by Andrea Castro
Chapter 4 - The Mess Hall
Tom and B'Elanna walked into the
Mess Hall and every eye went to B'Elanna . " Ignore them . " Tom whispered
and led her to the table where Harry was . " Hey , Harry . B'Elanna , this
is your best bud Harry Kim . "
Harry followed Tom and B'Elanna sat
at the table trying to ignore the people starring at her right now . "
How's she doing ? " Harry asked . " This is going to be hard for her ,
Harry . And twice as hard on me. She asked me about her father this morning
. " Tom said . " What did you tell her ? "
B'Elanna turned and saw these two
twins starring at her and whispering , and she was getting pissed. They
had been staring at her since she walked in here . " Why don't you two
take a picture? It'll last longer ! " She yelled at them . Tom and Harry
heard B'Elanna's comment and turned around . ' The Delaney's ' Tom thought
" So... what's the next trip down memory lane ? " Harry asked . " Well after she gets to know you ... I could tell her about when Gaunt Gary flirted with her or when she was split in two by the Vidiians . Which do you think is better , Harry ? " Tom asked . " Neither." Harry sighed .
" Ahh ... Lieutenant , Ensign . What can I get you ? " The Talihina asked . " We need something to eat . I'm sure B'Elanna hasn't had anything in a while . " Harry said . " I have just the thing . Well , it 's the only thing I have left. Leola root stew . " Neelix said then going back into the Galley . " Do you have any rations ? " Tom asked . " We used them all up yesterday. " Harry whispered . Neelix came back out with three trays and handed two to Harry and one to Tom . " Ok , we're taking this too . " Tom said then grabbing the coffee pot and three cups .
" Ok , we might end up killing you
if you eat this . " Harry said . " He's kidding , right ? " B'Elanna asked
Tom . " Uh.. well it's a 50 - 50 chance . " Tom smiled . " Okay ... I'll
pass . " B'Elanna replied . " B'Elanna you have to eat
" Eat , B'Elanna . " Harry sighed. B'Elanna reluctantly picket up the fork and looked at Tom . " Hold it like this . " He said placing it the right way . She scooped up a piece of the stew and took a bit . The look on her face told everyone that it was disgusting . " Ok ... is it supposed to be sour ? " She asked while she slowly swallowed it . " Drink this . " Tom said then pouring her a cup of coffee. She took it eagerly and drank some . " Ok.. hot ! But it's better than this stuff . " She muttered .
" Look , when we get enough replicator
rations we'll make it up to you . " Tom smiled then took a sip of his coffee.