Post # 2 A Friendly Drink
A few days had passed since the incident on the Moon and the Independence was on it's way to their next mission. While they had some down time before their next mission, Heather had asked Katlyn to meet her in the Lounge for that drink that she had promised her.
Heather arrived first and walked in looking over at the Cook “Good evening Tyre and how are you” she asked.
Tyre looked up with a smile “Well if it isn't the future Mrs.Commander....I'm doing even better now that I've seen your lovely face....and how are you?”
Heather could see that the Cook was being a flirt so she decided to give it right back “Gee Tyre, you keep saying all those sweet things I may just have to rethink about marrying the Commander.”
Tyre looked at Heather hoping that she was just kidding, then chuckled “Listen sweetheart your better off with the Commander and not an old buzzard like me.....besides I'm really not a one women kind of guy” he replied.
“Ok Tyre.....you talked me into not changing my mind” Heather replied just as Katlyn walked in on the tail end of their conversation. “So what did I miss” Kat asked. Then Tyre spoke up “Nothing really, just an old fart trying to be funny.”
Heather whispered to Katlyn “I'll tell you when we sit down” then in a normal voice “I took the liberty of ordering some munchies to go with our drinks....hope you don't mind.”
“No not at all....I could go for a little something to eat anyway” she replied. Soon the two fried platters were ready as Tyre remarked “Enjoy Ladies and if I can get you anything else please just let me know. You lovely ladies have a pleasant evening.” So the two grabbed their plates and found a table to sit at.
After they grabbed their drinks from the replicator and sat Katlyn asked “So what was that all about with the Cook....he seemed uneasy.”
Heather kind of chuckled “He was his usual flirty self and I decided to give it right back to him....I think I caught him off guard since he really didn't know quite what to say” she explained.
“Good for you.....I love it when a guy get's what's coming to him” she replied with a giggle “So do tell...how did you and Jamie meet” Katlyn asked being very curious.
Heather smiled as she began to fill Kat in on most of the details “When I first came aboard I had the idea of just 'playing the field'. My first day on the Bridge I met a very handsome Chief Engineering Officer by the name of Jamie O'Connell and I thought what a cutie he was. He walked over and introduced himself and said if I needed anything just ask.” she explained.
Katlyn was all ears “That's so cool....but when did you start seeing each other” a very curios Katlyn asked.
“That's where it gets interesting....you see I needed some workout discs reformatted to work in the Holo Deck so I marched right down to Engineering and asked Jamie if he could help me. He had T'Sol redo the discs for me and we started a conversation. One thing led to another and I asked him if he would like to workout with me. Long story short, after several sessions of working out together he asked to see me socially” Heather concluded.
“Now that's very romantic” Katlyn replied with a smile “So then what, if you don't mind my asking.”
“Well.....after dating for quite some time I came to realize what a sweet and caring man that Jamie is and before I knew it I was falling in love with him. Then a few months ago when we made love for the first time; it made me realize that I would like to spend the rest of my life with him.....then he asked me to share his Quarters with him” Heather replied being very happy.
“That is so nice Heather....so tell me....how did he 'pop' the question” Katlyn asked.
Heather just smiled and answered in a low voice so no one would hear “Can you keep a secret?” she asked and Katlyn nodded yes being quite excited to hear how the Commander actually asked Heather.
Then Heather continued “A couple of weeks ago while we were relaxing in bed together....Jamie asked me to marry him. Without realizing it, he actually was keeping a Betazoid custom....that is he popped the question while we were both in bed.....naked.....and of course I said yes” she concluded.
“No way....that is so romantic....now that's the way a marriage proposal should be done” Katlyn replied with a giggle “You certainly are one very lucky girl.”
“Yes I certainly think so and I wouldn't trade the way things happened for anything” Heather stated being all smiles “So.....how are things with you and Gabriella these days?”
Katlyn thought for a moment “Well certainly not as good as you two.....but we are becoming very good friends and hopefully sometime our friendship will be getting a little more physical....if you get my meaning” she replied.
“I'm sure you'll get there if that's what you both want.....be patient and don't rush it.....it'll will happen with time” Heather assured Katlyn.
“That's funny....that's what Gabriella said as well” she replied “But I hope it happens before too long...
it's getting harder and harder to keep my hands off her lovely body.”
Heather just laughed “Yes I know what you mean.....I felt the same way with Jamie.....but like I said it'll happen at some point” she stated, then realizing what time it was getting to be “Katlyn I probably should be going before the Commander sends out security looking for me.”
“Yes I should be going too....maybe I'll swing by Gabriella's and see what she's up to” Katlyn replied “This was fun and don't worry all of your secrets are safe with me.”
“Thank you Katlyn....I know they are....we'll have to do this again sometime....just sit and talk” Heather said. Katlyn nodded in agreement.
With that both ladies left the Lounge and went their separate ways....Katlyn to Gabriella's and Heather to be with her future husband.
Lieutenant Katlyn Zebot
Chief Tactical/Security Officer
Ensign heather Devroe
Crewman Tyre Amarock V