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Captain's Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm

Posted Sept. 14, 2021, 1:33 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Captain’s Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Captain’s Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Captain’s Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm
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Alex shrugged. Even the mention of her name cut a little. “I may actually take some leave. Without you here trying to blow up the Jeffries Tubes every ten seconds, I might just be able to.” and he looked at her and grinned and winked. Going back to the seeds, he said “I appreciate the concern. Zef was… hard… it’s true… but that’s okay. Some things just aren’t meant to be. And who knows what the future holds? Maybe I just have a thing for Counselors and I’ll end up putting the moves on the new one.” and he looked at Faye and began laughing.

Alex

Faye snorted. “To each their own,” she said, giving Alex a sideways glance. “And admit it, you’re not just going to miss me, you’re going to miss the excitement,” she said, waggling her brows at him as she dusted the first off her hands. “Or as you put it before, that special brand of chaos.”

~Faye

“Yuu really should think about distilling that and selling it. I’m sure I know a Ferengi or two that would love to set up a market for bottled Faye Chaos.” and he smiled slightly and then said “And I will miss both. Because you are the embodiment of that very welcome and wholly unique chaos. It’s part of what makes this ship what it is. And when it is gone… it will be felt all over, not just by me.”

Alex

For a moment Faye just gazed at him, deep in thought. It was true, wasn’t it? Somehow, somewhen on this ship, she had become a part of its fabric and now she was having to slowly disentangle her thread. But it hurt. She could feel it already and understood that while she was here she could focus on the next steps and planning this wedding, but after the honeymoon, she’d be with Dag and that would require her to go through a process of adjustment. A whole hell of a lot of adjustment!

Exhaling audibly, she just nodded, not knowing what else to say on the matter. Moving over to grab a watering can, she handed it to Alex. “Now we gently water them in so any air pockets are removed and the seeds are guaranteed to have contact with soil. And other than that we’re done here. Need to check the trays daily to make sure they don’t dry out, but give them a week or so and you’ll have seedlings!”

~Faye

“Aye aye… water in to ensure soil contact, don’t let ‘em dry out. On it.” Alex said with the tone Cadets used at the Academy. He began watering and then started to hum softly. After a minute or two, he said “So… you two want kids?” and looked at her with a grin.

Alex

Faye was many things, but she was not one to blush and yet she could feel slight heat in her cheeks. Why the embarrassment? She’d have to examine that reaction later, but as she turned to gaze at Alex there was a wistfulness in her eyes. “Yeah, it came up. At the same dinner where we sort of agreed to spend our lives together. My first official date,” she said, breaking into a laugh. “I just… never saw myself as a mother but… things change. I don’t know on my own I’d have sought out having children, but with Dag? Yeah, I want them with him,” she said, breaking into a more goofy grin. “Poor kids…”

~Faye


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