Popular Post Talos Dakora Posted February 18 Popular Post Share Posted February 18 (edited) These two reluctantly becoming friends-ish has been one of my favorite things to read and write! Really enjoyed this one by @Addison MacKenzie ========================================= (( Room 02-1601 - USS Excalibur-A )) Addison had gone to the replicator and returned with two cups of tea. She extended one to Talos before retaking her seat on the opposite end of the couch. There was something about bonding over shared trauma that few counselors or therapists could penetrate as easily as someone who lived it. MacKenzie: So which moment do you keep reliving? Dakora: There are a couple that keep sticking with me... ::He sighed.:: When they had me strung up on the crane... Vo'kor's guy? Durok? Well, he placed that dagger of his point first right into my sternum. He'd decided that I didn't have the intel he wanted and I felt his muscles tense and start pushing that blade into me. ::Talos shook his head and blinked.:: I knew it was all over. I was dead. I was so certain that I was going to feel the point driving through my skin, up into my chest- but at the last second Vo'kor shows up and tells him to hold off because we might still be useful. ::He directed his gaze towards MacKenzie:: It was close. And when I close my eyes my brain keeps filling in the gory details of what would've happened if he hadn't stopped. Addison was willing to let him talk, but he must have realized he was starting to relive all their favorite moments. Dakora: Uh, how about you? MacKenzie: I go back and forth between the sound of blood pumping through my head while I was being held up by my neck and the look on Vo’Kor’s face when we wiped out the rest of his bridge crew. She offered a slight smile at the sadistic implication. The corner of his mouth pulled up in a lopsided grin. Dakora: Oh, that was great. ::His eyes lit up a little.:: Or when the Commodore said the Excal was coming back online and Vo'kor was all: ::He assumed an inaccurate but comical impression of the Klingon's deep voice::"What, that's impossible! My little nano-bots! Boo-hoo! ::He switched back to his normal voice.:: and I was all like: "Shut up, Captain Asshat!". MacKenzie: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… And you actually got in my pants – who’d’ve thought?! Dakora: Hey, I pulled those pants off and you know it! I might have to get the replicator pattern from you... with some anti-wedgie modifications. MacKenzie: Perhaps just a size or two bigger, next time… Talos rubbed his tired eyes with the back of his hand sleepily. Dakora: You know, now that we're out and we didn't die, I do have a confession to make... Her smile dropped and her head cocked. MacKenzie: Well, we nearly died together… He took a deep breath. Dakora: Back on the Daisy; It was a voice print authorization. ::His grin turned positively cheshire.:: You didn't HAVE to say an authorization code at all. I just... you know... thought a little humor would help at the time. He broke out into a small fit of laughter at the revelation. Her lips pursed. MacKenzie: Uh huh. Well, little did we both know how much we’d need a little pick me up over there… Dakora: It is a good password though. Something no one would guess. ::He sipped up the last of his tea.:: I'm gonna use it somewhere in the Intel Department. He set his cup down on the little coffee table and yawned. A silence settled over them, only to be momentarily broken by the intelligence chief. Dakora: I don't know how, but I actually feel better. ::He shrugged.:: Thanks for the talk. And the tea. MacKenzie: I’m glad I could help. He rose and crossed to the door, but stopped right in front of it and glanced back at her. Dakora: And... if you have any trips planned for this shore leave that don't involve going to Risa, I'm respectfully declining now. He offered a mischievous grin, her “clearly fed up with it” voice chasing him out the door. MacKenzie: Good night, Talos! She couldn’t help but let out a small chuckle and shake her head. No, there would be no shore leave in their future. It would soon be on to the next great adventure. But first, bed. End Scene --- Commander Addison MacKenzie, M.D., Ph.D., FASFS First Officer USS Excalibur-A Captains Council Magistrate V239601AM0 Edited February 18 by Talos Dakora 7 1 Quote Link to comment
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