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I Finally Know

Posted on Tue Sep 22nd, 2020 @ 9:27pm by Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin & Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin & Enya Ó Flannagáin
Edited on on Tue Sep 22nd, 2020 @ 9:33pm

Mission: Episode 10 - New Home, Same Pioneers
Location: O'Flannagain's Quarters
Timeline: MD010 1600 hrs
1549 words - 3 OF Standard Post Measure

Enya bounced the ball on the floor, waiting for her parents to get home, they should be walking in any minute. This was the best part of her day.

She looked over as her Mom came in and caught the ball quickly. “I missed you, where is Dad!” She hoped he wasn’t working late.

“He is right behind me,” Ameri said with a smile. She gave her a hug. “I’ll be right back I want to change.” She looked over her shoulder. “Don’t bounce the ball in here, something will get broken.”

Enya grinned and bounced the ball once more, waiting for her Dad to come home.

"Enya you need to listen to Mama oh, I didn't raise you to be a disrespectful ladies now did I?" Quinn asked with a serious look on his face trying to hide back the smile that he had when he saw Enya.

“No,” Enya shook her head as she caught the ball. “Where can I bounce it then? That is what balls are for isn’t it?” She smiled at him and waited for his answer.

"Only in designated areas in our house is not a designated area." Quinn quickly pointed out to her.

“Then I can go out in the corridor and bounce it?” Enya grinned at him. She giggled. “I’m sorry Dad, bouncing it helped me as I waited for you guys to get home.”

"Are you trying to get grounded?" Quinn asked, not appreciating her sass. He knew, she was in that stage of her life, but if they did not put a nip on it now, it could be a problem later on.

“No,” Enya shook her head. “I was being funny, Dad!” She sighed and went to her door and tossed the ball in. Coming back out she went and got a glass of water and sat on the couch. “Sorry.” Then she thought about it. Grounded? How can someone who spends their whole day with a hologram in their quarters doing homework and then has family time in the same place be grounded. She shook her head deciding she was not asking. Knowing her Dad he would find a way.

"There is a time and a place for that, and I'm telling you this is not the time or the place. Remember a simple moto, happy mom happy life." Quinn said with a big smile on his face.

“Okay,” Enya nodded as she sat there, then smiled at him. “I’ll listen better.” She looked up as her Mom came out. “Sorry about the ball!”

Ameri smiled at her. “Tomorrow I’ll take you somewhere you can bounce and throw it around.”

“Sounds good,” Enya smiled. “Can you come, Dad?”

"Tentatively I want to say yes, but as we know as first officer sometimes I might have to say no. Luckily for us we're on shore leave so, I should be able to go." He did want to make a promise, that he was not able to fulfill. Quinn had been working strange hours, a lot of strange hours while on shore leave. Quinn was constantly getting his shift modified. Because they we're getting new crew and he's having to meet them so the schedule is a little chaotic to see the least.

“I get it,” Enya nodded. She knew her Dad was important. That he would try meant a lot to her.

"I will everything in my power to make it happen." Quinn said, with a big warm smile on his face.

Enya smiled back at him. “You always do!” She looked at both her parents. “I called Uncle Aaron and Uncle Timothy.”

"Oh, how come?" Quinn asked, wondering what that was about. Maybe she called to say, she missed them.

“To see if they like their jobs,” Enya said. “And they both do.” She smiled. “Well Uncle Timothy likes being captain but he still goes and does stuff in engineering.”

Ameri looked over at Quinn and couldn’t help but smile. Enya had a mind of her own.

"What about Aaron, does he like his job?" Quinn asked, noticing she only mentioned Uncle Timothy.

“Yeah,” Enya nodded. “He loves his job but he said there’s a lot of training to do.” She looked from her mom to her dad. “I think he doesn’t want me to be security.”

“I think he just wants to make sure you know it’s not easy.” Ameri said seriously.

“What do you think, Dad?” Enya asked him.

"I think you are right. You have plenty of time to think about your future. Nothing needs to be decided today." Quinn said, hoping she was listening to him. Poor girl could give herself an ulcer if she was not careful.

“But I did,” Enya said with a grin. “I’m going to be an engineer.” She frowned. “I hope you’re not mad but I don’t really want to shoot people.”

"Who does?" Quinn asked, with a warm smile on his face. He had no issues, what she wanted to be, when she grew up. It was her choice to make it. And he had a feeling, between now and then. She might change her mind, a few more times.

“No one I guess,” Enya said with a shrug. “Uncle Timothy is sending me a big present and Uncle Aaron’s gonna call you cause he has something’ to tell you. ”She smiled then. “What’s for supper?”

"That's a good question, mama what is for dinner?" Quinn with a big grin on his face.

“How about we all make dinner together,” Ameri said. “Pizza and we all choose toppings for our own.”

"Pizza works for me." Quinn said, as the scene starts to fade away.

A short time had passed, and Ameri and Enya had prepped the pizza and were about to enjoy the victory of their labors. "That smells great." Quinn said, with a big smile on his face.

“It was a good idea,” Ameri said with a smile.

“We should cook together more often.” Enya agreed. Her parents made it fun by joking while they cooked. She smiled at them both thinking she was the luckiest kid alive.

"Everyday is not good enough for you?" Quinn teased her. He knew he that she meant, she should help more often. That was not his call, it was Ameri's.

“I would like that,” Ameri said to Enya, smiling at her. She was happy to hear she wanted to help.

“All my days are great, Dad,” Enya said with a grin. “You and Mom are fun.”

"Oh now we are fun, I remember just the other day, how boring we were." Quinn said, in a teasing voice.

“I’m nine, Dad,” Enya giggled. “I change my mind all the time. It’s sort of my job!”

Ameri laughed at her words. “She has a point!”

"I have a job too, its to point out everything you said, back at you, when you forget or want it too conveniently go away." Quinn said with a big grin on his face.

Enya thought for a moment, then grinned. “You are really good at this, Dad! But one of these days I’m gonna be better!”

Ameri shook her head. “Someone help me!” She laughed softly.

"I think its to late for you." Quinn said, with a playful grin on his face. as he looked over to Ameri, with a loving smile on his face.

“You are incorrigible,” Ameri said with a laugh. She gave him a smile of her own.

“No mushy stuff!” Enya said with a sigh.

"Yes mushy stuff, its why we live!" Quinn said, thinking it was time that his daughter accepted the fact that mom and dad love to kiss.

“I am never kissing boys,” Enya wrinkled her nose. “And if one tries to kiss me I am going to make him sorry.”

"If you want to kiss girls, we will support your life style habits." Quinn said, with a big barreling laugh. He knew, that's not what she meant. But he saw the opportunity.

Enya looked at him and shook her head fast. "I don't wanna kiss them either. Only you and Mom and not the mushy kind." She looked at her mom and shrugged her shoulders.

Ameri just smiled. "You do what you are happy with." She said to Enya and looked at Quinn. "What am I going to do with you?"

"Love me, take care of me and most importantly, kiss me like there is no tomorrow." Quinn said, as he pulled her closer, and kissed her like there was no tomorrow.

"I like that idea," Ameri gave into the kiss, her arms going around Quinn.

"Yuck!" Enya called out and headed towards her room. Parents sure could be weird.

Quinn just grin Enya walk to your room and he leaned in to kiss Ameri.

A Joint Post By

Commander Quinn Ó Flannagáin
Executive Officer, USS Pioneer

Lieutenant Ameri Ó Flannagáin
Chief Operations Officer, USS Pioneer

Enya Ó Flannagáin
Child, USS Pioneer


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