Disclaimer: Not mine, but you already know that.

Gifts Better Shared

By Gates Hepburn

"Beverly!" Deanna gasped at the women sitting beside her.

"What?" she retorted with ill contained amusement. "You asked what I wanted for my birthday. Did you expect me to lie?"

"No, I just didn't expect you to be so—"

"Honest?" offered Beverly.

"In a word." Deanna replied as they both laughed.

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"What's so funny?" asked Jean-Luc as he heard Beverly laughing.

"Just remembering Deanna's face when I told her what I wanted for my birthday."

"Did you get it?" he asked as he climbed back into the bed.

"Many times over!" she replied as he wrapped her in his arms.

The End


A/N: For Ria (until I can write a longer story), Herzlichen Gluckwunsch zum Geburtstag my friend.