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09.30.2012 , 01:00 PM |
Really this is an excerpt of a draft for another story, and mentions the whole Chantalle group. Basically a force senstiive vs. force blind scenario.
“What’s going on, guys? Kids keep everyone up last night?” Aric saw the slight smile on Corso’s face, and caught a slight blush on Miriah’s.
“No, everything was fine, I’m just concentrating,” Miriah said, looking at her datapad. “You guys look refreshed, though. Good night?”
“Any night with Maura is a good night,” Aric grinned, getting a cup of caffa from the kitchen and bringing one for his wife. They sat across from the other couple. “Are you sure there’s not a problem somewhere?”
“No problems,” Corso told him, “Just sleepy, I guess. “ He glanced up at Miriah and saw her grin, and winked at her. “I did run into a few issues with supplying this latest mission with rifles, that’s why I’m looking at the Czerka models.”
“We might as well tell them, Mom will.” Miriah was definitely blushing now, and turned to Maura. “Mom can’t help but sense emotions, right? Well, evidently, her blocking ability isn’t as well honed as Magdalane’s is, and I woke her up. Only problem is when she came to our room to tell me to knock it off, she, uh, saw probably more than she really wanted to.” Miriah looked down, remembering the look on her mother’s face, still feeling the sting of embarrassment.
Aric was holding his stomach, laughing so hard he had tears. Marua looked incredulous, “So, what did you do?”
“Well, she couldn’t have really seen too much, I mean it was dark, but I was still shocked. I just told her I would, I mean, what could I say? I really was having a little difficulty with coherent thought at that particular moment.” Aric was still laughing, Corso still concentrating intently on his terminal screen, a carefully neutral expression on his face. Marua threw her arm around Miriah’s shoulders.
“I wouldn’t worry too much about it. I mean, it was fairly obvious when we were on the ship that you guys enjoy each other on a more than regular basis. She’s an adult, she’ll deal with it.” Maura patted her sister’s arm, and walked to her own desk to start work.
“Wait, you mean when Mags is on planet, she can tell…” Aric looked at Maura, who nodded, and Miriah who added her nods.
“Only if she doesn’t block us. I think I’m on perma block with her,” Miriah said. Aric shook his head, not really knowing what to say to that. “She’s pretty good, though, she hasn’t complained about me waking her in a long time.” Miriah shrugged, and went back to her list, Corso absently massaging her socked foot as he read.
Love is the strongest magic of them all.