Copyright © 2001
By : Andrea Castro
Summary : The emotions take over. P/T .A spoiler to the sequel to ' You , only you .'
Author's Note : Star Trek : Voyager and all its characters belong to Paramount Pictures. This song isn't mine ( of course ) but I love the lyrics . Thank you , Etta James.
- - Tom was sitting on the Helm listening
to the Captain say something to Chakotay.
Baytart took the Helm and Tom headed
for the turbo lift . As the door closed behind him , he leaned against
the wall and sighed. " What is wrong with me? " he whispered.
Tom continued walking and made his
way to the Mess Hall . He walked inside and saw Harry and B'Elanna at the
corner table . Harry looked up and saw him . " Tom , over here "
" So what brings you two here at
this time ? " Tom asked. " Lunch Break " they both replied.
B'Elanna took a sip of her coffee
and noticed that Tom was starring at her . " What ? " she asked . " You
think that's the only reason Freddie has a crush on you ? Just so he can
brag about sleeping with a Klingon ? " Tom asked , not believing she doesn't
know how beautiful she is .
B’Elanna was so glad today was her day off. The Captain ordered her to take time off . So if there was a problem in Engineering , it was all up to Carey . Normally , she’d hate to be away from Engineering but everything had pissed her off over the past week . She was resting in Neelix’s Resort program in her bathing suit in a corner where no one would know she was there.
" From way back here , you won’t get much of a tan " a voice said. B’Elanna opened her eyes to see Tom Paris standing in front of her . " Paris , what are you doing here ? " she asked then sitting up . " For your information , I have the day off " Tom smiled . He sat down in the chair next to her and she just eyed him . " Me too " she sighed.
" I figured . You don’t usually hang out in the Holodeck at this time . " Tom joked . B’Elanna sighed and closed her eyes again. Tom , on the other hand , didn’t want to close his eyes. ‘ God she’s beautiful . And that bathing suit ‘ he thought .
He was snapped back into reality again when he heard this high voice call his name . " Tommy . Tommy , where are you ? " Megan Delaney squealed. " Oh man " Tom said . B’Elanna opened her eyes and looked at him . " What’s wrong ? " Tom got up and hid behind a bush of plants . " It’s Megan . I don’t want her to see me " B’Elanna turned around and laughed. " Ensign Delaney is looking for you and your hiding behind plants . " " Please tell her I wasn’t here . Here she comes . "
B’Elanna turned back around quickly and watched Megan come over . " Lieutenant , have you seen Tom ? I’ve been looking for him every where . " B’Elanna held back a laugh . " Sorry Ensign , I haven’t seen him today . Why don’t you ask Harry , I’m sure he’ll know " Megan twisted her hair and smiled , showing off her dimple . " Of course. Thank you , Lieutenant . " " Now go on . " Megan walked away and B'Elanna sunk back in her chair . " Before you make me puke " she added quietly .
" Can I come out now? " Tom asked. B'Elanna smiled. " Yes , you can come out Tom " Tom crawled out from behind the plants , smiling. " What are you so happy about ? " " Oh nothing. It's just that that's the third time since we were thrown in this quadrant that you actually called me Tom "