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Botanical Garden - Burning the Midnight Oil (Open)

Posted July 21, 2021, 1:27 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Civilian Luke Wyatt (Military Liason) in Botanical Garden - Burning the Midnight Oil (Open)

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Botanical Garden - Burning the Midnight Oil (Open)

Posted by Civilian Luke Wyatt (Military Liason) in Botanical Garden - Burning the Midnight Oil (Open)
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Luke couldn’t lie if he said he was surprised, not because of what they had but because it was Faye. He smiled “Wow it’s beautiful, you really have gone to a better place. Im so happy for you!” Again his words were genuine, what they had before wasn’t real, not really. He had no lingering feelings. Luke had worried about seeing her again, that it might ignite some deep desire and perhaps in other circumstances and if he hadn’t also changed it would have but all he felt now was happiness for her. “They’re a lucky person.”

  • Luke Wyatt

For some reason his approval surprised her. But she was glad he wasn’t hurt, and if he was hiding it from her, ah well, that’s just how it was. Faye smiled softly. “We both are. I’m calmer with him in my life and he’s been through different but also similarly painful things, so he gets it. I still have my bad days, and I can still have moments where I dissociate, but it’s been less. And I got a cat!” she said with a laugh. “Approved service animal. An empathic cat. Tess can tell when I’m struggling and is trained to summon help in an emergency.”

~Faye

“Wow soon to be married, a cat woman” Luke mocked looking around as if he had lost something “Where’s the Faye I knew!” He chuckled, “Well I prefer this new one so maybe we can let her be.” He said back over looking the garden, “I’m happy you’re happy faye.” So perhaps he was a little sad, but who was he to upset what was obviously something good for her.

  • Luke Wyatt

She chuckled. “Oh, don’t you worry, I’m still me. And my t-shirt collection has grown too!” She leaned in towards him slightly. “And you know the best part about the whole Counter-Intelligence thing? Now instead of people giving me subtle looks of uncertainty, they’re just openly wary. Sooo much better,” she said with a laugh. “But hey, I’m also the Faye Calloway that is doing the Command Training Program, so, the craziest things are possible.”

“What about you, Luke? Where are you at? What’s the deal here?”

~Faye

He shrugged, “Well I’m definitely in a place which is far better than where I was. I cant say I have a cat or a Fiance but I’m settling and I’m hoping that by returning here I can repair some burned bridges and actually have the opportunity to settle here, as much as the Federation will let me I suppose.” Luke didn’t really have much to comment on, since he left he was recruited by FedSec, did his training and returned to the Delta Quadrant. “Nothing really interesting I guess.”

  • Luke Wyatt

She eyed him keenly for a moment. “BullSh!t,” she said firmly. “You can lie to others, but this is me we’re talking about. You might infuriate me at times and test every last nerve depending on the day, but I know Luke. Or at least I thought I did. You’re stubborn as all hell, so don’t you try to act like someone was twisting your arm and forcing you to be here and just accept it,” she said with a smile as she looked over the garden for a moment before she returned her gaze to him. “You came home. Go ahead and try to deny it.”

~Faye

He couldn’t help but laugh, “Well I mean if I had the choice I would have wanted to chose here anyway it just happened the choice was made for me but you’re right I wanted to come home and besides who else is going to infuriate and test you?” Luke couldn’t help but enjoy their conversation and time alone together they’d moved on of course and anything romantic was certainly no longer on the table but it didn’t have to end there. He’d always wanted the best for Faye and she was happier now than she had been before. “And i’m not stubborn just strong willed, you’re the stubborn one.” He quipped.

  • Luke Wyatt

“Well, I come by it honestly, as they say. You think I’m stubborn. My mother is worse. Once she’s set her mind on something, that’s it. Not that she won’t listen to reason and facts, mind you, but whew, if you want to convince her otherwise, you better be on your A-game, because anything less will get you laughed out of the room,” Faye said with a grin.

“So… business for a moment. What do we need to do to make sure we’re not getting in each other’s way? I mean, I’m good. There’s no more secret orders to worry about, but my stuff is still classified or on a need to know basis most of the time. Is that going to be a problem?” Faye asked.

~Faye


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