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Wedding Woe Part II

Posted on Sunday, 25 July 2021 - 10:26am by Lieutenant Haru Hernandez & Lieutenant JG Maximus Mackenzie

Mission: Operation: Lazarus
Location: USS Standing Bear | Crew Quarters
Timeline: 2394 - MD 05


Mac and Haru returned home at the same time. Haru, from physio, and Mac from a long shift at the tact office. The evening routine, this night, took place in silence. They showered, they ate, they had tea, Mac meditated while Haru sat by the shrine a little.

Mac had been happy to see that Haru was using his legs more and more. He still needed the chair but slowly, he was pulling himself out of it and he seemed happier. It warmed Mac to see it.

They read in bed a while and when the lights turned out it was Haru who broke the silence. “The wedding was beautiful.”

It had been a long time since the wedding so Mac knew that Haru bringing it up now meant that he had something that was weighing on his mind about it.

“It was what the ship needed after a long few weeks.”

Haru huffed and turned away from Mac. It’s the moment Mac knew that there was more to this then met the eye. He turned putting his arm around Haru. “What’s wrong?”

“It’s nothing.”

“No it’s something, the fact that you’re blocking the bond and that I could still sense a little pain.”

There was a long pause where Mac thought his heart would stop beating and then, “Mac what’s going on with us? I mean we’ve been making some progress but since I came aboard you and I haven’t connected on a level that…”

“I know.” He pull Haru closer. “It’s just been really rough on us both and almost loosing you so many times has…taken a toll on me.”

Haru turned in Mac’s arms so that they were face to face. He laid a hand on Mac’s cheek. “So…why not talk to Vali?” The moment he said it Haru could feel a wave of anger. “You’re still mad at her.”

“Yes,” was the curt reply he got.

Haru sighed. “Mac whatever it was it helped me. I’m moving my legs more, able to stand, my physio is going better.”

“But it could have gone the other way!”

Haru’s thumb gently stroked Mac’s cheek. “Yes, it could have but didn’t. Did you ever think of the loss she suffered and how great her pain was?”

“She’s Vulcan!”

“And working with Soral to calm her senses and control her abilities. You trust him, you know he’s going to make sure she’s okay. He’s guided me and Hamura and so many times….”

There was another spike of anger at the name Hamura. “Ohhhh now you’re not sleeping. Why the anger with Hamura?”

“It’s not anger.”

Haru raised an eyebrow. Looking at Mac eye to eye he could see it was more then that. “Shame…jealousy. You’re jealous.”

Mac pulled away and turned away sitting up his legs dangling over the edge.”

Haru sat up. “Your jealous of Hamura, of their friendship?”

“I know that Hamura and Soral’s friendship is stronger then mine and his could ever be, even though I see him as a brother.”

Haru smiled. “Different not stronger. Oh Mac you really need to speak to Soral about this. You’re so open with him and Hamura is your friend too.”

Mac grumbled something in such a cute way that Haru had to laugh. “Come on, get back into bed will you?”

Sighing Mac got back under the covers and faced Haru who settled back on his pillow so that they could look into one another’s eyes again. “Talking, that’s the issue. You’ve never been the touchy feely type but you need to speak to Soral.”

Mac sighed. “Yeah, I guess. With everything I just don’t want to bother him.”

Haru chuckled, “What would Soral say to what you just said?”

Mac sighed, “That I was overreacting.”

Haru smiled. “Exactly. Now back to the wedding.” There was a pause and Haru’s smile faltered. “Have you ever thought…about us getting married?”

Mac’s eyes widened. “I thought we were?”

“No we are linked…but…I mean a real ceremony.”

Mac stayed silent so long that Haru didn’t think that he would respond. “Mac…”

“I don’t know. I’ve never thought about it. I…”

“Need time.” Haru said as he tried to keep the disappointment out of his voice. “I get it.”

Mac reached over and wrapped his arms around Haru. “I know you’re upset and it’s not what you wanted to hear but…”

“It’s okay. I’m not trying to rush anything. I swear. I just…thought it might be nice.”

Mac leaned in kissing Haru. “I promise we’ll think about this and talk about this together, in the morning.” He smiled. “Now I have a better idea.” He leaned in kissing Haru. “Let’s do something else we haven’t done in a long time.”

Haru grinned. “Oh…yes, that.” He paused and then kissed Mac pulling back a little. “I think we have much to make up for with respect to that.”

Mac laughed. “Yes, well tonight we should really make a start of it.”

Haru smiled. “I hope you can work with little sleep.” He leaned in their lips brushing gently yet hungrily. Tonight would be a night to make up for lost time and maybe get back some of the connection that had been missing for the both of them.



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