Half Way to the New Colony.

Posted on Sat Jan 4th, 2020 @ 6:31am by Commander Timber Wolf

Mission: The Journey To A New Home
Location: Personal Quarters
Timeline: Current

Addie was exhausted, thoroughly exhausted. They were a week into their journey to the new settlement for the Ya'Dallan's and she had spent every waking hour running medicals and fixing injuries. While their guests were taking most everything in their stride, there was some angst among them, mainly what she felt was fear of the unknown.

Returning to their quarters, Addie walked in, pulling her boots off and dropping them on the floor and unzipping her jacket, casting it aside as she walked across to the rug and pile of pillows on the floor in the middle of the living room, lowering herself onto the floor and laying back, closing her eyes, a soft sigh escaping her parted lips.

Wolf had just finished a shower, walking into the living room he gently kneeled down next to her and gave her a gentle kiss. "My golden doe has come home tired from the days work", he said softly caressing her face.

Addie laughed softly as she reached up, brushing her hand across his damp hair. "You smell clean," she said with a laugh. "I smell like chlorhexadine." She sighed again, exhaling slowly. "Honestly I'm so tired I don't think I even have the energy to get up and take a shower. We need to get engineering to install a big bath tub, what do you think? One that I can fill up and just soak all the aches away."

"Your wish is my command, Mrs. Wolf!", he said smiling. Tapping his combadge on the table, "Engineering, Wolf here, can I get someone to replicate a 20th century bathtub in my quarter's for my wife please", he said closing the communication. Looking back at Addie, "There my love done! Anything else my angel", he asked resting her head on his chest and running his hand over her tummy. "Our baby", he said softly as he continued to massage her tummy.

Addie sighed again, this time contentedly as she closed her eyes. "I think it likes you," she said quietly. "This is the first time all day I haven't felt sick." She opened her eyes and looked up at him. "I think it's still taking some getting used to. We're married and we're having a baby."

"It? Addie you called our baby it!", he said chuckling as he continued to massage her tummy. " I'm used to having you around and being married makes it even more believable. Addie I love you and I will never leave you alone ever", Wolf said. Kissing her softly, he felt her quiver under his touch.

"Well, we don't know if it's a boy or a girl, so what else am I supposed to call it?" Addie replied tiredly. "Are we likely to get to this planet soon? I'll be glad when this mission is over and these people are resettled so I can sleep for a week."

"Tell you what, I can fix it so you can sleep for a month if you would like", Wolf chuckled rubbing the growing life in Addie's tummy. "Addie, you hungry hun?", he asked running his hand through her golden locks.

Addie paused, contemplating for a moment. "I don't think I've actually eaten anything today," she said quietly. "There are so many Ya'Dallans on the ship that need medical attention. I've not had time to stop."

"Addie you must eat! Please you are needing food for you and our baby", Wolf croaked as he got up to fix her something to eat. "Please wife nutrition is a must....", he said hastily fixing a simple meal of beef steak, potatoes and vegatables. Bringing it over to her, he gently set it down near her, "Addie here eat please. Even if it is a small amount....", Wolf said and had that worried look on his face again.

Sitting up, Addie look at him and smiled. "Timber, stop fussing," she admonished gently. "Believe it or not, I'm a fully trained and qualified doctor, I do know how to take care of myself, and our baby. One duty shift without food isn't going to harm either of us! Let me go take a shower and get out of my uniform and then we can talk about food, okay?"

"Ok honey.....take it easy Mrs. Wolf. I know you are tired and I know you know your limits. I am just beingbthe concerned husbandcand expectant father. I will put this back into the replicator to keep it warm for you", Wolf said watching Addie head for the bedroom. He wondered what had happened in sickbay to make Addie come out the way she did. He knew that being pregnant also messed with a woman's moods so he just played along with it.

Nearly 40 minutes had passed between when Addie had entered the bathroom and when she finally emerged, clad in a bathrobe, a towel wrapped loosely around her wet curls as she padded quietly across the living room floor. "You know what?" she asked with a smile as she approached the living room again. "I think I'm suddenly starving. I'd love a bowl of chicken strips with ranch and a chocolate thickshake with extra ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate fudge." She smiled as she walked across to him, her arms sliding easily around his waist. "I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm really not."

"Oh I know my love, your just pregnant!", he said laughing as he kissed her. Chucking the food into the recycler, he replicated exactly what she wanted. "Now my wife, here is what you wanted as he set the food on the table and pulled the chair out for her to sit. Sitting down across from her, he watched her eat. Addie was glowing like a woman should when pregnant. She was beautiful even when wet and fresh from the shower. He was a very lucky man to have found his woman who was perfect in so many ways. "Addie, I am the luckiest man in the universe to have found you and made you my wife. I truly love you!", he said softly.

Addie smiled, reaching across to cover his hand with hers. "And I love you," she replied with a smile, watching him in silence for a few moments before standing up, pushing her chair back and moving around the table to sit sideways on his lap, putting her arms around his shoulders. "You take such good care of me," she said softly.

Scooping her up quickly, he made for the bedroom and set her on the bed. Brushing her hair away from her face he looked into her eyes and, "Eyway", he yelled and ripped away his shirt. He wore the beautiful beaded pendant that held the white stone to which she had its mate. "The stones are calling to each other. They want to be entwined forever so let it be done", he said and laid down next to her gently kissing her.

Shaking uncontrollably Wolf woke with Alaska tapping him gently with her paw. Looking around his quarters wide eyed, "Wait......Alaska....where is Addie?......No......No.....I couldn't have been a dream!!!!!.....It was all to real!!!!!!", he screamed in anger. Tapping his combadge, "Wolf to Pentac I need to see you NOW!"


Cmdr. Timber Wolf
USS Timmis