Weightless

Summary: Tumblr prompt: “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."

Characters: Chakotay, Janeway

Codes: Janeway/Chakotay

 

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

Rated K

She’s already bouncing on her toes as the Ldaran instructor buckles her securely into the glider, and Chakotay, glancing at her sidelong, can’t help the lift of his heart at her wide, unrestrained smile.

The instructor nods and steps back, and Kathryn takes a running leap over the edge of the cliff. His heart drops until she yanks on the handles and suddenly she’s swooping, soaring, whooping for joy.

“Come on, Chakotay,” she calls, “it’s wonderful!”

And he follows her over the precipice, as he always has and always will, and nothing matters in this moment but her radiant laughter.

© 2021 by Mia Cooper