"Bridge to Janeway"
Kathryn Janeway sighed and pulled away from Chakotay's embrace.
"Can't they leave us alone for more that a minute?" she complained as she hit her comm badge.
"Captain, could you come to the bridge. There's an incident that needs your attention." Tuvok's voice came over the comm line.
"Can't you handle it, Tuvok?"
"My efforts have been ineffectual, Captain. I would appreciate your assistance."
"On my way." Kathryn closed the comm line and turned to Chakotay. "Coming, Commander?"
"I guess so, there's nothing left for me to do here, " Chakotay grinned as he followed Kathryn out of the ready room door.
"What is the problem, Mr Tuvok?"
"It's Neelix, Captain. He is insisting that Lieutenant Paris leave the bridge. He refuses to accept that Mr Paris is busy with his duties here."
"Janeway to Neelix."
"Is there a problem, Mr Neelix?"
"Captain, Mr Paris is needed in the mess hall immediately?"
"He's busy Neelix. Can it wait?"
"This is a matter of extreme urgency Captain. Someone has been interfering in my kitchen."
"How does that involve Mr Paris?"
"Captain, Tom gave me a new dish to serve today but the instructions are missing. If I don't find them the crew will go hungry and I needn't tell you how that would affect morale!"
"Can you assist Mr Neelix, Tom?"
"Certainly Captain," Tom grinned. "Neelix, they're peanuts - you just open the packet and eat the nuts!"
There was silence over the comm line for a moment.
"Yes, Neelix. That's all."
"Well, thank you, Tom. I guess I'll just have to see it I can liven them up somehow." Neelix closed the line.
"I don't want to know what he's going to do to them!"
"Well, gentlemen, if that's all, Commander Chakotay and I will return to our work in the ready room. Commander?" Kathryn gestured for him to precede her off the bridge.
The door slid closed behind them and Kathryn turned to Chakotay.
"If you had told me we would be interrupted by a load of nuts that is not what I would have imagined."
"Shut up and kiss me."