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Under Stars

Summary: Five times Janeway and Chakotay definitely did it, and one time they didn't.

Characters: Janeway, Chakotay

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

Notes: Facts, and nobody can convince me otherwise.


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

Rated M

4. Year of Hell

She shouldn’t be surprised that he remembers her birthday or that he’s been saving up for it, planning the perfect gift. Knowing him, he doesn’t even have an ulterior motive. Even after the way she’s treated him over the past few months, since the Borg.

Since she seduced him and then cold-shouldered him without explanation or apology.

And she should have known he wouldn’t let her get away with barking at him to recycle the watch, or with retreating alone to her devastated quarters to stare moodily at the stars through her viewport.

He sits silently beside her and takes her hand, and she turns into his embrace, feeling his lips press to her shorn hair, her temple, her cheek. And then brushing her own lips, which open to him, trembling, as he cups her face like something precious.

She lets him take the lead. He peels away her uniform, traces the sharp jut of collarbones and ribs with his tongue, spreads her open and holds her to his mouth until she cries out, half in anguish, half exaltation.

When he moves up to kiss her, she wraps herself around him and swears him silent promises she knows she can’t keep.

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