Mission: Baptism by Fire
Nathaniel had come back to his quarters after taking the boys to school, he stopped locking the door to the quarters then removed his shirt "I am back." He called out, Vanessa had stayed the night, the boys where slowly getting used to her.
She walked out of his bedroom wearing nothing but one of his t-shirts. "Welcome back," she said, wrapping her arms around him.
He looked her over as she walked towards him "Thanks" He put his strong arms around her waist then lifted her up off the ground looking at her
She wrapped her arms around his neck. "We have all day together. What do you want to do first?"
Nathaniel looked at her then put her down on the floor "What sounds good to you?" He kept his arms around her
"Spending the day with you," she said, grinning. "I read or watch historic reenactments, but those are more solo activities and I want to share today with you."
He shook his head looking at her "Well guess we could watch some ancient Chinese history stuff of maybe even Japaneses."
"We could. Or some ancient Samoan."
He chuckled "We can watch some of that too." Nathaniel took off the rest of his clothes tossing them at her before heading for the bedroom.
Vanessa caught the clothes with a laugh and followed him. She dropped he clothes in a pile and stripped off the shirt she was wearing. "I like the way you think."
Nathaniel was already under the covers and turning the channels to ancient Chinese stuff. "Oh yeah you do huh? And how so?"
She curled up next to him and wrapped an arm around his chest. "I like being like this with you." She kissed him on the shoulder.
He ran his fingers through her hair "Oh yeah you do huh? So could you do this everyday or night?"
"Be with you? Yes. Sit in bed and watch videos, probably not. It's nice for a day, but I'd be itching to get back in the lab after a day." She kissed his chest. "Nothing personal. Making love with you is definitely something I could do every day."
Nathaniel chuckled a little "I was thinking maybe in a couple months that you could move in here with the boys and I."
She sat up and looked at him. "Are you sure? Not that I don't want to, but...are you sure the boys are ready for me to move in?"
Nathaniel turned slightly to look at her "Yes I am sure, that's why have suggested give a couple months at least to let the boys get use to you more."
She leaned up and kissed him. "Yes. I want to move in with you and your boys." She hugged him. "I'm fine waiting a few months for until the boys are okay with me being around."
He kissed her back "That's good that you do, maybe we could see about you least staying here couple nights a week to see how it goes."
"Okay. And we could do some things with the boys during the day, too."
"Sure we can also do a few things with them as well." He scooted back leaning against the headboard.
She snuggled up and lay on his chest. ""Sounds great." She put her hand on his chest, feeling his heartbeat.
He smiled kissing her head then started running his fingers through her hair
"Mmm." She was half paying attention to the program and half paying attention to Nathanael. Her hand began absentmindedly caressing his chest.
He watched the show somewhat as he kept running his fingers through her hair, he then ran his fingers up and down her bare back.
She shivered and smiled. This was a new experience for her, being able to cuddle up next to Nathanael and not be sleeping, or concerned about the boys. Her hand moved down to his side. She liked the way he felt.
Nathaniel smiled as he glanced at her while his fingers ran up and down her back while slipping them to her waist.
And that was when Vanessa decided that he probably wasn't paying any more attention to the Chinese program than she was. They were alone in his quarters with little chance of being interrupted, and nowhere to go for the next couple of hours.
She found one of his ribs and began to nibble her way to his stermum, then up to his collarbone.
He groan a little then moved his hand down to grab hold of her bare butt and gave it a nice giant squeeze.
She moved up his neck to his ear. "I'm afraid I can't resist," she whispered.
Nathaniel looked at her with his hand on her butt "What isn't it that you can't resist?"
"You." She chuckled. "I should be watching this, but I'm thinking about you instead."
"And what about me are you thinking about?"
She fell back on her pillow and laughed. "Sweetheart, if you don't know by now..." They'd even had this conversation a few days earlier. "I love you."
Nathaniel sat up then moved over pressing her legs slightly open with his, he looked down at her "I love you too darling." He then kissed her deeply
With one thing leading to another, it was some time before they went back to the program.
Nathaniel sat up in bed, still naked he looked over at her "Are you happy being with me? Do I satisfy you?"
Vanessa, too, sat up. "Yes. And not just sexually. I love being with you, sharing things with you. I love just being in the same room with you. I'm happier when I'm with you." She smiled impishly. "That I find you incredibly sexy is a bonus."
Nathaniel looked at her and smiled "That's good to know. And you do to me as well. I truly enjoy being with you and love spending time with you. And when I don't then I am always thinking about you."
Vanessa smiled and kissed him. "I can't believe how lucky I am to have met you."
He kissed her back "It is me who is the lucky one."
"Then we'll just consider ourselves both lucky," she said, getting off the bed. "How about some food before we move on to something else?"
"Sure food sounds good to me." He then reached over and gave her bare butt a playful smack.
She turned and grinned at Nathanael before going into the kitchen to fix them pancakes, eggs, and bacon.
She came back into the bedroom with a tray holding two plates and two glasses. She carefully set it on the bed and sat down next to Nathanael. "I know we already had breakfast, but it seemed appropriate."
He sat there watching her as she came back, admiring her gorgeous hot naked body "That works for me." Nathaniel reached for the tray
"After we eat," she said after taking a bite of pancake. "I think we should just spend the rest of hte day in bed." She gave him a wicked grin. "Especially if you keep looking at me like that."
He chuckled "And this is a bad thing how?"
"It's not a bad thing at all," she said. "It just makes me want to reclcye my food and get back to what we were doing before." She grinned. "While we have the quarters all to ourselves." She took another bite of her food. She decided that if she ate half of it, she could recycle the rest.
As he ate he stopped for a moment chuckling "I think that someone is a bit of a sex fiend." Nathaniel went back to eating.
"Not usually," she admitted blandly. "I've been fine without it for several years. It's you. You're irresistible."
After finishing eating Nathaniel turned looking at her "And how am I irresistible?"
She took the dishes into the kitchen to recycle, then came back to sit on the bed. It was a serious question, and he deserved a serious answer. "I've never felt this way before. I've never wanted to be with someone more than I wanted to work on an archaeological project. I've never wanted to spend all day making love because it makes me happy and I can show you how I feel about you. I guess that's why. And because I want to move in with you, when the boys are ready for it. I want to be a family with you and..." she hesitated. "And maybe, if things go well, I want to expand our family." She took his hand and put it on her stomach. "In a year or so, if things keep going well, I want to have your baby." It was a lot, especially as they hadn't known each other very long, but she'd never wanted to be part of afamily as much as she wanted to be part of Nathaniel's.
Nathaniel sat there looking at her and listening intently as she spoke "That's good to know that you do. I truly enjoy being with you and spending as much time with you as I possibly can. Hopefully the boys will be ok with everything and we can have you move in here with us soon." He smiled "I wouldn't mind having a child or two with you and to possibly have a family."
She smiled. "We'll take it one day at a time." She gently caressed his cheek.
He grabbed hold of her then pulled her on top of him "That's all we can do is take it one day at a time."
They would have plenty of time to watch Chinese history, but not as much to be alone together. So, taking advantage of this rare day off, she kissed him, leaving him in no doubt what she had in mind.
He looked deep into her eyes running his hands up and down her naked body.
They made love more slowly this time, taking the opportunity to enjoy beng together. They did get back to the Chinese program afther they'd showered, dressed, and put the room to rights.
All-in-all, it was a very nice day off.
Lieutenant Vanessa Jackson
Chief Science Officer
Lt.Commander Nathaniel Pike