Mission: Baptism by Fire
Nathaniel woke up that morning, he turned his head to see Vanessa still sleeping, her naked body near him, he smiled then quietly got out of bed putting on a pair of shorts he then slowly headed out of the bedroom then went into the kitchen to make breakfast, he knew the boys would be up soon.
Vanessa woke a few minutes later and reached for Nathanael. When she found he was no longer beside her, she dressed, made the bed, and went out into the other room.
"Hi," she said softly, coming up to him and giving him a kiss.
Nathaniel turned his head "Aww you got dressed." Chuckling "How do you want your eggs?"
"I didn't think it would be appropriate to walk around naked while your boys are here," she teased. "I like my eggs either scrambled or fried. With salsa if they're scrambled."
"True there, but you could have wore one of my shirts though." He raised an eyebrow at her "Yes do have salsa, we all usually do scrambled here."
"I'll have to remember that for next time." She whispered in his year, "I like wearing your shirts."
He looked over at her "Why do you like wearing my shirts?"
"Well, for one, it's yours, and I like knowing I'm wearing something of yours. Second, well..." She paused, not sure if she shoudl admit her second reason. "Well, because I feel sexy when I war your shirt."
He chuckled a little "And why do you feel sexy wearing my shirts?"
"Well..." she blushed again. "Because it reminds me of you and...well..."
Nathaniel smiled as he put his arms around her waist "Well what?"
She hid her face against his shoulder. "It reminds me of you and when we make love."
He stood there holding her "Do you like when we make love?"
She chuckled and looked up at him. "I thought that was pretty obvious."
He smiled looking at her "That's good to know, I could make love to you many times a day and everyday if possible."
"Me, too." She kissed him again. "Can I help with breakfast?"
"That's good to know." He shook his head "Breakfast is done, but you can help carry the serving bowls. We have eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, and toast."
"It sounds delicious." She picked up the bowls and followed him, smiling.
Nathaniel carried most of the bowls to the table just as the boys came running out of their room. "Come on you two time to eat."
"Good morning," Vanessa said, helping as she could. There wasn't much to do as Nathanael and hte boys had a well-practiced routine.
Both boys turned and nodded "Good morning Vanessa." They then sat down at the table as Nathaniel placed the bowls onto the table. The plates and forks where already on the table.
"So what do you do in the morning?" she asked the boys. "After breakfast."
Both Michael and Shane looked over at her "We usually go to school in the morning."
"What are you studying?" she asked, curious.
Shane raised an eyebrow like his Dad sometimes does "Well since we are 6 we are just studying normal stuff in Elementary school."
Nathaniel looked over at Shane "You don't have to be a smart alec about it."
"It's been a long time since I was six," Vanessa said, smiling at Shane. "What do you consider normal stuff?"
Shane still looking at her "Well normal stuff for being in 1st grade I guess." He shrugged.
"Okay." She wasn't going to force a conversation.
Nathaniel came back with a pitcher of orange juice "Ok it's time to eat." He set the pitcher down and grabbed four glasses.
Everyone focused on the meal, knowing that it would soon be time for work and school. It was the first time she'd actually spent the night and Vanessa hoped the boys would grow more comfortable with her as she wanted to be part of Nathanael's life, and theirs. She caught his eye and smiled.
Nathaniel sat there watching the boys eat for a minute then before he started to eat he looked over at Vanessa and smiled back at her.
When Vanessa finished eating, she began to clear the table, hoping she'd have a couple of minutes alone with Nathanael before they had to go to work.
Nathaniel and the boys finished eating "Go get ready for school you two." Nathaniel spoke to his sons, they both nodded then ran off to their room.
"I've never met such well-behaved kids before." She smiled at Nathanael. "You're doing a good job with them."
He sat there looking towards the boys room then looked at her "Thanks, it hasn't been easy." Nathaniel blew out a small breath
"They have a remarkable father, too." She took advantage of their brief privacy to kiss him.
Nathaniel kissed her back then looked at her "Thanks, I do what I can."
"I should get to work, but I want to stay here with you." She ran herfingers through his short hair. "I know you have to get the kids to school and gt to work, too." She kissed him one last time, enjoying the luxury of being able to do so.
Nathaniel nodded then kissed her "I know, tell you what, why don't we take a day off in 48 hours, I will take the boys to school then we get to spend the day naked together."
"We should still be traveling, so I don't have anything pressing." She grinned. "Except you. It's a date."
Nathaniel smiled looking at her "Sounds good then, can't wait for that." The boys then came out of their room, Nathaniel turned to them "Ok boys time for school."
"And time for me to get to science." She smiled at the boys. "Have fun at school today." To Nathanael she said, "I'll see you later."
The boys turned towards her "See you later Vanessa." Nathaniel then headed for the door with the boys.
Lieutenant Vanessa Jackson
Chief Science Officer
Lt.Commander Nathaniel Pike