|Poe Dameron (flyboydameron) wrote in valarlogs,|
@ 2021-01-17 18:44:00
|Entry tags:||!complete, james kirk, michael guerin, poe dameron|
Who: Poe Dameron, Michael Guerin & Jim Kirk
When: Backdated: Early September
Where: The Enterprise
What: Michael Finally Gets His Day in Space
Rating/Warnings: Family Friendly
Ever since Michael had helped him assemble Black One, Poe had been trying to figure out how to get the other man in space. After all, it hadn’t seemed fair that Michael would help to build a spaceship then not get to experience what it was like to actually go to space. Since Black One could only comfortably fit one person in the cockpit, Poe had been trying to figure out other ways to get him into space, especially after he had seen how much Michael had enjoyed it when they had gone flying.
Meeting James Kirk had almost been like fate seeing as how the man had a starship just hanging out near the moon. A starship that Poe had been invited to come visit so of course he’d jumped at the chance to ask if Michael could come as well. It was a chance that Poe would be a fool to let slip away.
It worked out well that Kirk’s ship had a transporter so once the plans had been made for the date and time, Poe had headed over to Michael’s airstream where they had decided they would be beamed aboard the Enterprise from. They had chosen that location because there would be less prying eyes from people such as Poe’s neighbors.
Once they were ready Poe was to text Kirk and let him know so he could beam them up. Reaching Michael’s airstream, Poe got out of the car and knocked at the door, grinning once it was opened, “Ready to go into space?”
Michael was going on quite a few adventures lately. Not that he was complaining. It had been awesome to go back in time to 1947 Roswell. If he had known what the planet he was from was called he would have asked Clara to try to take him there as well, if it even existed in this universe. Still he was dying to go to space somehow.
Michael almost couldn’t believe it when Poe presented him with the opportunity. Like hell he was going to say no. Almost the second Poe knocked Michael was answering the door. “Hell yeah,” he replied stepping outside.
There was no denying that Michael seemed excited about the prospect of going into space and Poe couldn’t help but smile as he reminded himself that that was because of him. “Be ready to have your mind blown.” He moved back to allow Michael space to come outside then pulled his phone out of his pocket with one hand as he reached for Michael’s with his other; he didn’t think they absolutely needed to be holding hands for Kirk to beam them up, but Michael didn’t know that she Poe laced their fingers together as he sent Kirk a quick text to tell him they were all set along with their location.
Michael had no problem with holding Poe’s hand. It wasn’t like they had never done it before. He gave the other man’s hand a squeeze in excitement. Soon he would be in space.
Showing off the Enterprise was one of Kirk's favorite past times. And he'd used it enough to pick up dates of his own that he had no objection to friends doing the same.
He stood on the bridge, leaning over the back of the command chair and staring out the view screen, feeling somewhat antsy in that way one felt when they were waiting for someone. Different from the feeling of wanting to go out there.
It was hard to explore when he was tethered to Earth.
The computer chimed, "The time is 1500 hours."
"Thank you." Jim strode to the turbolift, taking it down to one of the transporter room. Room #3 was closest to the observation deck so it felt appropriate.
He double checked the location, locked onto the two men, and energized.
"Welcome aboard, gentlemen!"
“ Thanks for having us, Jim,” Being transported aboard the Enterprise was a feeling like no other that Poe had ever felt. It was such a strange and new sensation that he didn’t think he’d ever be able to properly describe it. “Okay, that was interesting.” He said as they materialized in the transporter room. He glanced over at Michael, checking to see if the other man was alright after that experience. “You good?”
Michael didn’t know how he was expecting to get on the ship, but it wasn’t to be beamed up. He figured it’d be more like when he went on the TARDIS with Clara. Though that was also like any ship he had ever imagined before too. Being beamed up was definitely like no feeling Mihcale had ever had before.
“I’m good,” he said, giving a small nod to Poe’s question before turning his attention to the man hosting them. “Yeah, uh thanks.” It wasn’t for lack of excitement, Michael was just at a loss for words at the moment. His eyes went wide as he glanced around, fully taking in his surroundings. “This is awesome!” he exclaimed, words finally returning to him.
"It's my pleasure," Jim assured Poe, stepping out from behind the console and clasping his hands behind his back. "And you'll have to excuse me, I always get a kick out of showing off my ship. She was my first commmand in my dreams, and while she was eventually retrofitted and there have been others with her name, she's still my favorite."
There was something about it that was hard to place. While the crew was always first and foremost, something about this Enterprise, the first of his dreams, that just stuck with him. "Though I'll admit I've been looking into a refit process."
He gestured towards the red door, "This way? I think you should see the observation deck."
Poe couldn’t help but smile a little as he watched Michael’s reaction to everything, happy that he could finally fulfill his promise to get Michael into space. He himself was extremely excited about being on an actual Starship, but having dreamt about being on multiple starships he wasn’t at quite a loss for words as Michael was, but he was looking forward to seeing the rest of the ship, “Lead the way, Jim.” Poe started following, glancing behind him, still smiling as he checked to make sure Michael was following as well.
Despite being an actual alien in his dreams, and here as well, Michael had never seen a spaceship. He had no memories of his home planet. The most otherworldly things he had seen were his pod, and the pieces of the ship console he collected. So this whole thing was quite the experience for him.
“Uh I would too if I were you,” Michael replied. If he had a ship of his own he would feel beyond proud. So he could understand where Jim was coming from.
Michael grabbed onto Poe’s hand as they followed Jim to the observation deck, his excitement growing. He had a feeling he was about to really see space.
Jim led them into a turbolift, the old school kind with a handle, “Observation deck.”
It didn’t take very long, a blink of an eye really, and there was no sensation of movement besides the humming sound, before the lift stopped. He led them out of it and down a hallway that looked like any other.
The observation deck was behind a pair of red doors that swished open to reveal a two-level deck with chairs and tables, and a massive window that took up the entire exterior part of the hull. Earth glittered beneath them like a sapphire hanging on a backdrop of stars.
“Home sweet home,” he said, admiring the view as he always did.
Poe couldn’t help the smirk that turned his lips up at the corners as he felt Michael grab his hand and he gave it a light squeeze as they followed Jim into the lift then onto the observation deck when it came to a stop. Despite having seen this view of space both in the dreams and in real life, since he’d started flying Black One, the site still took Poe’s breath away a little bit, “Somehow this doesn’t get old.” He took another moment or two to gaze out at the Earth below them before turning his dark gaze on Michael to see the other man’s reaction. “So was it worth the wait?”
Michael was taking it all in. Not just space, but Jim’s ship itself. The technology was more than he ever could have imagined. It was all just incredible. There were no other words for it.
He could feel Poe’s eyes on him, but Michael was too busy staring out at space, at seeing Earth from a distance like this. He couldn’t take his eyes off it, though he did leave his hand in Poe’s,
“Some home,” Michael commented in response to Jim’s comment. “You’re pretty damn lucky to get to see this whenever you want.” Poe too with his ship that Michael had helped build at that. “Yeah,” he said softly. “Definitely worth the wait.”
Jim realized that he was fortunate, even if there were times he couldn’t quite feel it. Usually when it was just him, alone on the ship. A big reason he enjoyed showing off the Enterprise.
“In my dreams, it’s something that everyone has a chance to see if they choose to. I’m hopeful that one day, that’ll be a reality for this Earth and the people down there.”
Watching Michael, Poe was glad that he had finally been able to fulfill his promise of getting the other man into space. The look on the other man’s face as he continued to stare out at the stars and Earth below them was probably one of the best looks he’d seen on Michael’s face since they’d met.
Somehow managing to tear his own gaze away from Michael’s face, he glanced over at Jim, “So do you live up here twenty four seven?” While Poe had taken an immediate liking to being in space, he didn’t think he could live up there all the time. There were too many things about Earth that he’d miss from living in space.
“I do think technology is heading that way,” Michael replied. Maybe not in his lifetime, although he hoped it would. But he didn’t think they were that far off. “What else are your dreams like?” he asked genuinely curious even though his eyes were still looking out at Earth.
“No, not all the time. It would be tempting to move up here but then I’d lose my connection with other people,” Jim said. “Enterprise isn’t quite home without her crew. What’s the point of exploring the universe if you do it alone?”
He grinned fondly, nodding at Michael, “Pretty much that. Exploration, first contact. The occasional war or conflict or gangster planet, but mostly peaceful exploration.”
Poe nodded, “That makes sense. I bet it’s too lose track of time up here as it is.” Poe had only had Black One for a few months now, but he already knew how easy it was to just lose himself up in space. It had always been that way when he was flying a regular plane, but flying up in space it was ten times easier to lose track of time. “Speaking of exploring the universe, you still cool with us taking out a shuttlecraft?” Michael seeing space from the Enterprise was one thing, but he wanted Michael to also see it the way he did from Black One and Poe could fly practically anything so he didn’t think it would be too difficult to figure out one of the Enterprises’ shuttle crafts.
Michael on the other hand did think he could live in space twenty-four seven if he had the choice. He was perfectly fine with being alone, or at least that was the lie he told himself. But it was true he didn’t need to be around people all the time.
“Those sound like some pretty great dreams,” Michael commented. Sure as hell beat exorcisms and broken hands. But then he was distracted by Poe’s question, eyes hopeful on Jim as he waited for the man’s response.
“As long as you bring the shuttlecraft back in one piece,” Jim assured them. “I don’t mind you taking one for a joyride. Probably not as maneuverable as others you’re used to, but still fun to take for a spin.Just don’t take the Galileo.”
He grinned at them, “That one is kind of bad luck.”
“Don’t take Galileo. Noted.” Poe was looking forward to flying yet another space craft and while it might not be as zippy as his X-Wing, he was just happy to get to fly something and show Michael more of outer space, “Lead the way to the shuttle bay, Captain.”