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Unexpected Views

Unexpected Views

by Mara

Summary: No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get the scene out of his mind. (Mareel’s 5-Minute Fic Challenge)

No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get the scene out of his mind.
He didn’t think he’d ever get over the sight of his captain in such
an…undignified position. Really, Malcolm thought–a bit miffed–he
wouldn’t have even entered the captain’s quarters without knocking if
not for the alarm going off.

But to enter and see…that. It was just beyond the pale, honestly.
Cruelty to unsuspecting armory officers, that’s what it was.

One minute he was minding his own business on the bridge, the next, the
system was giving him an intruder alert in the captain’s quarters. Well,
you don’t leave that kind of thing to subordinates, so Malcolm pelted
through the corridors, slammed in his security override code faster than
ever before, and there it was: the captain’s arse sticking up.

And the noises. Malcolm wasn’t sure he’d ever look at the man the same way.

“Damn it, Porthos, how the hell did you get into the damn ventilation
shaft to begin with?” Archer shouted over the sound of frenzied barking.
“Malcolm, what are you waiting for? I don’t want my dog roaming the
insides of the ship. Come and help me!”

* * * * *

::innocent look:: What? What did you think it was? ::runs off, giggling::

Mareel challenged us to write a story beginning with “No matter how hard
he tried, he couldn’t get the scene out of his mind. He didn’t think
he’d ever…”

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