To The Winner

Chapter Eight

Seven leaned down and rested her head on B'Elanna's shoulder and closed her eyes as she felt B'Elanna's hand on her back. She had never felt this way about anyone before. She knew it wasn't real, but she couldn't deny the desire that she felt for the older woman.

B'Elanna woke up the next morning with Seven in her arms. It was actually a feeling that she found herself looking forward to more each day, especially since she found herself waking up a little earlier than Seven now.

She really enjoyed the fact that she could see Seven this way, a part of the younger woman that the rest of the ship wasn't allowed to see. This was when she was at her most relaxed, most vulnerable.

This part of Seven evoked a desire in B'Elanna that she had honestly never felt before. It was something that was getting harder, and harder to fight.

B'Elanna let go of Seven and gently rolled her onto her back, so that she could see her face. She traced her fingers down Seven's face before leaning down and kissing her.

Seven woke up the second that she felt B'Elanna's kiss. She parted her lips, allowing B'Elanna to explore her mouth as she kissed her back.

"Good morning B'Elanna," Seven said as B'Elanna broke this kiss.

"Morning Seven," B'Elanna said as she smiled down at her.

"Will I wake up like this every morning?" Seven asked curiously. She had enjoyed it.

"If you're good," B'Elanna responded as she kissed her again. "But just wait to see what I'll do when you're bad." She winked.

"Come on, I think we need a shower." B'Elanna said as she helped Seven get out of bed.

When B'Elanna brought Seven into the washroom she noticed that it was considerably smaller than the one on the island.

B'Elanna didn't seem to notice as she pulled Seven under the shower with her and turned it on, causing Seven to yelp from the sudden burst of cold water and try to step back.

B'Elanna was ready for it however as she wrapped her arms around Seven holding her in place. "Just give it a second."

"It is cold." Seven said as she tried to get out of B'Elanna's grip. She could feel her nipples becoming hard under the cold spray.

Finally the water did start to warm up, and Seven stopped trying to break B'Elanna's grip as she relaxed under the warm spray of water.

After a few minutes B'Elanna turned down the spray of the shower and reached for some body wash and a sponge. After spraying some onto a sponge she rubbed it against Seven's body.

Seven felt the sponge rub against her body in a smooth circular motion. It moved across her breasts, stomach and arms before B'Elanna turned her around. The sponge then moved down her neck, across her back, and finally rubbed up and down her ass for a long moment.

Seven then watched as B'Elanna knelt down and rubbed every inch of her legs with a sponge as well.

Seven took the sponge from B'Elanna and repeated the process for her. She marveled at how strong and hard B'Elanna's muscles were now. She supposed they had to be, considering how strong she was now. There was almost no fat on her body now, only lean muscle.

When Seven was finished B'Elanna turned the shower back on to full blast. She couldn't help but watch as the soap washed off of Seven's body, the water giving her body a sexy sheen.

B'Elanna leaned forward as the last of the soap was washed off their bodies and kissed Seven deeply.

Seven wrapped her hands around B'Elanna's neck as she felt B'Elanna's hands slide down her back and caress her ass. As they continued to kiss B'Elanna's tongue entered Seven's mouth and her hands slowly began to knead her ass.

As the kiss stretched on into minutes Seven completely gave into the sensations, and relaxed completely to B'Elanna's ministrations.

B'Elanna didn't want to, but she knew she had to stop. It went on too long as it was already. She had to remind herself over and over again that the feelings they were having weren't real, no matter how good it felt.

B'Elanna very reluctantly ended the kiss, sucking on Seven's bottom lip as they broke apart before finally releasing her lip, and turning off the shower.

"Come on Seven," B'Elanna said as she led her away from the shower to the towels.

B'Elanna pulled a towel off the rack and dried Seven off before doing the same for herself. "Wait for me in the living room." She instructed. "I'm just going to get dressed. I'll bring out your uniform to you when I'm done."

Seven nodded as she left the washroom, leaving B'Elanna to stare at her ass as she walked out.

Seven walked into the kitchen, and went about getting breakfast ready. She knew that by now all of B'Elanna's replicator rations for the next three months had been transferred to Chakotay. Fortunately for B'Elanna Seven had quite a few saved up.

She replicated a bowl of fruit for herself, and a stack of banana pancakes with maple syrup for B'Elanna.

A soon as she sat down to eat B'Elanna walked out, holding a fresh biosuit for her. She was annoyed slightly to find that it was yet another white biosuit.

"What's all this?" B'Elanna asked as she wondered how Seven was able to replicate the food.

"The commander only received your replicator rations." Seven explained.

"Still sticking to fruit?" B'Elanna asked as she sat down in front of the pancakes.

"I enjoy fruit." Seven pointed out.

"When I get my replicator rations back I'm going to teach you all about food." B'Elanna promised.

"B'Elanna, you may have my rations if you wish." Seven offered. She never really used most of her rations anyway. She already had quite a few saved up anyway.

"Those rations are yours," B'Elanna denied. "You saved them up, it wouldn't be right for me to just take them.

"I am yours B'Elanna." Seven reminded her. "By extension everything I have is also yours."

B'Elanna wanted to deny it. She had been ever since all of this started, but she was beginning to realize what Seven said was true. Last night was a perfect example of that. In fact anytime she lost control of her emotions she seemed to reinforce the fact that Seven belonged to her.

"I'm sorry Seven." B'Elanna said with a sigh.

"It is not you fault." Seven said as she sat down in her lap and hugged her.

"Yes it is," B'Elanna said as she wrapped her arms around Seven. "You shouldn't belong to anyone."

"I do not blame you." Seven replied.

"You should get dressed Seven." B'Elanna changed the subject as she let go of her. "We have to get to the morning meeting."

Seven nodded as she picked up the uniform and unfolded it, wondering how long B'Elanna would keep choosing her clothes for her.

B'Elanna couldn't help herself as she watched Seven pull on the snug biosuit. When Seven bent over to pull up the biosuit over her legs she had an incredible urge to take her right there. It took all of her will power to stop herself.

As Seven pulled the biosuit up her thighs it just touching her ass before her arms froze. As hard as she tried she just couldn't move them any further. She turned around to face B'Elanna, wondering why she stopped her.

"B'Elanna?" Seven questioned. Wondering why B'Elanna wasn't letting her get dressed.

B'Elanna couldn't stop herself this time as she stood up. Seven just looked too good with the biosuit hugging the bottom of her ass and stopping just before her cunt.

B'Elanna pulled Seven into her arms and kissed Seven, pushing apart her lips as she explored her mouth with her tongue as her arms roamed over Seven's body.

B'Elanna pulled Seven down with her, landing on the sofa as Seven came to rest on top of her.

"B'Elanna…," Seven said as she tried to get B'Elanna's attention before B'Elanna claimed her lips again. Something about the way that B'Elanna kissed her seemed much more possessive than before, almost demanding.

B'Elanna didn't seem to hear her as her hands moved down Seven's back cupping her ass.

"B'Elanna," Seven said more urgently as she tried to twist herself out of B'Elanna's grip, only half succeeding as she was able to turn herself on her side in B'Elanna's lap before she felt B'Elanna's grip on her tighten.

Seven felt B'Elanna reach out, stroking her breast, then trailed her fingers down her stomach and finally placing her hands between her legs.

"B'Elanna… please," Seven begged before B'Elanna kissed her again. "No," Seven said as she tore her lips away from B'Elanna.

Her legs had become tangled in the biosuit, making it difficult for her to move out of B'Elanna's grip.

B'Elanna couldn't hear a word Seven said, the need to have her had completely taken over. It was as if all other conscious thought had left her.

"Do not do this," Seven pleaded as she felt B'Elanna squeeze her cunt, as she struggled again to get herself out of B'Elanna's arms. She just wasn't ready for this yet.

As hard as Seven tried, even with her Borg arm it wasn't enough. Tears started to stream down her face as she realized that she couldn't stop B'Elanna, giving up completely as B'Elanna's fingers brushed against her outer lips.

B'Elanna gasped as she felt a sudden wave of sadness and despair fill her, bringing her back to reality, but it wasn't her own sadness she was feeling. She looked down at Seven and it all rushed back to her.

"Oh god Seven," B'Elanna let her go, realizing what she had almost done. She couldn't ever bring herself to say the words.

Seven scrambled off her lap, falling off the sofa in her rush to put some distance between them as she continued to cry, curling herself into a ball.

"Seven, I…" B'Elanna just didn't know what to say taking a step towards her, stopping immediately when she saw Seven flinch.

"Please… please, stay back." Seven begged.

"Oh god, I'm so sorry Seven," B'Elanna said as she began to cry herself. She couldn't believe what she had almost done as she fell back onto the sofa heavily.

Seven and B'Elanna didn't know how much time they spent like that. Each of them lost, in what had almost happened. Finally the silence was broken by the chirp of B'Elanna's badge.

"Captain Janeway to Lieutenant Torres," Janeway said sounding a little irritated.

"…B'Elanna here," B'Elanna responded after a long pause.

"Will you and Seven be joining us for the morning meeting?" Janeway asked, having no idea what had almost happened.

"No Captain," B'Elanna said. "Please continue without us."

"What happened B'Elanna?" Janeway asked, now worried.

"Please Captain, just start the meeting without us," B'Elanna implored.

"Alright," Janeway relented. "But as soon as the meeting is over, I'm coming down there, and you will tell me what's going on."

"Yes Captain," B'Elanna agreed reluctantly as she closed the link.

"Seven?" B'Elanna called out. "Can I please come over there?" She asked tentatively.

"You can do whatever you wish B'Elanna." Seven said quietly. She had stopped crying a few minutes ago.

"Oh… okay Seven." B'Elanna said as she slowly approached Seven. She had never heard Seven sound like that before. It actually scared her, to hear Seven sound like that. It was like she had given up.

B'Elanna knelt down beside Seven. If Seven even noticed her she didn't have any outward reaction.

"I'm so sorry Seven," B'Elanna said trying to find the words. "I didn't mean to… I never wanted this to happen."

"I know." Seven replied simply.

B'Elanna didn't know how to react to the way that Seven was acting. Their conversation was so one sided.

"Seven, can I please just hold you?" B'Elanna asked. "I promise I won't do anything else."

"You do not need my permission." Seven replied. B'Elanna could do anything she wanted to her, and she knew she couldn't stop her. In fact if B'Elanna wanted she could even make her help her do it. B'Elanna had more control over her than even the Borg Queen. It was only know that she fully understood what that entailed.

"Ok… I'm just going to take you back to the sofa, okay Seven?" B'Elanna asked.

"Yes B'Elanna," Seven replied quietly.

B'Elanna didn't say anything as she picked Seven up and carried her back to the sofa, and sat her down in her lap on her side.

"Your legs are stuck in your biosuit," B'Elanna observed. "…Do you want me to get it untangled for you?" She asked carefully.

"If you want," Seven said.

"Ok…" B'Elanna said as she untangled the biosuit from Seven's legs and pulled it off.

B'Elanna wrapped one arm snugly around Seven's waist, and kissed Seven's temple before lowering Seven's head to her shoulder. "I'm…. I'm really sorry Seven." B'Elanna repeated.

"You have already said that." Seven said dully.

"I know." B'Elanna replied quietly as she rested her cheek on Seven's forehead and wrapped her other arm around Seven's waist.

They stayed like that, in an uncomfortable silence for a long time. B'Elanna didn't know what else to say, and Seven didn't really want to say anything.

"Do… do you want to talk about it?" B'Elanna finally asked. She just couldn't stand the silence.

"…I will not try to stop you again." Seven said seriously.

"What?" B'Elanna asked, not believing what she had just heard.

"I am your possession. I have no right to stop you from doing anything you wish with me." Seven explained.

B'Elanna didn't know what to say. Seven belonged to her, she had already admitted that. "It will be over in a year."

"It will never be over. I will always be a possession, if not yours, then someone else's." Seven said feeling completely defeated. "Please just take what you want now."

"Seven, you're upset right now. You don't mean any of that." B'Elanna said feeling worried for Seven. She had never seen her like this before.

"I just want it to be over." Seven said as she took one of B'Elanna's hands that were wrapped around her waist and placed it over her crotch.

As B'Elanna's fingers touched the smooth soft skin of Seven's cunt she almost lost control again. The only thing that stopped her was the intense sadness she felt from Seven.

"No," B'Elanna said as she pulled her hand away with extreme difficulty. "I won't let it happen this way."

"I am begging you B'Elanna." Seven said as she took B'Elanna's hand again. "Please do this. I just want it to be over."

"No Seven," B'Elanna said as she took her hand out of Seven's grip. "When you loose your virginity it should be special, it should mean something." B'Elanna tried to explain.

When Seven tried to take B'Elanna's hand again she was ready. She wrapped both her arms around Seven, pinning Seven's arms to her chest. She could feel Seven struggling to break her grip but she didn't let go.

Finally Seven stopped struggling as she began to sob. "It's going to get better. I promise." B'Elanna's said as she kissed Seven's forehead.

B'Elanna held Seven and let her cry. She knew that Seven needed this.

It was almost half an hour before Seven stopped sobbing, and just lay in B'Elanna's arms. She was just too exhausted emotionally to do anything else.

B'Elanna was brought back to reality when she heard the door chime. It was probably the Captain, wanting to know what was going on.

B'Elanna quickly took the blanket that was draped over the couch and wrapped it around Seven to cover her up. "Come in," she called when she was sure that Seven was covered up.

"What happened?" Janeway asked as she came in. "Seven, have you been crying?" She asked as she got a look at Seven.

"Something that we were both afraid would happen almost did." B'Elanna said, unable to bring herself to explain fully.

"Are you both alright?" The Captain asked. She wasn't told about everything that had happened to Seven and B'Elanna, most of it having fallen under doctor patient confidentiality.

"…No." B'Elanna admitted as she wondered how she was going to explain this.

"When the doctor explained what happened to us there were a few things we didn't find out initially." B'Elanna started to explain. "The connection we have is more than physical."

"What are you talking about?" Janeway asked. This was the first she was hearing of this.

"The organisms inside us are manipulating our emotions." Seven spoke quietly.

"They're making us attracted to each other," B'Elanna explained. "And I don't have the kind of emotional control that Seven does."

Janeway's eyes widened as she considered what B'Elanna had just said. "You don't mean that…" she said as she looked between B'Elanna and Seven. "Please tell me that it didn't happen." She said as her heart broke for Seven and B'Elanna.

"It didn't happen." B'Elanna said to the visible relief of Janeway. "But it will, neither one of us can stop it forever."

"Isn't there something that the doctor can do to manage this?" Janeway asked. She couldn't believe that in this day an age there wasn't something that could be done medically to fix this.

"No, the doctor is only just capable of following what the mutated organisms have done." Seven explained. "The organisms have become too unpredictable. They have already proven to be resilient to all known cures. By the time a cure can be found the organisms will have already run their course."

The Captain sat down heavily in the chair beside them. She didn't know what to do. There was no solution to it, or really even anyone to blame about it. "What do you want to do?" She finally asked.

"There isn't anything we can do." B'Elanna said sadly. "There isn't a way to stop it."

"Do you need a few days off to figure things out?" Janeway asked. "I can have the doctor put you both on medical leave for a couple of days." She offered.

"It isn't going to make a difference." B'Elanna replied. "Time off isn't going to help anything."

"What do you think Seven?" The Captain asked. She had noticed that Seven had said very little since she got there, leaving B'Elanna to do most of the talking.

"I will do as B'Elanna wishes," Seven said without looking up. She just felt emotionally exhausted now.

"Seven, you have a choice," The Captain admonished. "Your opinion is just as important as anyone else's."

"Yes Captain," Seven replied in a monotone voice, making it obvious that she didn't share the same view as the Captain.

"We appreciate the offer Captain," B'Elanna said. "But I think it would be best if we just got to work."

"If you're sure that's what you want," Janeway said reluctantly.

"Seven still needs to get dressed, so I guess we'll be down to engineering in about twenty minutes." B'Elanna said.

"Yes, of course," the Captain said as she stood up, just realizing that Seven was naked under the blanket. "I have to get back to the bridge." She said feeling flustered.

It was almost twenty minutes later that B'Elanna led Seven into engineering, holding her hand.

"Carey, I'm going to be going over my reports in my office," B'Elanna said as she led Seven into the office.

B'Elanna pulled out a couple of data pads, and sat Seven down in her lap as she began to look them over. "I downloaded everything you need from astrometrics to this data pad. Just let me know when you need to use a data station."

"Yes B'Elanna," Seven said as she started working on the data pad that B'Elanna had compiled for her.

B'Elanna sighed sadly, Seven was upset and there wasn't anything she could do to fix it. All she could do was wait and hope that Seven felt better.

It was almost an hour later that Seven had finished. "B'Elanna, I require a data station." Seven asked softly.

"Sure Seven," B'Elanna said as she put down the data pad she was reading, and stood up with Seven.

B'Elanna took Seven to one of the unused data stations. "Seven I have to do a few things, will you be okay by yourself for a little while?"

"Yes B'Elanna," Seven said as she got to work on the data station.

B'Elanna nodded as she left engineering, she needed some time to think about what she was going to do, what she and Seven were going to do.

B'Elanna eventually found herself in the mess hall, looking out the window. She wasn't really sure how long she looked out the window, so she was surprised when she heard the voice behind her.

"Are you okay B'Elanna?" Tom asked carefully. He knew what had happened to Seven and B'Elanna, but he hadn't got a chance to speak to either of them yet.

"No Tom," B'Elanna answered truthfully, in fact things are pretty bad right now.

"Tell me about it." Tom said as he sat down at a table, motioning for B'Elanna to join him.

"…the connection that Seven and I have, it isn't just physical anymore." B'Elanna started to explain as she sat down.

"What do you mean?" Tom asked, concerned.

"It's evolving… our emotions are also being changed. They're making me fall for Seven, and Seven to fall for me. "B'Elanna explained.

"That's…" Tom trailed off. He really didn't know what to say to that. "What are you going to do?"

"I don't know." B'Elanna said with a sigh. "Seven's better at controlling it than me though. I almost… I…"

"It's okay B'Elanna." Tom said as he held her hand. "This isn't your fault, its Chakotay's." He said as his eyes narrowed, thinking about the commander. It was like he was a different person now.

"No it isn't" B'Elanna agreed. "But Seven is the one that's paying for it."

"She isn't the only one." Tom pointed out. "Both of you have been hurt because of this."

"What am I going to do?" B'Elanna asked. "It's only a matter of time before I…it happens. It's going to be Seven's first time. She never going to forget this, she's never going to forgive me."

"…If it has to happen make sure it happens the right way." Tom finally said.

"What are you talking about?" B'Elanna asked, feeling confused.

"Make it special for her, so that when Seven remembers this it's a happy memory." Tom said. "You have to make her want this as badly as you do."

"I don't even know how to do this." B'Elanna said. "I've never been with a woman before. I'm going to be fumbling around just as much as Seven is." She pointed out.

"You're going to have to learn." Tom said. "Come on, it isn't like it's anything new. Lesbianism has been an accepted and common choice for a long time now." Tom added.

"But it wouldn't be real." B'Elanna pointed out. "We only feel the way we do because of what happened to us. This time next year, our feelings are suddenly going to change."

"Don't worry about what's going to happen, worry about what's happening now." Tom said comfortingly.

"It isn't that simple Tom." B'Elanna said.

"Isn't it?" Tom asked. "When all is said and done you both care about each other, and from what you've told me so far it's going to happen either way. Accept it, and make the best of it."

"You're right," B'Elanna finally said. It was that simple. What really mattered most was what was happening now. "Thanks Tom."

"Sure," Tom said as B'Elanna stood up.

"Tom, I know that we were…" B'Elanna started to say. She knew that she and Tom were working towards something, but never quite got the chance before.

"I know." Tom interrupted. "But things always kept getting in the way… If something happens between us it'll happen B'Elanna. We can't force it."

"Thanks Tom," B'Elanna repeated as she walked back to engineering, who would have thought that he could be so smart?

When B'Elanna got to engineering she looked around for Seven. She was only gone for about an hour, so she didn't start feeling anything beyond a mild headache.

Seven was still at a work station when B'Elanna found her. She walked up behind her, wrapping her arms around Seven's waist, and resting her chin on her shoulder. "How's it going Seven?"

"I am almost finished," Seven said, stiffening slightly.

"What are you working on anyway?" B'Elanna asked as she kissed Seven's cheek softly.

"It is a sensor scan of the next area of space we will cross on the way back to the Alpha quadrant." Seven explained.

"Do you have all of the data you need from the workstation?" B'Elanna asked.

"I am almost finished B'Elanna." Seven said as she continued to enter commands into the workstation.

"Ok Seven," B'Elanna said. "When you're finished, I'll be in my office." B'Elanna said as she let go of Seven.

"Yes B'Elanna," Seven agreed as she started to finish what she was doing.

B'Elanna had gone through a few more reports when Seven walked in. She didn't say anything as she moved to stand beside B'Elanna.

"Come here Seven," B'Elanna said as she pushed away from the desk so that Seven could sit down.

Seven didn't say anything as she sat down on B'Elanna's lap and put her data pad on the desk.

"I'm sorry about what happened Seven." B'Elanna said as she wrapped an arm around Seven's waist.

"I know B'Elanna. It is not your fault." Seven replied. She knew that B'Elanna couldn't be held responsible for what happened, it was inevitable. One way or another it was going to happen.

"I know that when this happens it's going to be your first time." B'Elanna continued. "I want it to be special for you. When it happens I want it to be with someone you're in love with."

"What are you saying B'Elanna?" Seven asked as she turned to look at her.

"I'm saying that I want you to love me Seven, as much as I love you." B'Elanna answered.

"But these feeling are not real." Seven pointed out. "In one year things will be the way they used to be."

"No Seven," B'Elanna denied. "Things will never go back to the way they used to be, too much has happened, and our feelings are real. Right now I love you, and I think that you'll love me back very soon too. Don't think about what's going to happen in a year, just think about what's happening now."

"…Right now I care about you very much B'Elanna." Seven said as she kissed B'Elanna's lips softly.

To Be Continued…