Summary: Tumblr prompt: “I just wanna talk to you. Not about anything specific. Just talk.”
Characters: Chakotay, Janeway
Disclaimer: Characters are Paramount’s. No infringement intended.
Have you heard about Tom’s new holodeck program? she asks, eyes dancing, and he couldn’t care less what that idiot Paris has done this time. All he cares about is the mischief sparking in her eyes.
Naomi brought these back for me from shore leave, she says, and he watches the wistful softness of her slightly-quirked mouth, evidence of the tenderness she’ll never bestow on a child of her own.
It’s my last bottle. Share it with me? she entreats, and he smiles and holds out his glass, forever hoping for the day she’ll share more than wine and conversation.