Time to Ascend: #Loveuary Day Eight

Ritu from But I Smile Anyway created the #Loveuary blog hop, which feels like a perfect time to explore the next three chapters of my Star Trek: Enterprise TnT fan fiction story, Love and Loss – a hundred words at a time.

I’m using word prompts for each day, randomly gathered. Prompt words appear in bold, and today’s contributors are credited at the end of the post.

One more thing: Standard disclaimer applies. I don’t own these characters or the world they inhabit. They just like whispering and shouting stories into my brain, which I share with you freely, as an act of love.

Time to Ascend

Trip let himself breathe bubbles, pretending T’Pol was here with him instead of Jon.

Could Vulcans even swim? Would she have been willing to try scuba?

He imagined being side by side in these deep waters, this deeper dark, holding hands and blowing bubbles they couldn’t see. It would be intimate; just for them. Koss wouldn’t have been invited. Trip was getting goosebumps under the neoprene of his wetsuit, thinking about it, about feeling her with him in the dark deep waters of his world.

Enough of this procrastination. It was time to ascend, and face the light of reality.

Will Trip ever get the chance to blow bubbles in the dark with T’Pol?

Anonymous Donor:

  • scuba

  • goosebumps

  • neoprene


  • procrastination


  • deep waters

  • ascend

Come on back tomorrow, and don’t forget to stop by and see Ritu, as well!

Today’s story, and the video that goes with it, are special to me. The inspiration for this drabble came from the Ballroom Cavern in Ginnie Springs, Florida, where my Accomplice and I had our first cavern dives, including a magical night dive where we turned off our lights, held hands, and blew bubbles together. It was magical…see?


    • We’ve been several times. I was certified in Key Largo, Florida when we worked in the Everglades. This North Florida dive was a celebration of sorts.
      Haven’t made it to Barbados….yet! But since Trip Tucker is a Florida boy by birth…this fit! =)

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