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Something a little bit wholesome

Posted on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 @ 8:23pm by Captain Sebastian Deauvuex & Chief Helmsman Eden Bowers

Mission: Ishimura
Location: Mess Hall
Timeline: 2243

Sebastian was sure that he was making a big mistake with continuing this relationship ship with a junior officer but he was certainly not using his position to influence her and was making sure that her being under his comamnd wasn’t affecting his judgement. It would be so easy to just walk away but he just couldn’t, something about her was calling out to him and that was why he was stood watching her across the rec room as he stood with his Executive Officer.

It was a crew party so his presence was required for a little bit before it descended into something a little less wholesome, he had forgotten earlier when he had agreed to have dinner with her.

As if she could sense his presence when he walked into a room, Eden turned her head and found him looking right at her. Her heart skipped a few beats and she smiled slightly when their eyes met. But not wanting to linger and give him away she tore her gaze away and back to the conversation people around her were having. She had no idea what it was about and hadn't been paying attention the whole time.

Sebastian smiled to himself as he connected with her. He was glad she was here maybe they could steal a moment together he mused as he went to the bar and the barman moved automatically to serve him instead of the people already there. The man shook his head and indicated for them to go back to who had been there before him, he wasn't having preferential treatment due to his rank. That type of thing wasn't good for morale at all.

She couldn't help but look back again, a few moments later and found he'd moved to the bar. It wouldn't look too odd if she approached, would it? The bar served high ranking officers and low ranking ones alike. "Captain, " Eden Said quietly.

Sebastian turned a little and leant against the bar. His face was the usual blank, patient stare that he did so well but his eyes looked her over. "Hello Ensign." He said just as quietly.

"How are you?" Eden asked, a slight smile to her face. She knew she shouldn't but this was rather fun, things being what they were between them. She shook her head at the bartender. "He was here first."

"Thank you, Ensign. One beer and whatever she's having." The Captain said knowing the bartender would know what he would want. He was a simple man with simple tastes and he didn't drink often.

Eden blinked. "Oh, a white wine please." She looked at him again. "Thank you." It felt like they were being totally obvious to everyone in the room. Someone could cut the tension between them using a feather. "Enjoying the party?"

The barman nodded and scuttered away to get the requested drinks. He didn't know what type of wine she would want but it couldn't be that hard to get a good choice. "It isn't my kind of party. I am literally here one beer and then out of here." He assured quickly. People needed to have a chance to unwind without me being around." Parties like this had been fun when he had been younger and not a Captain but now it wouldn't be as much fun especially as he couldn't reveal anything about his relationship with Eden.

"Yeah, I'm not really into big parties either. Bit of a wallflower." She had done the one party in her quarters, but that was branching out from her normal routine or making one or two friends and ignoring everyone else.

"I remember." The Captain commented on with a chuckle. No one person was paying attention to them which was nice but it did leave him uncomfortable especially what had happened on the mushroom planet.

Eden smiled at him. "Well, I'll let you go so you can enjoy your beer and sneak out as soon as possible. I'll try mingling for a bit and see what happens. You never know what kind of conversation I can interrupt and finish with an odd comment before it really gets going."

"I think we are okay for a few moments." The man assured. "How are you feeling after last night?" Sebastian wondered as he turned back around on the bar so no one could see what he was saying.

She stopped her momentum. "I'm fine." She assured him. "Very relaxed." She studied his face, wondering what kind of control it must take for him to not reach out and touch her. Suddenly she had to know something. "Do you love me? You don't have to answer out loud, just nod your head," Eden whispered.

The man blinked at her question, confused for a moment at her timing before he nodded once firmly. If it had been anywhere else, any other time he would have shown her and the twitch where he had nearly moved showed in his hand.

Eden was surprised that the feelings she received were both immeasurably pleasurable and almost painful at the same time. "Me too." She acknowledged. "But seriously, I should go and stop torturing you. Dinner tonight?" She'd noticed the twitch in his hand and it hurt her that she couldn't just reach out to him.

Almost like answering a pray the waiter finally came back with the drinks for the pair, passing them to their respective attendee. "I do not think Dinner will be on the cards it is already twenty hundred hours." The man said taking a sip from the bottle. "But certainly tonight." He said touching her glass with his bottle. "Cheers," Sebastian said thinking he really did need to return to his task of finding a new Executive Officer among his senior officers.

"Is it that late already? Well tomorrow then, whenever. I'm sure you're busy." She smiled as the glass touched. "Seriously, I'm leaving now before someone notices." She was surprised the whole room wasn't staring. Eden brushed past him as she left, it was the most affectionate gesture she could manage and have it look unintentional.

The man said nothing as she passed, it was far to close for comfort. She would either come to his quarters or not, it was up to her after all. He turned and started to look around, no one was watching them too busy in the booze available.

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Captain Sebastian Deauvuex
Commanding Officer
USS Ishimura
(PNPC Gregnol)

Ensign Eden Bowers
Chief Helmsmen
USS Ishimura

 

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