Everything Under the Stars 19
Chapter 19: Afterglow
© Lady Owl
Neelix glanced over at Heather from across the room.
She sat on the edge of the bed, legs crossed and head tilted downward. Her fingers fumbled nervously at her ipod and he could see that she was lost, deep in thought.
The walk back home had been long and silent. After the initial shock of what had happened at the club, had passed, everything was just.. a blur.
He wanted to say something to her, anything, but her silence indicated to him that she needed to be alone, so he had let her be... hopeful that, when she was ready, she would speak to him.
But she hadn't...
The anticipation had built within him to the point that it had become unbearable, and Neelix finally stood from the kitchen table. He noticed Heather turn her head slightly to glance at him... only to then lower her gaze back down at her hands and grip her ipod tightly as he approached.
He didn't say a word as he slowly sat himself down beside her, but when he saw her ey