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side sim: The lunch date

Posted Nov. 29, 2021, 10:56 a.m. by Commander Roman Alden (First Officer & Chief Science Officer) (Nicole Cline)

Posted by Ensign Rand Farquharson (Yeoman First Class) in side sim: The lunch date

Posted by Commander Roman Alden (First Officer & Chief Science Officer) in side sim: The lunch date

Posted by Ensign Rand Farquharson (Yeoman First Class) in side sim: The lunch date
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His pronunciation was fine, it was his English accent messing it up. She knew back home comments and grumbling would be made about the ‘English’ man butchering their beautiful language. But there would also be respect for his attempt and effort to learn. Rand tipped her head back to look up at him. A soft thump was heard as she dropped the pencil and it fell on the bed behind him. “Write it down? How would I do that? I have nothing to write with.”

Rand

The pad of paper had also made its way to the floor during the course of their hug. Roman gave a little shrug. “It’ll have to wait a little longer, then.” It didn’t sound like he cared much just then. He was looking down at her, meeting her eyes with his. His look was one of adoration, and well, like he wanted to kiss her again.

~ Roman

He shrugged and with the way she was leaned against him it made her grip his shoulders. Though with his arms around her she wasn’t moving. Rand could think of another word to teach him, but she couldn’t quite bring herself to say it. Not with him looking at her like that, like he was going to kiss her. She blushed just a little bit more, like she knew what he was thinking.

Rand

Her face turned a bit deeper of a shade of pink and Roman knew she knew what he was thinking. Rand always seemed to turn that colour when the idea of kissing came up, and he liked it that way. His arms still tightly around her, he leaned in for the kiss, lowering his head to her.

~ Roman

Rand stretched up just a bit as Roman leaned in, her stomach felt like she had a swarm of butterflies had just hatched. Then he kissed her, ad the butterflies disappeared, replaced by warmth, and she kind of forgot where she was. She liked how he hugged her tighter when he kissed her. She kind of forgot how time worked too.

Roman kissed her as she stretched up to meet him, a similar feeling of warmth spreading through him. The way he hugged her when he kissed her was like a reflex for him, something he didn’t realize he did but it always happened. Then the kiss ended, and he lifted his head slightly but he was still looking at her that way.

But then when he stopped kissing her she felt breathless and she had to think to try and remember what they were talking about. And that left a slightly bemused grin on her face.

Rand

Rand’s grin made Roman smile, too. “Were we doing something?” He asked, his smile turning into one of his goofy grins. He wanted to learn the language, it was important to her. And it might help Randy’s opinion of him. But right now, their studies seemed distant.

~ Roman

Rand blinked and just quietly nodded her head. They had been doing something, and she really wanted to do it again. She hesitated just a moment before she kissed him again. She could figure out what they were doing in a minute.

Roman was just a little surprised when she kissed him again, but it made him happy and he kept her in the tight hug as they kissed.

When she stopped kissing him, she still had the look on her face and then with a small sigh, “pòg....kiss.” It wasn’t possible for her to blush more, was it? It was but she didn’t because she was comfortable and relaxed with him. “Umm…I think you said something about a movie.”

Rand

Roman looked just a tiny bit disappointed when she stopped, though he was still looking at her the same way. And then he smiled. “Pòg. I won’t forget that one either.” He thought for a moment, his arms loosening around her. He had said that, back in the lounge, that’s right. “Any favourites you want to watch?” He asked, his voice still soft and quiet.

~ Roman

Rand smiled up at him, she certainly hoped he wouldn’t forget it. She shrugged gently, “Not really. We can watch, anything.” Her voice was quiet and a little breathless, and she honestly couldn’t have picked a favorite movie right at that moment. She would rather just keep hugging him. They couldn’t do that all day though…the idea made her smile just a bit more. Then she sat up pulling back just a bit with a grin. “I know. I’ll be right back.” After a moment she finally pulled away and left the room.

She returned a couple minutes later, and with a grin handed him a data disk as she sat back down next to him.

Rand

“Nothing speaks to you?” Roman asked. He’d hug her all day, if he could. That sounded like a pretty ideal day. But then she sat up, pulling back a bit. “You’ve got an idea?” He asked, looking quite disappointed when she started to pull away to leave. When she returned, he took the data disk, looking at it for just a moment, before loading the data to his PaDD and setting the PaDD up like a mini TV. When he saw the name of the movie, he smiled. “Pride and Prejudice? The adaptation?”

~ Roman

“From 2005. There were several adaptations before and after, but this one is my favorite.” After he set the screen up, she leaned against him, eventually curling up, feet tucked up underneath her, head on his shoulder, while they watched.

Rand

Roman chuckled lightly. “That’s an old one.” Then, he hit play and sat on the bed, feet over the side. When Rand settled in against him he put his arm around her.

A couple times Roman could hear Rand quietly speaking the lines. It wasn’t the sound of someone simply repeating favorite lines. This was like having Elizabeth Bennet right beside him. The fierceness, attitude, pride, and sass. And the ‘Received Pronunciation’ accent of Hertfordshire. After a couple times, she seemed to realize what she was doing and she grew quiet, possibly frustrated with herself or a little sad.

Roman heard her quietly speaking the lines. It reminded him of the day he overheard her in the lab, and he got the feeling it was a part she’d played in the past. A little after she stopped, he looked down at her and tightened his arm around her just a little, to comfort her.

Two hours and a few minutes later, the credits were rolling and Roman turned and smiled at her. “That was a good movie. It followed the book fairly well.”

~ Roman

She couldn’t help but smile back. “That’s why I like it. The book was so well written, the story stands on its own without embellishment for production. And after all these centuries the themes still hold true.” The movie was over but she made no effort to move, but stayed where she was.

Rand

“That is what makes a classic, a classic, if you ask me. The ability to be relevant regardless of the time it’s read in.” Roman agreed with her, the movie did not require the… changes, most newer adaptations made. He could remember one in particular, made about twenty years ago, where they changed the story to take place aboard a space ship. He didn’t seem to want to move either, but he did ask, “Do you want to watch another, or..?”

~ Roman


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