The clock read 0600 hours. Up and at em, Janeway!
Kathryn thought to herself. The other side of the bed was empty. She deducted that Mark must have gotten up before her. She headed for the shower with newfound vigor. The door to the bedroom opened just as she was finished getting dressed. Kathryn turned to face Mark, whose eyes were beaming, with a smile plastered across his face. ''What?'', she asked. Mark walked towards her and cupped her chin. ''You always look so beautiful in that uniform. Every time I see you wearing it I feel so proud.'' Kathryn smiled up at him. ''You're being very sweet this morning... Going to miss me?'' ''You could say that.'' Then he drew her in an embrace that Kathryn didn't want to end. Running her fingers through his messy hair, lost in the moment. Some minutes later, she reluctantly pulled away. ''I have a surprise for you'', he said. ''Oh. What is it?'' ''Not ready just yet. After you put your hair up, meet me in the kitchen.''