Title: You Can Love Again
Author: Mac (email@example.com)
Disclaimers: JAG and all related characters are property of Donald P. Bellisario and Paramount Pictures.
"How long will you be, Daddy?" 6 year old Hannah asked her father.
Harm smiled at her. "Not too long, sweetheart. Don't worry, we won't be late for the movie."
Hannah nodded and smiled back. He watched as he she opened the door and went around to wait for him on the driver's side. Her brown curly hair bounced as she walked. She looked so much like her mother.
"Daddy, are you okay?"
"I'm fine," Harm replied, shutting the door. "I was just thinking."
He took her hand. She was so intuitive. Harm's wife, Jenna, died of cancer two years ago. If it hadn't been for Hannah, he didn't think he would have made it. "Yeah, Mommy."
"I miss her too."
The pair headed to the entrance of JAG Headquarters and Harm signed them in. He was a civilian lawyer and the Navy was looking for a liaison between JAG and the civilian courts.
Harm hadn't counted on bringing Hannah with him, but her baby-sitter had been admitted to the hospital so he didn't have much of a choice. However, Hannah knew how important this was to her Daddy so she planned on being on her best behavior.
"Daddy," Hannah whispered.
"What is it?"
"See that lady? She's a Marine. I didn't know girls were Marines too!"
Harm glanced over at the Marine Hannah was talking about. She was very beautiful, even in those drab colors. "Girls can be whatever they want to be, Hannah."
A young petty officer smiled at the pair. "May I help you?"
"Yes, I'm Harmon Rabb. I have a an appointment with Admiral Chegwidden."
She nodded. "Follow me, Mr. Rabb. If you'll wait here, I'll let him know you've arrived."
"Thank you, Petty Officer." Harm led Hannah to one of the chairs. "I shouldn't be too long, Sunshine."
"I'll be good, Daddy, I promise."
Harm placed a kiss on her forehead. "I know you will."
Mac found Harriet in the break room. "There you are!"
"Harriet did you not see that gorgeous man come in here?"
Harriet smiled, taking a sip of her coffee. "I'm a married woman."
Mac rolled her eyes. "That doesn't mean you can't look!"
"Excuse me, Colonel Mackenzie?" Mac turned around. "The Admiral would like to see you."
"Thank you, Jennifer. I'll be right there."
A few minutes later, Mac headed over to her CO's office. She saw a little girl waiting patiently. Her thoughts of this man nearly faded. So he was married.
*Ugh,* she thought, *Life just isn't fair!*
"Hi," the girl said.
"Ma'am, the Admiral said to give him five minutes."
Mac nodded, sitting down. The girl seemed to watch her every move. "My Daddy says a girl can be whoever she wants to be. Is that true?"
Mac smiled. "It is. Your Dad sounds like a smart man," she replied.
"He's a lawyer. They pay him to be smart."
The door opened and Mac stood at attention when the Admiral came into view. A quick glance beside her revealed the little girl doing the same.
"As you were, Colonel." He knelt in front of her. "You must be Hannah. Your Dad told me some nice things about you."
"It's nice to meet you, Sir," she said.
"Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Mackenzie, meet our new civilian liaison, Harmon Rabb."
"Call me Mac."
Harm could not take his eyes off her. She was so beautiful. Very different from his wife. Mac was thinking how handsome this man was and how much Hannah looked like him.
"Mr. Rabb will start his position on Monday. We don't have any cases pending that needs to be reviewed, but I would like you to show him around."
"Consider it done, Admiral," Mac replied.
He nodded, then turned to Harm. "Welcome aboard, Mr. Rabb."
"Thank you, Sir."
As soon as the Admiral had gone, Hannah grabbed Harm's hand. "Daddy, the movie!"
He shook his head. He had been staring at Mac. "Of course, Hannah. Lets get going."
"I look forward to working with you," she told him.
"As do I, Colonel, but please call me Harm."
Hannah smiled at Mac, then saluted her. "Bye, Colonel!"
She watched the pair leave and sighed. Why was she always attracted to the wrong man?
"Oh, Harriet." She gave her friend a wry look. "How long have you been standing there?"
"Long enough to agree with you that he is something to look at and long enough to hear you sigh."
Mac smiled sadly. "I sighed because he's married. Just my luck, huh? Besides I have to work with him."
"Daddy, I think Mac likes you!" Hannah exclaimed as Harm drove out of the parking lot.
"What makes you say that?"
"A woman can sense these things."
"Really? And where did you hear that?"
Hannah smiled mysteriously. "That's for me to know and you to find out."