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Hold My Hand

Posted on Mon Jan 9th, 2017 @ 3:10am by Captain Claudia Ainscow & Petty Officer 3rd Class Rebecca Ainscow

Mission: S1E3 - Operation Adrestia
Location: Sickbay
Timeline: Mission Day 17; 23:00

Claudia was asleep in her private room after being confined there until tomorrow morning. She had received an update of the progress of Operation Adrestia and she was extremely pleased at how well it was going - Akiva had proven himself to be an invaluable right hand man and he had dropped in to provide an update on progress a few hours previously.

Meanwhile Rebecca had missed seeing Claudia over the past few days and she was aware she'd been confined to sickbay after a funny turn following her surgery. After sneaking into sickbay and up to Claudia's private room - confident she hadn't been noticed - Becky sat down at Claudia's bedside and looked at her. Over the past few days Rebecca had learned that her feelings for Claudia had grown deeper and deeper every day and there was no way she planned to hide them from the woman she loved any longer.

Claudia's sleep became disturbed and when she woke up she turned to see that Becky was sat next to her - smiling cutely. It was the perfect way to wake up in Claudia's mind - Rebecca had become very close to her since coming aboard.

"Hey Becky" Claudia whispered.

Rebecca smiled. "Hey CeCe. How're you feeling?"

"Better now you're here. I hope I haven't got a big pile of paperwork to go back to..." Claudia replied.

Becky giggled. "I've taken care of it. Don't try and rush around like that again - I'm your Yeoman and that's what I'm here to do. You just command the ship and leave me to do all of your paperwork. Is that clear CeCe?"

"Of course Becky" Claudia smiled.

Rebecca reached for Claudia's nearest hand and took it in hers with a firm but gentle grip. She smiled as she watched and felt Claudia's hand close around hers almost immediately - it made Rebecca feel able to tell Claudia how she truly felt about her.

"CeCe...I want to tell you something. When we spent the night together I felt special...loved...cared was the best night of my life and I can't thank you enough. But...what I really wanted to tell that I love you. I can't stop thinking about you and all I want to do is make sure you're happy and have somebody to be there for you when you need a cuddle or a shoulder to cry on. I'll be there for you and Grace no matter what - if you'll let me" Becky said.

Claudia felt emotional and felt a tear run down her cheek as Rebecca finished. She often thought she would never find somebody else to share her life with but now Claudia knew that person was sat right next to her holding her hand tightly. Claudia felt the exact same way but felt too scared to say those three words - but now she knew she could say them - because they were to the woman that she loved.

"I love you too Becky. I want nothing more than for you to be by my side and there for me and my daughter" Claudia sobbed.

Becky reassured her and stroked stroked Claudia's hand with her free hand. Those were the three magic words nobody had ever said to her before but now but they meant so much. Rebecca found it hard to cry herself but she wanted to stay strong for Claudia.

"It's okay. Don't cry beautiful...I'm here and I'm never going to leave you" Rebecca whispered.

Claudia slowly sat up and looked into Rebecca's beautiful blue eyes. She then leaned forward and gave Becky a sweet kiss on her lips before moving back an inch or so from Rebecca's face and looked into her eyes adoringly.

"I'm so sorry it's taken this long for me to realise how much I actually love you Becky" Claudia said.

Becky smiled. "It's okay CeCe. I know how hard it is..."

"Kiss me. Please" Claudia replied.

Rebecca leaned forward and passionately kissed Claudia. She had never felt so happy and she never wanted to let Claudia go - and she was more than willing to accept that being a stepmother to Grace came with being with Claudia. Rebecca wrapped her other arm around Claudia's neck and gently caressed her hair as they kissed - all she hoped for was that nobody would disturb them while they were sharing an intimate moment.

They continued the kiss for what felt like an eternity but eventually they lay side by side - albeit on their sides - in each other's arms. It had been the perfect end to the day for both of them now they had both managed to admit their feelings to the other. Claudia felt so much better about herself and she hoped Rebecca felt better now she'd been able to get that weight off her shoulders.

"This is comfortable...if not a bit cosy" Rebecca commented.

Claudia giggled. "It is a bit small but I don't think they were designed for couples...but as long as nobody comes in then I promise I won't tell anybody"

"I won't either...not until we're both ready" Becky replied.

Claudia smiled. She didn't care who knew she loved Rebecca but she felt that they should wait a while before outing themselves a couple - after all - it wasn't a common thing for a Commanding Officer to be in a relationship with their Yeoman.

Rebecca smiled. "CeCe...does anyone know that you' know?"

"A lesbian? No...not really. Only a few people at most...nobody in my family knows yet but I guess now is a good a time as any. Now I have you by my side and with Grace moving aboard the ship I feel I'm finally able to tell them. I love you and I don't care what they or anyone else thinks about us. As long as I have Grace and you by my side then I can do anything" Claudia replied.

Becky beamed. "Aww you're sweet...I can't wait to meet Grace and be a part of a family - just the three of us. About me being a lesbian...I told my parents just before I came here...they were cool with it and said it doesn't matter who I love - just as long as I'm happy and they hope I find the woman I want to be with for the rest of my life. I cried so much because it made me feel so happy"

"I can't wait for you to meet Grace either. Your parents sound wonderful though - I just wish the relationship I had with mine was as good as yours sounds. We'll have to meet them when the time is right...all three of us...because from the sounds of it they love you very much. Mine...I'd sooner not talk about them...but I will tell them know" Claudia said.

Rebecca smiled. "I'll be right there when you do. I promise"

"That's one of so many reasons why I want to be with you" Claudia said.

Becky lay in Claudia arms and felt like nothing could spoil how happy she felt right now. She closed her eyes and smiled as she felt Claudia's soft hand gently caress her long blonde hair and hoped that every night they were together was going to be just like this one.

"I hope it's going to be like this forever" Becky whispered.

Claudia nodded. "It will beautiful. I promise"

"We should get some sleep...big day tomorrow for you and we can't have you falling asleep or passing out again can we? I'm sure Commander ben-Avram would like to go back to his XO duties at some point" Rebecca replied.

Claudia smiled. "You're right. Goodnight Becky - I love you"

"I love you too. Goodnight" Becky said.

They shared a goodnight kiss before they lay in each other's arms and very soon afterwards fell asleep.


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