Title: Sleepless

Author: Bronte

Email: bronte62fan@yahoo.com

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Date: 01/19/03

Fandom: Star Trek: Enterprise

Pairing: Tucker/Reed

Type: Slash, male/male

Rating: R

Archive: OK where posted, especially at Archer's Enterprise, EntSTSlash, WWOMB, Tim Ruben's Archive and ShortSweetSlash. Others? please ask first.

Disclaimer: Paramount is all powerful, and so on, and so forth. Blah, blah, blah…you know the drill. I'm just borrowing the boys for a little fun.

Summary: PWP. Malcolm can't sleep and he looks to Trip for relief.

Spoilers: Not a one.

Warnings: PWP alert (plot, what plot?). Notes: This story was inspired by recent events in my life…although, I didn't have a Malcolm or Trip to help me out! LOL Thought I'd drop out of lurkerdom to post this bit of nonsense.

Beta: Noelle, but all mistakes are my own!

Comment: Established couple.

"Trip, 'you awake?"


"Trip, wake up."

"What's wrong, Malc?"

"I can't sleep."

"You woke me up to tell me that?"

"Yes, love. So, entertain me."


"Distract me."


"Ravish me."


"Yes. Now," Malcolm purred teasingly as he swept his palm across his lover's groin.

"It's the middle of the night, for cryin' out loud!" Trip stammered, batting the intruding hand from its task. "What the hell is wrong with ya?"

"It's nothing," Malcolm quickly replied.

"Nothin'! Aren't ya tired?"

"Never mind," Malcolm sighed heavily. "Go back to sleep, Trip."

"Huh?! You wake me up, ask me to 'do the deed', and now you're tellin' me to go back to sleep?" Trip questioned, puzzled by the other man's peculiar behavior. Malcolm usually sleeps like the dead, unless he's injured of course…or worried about something…or obsessing over a new project…or the night before an away mission…

"Malc, is somethin' upsetting you?" Trip felt the bed shift as the smaller man hopped up. He watched Malcolm pace for a few minutes in the near-darkness of their shared quarters. "Why are you actin' so jittery tonight, darlin'?"

"It's all my fault. I should have been more careful."

"What's your fault?"

"Do you remember me taking my allergy prescription last night?"

"I assume you took 'em just before bed like you usually do."

"Well, I took one earlier because I was feeling stuffed up."

"What's your point, Malcolm."

"I think I took one at bedtime also."

"So…you're extra-less stuffy now?" Trip asked jokingly.

"So…I'm extra nervous and am experiencing a frustrating case of sleeplessness," Malcolm replied grumpily. "I can't seem to relax and have no interest in sleeping."

"So…read a book," Trip muttered sarcastically.

"Thanks for your support, Trip."

"Ya know I hate wakin' up in the middle of the night, Malcolm!"

"I know, but I'm wide awake with energy to burn. I thought that I could persuade you to…you know…fuck me silly again…like earlier!"

"Well, since you're bein' all romantic and such…how can I refuse?" Trip smirked.

"So…you're interested?" Malcolm murmured coyly.

"Come over here and find out."

Malcolm threw himself onto the bed and cozied up to his partner, while reaching down to find out just how much interest his lover was exhibiting. "Hmmm, it appears that you are more than happy to oblige me."

"It would be my honor…"


*A little later that night*

"Trip, 'you awake?"

"Malc, go to sleep."

"I can't."

"Aren't you exhausted? I gave you a pretty good workout."

"Yes, and it was great," Malcolm replied with a smile, "but I still can't sleep."

"You need to relax. Try some deep breathing."

"I can't. I'm still fidgety."

"Malcolm, I couldn't get it up again if I tried. I can't help…"

"That's not what I wanted, love."

"Then what do you want?" Trip asked sleepily.

"I was wondering if you'd read to me…you know, a bedtime story. Maybe one with knights and swords and mayhem…"

"Malcolm! It's still the middle of the night, for cryin' out loud!"

"Just checking," Malcolm laughed.

"You're exasperatin', you know that don't ya?"

"Yes, I do. Now, go to sleep my love."


*Even later that night*

"Malcolm, 'you awake?"


"Malcolm, wake up."

"What's wrong, Trip?"

"I can't sleep."

"Oh, bloody hell…"

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