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Here Comes Trouble

Posted on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 @ 1:52pm by Lieutenant Lilith Sullivan & Ensign Wilfred Wexler & Petty Officer 2nd Class Sadie Sage

Mission: For Whom The Bell Tolls
Location: Holodeck Three
Timeline: MD08, 2000

The doors to holodeck three slid to a close, sealing off the faint odor of chlorinated water from the rest of the deck. Several members of the crew had taken advantage of the invitation to meet and greet the crew at the pool. Lilith had been one of the first to arrive, but after a long conversation with Doctor Sekat and tiring herself out by swimming laps, she had made up her mind to return to her quarters for the evening. Having gathered the rest of her belongings, she lazily ambled down the corridor towards the turbolift.

Still dressed for the pool in a damp t-shirt and cut off shorts, Lily had pulled her hair into a messy topknot. A near-permanent grin could be found on her visage in recent days, much of it having to do with a certain Cassandra Leblanc-Reed.

Boy, I could really tie one on tonight, maybe I should see what Cassie is up to.

No sooner had the thought crossed her mind, than the memories of two nights prior came flooding back. As if on cue, no other than Wilfred Wexler came walking by in the corridor, having left the pool not long after Lily had.

"Hey, wait up," Lily called out, catching up to the young security officer. "Wilfred! Do you remember me? Lily? How's your head? Are you feeling better?"

Wilfred had been in a cloud, his body completely relaxed from the night before and just the thought that there was another person in this universe who really liked him. He'd spent the day picking up his quarters after Sadie's unannounced visit the night before and figuring out ways that he could get in better shape because wasn't he supposed to be worrying about that now? He smiled to himself and almost didn't hear a voice say his name. He turned around and instantly stiffened. "Oh yeah. Streaker catcher . . . or attempted anyway." He stopped walking and looked at her. "Yes, my mind is fine really, I mean my head. Thanks." He wondered what she wanted and then he remembered. "Hey, I have your bottle! I almost forgot. It's in my quarters."

"Wow, how did you know?" Lilith's confused look relaxed into a smile. "That's great, can I come get it? I think I might want to drink a little bit of whisky tonight, and I only just remembered that I left it in the corridor before our chase. Thanks for finding it by the way."

"I just assumed it was yours, as you were the one that was drunk," he realized how that sounded. "I mean, you obviously enjoy a good drink . . ." That wasn't quite right either. "You have fine taste." He finally decided on. "Yeah, follow me, I'll show you the way." He began walking assuming she'd either follow or walk beside him. He sincerely hoped Sadie didn't see him with her, it might blow his only chance of ever having a girlfriend.

"By all means, lead the way," she replied as she moved to walk beside him. The duo made their way down the corridor and into the turbolift.

"So, how are things going? Anything new and exciting going on in Wilfred's world?"

Wilfred blushed bright red. "Maybe . . . I kinda sorta met someone, I think. She's gorgeous and for some odd reason seems to really like me. I'm worried she has an implant though."

"Oooh, congratulations ensign," Sullivan playfully punched him in the shoulder. The doors swished open, spitting them back out into another corridor. "I'm happy for you! Listen, don't worry about the whole implant thing. That sort of stuff is out of your control. Plus, there's plenty of reasons why other women would want to be with you. Don't sell yourself short."

"Pffft," Wilfred made a face. "Yeah, I'm a real catch. Lots of women want to be with a guy who can barely talk to them. She was nice to me in sickbay though when I was ill . . . and she came to my quarters last night." He knew he should stop there.

"The consummate gentleman, Mr. Wexler. Never kiss and tell, good man. Still, sometimes it nice to get involved in a little horizontal cha-cha."

He stared at her and gave no indication whether he knew what she was talking about or not.

"Congress must've been in session last night."

"What?" He said, afraid his face was going to stick to this color for the rest of his life by this point.

"Hey, there's nothing wrong with making the beast with two backs," Lilith was on the verge of tears, damming a brimmed tank full of laughter. "It's a basic, physiological human need. Psychologists on Earth centuries ago listed it alongside air, food, water, and shelter in importance," she shrugged, trying to recall if she had remembered Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs properly. There was a long beat without any response, prompting Lily to question him again.

"What's the matter? You've gone all quiet on me."

"Nothing . . . can we change the subject? Like maybe to what's going on with you and the other one. Cassie, isn't that her name?" He would have said anything at this point to get the conversation off of him.

"Boy, oh boy. Are you asking a senior officer about her personal life, ensign?" Sullivan raised an eyebrow before breaking into a smile. "I'm just messing with you, I don't mind. Cassie is a wonderful, beautiful human being. I hope things continue to go well. I'd tell you more, but I don't think your face could turn any redder."

Graciously, the door to Wilfred's quarters came into view.

Wilfred was so glad to get there, the doors opened and he huffed out a breath as if the embarrassment had been making him hold it. "I put it right over here," he said reaching for it on the back of a counter near a small table. I didn't even taste any." Wilfred suddenly seemed to remember something. "What time is it?"

"I don't know, like twenty fifteen or so, why?" Lily idly lounged just outside the still open door.

"OMG, I forgot about Sadie." He instantly, grabbed Lily's arm and was dragging her down the corridor away from the door. "I was supposed to meet her in her quarters hours ago. How did it get so late?" Had he blacked out? Would Sadie accept an apology? How could he be so stupid?

"Whoa, wait a second! And who the heck is Sadie?" Sullivan found herself yanked into action, taking a few steps to catch her balance before following Wilfred's lead. The shock eventually dissipated; she connected the dots together and came to the conclusion that this Sadie must have been the woman that he had referred to earlier.

"She's a nurse, she helped me heal after that radiation poisoning I had. She was the one that came to my door last night." He blushed again. "And I'm really late." He still had a hold of Lily's arm but that didn't register as he walked quickly along.

One of Sullivan's arms was being dragged along by Wilfred. She held the bottle of Macallan with her other, inspecting the amber liquid inside with a salivating glance as they continued down the corridor. It was only after she saw a curious glance from a passing crewmember that Lily realized how the scene must have looked to passersby.

"Hey, uh, Wilfred?" she tugged her arm free from his grasp. "I'm not sure this is the greatest look in the world right now, maybe I should go before..."

It was too late.

The door opened to reveal a somewhat annoyed looking redhead. "You could've at least called to say you're late," she said, before her eyes traveled towards the other woman and back to Wilfred, completely misinterpreting what she saw. "Moving on so quickly?"

It didn't dawn on Wilfred at first that Sadie was completely naked. He had only been focused on her face and spouting apologies. "I'm so sorry! I didn't realize how late it was, I think I've been walking around in a fog all day because I couldn't believe what happened between us and then I ran into Lily and she wanted her bottle of whiskey back and I don't know why I brought her, I guess I just wanted her out of my quarters so I could come see you like I was supposed to do." He blinked and then realized her hair was down and she didn't have a stitch of clothing on. He snapped his eyes closed and then put a hand up over Lily's eyes. "Uhhh . . ."

"What are you doing?" Sullivan held her palms up to the ceiling in a state of confusion. She grabbed Wilfred's arm and tried unsuccessfully to pull his hand away from her face. Behind the blindfold, she gave a roll of her eyes and with all of the sororal annoyance she could muster, Lily shook her head as she made eye contact with Sadie.

"Sorry, I guess he's just a little, uh, more conservative when it comes to matters such as dress."

Sadie could see he was genuinely apologetic and he didn't strike her as the type to even be able to lie about things that were important. Fully aware of her state of undress, she didn't make a move to cover herself. She was in the privacy of her quarters and the two outside were rather blocking the view to any passerby. Yet, she could see his discomfort. "How about you come in?" she asked gently.

"Oh, right." Wilfred pushed Lily inside thinking that them standing there with the door open exposing Sadie's nakedness probably wasn't best idea. The door closed behind them. He really didn't know what to say though, he sort of peaked through his fingers at her and finally decided to drop his hand, but kept his left hand over Lily's eyes.

"She didn't mean both of us, ugh," Sullivan once again looked up to the ceiling for a sign, hoping against hope that an operator's manual to Wilfred's brain would somehow descend from the rafters. "I'm sorry Sadie, I don't mean to intrude on your evening plans. Wilfred was just helping me find a lost item when he realized he was late for your date."

"Sounds like something he'd do," Sadie smiled, "oh come on Wilfred.... I'm sure she's seen a naked woman before... I'm actually pretty certain she has." She chuckled as she reached for her robe and pulled it on for their benefit. "There...better?"

Wilfred blushed, just thinking about it. "Oh right, go away." he said to Lily. "I mean, I'm sorry I dragged you here, have a nice night." He puffed out some air. Women generally made him nervous but he was actually okay around Sadie. But with Lily here he was nervous again.

"I know when and where I'm not wanted," Sullivan teased, turning back towards the door. "Have fun you two - don't do anything I wouldn't do."

Wilfred stared after her as if she had no idea what that meant but wanted to figure it out. He turned back to Sadie. "Sooooo . . . sorry again. I can't believe I forgot. Can I make it up to you somehow?"

Sadie studied him for a moment. "That wasn't very nice Wilfred... you dragged her here first and now you just say go away?" She shook her head, her long hair falling forward into her face. "I'll admit I somewhat forgot our meeting too, I got carried away in my prayers. I'm sorry I should've alerted you too."

"Well we can reschedule. I'm not even sure what our plans were. And I didn't mean to be rude. It's just that this is all new to me." He shrugged but didn't try to turn and leave.

"I know you didn't.." Sadie reached out, taking his hand to draw him closer to her. "Shall I tell you a little secret?" She waited a second to allow him a response.

"Sure," Wilfred glanced around to himself a seat in a chair that had been pushed away from the center of the room so she could presumably move . . . or dance or whatever she'd been doing but she took his hand and he found himself really close to her again.

"This is all new to me too..." she confessed, "might not be what you expected but it's true. Anyway... what shall we do now? Do you want to stay?"

It wasn't what he'd expected. She was gorgeous, why had she not had someone before now? "I would like to . . . but, can we just cuddle? I mean last night was wonderful." He blushed. "But I'd really like to just be here with you for a bit."

Wrapping her arms around him, he could feel the warmth of her body as it pressed against his. "We can do whatever you want to do," she promised before guiding him to the couch. "But cuddle is certainly what we can do, for as long as you like." She smiled brightly at him as she eased him down and sat herself down onto his lap.

Wilfred blushed a bit but he wrapped his arms around her, hugging her close. "Are you happy?" He was still uncertain as to her motives since everything was happening so fast.

"Yes I am," the young woman answered without a thought, "shouldn't I be?" She leaned back a fraction to look at him. "Aren't you?"

"Yeah," he said with a smile. "Just making sure is all. Still can't quite believe what happened." He sank lower, pulling her down with him until her head was on his shoulder. "Can we stay like this forever?"

"Not forever," Sadie chuckled, "but surely for a while. Want to get in a robe too, it's so much less restricting." She smiled up at him. "Unless you're comfortable like this? It's not like we're having visitors or going out."

"Uh," Wilfred said, his face turning really red. "I'm comfortable like this . . . unless you want me to change?"

"What do you want," Sadie asked him, sitting up to properly look at him. "This may be my home, but I'm not having illusions about ever telling you what to do. If you're comfortable like this, that's fine, and if not feel free to remove a few layers if not all." She smiled as she got to her feet, her robe slipping from her shoulders. "Come with me," she added, pulling him up to his feet.

"Where are we going?" He swallowed deeply though he had a stupid grin on his face.

"Just follow me," the young woman answered as she led him to her bedroom.

PO2 Sadie Sage
pnpc Lhaes

Ensign Wilfred Wexler
Brig Officer

Lieutenant Lilith Sullivan
Chief Flight Control Officer


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