|A Man and a Fallen Angel
Author: Kessi38 PM
Elizabeth's death has torn Trip and T'Pol apart. Can they find their way back to each other?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Drama - C. Tucker & T'Pol - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,458 - Reviews: 14 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 05-24-12 - Published: 04-29-12 - id: 8071289
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Author's Note: Okay, this chapter is a bit shorter than the rest, but this really should have been at the end of the previous chapter.
I have been in my bed all night, not able to sleep. No matter how hard I try, I still just lay there, staring at the ceiling. I haven't heard from T'Pol since I left her in the kitchen and that was hours ago. For all I know, she could have already gone through with that memory thing.
It's very late, or very early, depending on how you're looking at it, when I hear a knock on my door. "Come in."
The door opens and T'Pol steps inside my room. She's already in her blue pajamas, but looks like she's gotten as much sleep as I have.
"Do you need something?" I ask, as I sit up in the bed.
"May I ask a personal query?" She says, standing at the foot of my bed.
"You don't need my permission to ask me something, T'Pol," I reply. Then, with my arm held out, I say, "Come here."
T'Pol obediently comes closer and sits down on the bed next to me. "Would you still love me should I choose to partake in Fullara?"
The question shocks me. T'Pol and I have never actually said the words "I love you" to each other. I guess we have always just thought the other knew how much we care. But what shocks me even more is that she felt the need to ask that question. No matter what she decides, I'm always going to love her. Didn't she know that?
"T'Pol," I begin, as I take her hand in mine. "When you told me that you'd made that appointment, I was confused and... scared, I guess. I didn't really know how to react to you telling me that you might forget our daughter. Regardless of what you decide to do, it's not going to change how I feel about you. I'm sorry if I've ever made that unclear. No matter what you do, if you go through with it or not, I love you... I will always love you."
T'Pol said nothing. She's never really been big on expressing things – obviously – but she really doesn't have anything to say? After we've sat in silence for what seems like forever, I let go of T'Pol's hand. Has she already made up her mind about going through with the memory wipe? Is she still going through with it? Why did she even come to my room tonight?
It doesn't look like I'm going to find out because, T'Pol looks me in the eyes, then simply gets off the bed and walks out, as if what we were just talking about wasn't important at all. Does she really care that little for me now?