Summary: Tumblr prompt: "After Voyager returns, Chakotay is made captain. On his first night in the captain’s quarters he suddenly realizes that he’s now sleeping in the same bed Kathryn used to sleep in."
This is Version 1.
Characters: Janeway, Chakotay
Disclaimer: Characters are Paramount's. No infringement intended.
He can’t put it off any longer. At least, not without admitting why he’s avoiding it.
“Time to earn those new pips, Captain,” he mutters.
And yet, as he approaches, his steps falter.
“This is ridiculous. It’s just furniture!”
He lowers himself gingerly onto the bed – and yelps in pain, rubbing his bruised back.
“What the hell?” Shoving a hand between the mattresses, Chakotay pulls out the offending article… and turns beet-red.
“Captain Chakotay to Admiral Janeway.”
“Missing me already, Captain?” she teases.
“Kathryn, I think you left something … personal … in your quarters...”
The object whirs and buzzes.