Lies and Untruths


An almost drabble for the challenge from Caff’s prompt of “I love the way you lie.”

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“The Leola root surprise was delicious, Neelix.”

“Oh, thank you, Captain.” Whiskers standing on end and puffed up with pride, he scampered off to the kitchen.

“Sickbay to Janeway.”

“Yes, Doctor.”

“My dissertation on Delta Quadrant parasites and gas-producing microbes of the lower intestine is ready for you to peruse as you promised.”

“I can’t wait, Doctor, send it to my terminal.”

“Enjoy, Captain.”.

“I’m sure I will.”

She gave her lunch companion a slightly pained smile. 

“Tuvok to Janeway.”

“Janeway here.”

“Captain, the weapons and storage lockers on Deck 14 are ready for inspection.”

“Thank you, Tuvok. I’m looking forward to it.”

Chakotay smiled. 


“I love the way you lie. You do it so well.”

Her eyes sparked with mischief as she pushed back her chair and stood. 

Leaning down, she whispered huskily in his ear, “I hate you, Commander.” 

He laughed heartily, then watched as she sashayed her way across the Messhall, glancing at him once before she disappeared through the doors.

Yes, she did it so well.


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