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Misunderstandings
Part 9
Author: Mac
Disclaimers in Part 1
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Mac led Harm into his apartment. "Why don't you get changed and I'll make you a glass of iced tea?"

"Sounds good to me," Harm replied.

Five minutes later, Harm joined her in the kitchen. "Here you are, Sailor," Mac said. She placed 2 aspirin next to the glass of tea.

"You are too good for me."

"Don't I know it."

Harm stared at her face as he took the pills. *God, she is so beautiful! You really need to tell her how you feel or next time she finds a guy like Brumby, she won't change her mind.*

"Earth to Harm. You okay there?"

He shook his head, then winced at the pain. "Not really."

"Let's sit down," Mac suggested, taking his hand. Harm obediently followed her. She laughed. "I never thought I'd see the day."

"What?"

"You, listening to me."

Harm crossed his arms. "Well if you're going to be mean."

Mac smiled at him. He was so adorable! She only wished he would tell her he loved her. *Get real, Marine! Wouldn't he have told you by now?*

"Mac, there's something I've been wanting to talk to you about."

"What's that?"

Harm took a deep breath. He had been preparing for this moment since he was in the brig. Why is it, when he was in a courtroom full of people, he could say anything that came to his mind?

She looked at him worriedly. He still seemed to be out of it. "Maybe we should go back to the hospital," Mac suggested.

"No, I'm all right," Harm insisted. "I'm just trying to find the right words."

"The right words for what?"

*Hell, just go for it!*

"To tell you how much I love you!"

Mac blinked. Did he just say what she thought he said? "Are you sure, Harm?"

He took her hands in his. "I've never been so sure about anything in my life, Sarah. I love you, I always have. I guess I just needed a bump on the head to figure it out."

"Harm, you've been hit on the head before, what's the difference?"

"I don't know. The point is, I love you!"

Mac smiled sweetly. "Wow, that's three times you've said that, Sailor. I suppose you're waiting for me now?"

*Great job, Rabb! She doesn't love you at all!*

"Hey!" Mac said, watching him get up. She saw the crestfallen look on his face. "What's wrong now?"

He turned to face her. "You just want to be friends, right?"

Mac walked over to him. "If you would let me finish before you jumped to conclusions, I would tell you."

"Sorry," he replied sheepishly. "Continue."

She grabbed his face and pulled his lips to hers. Time stood still for the pair as they kissed. Harm could practically feel the love radiating off of Mac. It was the most wonderful feeling.

"I love you, Sailor."

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"Admiral, Commander Rabb and Colonel Mackenzie to see you, Sir."

Chegwidden looked up from the file he was reading. "Send them in, Tiner."

"Aye, Sir."

He stood up when they entered the room. He noticed as they exchanged glances. Harm gave Mac a nod. "Sir, I have a request to ask of you."

"What's that, Colonel?"

"Well, Sir, I'm getting married."

"What?" Chegwidden asked. From the way Harm was looking at her, it wasn't him. When in the hell was he going to remove his head from his six? This is the second time Mac has found someone she wants to marry. "What I mean is, what is your request? Leave?"

Mac shook her head. "No, Sir. I would like you to give me away."

The Admiral beamed. "Really. I would be honored, Sarah. Who's the lucky man?"

"That would be me, Sir," Harm replied, finally speaking up.

"It took you long enough!" he barked.

"I know, Sir, I know."

"Follow me." They nodded and followed Chegwidden into the bullpen. "Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please? I have an announcement. After many long years of wondering if it would ever happen, Commander Rabb and Colonel Mackenzie are getting married!"

Everyone cheered and walked over to congratulate them. "Thank you, Sir," Harm said with a laugh.

"Tiner, who won the pool?" Someone shouted.

Mac crossed her arms and glared at him. "The what?"

"We had a pool to see how long it would take Commander Rabb to ask you. Lieutenant Sims won!"

"Harriet!?" the two said in unison.

Harriet came over to them. She had been release and was now on light duty. "Sorry, Sir, Ma'am, but I couldn't resist. Besides, being quiet is a good way to observe people. I've watched the two of you since the day I was assigned here. I knew this would happen one day, but I noticed that Commander Rabb was afraid of commitment so it was going to take a while."

Mac glanced up at her fiancé. "It's too late to back out now, Harm."

"I wouldn't dream of it, Sarah."