Remember the Love
By: Amy Michelle Bitter (c) 1997 (

This story is dedicated to my favorite cousin and fellow Parisite, Lauren.
Thanks for the great title, cuz!

Star Trek and it’s characters are owned by Paramount, Inc.

B’Elanna Torres opened her tired eyes. She slowly sat up and rubbed her
aching head.
“Where am I?” she asked Kes, who was standing next to the biobed where
she sat.
“You're in Sickbay,” Kes said. “You had an accident, but you're fine now.”
B’Elanna looked around the room bewildered. She had never seen this place
before in her life. Of course, she didn’t remember her life. She didn’t
even remember her own name. And why did her head hurt so bad? What kind
of accident was she in?
A sudden wave of panic came over B’Elanna.
“Who are you?” she asked Kes.
“B’Elanna, are you OK?” Kes asked. “It’s me, Kes.”
B’Elanna stared at Kes. As far as she was concerned, this woman was a
complete stranger.
“Doctor,” Kes called.
“Oh good, Lieutenant, you're awake,” the Doctor said. “How do you feel?”
“I’d feel a lot better if I knew where the hell I was and who you people
are!” B’Elanna shouted.
The Doctor took out his medical tricorder and began to scan B’Elanna.
“The accident you had must have affected your memory,” the Doctor told
“Accident?” she asked. “Will someone please tell me what is going on here!
Why does my head hurt so bad?”
“There was an accident in Main Engineering today,” Kes explained. “You hit
your head and were knocked unconscious.”
“Here, this should help with the pain,” the Doctor said as he administered
a hypospray to B’Elanna.
“What’s the last thing you remember?” the Doctor asked.
B’Elanna thought, hard. “The only thing I remember is waking up here,” she
said, “but, where is here?”
“You’re aboard a starship called Voyager that is lost in the Delta
Quadrant,” Kes told her.
“Who am I?” she asked.
“You’re B’Elanna Torres, the Chief Engineer aboard this ship,” the
Doctor said. “Does any of this sound familiar?”
B’Elanna shook her head. “No,” she said softly. “Why can’t I remember?”
“B’Elanna, I came as soon as I heard,” Tom said as he walked into Sickbay.
“How are you?”
“I’m fine,” B’Elanna said. “Do I know you?”
“What?” Tom asked. "It's me Tom."
“Tom, may I speak with you in my office?” the Doctor asked.
“Sure,” Tom said with a confused look as he followed the hologram into his
“I’d hoped seeing you would help her remember,” the Doctor said.
“Remember what?” Tom asked. “What’s going on?”
“B’Elanna has amnesia,” the Doctor said.
“You mean she doesn’t remember anything?”
“Exactly,” the Doctor said. “That blow to the head must have affected her
cerebellum, the part of the brain where the long term memory is stored.”
“Is there anything you can do for her?” Tom asked.
“I’m afraid not,” the Doctor said. “Amnesia is not curable. B’Elanna will
have to remember on her own.”
“I’ll help her,” Tom said.
“I’m glad you said that,” the Doctor said.
“What?” Tom asked. “That I want to help her? Of course I want to help her.”
“The best way you can help her,” the Doctor started, “is by letting her
remember everything herself. She’s very confused right now. Don’t feed her
any information on her past, let her remember on her own.”
“I’ll do anything to help B’Elanna,” Tom said.
Tom and the Doctor walked over to where B’Elanna was still sitting on the
B’Elanna stared at Tom. There was something about those blue eyes that
was familiar, but what?
“You seem so familiar to me,” B’Elanna said to Tom.
“Do you remember something?” the Doctor asked B’Elanna.
“No,” B’Elanna said sadly. “I don’t spend all of my time here, do I?” she
“No,” Tom answered.
“So, can I leave?” she asked the Doctor.
“Yes, but I’m relieving you of duty until you get your memory back.”
“I’ll show you where your quarters are,” Tom offered.


“Do you recognize anything?” Tom asked B’Elanna as they walked through
the corridors.
“No,” B’Elanna admitted. “This is so frustrating. The only thing that
seemed at all familiar to me, was you.”
Tom wanted so badly to tell B’Elanna about their relationship. He wanted
to take her in his arms and tell her everything would be okay, and that he
loved her. But, he couldn’t.
“We...” Tom said, “We’re very close.”
“I wish I could remember,” B’Elanna said.
*So do I,* Tom thought.
“These are your quarters,” Tom said when they reached B’Elanna’s door.
“I’ll take your word for it.” She smiled.
Tom followed B’Elanna as she walked around her quarters. B’Elanna stopped
at the table and picked up a framed picture.
“That’s us,” she said to Tom as she examined the picture of the two of
them hugging.
“Yes, that’s us,” Tom said. “Do you remember when that picture was taken?”
“No,” she sighed. “Would you tell me about it?”
“Uh, sure,” Tom said. “It was taken last year at your birthday party.”
Tom wanted to remind her of that night, the first time he had told her that
he loved her. It was a very special night for both of them, but he had to
listen to the Doctor, and let her remember on her own.
“Well, since everything’s fine here, I guess I’ll go to my quarters,” Tom
“Good night,” B’Elanna said.
B’Elanna examined the picture after Tom had left. Why did he seem so
familiar? *Why can’t I remember?* she asked herself.


“She doesn’t remember anything?” Harry asked.
“Nothing,” Tom said.
“Well, did you remind her?”
“I can’t, Harry, the Doctor said she has to remember on her own.”
“How long will that take?” Harry asked.
“He doesn’t know,” Tom said. “It could be days, it could be years, it
could be never.”
“Don’t you think she’ll figure out that you two were more than just
friends?” Harry asked.


B’Elanna’s door bell sounded.
“Come in,” She ordered.
“Hi, how do you feel?” Harry asked as he entered her quarters.
“I’m fine,” B’Elanna said. “Who are you?”
“Oh,” Harry said. “I guess you don’t remember me. I’m Harry. How is
“Very boring,” she said. “I wish I had something to do.”
“I don’t think the Doctor will put you back on duty,” Harry said.
“Are you kidding, Star Fleet?!” B’Elanna said. “I’m lucky he lets me leave
my quarters.”
“Wait a minute,” Harry said. “What did you call me?”
“Star Fleet. That’s what I always call you,” B’Elanna said. “I remember!”
“Come on, let's get you to Sickbay,” Harry said.


The Doctor scanned B’Elanna with a tricorder. “Tell me everything you
“I remembered that I call Harry Star Fleet,” B’Elanna said.
“Anything else?” the Doctor asked.
B’Elanna thought. “I remember a panel starting to spark, and I remember
falling backwards, and hitting my head. That’s all I remember before I woke
up here the other day.”
B’Elanna grabbed her head. “I’ve got one of those headaches again,” she said.
The Doctor administered another hyposray to her. “Do you remember anything
“No,” B’Elanna said sadly.
“It’s not uncommon for you to start remembering little things,” the Doctor
“I wish I could remember,” B’Elanna said.


“I heard you remembered something today,” Tom said to B’Elanna as he
entered her quarters.
“It wasn’t much,” she said. “I wish I could remember more.”
B’Elanna looked deep into his cerulean blue eyes. She had that feeling
again, that feeling of closeness.
“It’ll come back to you,” Tom said.
“Do you have any idea how frustrating it is not to know who you are?”
B’Elanna asked as tears began to fill her eyes.
Tom forgot all about what the Doctor had told him. He reached and caressed
B’Elanna’s cheek with the back of his hand. She stared deep into his eyes,
those familiar eyes. He wrapped his arms around her and held her close.
B’Elanna felt safe and secure, for the first time since she had woke up in
Sickbay the other day. Something about the way he held her felt so right.
“It was the first time you told me you loved me,” she said.
“What?” he asked.
“The night that picture was taken,” she motioned towards the picture on
the table. “That was the first time you told me you loved me. I remember.”

But when you touch me like this
And when you hold me like that
I just have to admit
That it’s all coming back to me
When I touch you like this
And I hold you like that
It’s so hard to believe but
It’s all coming back to me

‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’
-Celine Dion

“Yes,” Tom smiled. “It was. Do you remember anything else?”
“I remember everything” She smiled. “Go ahead ask me anything!”
Before Tom could ask her a question, she began talking again, “I’m
Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres, Chief Engineer of Voyager. I was born on Kessik
IV. I quit Star Fleet and joined the Maquis. We were brought here by the
Caretaker five years ago. I remember everything!”
She ran over and hugged Tom.
“I remember everything about us. I remember our love.” B’Elanna smiled as
she looked deep into Tom’s eyes. She knew now why they had seemed so familiar.

=/\= THE END =/\=

Another sappy, yet happy, ending! Sorry, but I’m a sucker for stories
where everything is okie dokie at the end. : ) Someday I’m going to
surprise you all with a not so happy ending. Won’t you be surprised then?
Anyway, what did you think?