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I filled in a bit more last week, but we still didn’t find out who that was in the bathroom. And, guess what?
Yup. You got it.
I’m not telling you this week, either.
If you pay attention to this week’s snippet, though, you might get a bit of indirect context on what the bleep he’s doing in there! This snippet takes place immediately following last week's "I'll Await You."
Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them; I don’t make money on them; I just love them!
“No. Honestly, I’m more interested in the guy in the bathroom.” -Hoshi Sato
Today is August 17, 2016
Seventeen sentences. It’s been a week of seemingly ceaseless administrative details; I’m keeping this simple, for sanity’s sake.
“I’ll be as close as I can manage, tinatinga.” That was absolutely a promise.
T’Pol gave one of her tiny nods, and turned to Hoshi. “Let us go, kiral. With alacrity.” She suited action to words, and pressed the door release. She didn’t look back, but everything in her body language said she wanted to.
Hoshi followed the Vulcan woman out of her lover’s quarters, not at all sure what to expect, or what T’Pol needed from her, beyond someone who could remind her not to touch the man she so desperately needed to touch. The title kiral had no English equivalent, but Hoshi knew enough of Vulcan culture to know it was a serious business, that her role was to be whatever T’Pol wanted, or, if she wasn’t in command of herself, whatever T’Pol needed.
“Please feel free to speak, if you wish, Hoshi. I may not respond, but -”
T’Pol froze. They were ten paces away, just at the point where the turn of the corridor would hide Trip’s doorway from view. “I can go no further. Not until he is here.” There wasn’t any need to ask her who she meant; it was, as the old saying put it, written all over her. “Do not come between me and my t’hy’la, kiral.”
What would happen if Hoshi got between Trip and T’Pol?
Why is T’Pol issuing this warning now?
And, of course, who is the guy in the bathroom?
Next week, I’m finally going to make a backwards hop, and clue you in. Of course, you’re welcome to try to guess in the meantime!