A Doctor's Man

Chapter 13

Hey guys! Here, I'm skipping to after Horizon! Of course, with a few visits in between previously.

Chloe sat on her couch in her apartment, looking over her notes of her doctoring, reminding herself a few subjects she had lost some memory of.

She heard her door open, and looked up to see John, yet, with a disappointed look on his face.

The Doctor stood up with a smile, "John!"

He gave her a full smile, "Chloey-Chlo!"

John walked to her and she walked to him. He had his arms open, and they embraced.

"How have you been?" He asked after looking back at her.

"I've been doing great. What about you?" She asked, still smiling.

"Been busy, as always, and disappointed," he answered her.

"What made you disappointed?"

"My team and I intercepted a collector attack on one of the colonies. Long story, short, in the end, I met Ash, one of my former teammates."

Chloe remembered the dark-haired woman she saw him with when John and his squad rescued her from Fist's thugs.

"Did something happen?"

"She doesn't see the reason why I'm with Cerberus, and she thinks I'm a traitor," he explained.

"But...why would she call you that?" She asked in disbelief.

"Ash is Alliance to the bone. I can understand why she did that, but she should be able to see the logic behind my doings."

"I believe you," she told him with a smile.

He smiled back at her, "Thanks," he said, then giving her a peck on the forehead.

"I believe in you, John, and nobody is going to change that," she said to him.

"And I believe in you, I always have, and always will," John said to her.

She gave him an affectionate smile before bringing him in for a kiss.

"I love you," she said to him.

"I love you too," he replied with a smile.

"So, what are you going to do now?" She asked.

"I'm going to continue working on my team, ship upgrades, things like that," John replied.

She nodded, "Well, please, be careful, I already lost you once..." She tried to say.

"And you're not going through a second time either," he finished for her, "and I promise you that."

She looked into his eyes, tears coming to her own, "Don't make a girl a promise...if you know you can't keep it..."

"Then, I'll try my best to stay on my word," he said to her, framing her face with his hands as they touched foreheads.

She nodded once more, tears finally free falling at the bottom of her cheeks.

John wiped her tears away, "I will fight to the last fiber of my being to get back to you, just like last time," he said to her.

Annnnnd it's short.

Sorry 'bout that! I felt I should cut it There. I'll make it up with the next chapter of 'Hearts Over Minds'.

I also felt I should have saved that quote before John leaves for the collector base, but ah well! I'll think of something!

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