Try. Or Do Not.
Author: Erin (erinm_)
Characters, Pairing: Stephen and Natalie
Summary: He had one job...
Warning: post-series *Written for Prompt Challenge 01 at stephen_natalie on LiveJournal. Prompt 02-05: Space Inspired by a LiveJournal meme answer.
Disclaimer: The original characters belongs to NBC and their respective actors. The Return of the Jedi belongs to George Lucas.
"What are doing?" Stephen asked with a look of disappointment. Natalie spun around in the large black chair and gripped the edge of the conference table to stop her turn.
"Splitting an atom. What does it look like I'm doing, Stephen?" she asked, throwing up a hand and shaking her head. Stephen commented simply by making a face and pushed one of the other chairs at the table over next to hers.
Natalie threw a look over her shoulder and turned back to Stephen with a half-smirk and asked: "Did you scare everyone else away?" Stephen pursed his lips and looked away, forever cursing the infectious smile of Natalie Durant.
"I believe you were in charge of refreshments, Doctor Durant," he said a moment later, turning the chair and looking at an empty conference table. Natalie gave him a look and shook her head, which caused him to nod.
"Fine," Natalie said with a fake huff and turned to her left for a moment, then turned back with a large bowl of popcorn.
"I hope no one sat on that," Stephen mumbled taking the bowl from her and shoving a handful of popcorn into his mouth.
Throwing another look over her shoulder, Natalie frowned. "Are they coming?"
Stephen waved a hand toward the screen and shrugged. "Juh sar it," he managed with a mouthful of popcorn. Natalie shook her head and turned toward him a little more to reach for the controller for the plasma on the wall.
Stephen shifted in his chair and slouched slightly as he reached for another handful of popcorn. Natalie looked from the screen to him and back as the music started and sighed, then shifted in her seat.
As Leia snuck through Jabba the Hutt's palace to release Han from the carbonite, Natalie turned to Stephen. "You didn't invite them," she stated, more than asked. Stephen's eyes crinkled slightly and he turned to Natalie with a slight grin.