The Big Date Part 2
General Sim Postings
Location: Starbase 51 Various
Timeline: Prior to “The Trail of Random Thoughts”
- 8 am next day -
Chris found himself awake early, he looked over to see Mia asleep, he tentatively got out of bed after putting on some pants and went over to the replicator and got himself a mug of coffee, then he sat on the bottom of the bed drinking his coffee studying Mia, she truly was beautiful, he just watched her sleep with a small smile, half hour later she begins to stir "morning Mia" he began "can I get you a drink?" He asked.
Lamia smiled as she awoke to see the handsome features of Chris looking at her. “Morning to you too, I would love a drink please just a juice.” She sat up against the pillows pulling the sheet around her. “I wasn’t sure if I’d wake up to find you still here or whether you’d be gone.” She smiled warmly. “I’m glad you’re still here.” oO I wish it didn’t have to end Oo
*nodding he walked over to the replicator* "fresh orange juice cold" Chris said and when the glass appeared he picked it up and took it over to her and held it out. "As to your uncertainty about me still being here, was unwarranted, I am not one of those guys who bails after a great night and especially what came after it," he said and smiled as he was sitting closer to her since he handed her the juice.
“Thank you” Lamia smiled as she took the juice. “I’m sorry I didn’t mean to suggest that you’d just up and disappear. I really enjoyed last night, I wish it didn’t have to end.” She blushed as she took a sip from her glass. “Why don’t you cuddle up back in bed with me for a little while?”
*Looking aghast* "not at all, not at all *shrugs* okay," he said smiling and laid back down beside her, sitting up in bed drinking his coffee with Mia putting her head on his shoulder. "You know Mia I am permanently stationed here, so I will always be here when you next have shore leave," he said looking at her with a smile "and the rules are not so strict here" Chris added finishing his coffee and sitting back as he put his arm around Mia.
*Grinning as she looked up at him* “So we could always do this again next time I’m back here. I think I’d like that.” She sat up to sip her drink before leaning back against him. “I’m going to miss you, Chris.”
"Hook up again when you are back here, I could go for that, of course trying to, come up with something better for next time is going to be hard to top gonna miss you too beautiful" he said with a smile as he looked at the time "Oh hell, I am late for my shift" he said and extricated himself from the bed "this is why I am not on the ship, I usually sleep late, those times I do not have a good excuse, today I got an attractive one" he added as he replaced his now empty mug back in to the replicator and proceeded to get dressed.
"I just hope I don't get you into trouble." She grinned as she watched him getting dressed. "Depending on when the ship gets back if I'm still here tonight feel free to drop by after your shift. I'm sure I could entertain you."
*shrugs* "No you will not, I will probably be trolled from Chief Somers, but it is nothing we can’t handle," he said with his jacket in hand and closes on her, "tell you what I get off shift around 1800 hours, what say we meet up for a non-alcoholic drink, last get together before you ship out ?" Kildare asked.
“I’d like that!” Mia smiled as she looked up at him. “I’ll be there early just to make sure I don’t miss you.” She grinned.
"And I will be wearing a clown nose," he said laughing at his joke and with that, he bent over and planted a gentle but meaningful kiss on Mia's lips when he eventually stood up "it will be the Serendipity, for a tea or coffee, how does that sound?" he asked.
Mia smiled as she came down off cloud nine again after his kiss. “That sounds...wonderful. I’ll be there.” She watched him heading away wishing he didn’t really have to go.
He stood in the doorway to the sleeping area so the door stayed open and looked at the attractive woman sitting up in bed and smiled and then left Mia alone to her own devices for the moment as he had to get to his quarters and freshen up and dressed.
- 1800 hrs Cafe Serendipity -
At 1759 hours Chris arrived at Serendipity Cafe, he had just enough time to change into some off duty attire, a smart casual affair, he approached Mia "hey Mia!" he exclaimed as he approached her.
Lamia smiled warmly as she turned to look at Chris, she'd managed to dig out a nice dress from her case to wear. "Hey yourself, how was your day?"
*Sighing Heavily as he sat at the table and ordered a cup of joe* "It was a boarding day, only fun was the small amount of trouble we had, otherwise doing Security checks and Main armoury checks is so boring, I am thinking of returning to the Regiment full time, this Security work is getting boring now" he said, "you?" he asked.
"I'll admit I had a lazy day! It's not something I get to do very often so I decided to enjoy it while I had the chance!" She grinned.
*nods* "you will need it, as there will be little rest when you officially report to Captain Somers on the Tomcat," he said as he looked up at the notification screen "Well whadda ya know the ships has finally docked, this means we do not have much time left, so why don't we make the most of it?" Kildare responded.
*nodding* “Sounds good to me! I’ve no doubt I’ll be expected to report in pretty soon and I’ve still got to grab my hand luggage from my temporary quarters before I can board.”
*smiling* "A little about the Captain, she is a former Marine and she restarted the 95th Rifle Regiment, but since the Regiment has expanded she no longer has sole control over it, that is now in the hands of the Generals, but she retains some authority as she was the one who relit the fire. You will see that she wears a white cord at the base of her uniform shoulders, same as mine and Chief Somers, the only other officers besides the Captain currently serving on the Tomcat with such an award is the First Officer Commander Sterling and Major S'arila Donovan, you cannot miss that one *mysterious smile*. It is an award that is given on rare occasions to the crew who have earned the right. The Captain is firm but fair and has a dark side to her and she has her own way of commanding her ship, I think of it as unique style" Chris said "as the ship has arrived, is there anything more you would like to know about the ship and the Captain?" he added taking a sip of his coffee.
“Oh just about anything and everything you think I need to know.” She grinned as she looked at him. “Is there anyone or anything I should be watching out for?”
Thinks for a moment "I do not know all of them, but I hope you do not mind Klingon's, as there are Klingon's stationed on the ship, the flight deck does not have catapults to launch fighters, the launch tubes are there, but the pilots have to fly them out themselves. You may end up working a lot with Engineering and Security, as the Chief Operations Officer, but the exact setup, you will need to ask the Captain. Unless I am asked, I cannot think of any more than you need to know, oh I hope you are not allergic to Canines, there be a hermaphrodite ACMO Aldana the Lieutenant has two very smart dogs both hold NCO ranks, or so I am told" Kildare paused to finish his coffee, then he remembered he had something for Mia, but he remained silent allowing her to respond.
“Sounds interesting. I’m fine with Klingons and I adore animals so that’s not a problem!” She grinned. “Just out of curiosity does the ship have many telepaths or empaths?”
He thought for a moment "from what I know, Lieutenant Dodd the CEO has a low rating telepathic ability, so does the CMO Aldana and the Chief Counsellor has a limited telepathic/empathic ability. Major S'arila Donovan was the strongest telepath at one point, but on a mission something caused her to lose that ability, last I heard she is sensitive to telepaths, while she cannot hear another's thoughts anymore she can sense a telepath, but apart from her genetic alterations and the Alternate reality she came from she is delicate, mentally now" he paused and he inhaled.
"Oh I have this little parting gift for you," he said handing her a smallish box "it is a holochip" he added.
"A holochip?" She looked at him curiously. "What does it have on it?"
*smiling" "It is a full recording of last night in the Serendipity, from the time we arrived, till the time we both left, I figured if you got depressed or stressed for any reason, you could play that holochip and hopefully seeing the images will brighten your day up, it also comes with sound, so the music can be heard" he answered.
*looking at the holochip* Lamia couldn't help but feel emotional. She gently closed her hand around the chip. "Thank you so much! I will treasure this, that I promise you." She wiped away a tear as it ran down her face. "I'll miss you."
*Looking intently into her eyes* "I will miss you too, say when you are in port next time, would you like to go on another date? IF so, what would be your preference?" Kildare asked.
"I would like that very much" She smiled as she looked into his eyes. "As for a preference, how's about a romantic movie night cuddled up together under a blanket in a darkened room. I like that soppy kind of stuff you know." She grinned as she gripped the holochip tightly. "I will treasure this."
*knowing smile* oO A chick flick *grumble* but hell she is worth it Oo he thought to himself "What type of Romantic films you like?" he asked.
She picked up on a strong errant thought coming from Chris *Giving him a knowing look* Oh not a chick flick! It doesn't have to be a romantic film, it can be action, adventure, horror or even a comedy! I love all sorts of films so you can choose whatever you'd like to see." She smiled but it faded a little. "I wish you were coming aboard the ship, it could be a while before we see each other again."
He looked at her "chick flick, hope you did not pick up on my thoughts there, I am told they can be quite strong" he said, he did not sound hurt, only surprised "well at least there is a large enough selection, so you like vintage type movies or films about the third world war?" He asked, as during the early years of Starfleet around the 2100s there were a string of such films being done and some had become epics, hopefully, she would want a vintage one to watch "ladies choice" he added.
"As long as it's entertaining I'll trust your judgement and let you choose!" Mia grinned. "I trust you. It may seem a stupid question but in the meantime what if either you or I find someone we really like? I guess what I'm saying is...if you should find someone you like..." She paused for a moment. "I'm making a mess of this aren't I?"
*feeling a little sympathy at her predicament and with a smile* "you not very good are you in asking if we want to go steady or not?" he asked, "but if that is what you are asking I am willing to give a more permanent courting relationship a shot!" He said not knowing what her answer would be, he always prepared for bad news, as if it turned out to be bad, there was little disappointment, but if it turned out to be good, then all the better, he had essentially put the proverbial ball in her court.
*looking at him in surprise* “Wow! That wasn’t quite what I was asking but I like the sound of it.” She grinned. “What I was trying to say was....you never know what might happen while we’re apart. Either of us could end up finding someone we want to be with and I wouldn’t want to be holding you to waiting for me if that was to happen.” She offered a smile. “Does that explain it better?”
*humourous grumbling to hide embarrassment and jokingly grumbling women* "Well it would have been less confusing if you had put it that way, but my offer still stands, would you like to go steady, or in modern terms, would you like to make dating official?" he asked oO in for a Penny, in for a Pound Oo he thought to himself.
“Are you kidding me!?” She beamed the biggest smile yet. “What woman in her right mind would turn you down!?” She kissed him on the cheek. “I just wish I wasn’t going to be away from you more than I’m with you.”
Looking at her, "you would be surprised who would turn me down, but do they not say distance makes the heart grow fonder? One sad thing, I will have to get permission of Captain Somers, the face that we are different branches is good, but as you are an officer I am not, I have to okay it with the boss, but this will not deter me from seeing you again" he said and leaned over and kissed her full on the mouth.
Lamia returned his kiss letting it linger before their lips finally parted. “I think absence does make the heart grow fonder but it doesn’t keep me warm in bed at night.” She grinned a wry grin. “I’ll miss you.”
"I will miss you too Mia" Chris said then looked at the chrono and with some sadness "looks like it is time for you to embark on your new journey" he said looking back at her as he paid for the drinks.
Lamia nodded. “I just have to get my carry on bag from my temporary quarters before I go aboard and make sure I haven’t forgotten anything.” She offered a cheery yet less excited smile now. “You take care while I’m gone okay?”
"You too okay?" he responds and offers a departing hug.
“I will I promise” She hugged him back wiping misty eyes as she stepped away. One thing was for sure she hadn’t planned on finding love but she’d certainly found it. With one final glance she headed on her way.
After breaking away he watched her leave, with a heavy heart, he did not know that he would find someone to love this time around, but he had and he hoped they could build on this, sighing heavily to himself "well better go see the boss" he said to himself and left for his quarters, so he could put a uniform on, before he went aboard the Tomcat.
Lieutenant (jg) Lamia Arderne
Chief Operations Officer
Sergeant Major Christopher 'Maverick' Kildare [PNPC: Somers]
95th Rifles Bomb Disposal