Daggum's Quarters- Star-Crossed Lovers

Posted May 4, 2021, 12:14 p.m. by Lindsay Bayes

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Posted by Lindsay Bayes in Daggum’s Quarters- Star-Crossed Lovers

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Daggum smiled. He knew what she was worried about, and he was glad she felt comfortable enough with him to share it.

=/\= 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? =/\=


Faye tilted her head ever so slightly as she gazed deeply at him. Then that gaze seemed to shift as she seemed to be pondering. Deeply.

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, Data Scientist, USS Manhattan

Daggum snorted. Of course she was. That’s what she did, after all. He laughed silently 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…=/\=


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, Data Specialist, USS Manhattan

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. =/\=


Faye seemed to quietly be tracing the lines of his body and the many muscles with her eyes. 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.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist, USS Manhattan

What was she talking about? Daggum was confused for a moment and then looked down and his face turned dark green. He… had no clothes on. She had called so early he was asleep. The embarrassment was evident when he spoke. =/\= Aw, dammit Faye! Why didnt you tell me! =/\= and he quickly grabbed a t-shirt from the back of the chair near him and pulled it on. He recovered some of his composure, and grinned sheepishly and chuckled. =/\= Guess it pays to advertise, huh? If I knew that was all it was gonna take, I’d have shown up naked for our dinner. =/\=


Faye laughed one of those full-body laughs that could bring you to tears. With an ever-wide grin she met his gaze once again as he sat down. =/\=Well, I was just assuming that maybe you slept shirtless, but thank you for confirming the rest of that question for me.=/\= This time she did wink.

Exhaling a breath that made her feel more relaxed than she had in a long time (years probably), Faye smiled at him. =/\=I’ll talk to Cochrane about leave, but in the meantime, I’ll send you the photos of the mushroom house. And Dag? For the record, the moment I knew I was in love with you was when I opened the crate with the Glo-orbs.=/\= The smile she gave him was full of genuine awe and tenderness and (surprisingly to her) certainty. She knew nothing about the rest, but their whole conversation had been like one giant puzzle piece finally sliding into place.

Touching her fingertips to her lips, she turned her hand to the him on the screen. =/\=Later, Dag.=/\=

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist, USS Manhattan

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