Everything Under the Stars Ch7Chapter Seven: The MarketplaceEverything Under the Stars Ch7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Heather lay awake beside Neelix, staring up at the cracks along the ceiling of his quarters. She had been awake for the past hour while he slept beside her, unable to fall back asleep. She was still hungry but at least it wasn't so bad that she felt like her own stomach was eating itself.
She kept wondering why she wouldn't wake up. Why this dream wouldn't end. It was all too strange to be real so it had to be fake, right?
She turned her head to look at the strange creature called Neelix, watching his body moving up and down slowly with each breath. Even though she was afraid, he had been her only ray of hope through all of this and he was trying... even when she was frightened or a pain in the ass, he didn't give up on her. She tried to smile a little to herself as she watched him sleep but her smile faded as she wondered where exactly he came from or, really, where she had ended up. She hadn't seen any other human
Everything Under the Stars Ch3Everything Under the Stars Ch3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Three: For the first time
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A couple hours later...
For several minutes she had laid there in silence. She tried to open her eyes but they felt sticky, heavy, and her vision was blurred. Every muscle in her body ached and she felt like she'd be sick.
What had happened to her? Her mind raced.
The last thing she remembered were bright lights.. she couldn't even remember what had caused them... and then, there was nothing.
She tried to open her eyes again. She could barely see and everything was so blurry and bright. Her head was throbbing. She sluggishly sat up, her arm shaking as it tried to support her weight. She rubbed her forehead and blinked hard, hoping to clear her vision. The fuzziness was slowly fading and she could make out crude shapes of her surroundings.
Where the hell was she? She thought to herself. The room she was in was enclosed on all sides, however the wall directly across from her was different. It w
Everything Under the Stars 14Chapter 14: No More DoubtsEverything Under the Stars 14 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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The following morning, Neelix wasted no time getting back to the workshop.
His haste helped him to keep his mind off of what had happened the night before.. which only brought up more questions than answers. Unsettling feelings that left him feeling confused. After what had happened, he assumed he was not alone in his feelings anymore, and had a strong intuition that something, anything, was there inside Heather, as well. A tiny spark of hope. The thought warmed him inside...
But, like Heather, he needed to be sure... which, unfortunately, only time would allow. When Heather was ready.. if she really was feeling something for him, she needed time to slowly open up to him. At least, he hoped...
As Neelix and Heather entered the workshop, they were both startled by a loud commotion. They turned their attention in the direction of the chaos and Heather was both stunned and intrigued by what she saw: All the
Everything Under the Stars 20Chapter 20: An AppointmentEverything Under the Stars 20 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Heather didn't remember falling asleep.
She woke to that familiar beeping to find herself nestled in Neelix's arms, still fully clothed; he too was still wearing his clothing from the night before.
She stretched out her arm which caused Neelix to stir; his ear flinched at the annoying sound as if it were an obnoxious fly attempting to land, but instead of tending to it, he rolled to his side to face Heather, and wrapped his free arm around her before he nuzzled against the pillow, far too comfortable to concern himself with whatever unimportant affairs were calling for him.
"Neelix, get your ass out of bed."
Neelix's eyes shot open. He got out of bed so fast, it felt as though his stomach was trying to catch up. He lurched over the console as he caught his bearings, staring directly into the sharp poised eyes of Muora.
"Muora..." Neelix tried to catch his breath, "How did you... Nevermind. I don't want to know."
Everything Under the Stars 10Chapter Ten: The MeetingEverything Under the Stars 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Neelix roused to a soft repetitive beeping. It was the following day and he was happy that after Heather had rested the previous afternoon, that he was able to prepare her an evening meal which she not only enjoyed, but was able to keep down.
It wasn't that Heather wasn't able to consume any alien foods, she already had, so this was obviously not the case. It's just that some of them are a risk to anyone if that individual hadn't built up an immunity to the alien bacteria that can sometimes still be present in certain foods.
Neelix sat up, seeing Heather beside him. She rolled from her side to her stomach, seemingly annoyed, and shoved her face against the pillow. It was obvious she was still tired and didn't appreciate the annoying sound. He smiled and stood, moving to the back of his quarters towards his console. He knew exactly what the sound represented; a message. He pressed a button to play it, expecting it to be Ve
Everything Under the Stars Ch6Chapter Six: A New HomeEverything Under the Stars Ch6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Neelix turned on the lights as he entered his quarters. As usual, the place was a mess. Thick wires were sprawled about along with crates and tools. It was obvious he was a mechanic.. and a bachelor. Both for a very long time. The girl was limp in his arms as he carried her inside, carefully moving between the crates and over the wires, to his bed.. or really, a large mattress like padding that laid on the floor in a far corner of the room. He knelt down with her beside the mattress, delicately pulling the fabric from around her body and quickly shoved it aside. He then carefully laid her down onto his bed.
She groggily opened her eyes, looking up at him. He smiled at her and ran a hand along her face, "It's ok.." he whispered, but she just weakly stared at him. He lowered his gaze down to the end of the bed and grabbed at his wrinkled and disarrayed sheets, pulling them up and over her as she continued to watch him through tired
Everything Under the Stars Ch8Chapter Eight: CuriosityEverything Under the Stars Ch8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Heather sat at the kitchen table once again while Neelix was busy preparing a tray full of several different types of food items for her. Because Neelix didn't want to waste too much, he decided to prepare small sample portions and only a few at a time. He also included some of his own favorites so that if she didn't like it, he'd be more than happy to finish it for her.
She watched him curiously as he set the tray down in front of her and looked down at it with a slight disappointed look on her face; nothing on the tray even looked remotely familiar to her. She looked to him as he sat down beside her, seeing her expression and slanted his mouth in response. There was nothing more he could do and he was trying his best...
Neelix moved his arm around her and gave her a soft hug to encourage her to try and she slowly reached up to the tray and picked out an item that