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Your Epidermis Is Showing

Posted on Tue Jun 27th, 2017 @ 10:07pm by Lieutenant Emilie Delameilleure
Edited on on Tue Jun 27th, 2017 @ 10:31pm

Mission: S2E1 - Secrets
Location: Shuttlebay/Corridor
Timeline: MD 88; 1400

Ryland had a rule of thumb when it came to the Shuttlebay: when the big brass shows up, be somewhere else. Unfortunately he could not play hooky, but neither did he want to make himself known either. The Chief Engineer and the little spark-plug from Ops had called up the XO to rummage through the remains of the Allard, and it seemed they weren't in a hurry about it. At least, not as hurried as Ryland would prefer.

A Security officer had just taken a handoff from the XO. Foxy little thing, too. Ryland followed after her, eyes locked on the sway of her hips as she left the shuttlebay to who knows where.

"Hey, sweet thing." Ryland trotted a few steps to catch up with her in the corridor. "Now where might you be off to, all dash and no dally?"

Emilie was on her way to the bridge clutching a PADD when she heard a voice next to her. Keeping her vision focused in the direction of travel she kept up the same pace.

"I'm off to the bridge to carry out an analysis - and it appears that they've decided I need a chaperone...unless you're just a lapdog who is aiming well above his level. I'd like to think it's the latter unless you'd care to enlighten me" Emilie replied.

"Lil' lady, I would be happy to enlighten your lap anytime." Ryland flashed his best smile. "Just name the time and place."

Emilie sighed. "I thought as much. I'm a very busy woman so you really need to come up with a better reason if I'm to be your bonbon de bras"

"That tongue." Ryland bit his lip and grunted softly at her use of French. "I could listen to that all day. Maybe I could treat you to a drink sometime. You could tell me more about this bon-bon of which you speak."

Emilie continued walking - amused by Ryland's persistent nature in trying to get her to join him for a drink. Turning into the next corridor she decided to confuse him a bit more.

"Je ne bois pas j'ai peur" Emilie replied.

"I don't know what you just said, but it sounds sweet as honey." Ryland darted ahead of Emilie and turned around to block her path. "Look," he said as he leaned against the bulkhead to appear less imposing. "I know you're in a hurry, so I won't delay you. Just promise we'll meet up later so I can show you around." His face lit up with his boyish grin. "It'll be worth your while."

Emilie continued walking past Ryland and tittered to herself as she listened to what he was saying. Being bilingual gave Emilie an advantage in some scenarios - although she could tell it was an advantage in this particular situation. Stopping but choosing not to turn around Emilie giggled to herself quietly before replying. She wasn't really a dating person but if Ryland was going to buy her a drink then it saved her from using her own credits.

"If you say so. A quelle heure et ou?" Emilie asked.

Ryland's stomach leaped to his chest in elated victory. It had been awhile since he'd been with a Tac/Sec gal. They liked it rougher than most.

"D15 is on Deck 10." His face turned smug and victorious. "I'm usually back by the pool tables, but I'll keep an eye out for you at the bar after quittin' time."

Emilie tapped her PADD against her knee gently as she started to play with Ryland. The Belgian woman was good at this kind of thing - she almost enjoyed it. Even at her age Emilie still hadn't had a relationship and she wasn't in a rush to change it.

"Ah...alright. I'll see if I can find it...mais vous n'avez pas dit quel jour" Emilie replied.

Ryland clicked his tongue behind his grin. "Aw, don't you play dumb now. You already done impressed me with your smarts." He walked passed her in the direction of the shuttle bay. His hand left a playful smack on her backside, then spun around to walk backwards.

"I better get back before anyone notices I'm gone, but I hope to continue our repertoire later on."

Emilie sighed. "I'm sure they're going to be missing you like a hole in the head Lieutenant. I'd get back before Lieutenant Muniz starts sending out search parties"

Ryland winked back in response, then spun on his heels in hurry back to his post.

Emilie burst into giggles. She was going to enjoy this rather much - she'd already confused Ryland by switching between her native French and English but unfortunately for Ryland Emilie had already made other plans for that evening. The follow up was going to be fun.

"Oh...one more thing. Votre ├ępiderme montre" Emilie called.

Rather than break stride, Ryland kissed his fingers and flung them in the air to Emilie at his back. When he rounded the corner back to the shuttlebay entrance, he allowed himself a singular triumphant fist pump before composing himself. He entered with a smooth, even gait as if he had never left.

 

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