Lieutenant Grace Shepard was tired. Not only did her CO go off to save his wife, the COB has been acting so bizarre that she had taken on three jobs and her captain was not happy at all. She wanted to go home, see her father, to know that everything was going to be all right again. Walking down the road of the small town, she stopped at a stand and picked up a banana. Sighing, she turned the overly bright fruit over in her hands. What she wouldn't give to be home, to be surrounded by people who actually cared about her and respected her. Fat chance of that happening here.
Putting it back, she looked up and the world shifted; he came back. There was no reason for him come back, he could have been basking in the hot rays of Costa Rica by now, but he came back. Their eyes locked and her heart skipped a beat. They're just ...friends, no they worked together, that's all, she told herself. She felt herself take a step towards him. She needed that confirmation that he was alright, that he was ok. He changed direction and started to walk toward her, that familiar grin adorned his face. Her mouth started to turn up into a half smile, when the fated call of "Lieutenant!" filled the air. She stopped and so did he. Reality filtered back into the world and her heart started to beat again. He lifted his hand in a salute and she smiled sadly, before returning the gesture and turned to go. Sainte Marina had been a retreat from home, and she had become stronger. However, it took all her willpower to not turn and run back into his arms. She steeled herself and kept going, back to her impatient captain and back to reality.
He watched her back and told himself that she wasn't the reason she came back. He came back for Kendal and because it's his fault that all these people were trapped on this island, and maybe even a little bit for Tani. Deep down, he knew he came back just so he could see that smile again, and he was determined to see it again. Petty Officer James King turned and walked away, the smile's traces still displayed on his face.
OMG THIS JUST SNUCK UP ON ME AND I JUST COULDN'T GET THEM OUT OF MY HEAD. HOW DARE THEY CANCEL THIS SHOW ALL THE WASTED POTENTIAL I JUST GAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HH!
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