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The Heartbreak from Within

Posted on Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 @ 1:35pm by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shiloh Hacksen

Mission: Anarchy in Alcatraz

"I love you Shi," the soft voice of a fair skinned, shapely, red head stated as she kissed his forehead.

He smiled softly at the warmth of her kiss and pulled her closer. "Ennah, I love you too. I just wish that we could be together more often. He pulled her closer in bed, the two bodies already touching, but at times like this it wasn't close enough. She feigned to struggle but laughed as she rolled over and placed his hands over her, closing the embrace.

"Yeah, but the only reason they let this continue is the fact that you're not stationed here. You spend a week or two here at a time before getting some new mission and heading out."

"No one knows about us En," he said knowing that wasn't even close to being true.

"Yeah, well when the CO of this station told me to make sure we don't have any sort of PDA outside of a room, it's obviously not a well kept secret," she laughed.

A small snicker came from Shiloh as he shook his head. "Last time I was here, Commodore Tigert pulled me to the side - "

"What did she say? Holy shit," she exclaimed as her talking got a little faster and faster.

"Calm down Ennah. She said in no uncertain terms that if I break your heart, she'll break my neck. She isn't completely happy with our unholy union since your an officer and I'm, well, not. But she's leaving it alone because you're happy and I'm not stationed here like you said. Plus," he said moving a hand over her stomach that has a small, but noticeable bump. "With this, kind of hard to go after us now."

"Not really," she replied softly.

"True, but it would be dumb. And if she knew about it all along and went after us after you got pregnant, she'd get into trouble herself. This way, it's easier to claim ignorance."

She snorted a small laugh. "What are you, the officer whisperer?"

"No," he said chuckling. "It's just common sense."

"True," she said closing her eyes and nudging closer to him. This is where she felt safest. And he didn't understand it at all. He was a convicted murder. Only in Star Fleet to get out of jail really. But somehow, even he found someone to love him. Something he wasn't sure that would ever happen given his past.

It had been a month since he'd been back to Deep Space Nine, and he missed his fiancé. He was ecstatic to see her. But not like this. Not being pulled out of a mission emergently because something had happened. He didn't even know what was going on, just that as soon as he got off ship he had to go directly to her quarters where she barricaded herself in just a few days ago. Smart woman even turned on a dampening field to make sure no one could transport in. Something bad had happened. Shiloh could feel it.

As he got off the transport shuttle, he dropped his bag on the deck and took off to her quarters at a dead sprint. He wasted no time and passed by the people that were there to escort him. Shiloh knew better where Ennah's quarters were. He knew them in and out and some pencil jockey wasn't going to stop him right now.

Once he got to her room, Commodore Tigert was there with the Chief of Security, Commander Gorrel. They both stared at him, but no real acknowledgement was given.

"Ennah, Shiloh is here," Tigert boasted out. "At least let him in."

"How long has it been like this?" he asked.

"Two and a half days. She hasn't come out since then. We're worried and we can't raise her on coms."

"Shit," he said thinking. "May I see your PADD Sir?" he said asking the tall Security Chief.

He handed it over but shook his head, "You're not going not do anything we haven't Petty Officer Hacksen. I promise, we've done everything we can think of."

"With all due respect Sir, you've done everything you know. I've got some tricks up my sleeves. I wouldn't be good at my job if I didn't." Without missing a beat, or stopping, he started talking to Tigert. "Have your guys lock onto my signal and lock onto a position in her quarters. As soon as I give the order, have them transport me."

Without even asking she just nodded and jumped on her comms and started talking to the ops center.

"What do you plan on accomplishing Mr. Hacksen?"

"She's a smart woman Sir," he said still typing out on the PADD. "But every Star Fleet dampening field as a specific signal and polarity that can be exploited for only a few seconds. In that time, you can transport something, or someone, through. But it's a very brief window so they better be hovering over that button."

"With all due respect Mr. Hacksen, I tried that already. The codes I have are not working and I cannot find the signal route for your little trick."

"You've gotta know - where to look," he said briefly. "NOW," he called out. And in that instant, he turned the familiar shades of blue and white flash and disappeared.

When Shiloh reappeared, his little trick had worked. He was now in Ennah's quarters. He looked around before finally spotting the woman he loves, curled up in bed, the blankets up to her neck. She was crying, and from the looks of it, it's been happening for a few days now.

He just walked over to the bed, crawled under the cover and held her. "What happened?" he asked quietly.

Ennah pulled one of his hands down to her stomach, which was noticeably smaller and not as pronounced. "It's empty," is all she could muster after quiet a few moments. Her voice was shaky, weak, and almost absent.

A tear ran down Shiloh's cheek, but he didn't show any more emotion other than pulling Ennah closer. He kissed her on the back of her neck. "I'm sorry love. I'm here now," is all he could really get out.


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