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Never Know What You Need Untill It Falls Into Your Lap (Part 7)

Posted on Fri Mar 16th, 2018 @ 3:39am by Johnathen Anderson Jr & Ka'see 'Cassie' Anderson

Mission: Ishimura
Location: Earth, Scotland
Timeline: Pre Ishimura - 2240

The funeral had gone as well as any funeral could've gone. Afterwards, the repast was held at the cabin that Cassie's mother had called home. Everyone who attended had been very respectful, expressing their condolences to both Cassie and her father.several times, the conversation turned to the many happy memories that the local neighbors had of the woman. Johnathen found the amount of people who stopped by very impressive.

Finally, several hours later, after everyone had left, Johnathen started to clean up the numerous food dishes that had been used. Cassie's father had left about twenty minutes earlier, telling Cassie thst he had to return to Vulcan. So now it was just the two of them, alone, in the cabin.

Cassie looked over her shoulder at the man standing at the sink. “You don’t need to do that," she said softly as she knelt in front of the fireplace putting kindling on it to start to warm the place up now that it was empty of people. She hadn’t expected her father to stay more than a night or two, but to leave so soon after the ceremony with only a we will talk after your graduation, had surprised her a lot.

Johnathen looked of at Cassie. There was definite affection in his gaze. "Hush," was all he said. He had already told her that he knew that he didn't need to to anything for her. The fact of the matter was that he wanted to. It didn't feel like an obligation to care for her. Far from it. It felt like an honor.

The woman turned back to her fire building and shook her head. They needed to talk about what he had said as her father had turned up but Cassie didn’t dare ask, didn’t want to admit that she had feelings for the man that she had seen as an annoyance and a hot-shot know-it-all pilot before.

About a half hour later, Johnathen finished drying and putting away the last dish. He glanced into the living room and saw Cassie, just sitting there, in front of the fireplace, staring out into space, clearly deep in her thoughts. He decided to make her a cup of her favorite tea, hoping that it would raise her spirits a little. As both of his parents were still alive, he didn't fully understand the pain of losing a parent. All he knew, was that over the past several days, he had come to care about Cassie McAvoy. He had even told her as much, right before her father walked in.

A few minutes later, the tea was ready. Carrying a mug of the steaming brew into the living room, Johnathen moved over to Cassie and reached down with his free hand to gently touch her right shoulder. "Cas?" He asked softly. "I've got a nice mug of tea here for ya."

The woman jumped as she turned to see the man touching her shoulder. "Sorry I was doing a fire meditation," she admitted, sitting back from her knees. "Fire meditation is an intense meditation practice, that raises the blood pressure and heightens awareness. It artificially heightens my senses and prepares me for something coming head-on."

Johnathen nodded. He had read about such things briefly in his cultural awareness classes at the Academy. He knew that there was much he had yet to learn about the beautiful young woman sitting in front of him.

Kneeling down next to Cassie, he placed the tea down in front of her, on the fireplace hearth. He then looked at her and asked, "That sounds very interesting. Could you teach me How? I'm sure the added discipline could only help me." He hoped that by giving her a task, she might have a brief reprieve from her grief.

“Thank you.” She murmured, thinking for a moment as she stared at the cup of tea in front of her. “I am not sure that is possible. Humans don’t have such control over their bodies.” Cassie said softly.

Johnathen shrugged and gave Cassie a cute, boyish grin. "Hey, I know I won't reach the same level of discipline that a Vulcan is known for, but, I would still like to learn." He reached out and gently squeezed her right hand as he looked at her with a slightly pleading expression. "Please teach me?"

The woman sighed softly and picked up the mug of tea, smelling the familiar combination of herbs and spices. "If you really want to, but it isn't a quick thing. It would have to continue when we were back at the Academy." She hinted wondering if he wanted to see her after this craziness.

Johnathen thought for a beat, and then nodded. "Okay. Whatever it takes for me to learn." He smiled at Cassie as he spoke. What really made him happy was the fact that he's be spending more time with the beautiful woman. "I'm ready to begin. What do I do first?"

“Do you know how to mediate normally?” She wondered softly as she stood, being careful of her dress and offering him her free hand.

Taking the offered hand, Johnathen stood back up. After thanking her for the assistance in standing, he replied. "Yes, I've had some training in the basics. I sometimes have to take a few moments to focus and reenter myself when I get too overexcited about something."

“Aye fly boy I can see how you need to do that.” She had seen him in action. She looked at his hand in hers and gave him a sad smile. “I think.... I think we need to talk.” She admitted thinking this had been the first time they had been alone in days since he had admitted his attraction.

Shrugging slightly, Johnathen replied, not wanting to assume what Cassie was referring to. "About what?" He absentmindedly rubbed the back of her hand with his thumb.

“About what you said as my dad came in.” She pulled back her hand and moved to sit on the sofa. She still wore the black Human clothes as she refused to wear the Vulcan robes, as her mother was human. It was bad enough that, until she was thirteen years old, everyone thought of her as a Vulcan. She was frowned upon by other Vulcans but humans saw her Vulcan, and that had been what had taken her mother to Earth.

"Ah," he replied, as he moved to sit next to her on the comfortable sofa. He sighed, then continued. "I meant what I said, Cassie. I know we haven't known each other long, however, I am growing strong feelings for you. If you don't feel the same, I'll... I'll respect your wishes and not pursue the matter further. However," he looked deep into her eyes, the emotions he felt for her were quick clear. "If you.. you know, could feel the same about me....?"

Cassie sighed softly and slipped off her heels snuggling into the familiar sofa on her side looking at the man. He had been nothing but kind and she knew that his feelings were true, it was hard to fake that kind of emotions from a human, the eyes always gave it away. "I don't know but I am willing to find out." She admitted softly. It would be a long road but she was willing to try if he was.


Cassie McAvoy
Science Track - Biology
Starfleet Academy (Senior Year)
(PNPC Gregnol)

Johnathen Anderson
Starfleet Academy (Sophomore Year)
(PNPC Robertson)


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