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Last week, I played Evil Shakespearean Writer, and shared only two sentences with you. In case you blinked and missed them, or forgot them, here they are:
Okay, I admit it. It was pretty cruel to not even tell you who was speaking, where they were, and what was going on…
So, this week, a little more to go on, though you’re still not going to get to know who’s in the bathroom, or what the bleep he’s doing in there! I’m planning on sticking with this for the rest of the month, though, so, eventually, you’ll get more of the story.
And, the first hint: Here’s the standard disclaimer. I don’t own them; I don’t make money on them; I just love them!
Today is August 10, 2016
Ten paragraphs. I’m putting the brevity in my math, this week.
“I’ll Await You”
“That’s kind of the problem, pepperpot. We both know what’s going to happen if we stay here alone.”
“We will mate.” Nothing even a tiny bit hesitant about that.
“Yeah – for a lot longer than we’ve got to spare, right now. Just hold on with me a little longer, okay? Trust me, and trust Hoshi.”
“I trust you, t’hy’la.” T’Pol seemed to be operating on a very instinctive level, and Hoshi was sure that the omission was a warning. She was smart enough to pay close attention to it.
“Can you trust me, T’Pol?” She made sure that she didn’t get between the other two, and she kept her voice soft, almost so quiet she couldn’t hear it herself.
“Perhaps...I’ve known your mind. You don’t desire my mate.” A shuddery sigh, and then T’Pol’s fingers stilled, and she straightened. She didn’t turn to Hoshi, and her visible nostril was still flared, but she did seem to be calming.
“No. Honestly, I’m more interested in the guy in the bathroom.”
“Perhaps you should tell him that, kiral.” With that, T’Pol seemed to find her control. “Parted from me, but never parted.” She spoke in Vulcan, softly, but with deep feeling.
“Never and always touching and touched.” Maybe she should be surprised that Trip, who had backed off a few steps, answered in flawless if accented Vulcan, but somehow it just seemed natural that he would.
“I’ll await you, tinatinga.” T’Pol lifted two fingers into the air, and Trip matched the gesture.
So, who is the guy in the bathroom, and will Hoshi tell him she’s interested?
Next week will offer more clues.
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