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Everything is better with Bacon!

Posted on Fri May 29th, 2020 @ 1:28pm by Briseis Kinsley & Fleet Captain William Hood

Mission: Under A Glassy Surface, Where We Don't Belong...
Location: Personal Quarters

Katie had spent the day experimenting with the new flavours she had acquired while they were on Earth. Almost the entire store had sold out by shortly after lunch, so she spent some time making up some more, some special flavours. Now, box of cupcakes in hand, she found herself at Will's door, ringing the chime and waiting.

After ringing the chime a second time, she sighed softly, unable to help the disappointment she felt at not seeing him. Setting the box on the floor in front of his door, she straightened up and smoothed the front of her dress, turning to walk away.

Will was unable to shake the relief of being underway again, being a Captain instead of a pin cushion for command. With everyone knowing what needed to be done he was confident that all would be prepared before they entered the system and began their search. Walking with Coffee in hand sipping it with every few steps or so he exited the turbolift and made his way towards his Quarters. As he rounded the corner he was surprised to see Katie standing up from putting something on the floor near the doors.

"Katie." Surprised to see her in this area of the ship. He walked the few paces before he was standing next to the doorway.

"Will!" Katie exclaimed with a warm smile. "I was just bringing you some cupcakes," She crouched down and picked up the box, handing it to him. "I've been toying with some new flavours since I got the stuff I ordered on Earth, I thought I'd use you as my test subject." She grinned and handed the box out to him. "I hope you like bacon?"

"A test subject." Well he'd been a few things in his career but not one of those when it came to food. "Would you like to come in?" Tilting his head towards the door while in the one hand held the box, the other his cooling Coffee.

"I'd love to, as long as I'm not going to be bothering you." She stepped through the doors as they parted and took a moment to glance around the main living area of his quarters before she turned back to him, smiling warmly. "Maple bacon, Curry Caramel, and Beer and Pretzel are the new flavours."

Certainly a unique combination to be sure but he did want to change out of his uniform to which he doubted smelt overly too pleasant from todays duties. "Make yourself comfortable, replicator is over there." He placed the box on the table. I'm just going to change out of this."

"Can I get you something while you're changing?" Katie called after him as he retreated. "A coffee? Something stronger?"

"Another Coffee would be great." Will spoke from within the bedroom. Walking into the bathroom for a quick freshen up, splash of water to the face and a comb through his hair he pulled on a casual shirt and pants before stepping out again.

Coffee? The thought of replicating something like coffee made her recoil slightly.

As he came back, Katie smiled warmly. "I hope you don't mind, I borrowed your comms system, I couldn't bring myself to replicate coffee, so I had Kayla whip us up a fresh pot and transport it to me. Slight misuse of systems, but I'm sure you'll forgive me."

She grinned and poured a steaming mug of fresh brewed coffee from the pot in front of her and handed it to him. "Feel better?"

"A little, after a long day its good to stop being the Captain for a little bit." He took the Coffee, smiled, sipped it then walked to the box. "So, which is which?" Wondering of the 3 varieties which he'd try first.

Katie stepped in next to him, so close their bodies were touching. She opened the box and looked at them. "It's pretty obvious," she said with a smile. "The two with the bacon crumbles on top are the maple bacon, the two with the gold on top are the curry caramel and the two with pretzels are the beer and pretzel. The only one I haven't tried personally is the beer and pretzel. I don't really like the taste of beer, but it sold out so it must have been okay. Which one would you like? I can put it on a plate for you? Why don't you sit down, you must be exhausted."

"How about a little cut from each flavour then?" Not wanting to waste it all if it wasn't liked, at least a little bit left the rest to be enjoyed later by Katie if she wanted. Taking the offer to sit down and get off his feet.

Katie cut off one of each into pieces and arranged them neatly on a plate, picking it up and grabbing her own cup of coffee and following him into the lounge. "Here you go," said warmly as she handed the plat e to him. "I do hope you like them." She sank down onto the couch next to him. "Long day?" she asked quietly.

"Usually is but today more so with us getting underway." Will replied. "Did you get everything you needed while we were in orbit?" He asked as he studied the pieces of flavoured cake before him on the plate.

"I got enough, at least for the moment," she said with a warm smile. "I've been having fun experimenting with flavours. Who knows, mayne I'll branch out and start making more pastries and sweets instead of just cakes."

Katie paused, taking a sip of her coffee as she watched him. "I enjoyed our dinner. I was hoping I'd get to see you again soon, so I kind of invented an excuse," she offered sheepishly with a wave of her hand in the direction of the cupcake pieces.

Will smiled then sampled each of the treats in turn, slowly, savouring them before deciding. "Caramel, Bacon but I'm not sure on the beer and pretzel." He concluded given Katie the evaluation of the treats.

"Well I'm glad you like," Katie said with a smile. "You like simpler flavours though? What about coffee or chocolate?"

"A little, though I'm sure if I were to put weight on I would have Dr Patrovski knocking on your door for answers." Will replied sipping his Coffee. "Then it's him you have to deal with and you don't want his attention."

Katie laughed softly. "I'm not afraid of him," she said with a grin. "I'll just make him cupcakes too, then while he's busy eating, I just get to spend more time with you," she added with a wink.


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