Who's that lady?

A month later…

Their very first mission had arisen the time had come for the landing party to set off for the uncharted planet in the neutral zone. "Our mission to this planet is to see if there are any life forms, if so to see if it is stable for human and other life" Kirk told the landing party in the briefing room. "In other words Jim we're just going to be getting samples and seeing if there are any little funny green men running around right?" McCoy asked scowling at Kirk. "Yes Bones if that floats your boat yes" Kirk Retorted exasperated. "Alright I'm going to go and get the med kit and my Tri-corder I'll be down in the transporter room in a minute" McCoy said as everyone of the landing party dispatched to the transporter room.


In the Sickbay…

Everything was calm except Rachel who was crying on her desk she worried about Bones leaving her and not coming back. McCoy had arrived in the sickbay a few moments later looking for her. "Leonard were you looking for someone?" Christine asked pointing to her office. "Oh right thanks Chris" McCoy said heading in that direction. "No problems Doc don't mention it" She replied going back to wrapping a lieutenant's broken arm. McCoy looked into her dark office and saw her crying on her desk and her hair in a mess. McCoy overrode the medical code and went into her office kneeling beside her. "Darlin what's wrong why are you crying?" Bones asked concerned. "Leonard I don't want you to go away I'm so scared and worried knowing my brother he'll get you into a situation that you can't get out of and you won't come back to me" She cried leaning into him. "Honey that's one of the reasons I'm going is so that your brother comes back in one piece" Bones said making her giggle a little. "I love you Leonard so much I want you to come back to me I've always felt everything I love is destroyed I don't want that to happen to you" she sobbed. "It won't I promise to come back to you Rachel always I love you more than life itself and I could give a damn what anyone thinks otherwise" Bones said Kissing her softly and slowly. This kiss was different from the first few they share it was reassuring and comforting as he wrapped her in his warmth for one last time before they had to part again.


On the planet there were many strange things so strange that Kirk split up the landing party into two teams of seven then they all set out on this treacherous terrain. In bones group he lead his goons through many different swamps but they did not know that natives of the planet were watching them. Soon with yelp and holler the natives attacked and captured them in a rope trap. "Great just what we needed to be caught by strange people" McCoy said as they tied his rope tight. The natives took him and the other men back to the camp and then the world went black.


Two days later…
Rachel was a nervous wreck she jumped at every Comm. Signal she heard, paced on the bridge, wouldn't sleep, stayed in McCoy's office and cried looking at his picture, and she went down to the ship's bar and drank herself drunk until Scotty would have to carry her back to her quarters. She hoped that she would hear from him soon. In the back of her mind though she had the worst feeling in the world that he would never return to her alive!