My first meld with you was duty bound.
McCoy and Scotty were the first to touch your mind.
I was nervous but oh so curious.
What would it be like?
Even the look of terror on their faces did not worry me.
I knew that my turn would be different.
I believed already that the bullets weren't real so I let my mind touch yours effortlessly.
Soft padded fingers rested slightly upon my skin.
I could hear your soft baritone voice everywhere I went.
I was drowning in your aura.
I felt at peace.
Never have I found such contentment.
I had always searched for that one piece of the puzzle.
You were that missing piece.
You sensed me there and I could feel your smile.
Your essence mingled with my own.
I felt you embrace me.
WE WERE ONE.
Abruptly soft padded fingers left my temple and cheek.
It was so sudden that I cried out from the emptiness.
You looked at me and I knew.
We shall meet again in that wondrous place.
Our sanctuary, home.