Challenge Accepted
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Summary: And he thought she'd been kidding with that crack about mating behaviour ...

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

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

Notes: Prompted by the conversations we all know they were having on the bridge.

Rated T

“… and once,” she whispers, “I narrowly escaped disciplinary action for a Jeffries tube escapade.”

He laughs in delight. “Too bad advancing in the ranks means giving all that up.”

“Who says I gave it up?” Kathryn’s eyes glitter.

“... You wouldn’t dare.”

She leans over the console, smoky-voiced. “Try me.”

A helpless grin spreads across Chakotay’s face even as he shifts in his seat. He knows she isn’t serious. But, damn, he’d love to call her bluff.

“I’m going to inspect the relays in Jeffries tube 47,” Kathryn announces airily.

She sashays across the bridge. Chakotay’s jaw drops.

“Coming, Commander?”