So, this one is my Post #0 since I posted it before I knew the prompt for Twelve Trials of Triskelion Week 7 Blog Like A Boss. More of a fun little piece for you all to enjoy!
It was the little things in life that Will Riker looked forward to after each duty shift on the bridge. He enjoyed coming back to his quarters he shared with his wife Deanna Troi and his four little girls, Laura, Lily, Carmen and Mayra. Sharing a meal with all five of his girls was always something he cherished after a particularly hard day on the bridge.
He knew that at any one point, all of it could be taken away in an instant. That was the risk he’d taken joining Starfleet. He spent every precious moment he could with his little girls, often playing dress up with the two oldest and having tea parties with them. While playing peek-a-boo with the two youngest who were only 4 months old.
Riker smiled as he sat and had pretend tea with Laura and Lily. He remembered each and everyone of their births as if it were yesterday. Laura came into the world early, by two months, but no one would suspect it now, looking at the strong and healthy seven year old. Lily on the other hand was on the other end of the spectrum. She was born 2 weeks past her due date.
Unlike her sister, who only weighed barely 2 kilos when she was born, Lily weighed a whopping 4 kilos and had a good set of strong lungs to go with it. Lily was now 5, and more and more like her father each and every day. Then came Carmen and Mayra. They were the surprise for both Will and Deanna. The couple hadn’t expected a pair of twins at all. But of course, it was part of the little things in life they enjoyed. Having a family and spending time with them were the most important things.
Laura brought Will out of his thoughts.
“Daddy? Would you like another muffin? And some more tea?”
Riker nodded and held out his plastic plate while the other hand held up his tea cup to Lily who poured water into it.
“Thank you ladies. These muffins and tea are wonderful.”
Both Laura and Lily giggled and began reaching for more muffins. After arranging them on a a tray, Lily reached for the plastic beads around her teddy bears neck and put them around her father’s.
“Now you look even prettier daddy. You have a nice necklace.”
Laura gave her daddy a small mirror and he admired the plastic beads around his neck.
“I have to say Lily, this necklace does go with the color of daddy’s uniform.”
Sitting back, Riker sighed. Yup, it was the little things in life that couldn’t get any better than this.
I am also linking this to the Archive. If anyone would like to have a look at it over there. Titled: The Little Things
I hope you all enjoyed this. 🙂