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Written: May 14, 1999

Rating: PG

A Name

Saffron

Chakotay opened his eyes. It was so dark, he couldn't see anything, and yet, he felt he was being started at. "Kathryn?" he asked softly, so as not to wake her, if she was asleep.

The only response he got was a sigh.

"Computer, lights up one-eighth." he said, his voice a little louder. Chakotay turned on his side to face Kathryn. "You ok?" he asked.

Kathryn leaned forward and kissed him in reply.

"What was that for?"

Kathryn responded with a question of her own. "Have you though anything about names for the baby?"

"A little."

"Oh? Would you care to chare any with me?"

"I wanted to wait until we talked about it together."

Her eyes shows understanding as she gazed at him. "I've had every Tom, Neelix and Harry offering suggestions until I'm blue as a bolian. But still, I don't know what you think."

Chakotay reach an arm out and pulled her closer to him... or... as close as her every growing belly would allow. "What I think is...this baby is a part of both of us and I think her name should reflect that."

"For instance?"

"Um...Kathy?"

Kathryn gave him a playful smirk "Now what part of that name is from you?"

"The 'h' and the 'y', he replied, grinning.

"Hmm..." A thoughtful expression came over Kathryn's face as she pretended to roll away from him. "I'm glad I didn't marry you for your sense of humor. " Chakotay pulled her back to face him. He stared at her face intently, still smiling. "Why did you marry me?"

Kathryn's expression turned serious. "Seriously or are you kidding?"

The smile that played on Chakotay's lips dissipated. "Seriously."

"Because...I love you. You knew that, didn't you?"

"I guess part of me did. But you don't say it that often, and sometimes I think that you're going to change your mind or something."

Kathryn struggled to sit up. "Oh my," she sighed. "I've really messed things up, haven't I?" she reached for Chakotay's hand and pulled him up to a siting position next to her. "I guess, I denied my love for you too long and have given you cause to doubt my feeling. I'm not going to change my mind, Chakotay." She took his hand an placed it on her stomach. "Feel that? That's our baby in there. She's moving, growing ,k and getting to know us even now. Our love crated her. Please, Chakotay, if you *ever* doubt how I feel, ASK me. I'll be more than than happy to tell you how I feel." She leaned forward and kissed him, gently ant fist and then deepened it as the hormones raged through her. Kathryn broke off the kiss and spoke. letting her voice resonate deeply in her chest, " and now... if you'll permit me, I'd like to 'show' you *how* I feel."

Chakotay lay back down on the bed, pulling her with him. Before their lips met again, he spoke softly against her cheek " We forgot to pick a name."

Kathryn chuckled as her lips made their way to his. "Is that all you can think about at time like this?"

FINIS

[ A Proposal | Nervous? | The Kiss | The Morning After | Big News | A Name | Side-stepping the issue | A Family Moment ]

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