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Posted on Wed Jan 29th, 2020 @ 8:20pm by Commodore Jane Saulitis & Lieutenant Commander Lhaes Sommers

Mission: Promenade
Location: Sommers family quarters
Timeline: post wedding
960 words - 1.9 OF Standard Post Measure

Lhaes stretched, yawning openly as he came back to awareness. Turning, he smiled as he encountered the warm body lying beside him. Reaching, he caressed her face to hopefully gently wake her. "Good morning, Mrs Sommers," he whispered, hoping the children would actually give them a while before bouncing into the room.

"Hmm," Beatrice said opening one eye, smiling at him and then scooting even closer to Lhaes. "Good Morning, but I don't want to get up. I never want to move from this spot. Can't we stay here forever?" She knew that was impossible, but it was something nice to think about when she first woke up.

"Today, as long as we want or as long as the children will allow us," Lhaes promised, "though I do recommend getting up at some point at least for food." He wrapped his arms around her, drawing her closer. "How do you feel?"

"Fine, Why wouldn't I?" Beatrice asked, wondering if he was getting at something. "And I know we have to get up eventually but it's really nice to wake up next to a warm body. I spent a lot of years in a cold bed."

"As have I," Lhaes told her, making sure she was flush with him under the covers. "Well we're married now, and I was wondering how it feels to you, to be married again." He slowly kissed the nape of her neck, slightly leaning over her. "I'm glad we did go through with it, despite all awkwardness it brings. I love you."

"Are you asking me if I'm having second thoughts? I know we're different species and different ages but I still believe this was the right thing to do. I love you too, I think you're amazing. You have the biggest heart of anyone I've met despite being hurt so badly in the past. I Would never leave you Lhaes, I promise."

He leaned up to caress her cheek. "I dont need your promises love," he assured her, though her praise made his cheeks colour darker green in mild embarrassment. "I don't care about age or species, I care about you, and making you happy. No I'm not asking if you have second thoughts. I don't care what others think about this. All that matters to me are you, and the children."

"Well good then. Nothing to worry about. Where are those little ones of yours? I'm surprised they haven't come bounding in here yet." Beatrice looked towards the door as if she were sure they would come now that she'd mentioned them. It had been a long time since she'd had any children around but seeing as she loved children she would welcome any interruption. She was . . . curious how they were going to view her and hopeful that they would accept her love.

"I'm rather hoping they're still sleeping, or amusing themselves for a little while longer," Lhaes answered hopefully, "though they'll probably announce themselves soon enough. Been a while since we had a complete family, and they were really hurt losing their stepmother. Don't be put off if they don't instantly warm up to you, the girls at least. Galan doesn't know any better, he was too young when Katara left. She's his mother. The girls never knew theirs either, though I have never hidden anything from them. Their mother was Vulcan."

"Well obviously I don't want to take anyone's place. It would just be nice if we got along and could be friends." Beatrice said with a shrug which was way more nonchalant than she felt. She was quite worried about them accepting her.

"Tris... no-one is asking you to replace anyone. I would never ask that of you. But you are their mother now, and I would expect you to act in that capacity. They will accept you, just give it a little time. It's been just me and them for three years. And you're not stealing me from them, I have made that quite clear to the girls." He shifted so he could fully look at her. "We are one family, and we'll make it work."

Beatrice really didn't have much to say at this declaration, she just nodded her head and closed her eyes again, soaking up some of his warmth. Her life was no doubt going to be very different but it as sure as hell wasn't going to be lonely anymore. For that she would be eternally grateful. "Do you remember the day we met?" She finally asked.

"How could I forget?" Lhaes asked her, "I will never forget." He shifted again, trying to draw her closer, while pulling up the covers a little further. "It's forever etched in my memory, and I can read yours if I need to. I will never forget. Why?"

"It amuses me. You were basically given the job of babysitting me and I kept flirting with you. That was rather fun by the way, I didn't expect you to fall for it."

"Nor did I expect some harmless fun to turn into something very serious, and very permanent," Lhaes smiled back at her. "I'm glad that it did, because you've made my life so much richer."

"I'm just glad the feelings weren't hinged on any device stuck in your head." Beatrice reached up and ran her fingers through his brown hair. "Speaking of fun, I can think of something fun to do," she grinned, kissing him and pressing her body even closer.

"I'm sure you can," Lhaes replied, briefly tilting his head to listen. When he considered the situation 'safe' he returned his attention to his wife. "Why don't you show me," he teased.

LtC Lhaes Sommers
Chief of Security

Beatrice Benjamin Sommers
Lhaes new wife/Jane's Mom
NPC by Saulitis


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