By Carol Sandford


Chapter 01


It was the middle of the night and I was lying there asking the mother of all questions; Have I got what I'd always wanted?

Did it mean was I happy? Yes, I was happy, very happy. Ecstatically happy.

Did it mean I had found peace? Oh God, yes, I haven't found this much peace since...since, a long time ago.

Did it mean had my life found its purpose? Absolutely. Being here on the Enterprise, doing my job, being with my friends and knowing I was valued and needed. Yes, I've found my purpose.

Did it mean could I see my future? My future was right here, with me, and it wasn't going anywhere without me.

Did it mean I had finally found love? I turned my head towards the face that slept peacefully beside me. Oh yes, I had found my love and this time, he was here to stay.

As if he heard my thoughts, Will shifted his leg possessively across mine, his hand settling upon my breast. I grinned in the darkness.

Have I got what I'd always wanted?

Oh, yes, and a whole lot more besides.

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