Bon Appetit
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Summary: Neelix earns his ambassador's stripes.

Characters: Neelix, Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Disclaimer: Characters are Paramount's. No infringement intended.

Notes: A Macrocosm episode addition, and if you like, a sequel to Heavenly Bodies.

Rated T

He’s been up since 0300, determined that the banquet will be perfect. The captain is counting on him to impress the Taktak.

So preoccupied is he with calculating portion sizes for the leola stew, that by the time he sees them it’s too late.

She’s on the table, limbs wrapped around the dark-haired man, kissing him passionately.

“Captain!” Neelix gasps. “Commander!”

The couple leap apart, bolting for the door.

“Well, if this doesn’t cause a diplomatic incident…” Neelix mutters. “Right in front of my salad!”

Shaking his head, he returns to the kitchen and sets to work massaging his leola.