<USS Banshee> "To Have and To Hold"
- From: "Brad Ruder" <GroundZero@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: ussbanshee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:58:05 -0700
?To Have and To Hold?
& Ensign Telsia Ehling
looked Josh in the eyes. "Thank you. I don't want to have to deal
with this anymore, it's in the past, why can't it just stay there?"
she asked, annoyed and slightly desperate. She just wanted the
divorce to be final and for her to be able to move on with her life.
Her smooth skin graced his as their hands entwined. Josh
nodded silently and looked at Cameron through the doorway. He was
the epitome of innocence and everything that was pure, but coming
from such a siren that Telsia was, Josh would have expected nothing
less. She was now an extension of him - like Cameron - and he would
do anything to protect them. "I won't let anything happen to you,
Telsia, or Cameron. You mean too much to me now."
squeezed his hand slightly, "I know you wouldn't." Telsia sat there
thinking for a second. "Josh, will you get in trouble if I don't
testify against Eric?" She didn't wish for him to get into trouble
and she didn't know how far this would go if Eric pressed charges
What was he to say? Yes, he would if she
didn't, but he wasn't about to have her sacrificing her reputation
and career because of something that Eric had done. It wasn't right
and it sure as hell wasn't fair. Gripping her hand he looked her in
the eyes, diving into the abyss that was her eyes. "Yes, but that is
something that I am willing to do for you and for our son. Right now
that is the only thing that matters to me. You have a reputation to
uphold around here."
Secretly she cursed her reputation and
her pride that would allow her love to take the fall for defending
her against her abusive husband. "Do you think he will press charges
and get you in trouble?" She hoped to all heaven that Eric wouldn't
and that he would just go away and leave them in peace.
Josh shook his head and stepped away from her and onto his perch that
he'd love to go to every time he felt helpless. The stars passed by
the window slowly - as there was only so fast you could go while
being in a standard orbit. He sighed heavily and folded his arms,
turning his back to her, "he too has an image to hold and I don't
think that coming out as an abusive husband would do anything for his
Telsia moved forward slowly and stood behind him and
wrapped her arms around his waist from behind. Pressed her face into
his strong back she breathed in deeply the wonderful scent that was
so him. "Thank you, for all you have done," she said softly, her
voice muffled by his uniform shirt.
"Telsia," Josh turned
around and pulled her close to him, much more aggressive than he ever
thought he'd be with her. There was something about her that was
alluring. Her aura was penetrating his very soul and he wanted
nothing more than to stand there in that moment, at that spot, with
everything halted for all eternity. "I would do it all over again
just to have you and Cameron with me. You don't know how hard it was
for me to leave on that mission and leave you there. It split me to
the bone and pulled at my soul every moment I was away."
head had been buried in his shoulder but at those words she pulled
back and looked him in the eyes. Those were eyes she had dreamed
about for years; eyes that you could just drown in and let yourself
get lost. Her fingers ran through the hair on the back of her head,
"I hadn't wanted you to go but I understand that you had to. I'm
just happy that you're here with me now."
Josh leaned in
and, for the first time in nearly two years, whispered the words that
he'd longed to say before being called away. "I'll never leave you."
Telsia smiled at this then moved in closer bringing her mouth
with in inches of his, "I won't let you leave me again, Josh, I don't
think my heart could take that again."
"I've missed you," a
smile perked on his face as he slowly leaned in and kissed her. He
had waited two years for her touch again, her very presence. Now was
time to make up for lost ground and kissing her was a start. He
savored her aroma and the taste of her lips on his. Wrapping his
arms around her waist he kissed her again, but with more feeling and
passion than the first one.
She easily became lost in the
kiss as passion welled up in her. Her arms wrapped themselves
tighter around Josh's neck, her hands running through his hair. The
kiss awoke so much in her that had been lying dormant for the past
two years and now, here, back in Joshua's arms, she remembered fully,
the passion and love the two had shared and still did.
wanted to hold her, be with her. Although, even in the moment of
lost lust and romance, he didn't know whether or not they should or
could do this. Finally, after fighting with his emotions he picked
her up off the ground and slowly walked towards the bedroom. It was
times like these that Josh liked having larger quarters. Cameron
would sleep safely across the room. Their lips tangled once again as
they passed through the doorway.
Telsia was not expecting to
be swept up into Josh's arms or to be carried into the bedroom but
she didn't mind. She pulled away from the kiss slightly and began to
lay light little kisses along his jaw line up to his ear and down
onto his neck while she was carried into what she was hoping, would
soon be their room.
"Telsia, I love you so much," Josh said
as he pushed her onto the bed. They were caught in that whirlwind
moment of pure passion where nothing mattered but each other. His
hands explored her body while his lips gently caressed hers. There
was no place he'd rather be than under the sheets with the one woman
he truly loved with all his being - all of his soul.
escaped her lips as Josh rediscovered the joys of her body. Passion
flowed freely from her as she caressed and kissed back, giving as
much pleasure as she was receiving. The real thing with Josh was so
much better then any past memory she had of him or anything that Eric
would have called pleasure, this was complete bliss and a fulfillment
of absolute love.
He kissed her lips as she slowly removed
his shirt and tossed it across the room. This is where he wanted to
be and there wasn't a thing that could take it from him. They had
found the bliss that they'd lost so long ago and they were reclaiming
it; it would never be lost again. For now, at least, the only thing
that would be lost would be themselves in each other's arms.
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