Fandom: Star Trek
Pairing: Reader x Chekov.
Prompt: This is for @youre-on-a-starship ‘s #YOASS1000followerhypetrain. My prompts were intensify, double, and calculation.
Word Count: 1191.
Warnings: None, pure fluff.
Author’s Note: Congrats again on 1k, Alex! I hope I’ve done these prompts justice! The title comes from a George Cukor quote: “looking for love is tricky business, like whipping a carousel horse.”
You laugh as the adorable, curly-haired man next to you tries yet another tired, old pickup line on you, pushing another glass of your preferred cocktail across the bar towards you as he drinks his vodka neat. He’d already won your heart with his good looks, cute accent, and general easy demeanor, but you were egging him on anyway, wondering just what kinds of ridiculous things he’d come up with to try to win your favor.
“According to the calculation I have just performed,” he intoned loudly over the thumping bassline emanating from the overhead sound system in the club. “If you double your alcohol intake, the intensity of your feelings for me should increase exponentially.”
You shake your head, leaning in closer to him, feeling a stray curl tickle at your cheek as you put your lips close to his hear so you can be heard over the din.
“I’d rather be sober enough to remember you, Pavel,” you murmur.