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That was a good idea

Posted on Thu Sep 24th, 2020 @ 11:58am by Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin & Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin & Enya Ó Flannagáin
Edited on on Thu Sep 24th, 2020 @ 12:01pm

Mission: Episode 10 - New Home, Same Pioneers
Location: O Flannagain Residence
Timeline: MD006 2000 hrs

Quinn grinned as he started to help Enya and Ameri clean up the mess. There guests had just left for the night. "I thought it was fun having Clarissa and Jayden over."

“It is good to get to know crew outside of work,” Ameri agreed. “They are both good at their jobs but tonight, I got to see Jayden’s humorous side and Clarissa is so smart and funny as well.”

“I like how she picks on Jayden,” Enya giggled. “And he doesn’t get mad.”

"Do you?" Quinn said, a little surprised to hear her say that. She was a little young, to be learning its okay to be picking on boys. But maybe she did not understand the dynamics of the game they were both playing. Well he hoped she did not understand.

“Yeah,” Enya grinned. “They are really good friends. I hope we get some kids here that I can joke with.”

Ameri smiled at Quinn as Enya went into the kitchen. “I am not looking forward to the day she realizes those friendships are not the same.”

Quinn just stared at her for a moment. Wondering where she was going with this train of thought. After a moment, he did not want to think about it, instead he just grinned. And deciding to remain silent.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard more wedding bells,” Ameri said with a smile. “Those two are crazy about each other.

"That they are." Quinn said, wondering who would propose to who. He had a feeling it would Clarissa.

“It’s good to see the crew making lives,” Ameri replied. “Making some commitments to each other’s”

"It is." Quinn said, as he looked over to Ameri. "I wonder how long, till she pops the question." Quinn flat out said.

“If I had to guess,” Ameri said. “It won’t be long.” She smiled at him. “I can not say too much because I gave my word but I know Jayden is leaning that way.”

"I have that feeling its going to be Clarissa." Quinn said, sticking by his gut feeling.

"I agree," Ameri nodded. "Jayden is a strong person but Clarissa is definitely the driving force in that relationship."

"I think we know who is the driving force in this relationship." Quinn said, as he leaned in for a kiss.

Ameri kissed him back. "Yes we do." Her eyes met his with humor in them. "I am glad you realize it."

"You know this was a good idea." Quinn said, with a humbling smile on his face, as he kept Ameri close to his side.

“I think so too;” Ameri said with a smile. “It’s good for others to see this side of you.”

"When the time calls for it I will. But I still have to be the first officer." Quinn said, trying to find the right balance.

“You are,” Ameri nodded. “This shows the crew what kind of command officer you are. Compassionate and her you will make the hard call when necessary.”

"When should we plan our next family night?" Quinn asked, knowing that Enya wanted to play in the escape room again. Truth be told, he too wanted to play in the room.

“Enya will say tomorrow if you ask her,” Ameri smiled. “I am ready for another one. We don’t get breaks like this too often.”

"Then lets ask her!" Quinn said, liking the way his daughter thought. They needed to spend time together as a family. These were the precious years, and he knew that.

“Enya!” Ameri called out and their daughter came out of the kitchen.

“What’s up,” Enya said as she care in from the kitchen.

Quinn knew she had been listening in. "Don't play coy, you know why we called you in here." Quinn called out to her, with a big grin on his face.

“I so want to go tomorrow!” Enya’s eyes lit up. “Can we go to the escape room. I want to try the murder room this time!”

"We will see what one is available, when we get there." Quinn said, with a humble smile. Thinking to himself, that maybe the murder room, would not be a good one to start off with.

“I think we should let your Dad choose anyway,” Ameri spoke up. “You chose the last one.”

“Mom is right!” Enya nodded. “I don’t really care as long as we’re doing it together!”

"Oh no you don't. You will not do that to me, so you can pin this on me." Quinn said, knowing to back away from that deal. If they did not like it, they could always blame him.

“I have a plan,” Ameri said. “How about we all pick one or two and then whatever matches from our choices we do that one?”

“Yes!” Enya nodded. “We should each pick two and the one with the most!” Enya knew she would have at least one her Dad did. They thought a lot alike. “Not the murder room cause I already said that one, it’s cheating.”

"Or you both can choose, and I will be content with whatever you both decide." Quinn said, continuing his little charade of not falling for their trap.

“Oh no Dad!” Enya shook her head. “We all choose! It’s a rule Mom made.”

“She is right Quinn,” Ameri gave him her look. “Everyone is choosing.”

"I give my choice to Enya, that is my choice." Quinn said, with a sarcastic grin on his face.

Enya rolled her eyes. “How come you don’t want to choose!” She looked at her Mom. “You’re not going to chicken out are you!”

“No,” Ameri smiled at her. “We can pick whatever we want and your dad will have to accept it.”

"I can live with that." Quinn said, with a big smile on his face. He was happy allowing them to decide, what the family should do. He made enough decisions during the day.

“Okay,” Enya nodded. She looked at her Dad. “I don’t want you feeling left out though so will you please pick where we eat dinner?”

Ameri loved how Enya always thought of others. She had a big heart.

"Sweetie, I never felt left out." Quinn said, with a warm smile on his face. "It's nice to watch others take the lead, its what I do all day, take charge and make all the big decisions with the Captain." Quinn pointed out to Enya.

“Okay,” Enya’s eyes lit up. “Cause I really want to go to that place that we had the milkshakes, burgers and fries at when we went before!”

“That is your daughter,” Ameri said with a smile. “Always thinking.”

"My daughter huh." Quinn said, with a surprised look on her face. "What has she said, to upset you?" Quinn asked. She only said your daughter, when she was upset, at something that Enya did.

“Not a thing,” Ameri laughed. “I was saying she reminds me of you is all and it is a good thing!”
“Why would Mom be upset if I am like you, Dad?” Enya was confused.

"Never underestimate the will of a mom Enya, that is a good life lesson to learn." Quinn said, not taking what she said lightly. He hoped that Enya would adhere to his warning. For her own sanity.

“Got it, Dad,” Enya winked at him. He meant not to try and understand just let it go.”

“What did I miss?” Ameri looked at them both. Sometimes she thought they had a secret language.

"Nothing my dear." Quinn said, as he gave a small wink to Ameri. The scene starts to fade away.

Ameri smiled to herself. Quinn and Enya made her want to laugh, she loved their closeness and even their moments like these.

A joint post by;

Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin
Executive Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin
Chief Operations Officer, USS Pioneer

Enya Ó Flannagáin
Child, USS Pioneer


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