“Targ. Eleven years old. Remember?” and he jutted his thumb at his chest and then laughed. “And one thing to learn about me up front. My size tends to… discourage… unnecessary conversation. So if you want people talking to you, you’ll need to walk by yourself.” and he laughed again. “But good luck with that. I’m here for the duration.”

“Between you and my t-shirt, I think we’re covered then,” she said with a light laugh as she she turned towards him so he could see the slogan written there.

Dag read it and burst out laughing. “That is the single most appropriate and fitting shirt I think I’ve ever seen!” he said as he composed himself.

Faye grinned. “Wait till you see the rest. Because let’s face it, one slogan t-shirt is not nearly enough to sum up all that is Faye Calloway,” she said with a knowing smile. It wasn’t quite confidence, but it was close.

“Now that things are calming down, I might actually get to start some of that command stuff,” Faye said, slipping her hand into his and testing out how walking hand-in-hand together felt. She wasn’t short for a Human female, by any means, but he certainly did tower above her. And yet, walking with him felt… cozy.

~Faye Calloway

His hand took hers gently and he looked down at them and then at her and smiled. “Already the best walk ever.”


Beaming up at him, she squeezed his hand for a moment before her thumb began to trace the contours of his thumb. Her earlier thought about mapping him in her mind felt very true right now and if she were honest it felt rather surreal that he was here. How many things had to have fallen into place to make that happen? Many. And her mind could calculate them. So as they walked , Faye’s gaze returned to him filled with awe.

~Faye Calloway

They walked some while in silence, hands held,and just being together. After a while, Dag said “You know… I almost never called you. I must have sat at that terminal for over an hour… just staring at it. I had no idea what to say. And I figured ‘Hey! Remember me? We had dinner once a year ago? So I’m head over heels in love with you and I thought I’d call and say hello.’ wouldn’t really be a good opener.”


Faye shook her head slowly. “If you hadn’t called me when you did after all the sht I had just gone through… I don’t think I would have been in a place where I would have opened up to you the way I did. And we wouldn’t be here right now, as we are,” she said with an astonished laugh. “But the thing I haven’t figured out is how you’ve felt the way you have all this time. I mean, I know we had connected on a level that others wouldn’t understand because of what we had been through, but I guess there’s a part of me that can’t quite grasp that you’ve had feelings this whole time.” She had too, but she hadn’t been aware of them, and they had been dependent on a resurgence of that connection. The part of her brain that had to think* things through was trying to compute all this and it didn’t quite add up. She felt she was missing something.

~Faye Calloway

Daggum shrugged his broad shoulders and said “I dunno. I really don’t. All I know is it wasn’t there one day, and then one day it was. I didn’t even realize it had happened until I had been gone almost a month. I’ve bounced around between Commands so much I used to it. Adapting to a new place is easy for me. But that time? It was terrible. I felt uneasy, couldn’t find my rhythm, and was irritable all the time. I kept thinking I was always forgetting something but could never figure it out. I even went to the Counselor for help. Nothing helped. I wasn’t sleeping, my appetite was shot… I was super depressed but couldn’t figure out why.” and he stopped them walking and turned to face her fully, taking he rother hand in his.

“And then I had a Faye moment.” and he smiled. “I was walking through the Lounge and on the wall was a holo image of a city’s skyline. I didn’t even stop to look at it, my brain just took it in. And then my thoughts went something like “Skyline. Buildings. Single building. Iconic building. Empire State Building. New York City. Borough of Manhattan. Five boroughs. Manhattan. USS Manhattan. Good ship. Good crew. Smart people. Faye was smart. Had dinner with Faye. Faye was great. I love her. I miss her so much.’ I just stopped dead in the hall and stared for I don’t know how long. The sudden realization of my feelings for you stunned me. And then I spent months trying to pretend it wasn’t real… but it was. It is. And once I accepted that… I felt a lot better. Still scared, mostly that you would think I was nuts. But I finally had to know. And so… here we are.”


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