Gun Brookes Advent Calendar 2012

Star Trek Voyager /Devil Wear Prada – Crossover

Dangerous by Design

Door 1


Andy Sachs looked up from where she sat on the grass in the small apple orchard. When she first visited the arboretum after embarking on the Brilliance, she had been amazed, and quite relieved, that there was real plants and flowers aboard the huge vessel. The holodeck could create most things very lifelike, but there was something special about the real thing. Now she watched her new lover, who was also her boss, answer Kathryn’s hail. Something was clearly going on that Andy, Caroline, and Cassidy, Miranda’s twin daughters, had no knowledge of.

“Mom, do you have to go? We’re having such a good time and Andy created the picnic…” Cassidy frowned.

“I know, Bobbsey. I’m sorry, but I have to go see the admiral. If I can, I’ll rejoin you before you go back to our quarters. Andrea, if I’m not back before dinner time, please replicate some for yourself and the girl?”

“Sure thing, Miranda.” Andy smiled, knowing how it pained Miranda to have to cut their picnic short. At least they’d had a full hour together in the park area. “Don’t worry. I have a few tricks up my sleeve that will entertain this little monsters.” They stood and Miranda kissed her girls on the top of their head and then lifted her cheek toward Andy.

Instead of kissing it, Andy ducked to the side and gave Miranda a quick peck on her lips. She smiled inwardly at the tiny gasp the formidable woman gave before giving her a knowing look under raised eyebrows.

Andy watched Miranda move with her usual elegance along the arboretum paths. She knew this woman quite well by now and she wasn’t sure she liked that barely noticeable tension around her eyes.


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