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Wine And...?

Posted on Wed Oct 18, 2017 @ 12:37pm by Ensign Eli Avirett & Ensign Kathryn Bell
Edited on on Sat Oct 21, 2017 @ 8:46pm

Mission: The Eye Of Sin
Location: D Deck - Bell's Quarters, E Deck - Avirett's Quarters
Timeline: January 3, 2157 - 2045 Hours

Nervous, Kate checked her reflection in the tiny mirror over her sink. From the other bunkbed, her roommate spoke up.

"Relax Katie sweetheart. He'll love you." Rose shot her a playful leer. "If I was into girls, I'd..."

"Rosie, I love you, but I am really not in the mood for... that kind of talk. Its just wine and conversation.""

"Yeah, and kissing. And..."

Kate shot her a look that shut the other woman up. Her glare melted as she said, softly, "thanks for the confidence boost, Rose. I appreciate it..." She turned to the door. "I will probably be back late, so if you're going to see Martin again, use the soundproofing codes please."

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Outside Eli's door, Kate steeled herself, then hit the doorchime.

The lights in Eli's room were dimmed. Lit candles were placed in several locations. The computer was playing some soft music. And a bottle of wine and 2 glasses, sat on the table in front of his sofa. Eli walked over to the door and pressed the "door open" button.

The door opened and Kate entered the room. She looked around, then jumped slightly as she spotted Eli in front of her. "Goodness, sorry. Didn't see you there for a second, Eli... This is nice. Mind if I sit down?"

Eli motioned to a chair by the table. "Please." When she sat, he poured her a glass of wine, then one for himself and sat next to her. "I am so glad your here."

"I'm happy to be here." She sat and took a sip. "Not bad. What kind of wine is it?"

"Just something I'd been saving for just such an occasion." Eli smiled at her and leaned forward. "I am very happy your here now."

"Happy to be here." She smiled, leant in, and gently kissed him.

"Hmmm....that was...nice." He got up and retrieved some appetizers, which he placed on the table. Then he sat back down. Eli took her hand in his. "Is your roommate expecting you back soon?" He poured her another more wine.

Kate scoffed. "Hardly. Rose is probably seeing Martin again, or he's seeing her, either way." She blushed. "Er, sorry about the kiss--you were close, so I could either kiss you or slap you." She tried to chuckle, but it somehow didn't come across quite that way.

"I was never assigned a roommate, so if your roommate continues to see Martin often...and you need a place to sleep....your always welcomed her for the night." Eli pointed to the bunks. "I can take the upper and you can have the lower. What better way for us to get to know each other."

She took a moment to puzzle his almost nonsequetor out, then blushed crimson. Recovering quickly, she considered her response.

"Lets not get ahead of ourselves. I like you Eli, but I don't want to rush." She put a comforting hand on his shoulder to forestall any response, then said, "you're really sweet and nice, otherwise I'd be leaving right about now." Almost impishly, she kissed him again.

When the kiss finished, "Never said anything about rushing....it was just an offer. Never know when having a place to crash might be helpful." He kissed her again. Then they stayed on the couch, drinking wine, listening to the music.

Kate wrapped her arm around Eli's shoulders, perhaps feeling a bit bolder than she otherwise might because of the wine... Or maybe it was that she just felt safe with him? She didn't know, and frankly, she didn't care.

She somewhat sleepily leant over and kissed him. "Mind if I just lean my head on your shoulder a minute?"

"Sure." She laid her head on his shoulder. His one arm was wrapped around her, and with his free hand, he stroked her hair. With the combination of the long day, the wine, the music, the scent from the candles and the rhythm of her breathing, Eli gently...drifted...off...to...sleep.

Some indeterminate time later, Kate stirred. She was a bit stiff from sleeping somewhat uncomfortably, and she gently tried to extricate herself from Eli's arm, not to mention her own hold on him. He was lucky--his hand had remained high enough she wouldn't be considering anything to cause him harm, though he still stirred as she leaned forward.

Eli opened his eyes and looked at her. "Hmm. Guess we fell asleep. It's nice waking up to your face...I could get used to that." He gently pulled her towards him....moving in to kiss her. But then, "Good grief! Computer, time!"

Kate called out, "Belay that, computer." She glanced at her wrist. "I have a habit of wearing a watch... Its nearing 01:00. I'd better go." She kissed him gently. "Thanks for a wonderful evening."

Eli was slightly stunned at her quickly leaving. He shouted, "We should do this again sometime." as she left the room.

At the door, Kate turned to him. "Absolutely, an no need to shout--I'm still right here. I just want to sleep in my own bed for the remainder of the night, and frankly, I don't want to deal with Dr. Rigby's teasing if she found I was in your quarters all night... We'll do this again sometime, promise." She blew him a kiss. "Night, Eli."

Eli Watched the door close, and muttered, "Night." He was sure the Rigby wouldn't tease her about her spending the night in his quarters...after all...nothing happened. Eli shrugged, cleaned up the room, then laid down on his bunk and tried to fall asleep...but he couldn't.

 

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