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Making Dinner Plans

Posted on Sun Nov 15th, 2020 @ 2:55pm by Petty Officer, 3rd Class Clara Henry & Lieutenant Joshua Arras

Mission: Mission 3.5 - Some R & R
Location: Sickbay
Timeline: 2261. 246 at 1700

Josh had just finished going over some reports. He turned off his computer....time to call it a day.
The next shift was arriving. So he briefed the doctor about all remaining patients, and headed to his quarters.
He pressed the comm panel. =^=Doctor Arras to Petty Officer Clara Henry.=^=

Clara was getting ready to head off duty. Something she had not been prepared for was the mountains of proverbial paperwork that came with being a yeoman. She had been thrilled that she was now able to command crewmen but this much paperwork was going to kill her, she thought. Hearing the friendly voice of the doctor, she got on the comm and replied, =^= This is Yeoman Henry. What can I do for you, Doctor? =^=

=^= Yeoman. Can you report to sickbay immediately? =^=

Clara had to wonder what the doctor wanted. It was close to the end of his shift and she was trying to finish her own reports for the Captain. They seemed to multiply like rabbits! Nonetheless, she professionally replied, =^= On my way, Doctor.=^=

Once she arrived, she walked into sickbay and asked, "What can I do for you, Doctor?"

"I was wondering if you would like to grab a late dinner?"

"Dinner?" Clara asked. Is this a date? It can't be. I'm younger than he by quite a bit and I'm enlisted, whereas he's an officer. I mean, I have a weird overlap, but.... "I don't see why not. I just need to finish a mountain of paperwork...."

"We can have dinner in my quarters, if you want to keep this a secret from everybody. So when you're done, I'll be waiting for you."

"Your quarters?!" Clara asked a bit shocked. "What exactly did you have in mind?"

"Well dinner usually consists of appetizers, a main course, some wine then desert. And candles and soft music. What did you think I meant?" He asked.

"I don't know, Doctor," Clara replied cautiously. I can turn this to my advantage, I'm sure and then that is more power for me. This could be fun.

"Well, if you're unsure about it, then we shouldn't....maybe another time." He wondered if she was concerned about the age difference. That didn't matter to him.

"It just seems, so, um, intimate for a first dinner," she told Josh while giving him a sly smile.

"I felt that you didn't want the rest of the crew to know that we're having dinner together, so you wouldn't want us eating in the mess." He answered. "I'm not asking you to spend the night.....it's just dinner." Of course if she did want to spend the night, that would be alright too.

"How very thoughtful of you!" Clara responded with a more coy smile. "I'll tell you what. You make the arrangements and I will arrive slightly later so we are not seen together. It will be 'an official visit.'"

"I'm looking forward to it then." He smiled back at her.

 

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