A few weeks ago the lovely @heroofshield had a birthday and I offered to write her a small story. Life got crazy, so it’s later than I wanted to get it to you, but I hope your next trip around the sun is a good one lady. Enjoy your Reyes…
“Ryder. You came back.”
The soft surprise in Reyes’ voice had her smiling. Rarely did she get a chance to surprise the secretive leader of Kadara port. He always seemed to know where she was, or where she was going. For once she had managed to surprise him, sneaking into his backroom hideaway. “Did you think I had forgotten about you?”
“It’s been months.”
Maya dipped her head in acknowledgement. “Things got a bit…hectic once we crashed on Meridian. There’s so much we still don’t know and I was needed planet side. But I don’t have to tell you that.”
His long legs ate up the distance between the door and couch she had claimed as her own. He managed to seem languid, even while hurrying, Maya mused silently. She wondered if that would translate into other activities. Ones she hoped would be indulged in sooner rather than later. Their previous times together had been short, marred with half truths and the weight of who she was hanging between them. Now, with more Pathfinders, the load of exploring the galaxy was more evenly spread and she could indulge in being just Maya.
It was a development she planned on enjoying.
Maya handed him a bottle of relatively cold beer as he settled next to her. Wordlessly she opened her omni tool and began a countdown program.
“What are you doing darling?”
“In 15 hours, I’m back on the clock. And as Pathfinder, I need to discuss the continuing alliance between our outpost and Kadara port. But until then, I’m officially off duty.” Maya couldn’t help but return the devilish smile that had worked its way across Reyes’ face. “I’m sure we can find some way to the pass the time.”
In the blink of an eye, Maya found herself no longer sitting next to him, but straddling his lap, a large hand settled against her back, the other tangled in the mess of her dark curls.
“My dear Maya, I am absolutely confident we can find a way to pass the time.”