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Ego’s and Marriages
Straightening the cover of
her bed she climbed upon them and settled down, her legs folded beneath her body
and her arms crossed over her chest. At each of the four bed posts stood a
Betazoid meditation candle and against the wall she was facing stood a
meditation statue she'd brought with her from Betazed.
The past week they had
spent holding their own in a stand-off with an unknown alien race. Apart from
several warning shots and verbal threads back and forth, the stand-off had ended
in a peaceful way. The alien ship had retreated back to wherever it came from,
not willing to run the risk of loosing the actual battle.
Slowly Deanna began to
lower what was left of the barriers she had erected around her mind and slid
into a deeper trance. All the tension and worry aboard the ship, combined with
the unfamiliar alien emotions, had drained most of her mental-strength. She even
had to mute the bond between her and Will for the past two days, simply because
all the different emotions made it too hard for her to keep her own emotions
And so she was back in her
own quarters, for the first time in five months. Usually she meditated in Will's
quarters when he was working out in the gym or busy with ship's business. She
couldn't believe it was already over three years ago since they'd rekindled
their relationship after returning from the Briar Patch. Now that she looked
back upon the first months she felt silly for being so insecure about trusting
him again. As she had discovered, being stood up on Risa had more of an impact
than she'd thought.
It had taken her longer
than she had expected to open up to him again, but she had found it had been
worth the wait. The ache that had dominated her heart for so long had been
filled with love, affection and a strong sense of belonging. Even as the
romantic she was when a small child she could never have imagined something as
fulfilling and rewarding as sharing her life with Will. Even so they had decided
to take it slow, allowing each other the time to become fully comfortable with
their new relationship.
She had practically moved
in with him over a year ago and she enjoyed every moment spend with him to the
fullest. Of course the dangers of life aboard a starship were always present,
but they had learned how to deal with it a long time ago and the changes their
new connection brought along had been minimal. All with all, life was perfect.
Bringing herself out of her
meditative trance Deanna stretched her limbs and wiped the tears that had fallen
on her cheeks. She remembered how shocked Will had been the first time he'd
caught her crying during her meditation. It had taken her a long time to explain
why he shouldn't be concerned; that it weren't her tears she was shedding, but
those of others. He hadn't understood back then, during their second year
onboard, but he did now and he no longer jumped into the mental equivalent of a
red alert when he walked in on her during her meditation.
A wave of love and comfort
coming from the quarters adherent to hers washed over her and made her heart
swell with love. With time she only came to love him more. Again the thought of
marriage crossed her mind. They had discussed it upon several occasions but she
simply hadn't felt confident enough to take the step. Unbeknownst to Will she
had been making some inquiries with Betazed's government recently, trying to
find out more about what would happen, should she marry Will.
A marriage had scared her
ever since he'd stood her up, but the wish of having a family had always
remained. Perhaps she was ready now. The muted bond of the past days had made
her miss his presence in her mind sorely, manifesting itself almost in a
physical form; as if someone had strapped her arms against her sides too
forcefully. It had made her remember the involuntarily separation of two weeks
all over again. She really did want to stay at his side forever and stop feeling
worried about him leaving. After all, she could tell whenever he was attracted
to other women, just as she knew how much he valued marriage.
Her mind made up she
slipped in the blue dress she'd bought and quickly fixed her hair and make-up.
Without announcing herself she stepped into their quarters, posting once she was
far enough inside for the door to close behind her. She had bought the dress
earlier that month, knowing it was the kind of dress he appreciated the most;
deep cleavage, tight in the right places, flowing around her legs, a high, sexy
split from hip down and no back whatsoever. The minute she had entered she'd
drawn him to her as if she were a magnet, more so by her mindset than by her
When he started ogling
however she quickly revised her initial assessment. Will's dazzling blue eyes
traced every curve of her body from neck to toe and back up again, only then did
he look into her eyes and saw the fire burning in the black gems. She pulled her
lover closer with her eyes until she could feel his hot breath against her skin.
As slow as she could manage she slid her hands up along his back until she could
grab the sides of his head.
Her kiss was unanticipated,
for both of them. She hadn't meant to kiss him, not yet, but she couldn't help
herself falling into his eyes. The kiss went on for what seemed like hours,
fuelled by a love so great it could barely be contained. His strong arms circled
around her waist and drew her flush against his body. The kiss blew her so
completely off her feet she almost forgot what she came to ask. Her
Betazoid-half relished in the unimaginable strong feedback of love between them,
her Human-half in being held in his arms.
When eventually they did
break free from each other, even if only with their lips, they both gasped for
air. Before she lost herself in another mind-blowing kiss Deanna asked him the
question that had been burning in her mind, intentionally keeping her voice low
His surprise she covered
with another passionate kiss, not caring for his answer. Without breaking the
kiss she led him to their bedroom as he started pulling on her dress.
~Isn't that supposed to be
my line?~ He asked in blissful joy.
~Oh shush Commander, I
won't tell anyone if it bruises your ego that badly.~
~It's a deal then~ he
grinned, pushing her down onto the bed and sealing their commitment with another
kiss, one of infinite love and adoration.