*Natalie had just gotten Katrina settled for the night. She stopped
to shower and slip into a soft robe before joining Bakari in the
living room. Her shoulder length honey blonde hair hung loose and she
was smiling as she took the PADD from his hands and curled up in his
lap. At only five foot tall and at only one hundred and eight pounds
she fit easily in the circle of his arms. She kissed him tenderly and
Nat: Mmmmm. My favourite time of day, just you and me, no kids, no
work. *Her violet eyes sparkled as she looked up at her husband.*
Bakari: *Putting his arms around her gently* This is my favorite time
as well. *Looks into her eyes* Are you sure you have no regrets being
out here on this base in the middle of space?
Nat: *Smiling* I am happy as long as I am with you and the children.
*She kissed him and tapped his nose with one finger playfully* You
worry about me too much.
Bakari: It's my job to worry about you my dear. And I take my jobs
Nat: *Nuzzling his neck* What else do you take seriously? *She smiled
against his neck.*
Bakari: *Smiling himself* You and I have been together too many years
for you to not know the answer to that question.
Nat: *Grinning* Then come to bed Admiral. *She chuckled* And I do
believe that is an order....
Bakari: Aye aye my dear. *Chuckling as well* On the double.
*Snuggled together in bed they as was their habit, talked after love-
making. Nat loved to have her head on his chest and listen to his
deep voice. She played with the black and grey hairs on his chest as
Bakari: *Slowly caressing her hair.* Any word recently from Johann?
Nat: No... but that does not surprise me. Too active a social life to
worry about parents.... *She chuckled*
Bakari: I just hope we did a good job with our kids. Growing up with
a Starfleet Admiral is not an easy thing to do.
Nat: *Raising up and looking into his eyes* We did a good job....
They are all healthy, intelligent and making good lives for
themselves. You are a good father.
Bakari: distinguishing between Admiral and father is hard sometimes.
I am hard on Sharaon in an Admiral way yet I can't help but treat
Captain Donan like a daughter when I talk to her.
Nat: Telsia is special to you because she has no one but us. Our
children were lucky enough to grow up to adulthood with both parents.
Plus parents are always harder on their own....
Bakari: *Giving her a hug* You always did know the right things to
say to make me feel better.
Nat: I should after being married to you for twenty-six years....
Bakari: You know me too well my dear. What would I do without you?
*Gives her a kiss*
Nat: *Chuckling* Never be able to find your socks for one.... *She
grinned and tickled his ribs lightly*
Bakari: *Shifting in bed from the tickling* They always seem to hide
from me for some reason. *sighs* at least I know where my office is.
Nat: Silly Admiral.... *She draped her petite body across his broad
chest* Busy men get forgetful.... Just like the insane artist you
married when I was but a child of sixteen. *She smiled* I love you my
tall dark and handsome husband.
Bakari: I love you as well. *looking deep into her eyes* You have
always been there for me. You have been my wife, my lover,adviser and
my best friend. I couldn't ask for more.
Nat: Nor could I. *She moved to nestle at his side again*
Bakari: *Sighing again* I have alot to build here and we may not have
as much of this time together we have now. But I will make as much
time as I can for you my dear.
Nat: *Kissing him tenderly* Shhh. I know you will sweetheart. Let's
get some sleep. Katrina does like to get up VERY early. *She smiled
lovingly at him.*
Admiral Bakari Mergatu