Title: Doubts of the Heart

Author: Kookykrumbs

Summary: A man from Mac's past disrupts the happy family life that she and Harm have made for themselves. Takes place five months after 'Fair Winds and Following Seas'.

Disclaimer: CBS owns these characters. I'm not making a penny off them.



October 17th, 2005

1700 local

Joint Legal Services Center

San Diego, CA

"You once told me that it's better to ask for forgiveness than to beg for permission."

"Jamie, don't! Please, think about this. Think about what you're doing!" Mac begged. Her assailant, who had just ripped her shirt open, had her pinned under him in the back seat of her car. She was afraid to struggle in fear that he might use the gun he had pointed at her.

He began fondling her breasts. "Get your hands off me!" screamed Mac.

"I know this is what you really want Mac. I know because I love you, and you love me, you just don't know it yet," Jamie said in such a calm manner that made it nauseously creepy considering the situation.

"I don't love you. I love Harm!"

"Shut up!" he yelled, backhanding her across her left cheek. "You do love me! You do!"

Mac's attacker proceeded to unzip his pants while straddling her. Mac, knowing what his intentions were, began struggling furiously to get out from under him. It was no easy task as he outweighed her by a good 90 pounds. Despite the gun being pointed at her, Mac would have preferred a bullet to what he was about to do to her. She gathered all her strength and went for his gun.

Though surprised, he was quick and Mac wasn't able to wrestle the gun away. She fought hard for the gun, but she was in a disadvantaged position to begin with, and he was simply, physically stronger than her.

In the midst of their struggle, the gun went off.

TBC in Chapter 1