Posted Jan. 14, 2021, 11:30 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Jarred Alindor (Chief Engineer) (Steven Sigle)
Posted by Ensign Kalani Kāne (Science Officer) in 10 Forward Dinner Jarred and Kalani
Posted by Ensign Kalani Kāne (Science Officer) in 10 Forward Dinner Jarred and Kalani
Posted by Lieutenant Commander Jarred Alindor (Chief Engineer) in 10 Forward Dinner Jarred and Kalani
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Original post Alindor’s quarters https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf5/saracen/notes/44421/
https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf5/saracen/notes/78199/ part two
“That is the second half, your dad wants to marry you… and I figured why not today…” Jarred said with an almost grimace smile, unsure of how sudden this would be for her.
“Like right now today,” Kalani felt as if she couldn’t breathe. “Jarred…baby…can I..um…have a word.” Taking his hands she pulled him off into a small alcove. Kalani knew every pair of eyes was bearing holes into her back. She just couldn’t go forward until she had a moment to catch her breath.
Kalani Kane science
Jarred nodded as he gave everyone a one moment gesture as he took Kalani to the side as he held his breath as he looked closely at her. “This might become the speak now or forever hold your peace moment here… so… talk to me baby girl.” Jarred said softly as he ran his arms down her sides to try and give her a sense of comfort and love. He knew she was nervous, he was too but he wanted this, more than anything in the world he wanted her.
Kalani pursed her lips and let a long controlled breath escape them followed by a deep breath to replace the one she just expelled. “Okay first don’t be nervous. I do want to marry you but I,” she looked up at him not sure how to put into words what was in her mind.
“And before you say anything… I do have everything planned… plus your mom helped me plan everything and make sure I didn’t pick anything you would hate… I just want my Hawaiian princess to have the most perfect day… so remember that… I have a good thing planned.” Jarred said with a huge grin on his face hoping to fight through the nerves and the anxiety.
Kalani opened her mouth and then closed it. The look on Jarred’s face spoke volumes. He had gone over and above to make this day special. They had been together long enough for Jarred to know what she liked and hated without her mother’s help. Kalani had also spent the better part of the past six months wedding planning with her mother so it wouldn’t surprise her to see things she had picked out from the holozines pop up.
“If we do this you have to promise me one thing and swear to god on it,” Kalani started. “Never…ever refer to me as your Hawaiian princess.” A shiver ran down her body as if she was trying to shake the name off. “We used to toss people into the old Mauna Loa who were either war captives, virgins, or royalty. Since I a definitely not two of the three let’s not go calling me something I am not. You have free reign to toss in anything you want when I am Mrs. Alindor just not that. Agreed,” she looked up at him with a small smile.
“How about my chocolate queen? I can elevate your rank so you don’t get sacrificed.” Jarred said, with his usual snarky yet playful tone as he kept his arms tightly around her.
“Chocolate queen? Who says that,” she broke into hysterics. “And I can show you how the Hawaiian punch is not just a fruity beverage if you want to use food analogies.” Kalani couldn’t help but roll her eyes and laugh.
“Hawaiian Goddesses? Coca Bunny? Come on help me help you.”
“One time. One time I try to be playful and show up with a little spirit at Easter in the engineering department and I get labeled a bunny and that night I learned not to trust the help me help you line,” she laughed dropping her forehead to his chest. “You never need any help in that arena.” Raising her head she looked up and tousled his hair with her finger tips. “You can be so goofy you know that right?”
“Now should we go do this,” Kalani slipped her hand back into his. If their private conversational aside took any longer some might doubt the nuptials were going happen. This might now have been the way she envisioned her wedding day yet she never envisioned meeting someone like Jarred. Sometimes in life you had to jump in with both feet. Hours spent tasting cakes, going blind over color samples, and losing sleep over a seating arrangement sapped the fun out of the day. Sure she was nervous as hell now but that wouldn’t change by picking a date nine months in the future.
“Go, I got the rest you just need to pick the dress… you have some options…” he said soft as he kissed her cheek before he let her take leave of him away to go to her mom. “I will make sure this place becomes perfect,” he said as he looked at the door, already finding a large group of people seeming to be ready to show. Looking over at his mom and dad he nodded as the pair began to let the people in who were here to help transform this all into the most perfect day.
Twenty minutes later, Kalani stood looking at herself in the mirror as the hairdresser arranged a few loose strands of hair around her face. Kalani forwent the sweeping up do requiring hours in a salon chair. Instead, she opted for a slightly more elegant version of what she entered ten forward with an hour earlier. The ends were curled so they hung in soft waves around her shoulders and down her back. The veil was simple silk tulle tucked into a comb of bird of paradise, hibiscus and plumeria. The soft yellows and pinks of the flowers stood out against her skin and the white of the dress making the veil seem both casual and elegant.
Kalani let her eyes drift over the airy silk wedding dress she had picked almost instantly. It clung to her body in all the right places yet retained the feel of a traditional Hawaiian wedding dress. “I don’t know. Maybe I should go with something more formal and fitting. I love this but it feels out of place in the middle of space. It should be on a beach with,”
“Do you love it,” Halia asked her daughter moving in front of the mirror blocking Kalani’s view of herself.
“Then it is the dress you should use.” Raising a finger and placing it on her daughter’s lips, Halia silenced the words about to come from her daughters mouth. “Jarred is not going to even pay attention to what you are wearing. You could come in a pair of cut off jeans and a tank top and he would not notice. He wants to marry you. He is waiting for you. The second he sees you coming towards him his ears will fill with white noise and he will get tunnel vision. Men act like they are all brave and ready,” Halia adjusted Kalani’s veil, “but he is ten times more nervous than you will ever be. You are just agreeing to marry him and stand by him the rest of your life but Jarred is promising to take care of you for the rest of his. He is promising to give you a life filled with security, happiness, and love. He is promising to always do what is needed so that you and Lizzie and any other children you have never have to want for everything you need. That is a tall promise for any man to fulfill. That is why he is not going to ever remember what your dress looked like exactly or that you hair smelled of plumeria when he danced with you. All he is going to see is that are willing to devote your life to making him happy as he is pledging to do with you. He sees your heart baby and no dress will ever be as beautiful as that.” Giving her daughter’s shoulders a small squeeze, Halia let out a deep breath and headed to the door. As much as she was excited about Kalani marrying Jarred, she was still losing a part of her life, she was never getting back.
Standing at the altar with Jarred, Robert Kane gave the young man a side eye staring at the door his daughter was soon to exit. “You know son that I like you right,” he said in a deep baritone that one could almost feel as well as hear.
Jarred stopped as he looked over at Robert with a quizzical look. “You talking to me?” Jarred asked, he had never heard Robert say any of these words to him in the past. “Oh you are!” Jarred said, not answering the question. Up till this point, he wasn’t even sure Robert knew his name, boy or son was all he was ever called. “Sure… sure sure… yeah you like me… you just run deep background checks to find dirt on everyone… and to be honest I truly believe you do.” Jarred said as he felt a nervousness as he looked over at his mom and dad. His dad was working hard mostly as his mom gossiped as the room transformed.
“I want you and Kale to be happy but more importantly I need Halia to be happy. You will see soon enough. When the Kane girls get upset there is no stopping the reign of hell they can cast upon you until they are smiling again. Keep my girls happy and you and I are going to be just fine.” The sentiment was not the soft, welcome to the family speech some men received however their was emotion behind it. The emotion was Robert choking back the realization that in the next few minutes, he would no longer be the only man in his daughters life. Jarred needed to know that Robert would gladly hand over his world to the young man next to him. If however Jarred damaged that world, there was no place in this galaxy the young man could hide. “We cool,” he asked Jarred raising one eye brow?
“I have made some major blunders in my life, but if I am honest sir, the best thing I ever did was let your daughter lick cream filling from me finger…” Jarred said, as he couldn’t help but smirk ever so slightly. “She changed me… and I won’t do anything to break that.” Jarred added, with one of his most sincere moments he knew it to be truer than anything he ever knew.
“Then let me go get your wife,” Robert gave the young man a small smirk.
“Wife… let’s see if I have one for more than one day this time.” Jarred said as he looked over at Robert. “Bad joke… bad joke.” he said as he straightened up as he saw his father come over.
“I like him…” Jonathan said as he watched Robert walk past him as he patted Jonathan on the back.
“You would… he’s the bigger blacker you… where is Peter and Lucy by the way? Mom said they landed and they aren’t here. No one got to see my first wedding… I kinda wanted everyone here this time.”
“They are getting dressed in their rooms first, should be by eta 5 mins.” Jonathan said as he smiled as he looked back at Jarred. “And you will have this one for more than one day son.” he said as he left his son’s side to go help the decorators.
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