It’s just…that wasn’t the Chuck I knew. And yet, she still was the Chuck I knew.
Under all the power and skill of the booster, all that anger at me and the feeling of not being a “real part of the team” was all her. All I could think of was the fact that the booster just took away her fear of saying these things out loud.
And I was scared.
Not of her. Never of her. But at the very real possibility that this may have been my fault. That I don’t tell her enough how much I trust and appreciate her and her talent as our hacker, my co-pilot…as my best friend.
I’m just so happy things turned out the way they did, in the end.
After Chuck finished helping out Tenn and his mom, she made me promise to keep most of what went down with us a secret. I told the others we got in a bit of a fight, but I kept most of the details about it quiet. (Though, I think Jules knows what happened. Seeing as he brought the booster down here.)
I would’ve tried to convince everyone to get Chuck something to eat (Like, a whole pizza for herself. She needed it, I think), but Chuck said she wasn’t very hungry, and that was kinda that.
She still has self-esteem issues about herself when it comes to the team every now & then…but I try not to let her think those kinda things for very long. I really hope she proves her worth to herself at some point. Because she never needed to prove it to us.