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Off to grandfather's house we go... [Sep. 15th, 2009|08:43 pm]



 ::trails out of own quarters with a grumble, grabbing a handful of candy out of dish on entrance table before doors can shut...Naomi's romantic little touches are worth something, at least::

::shoves mints into mouth in a quick gulp when realization suddenly strikes, reaching up to steady flailing cargo::

::readjusts chubby little legs over shoulders, grabbing hands next::

Hey, K, try this.

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands...

::after a few seconds of wrangling to free thumbs from
kelsie_wildman's clenched fists, flattens her hands out just enough to smack both palms together::

Like that, see? You're a natural.

K, K...if you're happy and you know it and you really want to show it...

[User Picture]From: linnis_paris
2009-09-16 10:51 pm (UTC)
I know that, I just...

::drops pillow, curling lip up in frustration...mostly directed inward::

This isn't even about Seven.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-09-16 11:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't really imagine it was.

::leans forward, dragging the pillow away and taking hands::

I'm sorry. I should have talked to you about this before anyone else. You've dealt so well with this whole mess with Jenay and her mother, I just assumed...I have a habit of assuming...you were fine with everything else as well.


::shifts gaze away briefly despite intention when bright blue eyes meet own, before forcing it back::

This is going to sound trite, but I guess some things can't be put any other way.

My relationship with your mother probably wasn't as perfect as I try to remember it. We didn't exactly have a fairy tale start...or end...but I loved her more than anything I had ever loved in my entire life. I guess a part of me still does. But do you know why I loved her? She saved me. After Torres died, I didn't want to live either. She made me mad as hell while she did it, but your mother stayed by my side and pushed and pushed until I decided to snap out of it and rejoin the living. She said she wouldn't be satisfied until I was happy again. I don't even know that she loved me the way I loved her...but it didn't really matter, because she genuinely cared. How many guys are lucky enough to find something like that?

When I asked her to marry me, her biggest concern was the future she couldn't give me. She foresaw every bit of the misery I eventually buried myself in. She only agreed to marry me after I promised to move on again after she left us.

I think I'm ready.

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[User Picture]From: linnis_paris
2009-09-17 12:32 am (UTC)
::prepares to tell him that nice as that slice of history was, he might have missed the point again...before realizing that maybe he didn't::

I know. I don't begrudge you that. I spent years telling you to move on.

It's just...I suppose the older I get, the more I realize I miss certain things...people. The good memories used to be so clear, I didn't feel I had lost much at all...but it gets harder and harder to hold onto them, and I'm just afraid...

::blows out breath again, annoyed by uncharacteristically fragmented thought process::

You can't forget Mother, because I'm depending on you to help me remember her.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-09-17 02:38 am (UTC)
I'm not going to forget your mother, sweetheart...not your mother or a second of our lives together. I couldn't if I wanted to.

::frees a hand, reaching over to tilt her chin up, examining::

::nothing but the usual workaholic insomniac tiredness there, but still...makes mental note to talk to the other doctor ASAP::

And if it's what you need, I'll tell Seven all bets are off. She'd understand.

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[User Picture]From: linnis_paris
2009-09-18 01:22 am (UTC)
::takes full advantage of freed hand, reaching over to offer a head thump...a hard one::

No she wouldn't. I swear, are you just not going to be satisfied until you've broken the heart of every single woman aboard?

::pulls back, settling against cushion and offering best look of disgust::


Does Jenny know about this?
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-09-18 01:26 am (UTC)
::cringes...that name can still invoke terror::

Seven said she would handle that while I told everyone else...

::straightens as companion rises, watching her fast clip to exit::

Where are you going?
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[User Picture]From: linnis_paris
2009-09-18 01:34 am (UTC)
::rolls eyes, barely slowing::

To sickbay.

You'll be lucky if you have someone left to marry.
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[User Picture]From: ltcmdrtomparis
2009-09-18 02:10 am (UTC)
...is that after Jenny gets her shot or you do?

::chuckles a little at own joke as doors shut behind her::

::keeps boots on just in case::
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