Trojan Horse #60, 61 - He said, she thought...

ON: <<USS Pegasus, Corridors>>

Ryylar was on his way to Kris after parting company with Kitty, the Chief Engineer. He wanted to see his Russian lover and try to cheer her up. This whole deal with the ship, her father's suicide, the former battle with the mirror-Dominion, and other things were taxing her too greatly, and he had done nothing to help the fact by being wounded, so he wanted to make it up to her. So much did he want to make it up to her, that he wasn't exactly watching where he was going.

"Oof!" Hannah said, as Rylaar knocked her to the floor. "Watch where you're going, you big lummox!" She said, jokingly from her position on the floor.

"Sssssorrrrrrry!" He quickly apologized, leaning his furry form over her to help her back up to her feet, he smiled at her.

"How arrrrrrre you Hannah?" He asked her.

"Good." Hannah said, smiling, and rearranging her somewhat loose clothes so that they covered up a little more of her. "I take it you're feeling better then."

"A lot betterrrrrr than beforrrrrrre." Ryylar agreed and nodded to her, smiling as he saw his friend was no worse for wear*

"Did the doctor actually discharge you?" Hannah said, suspiciously.

"Yeah... ligh duty only forrrrr a while, but I think light duty includessssss patrrrrrrolsssss and ssssstuff. Rrrrrrright now I'm off to find Commanderrrrrr Petrrrrrova. I've misssssssed herrrrrr lately sssssincccce being cooped up in Ssssssickbay." He said, smiling.

"Oh, yeah..." Hannah said, "I just saw her on the bridge." <And she definitely saw me.> Hannah managed to control her giggles at that thought.

"Oh, then I sssssuppossssse I'll have to wait to ssssssurrrrrrprrrrrisssse herrrrr. She doesssssn't like it when I come onto the brrrrrridge to talk to herrrrrr." Ryylar said, almost a little disappointed.

"I'm sure she wouldn't mind..." Hannah said. "I think she could do with a little attention." <Because she is seriously horny right now...>

"Really? What makesssss you ssssssay that?" Ryylar asked curiously.

<Because she was practically ripping my clothes off with her eyes.> "I guess she seemed a little...lonely."

"Oh well I guess that feeling is mutual. I've misssssssed herrrrrrr a lot." Said Ryylar with a grin.

<I bet you have...> "Really?" Hannah said. "All those hot nurses didn't do it for you?"

"Ah the only one that doessssss it forrrrrr me is Krrrrrrrisssss." He said with a modest smile.

Hannah feigned a pout. "Not even me?"

"Hannah, you'rrrrre niccccce and all, but Krrrrrrisssss...." Ryylar said, shaking his head as if to illustrate the point that to him at least, there was something indescribable.

"I'm nice?" Hannah said, brightly. "Tell me more nice things about me." She said, only half teasing.

"Oh well you're fun to hang out with. You're prrrrrretty, you'rrrrrre friendly, you'rrrrrre ssssssmarrrrrrt." He said, listing a few things about her.

"Go on..." Hannah smiled.

He shrugged.

"You do yourrrrrr job rrrrreally well. You'rrrrrre a good officerrrrr. Even morrrrre imporrrrrtant, you'rrrrre a good friend." Ryylar said, smiling as he added that last bit.

Hannah grinned. "I know." She laughed. "I like hanging out with you Rylaar - you say nice things."

"That'sssss my job, morrrrrrale officccccerrrrrr, make people feel betterrrrrr about themssssselvessss." Ryylar said with a nod.

"Well you're doing a good job." Hannah said, giving me a hug. "Now I gotta go change - your girlfriend said my outfit was too distracting."

"Too dissssstrrrracting?" Ryylar said, wondering what that meant.

"Why did sssssshe sssssay that?" Ryylar asked.

"Have you looked at me Rylaar?" Hannah said, smiling. "I'm a little...underdressed."

"I guesssssss I jusssssst failed to noticcccce." Ryylar chuckled, now seeing just how out of uniform Hannah was.

"Yeah." Hannah nodded. "I think it looks nice, though - wouldn't you agree?"

"You ccccccerrrrrrtainly arrrrrrre attrrrrractive." He agreed with a nod.

"There you go." Hannah said, smiling. "And now I'm going to go change so that I'm less distracting." She sighed. "I think I should be allowed to dress like this more often."

"Well I better be going." Ryylar said, nodding to her as he gave Hannah a gentle hug before moving away to find his way to the bridge.

Hannah smiled. <Well, at least now Petrova has someone else to look at!>


Lieutenant JG Hannah O'Driscoll Chief Tactical Officer USS Pegasus


Warrant Officer Ryylar Morale Officer Acting Security Officer USS Pegasus