I Have All, But One Thing...

By Jade East (jadetrekeast@yahoo.com)
Rating: G
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Award: JetC23 Drabble Contest, 2000 Best Overall (winner)
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Award: JCFicHaven Decathlon, 2004 100m Hurdles (bronze)
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A question answered from Chakotay's POV.

Paramount owns Voyager; I don't. Enough said.

"What do you want from me?" you asked once.

I didn't answer you. You couldn't have handled the answer then. I had pondered the question for months, years, even before you asked.

Companionship that chases away loneliness, I have. Friendship that brings out my best and worst, I have. Conflict that hones, I have. Challenges that strengthen, I have.

Someone I am willing to die for, I have. Someone I can be myself with, I have. Someone who can be herself with me, I have.

I have everything I could ever want from you but one: your love.