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Afternoon rush. [Jul. 8th, 2009|03:32 pm]


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::yanks on uniform jacket, giving wrinkles a half-hearted once over::

With everything else Starfleet comes up with, you'd think care free fabric would be simple enough...but no, no...

::jumps when firm, slightly cool fingers run over back, apparently focused on the out of reach spots::

Thanks, Seven.

::twists, greeted by a plate of...something...stuck just under nose::

Ah...smells good. But what exactly...

[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-08 10:11 pm (UTC)
::tucks two fingers of free hand under companion's uniform collar, yanking it straight::

I believe the recipe was titled 'Chicken Carcass Stew'. Ensign Delaney's latest peace offering.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-08 10:14 pm (UTC)

::tactfully withholds reflex query...is that a real recipe, or does Jenny just need more 'help'?::

...oh. No actual chicken or carcass involved, I assume?
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-08 10:23 pm (UTC)
Only replicated substitutes.

Neelix's stores are low, I'm afraid.

::lifts brow at expression on pilot's face::

And even when they are not, Commander, 'chicken' as you define it is difficult to come across. Earth is still a great distance away.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-08 10:28 pm (UTC)
::swallows a dually serving groan...always interesting Talaxian complaints will be up soon for review, then, and...::

::is saved from commenting on the terrible and lacking humor of former Borg by doors swishing open::

::looks over annika_hansen's shoulder, steeling self for a different kind of round at expression on daughter's face...that's right, Doc wanted to run tests today::

Ah...how did it go?
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[User Picture]From: jenay_paris
2009-07-08 10:35 pm (UTC)

::skirts them both, flopping down on nearest chair::

He stuck me in the chamber for at least an hour. And sang while I was a captive audience.

Linnis came in once, but I think it was just to gloat...she didn't even have the courtesy to delete him when she left.

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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-08 10:41 pm (UTC)
The Doctor has a very pleasant tenor.

::moves to small table nearer cooking enclave, sitting dish down and retrieving plates for ladling...three today, apparently::

And I believe your father would be more interested in hearing his diagnostic conclusions than imaginary tortures.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-08 11:28 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm looking forward to my shift in the big chair a lot more than I was five minutes ago...

::winces...bridge duty, now that's boring torture::

::suppresses gusty sigh of resignation, taking seat at table and watching as jenay_paris does the same::

What's the verdict? How soon do I have to put you behind multiple force fields?

And I refuse to feel guilty about entertaining the idea this time...since human-Ocampan hybids can spawn more than once, she can spawn later. Much later.
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[User Picture]From: jenay_paris
2009-07-08 11:42 pm (UTC)
::stares at him, gripping fork all the tighter::

At this rate, never.

We've been here over a year, right?

::lets question linger::

And you know how much I've aged? The human equivalent to a month.

::raises voice to clarify, since they just don't seem to be getting it::

He said I'm the equivalent to fifteen!

I'll never grow up!

::flings fork over shoulder, slamming into chair back and folding arms::
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-08 11:51 pm (UTC)
::chews, processing::

Oh, hell!

::coughs, carefully avoiding two matching glares::

I meant...ah, um...

But why?

::shakes head...that didn't come out right either::

It doesn't make any sense. Linnis shot through puberty, Andrew did more or less...the growth slow down didn't happen until after for them.

::wonders briefly about renara_paris, not without a pang of guilt::
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[User Picture]From: jenay_paris
2009-07-08 11:55 pm (UTC)
He didn't know. To quote...

::lifts fingers to punctuate::

"You people insist on defying every rule of medical logic I've ever encountered. It's obscene!"
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-08 11:59 pm (UTC)
::swallows, taking a moment to be genuinely impressed...she must have really worked a number to send the Doc off into a rant like that::

::would even be proud, if the facts didn't speak for potential years more of adolescent terrorizing::

::chews on another chunk of not-chicken to fight grin::

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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-09 12:06 am (UTC)
::eyes him, not at all fooled::

::turns head back to outraged girl, attempting to find appropriately sympathetic...and conciliatory...response::

...the Doctor has very strange methods of showing affection as well.
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[User Picture]From: jenay_paris
2009-07-09 12:10 am (UTC)

::kicks chair back::

I'll go find Mama. At least she doesn't pick on me.

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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 12:12 am (UTC)
Ah, good cop bad cop.

::shrugs off a smidgen of hurt::

I always thought I was the good cop.

::watches teen's dramatic exit with a raised brow::

Cheer up, sprite. It'll give you extra time to get a grasp on those physics laws.
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[User Picture]From: jenay_paris
2009-07-09 12:25 am (UTC)
:draws to haughty stop just inside doors, wheeling back::

I'm not a twentieth century pop drink!

::spins on heel again, striding out into busy pre-shift corridor traffic with nary another look::
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 12:28 am (UTC)
::dangles fork, contemplating whether the attitude is worth confronting in the long run::

::shakes with silent laughter at own inward joke, before realization that remaining company isn't nearly so amused strikes::

Oh, come on, Seven, she'll get over it.

...the nickname part, at least.
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-09 01:13 am (UTC)
You are...

::pauses, startled to find no adequate wording to describe such behavior::
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 01:15 am (UTC)
A pig? Yeah, got it.

::chuckles a little more before washing down last bite and rising::

I am curious, though...do all girls get so annoyed by terms of endearment?
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-09 01:17 am (UTC)
::raises own brow::

I would not know.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 01:20 am (UTC)
::stares, considering...well, she has a point...it's been a while since 'Seven' was just a nickname, and nobody seems to call her anything else...hell, what would you call her?::



Your father calls you Annie.
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-09 01:22 am (UTC)
::lifts plates from table, moving to refresher::

Your point?
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 01:24 am (UTC)
::joins, accepting a dishrag as trade for three glasses::

Well, you don't seem to like it much.


I guess that answers the question, doesn't it?
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-09 01:28 am (UTC)
Not precisely.

::glances to opposite wall and chronometer::

Your shift begins in two minutes. I believe it would be bad form for the duty officer to be late.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 01:31 am (UTC)
::sighs at distractive ploy::

The way I see it, the perks of being the duty officer include showing up whenever you damn well please...well, within reason.

Come on, Seven.

::offers a chesire cat grin::

Nobody would blame me if I said I was busy being kissed by a beautiful woman.
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[User Picture]From: annikahansen
2009-07-09 01:35 am (UTC)
::narrows eyes, uncertain as to whether the statement is purely playful or retributive topic shift::

::decides to save competition for a later date, settling instead on a long-outdated cliche::

::leans forward, pressing a chaste kiss to one of pilot's ruddy cheeks::

Enjoy your shift, Commander.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-07-09 01:42 am (UTC)
::loses grin despite best efforts::

::heads for door at firm shove, offering a look of warning back::

We'll continue this later...and I'll leave it to you to decide whether that's something to dread or not.

::allows self just a glimpse of former drone's perfectly shocked expression before heading out into corridor as well::

Like chipping ice...

::ah, well...kitchen stays toasty::
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