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I'm Back

Posted on 30 May 2016 @ 8:45am by Ensign Elisha Cherno & Ensign Kelly Khan

Mission: Outbreak
Location: Kelly/Elisha Quarters
Timeline: MD 10 : 1900

Elisha crawled up to her bunk and flopped onto it, pulling her stuffed horse, Commander Applejax, into her arms. She was exhausted. They had released her from Sick Bay, but she was under orders to rest for a couple of days and report back for a check up. The resting was going to be no problem. She wanted to sleep for five days.

Kelly looked up when Elisha crawled in bed. "Going to bed so soon, slacker?" she joked. After the past few days, it had been a relief to see her roommate out of Sickbay and back in their quarters.

Elisha grinned. "They told me to rest," she defended. "And honestly, I can't think of anything else I'd rather do."

"Wouldn't you rather do Xavier?" Kelly asked with a sly grin. "I think that would help relieve a lot of the tension that you've gone through recently. The poor guy spent every hour off duty that he could there and even helped out with the other patients."

"I know, he's a sweetheart," Elisha agreed. "But, not at the moment. I mean I'm not really up to anything except laying around and dozing. I'm not sure he'd appreciate that."

"Well, maybe the laying around part," Kelly said. "As long as you moved a bit to let him know you weren't asleep. Do you realize that you were talking like crazy about him while you were there? Well, when you weren't accusing him and Joel of trying to kill you."

Elisha blinked and looked over at Kelly. "I... I was?" she said. "I did?"

"You were and you did," Kelly confirmed. "I didn't get all of it, but Xavier was really concerned about you. All he talked about was you when he came by to give me updates on you. You scared him really bad, Elisha."

"I know," she said, slightly miserably. "Poor guy. I'll have to think of some way to make it up to him." But, the whole thing was suddenly making her nervous. She didn't know what she was supposed to do with a guy, especially one as wonderful as Xavi.

"I can help you think of a few things," Kelly offered. "I made Quinn forget Standard at least once when we were on shore leave. I could tell you how to make Xavier forget Spanish."

"I'm not ready for that," she said flatly. "It'll have to be PG. Like bake him a pie... or something."

"PG is boring," Kelly said. "At least go for R if you're going to do anything. Bake him a pie while wearing only an apron, but don't let him see the naughty bits."

"No," said Elisha. "I'm not doing that. No man has ever seen me naked since my dad stopped bathing me when I was three. At least not to my knowledge."

"He wouldn't be seeing you naked, you silly Twinkie," Kelly said. "Didn't you hear the part where I said you'd be wearing an apron so he couldn't see any naughty bits?"

"Clearly we have a different idea of what's naughty," said Elisha. "My ass is a little too naughty for me."

"Your own ass is too naughty for you?" Kelly asked, raising an eyebrow. "That's bad."

"You know what I mean," replied Elisha, rolling onto her stomach. "Even letting him see me in a swim suit was a little uncomfortable."

"But you did and you didn't die," Kelly pointed out and then looked over at Elisha's butt. "I think you have a nice ass and I bet Xavier would think the same."

"Probably," agreed Elisha. "But, I'm not ready for him to see it, just yet."

"What about making a naughty cake for him then?" Kelly suggested. "That's better than PG and you can eat it, too!"

"It's not really me, though," replied Elisha. "And I'm not sure he'd really appreciate that anyway."

"How do you know he wouldn't?" Kelly challenged her. "He told me that you told him that you love him and sick or not, you didn't tell him it was the ravings of a mad woman, did you?"

"N-no," Elisha hedged. "At least, I don't think it was. I mean, I like him."

"Then maybe make him a nice dinner," Kelly said as she partially gave up. Elisha frustrated her to no end at times and she couldn't decide if she wanted to pet her or strangle her.

"Actually," said Elisha, propping herself up on her elbows. "That's not a bad idea. I wonder what his favorite food is."

"Ask the bartender at Talon's what he orders or see if you can find out from the computer what he has replicated the most," Kelly suggested. "Or you could ask him."

"Of course I'd love for it to be a surprise, but asking is an option," Elisha replied. "Or maybe Pequeño knows."

"Oh sure," Kelly laughed. "You'd end up serving him canine supplement number seventeen. So romantic."

Elisha giggled. And she couldn't stop. It was just too funny. She pictured herself asking Pequeño what to make Xavi for dinner and the little puppy showing her something on the replicator. It was just too ridiculous.

Kelly couldn't help but laugh, too. Elisha's laughter was infectious and she soon had to sit down on her bunk and laugh until she was gasping for air. "I can...see it now....Chateau Le Bow-Wow!"

Which only made Elisha laugh harder. "Fido!" she gasped. "Party of... twooooooo!" She ended the number on a wolf-like howl that set her off again.

Kelly practically howled with laughter and held her sides as she gasped for breath. "No're killing me"

After a few more minutes of laughing, Elisha was actually able to breathe once more. "I think I may be a little slap-happy," she said, wiping tears of mirth from her cheeks. "Or else I'm reacting to the medication again."

"Oh come on," Kelly said. "That was hilarious. I haven't laughed that hard in a while and they say that laughter is the best medicine."

"I suppose that's true," agreed Elisha with one more half giggle. "Next time Doctor Kij asks me how I'm taking care of myself, I'll just tell her that I'm laughing a lot."

"I bet she'll approve after everything you've gone through, Elisha," Kelly said. "I was worried about you, too."

"I know," said Elisha. "Xavi said you were in Sick Bay so much a nurse had to kick you out. But, I'm better now."

"Guilty as charged," Kelly said. "I just wonder why I didn't get sick." She thought for a moment. "I would say it's because me and Quinn were out in the country, but I came in to meet Joel and you, so I would have been exposed, too."

"I don't know," said Elisha. "I'm sure the Doctor is working on it, though. I heard her talking to one of the nurses and it sounded like a lot of people are testing positive for it even though they have no symptoms. I think she's checking the whole crew."

Kelly blanched for a minute, then nodded. "So we could all be infected and not know it?"

Elisha shrugged and rolled back onto her back. "I suppose so," she said. "I hope she figures it out before they lift the quarantine."

"I do, too," Kelly said. "But enough of you. You need to rest young lady. I'm not having Doctor Kij jump on me for denying you sleep."

"Yeah," said Elisha with a yawn. "I should be resting. I don't think my eyelids will stay up much longer anyway."

"Okay," Kelly said as she came to her feet. "I might go grab something at Talon's while you get some sleep. Do you want me to pick you up anything from there for later?"

"No, that's all right," said Elisha. "I have no idea when I'm going to wake up and I'd hate it to just sit for awhile. I'll go down later, if I'm hungry. Thanks, though."

"You're welcome," Kelly said. "I'll see if I can get Selah to add a Fido special to the menu while I'm there, then." She got up and grabbed a pad and pulled a sleeveless Starfleet hoodie on over her shirt. "See you later, Elisha."

Elisha giggled again. "See you later, Kelly," she yawned.

"Later," Kelly said and headed off, the back of her hoodie proclaiming her to be a member of Nova Squad and headed out.


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