In order to pull off the surprise of a lifetime, Hugh knew he had to send this message in order to not make Paul suspicious. It wasn’t like one of Starfleet’s newest officers even had a clue what Hugh had been working on the last month and he knew he had to soothe Paul’s hurt feelings over not being able to see each other before he shipped out. Normally Hugh would have sent a video message, but he was afraid he would not be able to contain his excitement so a written message had to do.
My One and Only Love of My Life,
I’m sorry I could not be there to see you off today. You know how work is and I tried everything possible to get the time off, but in the end I couldn’t.
I know this hasn’t been easy for you, but I am so proud of you. You don’t need me to tell you how brilliant and sexy you are. What you do need me to tell you, is that you better not forget to take care of yourself. Don’t forget to eat and get enough sleep.
Don’t you dare roll your eyes at me Paul Stamets. I know you better than you know yourself and you don’t want me to have to check your file and see you were admitted to sickbay for dehydration or exhaustion.
Most importantly I love you and I’m counting the hours until I see you again.
All my love,
‘Message sent. ‘came the small voice from the PADD.
The sneaky man smiled knowing that was going to be about six hours until he saw his love again while Paul probably thought it could be weeks or months.