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“How much more time?” Andy looked into Karen’s eyes as he planted
three more eager kisses on her chest; her body was moist with drenching
sweat from their intense lovemaking.
Karen’s eyes, opened and aware of Andy’s beauty under her
rolled to the side of the bed as she grabbed the alarm clock, and swore,
“Damn it, 3 more minutes.”
“Merde!” Andy swore back as he grabbed Karen’s rumpled
uniform from the side as well as his own as he tossed Karen’s uniform
over to her, “We’ve got to get these teenager needs out of our system
“What can I say?” Karen laughed as she tried to put on her
uniform as quickly as possible, “I’m in love with you and my body just
needs to feel you much more closer than anyone or anything else.”
Andy laughed as he heard of Karen’s affirmation of their love as
he finished putting on his uniform, walking over to Karen and picking her
up as she continued to pull the uniform up.
not helping,” she kissed Andy, as he positioned her rank bar correctly.
“You’re my tulip, Karen, my one and only tulip,” Andy gazed
at her, as she walked over to a mirror and tried to make her face less
flustered, “I’m so glad we found each other, I’ve learned so much
“Zip it!” Karen bursted out laughing again as she made a very
short list of what she had taught him, “I am certain anyone could have
taught you at least half of what I taught you, I still can’t believe
they didn’t teach you about sex at that preppy university!”
Andy walked over to Karen and hugged her as he let out a soft purr,
he knew he had found someone rare in Karen, and he would never let her go.
They had for once been assigned on the same starship, and in their sixteen
hour marathon had been able to express how much they had missed each
other. Andy remembered the day when he had met the beautiful half
native-American, half Segan. It had been Andy’s twentieth birthday, and
his friends had invited a whole sleuth of women in order to break the
“Prince’s virginity.” His friends had chosen the women well, they
were all incredibly beautiful, but many were just interested in Andy
because of his position of stature. He was a Defont, a member of the royal
family and he was the eldest cousin of His Majesty the Prince Youri
Rosbourg, who was third in line to the throne. Youri’s father, Andy’s
uncle was the heir to the throne, it was clear Andy could exercise much
influence in the Segan Monarchy if he had so wished.
Like many of the members of the royal family, Andy had gone in the
university and had graduated to embark on a career as a military officer.
Andy had just received his Lieutenant Junior Grade rank, but he indeed had
yet to even kiss a woman or a man, much less sleep with them. Andy,
however, had always been a pompous brat at heart, when he had noticed the
beauty of Karen; he thought it would have been no problem to bring her
into his bedroom. She proved to be much more difficult, she wouldn’t
have any of it, he remembered the time he had made her so angry it had
taken his father deploying the entire 5th Navy’s marching
band in order to get her to even talk to him. He was madly in love with
her, and gradually Karen had taken a liking to the young Prince. He had
also allowed her to make some sense of who she was.
It was at Moe’s Bar that Karen had expressed for the first time
her sincere love to Andy. Andy, by that time had become so engrossed, so
impassioned by this mystical mixture of cultures, had promised to himself
never to let her get out of his sight. Karen was his first true love, his
only love and he would make sure that he could satisfy her every need, her
every wish. It had been a somewhat tumultuous first year, but once the
first year had been through and they were still going out, it was clear
that they would remain each other for as long as they could. Andy had
celebrated his twenty-fourth birthday without Karen who had been assigned
to another ship in the Ghost Fleet, but they would be able to spend their
fifth year as steady boyfriend and girlfriend close to one another. Karen
and Andy had applied for a transfer to the A.G.D. Arrhythmia and they had
both received an approval for their request. The joy they had both felt
upon receiving their transfer orders was indescribable.
“Andy, damn it,
we’re going to be late!” Karen shouted, kissing Andy as the turbolift
doors opened to conference decks.
“No we’re not,”
Andy kissed her some more as he pulled her out of the turbolift, he smiled
planting another kiss on her lips, “We’ve still got forty-eight
playfully and softly bit on Andy’s lips, as she walked towards the
Hendrix, Andy and Karen’s mutual friends screamed as he looked over to
the priest, “It’s okay, Father, they’re both here.”
“And not a moment
too soon,” Karen smiled, as she pulled Andy into the room, she then
walked over to Mary-Anne kissing her cheek, “Congratulations, again.”
“We’re on time, I
swear it,” Andy smiled, extending a hand to James, “Well, let’s get
you wedded shall we?”
James and Mary-Anne had gotten to know one another at about the
same time as Andy and Karen had known each other. It was natural; after
all, Andy had introduced James to Karen, while Karen had introduced
Mary-Anne to Andy. When the two were introduced, something between James
and Mary-Anne had just clicked. It had taken them a much shorter time to
understand their affection for one another, and as their romance blossomed
there was little that could be done to hold back the two. They were
interestingly enough polar opposites, James having come from a bourgeois
human family that had made their riches as one of the first Federation
companies to enter the Segan markets, while Mary-Anne had been an orphan
raised by a lower-middle class family. The two understood each other very
well; able to speak what the other was thinking at a deafeningly quick
rate. They had remained together for four years, until they had decided to
get married. All that was waiting out of the arrangement was for Karen and
Andy, the two most important witnesses to the marriage to be able to get
into the same location. Only now had the opportunity shown itself, James
and Mary-Anne had chosen to retire out of the military in favor of raising
a family, and Andy and Karen could now be found going to the same base. It
was now or never and thus the marriage was arranged.
James and Mary-Anne would be having two marriages, one to please
themselves with an untraditional and informal marriage, and the other
elaborate and traditional in order to please their parents. They had
chosen that it would be the untraditional marriage that would go first. As
the priest read off the wedding vows, Karen and Andy looked at one
another, smiling and exchanging their love through their eyes. Their
friends were so happy, getting married, and it had been Karen and Andy who
had been given the honor of watching their marriage. The wedding vows were
finished, as James and Mary-Anne kissed one another in front of the priest
who pronounced them husband and wife. Andy and Karen clapped and cheered
for the two newly weds as they stood up and hugged the two. James and
Mary-Anne thanked them for coming, as the newly weds guided the two
invited away from the chapel.
“So, when are you two going to get married?” Mary-Anne asked,
as she wrapped her hands around James’ stomach.
“We’re only twenty-four, Mary,” Karen laughed, as she planted
a kiss on Andy’s willing cheek, “We’ve both agreed its still too
young to get married.”
“Too bad!” James smirked, “We wanted our boy to have another
child to play with!”
“Children?!?” Andy laughed,
shocked at hearing the proposal put forward by James, “We’re
definitely not ready for children.”
“Definitely not, Andy over here still needs to mature,” the
entire group bursted out laughing as Andy picked Karen up.
“Hey! Put me down,” Karen shouted, “Abuse! Abuse! Help!
“I’m not going to say anything,” James shook his head, “In
the 15 years I’ve known Andy, he hasn’t changed a single bit!”
“I could say the same thing about Karen, hubby,” Mary-Anne
replied, taking James into her arms as she kissed him intensely.
“Well, listen kiddos,” James replied, “Mary and I are going
to enjoy your honey moon right away, take care of yourselves you two.”
“Yes, and congratulations on your postings to the Arrhythmia,”
Mary-Anne smiled as James picked her up.
“Mmmmm! Goodbye, Goodbye cruel lovers!” Karen replied as Andy
French-kissed her, waving to the two newlyweds.
As James and Mary-Anne enjoyed their first afternoon as husband and
wife, Karen and Andy enjoyed their first afternoon after being away from
one another for so long. They walked around the commercial desks, touring
all the stores, kissing as much as they could, showing their affection to
the whole world. They could think of nothing else but each other, their
love encompassed their universe, the Arrhythmia not coming anywhere near