Title: Illogical

Author: Mareel

Author's email: Mareel@earthlink.net

Author's URL: http://www.geocities.com/bdebpr


Archive: Permission to archive granted to EntSTCommunity, Archer's Enterprise, Reed's Armory, Others welcome, please let me know.

Category: Slash (m/m)

Rating: G

Status: Complete

Pairing: Archer/Reed

Series: No Tomorrows

Sequel to: Nocturne

Number in series: 3

Spoilers: Twilight

Disclaimer: They all still belong to Paramount, or to themselves.

Summary: The logic of a lie against the memory of the heart.

Author's Notes: T'Pol has been pressing me for a chance to add her perspective on the Twilight situation.

It is untrue that Vulcans cannot lie. There are times when a lie seems the logical choice, perhaps the only choice.

One lie…one word only…on one day when the isolation was overwhelming. After years of guarded explanations, I voiced the other possible reply to his inevitable daily question about the nature of our relationship.

"Are we…?"

"Yes, Jonathan."

I then compounded my lie by reaching out to touch…

His reaction was unexpected. Pain evident in his eyes, he asked only one question before retreating into himself, into silence, for the remainder of his day's awareness.

"What about Malcolm?"

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