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Long Distance Call

Posted on Sun Feb 25th, 2018 @ 10:26pm by Brigadier General Katana Leah & Colonel Adam Stone
Edited on on Wed Apr 4th, 2018 @ 8:41am

Mission: S2E1: Ponzi Scheme
Location: Private Quarters - Roosevelt Station
Timeline: January 26, 2389 - 1600h - MD1

Later on that evening she decided while holding their son, she placed a call to Adam on the USS Devonshire. While waiting for it to be patched through she looked at her son and smiled, he looked so much like his dad. “Naming you after your father just seemed right,” Leah stated with a soft smile as she waited for the channel to come through.

Adam stretched as he pulled a shirt on and draped the towel over his shoulders. It had been a long day onboard the Devonshire, full of meetings and planning sessions for the upcoming mission. When his terminal chirped he walked over and smiled at the signature codes. He sat down and pressed the button to put the call through.

“Hey babe, how are you guys doing?”

She smiled when she has seen his face appear on the screen, “We are doing well.” Leah smiled looking at him. “How have you been? I missed having you here.” Leah said as she looked at him.

“Hanging in there. We just got underway today. Two days isn't much of a window for a turnaround coming off a refit.” He said with a smile and a shrug. “I'd rather be with you guys, but they need me out here.”

“I know, just wish they keep you in one place long enough.” Leah stated before she chuckled and looked down at their son, “Jr, wants to say hi.” Leah stated as she held him up a bit so he could get a clear look. “He looks just like you except for the smaller ears and slight nose ridges but other than that he looks like you,” Leah said with a smile.

“Well, he had to get something from you.” He teased with a smile. “How's my boy doing? Behaving for momma?”

He just moved a little at the sound of his voice, “He’s a good boy, doesn’t cry as much other than when he is hungry or needs to be changed.” Leah stated with a soft smile, “So what’s your mission going to be?” Leah asked looking at him.

“Presence patrol as far as the ground forces are concerned. Flight ops and engineering will be busier than us. Patrols, repairs, the usual.” He said with a shrug. “What are you guys up to?”

“Were heading out to Risa, and not to have ‘real’ fun but we're investigating the Ferengi and a Ponzi Scheme that seems to be going on, on Risa.” She started, “It’s a long complicated story.” Leah added with a chuckle.

“It involves Ferengi, how can it be anything but complicated?” Adam asked with a small laugh.

She laughed, “your right there. They are always complicated, I don’t think I will ever get their ‘logic’” Leah added shaking her head.

“You want logic go see a Vulcan. Justifiable thievery and business acumen, then a Ferengi is your bet.” Adam snorted.

Leah laughed, “You’re right.” Leah added as she shook her head.

“So aside from work, how are things?”

“Things have been going good, though I wish you were here to make it even better,” Leah stated with a loving smile to her husband.

“Nah, you should be here.” He retorted with a smile. “Never know what tomorrow’s gonna bring over here.”

Leah laughed, “I think I am good on the Rose,” Leah stated looking at him. “Plus I am tired of moving around.” She said as she shifted Jr around in her arms.

“Everyone comes out of the field at some point. I'm just not quite there yet myself.” He said as he watched them. “Someday in the not quite so distant future though. I don’t want to be one of those vidscreen dad’s.”

“I know dear, wish they would transfer you here,” Leah stated with a sigh as she looked at him.

“Yeah I know babe,” Adam agreed with a nod, “unfortunately, with things the way they are in the quadrant the Corps deemed my place to be here. And neither of us is ready to retire just yet.”

“I know, I don’t think will ever be ready to retire, even when we can,” Leah stated looking at him.

“Sooner or later we’ll decide it’s time to let the newer Marines handle things while we retire to Risa or some other tropical locale to live out the rest of our days getting soft and enjoying life. We can be content in the knowledge we did our part to keep the wolves at bay.”

“That would be nice,” Leah stated with a smile. “I love you, Adam.” She said with a soft smile.

“I know. It took you awhile to admit it though.” He teased. “I love you too Leah, and we can’t forget about Junior over there.” He paused and stretched a bit. “Unfortunately, retirement will have to wait a bit longer. We’ve got wolves inside the house and sooner or later we’re gonna kick their asses back out into the cold.”

She nodded, “I’ll call you tomorrow love Jr. is getting a little fussy.” Leah stated as she looked at him.

“Okay honey.” Adam nodded. “Watch yourself around those damn Ferengi. I love you.”

“I will babe, I love you too,” Leah stated as she blew him a kiss then signed off and sighed as she sat there looking at the blank screen and then back at their son. “Soon daddy will be home….soon.” Leah softly said.


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