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Two Peas in a Pod

Posted on Mon May 24th, 2021 @ 11:33am by Major Kaden Ross & Lieutenant Freya Ross

Mission: Trapped in Time
Location: Ross Quarters
Timeline: Evening

Kaden sat on the bed proofreading his report while waiting for Freya to get out of the shower. Freya had made some arrangements for the kids to spend time with a friend and her kids for a while. Leaving the two some quality time together alone.

Walking out of the bathroom wrapped in a bathrobe with her hair wrapped under a towel, Freya smiled as she walked over to her husband. “You nearly done with that report?”

"Just about, making sure it is well detailed," Kaden replied he instinctively took the pendant around his neck in his hand.

“You do that a lot don’t you?” Freya nodded to the pendant.

Kaden looked at the pendant in his hand. "Huh, I guess So...I suppose you want it back don't you?" He started to remove it.

“No ..” Freya shook her head. “I gave it to you it’s yours now. I want you to keep it.”

"But I bought this for you on our first anniversary it is yours and I want you to have it back," Kaden replied as he held it out for her to take. "It kept me going when I needed it to."

“Are you sure?” Freya looked at him in surprise. “I wanted you to have it so you could always think of me, of us, when we’re apart. Away from party duty counts.” She smiled.

"It served me well back on the Bajoran ship but I got the next best thing," Kaden replied kissing her softly.

Freya returned Kaden’s kiss, she’d missed him so much while he’d been assigned away from her. “I’ve missed you, very, very much!”

Kaden proceeded to put her pendant back around her neck. "It looks better on you anyway." He smiled as he gently rubbed her cheek with his thumb.

Freya smiled warmly. “I treasure it, I treasure everything you give me. I’d be devastated if I lost it.”

Kaden laid back into a more comfortable position on the bed. "You and me both I had that made just for you." He replied.

“Then I will protect it.” Freya smiled as she took the towel off her hair giving it a rub off before putting the towel down on the floor. “Would you like to brush my hair? I know you like doing it.”

Kaden patted a spot in front of him for her to sit. "Of course, but that isn't the only thing I like doing." He teased taking a brush.

Freya grinned a wry grin. “I know, I’m not wearing anything under this bathrobe you know!”

Kaden started brushing her red hair. "Don't tempt me." He took a smell of her. "Mmm, I missed the smell of the Uttaberry bath wash you use."

Freya smiled. “I know, that’s why I use it.” She enjoyed the way he brushed her long hair. “Perhaps I should ...” she slowly let the bathrobe creep down off her shoulders.

"You know...distracting me like this is going to keep me from helping you brush your hair." Kaden pointed out.

“Oh in that case” Freya pulled the bathrobe back up. “You can help me take it off after.” She grinned a wry grin.

Kaden kept brushing although looked forward to getting her naked. "Freya, I really missed this I missed us I missed the kids." He began. "To tell you the truth there were times I was expecting you to move on...find someone else."

“When I married you I made a vow to always be at your side, I intend to keep that vow” Freya smiled. “Besides there’s no one else for me but you.”

"Had to been lonely not having me around." Kaden continued brushing away. "I know it was for me."

Freya nodded. “It was very lonely especially at night, not having you to cuddle up with was hard.”

"Ohhh I bet, especially when you had some frustrations to get out." Kaden teased.

Freya grinned as she stopped him brushing, before turning around and pushing him back on the bed straddling his lap. “Ohh there’s plenty of pent-up frustration! I’ve been waiting for a long time.”

Kaden was liking where she was taking the direction of their conversation. "Always eager to get naughty aren't you?"

“Well, it has been two years!” Freya smiled before kissing Kaden passionately, almost urgently as though she was expecting him to be whisked away at any moment.

Kaden undid her robe exposing her naked body. "My goddess make me happy." He told her kissing her again.

Freya returned her husband’s kiss whilst helping him out of his clothing, she’d waited two whole, long years to make love with him again. “I’ve missed you so much!”

Kaden suddenly could hear voices and screams coming from the back of his mind. Causing him to pull away and sit up on the side of the bed trembling clearly a small case of PTSD creeping up from nowhere.

“What? What did I do?” Freya looked at Kaden confused, sitting back she grabbed the bathrobe and put it on.

Kaden looked at her he could see a young marine that looked almost like Freya but clearly dead. He tried to get to his feet and run away but fell to his knees holding his head.

“Kaden? Kaden look at me!” Freya knelt beside him. “You’re scaring me, Tell me what’s going on.”

Kaden started to sob. "It should have been should have been me..."

“Kaden!” Freya knelt beside him and placed her hands on his. “Kaden listen to me, hear my voice ... come back to me.”

Kaden looked at Freya tears in his eyes. "I failed them, Freya, I did the best I could and I failed them."

“You failed no one, you hear me!” Freya gently wiped away his tears. “You did what you had to do, casualties happen and it’s no one’s fault!”

Kaden sniffled a few times as he looked down at the floor. "I uh...I am sorry I still have issues I been trying to sort out from the war." He confessed.

“So I can see” Freya smiled as she looked into her husband’s eyes. “Come and sit down, you can talk to me.”

Getting up Kaden proceeded to take a seat on the side of the bed. "What is there to say?" He began.

“You always trusted me to be your unofficial counselor, you can tell me anything.” Freya gently held her husband’s hand. “PTSD is normal given the amount of time you’ve been out there Kaden, given what you’ve seen and had to do.”

"I am not against talking to you about things...just there are issues of our marriage getting in the way." Kaden sighed. "Besides, I am supposed to check in with, Counselor Vali, about my PTSD issues."

“You are indeed” Freya nodded. “I’m glad to see you’ve found a Counsellor you’re comfortable with.”

"Comfortable? More like a necessity, Freya, I a part of me died out there on those battlefields." Kaden sighed shaking his head. "I...can't explain it."

Freya nodded. What worried her was just how much had changed for the man who held her heart and soul. “Have a talk with Counsellor Vali, see what she says.”

Kaden looked around with a sigh. "Sorry, I ruined your plans I know how much you were looking forward to alone time with me." He laid back on the bed staring up at the ceiling.

“It doesn’t matter” Freya offered a smile. “There’s always another time, I’ve waited for two years I can wait a little longer.”

"It should have never been two years hell I should have been here with you during the pregnancy the day the kids were born..." Kaden rolled over feeling guilty. "I am no better than my own father."

“Kaden ...” Freya sighed before grinning. She cuddled up behind him and playfully started kissing his neck, shoulders and back.

Kaden didn't react just laid there not that he was liking it his guilt he wasn't there for Freya or the kids was on his mind.

Freya carried on kissing her hands running over Kaden’s body, she stopped long enough to take off what she had on. “Don’t you want me?”

Kaden kept silent still he appreciated Freya's attempt to cheer him up but it wasn't working he sniffled a few times his eyes feeling with tears. He took his wife's hand and kissed it and held it.

Freya knew when she wasn’t winning, and she wasn’t winning this one.

Kaden sat up again kissing Freya's hand again. "Freya, I am sorry, I guess I am just not in the mood right now. It's not you, I just..." He grabbed a shirt and put on his slippers before sitting up. "I just need to go for some air."

Freya watched him go. It worried her that he hadn’t seemed interested in her, perhaps the war had changed him more than she realised. Sighing she got up and put on some clothes before setting out to collect the kids, it was earlier than planned but she saw no point in waiting.


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