Title: It Was Always You Author: Jade eyes Disclaimer: Borrowing with affection. Genre: Warm fuzzyness. A/N: Lines of dialogue popped into my head (yes, during a smooth jazz song called Hypnotic) LOL and this bunny fits !!!!!!!!!!!! Sarek On the eve of their joining, I took Nyota aside and told her that when I had lost Amanda, it had been as if part of my very soul had been stripped away. Her large, dark eyes filled with tears and she reached to take my hand, impulsively. As she would with her own father. I shared this with her, not to dampen her joy, but to make a point, which I had shared with her on the briefest acquaintance but now was firmly confirmed, and which gave me the deepest satisfaction. "She was literally the other half of my soul." I continued lowly. Her hand squeezed. "Many bonds forged by those of my age-cohort are deeply affectionate, and what you would call passionate, but many are not -- " Nyota smiled softly, sympathetically. "Incredible or compatible ..." "Precisely. I know somewhat of what transpired in alternate realities, and as I reflect upon what was the missing piece for my son in that other time and place - the part that not only brings serenity and balance but an unspeakable joy - it was always you, my daughter ... I see you in his eyes every time I look at him." She beamed. "Oh, do you?!" She whispered. "He is that for me, as well. So utterly my heart and soul!" ******~~~~~~~ Nyota It was during our wedding trip that I shared this with my bondmate, as we lay in a secluded bower, tightly entwined. "He sees me in your eyes, my dearest, precious love!" I exclaimed. Spock stroked a hand through my unbound cascade as it fell around us in a fragrant tumble. "Indeed?" "Yes, your love for me and your delight in us." I smirked and winked, as my heart melted. His lips fastened on mine and he crushed me. /And those things shall always and ever be there to behold, my love!/ I purred ecstatically at the tender promise, and answered: /For me, too, my heart!/ I returned his reverent, slow, amorous caresses and lingering, deep kisses. +++++++ Vaporizes, utterly!