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Taking a Chance

Posted on Fri Sep 4th, 2009 @ 8:26pm by Force Marshal Livia Harrison

Mission: Ties To Blood: Season 1, Episode 3.
Location: Captain DeVuor's Office


Captain Jason Ascott approached the weary looking newly assigned Starbase Captain, not envying her for what she has been through. "Congrats on your victory today Beverly." He said nodding in approval "Hopefully this will show the Borg that they should think twice before stepping foot into Federation space again."

Beverly, still looking weary, and a yellowing to her eyes, stood from behind her desk, a slight weak smile tugging at the corners of her mouth.
"Thank you Captian", she extended her hand as a means of accepting his congratulations with a hand shake. "Were does Starfleet have you heading?"

"We will be heading out to the Cestus system, there's been reports of missing vessels in that area. We'll be stopping by Starbase 324 to pick up our new Chief Engineer." He said, making note of his former Chief Engineer's decision to remain onboard Starbase 611. "We're not due there for another three days, so if you need help here we could probably stick around for another day."

She found herself looking at the other Captain in a very uncharacteristic manner. Sizing him up, considering the potential of breeding stock. She shook her head slightly, 'Those are not appropriate thoughts for a Starfleet Captain', she chided herself.
"We should be fine Captain, but thank you for the offer. Your always more than welcome here on the station!"

Jason smiled "Good to know, it seems like we'll be operating in this region for quite some time, especially if the General decides to keep her office here." He paused for a moment, debating his next comment in his mind before speaking "I've got some time before we're set to depart, and I believe I owe you a drink, if you're up for it that is."

"Well, if I can suggest. What about dinner. The Ferengi's bar on the promenade is rumored to be a pretty good place to eat. You can buy me a drink, and I can buy dinner".
She was flirting... It had been so long, but it felt good. She was finally moving on from her previous intimacy's and trying to create new ones. Or was it something more to do with the Virus. Either way, it felt good.

His smile grew wider "Dinner it is then. The food there has to be better than the replicators onboard the Hood. To be honest, I already delayed our departure by a day, even if you didn't need our help getting the station back on its feet." He said with a wink.

One small gleam on an otherwise bleak horizon, and it made her spirit more buoyant, even if it was only slightly.
"I'll meet you down there in.. what, an hour?"

"An hour sounds good to me. That will give me plenty of time to get back to the Hood and get out of this uniform." He replied. He was used to dining alone in his quarters, and he'd be damned if he was going to this dinner in his uniform, even if Beverly didn't.

A warm smile bloomed across her face lighting up her features and she turned slightly red at the cheeks. "Good. That gives me time to find something to wear. You know what we ladies are like".

Truth was Jason didn't really know. He spent his entire career dedicating himself to starfleet, leaving no time for any sort of personal life. Sure he had made friends along the way, but he never ventured out into something more. Now, by pure chance, he is standing before this gorgeous woman as they tend to dinner plans. "I look forward to it." He said. Jason was determined from this point forward not to let another chance go by. "See you in an hour." He said as he gave the Captain a slight bow and exited the office.


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