Title: Red River 4/5
Authors: Isabelle and Maxine
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Red River 4
A scant three hours later Oromocto woke Chakotay.
"Tom seems to be waking."
Chakotay sat up quickly, a bit too
quickly he decided because he was
"Tom wake up."
"Yes Tom, I think you need another
transfusion. I am going to
"What is it Tom?"
"I'm sick, dying aren't I?"
"No Tom you aren't dying. Voyager
will be here soon, just
Chakotay started going over in his
mind what he needed, deciding he
Once everything was cleaned Chakotay
explained to Oromocto
Chakotay laid down and Oromocto began
the task at hand.
"Rest for a few minutes, I believe
I can do what is needed at
Sometime later Chakotay woke to the
sound of voices, turning
"Enosho and Mahalo have come with
some food and medical
Chakotay accepted the offered food
and drink readily,
"Tom? Come on Tom time to wake up.
Enosho has brought some
"I am thirsty."
"Okay we have water and javan juice."
"Water is fine."
Oromocto was next to Chakotay with a mug of water before he could ask for it. Nodding his thanks he took the mug in one hand and with the other lifted Tom's head so he could take a drink. When Tom signaled that he had enough Chakotay laid his head back down and placed the cup on the floor.
"How much longer before we meet Voyager?"
"Tom we aren't meeting them. I had to bring the shuttle back down again. There was another storm right after I took off. Unfortunately I was not as lucky as you were there is too much damage for me to repair. We have to wait for Voyager to come to us."
"I would say we have less then 20
hours to wait. I am sure
"Okay. I still feel so weak, everything hurts."
"I know and I am sorry I can't do much now, everything except life support and lights is offline. I am going to see if among the medical supplies Enosho brought there is something I can give you for pain." Chakotay patted Tom shoulder, stood and went over to Enosho.
"Enosho did you happen to bring anything for pain?"
"Good, I am going to assume that
your medicine does not in
"Is that aspirin bad?"
"Not usually but from what I read
with Tom's condition
"Go back to sleep Tom. That is the
best thing for your body."
""Chakotay can you give him more
of your blood?" Oromocto was
"No, not until the same time tomorrow.
Actually a bit longer
"Ah, I see our systems only take
a half a solar rotation to
"If I have to I will give him more,
though it will leave me
"I shall not leave you until your
ship arrives, just in case
"Thank you Oromocto. I can't tell
you how much I appreciate
"Words are not necessary Chakotay,
seeing Tom well enough to
While the two men were talking, Enosho
and Mahalo had gone go up to the other deck and were picking up debris.
They, too, had decided to stay until the two alien travelers could leave.
Mahalo admitted he
"I am curious why the Borg chose
to harm people with their
"I often ask myself the same thing
Mahalo. Humans are not
"The Borg think as one, as such they
believe that they are
Leaving the Delta Flyer was not an
option and it would take
"Chakotay?" Mahalo voice brought
Chakotay out of the funk he
"Will Tom get better?"
"Of course he will, when Voyager
arrives they will beam him
"I am glad, Tom is a very special
being. I watched him with
"Yes he does." Chakotay couldn't help but smile as he remembered the sight of Tom as enthralled with the Alinnidan children as they were with him. He could picture Tom as a father, playing with his children, sharing everything with the kind of innocence and wonderment that would make any child love him all the more.
Chakotay wanted children of his own some day, to share with them what his father shared with him. True while he was growing up he had no patience for what his father tried to teach him, but now he knew the real benefit of all those teaching. He had to wonder if Tom ever thought about being a father himself. He knew that he didn't know much about Tom's wants and desires, other than his love of flying and his need to make others happy.
There was time to learn all there
was to know about Tom.
If time could go slower Chakotay
was sure he wouldn't make
Chakotay shook his head as if to
shake out the thought of
"Chakotay, rest now. Your ship will
be here soon enough I am
The Alinnidans kept a close eye on
both men as they spoke
"Hello, I am Oromocto." He extended
his hand in a gesture
"Hello, I am Harry Kim and this is
our doctor." Harry shook
"I am sure that Chakotay and Tom
will be happy to see you
"We transported down as soon as we
could. We realized that
"From the looks of things, he had
a little problem." The
"I am sure Commander Chakotay will
appreciate your assessment
Chakotay heard voices, when he opened his eyes he didn't think he had ever been happier to see the EMH as he was at that moment.
"Doctor, you need to check Tom."
Getting up of the bed
"You don't look well yourself Commander."
Scanning him, "You
"Don't worry about me, I am fine.
It's Tom that needs your
"Commander don't argue with me. Ensign
Kim please help the
"Commander you did well, though you
are right Lieutenant
"Voyager here Doctor. How are they?" The captain answered.
"Lieutenant Paris needs to be transferred to sickbay immediately. Commander Chakotay is alert and other than a concussion he is fine."
"Very well Doctor. We will transport
you and the lieutenant
Oromocto, Enosho and Mahalo just stood back and watched. Enosho and Mahalo were amazed as two of the humans disappeared into thin air.
"Voyager to Commander Chakotay."
"Chakotay here captain."
"It's good to hear your voice Commander."
"No more than it is to hear yours Captain."
"How are you?"
"I have had better days Captain.
But I am fine now that you
"How bad is the damage to the Delta Flyer Commander?"
"Not too bad, I think it will take
about a day to get it
"We will just use the tractor beam
to return it to the ship
Chakotay walked away from the group
so they would not here what he
"Captain, I am not sure if that is
a good idea. The Borg have
"Understood Chakotay. I will have
Lieutenant Torres assemble
"Thank you Kathryn." Relieved that
she understood his
"Chakotay please tell your captain
that all are welcome here.
"I heard Chakotay."
"Captain Janeway, I am Oromocto."
He spoke to the badge on
"Oromocto, hello. Thank you for your
offer and for looking
"The pleasure was mine Captain. They
are both wonderful men.
"Believe me Oromocto, we are all proud of them both."
"Very good Captain. As I said your entire crew is well to visit our village. I will explain the purification ritual to you and if there is anyone who for any reason can not undergo the process we will find another way. We do not wish to harm anyone else unintentionally or otherwise."
"Thank you Oromocto. I am sure that
my crew will enjoy the
"You are welcome Captain."
"Chakotay, we will beam you and Ensign
Kim back to Voyager
"Thank you Captain. Just give me one minute."
"Very well, let me know when you are ready. Janeway out."
Chakotay turned to Oromocto and shook his hand.
"Thank you for all your help Oromocto."
Looking passed him to
"Enosho, Mahalo thank you for bringing
food and medical
"You are welcome" Enosho answered
for the two of them, mostly
"Harry, are you ready?"
"Commander you go back, I will stay
here and continue to work
"Alright Ensign, I am sure that B'Elanna
and her team will
"Would it be alright if I stayed
and possibly helped in some
"I don't mind, by the way my name
is Harry." Harry thought
"I am Mahalo, it is my pleasure to
meet you. I am very
"It's a pleasure to meet you also
Mahalo. I am more than
Quickly the two men became deeply involved in conversation. Oromocto just shook his head, he knew that after this Mahalo would push the government to try to use a bit more technology. There could be some very interesting arguments in the government house in the months to come. He actually was looking forward to it, stimulating the mind was one of his favorite pastimes. Turning back towards Chakotay, "I am sure Tom will be fine Chakotay, and I hope you have the chance to explore all that you wish to with him."
"Thank you Oromocto. I hope the same
thing. I am going to get
"Very well Chakotay, safe travel."
"Chakotay to Voyager. One to beam up." And he was gone.
Chakotay left the transporter room,
desperately wanting to go
"Captain, I am here to give you my report."
"Welcome back Commander, Tuvok you
have the bridge." She
"Fascinating culture you found Chakotay.
I am very interested
"I am sure whoever does, once hearing
what takes place, will
"Sickbay to the Captain."
"Janeway here. What can I do for you Doctor? How is Tom?"
"That is why I am contacting you
Captain. You need to come to
"You just did Doctor, we both will
be right there. Janeway
"Well let's go see the doctor and
Tom." She didn't voice her
They left the ready room, the captain
informed Tuvok of their
"Ah, Captain, Commander good you are both here."
"What seems to be the problem, Doctor?"
"Lieutenant Paris has been stabilized
for now, but I can not perform the necessary operation to replace the lost
gene because he has developed an infection. I have run through every known
As Chakotay listened he felt the
joy of believing that Tom would be
"Doctor, when I was reading up on
Hemophilia I came across
"Yes Commander it does. I am sorry,
all I can offer now is
"Perhaps the Alinnidans know of this
pathogen and they have
"I will go back down and speak to
Oromocto, you could be
"Very well Chakotay. Go now and find
out whatever you can.
"Of course Captain, just a minute Commander."
"Kathryn, I am not sure if they will
have a better idea.
"It can't hurt to try Chakotay. You
never know just what they