Immersed... Someone can tell you how to get through life, and you can skip some parts, but there is never that one lucky moment or day where everything goes your way. I thought blankly. Yeah right.
I sat up, as Tropy was still asleep. I looked down at him, "Still asleep..." I stroked his hair softly. Tropy's arm twitched and he rolled on his back, opening his eyes.
"Hey you." His tired voice was hinted with a light British accent. I smiled, "Feels nice to sleep, huh?" He nodded.
"I feel better." He sat up and stretched, slyly putting his arms around my shoulders. I smiled, "Do you work out?" He looked at me and nodded, "Martial arts." He nuzzled into my neck, closing his eyes again. "You know you're beautiful....to me at least."
That Merc part 2 After my little "episode" with Tropy, I headed off to my room, which was like a mechanical shop. Half of it was closed off, to be a small bedroom, and the other half was a lab. I opened the door to my room, closing myself off and sitting on my bed, looking at the small viewscreen. It beeped in my hands, and Tropy popped up, "Zalikha. Are you done with those parts?"
"I haven't even gotten the chance to sleep yet." His face changed its expression, "Oh. I'm sorry." I blinked. It was the first time I've heard him say sorry to anyone. "Tropy, you don't have to be sorry." He nodded, looking down, and I heard him yawn. "....Tropy. Do you ever sleep?" He looked up at me guiltily.
"No." I chuckled, "Well. I have an idea." I cut the connection, and went to his room, where he was sitting in a chair, albeit shirtless; he was holding a deactivated viewscreen, obviously dazed. "Tropy." I put a hand on his shoulder once I was over there. He jumped only
Sitting in my room, just listening to BYOB by SOAD, I heard a loud vibrating noise over the music, Dammit Tropy, what do you want?! I stood, throwing on my lab coat, and grabbing the armor specs. "Ah. Zalikha, you finally have those specs that I asked for nearly five hours ago." Tropy said in disappointment. "Sorry sir, er, I mean, Doctor. I was asleep five hours ago." I handed the specs over, "You kept me up la-"
"Hold your tongue young lady! Remember who it is that gives you a check, and also the one that does not tolerate slackers. I run a tight schedule here and!--Give me those...!" He looked through the specs, "Hmmm....Yes.....It appears as though you might actually be worth my time young lady, two and three are alright, but one needs to be redone." He handed them back, looking out the front. "Well, my designs are perfect, because they don't pollute the lab. And....I need to take your measurements." I said shyly at the end. "What do