Posted on Thu Oct 15th, 2020 @ 9:06am by Lieutenant Jamie O'Connell
Ensign Valentina Ferron had just left Jamie's quarters, after a brief conversation, on her way back to her own quarters.
Jamie sat on his couch thinking “Well.....if that just isn't a 'real kick in the gut'! I thought that our date went well and she said that she would like to see me again, but upon careful consideration she thought otherwise. Who doesn't want to see someone because they are too attracted to them and they are too much of a distraction. Although I have to respect her wanting to focus on her career, I suppose.”
“Time for a drink; Computer Irish Whiskey neat.” after sipping his drink “Ok....let me get this straight in my head; the Ensign doesn't want to see me anymore because she's too attracted to me and I would be too much of a distraction for her to focus on her career. I can only be with Kira if I quit Starfleet....and that's not going to happen. So it looks like I'm back to square one once again.”
“Computer, Irish Whiskey neat” after sipping another drink “Being Irish you would think that I'd have better luck with women....but I guess not. I'm on a Ship with hundreds of people, so why is it I feel so alone at times. It seems to be worse when I have downtime....but I can't be working constantly”
“Computer, Irish Whiskey neat” while sipping his third drink “I'm really not looking for a serious relationship exactly....I would just like to have some female companionship on my downtime once in awhile. Someone to have a nice conversation with and keep me company....is that too much to ask for.”
“Computer, Irish Whiskey neat” while sipping his fourth drink “Well....until another opportunity presents itself, female wise, I guess I'll just go with the flow. Like I have any other choice!”
Jamie finished his whiskey and leaned his head back against the couch “Maybe someday” and fell asleep.