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The best is yet to come.

Posted on Fri Jun 14th, 2019 @ 1:16pm by Lieutenant JG Isabelle Veran PhD & Lieutenant Commander Wale Scholl Ph.D.

Mission: Between the Pages
Location: Wale's Quarters
Timeline: Following 'The start of something interesting'

Isabelle lay entwined with Wale, her head resting on his chest. Her body was covered in a fine layer of perspiration from their love making. She brushed her damp hair away from her face as she lifted her head to look at Wade. "Well I wasn't expecting that when I went out for something to eat!" She smiled warmly before leaning forward and kissing him. "Thank you."

Wale chuckled. "You're very welcome," he said with his trademark grin. "I'd say the pleasure is all mine, but I think in this case it was shared." He caressed the skin on her back as she snuggled close to him.

"I don't usually go around picking up men I meet but on this occasion I'm glad I did." Her fingers gently trailed across Wade's chest as she spoke. "I could get used to this."

"Used to what, picking up random strangers?" he asked, mocking indignation.

"Get used to being in bed with you!" She grinned. "You have opened my eyes to how much fun letting myself go can be!"

"Well my door, and my bed, are always open," he said as he started to nibble on her earlobe.

"Hmmm I might just take you up on that!" She grinned as her hands ran teasingly along his skin.

Wale smiled as he turned on his side to face her. He took her hand, and held it close to his chest as he looked into her eyes. "Tell me about yourself," he said. "I'm scientifically curious. How can a Trill - Betazoid hybrid even be possible?"

"I have no idea!" She smiled. "There aren't that many Trill hybrids and I'm the only hybrid to ever be joined. Normally a Betazoid develops their abilities at puberty, mine began when I was quite young. I've learned the hard way to control my senses. As for being joined I'm somewhat of a scientific curiosity."

Wale buried his face in the crook of her neck and let his hands roam her hips. "I think I could spend a long time exploring this scientific curiosity," he said.

"Hmmm I'm sure that could be arranged." She smiled as she ran her fingers through his hair, before trailing them down his neck to his shoulders and back. Letting her fingers gently caress his skin.

Wale placed a warm hand on her belly, over where he guessed the symbiont was nested. "Tell me about... him?" he guessed. "I haven't met that many joined Trill before. I guess having Betazoid telepathic abilities adds another dimension to the Joining?"

“Veran nothing I’ve ever experienced before!” She smiled. “It’s been quite a learning curve for both of us! Normally symbionts don’t ever have to adjust to being inside someone whose telepathic and empathic, it’s been as stressful and painful, in a way, for Veran as it has been for me. Now we’re fully blended it’s so much more rewarding. The symbiosis committee was quick enough to warn me that there would always be a risk of rejection due to my not being a full blood Trill but so far we’ve happily co-existed."

"How long have you been Joined?"

“Just short of three years” Isabelle smiled as she moved Wade’s hand slightly to where he could feel slight movement from her symbiont. “I’m still learning things from Veran even now.”

"I'll bet," said Wale. He felt a slight tremor from the symbiont nested inside her. The movement felt somewhat odd, definitely alien, but not uncomfortable. Somewhat reminiscent of a baby moving in a mother's womb.

He pushed the thought aside and looked into her eyes. "How many lifetimes have you experienced through him? Or should I say through her?"

“This is the Veran symbiont’s third lifetime.” Isabelle smiled. “My first host Lyta lived to the grand old age of ninety she worked her way from Operations to the Admiralty. Jules had a much more jaded past, he died at the age of fifty after thirty years in Starfleet but his death was considered to be under suspicious circumstances. I don’t know much about him, that’s a part that Veran hasn’t yet divulged to me.”

Wale looked at her questioningly. "I didn't know the symbiont could actively withhold memories from the host."

“I don’t think Veran is withholding memories from me, I just get the feeling there’s more to Jules than I know. Maybe it’s my own past that’s blocking something.” Her smile faded for a few moments as she seemed to drift into a world of her own before she shook it off and cuddled up to Wale.

He wrapped an arm around her shoulder and kissed her. He got the signal that he'd been asking a bit too many questions at once, and held off any other interrogations he may have had. "I think this might be the best trip I've ever taken to the mess hall," he said.

“You know what?” Isabelle smiled warmly as she lifted her head to look at Wale. “I completely agree!!” She gently brushed her lips against his, giving him a gentle yet romantic kiss. Up until now she hadn't bothered about her scarring on her back, her thoughts were on how much she was enjoying being with Wale but as his hands touched her skin she found herself wanting to pull away.

Wale felt her suddenly tensing up as his hands reached the small of her back, an area he hadn't touched before, and he discovered the texture of her skin, which was remarkably different than the rest of her body.

"Is everything all right?" he asked.

“I...” Isabelle lifted her head to look at Wale. “I’m sorry. It’s not something I usually show anyone but I guess I have to trust someone sometime.” She moved to sit up, turning to let him see. “I was....assaulted a few years ago, my attacker set a fire and left me for dead. My injuries nearly killed me and as you can you see, there’s still a long way to go!”

Wale's brow furrowed at the horror of her story. "That's terrible," he replied. Even as he said them, he knew how inadequate those words were, but no other words came to mind. ""Did they catch the person responsible?"

"No they didn't" She frowned before cheering herself up again. "Anyway...” Isabelle smiled. “I was about to enjoy myself.” Throwing caution to the wind her lips met his yet again in a very passionate kiss.

Wale smiled and returned the kiss as she rolled on top of him. He caressed her body even as he let her take control.



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