Chapter 8: Home Sweet Home.

The moment the Maru was docked Rommie was there to take Harper to the Med-deck. She rushed him up ahead of the others. They all smiled knowing that he was the safest with Rommie. She placed him softly on the largest bed and began to heal some of his wounds. She hissed every time she thought he was in pain. And wonder why she was so worried, 'because he is your friend' came a voice in the back of her head. She didn't fight against the voice like she normally did. She just smiled and went back to work.

Hours later and a lot of work by both Trance and Rommie, Harper looked much better then he first had. He was clean and most of the visible wounds were already healed. The entire crew was gathered around his bed awaiting his arrive back into the land of the real. And sure enough he slowly began to awaken.

He moaned and Rommie bit her lip as she tried not to reach over and help him.

"Hey guys." He said softly. His throat still sore. "Was I out long?" He asked sheepishly.

"No, not that long." Beka said taking his hand. "Are you okay?" She asked.

"My body feels great." He replied.

"And your brain?" Tyr asked worried.

Harper thought before answering. "I'm not sure yet." He said softly closing his eyes.

"We were all worried." Dylan began. "We thought we had lost you." Harper laughed.

"It'll take a lot more to get rid of me. I like this life to much." He said looking around making eye contact with each of them. "Thank-you." He said.

"For what?" Tyr stated.

"Saving me."

"You would have done the same thing." Harper shook his head.

"No, not just physically. Mentally..." He paused and took a deep breath unsure about going on. They all waited until he was really. "Every time I was ready to give up...Let Mas-..." He bit his lip tears filling his eyes. "Pryfer...When I was going to give Pryfer what he wanted I stopped and thought of you guys and your strengths. That's what saved me...That's what changed me, from what I was...." He looked around at them. Beka, Trance, and Rommie were softly crying while Dylan looked proudly at him. Tyr was brushing something off of his face. Harper almost laughed at the thought of the Nietzschean crying.

"So once again. I thank you. I don't know where I would be without you guys." He yawned.

"I think that Harper should get some sleep." Trance said as she brushed away her tears. "In fact I think we could all us some sleep." They all nodded and Harper smiled at them. His eyes shut and he was sleeping before his head hit the pillow. Slowly one-by-one they all left the room. Trance was the left with Rommie.

"Aren't you going to go charge up?" She asked. Rommie shook her head.

"No, my place is here. Beside him. Watching, and taking care of him. He's part of me and I need to do something." She said as a frown crossed his features. She gently reached out and stroked his face. "Even if that is keeping away the nightmares." She said as he calmed down. Trance nodded.

"Let me know if I can help you." Rommie smiled.

"I promise." she said. Trance left and Rommie looked down at Harper. "I promise to help you." She sighed as she pulled up a chair and took his hand in her own. She closed her eyes and waited for her to be need again.

For him she had all the time in the universe.


A/N: A big thanks go out to my beta reader who put up with my terrible spelling and long period of nuthing...i own her everything...Your the best MW...Thanks for everything....

A huge thanks to the reviewers...I wouldn't have finished it if it wasn't for you guys bugging me for more chapters so this one was for you. I just hope that you all enjoyed it....Once again thanks and good wishes...i hope you continue to read my work, and talk to ya all later...

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