A.N.-This goes out to MizC, and her wonderful story "A Good Sketch." We both agree that Chekov is adorable. Also, I am a sucker for puns.

Disclaimer-I don't own Star Trek XI, but I would be happy were anyone to give me my very own Chekov.

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I.

Music fills the room

Bass pumping loudly as his heart

He pauses on the floor

Taking seconds of second-guessing

Steels himself

And approaches her.

Her face is bored for a while

His earnestness draws her out, makes her laugh

She put her hand on his

But she forgot to warn him

Until her smile collapsed

As he did shortly after

How was he to know she had a boyfriend?

II.

It was worth it, he thinks.

He can't quite bring himself to care

About the bruises twinging all over

Because his hand is still warm

And he can still see her smile

And when his mentor asks

He proclaims victory.

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So viele thanks to MizC for giving this her stamp of approval and helping it sound better. Please review!