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A Wicked Wind This Way Comes Part 4

Posted on Tue Apr 2nd, 2019 @ 8:37pm by Dixoho Saa & Tasha Belikov
Edited on on Tue Apr 2nd, 2019 @ 8:40pm

Mission: Mission 8 - Shattered
Location: ISS Fenrir
Timeline: MD03 - 12:00

Dixoho said nothing as she was dragged silently along the corridors, no one even batted an eyelid in there direction, it wasn’t unusual between them. Dixoho wasn’t surprised when she was pushed inside the Operations Office. “What are you doing?” She demanded as she span around to face him.

“Now?” Nathan asked as he moved towards her invading her space. “Right now, I am talking to my wife.” His tone was slow and deliberate. “Before, I was conducting a test.” His arms snaked around her so she couldn’t get much further from him. “What are you doing, Dear?”

“What kind of test?” The woman demanded as she tried to step back but it was impossible. In all the years she had known Nathan she had never seen him so deliberate or calculated, it was normally her that showed that.

“I wanted to see how you would react if I visited her.” Nathan said with a smirk. “I don’t know if I am more surprised by how long it took you to show up or that you showed up at all.” Her held her, she wasn’t going anywhere.

“Whatever for?” She muttered annoyed as she looked around the officer, trying to look at everything that wasn’t him. She should had just killed the other woman and hid her body in the other universe like anyone else but how could she really do that to herself, the woman was her.

He smiled at her avoidance. It was unusual for him to have any affect on her demeanor so this was amusing. Holding her with only one hand he hooked her chin with the other and forced her to look at him. He couldn’t resist himself. She was beautiful and he desired her. He kissed her. “If you didn’t care about me at all, you wouldn’t have even thought of finding me.” He kissed her again. “You are always so indifferent to me.”

“I thought we needed to discuss last night.” She pointed out with a small sigh as the kiss finally ended leaving her breathless. “I didn’t think you would go there to see her of all people. Why would you go look at a weaker and sicker version of me?”

“Two reason,” He started simply. “First, I was curious.” The simply answer was completely true. “Second, I figured it would get your attention.” He looked at her. “She isn’t you. She isn’t anything like you. You two may look alike, but you are one of a kind, D.”

Dixoho shook her head freeing her face from his grip to allow her to look away. “You know something. She had the same start as me. I researched her life, the only difference is I got fixed.” Dixoho knew there was so many more differences but that was the biggest one. “And people weren’t scared of her. She has friends… even there Gregnol had lunch with me.”

“I am not scared of you, Dix.” Nathan’s tone soft and low. There was more caring and feeling in his voice than he had wanted. It wouldn’t do any good with her and he knew that but he could only suppress it so much. “I never have been.”

“I heard what you said to her. At least Micheal doesn’t think I would poison him.” Dixoho said spitefully.

“He doesn't know you like I do.” Nathan said softly. His lips brushed along her ear

until he reached her jaw. “I know exactly how letal you are.” He kissed along her jaw. “I know how driven you are.” He placed a soft kiss on her lips. “I know you. I have seen the real unveiled you.” He pulled back slightly. “And I love you all the more for it.”

“You keep using the word love.” She whispered closing her eyes at the kisses. She hoped this wasn’t some type of screwed up game he was playing. “Yet I still haven’t kill you.”

“Mmm...I know.” He smirked. “I enjoy the universe knowing how lethal and ruthless you are. I also enjoy knowing that you won’t actually hurt me, mortally.” He pulled back and once again forced her to look at him. “And I know you love me too, even if you haven’t admitted it to yourself.”

Dixoho hated when he forced her to look at him, forced her to look her in the eyes. His eyes were the eyes of a predator - and with each passing moment, Dixoho felt more and more like cornered prey beneath that gaze. “I don’t.” She said simply.

Nathan kissed her one last time. His hand moving into her hair. He finally let her go and took a step back. Her lips plump from the pressure of his. He looked over her beautiful face. “I am sorry, D.” He said, his feeling written across his face. “I am sorry I didn’t tell you sooner, I am sorry you don’t believe me now.” He touched her face slightly his vocal tone was somber and sincere. “I love you, and I hope you will forgive me for not seeing it sooner.”

Dixoho was breathless for a moment before she sighed and looked at the man completely confused by his sudden turn around. She suspected that he had seen Alexis again and whatever had occurred there had something to do with it but she knew that the man would never admit to it, to being that wrong. “I don’t believe anything.” She told him in a tone that spoke of the fact she never did.

“I know.” Nathan started as he turned and moved to the replicator. He returned with two cups of coffee handing one to her and moving to take the seat next to the one that she was standing by. He simply watched her as he took a sip of the hot beverage.

Dixoho let the man give her the coffee and took a few moments to savour the warmth before she sat next to him. Quiet moments like this were beautiful to her but at the moment it firstrated her as she just didn’t know what it was for.

Nathan held his coffee. He looked off into space as the silence enveloped him. With a shake of his head he looked back at his wife. Taking a sip of the coffee he continued to not say anything. “I am sure you have figured out that I have seen her.” He said finally breaking the silence. Everything was about to end and he had put it off long enough.

Dixoho gave him a slow nod as her thought were proven right. ”I assumed something had happened.” She admitted softly as she looked at him.

“It isn’t want you think.” Nathan started as he took a sip of his still hot coffee. “She didn’t reject me and I decided to settle with you.” He looked at her then looked down. He didn’t want to make her any more uncomfortable than he already was.

“Of course she did.” Dixoho wasn’t stupid. She knew this man inside and out, knew exactly what was going on with him. It wasn’t hard to see that he had been rejected.

Nathan laughed as he watched his wife. He simply watched her as he took a sip of his coffee. “I know it makes you feel like an ‘I told you so’ moment, but I promise it didn’t play out how you think.” He took another sip. He let out a sigh. “Not sure why I am even bothering you. You won’t believe anything I say.” He tone was full of defeat and almost a hint of loss.

“It’s because you want me to make you feel better. You want me to make you feel like a man who hasn’t wasted four years.” The woman could spout venom but the fact of it was she was just speaking the truth then and there.

“Like normal.” Nathan said. “You are wrong.” He dismissed with a shrug. The sadness he felt was one of regret. The day that Dix and Lex were both gone would come and go and he would still be him. He looked up at his wife. “I want you with me, D.” He set down his coffee cup on the desk and turned taking her hand in his. “This isn’t about anyone else. Just you and me.” He paused. “I love you.” he tone was serious and unwavering.

Dixoho wanted to argue that she wasn’t wrong and she was never wrong but held her tongue when she saw the look on his face and the way he was speaking. He had never said I love you in that way ever before at all and she didn’t know what to say or do. “You and me hmm?”

“I want you, D.” He repeated. “Just as you are.” His thumb brushed the back of her hand a smile tugged at his lips as he looked at her beautiful face. “I would never

ask you to change. I don’t want anyone else. Just you.” He only paused long enough to take a breath before he continued. “I mean, me being your boss will make it interesting.” He added, choosing now to let his secret slip, slightly.

“You’re not my boss.” She hissed then pulled back. “You’ve been made XO?” She added thinking of the fact the former one had disappeared off. How could Gregnol promote him? Why would he do that?

Nathan simply nodded. He knew she disapproved. She had never thought highly of him and he knew that. Letting go of her hands he resumed his distance and retrieved his coffee cup. The fact that she questioned his ability should bother him, but it didn’t which did.

“Terran.” She said with only a hint of disgust. She knew she could never be promoted like that but it annoyed her especially as she was the only person who could pilot this ship.

“I am sorry, D.” He said simply.

Dixoho shook her head. “No you are not. So where does this leave us? You get a very nice new set of quarters? You could have kept the witch as your personal bodyguard.” She said spitefully knowing he wouldn’t accept it from her much longer.

“You are right. I could have.” Nathan acknowledged the comment about his imzadi. He drained the remainder of his coffee before setting the mug on the table.

“Well, as far as I can see. We have two choices. Move into those fancy quarters you resent so much, with me. Or don’t. But if it were up to me.” He paused. “I want you there, with me, together.”

The woman sighed softly and shook her head, more trying to get rid of her own thoughts around it all. “I don’t know.” She admitted softly wishing things were simple again.

Nathan watched her. He had been there. He had been at war with himself over saying anything at all. Reaching out he softly touched her face. Leaning forward he kissed her softly, tenderly. “You don’t have to know.” He said softly, barely above a whisper when the kiss ended. “I won’t force your decision. Just think about it.” He softly placed his lips on hers again.

The woman gave into the soft kisses for a moment before she pulled back. “Maybe I want you to force my decision. Maybe for once I need someone else in charge.” She told him quietly.

Nathan smiled slightly as he looked at her. There really was a softness too her that he only saw out of the corner of her eyes most of the time. “No one can force you to do anything. It is one of the many things I love about you.” He looked at her. “You are a force to be reckoned with and I love it. I want to fight with you, and talk with you. Eat dinner with you and make love to you. I want my future with you. I don’t care what you want.” His last sentence had a hint of teasing behind it. “Stay with me.”


Lieutenant Dixoho Saa
Chief Navigator
ISS Fenrir
(PNPC Gregnol)

Lieutenant Nathan Kline
Chief Operations
ISS Fenrir
(PNPC Belikov)


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