Authoress Note: Welcome to Chapter 7 of Stronger than Me. Thank you to those who have left reviews. It really does mean a lot to me that you guys are enjoying this. I hope that you guys enjoy this next chapter. I don't know if I want to have this a Spock/OC story or McCoy/OC story. I'll figure it out soon. Without further ado Chapter 7. ENJOY!
Lunch time had come and Turquoise had made plans to meet up with her brother Jim. She carried her case with her along with her pad. She had taken her hair down to hide the bruises a bit better. She didn't need Jim finding out about them. It was going to be bad enough if she knew what Spock was going to do, what she thought he was going to do and file a report with Captain Pike, which meant that she was going to have to meet up with him later.
"Well about time you would show up, Quoise." Jim said looking at his sister a cocky smile was on his lips. He was making fun of her for being late. He liked making fun of her. It was one of his favorite things to do to his little sister when she ran late for things, a past time of his when they were young when their uncle wasn't being a total asshole to them making her clean or beating the living hell out of them for something when something wasn't done right.
"Hey don't pull that tone with me Cadet. You are a new recruit." She said with a toying tone, a smile was on her lips.
Jim looked at her and saw that her face was more marked up than before. His eyes widened. "Whoa hold up." He said getting up from the bench moving over to her quickly, his hand moved some of her dirty blonde hair from her face to get a closer look at her face. "Quoise honey you gotta tell me what happened."
Turquoise didn't answer him. She pursed her lips together remaining silent.
"It's nothing Jimmy. Don't worry about it."
"Quoise. You have to tell me."
"Jim." She snapped, causing him to look at her with wide eyes. "Don't worry about it. Captain Pike will take care of it alright."
Jim swallowed the lump in his throat and nodded his head in understanding.
"You have more important things to worry about." She pointed out. She poked the red uniform that he was now wearing. "You have to focus on your Starfleet classes now."
Jim nodded his head. "How come you don't have to wear the red uniform?" He questioned looking at her.
She laughed lightly. "Cause I am an officer now. I teach, Jimmy. That's what I do. I don't have to take classes any more."
"Damn it." Jim groaned he really wanted to wear the other uniform and not the silly red one.
"Should've joined when I did Jimmy, then you would be wearing the black gray ones like me instead of the reds."
Jim rolled his eyes. He hated it when she was right.
"Come on Jim, let's just eat lunch. I have a feeling that Pike will be wanting to see me soon." She told him to loop her arm through his.
Jim ruffled her hair up a bit. "Pike seems to like you a lot, you know that?" He asked her.
"I'm one of his favorite students."
"I saw the look in his eyes at the bar. I think it is more than that Quoise." Jim said, shaking his head knowing that it was true. "I think the old man sees you as his own daughter."
Turquoise shrugged her shoulders as she sat down on the bench. "I don't know Jimmy. He's always watched over me. So yeah. I guess so. He does see me as a daughter. "
Jim nodded his head. "Well at least he cares for you. Like dad would have." Jim said with a small smile.
Turquoise nodded her head. This was probably one of their nicer takes that the two of them had in a long time without going at each other's throats like they normally did. So she was glad about that. Really truly glad about that.
Turquoise walked down the hall towards Pike's office after being called on her com. She knew that Spock had reported Kenneth for what he had done and knew that Pike would want to talk to her after Spock's report. She stopped at the door and took a deep breath, closing her eyes. She slowly opened the door. "Captain Pike, you wanted to see me, sir?"
"Come in Quoise." Pike said, looking up at her.
She came into his office, shutting the door behind her. She slowly walked over and sat down on one of the chairs.
"Spock came by and talked to me."
"I knew that he would." She said softly looking down.
"And you know what it was about?" He questioned looking at her seeing the new marks that were on her face.
She nodded her head sadly. "Kenneth came onto the grounds."
"Jesus Turquoise, why didn't you alert someone that he was on the grounds?"
"And cause a panic?" She asked, looking up at him. "With new recruits here? You really wanted me to cause a panic on the campus?" She shook her head. "I couldn't do that. It would have caused some of them to leave."
Pike let out a sigh and got up out of his seat. He moved towards her and moved her hair from her face to get a better look at the damage. "Who was the one that saved you?" He asked, looking at her with a look of concern.
"Would it get him into trouble?" She asked softly, looking up at him. She was hoping that it wouldn't get this new student into trouble.
"No, it won't. He saved you from getting majorly hurt, Quoise. If anything he saved you." Christopher said, gripping her shoulder lightly.
"Leonard McCoy." She said softly.
"You thanked him?" He asked her softly, looking at her.
She nodded her head. "I had to stop him from trying to hurt him. "I didn't want him to get thrown out of here. All because of me."
"Turquoise… listen honey you are worth it honey. You don't deserve to be beaten on by him."
"But I didn't need to be rescued either."
Christopher let out a sigh. "Quoise I know… But you need to next time call me on the com. I will make sure that he gets escorted out of here permanently. He won't be allowed back."
She nodded her head. "Okay."
"Now I want you to go to the medical ward."
"Why?" She asked, tilting her head to the side looking at him with wide eyes.
"I'm worried about you. Don't make me come with you."
"Chris… you know how much I hate the medical ward…"
Christopher let out a sigh. "I am going with you then." He tapped her arm.
Turquoise let out a sigh and got up to her feet. She knew that there was no way to get out of going to the medical ward. "But…"
"No, buts Turquoise. You need to make sure that bastard didn't break any bones in your face."
Turquoise swallowed the lump in her throat. Of course he would want her to have it checked out to make sure that she didn't get too badly hurt. That meant that she was going to have one heck of a trip to the medical ward. She hates that place.
This is the end of Chapter 7. I hope that you guys enjoyed it. Please leave a review and let me know what you think. Should I make this a Spock/Turquoise or a McCoy/Turquoise story. Let me know who you think that she should be with. I hope to have the next chapter out soon. Until next time.