DISCLAIMER: yes I *know* Alexa did not write this song... I mean obviously! and neither did I. so please don't sue me! It's not my fault that you or whoever wrote the lyrics wrote a song about B/7...
AUTHOR'S NOTE: the formatting is a little screwy so yeah... as usual single little apostrophe thingies mean a thought and quotes are dialogue and *'s are commbadge dialogue or the computer...
ARCHIVING: Only with the permission of the author.

Some Hearts
By The Other Liz


'.... wake up feeling like my life's worth living, can't remember...' Alexa chewed her lip for a moment, contemplating the lyrics she'd put on the PADD in front of her.

"No... that doesn't fit right." she mumbled. ' Can't recall? '

Alexa chewed some more on her lip.

"Yeah... ' can't recall when I last felt this way.' That'll do."

"Whatcha doin'?" Naomi's voice broke into her thoughts.

Alexa jumped at the sudden intrusion but smiled up at the person it had come from.

"Ah... nothing." she said shoving the PADD into the backpack she'd replicated.

"Pretty secretive for nothing." Naomi giggled and sat down.

"Yeah... well." Alexa blushed. "So what's up?"

Naomi shook her head and let it go.

"Not much, Mezoti and I were talking last night and she remembered that your parents' anniversary is coming up."

"Are you serious?" Alexa smiled. "That's so an excuse for a party and of course another opportunity to play."

"Yeah, but we'd probably have to play... mushy stuff." Naomi smiled. "But I guess that's okay."

"Any excuse to play, doesn't matter what it is, is a good thing."

"Let me talk to Neelix about it; I know he'll throw a party but it has to be a surprise."

"Oh, that is such an awesome idea!" Alexa laughed. "I'll try to find a good enough set list of gooey love songs."

"Mezoti is trying to find out when we can reserve a Holodeck for a long enough time to have a party."

"Sweet, you work on Neelix and I'll go get started on a set list." Alexa stood then paused for a moment. "I think it's so great that you're already a part of our family... ya know?"

Naomi grinned.

"I wouldn't have it any other way."

Alexa blushed again then leaned down and dropped a kiss on Naomi's cheek. Pulling back far enough for noses to barely touch she began again.

"Neither would I." she smiled. "I'll let you know about the songs okay?"

"Yeah, okay." Naomi smiled.

Alexa straightened and walked out of the mess hall and headed back to Engineering.


one week later!

'...never knew it could be like this, but I guess some hearts, they just get all the right breaks, some hearts have the stars on their side, some hearts they just have it so easy, some hearts just get lucky sometimes...'

"Earth to Alexa... hello!?"

Alexa snapped out of her thoughts once more, eyes focusing on her So'S.

"Hey, what... I mean... sorry, I spaced a little." Alexa smiled. "I was just working on... some... stuff."

"Must be pretty important to have your entire brain on it." B'Elanna said. "Can you hand me that spanner?"

"Oh yeah." Alexa reached over and grabbed the tool out of the kit and handed it to B'Elanna.

"So what are you working so hard on?"

"It's nothing, just some..."

"Stuff?" B'Elanna laughed. "Okay, I don't mean to laugh but you've been pouring over that PADD for the last two weeks and that's the same answer anyone ever gets out of you when they ask about it."

"It's just... something I'm working on, when it's ready then perhaps you'll find out."

Alexa smiled and shoved the PADD into her backpack.

"All right, all right. Look, just hand me that fresh gel pack and we can get out of here." B'Elanna sighed.

"I know... it's totally been a long day; bet you can't wait to get home to Mama?" Alexa grinned devilishly.

B'Elanna looked at her youngest child in utter disbelief.

"Oh and I thought that was uncross-able territory." she smiled.

"No, discussing it is but mentioning it can be forgiven." Alexa laughed and began gathering up the tools. "Isn't your anniversary coming up?"

"Yeah, the beginning of next month." B'Elanna arched an eyebrow sensing a plot forming somewhere. "Why?"

"Nothing, just wanted to make sure I get a card or something for you guys." Alexa blushed slightly then grabbed her backpack and the kit and began to squirm her way out of the Jeffries tube.

"Yeah right." B'Elanna mumbled and then followed her daughter out of the tube.


three days later!

"All right, I've got the set list done... what about you guys?" Alexa asked as she sat down with Mezoti and Naomi in the mess hall.

"The holodeck has been reserved and I've already designed the program to run." Mezoti reported. "It's a large ball room with comfortable couches all along the walls and conveniently placed smaller tables between them."

"That's perfect. What about you, Nay?"

"Neelix says he'll be ready and that he's learned his lesson and will be using mostly Terran foods."

"What's that supposed to mean?" Alexa asked, genuinely confused.

"He threw a party once for someone else's anniversary and some of the food was a little... spicy and many of them got sick." Naomi smiled. "He says that it won't be a dinner party but mostly snacky-type foods like strawberries and other fruits and then pretzels, a full service bar, obviously, and also champagne for a toast and of course punch. But mostly stuff like that."

Alexa laughed out loud at this.

"What?" Naomi asked.

"All we need is for everyone to come formally dressed, get a chocolate fountain and it'll be a prom night."

"Define 'prom night'." Mezoti asked. "This is not an upper school dance."

"No silly, I mean, with those foods and being in a ball room with a live band... oh never mind." Alexa laughed. "It'll be awesome."

"Indeed." Mezoti smiled. "I have also programmed ice sculptures into the decor with some balloons and streamers."

"What color are they?" Naomi asked.

"The ice sculptures?"

"No the..." Naomi smiled. "Oh shut up, Zot... you know what I mean."

Mezoti grinned.

"Gold, black and silver. It's to be very classy." Mezoti smiled. "I do not suppose it would matter if our instruments matched."

"Yeah whatever!" Alexa laughed. "What better excuse for replicating new instruments?"

"I suppose we could just program the ones we already have into the new program..."

"No way..." Alexa stopped laughing. "They should blend in with the surroundings."

"Easy... killer." Mezoti cracked a smile. "I was only joking."

"That's not funny..."Alexa faked a scowl and took another bite of her lunch.


another week later!

'...now who'd have thought that someone like you could love me, you're the last thing my heart expected... '

"Finally finished it." Alexa smiled and sat back against her head board.

She'd been writing this song for the last month. It was for Naomi but it fit so well with her parents she was torn as to whether she should present it to Naomi like she wanted or have them perform it at the party. She was then struck with a different thought all together. She knew it was late... but it was worth the shot. Alexa grabbed her CommBadge off her nightstand and contemplated it for a moment before activating it.

"Alexa to Naomi?" From the amount of time it took Naomi to responder to her, Alexa thought she might be asleep.

*mmmph...Naomi here. *

Alexa smiled at how cute Naomi must look at the moment.

"I'm sorry I woke you but it's important."

Naomi immediately perked up.

*No, absolutely, it's fine, what is it? Are you okay? Did you have another nightmare? *

Alexa smiled again as she fell even more for Naomi.

"No...I just... can you meet me somewhere?"

*Yeah, of course... just let me sneak out of here. Where? *

"I don't know... the Holodeck?"

*Okay, I'll be there soon. *

"Okay, Alexa out."

Alexa suddenly felt very nauseous and hurtled herself into the bathroom. She coughed a couple times but without success.


Alexa whirled around and faced her Mama and So'S.

"How did you... how long?"

"Enhanced hearing and just now." Seven answered simply, coming into the bathroom to her daughter. "Are you all right?"

"Just a little nauseous." Alexa managed a weak smile. "Nervous, I guess."

"What do you have to be nervous about?" B'Elanna asked.

Alexa mentally slapped her forehead.

'Douche bag!' she thought. "Nothing, I mean... just, ya know sometimes I have nightmares, it's nothing... just Paris dreams... or memories from when I was a kid." she tried to recover.

"Sweetheart." B'Elanna reached for her daughter, enveloping Seven and Alexa into her arms. "Nothing will happen to you."

"Indeed." Seven said quietly, dropping a kiss on Alexa's head.

Alexa smiled and pulled away after returning the affection to both parents.

"Ah, I know you're probably going to say no, but do you think I could take a walk real fast, before I go to bed?" Alexa asked. "I just need to clear my thoughts a little, it might help."

B'Elanna and Seven exchanged a look but relented.

"Very well. But be careful... and fast." Seven said.

"You sure you don't want company?" B'Elanna asked.

"No, I'm good." Alexa smiled. "I just need to think a minute, it helps when I walk and think."

"Okay." B'Elanna kissed Alexa's cheek once more before stepping aside to let her daughter pass.

Alexa stepped back into her room and grabbed her backpack before waving her be-right-backs to her parents. She made her way through the decks to the Holodeck and found Naomi waiting when she got there. Naomi was already running Heaven and was perched on one of the remaining couches.

"Alexa, I was so worried. You sounded wrecked." Naomi scooped her into her arms before she realized what she was doing.

Alexa simply allowed the contact and actually melted into Naomi a little. The nightmares wouldn't quit and it didn't matter what she did; they still came. Writing this song had helped her a little over the last month. She was nervous about playing it and getting Naomi's opinion on the matter but was also nervous about the nightmares returning.

"Lex?" Naomi pulled away gently, searching the young Klingon hybrid's eyes. "What's wrong?"

"Absolutely nothing... right now." Alexa said softly, then pulled Naomi closer again. "I wrote a song..."

Naomi relented in trying to get anything out of Alexa. It would come at Alexa's own pace.

"Really? That's great!" Naomi smiled. "Is that why we're here?"

Alexa nodded.

"I...it's for you but..." Alexa took a deep breath. "Okay... it's for you but it'd be so great at the party and I wanted to give it to you and play it at the party..."

"Whoa, Lex, slow down." Naomi pulled back a little again and tucked Alexa's hair behind her ear. "Just tell me okay? Don't worry about anything."

Alexa nodded.

"Okay, I wrote the lyrics first and then the music for it. Mezoti's already laid down the guitar and I've actually already got the drums laid into it. I just... Mezoti doesn't know the lyrics, only I do.. and they fit so well with us and then they fit sooooo good with my parents. I mean..." Alexa took a breath. "You know.. fuck it... just here I'll sing it for you but I don't think I know how to sing.. but I'll try okay?"

"Lex, I'm positive that it's great. If it fits your parents, too, then we'll do it at the party... maybe for their first dance or something."

"Yeah..." Alexa said and walked over to the console. "Computer play audio track 'Some Hearts'."

*Acknowledged. *

Alexa turned around and walked back to where Naomi stood as the opening lines of music began to play. It was time for her to sing as she stopped in front of Naomi. As soon as Alexa began singing Naomi felt all the little hairs on her body stand up. She had no clue as to where Alexa got the notion that she couldn't sing... it was beautiful. She was intent on listening to these lyrics and as she heard them found herself falling more in love with this passionate, obstinate, stubborn fireball in front of her. As the music faded out, Naomi found herself with a tear in her eye.

"Oh, Lex." was all she could manage as she opened her arms.

Alexa felt all the air rush out of her in relief.

"You like it?" she asked.

Naomi left a patch of kisses all over her cheek and temple then pulled back.

"I loved it but where the hell do you get off saying you can't sing?" Naomi smiled. "I can't believe you came up with all that, Alexa! It was so good!

Alexa smiled a little.

"What, so now I can't write good music?"

Naomi giggled and pulled her back into a hug.

"Oh shut up."

They laid on that couch for a while, both knowing that they needed to get back to their parents. It was Naomi who broke the comfortable silence.

"I think we should play it at the party."

"Me too, but I wanted you to know it was yours, first."

Naomi kissed the top of Alexa's head once more then moved to get up. Alexa crawled off of Naomi and offered her a hand up.

"Find me tomorrow and I'll lay some bass line into it." Naomi smiled.

"Of course." Alexa laughed.

The two followed each other to the Turbolift and then went their separate ways from there.


5 days later!

Alexa twirled around in her dress again feeling every bit the princess.

"If you do not desist that twirling and help me finish setting up this table I'm going to ream you with your own drumsticks." Mezoti chastised her.

"Oh, shove it," Alexa giggled. "Everything looks fine, you've been 'aligning' those trays for half an hour."

"Can it, both of you." Naomi smiled. "They'll be here soon."

The three looked around at the already large crowd that had gathered in Mezoti's ballroom.

"Everyone really showed up to this."Alexa smiled. "It's going to be awesome."

"Indeed." Mezoti checked her internal chronometer. "Computer, locate Seven of Nine and Lieutenant Torres."

*Seven of Nine and Lieutenant Torres are in their quarters. *

"Mezoti to So'S."

*Go ahead, Zot*

"We require your presence in the Holodeck in the attire that was laid out for you, we have made you dinner."

There was a slight pause in which the three knew that Seven had raised her eyebrow.

*Well... okay, we'll be there in a minute.* B'Elanna said.

"Mezoti out."

"Okay, let's get ready." Alexa said.

The three got up on the stage they had set up and called everyone's attention.

"Our parents will arrive momentarily. We would like to thank everyone for coming tonight." Mezoti said. "As you know, it is a surprise party so we will turn out the lights for the surprise. They have been designed to come back on as soon as everyone says 'surprise'."

There was a murmur of positive and excited replies in the crowd.

"Everybody ready?" Alexa asked.

The crowd answered yes and Alexa then ordered the lights down. It wasn't but a literal minute later that the Holodeck doors slid open and two figures appeared in the doorway.

"What the fu..."B'Elanna began.

"SURPRISE!" the entire crowd yelled.

The looks on their parents' faces were enough to carry all five children into the next lifetime for laughter.

"You are all grounded." Seven said, though a slight smile was playing on her face. "And I do not mean just my children."

The crowd tittered with laughter. The rest of the night went rather quickly. The crew that was getting off shift came in to wish the couple well and a few zillion toasts were given through out the night. The three girls had been playing on and off all throughout the night and were coming down to the last couple songs when they decided now was the best time as any to play the song Alexa had written. The three gathered on the front of the stage and clinked a glass to call everyone's attention again.

"Mama, So'S, we wrote this song for you, we hope you like it." Alexa said nervously.

"Oh! She's lying!!!" Naomi said suddenly.

"Indeed!"Mezoti said.

"Everyone knows, or should know, that you walked around for weeks with your nose in a PADD writing this song." Naomi smiled. "You should know that she wrote the whole thing... from the lyrics down to the music for all three instruments. She worked really hard on it."

B'Elanna and Seven shared a proud smile.

"Indeed. Mama and So'S, you should know that we're only playing what she wrote but we feel the same way."

"Jeez!" Alexa blushed. "The whole point is that tonight, it's dedicated to you both, from us."

Alexa then took her place behind her drums, Naomi and Mezoti followed suit.

"You should sing it."Mezoti said.

Alexa looked up quizzically.

"No." she said.

"It's your song... you have to." Mezoti said, ready to argue.

"Alexa, sing it for me?" Naomi said, interrupting the argument.

"Oh Kah'less... you two planned this didn't you!?" Alexa said through gritted teeth.

Mezoti and Naomi had the common decency to at least blush. Naomi recovered first.

"Lex...please? For me?"

Alexa looked at Naomi and reluctantly agreed. Mezoti went back to her microphone.

"There has been a slight change of plans, one moment please."

B'Elanna and Seven, who were now standing in what would be the best seats in the house, exchanged another glance and each raised an eyebrow. Naomi quickly replicated another microphone, cord and a boom stand for it.

"Look, you guys have to at least back me here with the vocals." Alexa said.

"Of course." the two girls quickly agreed.

Once everything had been arranged again, Alexa approached Mezoti's microphone again.

"Okay... look, I might as well say it now..." she took a deep breath and glanced over at Naomi. "I originally wrote the song for Naomi but we talked it over and thought it would fit tonight, so... here goes."

Alexa went back to her drums and Mezoti began playing. Alexa had not expected to get so into the song and was singing her heart out, never breaking the eye contact she had established with Naomi. The song was over before she even knew it had started. It was the applause that brought her out of the reverie she had established with Naomi. They both broke the eye contact and smiled at the crowd. Alexa got up and joined Mezoti and Naomi at the front of the stage for their bows. Afterward, it seemed like it took an eternity to work through the congratulating crowd to get to their parents.

"Did you like it?"Alexa asked uncertainly.

"Kah'less... I don't think I've cried like that since we got married." B'Elanna hugged all three girls at the same time.

"Indeed." Seven said, still wiping at her eyes. "It was beautiful and you are correct, it was fitting."

"Wa'Hom... can I talk to you?" B'Elanna asked. "Not now, but later."

"Of course, So'S. We'll just clean up here and I'll come see you before I head to Naomi's." Alexa said, arching an eyebrow.

"Okay. Thank you guys so much for the party, it was great. You're sure you don't need any help cleaning up?"

"No, no you guys go home and… 'rest'... I'll be there in a few minutes and we'll talk... quickly." Alexa laughed.

"Indeed." Seven said. "Tell your mother thank you for letting Mizoti and Alexa stay in your quarters tonight."

"It's not a problem Seven, you guys could use some alone time, I'm sure." Naomi blushed slightly.

"Okay, we'll see you in a few." Alexa said.

The three collapsed on a nearby couch and waited for the last of the guests to leave. Alexa stretched slightly and checked the time. Nearly 02:00. She stood up and then helped Naomi up too.

"Okay, you guys ready to clean up?"

"Indeed." Mezoti smiled. "However, I did save the instruments already as a 'special party' file."

"You always think of everything." Naomi smiled.

"Computer, delete program." Mezoti said as she stood up.

In an instant the entire mess was gone and replaced with the Holodeck grid.

"Now that's what I call easy clean up." Alexa laughed as the trio boarded the nearest Turbolift. "You guys go ahead and I'll be there after I see what So'S wants."

"Okay, see you in a minute."

Alexa walked into her quarters to find both parents waiting for her.

"Aw crap... what did I do now?" Alexa said.

"Nothing at all," B'Elanna smiled. "Actually, you guys did great tonight."

"Which is exactly our point." Seven smiled. "When you did the last song, it was obvious that you and Naomi are in love."

"In... what!?" Alexa asked.

"Wa'Hom, it's scary, I know, but you can't be afraid to be happy."

Alexa let that thought sink in for a moment.

"I guess, but I mean, we're just taking it slow."

"And there's nothing wrong with that." B'Elanna smiled.

"We just wanted you to know that we are happy for you." Seven said. "That is all."

"You scared the crap out of me." Alexa smiled, getting up again. "I'll see you guys in the morning."

She began walking for the door then stopped and turned with a devious glint in her eye.

"Oh and uh... jachchoHmeH 'lwraj penaghtaH." she said, then rushed out the door laughing.

"Did she just say what..." B'Elanna stuttered for a moment.

"She did and I intend to do so." Seven said as she swooped in on her wife.

Some Hearts
(Words and music by Diane Warren)

I've never been the kind that you'd call lucky
Always stumblin' around in circles
But I must have stumbled into something
Look at me
Am I really alone with you
I wake up feeling like my life's worth living
Can't recall when I last felt that way
Guess it must be all this love you're giving
Never knew never knew it could be like this
But I guess

Some hearts
They just get all the right breaks
Some hearts have the stars on their side
Some hearts,
they just have it so easy
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes

Now who'd have thought someone like you could love me
You're the last thing my heart expected
Who'd have thought I'd ever find somebody
Someone who someone who makes me feel like this
Well I guess

Some hearts
They just get all the right breaks
Some hearts have the stars on their side
Some hearts,
they just have it so easy
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes

Even hearts like mine
Get lucky, lucky sometimes

Some hearts
They just get all the right breaks
Some hearts have the stars on their side, yes
Some hearts
They just have it so easy
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes
Some hearts just get lucky sometimes

The End

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