Part III

The next day (3 in the morning), James/Jessie's Quarters:
Jessie rushed through her own bedroom door, she went straight over to James' door. She went straight inside. James was asleep under the covers, Jessie climbed on the bed and she started shaking him. "Wake up!" she yelled frantically.

James jumped awake, he moved the covers away from his face. "What, who's died?"

"Diet Coke with Lemon.... I had a dream where it totally replaced Cherry Coke," Jessie stuttered quietly.

James yawned as he sat up. "That'll never happen."

"It did, I saw two litre bottles of the stuff in Asda. They must of got rid of the Cherry Coke to make room for it," Jessie said.

"Don't worry about it, we haven't been to an Asda for years," James said, he put his arm around her.

Jessie sat closer to him. "It seemed so real," she said.

"You know, this is suppose to be the other way round," James muttered.

"What do you mean?" Jessie asked.

"Back in college it was me who woke you up, remember," James replied.

"Oh yeah," Jessie said.

"There was only one time when it was this way round," James said.

"Yeah," Jessie muttered, then she fell asleep on James' shoulder.

"Ok, whatever," James said quietly. He lay back down, bringing Jessie down with him. He then tried to get to sleep too.

An hour later:
Danny was going down the corridor, she stopped outside one of the doors. She pressed the door chime. She waited a while but she didn't get a response.

"Computer, what time is it?" she asked

"0410 hours," the computer replied.

"Oh yeah," Danny muttered. She pressed some buttons on the side panel, the door opened, then she stepped inside. She headed for the nearest bedroom door which was James', she opened that one. She tried to keep a straight face when she went inside. No doubt she is already thinking up a cruel prank.

Danny turned to the camera, "cruel prank. Now that's a good idea."

James slowly woke up, he half sat up. "Danny? What are you doing here?"

Danny giggled evilly and she quickly stepped out of the room. James turned to Jessie, he started shaking her lightly.

"What?" Jessie moaned after twenty seconds of shaking. She still had her eyes closed.

"Danny was just here, she had that grin on her face," James said.

Jessie opened her eyes in shock, "uhoh, that's not good."

They both scrambled out of the bed as fast as they could.

The turbolift, a few minutes later:
James and Jessie rushed into the turbolift. "Bridge," James said and the turbolift went into motion.

Jessie was trying to fix her hair. "Damn it, they really should put some mirrors in here."

"Danny has probably told the entire Bridge crew that we were in bed together, and all you care about is your hair," James muttered.

"I care about both, I don't want to look like a fool for two reasons," Jessie said.

"Are you sure she's on the Bridge though?" James asked.

"Yeah, I checked with the computer when I was quickly getting changed," Jessie replied.

"Did you check to see if anyone we know is on the nightshift?" James asked.

Jessie stopped fiddling with her hair and she turned to him. "Er, no."

"As far as we know Tom is there, or maybe even Ian," James said.

"Knowing our luck they'll both be there," Jessie said.

The turbolift stopped and the door opened. James and Jessie stepped out of the turbolift, they could already hear the sound of sniggering. Tom was at the helm, he hadn't noticed them. Tuvok was in the Captain's chair. Ian was at Tactical, and Lee was at opps. Both Ian and Lee had spotted James and Jessie

"Hi, guys," Ian said, he winked at them.

"Oh great," Jessie muttered.

Tom turned around, "don't worry, I'm not going to say anything." He turned back around.

"So, had a good night?" Lee asked.

"Oh please, it's not what you think," James replied.

Tom turned around again. "Then what is it then?"

"We were talking, and we just fell asleep," James replied.

"Must of been a very interesting conversation," Tom said and he turned around again.

"Where is Danny?" Jessie asked.

"She's just gone. So, you two were sleeping together.. huh," Lee said.

"Yeah, what's it to you," Jessie said angrily.

"Er, Jess. He doesn't mean literally.." James said quietly.

"Oh s**t, you knew what I meant!" Jessie said loudly.

"Oh yeah, we knew what you meant," Ian said and he started laughing.

"Slut, slut, slut," Lee chanted.

Jessie headed towards the Opps station, but James held her back. "I'm not a slut! How can I be a slut if I haven't slept with anyone!"

"Trick question," Lee said sarcastically.

Tom turned around. "Hey, I believe her. Lay off."

"What's wrong with you? Why are you sticking up for her?" James asked.

Tom shrugged. "I'd rather believe what she said than what Danny said."

"Oh come on, Tom. I've known her longer. No offense to her but I had a list back in college, you know.. who'd be the first to, you know, lose it. First it was Danny, then me, then Jessie, then James. That means that Jess can't be a virgin, cos if she is, then James is too. I mean, that's just embarrassing, he's 21. You know what I mean.. if it is true then James has to be a one too and or gay," Ian said.

"You just make any excuse to call me gay, don't you," James muttered.

"Hmm, he must want you to be," Tom muttered quietly. Luckily Ian didn't hear him.

"Ian, even if he is gay... doesn't mean he's a virgin. Dumb ass," Lee sniggered.

James rolled his eyes, "I'm not gay!"

"Yeah, and he's not a virgin either. So there goes your theory," Jessie said.

"Yes I am... oh s**t," James said loudly, but the last part quietly. Jessie glanced at him in a confused way.

"Ok, now I'm confused," Ian said.

"You told me that your girlfriend back in college used you then dumped you," Jessie said quietly.

Tom tried not to laugh, "the girl must of been desperate." Ian and Lee started laughing.

"It didn't happen... I gotta go," James said, he went into the turbolift. The turbolift had already gone when Jessie tried to go in. She went over to the other turbolift and she went inside it.

"Gee, Tuvok's being awfully quiet. He usually interferes," Ian said.

"Shh, just be quiet.." Tom whispered. Everyone fell silent, they heard what sounded like snoring coming from the Captains chair.

"Oh," Ian said.

James/Jessie's Quarters, a few minutes later:
Jessie stepped through the main door, she looked around. She spotted James sitting on the sofa, he kept his eyes on the table in front of him.

"Ok, I think I need an explanation," Jessie said and she folded her arms.

"Seska and me, we were just friends. I asked her to play along," James said quietly.

"Ok, but why?" Jessie asked.

"I've been accused of being gay ever since I started Comprehensive school. I figured that if I tell everyone that story, they won't accuse me of it again," James replied.

"I have never accused you of it, why lie to me?" Jessie asked.

"There's a few reasons," James muttered in response.

"I hate being lied to, you could at least tell me why you did it," Jessie said.

"Ian's one of my friends, you've seen the way he thinks of me. I didn't want any of my friends to think I was some sad loser," James said.

"It's nothing to be ashamed of, I'd be proud of it. I thought that we'd tell each other everything, there was no need to lie to me," Jessie said.

James looked up at her. "I know that, but it was working before you found out."

"Working? What the hell do you mean?" Jessie asked.

"You told me before you left Manchester, that you'd never be able to get a boyfriend, cos you have this system where you only want to go out with guys that have been free all their lives. I was worried that if I ever saw you again, you know," James replied quietly.

Jessie shook her head. "That's it then. You were worried that I'd have to just have you because you're the only one left. That is a bit of an insult, I mean it isn't just your decision. I do have a mind of my own."

"I know you do, it's just.." James said.

"I can't believe it, you lied to me just because you didn't want any kind of relationship with me. Is that it?" Jessie asked angrily.

"That's the problem, there's one part of me that does. I didn't want it to win. I just want to be your friend," James replied.

"Oh, so if we ever did get together .. we wouldn't be friends anymore. That would never happen," Jessie said.

"Well it would if we broke up," James said.

"It doesn't always end like that though," Jessie said.

James stood up. "Sounds to me that you're trying to get me to change my mind."

"No, I'm just trying to make you see sense. I hate being lied to for no reason," Jessie said.

"There's nothing that can be done about it now. I've lied to you countless times and you were no where near as angry as this," James said.

"I don't know what you're getting at," Jessie said.

"You're not just angry that I lied to you, are you? It feels like you're angry with what I kept from you," James said.

"What, don't be ridiculous. You lied about your, what's the word.. virginity. That's got nothing to do with me," Jessie said.

"Then why are you acting like it is?" James asked.

"I'm going to bed," Jessie said quickly, she rushed into her room.

"You always do that when I'm winning the arguments, don't you?" James yelled.

"Shut up!" Jessie yelled from behind the door. James tried to keep a straight face as he headed towards his room.

The next morning, the Bridge:
Chakotay was sitting on his chair, preying as it looked. Tuvok was still asleep on Kathryn's chair. Tom was just drinking some coffee to get ready for his next shift. Harry had just come in, and he went straight to work. The tactical station was empty.

Kathryn stepped clumsily out of the turbolift. "Hi everyone!"

Chakotay stopped what he was doing, "oh god."

Tuvok woke up suddenly, he looked around. He quickly rushed to his station.

Kathryn sniffed the air. "I smell coffee." Tom froze on the spot, scared stiff. Kathryn suddenly ran over to him, she snatched the cup off Tom and she poured the contents straight down her throat.

"I hate doing these double shifts, I really do," Tom muttered. Kathryn threw the empty cup away and it hit off his head.

"Maybe you should have coke in the morning, Tom," Harry said. Tom nodded and he slowly turned to his station.

"So, what we doing today?" Kathryn asked.

Chakotay looked nervous, "er, nothing exciting. Just the usual boring travelling."

"Don't lie, you're going into that nebula. You naughty boy!" Kathryn yelled. She went over to Chakotay and she hit his leg.

"How did you know?" Chakotay asked.

"I read your logs," Kathryn giggled.

"Crap, remind me to change my passwords, Tom," Chakotay said.

"Ok, noted," Tom said.

"Let's go, Tommy!" Kathryn yelled as she clumsily fell into her chair.

"Right, Captain," Tom said nervously.

"Hang on, hang on...let me say my line. Right .. hey, who's been drooling on my chair!" Kathryn exclaimed.

"Nice line, never heard it in this episode before," Tom muttered.

"It was not me, Captain. Vulcan's don't drool," Tuvok said.

Tom rolled his eyes. "Next you'll be saying that Vulcans don't eat or sleep."

"Ok, never mind dears. I'll just say my line.. ahem, there's Nescafe in that nebula. No wait, there's Kenco.. no theres.." Kathryn said.

"Just go, Tom," Chakotay muttered.

"Right," Tom said.

Ten minutes later:
"Phew, we're out," Tom said in relief.

"Well that was a waste of time. How much energy did we lose?" Chakotay asked.

"About 11%," Harry replied.

"Oh well, at least Janeway won't be able to have as much coffee now," Chakotay said.

"Maybe there's that Asda coffee, that stuff's nice," Kathryn said.

"She's still at it?" Harry said in disbelief.

Chakotay turned to Kathryn. "Captain, we're out."

"What? Oh good, how much energy did we get?" Kathryn asked.

"Er, we lost 11%," Chakotay replied.

"Then we'll just have to find another nebula. Tom, go dear," Kathryn said.

Tom nodded nervously, "setting a course for the Alpha Quadrant."

"Wait a minute, aren't we forgetting something?" Harry asked.

Everyone glanced at each other. "Nah, can't be anything important. It's not like that nebula is actually a lifeform. How realistic is that," Tom said.

"Yeah," everyone said in unison.

The Mess Hall:
The room was rather quiet as most of the crew were either on duty or asleep. Neelix was cheerfully cooking something that looked like green slop. Jessie came in, she spotted Neelix's so called breakfast straight away, she went straight towards the replicator.

Jessie replicated some real food quickly, and she sat down at the nearest table. She wasn't alone very long, Seska had come over to her table.

"Hiya Jessie," Seska said.

"Oh great, what do you want?" Jessie groaned.

"I overheard something Danny was telling someone. I find it hard to believe," Seska said.

"Good, now go away," Jessie muttered.

"I don't really care what you do with him, Jess. I'm with Chakotay now. Just keep in mind, I had him first," Seska said.

"You never had him, Seska. He's told me the truth," Jessie said.

Seska's face dropped, she folded her arms. "That doesn't matter. I'm still going to get him before you."

Jessie looked up at her. "What?"

"Well I did try and get him when he was younger, but I figured that I should give him a chance to grow up more. I'm just with Chakotay to, you know, be with someone more mature before I get someone less mature," Seska replied.

"You're a right slag aren't you," Jessie said.

"No, I have my reasons for being with Chakotay. I like to keep some of them to myself, but a girl needs more than some guy ten or so years older than her. Somebody young and inexperienced... you should know something about that," Seska said.

"Oh, go and take your crap elsewhere, Seska. I'm in no mood for this," Jessie said.

"Oh come on Jessie. You want it to, I mean a 21 year old male virgin... it's a rare thing. Too bad, I'm going to get him first," Seska said.

"Don't make me puke Seska. Even if he was drunk he wouldn't even look at you, so go elsewhere," Jessie said.

"Ooh, someone's jealous," Seska said in a teasing voice.

"I'm not jealous, I'm just telling the truth," Jessie muttered.

"Yeah, well here's the real truth. You want him, so do I, but I'm going to get him first whether you like it or not," Seska said.

Jessie stood up so she could face Seska. "Let's get one thing straight. I'm his friend, and if you want him so badly, you'll have to go through me."

"He was right, you are a little too overprotective. I wonder why," Seska teased. Jessie narrowed her eyes and she smacked Seska right in the face. "Bad move, little girl," Seska said, she hit her back.

Some unknown crewmember tapped her commbadge. "Barely to Security, we need a team in the Mess Hall.. a fight's started."

In: "Acknowledged, Team One is on it's way."

A few seconds later Team One arrived, that is James, Jack Foster, Thompson and Guybrush Threepwood arrived.

"Hey look, it's your girlfriend," Thompson sniggered. Threepwood laughed with him.

"Thompson, just help me out here," James said.

"Ok, ok," Thompson said.

James and Thompson went over to the scene, both girls didn't look like they were going to quit soon. Thompson got a hold of Seska's arm to hold her back. James had to get a hold of both of Jessie's arms to hold her back.

"Shouldn't we help out?" Foster asked.

"Meh, I don't care.. I should be off this team soon," Threepwood replied as he shrugged his shoulders.

Jessie got one of her arms free. "Let go of me, I really want to kill that b**ch."

"Don't bother, she likes it," Seska said.

"Erm, I think we should take them to Janeway," Thompson said.

"Oh god, not the coffee obssesser. At least it's better than being in the same room as her," Seska muttered.

Jessie narrowed her eyes again, she pulled herself further out of James' grip on her arm. James put his available arm around the front of her waist to pull her further back.

Thompson headed towards the door, gently pulling Seska with him. She glanced at him and smiled. "Hey, you're cute too."

"Er.. seeing someone," Thompson muttered.

"Me too, is there a problem with that," Seska said.

Thompson's eyes widened, he headed towards the door faster, passing Foster & Threepwood. Threepwood turned to follow Thompson. Foster turned but didn't move forward. "Taylor, we have to see Janeway."

"I know, right behind you," James said. Jessie pulled herself out of his grip completely. "What was that all about?"

Jessie folded her arms. "I already hate her, she started it."

James looked confused. "You always start it."

"She started the argument, ok," Jessie said.

"That sounds right. What did she say?" James asked.

Jessie looked nervous, "we have to see Janeway don't we."

"Er, yeah," James said.

"Let's go," Jessie said quickly, she headed towards the door. James followed her.


End of Part III

Part IV


The Ready Room:
Kathryn was sitting at her desk, half hyper and half angry. Seska was standing in front of the desk.

"I mean why would I want him to be my boyfriend, I'm older than him. I go for the older and more mature guys," Seska said.

"I see, I will speak to Jessie about this. But since you were involved in a fight, you still have to be punished," Kathryn said.

"Oh crap," Seska muttered under her breath.

"You'll go on cleaning duty for two days, ok," Kathryn said.

"Erm, ok then," Seska said.

"Dismissed," Kathryn said.

Seska turned around to leave. "B**ch," she muttered under her breath. She left the room.

Thompson, Foster and Threepwood were hanging around the Bridge. Seska went straight passed them and she went into the turbolift.

James and Jessie came out of the other turbolift. They both headed over to the Ready Room, Jessie pressed the doorchime. They both went inside.

"James, I don't want to talk to you. Get out," Kathryn said angrily.

"Fine," James muttered, he turned around and stepped out.

"Seska told me what happened, this is disgusting," Kathryn said.

"Yeah, what did you do to her?" Jessie asked.

"She's on two days cleaning duty, she did have a fight after all," Kathryn replied.

"That she started," Jessie said.

"I don't want to hear it. Why did you accuse Seska of trying to get off with James?" Kathryn asked.

Jessie looked confused, "I did?"

"Don't play dumb with me," Kathryn said.

"She was ranting onto me about how she'd get him before me.. like I want him," Jessie said.

"She doesn't like younger men, why would she?" Kathryn asked.

"Because it's true, she was lying to you," Jessie replied.

"Her story is a lot more believable," Kathryn muttered.

"How so?" Jessie asked.

"You and him have been friends a long time, right?" Kathryn replied.

"What's that got to do with anything," Jessie muttered.

"I'm guessing that you've been pretending to be his friend so one day you'll be able to get him into bed with you," Kathryn said.

Jessie looked disgusted, "you disgusting little witch. What kind of theory is that?"

"A good one," Kathryn replied.

"Geeze, are you sure Marill's writing this one on her own?" Jessie asked.

"Yes, now stop changing the subject," Kathryn replied angrily.

"Seems more like a collaboration with Vulpix episode," Jessie muttered.

"Will you listen to me!" Kathryn exclaimed.

"No, I've heard enough. I'm not some slut. And besides I've been friends with him since I was four, I somehow doubt a four year old would be planning something like that," Jessie said.

Kathryn drank some more of her coffee, she tried to suppress a grin. "Get out of my room, you whore."

Jessie glared at Kathryn before storming out. Kathryn then ran over to the replicator and replicated two more cups of coffee.

The Bridge:
Jessie went over to the back of the Bridge. "I'll get her back," she muttered under her breath. She went straight into the turbolift. James tried to follow her but the turbolift had already gone.

"Where are you going, we're on a duty shift, dumb ass," Thompson said.

"Fine," James muttered.

The team went into the other turbolift.

Outside the Mess Hall:
Jessie was hanging around just outside the door, fiddling with a PADD. The nearby turbolift's doors opened. James' security team came out of it.

"Jess, what did Janeway say?" James asked.

"I'm not telling you with them around," Jessie replied without looking up from the PADD.

"Ok, getting away from them won't be too hard," James said.

"What makes you say that?" Jessie asked.

O'Hara was talking to Thompson, they both rushed into the turbolift. Threepwood was watching the Lieutenant known as Barely go down the corridor. He started following her. Foster's brother, Paul, had come over to him, and he started talking to him.

"I see what you mean," Jessie muttered.

"I don't trust that Faye, I think we should find out more about her," Paul said.

"Yeah, you do that," Foster said.

James and Jessie went further down the corridor so they were out of sight of the others.

"Ok, now.. what did Janeway say?" James asked.

"I don't think I want to tell you either," Jessie replied.

"She wasn't hyper was she?" James asked.

"No, not much. She just believed what Seska told her, yadda yadda, you get the idea," Jessie replied. She continued working on her PADD.

"It must of been something bad, but why won't you tell me?" James asked.

Jessie sighed, she threw the PADD to the ground. "Seska started ranting onto me about how she was going to get you first, as a boyfriend that is. I got pi****d off with her, so I hit her. Seska told Janeway some crap about her not being interested in you whatsoever. Janeway accused me of pretending to be your friend so I can, you know. That's it, now I'm going to really get those witches back," Jessie replied.

"Er.. that's a nice story. Is there any truth in it?" James asked.

"Yeah, it's all truth believe it or not. I'm not even going to repeat what Janeway said to me," Jessie replied.

"Maybe she didn't mean it, she may of been too hyper," James said.

"Yeah well, I'm still going to get her back," Jessie said.

"I doubt Seska would of mentioned anything about your high standards regarding guys, would she?" James asked.

"How would she even know about that?" Jessie replied questioningly.

"I might of let it slip back in college, I guess. But if she did mention that to Janeway, Janeway might of got the same impression I got last night.." James said.

"I know what you mean. This is just getting out of hand. I mean it would be better off if you were my first boyfriend, since we both have known each other for a long time. Splitting up would be easier.." Jessie said.

"Are you going to try and tell that to Janeway?" James asked.

"No, it's none of her bloody business. Besides my point is that you have to be careful with first boyfriends, you have to learn to trust them, know what makes them tick, everything. Just with us, we can skip that since we already done that stuff," Jessie said, getting quieter with each word she spoke.

James looked rather nervous. "Er, what are you trying to say?"

"I'm saying that maybe it'll be a good learning experience.. oh for god's sake, James, just kiss me damn it," Jessie said before she lost her nerve.

Meanwhile Danny just stepped out of the Mess Hall... you know what's going to happen here, don't you. Yeah, of course you do. Anyway, she turned the corner and she stopped dead in her tracks. Her eyes widened then she started walking backwards slowly. She went straight back into the Mess Hall.

Some people passed Danny some odd looks as she sat herself back at a table.

Tom came in through the opposite door, he spotted Danny. He headed over to her. "What's up?"

Danny glanced up at Tom, then she glanced down at the table. "Oh, just saw some guy I sorta like kissing another girl."

Tom smiled slyly and he sat down next to Danny. "A guy you like, huh?"

Danny rolled her eyes. "I don't fancy him or any crap like that, Tom. I just like him."

"Who's this guy then?" Tom asked, all curious as usual.

"If you laugh, I'll pummel you. James," Danny replied.

Tom raised his eyebrow before glancing at the table. Danny watched him angrily as he started sniggering.

"I told you not to laugh, you dolt!" Danny exclaimed.

Tom looked back up. "I'm sorry, I mean there are some sad people on this ship. That guy has no personality, what so ever. How can you like him?"

"You don't know him. Besides, it's none of your business anyway, you wouldn't understand," Danny replied.

"Oh I do, you see... I'm a victim too," Tom said.

Danny's eyes widened, "you like James too?"

Tom stared blankly at Danny for a few seconds. "No, you stupid bimbo. I know who he's probably with."

"Really, who?" Danny asked.

"You should know," Tom replied.

"Well duh, I just want to know how you know," Danny said.

"It's most probably Jessie. It's a good plan though, have him as her first boyfriend, then dump him, and then get someone decent. You gotta admit, she has brains," Tom said.

"Jess' not like that," Danny muttered.

"Yeah, whatever. You know, we've both been rejected in a way.. so how about.." Tom said.

"All right, I will," Danny said.

"Er.. how did you know what I was going to ask?" Tom asked.

"Unlike Jess, I'm not a rookie," Danny replied.

"So you actually want to go out with me, just once," Tom said in disbelief.

"Yeah, it'll be fun," Danny said as she shrugged her shoulders.

"Ookay then," Tom said.

"Just don't tell Jess and James that I told you about them," Danny said.

"Oh, so that's the catch. Don't worry, I won't," Tom said.

Ten minutes later, Janeway's Ready Room:
Kathryn was sitting at her desk, watching the computer with a shocked expression on her face. The door chimed a few times before Chakotay let himself in.

"Er, Captain?" Chakotay said.

"What?" Kathryn muttered, still watching the computer.

"What's wrong?" Chakotay asked.

"Oh, just watching the new security cameras," Kathryn muttered in response.

"Ok, and?" Chakotay said questioningly.

"And I saw James with a girl," Kathryn said.

Chakotay stared blankly at Kathryn. "And? Most of his friends are girls."

Kathryn finally glanced up at Chakotay. She hit the computer, hard, to switch it off. "I meant I saw him kissing a girl."

"Ah, right," Chakotay said. It then kicked in, he looked rather shocked. "That's abnormal."

"I knew that slut would make her move sooner or later. I just wasn't expecting her to just five minutes after telling her off," Kathryn said angrily.

"Er... why don't we get you some coffee," Chakotay said nervously. He headed for the replicator, quickly. "Coffee, black."

"Please re-specify," the computer said.

"Coffee, black," Chakotay repeated.

"That substance is not available in the current database," the computer said.

"What? There's no coffee!" Kathryn yelled at the top of her voice.

Chakotay started to feel even more nervous. "Why don't we ask Harry about this."

"Good idea!" Kathryn yelled. She stormed out of the room. Chakotay slowly followed her. "Mr Kim, is there a problem with the replicators?"

Harry worked at his station. "As far as I can tell they're fine."

"There have been no complaints yet," Ian muttered.

"According to the replicator, coffee isn't in the database. Harry, you and B'Elanna get on it... NOW!" Kathryn literally screamed.

Harry cringed, then he ran into the nearest turbolift.

Two coffee-free days later, the Ready Room:
Kathryn was sitting nearby the replicator, she looked more pale than usual. She grabbed something off the coffee table, she drank all of that down. She threw it away.

The door chimed. "Come in," Kathryn said quietly.

James slowly came in. He looked very nervous as he went over to where Kathryn was. "Er, you called?"

Kathryn grabbed a bottle of Coca Cola off the table. She drank that all down, she then threw the empty bottle to the ground. James then noticed about twenty empty bottles of Coca Cola lying on the ground. Kathryn then looked up at James, she was smiling. She grinned in a more hyper way than usual.

"How you doing, sonny?" Kathryn asked.

"Oh crap," James muttered.

Kathryn looked shocked. "Now, swearing is very bad mannered. Apologise at once!"

"Er, sorry," James said.

"That's a good boy. Now do you want to sit down next to me, we can have a nice chat," Kathryn said. She nearly slipped off the sofa.

"Erm, I'll pass," James said.

Kathryn grinned again. "Want to give mummy a hug?"

James' eyes widened in horror. "Er, you're not my mum."

Kathryn glanced to the side, she then glanced back at James in a confused way. "I'm not? Oh I thought I was. Oh who cares, just give me a hug!"

"Crap, what have I got myself into," James said very quietly.

"What was that?" Kathryn asked.

"I said, I gotta go and do things," James replied nervously.

"But, what about my hug?" Kathryn asked.

The door chimed. "Come in!" Kathryn yelled. Jessie came in, she also looked rather nervous as she went over to the sofa. "What do you want?" Kathryn asked.

Jessie rolled her eyes. "Tuvok's just been complaining to me about you not being on duty, you'd better go."

"That's a good idea," James muttered.

"No, I want you to stay here. I outrank that Vulcan guy!" Kathryn yelled.

Jessie glanced at James. "Did she get the coffee back or something?"

"No, she's had worse," James replied. He looked towards the pile of empty bottles of Coca Cola.

"Oh crap," Jessie muttered.

"Oh so it was you who taught him that awful word!" Kathryn yelled.

"Er, what word?" Jessie asked.

Kathryn clumsily pulled herself to her feet. She kept on wobbling to the side as she tried to stand still. "That reminds me, I have a bone to pick with you, young lady. Why were you kissing my son?"

Jessie looked confused. "Your son, I didn't even know that you had one."

"He's standing right beside you, you slutty bimbo!" Kathryn yelled.

James covered his face with his right hand. Jessie folded her arms. "He isn't your son, and besides it isn't any of your business. Secondly, I'm not a slut."

"Yes you are, you look like a slut and you act like a slut. You're not good enough for my son, so keep away from him," Kathryn said as she wobbled a few more times.

"Ok, I'll keep away from your son," Jessie said.

"Good, now get out little whore," Kathryn said.

"I can't take this anymore," Jessie muttered. She stepped closer to Kathryn, and she lightly nudged her. Kathryn fell over.

"That wasn't fair," Kathryn said, she started giggling.

"I'd really like to know how she got to be Captain of this ship," James muttered.

Jessie shrugged. She and James watched as Kathryn tried countless times to get up. Kathryn tapped her commbadge. "Janeway to Security Team, er One!"

Jessie glanced at James. "You lead that one, don't you?"

"Yep," James replied. He tapped his commbadge, "Taylor here."

"You b**tard, you're always one step ahead!" Kathryn yelled. She tapped her commbadge again. "Janeway to any other member of the team thingy."

In: "Er... Thompson here. I'm rather busy working at the moment..."

In: "Oh Tommy, you're so cute when you're lying..."

James and Jessie tried not to laugh. Kathryn tapped her commbadge. "Foster?"

In: "Ohno, that Janeway... she's a suspicious one too."

In: "Whatever, can I go now?"

"Ok, Threepwood?" Kathryn said questioningly.

In: "And then I single handidly killed those guys, and brought that bag back to the little old lady."

In: "Yawn, yeah whatever. Janeway's on the line."

In: "Uhoh."

Jessie looked rather bored. "Why don't you try Tuvok."

Kathryn grinned again. "Oh yeah, of course. Now I can't remember why I want him."

"We're going to be here all day, let's go," Jessie said.

James and Jessie left the room, leaving Kathryn still lying on the ground.

Harry and B'Elanna were both working at a station on the second floor.

"I've found out what the problem is," B'Elanna said.

"Well?" Harry said questioningly.

"Somebody hacked into one replicator, all we need to do is get that hacker to put coffee back into the database," B'Elanna replied.

"If it was in somebodies quarters it'll be easier to track who it was," Harry said.

"I know, checking now," B'Elanna said. She smiled, "the hack was done in James and Jessie's quarters.. in James' room."

"We should have guessed, he is a good hacker," Harry said.

"Hmm, he won't be for long if Janeway finds out it was him," B'Elanna said. She tapped her commbadge. "Torres to Bridge, is Janeway there?"

In: "No, have you found the problem?"

"Oh yes," B'Elanna said.

The Bridge:
"Then what's the problem?" Chakotay asked.

In: "James hacked into the replicator, it's as simple as that."

"What!" a familiar voice screamed. Everyone froze on the spot. They turned to towards the Ready Room, Kathryn was standing at the door fuming. She marched straight into the turbolift.

"Should we warn him?" Tom sniggered.

Chakotay groaned, "no, I'll go and rescue him."

James/Jessie's Quarters:
James was sitting on the sofa, doing absolutely nothing. The door suddenly opened, and Kathryn marched in.

"Uhoh," James muttered.

"Uhoh indeed! Now you maybe in your twenties, and an ex Marquis, but I can still spank you to the cows come home! Now get over here!" Kathryn yelled.

James looked pretty frightened, he didn't move. "Er, I'd rather get a telling off."

"No, that never works! Now get over here young man!" Kathryn screamed.

The doors opened again and Chakotay rushed in. "Janeway, calm down."

"No, he needs some good discipline. Hmm, kids today!" Kathryn yelled.

"James, just put the coffee back. I'll distract her," Chakotay said.

James nodded nervously, he rushed into his room.

"Where's he going, get back here!" Kathryn yelled. She was about to follow him but Chakotay grabbed her arm.

"Now remember, you can't spank him. He's a little old for that, now calm down," Chakotay said.

"You're never too old for a good old smack on the bum," Kathryn said angrily.

"Er, ookay. You don't just spank any old person either," Chakotay said.

"Are you amnesiac or what, I told you.." Kathryn said.

"Shh, do you want him to find out," Chakotay whispered.

James came back in holding a cup of coffee. "Er, is this enough?"

Chakotay rushed over to him and he took the cup. "It'll do." He went over to Kathryn and he handed her it.

"Oooh, coffee!" Kathryn exclaimed. She drank it all down and she grinned in a hyper way. She went over to James, he backed away a little. She just patted him on the shoulder. "Good boy."

Chakotay and James both sighed in relief. Kathryn suddenly grabbed Chakotay and she gave him a big hug. Chakotay was eventually freed, and he caught his breath back. Kathryn then grabbed a hold of James, she gave him a hug too. She didn't let go though.

"Er, Chakotay.. little help," James said in a panicky voice.

Chakotay smiled slightly, "it's not that bad."

Kathryn patted James on the back really hard. "That's my boy," she said.

"Please, I'm losing air," James said quickly.

Chakotay rolled his eyes. "Captain, leave the lad alone. He's had enough hugs for today."

Kathryn finally let James go. "Ok, sweety."

"Er, I think I've had enough hugs off her, full stop," James muttered.

Kathryn then headed towards the door, "I need more coffee."

Chakotay shook his head, and he started to follow her. He turned to James. "Why did you do it?"

"She hasn't really been nice to Jess, so I wanted to get her back," James replied.

"Let Jessie get her own back next time," Chakotay said, he left the room.

Later that day, the Mess Hall:
The room was really busy, every table was taken. Neelix had served everyone some strange blue vegetables and sloppy meat in a brown sauce. Of course, not many people were eating it.

James and Jessie were sitting at one of the tables near the window. Jessie pushed her tray away. The 'food' was barely touched.

"Look, I'm sorry," Jessie muttered.

James was busy poking the 'food' with his fork. "What for?"

"For starters that prank on Janeway. It was my idea and you got the punishment," Jessie replied.

James shrugged, "just remind me to teach you how to hack. I'm not doing hacking for a long time."

"All right but I don't really want to learn," Jessie said. She watched James' plate as he continued to poke the 'food' on it. "The other thing I'm sorry about is forcing this whole girlfriend/boyfriend on you."

James looked up, "I hardly look at it as forcing. Quote Jessie, I do have a mind of my own."

"Don't quote me again, and stop playing with that crap," Jessie said. She pushed James' tray away.

"Sorry, just wanted to quote. Anyway I must admit that whole scene the other day did seem very unexpected, but it wasn't forced. Just remember, all you need to worry about is if somebody, besides Janeway with those damn cameras, actually saw us," James said.

"I don't think anyone did, if they did we would of heard sniggering," Jessie said.

"Anyone did what?" Tom asked as he came up to the table.

"Nothing," Jessie muttered.

"Let me guess, you're wondering if anyone saw you two making out the other day. Well you don't have to worry about that," Tom said.

James and Jessie glanced up at him. "What are you talking about?" Jessie asked.

"Somebody told me that they saw you two at it," Tom replied.

"I don't think so, somehow," James said.

"Why would they lie?" Tom asked.

"Maybe to try and win a bet or something. You know how some sad people are," Jessie replied.

"Bets ey," Tom muttered. He turned around and headed back the way he came.

Will Janeway cut down on the coffee? Will Danny and Tom actually go out? Who rang Marill's mobile, and what did that scene have to do with the episode? What is up with Seska? How will Janeway last seven to eight years with that secret of hers judging by the way she acts when she's hyper? And where has some of the characters disappeared too?
Find out the answers to most of these questions in the next installment of B4 Fifth Voyager!


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