SIM:Lael Rosek - Don't Want To Be Alone (Gorkon)

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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lael Rosek
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OOC: Takes place after “Recovering, Part II”

((Rosek’s Quarters, USS Gorkon))

::Lael fought back a groan as the door chime rang. She’d been avoiding Anjar all day. No doubt it was him coming to pester her...again. She donned her night robe and strode toward the door. However, when it opened, she found herself face to face with…::

Rosek: ::frowns:: Dassa? What…?

Alexander: ::swallows roughly and murmurs:: Can I…?

::Lael nodded, stepping to the side to give her friend a clear path. Once the doors had closed, Dassa collapsed in her arms and Lael was bombarded with images so quickly she couldn’t make any sense of them.::

Rosek: ~Slow down, Dassa. Breathe.~

::Dassa exhaled heavily and nodded.::

Alexander: ~I’m sorry. It’s just too much. All of it--it’s too much.~

Rosek: Shh. It’s all right. ::runs her hands through Dassa’s hair soothingly:: I’m here. You’re okay.

::Dassa leaned on Lael as the two moved toward the bed. They laid together for several minutes with Lael murmuring reassurances as Dassa released the sobs into her shoulder, tears soaking Lael’s robe.::

Rosek: ~Shh. It’s okay, sweetheart. Just let it out. Did you want some chocolate ice cream?~

Alexander: ::nods:: Yes, please.

Rosek: ::smiles wanly and murmurs:: With extra whipped cream?

Alexander: ::breathily:: You know me so well.

Rosek: ::smiles:: I’ll be right back.

::It didn’t take but a moment for Lael to return with two dishes of Bailey’s chocolate ice cream--one with extra whipped cream. Lael watched as Dassa enjoyed the first bite, her eyes closed as a look of pure bliss crossed her features. The young doctor didn’t indulge in sweets often, but when she did--::

Rosek: ::swallows a bite:: Better?

Alexander: ::nods:: Much.

Rosek: ::pauses:: you want to talk about it?

::Dassa closed her eyes again and sighed.::

Alexander: ::murmurs:: I don’t even know where to start.

Rosek: Is it the mission?

Alexander: ::rasps:: It’s everything and everyone. ::shakes her head:: I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Ever since I kissed Tobian in the Observation Lounge. ::Dassa clamped a hand to her mouth as she realized what she’d revealed.::

Rosek: ::arches an eyebrow:: Tobian? As in Tobian Dalton?

Alexander: ::grimaces:: Yes.

Rosek: When?

Alexander: ::worries her lip:: Before the incident at the Syndicate safehouse.

Rosek: And…?

Alexander: ::blushes:: It was...nice.

Rosek: ::teases:: Just nice?

Alexander: ::gaze drops to the bowl in her hands and smiles shyly:: Okay. It was a bit more than nice...for me anyway.

Rosek: ::frowns:: He wasn’t into it?

Alexander: ::grimaces:: His dead girlfriend…

Rosek: He’s still not over her?

Alexander: ::shakes her head:: We’re both empaths and I didn’t mean to read just sort of happened. ::shudders:: The look in his eyes...and then I dropped my PADD and we both reached for it. ::sighs:: And then he just looked so...I couldn’t help myself.

Rosek: ::grins wryly:: I know the feeling. Heat of the moment, right?

Alexander: ::snorts:: Yeah. ::sighs:: Doesn’t help that he looked utterly amazing...

Rosek: ::arches an eyebrow:: Utterly amazing, huh?

Alexander: ::blushes and murmurs:: He really is quite attractive.

Rosek: ::bumps her shoulder:: Good for you, Dassa. Think he’ll get over his hangups?

Alexander: ::grins wryly:: This isn’t something you just “get over”. And I’m not even sure if I want anything serious. I barely know the man.

Rosek: So? Get to know him.

Alexander: ::sighs:: There’s the catch...I’m not sure he wants me to.

Rosek: ::arches an eyebrow:: A lot of men are like that, first. Until you convince them that you’re worth getting to know.

Alexander: ::scowls and waves her hands emphatically:: I’m not a seductress!

Rosek: ::smirks:: My experience tells me differently.

Alexander: ::blushes:: Oh, sod off. That’s different.

Rosek: How?

Alexander: ::stutters:: It

Rosek: ::laughs:: Weak, Dassa. Very weak.

Alexander: ::blushes:: I...I can’t risk a repeat of what happened with Anjar. ::shivers:: When he came into Sickbay before the mission, it took everything I had not to run and hide.

Rosek: I know where he sleeps. Want me to prank him? I could you know. He’d be so embarrassed, he’d steer clear of you after.

Alexander: ::sighs:: It’s fine really.

Rosek: ::grabs a PADD:: So...what movie?

Alexander: ::pauses:: In Your Eyes?

Rosek: ::grins:: Good choice.

::The images began on Lael’s self-constructed movie screen and the two laid back on the bed to watch the movie.::

LtJG Dassa Alexander
Medical Officer
USS Gorkon


PNPC LtJG Lael Rosek
HCO Officer
USS Gorkon
As simmed by Dassa Alexander