C/P Season One Slashy Scenes|
In the very first Voyager episode, we find out that Chakotay and Tom are already acquainted. They were in the Maquis together. And when Chakotay sees Paris aboard Voyager after finding out that Tuvok was a spy, he's livid.
Chakotay: "I see you had help."
When the crew is ready to head over to the array, Tom catches up to the Captain.
Tom: "Captain! I'd like to go with you."
In part two..
When Kes, Neelix, Torres, Kim and Paris make it safely to the surface of the planet, Tom finds that he needs to go back and help Janeway, Chakotay and Tuvok. Neelix goes with him. Neelix helps Tuvok reach the surface, and Tom helps Chakotay as the stairs are being destroyed all around.
Chakotay: "Get out of here Paris, before the whole thing comes down."
He finally reaches Chakotay and helps him up from the partially collapsed stairs
Tom: "You'd rather die than let me be the one to rescue you?"
When the Kazon begins to attack Voyager to try and keep them from transporting over to the array, Chakotay is on the Maquis ship and has a plan to fly directly into the Kazon ship to destroy it. He's getting very close to impact, when..
Tom: "I'm getting you out of there, Chakotay."
At the end, Janeway tells Paris that she has invited the Maquis to stay aboard and serve, and that Chakotay is now her First Officer. Tom cracks something about needing a bodyguard, but Janeway tells him that Chakotay mentioned that his life belongs to Tom, so he'll personally be responsible for Tom's safety.