Trojan Horse #21, 22 - Dinner between friends...

ON: <<USS Pegasus, Sickbay>>

Hannah slipped into the sickbay quietly. She looked around, stupidly feeling guilty that all these people were injured and she had not been. She knew it was ridiculous, but couldn't shake the feeling that she should be in one of the beds. She smiled however as she saw the person she was looking for.

She headed over to the biobed Rylaar was lying in.

Ryylar stirred slightly and looked up as he heard someone approach, his eyes opening a little.

"'re you feeling?" Hannah said, tenderly.

"Hannah?" He asked, smiling slightly up to her.

"Is that you?" He said, blinking a few times and looking her over.

"It was last time I checked." Hannah smiled.

"I'm glad you're ok. I was worried about you." He said softly at her.

"You were worrying about me?" Hannah said, confused. "Why?"

"We were just through a major battle. You're my friend. I was worried." Ryylar said.

"I think you've got enough reason to be worried about yourself, buddy." Hannah said, laying her hand on his head. "What were you thinking, getting shot like that?"

"Honestly? I was thinking how lucky I was to not get shot." He told her with a shake of his head as he groaned weakly.

"And that really worked out well for you I can see." Hannah laughed.

"Ahhh I was shot in the back." He grumbled about the whole situation. He looked at her and smiled.

"I'm glad you came to visit me." He said softly.

"It was the least I could do." Hannah said. "How do you feel?"

"Like I've been shot." He joked and coughed, chuckling a bit.

"Being shot will do that to you, I've heard." She said, trying to match his light-hearted tone. "So how long till you're out of here?"

"Probably a few more days. Forever if the doctor had his way." Ryylar said.

"You did, just get shot, Ry." Hannah said, "I've heard that can take a while to recover from."

"Bah... I'm ready to start serving drinks again." He said with a smile to her.

"So you doing ok?" He asked her.

"Sure." Hannah dismissed his question with a wave. "Why wouldn't I be?" She asked, somewhat defensively.

"I'm glad." Ryylar said tiredly as he smiled up and reached his arm up to caress her cheek.

Hannah leaned down, and held his hand to her cheek. "Don't ever do this again." She said, softly.

<What would Petrova think, if she saw you now?> she thought inwardly. She dismissed the thought angrily. <This doesn't mean anything!>

"Well I'll do my best to not get shot." He told her with a smile.

"You'd better not." Hannah said, "Or I'll come in here and turn off the life-support myself."

"And here I thought I liked me." He said with a joking chuckle.

"Don't flatter yourself." Hannah said, sitting next to him, and folding her hands over his. "So what've you been thinking about, while you've been hospitalised?"

"How if I everrrrrrr ssssssee anotherrrrrrrrr Jem'Hadar... It's going to be too ssssssoon." He said weakly.

"I think that's pretty unlikely, hon." Hannah reassured him

"Afterrrrrr ourrrr rrrrrrecent adventurrrrre? I'm not ssssso sssure." He said grumbling.

"Look on the bright're still alive, right?"

"Yeah..." He said with a smile.

"I've decided, seeing as you've put me through a huge amount of emotional stress, you owe me dinner." Hannah said. "And I want something nice, not something that'll nearly kill me, like last time."

"I thought you would have gained an appreciation for Gagh by now." He said with a soft smile.

"I try to stay away from food that makes me nearly die - it's an important life-skill I've learnt."

"Like not getting shot by Jem'Hadar..." Ryylar quipped.

"Exactly." Hannah teased. "Which is why you're lying in the biobed, and I'm sitting next to it."

"Well I alwaysssss wassss a ssssslow learrrrrnerrrrr." He chuckled.

"Yup." Hannah grinned. She stood up as she saw a nurse approaching. "Uh-oh, looks like visiting hours are over, hon. I'll come back tomorrow, OK?"

"Tomorrrrrrow we'll have dinnerrrrrr." He said with a smile as she left.


Lieutenant Hannah O'Driscoll Chief Tactical Officer USS Pegasus


Warrant Officer Ryylar Chief Morale Officer Acting Security Officer USS Pegasus