Hey cats and kittens! I just got into BG&R recently, and decided
to try my hand at some writing. Please keep the following two things in
mind as you take a bite out of this piece: 1) This is my first piece of fan
fic EVER. 2) Sadly, I have only been able to watch two episodes in their
entirety so far. Most of the other stuff I picked up from the ep guides and
quotes on this great website (Thanks Maureen!). More is coming, eventually,
so comments and constructive criticism are always appreciated. Thanks!
"Um, Doc?" A voice pulled Doctor Slate out of her thoughts. She looked
up from her computer monitor to see Lieutenant Hunter at the door of
her office. He stood, looking somewhat uncomfortable, with his hands
jammed into his pockets.
"What's up Lieutenant? Is Rusty bothering you too much with that new
game of his?" she asked, smiling politely.
Lieutenant Hunter grinned. "Nah. He gave up after ten times of asking
me if I wanted to play..." he paused thoughtfully, "Nanotech Warriors?"
"Magitech," she corrected, "Good thing you turned him down. You would
be playing that game all night. Happened to me a couple of times."
Lieutenant Hunter smiled briefly. He seemed to be looking at anything
in the office but her. A strained silence entered the room.
Why is he so wound up? Erika wondered. "So, General Thorton
told me that you won some sort of award?" she prompted.
Dwayne started "Right. Mechanic of the Year. Seems like the best award
they can give a guy who secretly saves the world two or three times a
Erika leaned forward. "Well, congratulations. So what do you get?
Cash? Trip to Borneo?"
"Nope. Just a shiny gold-plated plaque. There's some big award
ceremony at the bunker tomorrow evening, followed by a dance."
Her eyes widened. "All this for the Mechanic of the Year Award?
Dwayne shrugged, "The General pulled some strings, I guess. It's going
to be pretty formal, black tie and all. It would be very inappropriate
for me to show up without a date...." Here, his voice faltered. Erika
was convinced she saw him blush.
"Ah." Dwayne's anxiety suddenly made sense. "So, Lieutenant, are you
asking me to be your date?" Erika smiled wickedly, leaned further
forward in her chair and rested her chin on her hand. After her awkward
time asking him to the Quark shareholder's ball, she was going to milk
this for all it was worth.
Dwayne's eyes finally met hers. "It's not a date." he retorted, his
grin matching hers. "Just a pleasant evening of dancing and whatnot. I
heard they were going to serve those mini hot dogs."
Erika smirked. "Well, if those are going to be there, you can
definitely count me in. Sounds like a wonderful night."
Dwayne looked very relieved. "Great, Doc. Pick you up at your
apartment around seven." With that, he quickly retreated from her
office. Erika noted a slight spring in his step and smiled to herself.
On to Part 2!
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