Author's Chapter Notes:
She was beautiful. All I could do was stare as Scotty and I past in front of her, behind her. I took it all in. She was there again, in my grasp. She was mine. After so long not being able to see you again, it was unimaginable.
But, even though I stare at your beauty, and long to board you like old times, there is a sadness there.
For something is missing, and I feel that ache in the pit of my stomach, and my heart as well.
I swore never to lose the Enterprise, and I did for a bit. You would think getting her back would be a dream come true for me.
You're wrong. For it will never be the Enterprise without him.