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Date Night

Posted on Thu Feb 11th, 2021 @ 1:14pm by Ensign Kalina Solwick & Ensign Zaire Byrne
Edited on on Thu Feb 11th, 2021 @ 1:15pm

Mission: Episode 11 - Family Matters
Location: Holodeck 2
Timeline: MD001 1800 hrs

Kalina heard the intercom to her room go off. Punctual as ever she thought to herself, when she walked over to the door. She knew that Zaire would be on the other end waiting for her to open the door. She was wearing a simple red dress, lightweight by design. All she knew was they were going to dinner on the holodeck.

Zaire rang the buzzer, glancing down at his black pants and a casual dress shirt. He didn’t want to look like a bum or be over dressed, but nice as well. He waited for her to open the door and stared at her. “You look really nice.” He said quietly, holding out some flowers for her.

Kalina smiled, as she said with her mind. "Those flowers are very pretty, and you look pretty dashing yourself." She had a very big grin on her face.

”Thank you.”- Zaire sent back, pleased at her response. ”I tried to go with ones that were unique yet beautiful.” He almost added that was how he saw her.

Kalina had a big grin on her face, as she smelled them quickly, and reached for his arm. "You did great, so where are we off too?" She asked, wondering where they were going.

”Dinner on the holodeck,” ” Zaire informed her. He had planned a nice quiet dinner for them, alone where they wouldn’t be interrupted.

She liked the idea of just the two of them. At this stage, they both trusted one another. "I can not wait to see what you have in stored for us." Kalina said, with a warm smile on her face.

Zaire smiled. “I am excited to show you. Shall we go?” He was excited and nervous at the same time.

"Yes please, I am starving." Kalina said, with a big grin on her face. She was eager to get this night started.

Zaire took her hand and they headed out of her quarters and on their way. “How did your day go?” Zaire asked her.

"Can't complain. Spent most of my day in the shuttle runing a few simulations, not the same thing as a holodeck, the simulated programs it has is pretty intense." Kalina said with a big grin. "How about you?" She asked.

“It was pretty quiet,” Zaire confessed. “I finished up a project I was working on so that was a good feeling.” He smiled. “I get a sense of accomplishment.”

"Well that's good." Kalina said, as she started to walk further down the corridor with Zaire. "I wish I could say, my day felt accomplished. However, we are all bound to have those type of days, am I right?" She asked.

“Yes, we are,” Zaire nodded. “I honestly didn’t think I would get this one done but a good nights sleep and a fresh look and I was ready to go.”

"I should try that, a good night sleep and a fresh look at things." Kalina said, she had not slept as well as he did. She had to much on her mind.

“It can give you a whole different perspective,” Zaire murmured. He smiled then. “You seen anything of Jayden and Clarissa?” They had become friends when they first came on board.

"Yes this is true, but they also started to date, so where are you going with this?" Kalina asked. She was a little confused by his statement.

“I heard Jayden took a vacation and I was curious if maybe Clarissa had said something to you. He and I were going to play handball and I was concerned something happened.” Zaire explained.

"Are we on a date, or you trying to get information from me?" Kalina asked. Why was he asking about another woman?

“We are on a date,” Zaire answered her. “I wasn’t trying to get information, honest.”

As they continued to walk, she reached out telepathically. Kalina was confused, why did he mention it. "I am confused, why you brought it up then?" She asked, trying to work it out in her mind.

”I had heard Jayden was gone off the ship,” Zaire explained. ”I was just asking if you knew anything. He has been a good friend.”

"I see, tonight lets focus on us. Shall we." Kalina suggested to him, with a warm and friendly grin on her face.

”I think that is a good idea,” Zaire sent back. He wanted their relationship to grow and focusing on them was the best way.”

Kalina continued walking with him, as she said telepathically. "I dont mean to come off as mean, but we need to focus on us, if there is going to be an us. Our family is expecting us to get married after all."

”I couldn’t agree more.” Zaire stopped and turned towards her. ”I want this to work and you are right we need nothing interfering in our future together.”

Kalina stopped with him, and after listening to him talk about talk about nothing interferring with them, she leaned in to give him a kiss.

After collecting herself, she smiled as she said. "I'm glad to hear you are also on board. Now that you are getting to know me better, I was afraid, you might change your mind." Kalina suggested to him.

”The more I get to know you, the more I want to know,” Zaire sent, encouraged by her kiss. ”I have been looking forward to tonight.”

"Me too." Kalina said, as they continued to walk down towards the corridor. They where heading towards the holodeck.

Zaire had set up a dinner for them at a favorite restaurant of his back on their home planet. He had even talked to her family to find out her favorite dish. “Here we are.” He said, suddenly
"The Holodeck recreation of Betazed, is extrodinary." Kalina said, as she took a seat. She was admired by the craftsmanship of the program.

“I thought it was impressive,” Zaire said as he took a seat. “I wanted our date to be unique and special.”

"I appreciate the effort, you have outdone yourself." Kalina said, with a big grin on her face. "I can not wait for dinner." She said with a big grin on her face.

“If you could have any dish,” Zaire said to her. “What would it be?” He waited to hear what she said.

"Oscoid and Blue Leaf Salad would be great." Kalina said, hoping the replicator in the holodeck, could make a decent plate of it.

“I believe I will order the Betazed Oyster with the Blue Leaf Salad and a slice of Kaseton Bread.” Zaire said with a smile. “I am hungry!”

"If the food taste as good as this place looks, I think it will be perfect." Kalina said, with a big grin. The waiter stopped by, and delivered their food and some drinks. Kalina had a strawberry virgin daquiri.

Zaire was glad to see the grin on her face. He took that as a sign his date night was pleasing her so far. He took a drink of his iced caramel coffee. “The drink tastes very good.”

"Replicators never really had issues with that, I hope the food is edible." Kalina suggested to him, pointing out to him, that was the bigger concern for her.

“You and me both,” Zaire said quietly. “That was the one thing I couldn’t control.”

"I appreciate all he effort. I do." Kalina said, as the scene starts to fade away. She had a big grin on her face.

Zaire’s face lit up. He was happy that she liked it. He wanted her happy.

A joint post by;

Ensign Kalina Solwick
Flight Control Officer, USS Pioneer

Ensign Zaire Byrne
Science Officer, USS Pioneer


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