How many times has she stood in front of a replicator, or in front of Neelix, and said those words? Thousands, probably.
There are dozens of pre-programmed options available; Vulcan mocha, cafe latte, raktichino. None of which she let’s herself indulge in. Not anymore.
The last time she had it the way she preferred, light and sweet, was when she told him goodbye. She blew him a kiss and thought they’d be together again soon . She was wrong.
Soon, everything changed. She had to change with it. Replicator rations once spent on cream and sugar, she’d reallocated to medical and engineering. She’d doomed them all, so she’d go without. She’d learn to take her
HOW DID I NEVER THINK OF THIS BEFORE???!!!
I love this, so simple and it goes right with my headcanon of Janeway not actually enjoying her coffee black, but that the necessity of a quick caffeine hit and a jumpstarter for her brain makes her drink it bitter and black and that over time she just gets used to it.
She can’t afford to get tired. She can’t afford to lose focus. So she needs the bitterness like a pinch for her brain, needs the quick caffeine, unbound by milk or cream to enter her bloodstream as quickly as possible, right when she needs it, not hours later.
My headcanon is that she actually prefers Vulcan Spiced Tea (that’s what I figure she’s drinking in Caretaker) and more elaborate caffeinated beverages like Latté Macchiato or Cappucchino or…
Can we please have Chakotay buy a milk steamer and make her a really elaborate handmade Latté Macchiato for breakfast when they return to Earth?
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