Part 4

It took a lot for me to admit my real feelings.  I felt so vulnerable.  Chakotay pulled me into his arms and held me close.  In his arms I felt loved, protected.

"Tom I 'do' love you.  I know I could have died today.  It made me realize life is too damn short to not go for what we really want.  Tom, will you marry me?"

I was scared shitless of the idea of marrying Chakotay; I was even more scared of losing him.  So I said yes.  I hope that circumstances are different this time.  I can't lose again.

The End