A little girl talk.
Location: In Town Shopping
Timeline: Shore Leave Week 2, Day 1
Brielle had gone out to stretch her legs, let the kids have a bit of time to play at her parent's house. That and she wanted to go out and just walk and clear her head. She hadn't been to town much, so that was where she went. It was within walking distance, even though it was a few miles, so she took the walk.
Wandering around some windows after she had stopped to get a coffee, Brie caught a familiar face and backtracked a few steps. "Caressa?"
The good doctor turned around at the sound of her name. It was a familiar voice that brought a smile to her face. "Brie?"
her face brightened. "Oh my word! I am so glad to see you." Going to her and hugging her.
Taking the hug and returning it, Brie gave a half a smile. "I haven't seen anyone else since shore leave started. What're you doing out here?"
" The kids are not on earth right now and it gives me a great excuse to shop. Can I ask you a personal question?" Caressa was not one to hide what was on her mind. She was going through clothes racks as she talked.
Half looking through the racks as well, Brie raised an eyebrow. "Mine are with their grandparents, couple miles up the road. But...yeah I suppose you can."
" I heard that you and Razot were split" lifting her head and looking at Brie with concerned eyes.
"News travels fast. Yeah, bout two days into shore leave." She sighed and looked down. "It'd been boiling up for a while, and we just hit a breaking point."
"I am so sorry, it is so hard. If you need anything you know where I live. Come to the ranch, to my office, whenever you need. If you need a sitter, just ask!" looking concerned.
Brie shook her head. "Thanks. Maybe the kids can get together, though I'm not sure Aysel would know what to do other than crawl around. But as for me? I'll..I'll be okay." It was obvious by her voice even she wasn't sure about that statement.
"Been there done that! The whole Henry thing. Just come out to the ranch before shore leave ends. I am always home. The pool and sun does great things for the outlook on life. Believe me I know!" Giving her that sisterly look.
"The ranch is fun, but I'll see. I haven't really wanted to go out anywhere. Occasional walks but not much beyond that." Brie shrugged. "Kind of been a bit out of it honestly. I'd...been so afraid of arguments every day for so long..."
" Then let this be your respite. You deserve it. The kids need it. I really thing it would be best before we are given another assignment and it is coming." Picking out a blouse and holding it up. " Would this look good one me? "
Brie knew Caressa was probably right, but at the same time, she didn’t feel much like being out and about. She hadn’t done much during the first week of shore leave. Maybe she’d go for the kids. Finally looking at the blouse, she nodded with a small smile. “I think it would.”
Caressa shook her head and placed the garment back on the rack. " Bring them over anytime, make sure you pack bathing suits. "Have they ever been horseback riding?" moving the hangers on the rack, occasionally pausing to look at one or two.
“Toddler and an almost toddler on a horse? No, they haven’t yet.” Brie browsed too, but wasn’t really looking at any of the clothing. There was likely something there she would normally grab, but she wasn’t really paying attention. “Ossan does love swimming, in shallow water at least.”
"Well, the pool has a shallow end and horses can always be petted." Caressa was not letting her out of this one. She picked up a sexy little shirt. " Now this would look very cute on you! "
Brie shook her head. “I don’t know...” she eyed the shirt, it not being anything she ever would pick out for herself.
Caressa turned and gave her the eye, " Just because you don't think its something that you would wear trust me. So when can I expect yoou and the kids?"
Taking the shirt, Brie still wasn’t sure. “Yeah, we can come by for a visit I guess. Can’t say how much fun I’ll be but I’ll try.”
“Great! I will expect you tomorrow?” She picked up the frilly little semi-sheer purple blouse. " I think this one is coming home with me!”
“T...tomorrow? I um..”. She wasn”t going to win, and she knew it. “I don’t have any other plans, I guess we can.”
"Wonderful, I will be expecting you!" Caressa smirked as she walked to the check out. "Wear that cute outfit also! "
Looking back to what was in her hand, Brie shook her head and followed, getting the outfit even though it wasn’t her style. “Fine fine,” she said with a small smirk.
Lieutenant Commander Caressa Melanick
Chief Medical Officer, USS Mercutio
Lieutenant Commander Brielle Jayde
Second Officer, USS Mercutio