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Posted on Tuesday 12 October 2021 @ 19:09 by Lieutenant Mathias McPhee & Commander Caroline Miller

Mission: First Contact
Location: Transporter room
Timeline: After Anya breaks the planet
1012 words - 2 OF Standard Post Measure


Caroline appeared on the transporter padd. Her legs immediately gave way under her. She suddenly knew she was safe. Onboard the Merlin again. The constant flight reaction since her imprisonment and incredible increase having that winged creature imprint on her was suddenly gone and she didn't quite know what to do.

Beneath them she also knew a planet was breaking apart. She had seen first had the lava from up high, heard the panic as they had flow around and collected as many people to safety.

She could still taste the sulfur that had been in the air. She found herself bursting into tears.

Mathias had been laying in sickbay, unconscious not waking up yet, from what he had experienced on that planet. All of a sudden his eyes flashed open, and he rose from the bed, unplugging the monitors and left. He felt strongly drawn to go somewhere, and his feet took him where he needed to go. He stepped inside the transporter room, his eyes immediately locking onto...

"Caroline!" Mathias exclaimed and was on the floor next to her, pulling her into his arms, tears falling down his cheeks, "Its you, its you, my darling." his voice raspy with emotion, kissing the top of her head, cradling her in his arms in a warm embrace.

She nodded relinquishing feeling his warmth again. Kissing his mouth softly as if testing he wasn’t an illusion she Let him pull her to her feet. A moment later she said quietly. “They weren’t there to bring me back to Earth. My grandmothers fine at least.

Why are you in infirmary scrubs?” She asked after taking all of him in and her bearings returning properly.

" I am not certain why I am in the scrubs. I just woke up. The last I remember was being on the planet at some research lab, and switching some crystals around to stop that cataclysmic reaction to the planet. After that I don't remember, until I woke up in the infirmary and felt I needed to come here, my love." looking into her eyes, then leaned in for a soft gentle kiss, he moved his lips from hers. "I am glad your grandmother is okay." Mathias remarked.

She nodded and swallowed nervously. "Thank you but I'm not. I ..." She took a deep breathe. This was going to be awful to say regardless of time and situation. "I was drugged and assaulted Mathias. They posed as one thing and .... now I think I am pregnant. I will report into the Captain and XO and then see Anya. Get things confirmed or not."

Mathias didn't pull away, though he did say, "They assaulted you? Those bastards are going to pay. I will hunt them down..." his ire rising. Then Mathias paused, and looked at Caroline, "You might be pregnant?" he asked softly, and pulled her into an embrace. "What do you want to do if you are? It -it is your choice what you wish to do , but- I hope you choose to keep the child, to let it grow and have a life. If that makes any sense at all. "

"No no chasing anyone down. I'm back safe with you. I want it to stay that way, if it can" Caroline said seriously. "Yes I suspect I am. I'm going to get Anya to confirm things. Its strange. Its not the babies fault. I can't extinguish a life. They deserve a chance and hopefully will be nothing like that man. I mean they have half my DNA right?

What would it mean for us?" she asked her eyes bright and wide. "I cannot expect you to take on that responsibility with me of course and I fully understand if you ... if .... you wish to be free of me. Of what we started."

"Caroline, why would I want to be free of you? And if you don't want me to go after those men, I won't. And yes, the baby or babies?" he looked at Caroline. "They will be ours, won't matter. I am here from the beginning. I want you, I desire you and I totally love you, Caroline." Mathias replied, "I think you are due for some long over due pampering. A massage and breakfast in bed, after a nice long soak in the tub. Depending on what you want first."

"I love you too. And it all sounds wonderful," she smiled. "But I need to do a couple of things first. One check my grandmother is okay and two I better go check in with the Captain and XO. And as a prior CMO I can tell you from experience Anya will not be happy if she discovers you have sneaked out. So I'll catch up with you in a bit."

Chuckling warmly, Mathias gave Caroline another kiss. "I am reluctant to let you go, but what you said make a lot of sense. And I don't want to make Anya feel any worse than what she is feeling now. Maybe I can get some details as to what happened to me down there. It is still a blank." Mathias would take her hand and walked with Caroline out of the transporter room. "Okay.. I will now let go once you are at the turbo lift. I don't want you to disappear from my sight as we are still to close to the transporter room." giving a charming smile.

She smiled at him. “I’ve missed you Mathias. Now from an old doctor, get back before she spots your missing. Or Anya's going to hunt you down and can’t lose you again,” she joked.

Mathias nodded, "And here is hopes that she doesn't kill me. I love you Caroline, and will be seeing you soon, hopefully."

She smiled once more and entered the turbo lift. "Bridge."


●●● Commander Caroline Miller
Chief Counselor
USS Merlin

●● Lieutenant Mathias McPhee
Chief Operations Officer
USS Merlin


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