Title: Emergency Recall
Word Count: 423
Notes: Written as comment fic in mccoy_chapel
"Oh god. I thought I'd never get out of there," she murmured against his lips.
His chuckle reverberated through her as his lips crushed against hers. "That bad?"
She broke away from the kiss and banged her head lightly against his chest. "You have no idea. I adore Gaila, but god
. She was determined to give Ny the 'perfect' hen night. She must have gone through every brides maid handbook written in the last three centuries, and pulled out every. single. game or activity she could find."
"Quizzes? Advice? Drinking games? Making a fake bouquet out of all the ribbons from the presents?"
Christine looked up into her lover's face and blinked in astonishment. "Do I want to know how you know about all of that stuff?"
"I have a female cousin who's my age. We grew up more as twins than cousins. I
was the one she called when half her bridal party was on the verge of alcohol poisoning after her hen night. I got to hear all
"You never cease to surprise me. And I think I would like this cousin of yours."
Leonard winced slightly but did not lose the smile on his face. "Yeah, somehow I think you and Trish would get along just fine. Maybe the next time we're back on Earth. . ."
"So how was your night? Do we need to give Pike a heads up about any interstellar incidents?"
"Actually, it was one of the tamest nights out that Jim Kirk has ever planned. I was amazed. It was actually almost . . . pleasant."
"I'm sorry I dragged you away from it then."
"Don't be," he said, and kissed her again. "I'll take a night with you over steaks, cigars and strippers any time."
She pulled back again in astonishment. "You mean he actually got Spock to agree to strippers? How. . . illogical."
"Never under estimate Jim's persuasive powers. Especially when he trots out those baby blue eyes. Even the damned Vulcan can't resist."
"But - " She was cut off by a forceful kiss.
"Enough talking. I kept picturing you dancing up there, and I've been squirming in my seat for the last hour."
"Remind me to thank Geoff," she said several hours later, "for arranging those emergency recall notices for both of us."
"Already got him a bottle of that brandy he likes," Leonard said sleepily.
Christine snuggled up against his side, content that tonight at least, they would likely be able to share a bed without interruption.