Posted on Sun Oct 21st, 2018 @ 12:45am by Master Chief Petty Officer Andrea Carter
Edited on Sun Oct 21st, 2018 @ 12:47am

[Mission: War is Only Half the Story (DS11)
Location: New Bajor, Gamma Command, Jaresh-Inyo Residential Building
Timeline: MD111, 0445 Hours]

I've been having that dream again...

It's the day I had JP; honestly, I was so out of it, I don't really remember much, but I do remember that I never got to see him, just caught a glimpse of him as the nurses took him away to the neonatal ward. Only in the dreams I've been having lately, it's not nurses that have him, it's Hunter. Never been much for all that dream analysis bullshit, but that's pretty direct and on the nose seeing as how Hunter did kidnap JP.

Only problem is last night, it was Mitch taking JP away.

It's crazy, I know he'd never do that, at least I don't think he would; when we talked, I told him I wouldn't fight him if that's what he wanted, but he said JP should stay with me. I was relieved when he said that, and I had no reason to doubt the sincerity of his words, and yet somehow I'm still afraid of losing JP.

I'm not the only one having nightmares; JP puts up a pretty brave front during the day, but at night he's just a scared kid who went through something terrible. When I was calming him down last night, he asked if he could sleep in my bed. Now maybe he's getting too old for that sort of thing, but I think we both needed it last night. Having him in the bed beside me, listening to his breathing as he fell back asleep, I think that was the best bit of sleep I've had since he was abducted.

Anyway, I let him sleep in this morning, but he should be waking up anytime now, so I think I'm going to make him something nice for breakfast to cheer him up. Not that he'll need much cheering up, he's been pretty excited to get to hang out with his dad, and Mitch promised he'd be back today. But, he's also an admiral with a lot of responsibilities... Is it bad of me that I already feel the need to comfort JP for being let down?