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Home Again Conclusion

Posted on Wed Jun 2nd, 2021 @ 10:14am by Commander Jamie O'Connell & Ensign Heather

Mission: Shore Leave
Location: Earth
Timeline: Current


After spending the last two days with Jamie's family, his thoughts turned to the Independence. Although he had enjoyed his time in Ireland, and with Heather, he knew it was time to get back to the Ship. There was one thing that he wanted to do, no needed to do, before they left Ireland.

Jamie went out to the barn where Adam was working on a piece of equipment, to have a conversation with his brother. “Adam, you have a minute, there is something that I need to say to you” Jamie said.

Adam looked up from his work and put down his tools as he walked over to Jamie “What's on your mind Jamie” he inquired.

Taking a deep breath Jamie began “I realize that I left the family in a hurry when I went off to the Academy and kind of left you holding the bag. But I just wanted, no needed, to tell you how incredibly proud of you I am and the way that you've improved the farm. I just wanted you to know that I've always looked up to you”

Adam was a little lost for words for a few moments “Thank you Jamie for sharing that with me; it really means a lot. Sometimes I start to feel like a nobody and not important to anyone. Brother you made my day” he replied being very sincere.

Jamie just looked at Adam for a moment “You are probably one of the most important people in this family; I mean the way you look out for Mum, Dad, and even Sis. So don't ever think for a moment that your not important Adam.” So the two brothers talked for awhile, which hadn't happened in years.

Jamie wished Adam well and gave him a hug before going back to the house to say his good-byes to the rest of the family.

When Jamie walked into the house he went upstairs and walked up to Heather “You all packed and ready to go” he asked.

“Yes sweetheart I'm all set; I'm ready to leave any time you are” she answered.

“Yup, me too. Let's go downstairs and say good-bye to everyone; our ride should be here soon” so they went downstairs and found the rest of the family in the kitchen.

Jamie gave his parents a big hug and a kiss “Thank you for having us; it was so nice to see you again. I don't know how long it will be before I'll be back home....that's life in Starfleet; but I will keep you all in my thoughts.”

Then Jamie walked up to Caroline and gave her a big hug “Good-bye Sis, I'll miss you” Then he whispered in her ear “Behave yourself around the ladies” he said with a big smile.

Heather also said her good-byes and told them how nice it was to meet them, then she had something special to say to Caroline “You're a very attractive young women; you'll make some lady very happy one day. Just remember, stay true to who you are” as she gave Caroline a hug, which made her day.

By the time everyone had said their farewells the Shuttle landed on the farm and the Pilot walked out of the Shuttle waiting on the couple.

Heather and Jamie made their way out to their ride, turned and waved farewell to the family, then boarded the Shuttle. They sat and strapped themselves in as the Pilot turned “Ready to go home?”

The couple nodded yes then the Shuttle was off, on their way back home to the Independence.

“So did you have a good time” Jamie asked.

“Yes I did; your family is not only very nice but they made me feel right at home. Thank you for asking me to go along” then Heather gave Jamie a kiss on the cheek.



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