Title: Weight to Bear

Author: Kipli

Author's email: kipli16@yahoo.com

Author's URL: http://kipli.net/fiction.html


Archer's Enterprise

Archive: Yes to EntSTSlash, WWOMB, Archers_Enterprise, and ASC*, otherwise ask first pretty please.

Fandom: Star Trek: Enterprise

Category: Gen

Rating: G

Status: Complete

Pairing: n/a

Summary: Post-"Expanse" drabble.

Warnings: None

Sequel: None

Betas: None

Spoilers: None

Disclaimer: Paramount owns the universe. I just live there.

Author's Notes: This fic idea has been circling me for a few days, teasing my muse, and that's saying something since all my other plotbunnies are sound asleep. I finally decided to try a real drabble. Some credit goes to Leah's 'Something to Kill the Pain', which was gorgeous and far better than this little thing it helped inspire. This was Travis (of all people) when I wrote it, but you're free to pick whoever calls to you.


It's hard to be alone on a ship full of people. It's hard.

I cover my arms over my head. I pull my legs up to my chest. Cold. The bathroom tiles are surprisingly cold beneath me. The wall saps my heat. Why is everything so cold?

So much sorrow. So much hate. So much desperation. It invades. It permeates. Nothing escapes.

Everything is so cold. Everything. Everyone.

No one sees. No one speaks. No one gets away. Not even me.

Tears roll down my face and vanish into my sweats.

I don't know why. It's just hard.


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