Hours passed, there was still no sign of the Enterprise. The team had created a fire an hour ago and were currently sitting around it going over their options. Darkness blackened most of the cave making nervous shivers Han's spine. It wasn't that she was afraid of the dark, no she had spent many nights in the dark. It was being in unfamiliar territory in the dark. What if there were others? Lighting struck and thunder boomed outside as sheets of rain fell from the sky making the cave a bit soggy. The fire was dying and there was no dry wood, soon they would be in the dark.
Han shivered as her body once again faded out then back in, it was driving her insane! Thankfully for some control she had over the strange power, Han could keep in one place if she really concentrated; it was exhausting. Chekov watched in amazement as Han faded slightly, he still couldn't believe the strange power. He kept a watchful eye on his partner make sure she didn't fade completely into the blackness.
"Okay, so, what are our options?" Han asked flipping a small pebble through her fingers.
"What options? We have to stay here until contact is made." Kirk said, slowly taking a bite of his mango hybrid fruit.
"So that's it?" She asked, throwing the rock outside. Han bit her lip in thought, standing up to pace. After about ten minutes of thinking, the obvious answer finally struck her. "What if I could get us to the ship with the time jump."
Kirk shook his head, "Too risky. Not only could we accidentally land in space killing ourselves we could arrive at a wrong point in time and meet ourselves, which is never good."
Han rolled her eyes, "What choice do we have?"
"Vwe zhould try it," Chekov said silently, looking from Kirk to Han.
Han took a deep breath, letting herself completely relax. She held her hands out, each of the men taking one. A slight blush rose to Chekov's cheeks, it felt strangely right to hold the alien girl's hand. "Okay," she said taking another deep breath. All of her thoughts went to the Enterprise, imagining herself in the Engine Room. Suddenly, there was no one in the soggy cave.
Kirk quickly jumped up from the sounds of Scotty's cursing, he could tell something bad was going on. Han was attempting to restore the power but so far no luck had come it. "Damnit!" She yelled in frustration, yanking a hand through her already tangled hair. "What made her lose power?"
Scotty shrugged, "I honestly don't know, there was this weird hum and then nothing."
Han nodded and then sighed, she knew what she had to do. "This is going to hurt…a lot." She sighed and then walked into the small room where the power core was. She put a hand on the power core,"Alright, flip the switch."
Scotty looked at her as if she had grown another head, "You know I can't turn it on with you standing in there, you'll get electrocuted!"
Han have him a thumbs up,"Yeah, that's the plan." She smiled at him, "Trust me." Han sighed, swallowing past the lump that started to form in her throat, she knew this was probably the end of the last Anerian. "Call Chekov down here, I wanna talk to him." Scotty did and Han slowly walked out of the room, pacing slightly.
Chekov was down in less than two minutes, he looked at Han, "Vwhat's going on?"
Han pulls Chekov into the tightest hug she had ever given him, tears started to fall down her cheeks. "There isn't much time but I just want to say how much I'm going to miss you and that you are a fantastically, brilliant man Pavel Chekov." She then lightly presses her lips to his, "Take care Mr. Chekov."
Han then walks to the power core and nods to Scotty. "I am so sorry…" He muttered, flipping the switch.
Massive amounts of electricity flowed through Han's body, moving from her into the power core. A blood-curdling scream escapes from her as she pushes all of the energy from her into the core.
"Vwhat are you doing?" Chekov yelled, attempting to shut the power off.
Scotty held him back, "It's too late," he said, tears going down his cheeks. Chekov choked back a sob, his best friend was dying and he couldn't do a thing about it.
The lights came back on and screen flashed showing full power. Han stumbled out and collapsed on the floor, she only had seconds. Chekov rushed over to her, kneeling beside her. Her body has already began to deteriorate, slowly fading away into nonexistence. Han put a hand on Chekov's cheek, he put his hand over hers. Tears stream furiously down his cheeks, "Please don't go."
Han pats his cheek lightly, "Sorry, not…this…time." Han closed her eyes, knowing this was her final moments. The Anerian race would finally be gone, its last survivor now with her people. Her breathing slows as her tendrils of a strange, yellow aura over take her body. "Goodbye, friend." Her body completely fades away into the aura leaving just Chekov and Scotty.
Chekov's head bows in sadness, silent tears falling down his cheeks. His best friend was gone…he saved her and now she saved him. "Guess we're even now…" Yes, yes they were. Two friends who saved each other were even until the end of time, that's when they'd see each other again.
Well...that was a depressing end. Finally the first story I ever planned is finish! I honestly don't know why I didn't finish this a long time ago I mean seriously I had notes. xD
Thanks to all who read, reviewed, favourited, story alerted! You guys are awesome!
Written in memory of my grandma who loved Star Trek, I'll miss you forever.