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A Walk

Posted on Sun Apr 11th, 2021 @ 12:33pm by Lieutenant JG Reagan Quinn & Lieutenant Gavin Ross Dr.

Mission: Guilty By Association
Location: Arboretum
Timeline: MD 03 - 2400 Hours


Having left Gavin to sleep in her own quarters, RJ headed to Gavin's to collect her furry friend. The doors to his quarters opened to reveal an excited Nanook politely, but anxiously, waiting just inside.

RJ smiled and knelt down. "Hi Nanook! I've missed you!" She said truthfully. She scratched him behind the ears and made sure he got a thorough petting before approaching the next topic. "How do you feel about a walk? And then maybe some peanut butter treats to end the night?"

Nan looked around her first, trying to figure out where Gavin was. Normally, the two were together. This was the first time RJ had visited without him. "He's getting some rest," RJ picked up on what she thought Nan might be looking for, "but he'll back later, I promise." That seemed to be enough to satisfy the husky's curiosity as he started to excitedly bounce from the floor. RJ chuckled at the response. Nanook never lacked in personality, that much was certain.

The two went for a long walk around the arboretum. Nanook spent his time sniffing everything in sight and happily collecting pets from anyone willing to give them to him. RJ racked her brain through the day's events. Evaluating every system she had seen and every person she had interacted with. The time they spent walking was a needed refresher and a way to decompress all of the information she had gathered since coming aboard the new ship.

After a couple of hours of aimless meandering, RJ looked to Nan and handed him one of his favorites treats. "I think it's about time we headed back. You can have the honor of waking up Gavin." She chuckled. "What do you think?" Nan gave a happy, yet slightly disappointed to be headed home look with a small bark. RJ returned an understanding smile and gave him one more treat before they headed back.

As soon as they entered her quarters, Nanook lept for the couch. RJ started laughing as Gavin was startled awake. "Sorry! I told him he could wake you up, but I didn't know he would do it so abruptly!" She said between fits of laughter.

"Oh my god." Ross smiled as his eyes awoke. "Did you just leave, or did I close my eyes." He slid up from the couch, happy to see that Nanook was taken for a nice walk.

Gavin leaned in to Nanook and playfully hugged his white fuzzy coat, his hand getting lost in the overbearing lug. Looking up at RJ, Ross smiled. "I think Nan really benefitted from your walk. And I think I did as well." He slid his hands together.

"You were good for RJ were you now?" Gavin cocked his head sideways mimicking Nan's curious look. Nan barked lifting his large head upward and then backed up a bit, as if egging him on to get up. Ross got up from the couch. "Thank you very much!" Ross sincerely smiled looking to RJ. "You must be exhausted." He had felt bad.

"Nah, I enjoyed the time away. The walk let me clear my head without a lot of distractions. Besides, I'd never say no to spending some extra time with my favorite husky!" RJ smiled.

Gavin couldn't help it, as seeing RJ he instantly wanted his lips pressed to hers. Without a thought, he found his lips pressed to RJ's, as he had placed his hand at the left of her cheekbone.

"I fell asleep last night wanting to kiss you and I woke up this morning and that feeling hadn't left." Ross stated bluntly.

The kiss took her partially by surprise, not that RJ was complaining. "Wow, maybe I should take Nanook for walks more often!" She chuckled. "Did you get a good nap?"

"Is that your way of asking me if I'm ready to give it to you?" He crudely joked. "Honestly, that was much needed. I feel a lot better. Thank you. You on the other hand, we should let you get some rest RJ. You have three warp cores to manage my dear?" He rubbed the side of her, not wanting to let go, but as always timing on a starship and duties demanded professional sleep.

"I've never been a huge fan of sleep, but you're probably right," RJ reluctantly stated. "See you later this week?" The new starship kept them both busy, but she hoped they could make time for each other. The last thing RJ wanted was for their relationship to die out before they even got to the good points.

"This week? Are you kidding me? RJ you are my sanity. Of course." He had smiled, as he leaned forward his forehead to hers, and then once again placed a soft kiss, this time with a bit more longing in it. "I promise."



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