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09.10.2012 , 04:05 PM |
Bit of lighter fare:
The March of Time
trooper - Sana & Aric - no spoilers
Sana was walking past their bedroom on her way to the mess for another cup of coffee to get her through the next two meetings that were scheduled on the holo when she caught sight of Aric in the room out of the corner of her eye. He was about two inches from the mirror on the inside door of the wardrobe, looking very intently at his face.
"Whatcha doin'?" she asked, swinging into the room, anchored by the doorframe, empty coffee cup in hand.
She grinned when he jumped and grumbled a bit. "Nothing." He shut the wardrobe door quietly and turned to face her, his face very stern.
"You were doing something."
"It's nothing," he said firmly.
"You might as well tell me," she said, crossing her arms, her grin widening.
He glared at her. "Fine. I was checking for gray hairs."
"Really?" she chuckled, "You hadn't noticed them?"
She walked over to him, leaned up and kissed his cheek. "Who sees your face up close and personal more than I do?"
"Well, I guess..." he grumbled, still frowning.
She cocked her head to the side. "This really bothers you."
"I just didn't expect to get them this early. Figured I'd have a bit longer before age started catching up with me. Cathar live good long lives."
"It's not like you lead a stress-free life."
"True," he said with his narrow-eyed look, "And my mate isn't exactly easy on my nerves."
"For what it's worth, I kind of like them," Sana said, running a finger down the side of his chin where the most dense patch of gray had shown up.
"Yep, you're still sexy," she said with a sigh, "now me, I'm probably going to put on weight as the years roll on."
"Huh," he said as the thought hit him, "I wouldn't mind that. A little extra here and there. Could be fun. I'll probably keep you." He grinned at her.
She laughed and lightly smacked his chest, "Good, cause you're stuck with me!"
"Yep, I'll keep you," he said, his face growing serious although his eyes were bright with smile as he wrapped his arms around her, "no matter what time does to us." Sana hugged him a bit tighter and thought about just how lucky she was.
It's really sweet, I know. I can almost feel the sweetness decaying my teeth. But I needed to retouch base with a decent, healthy relationship after too many days thinking about Quinn
Plus, I've seen both sets of my grandparents celebrate 50+ years, and there is something utterly beautiful about two people who have lived, grown, changed, both in character and in body, and still find ways to love each other.
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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