Title: Retrospective

Author: Weebob

E-mail: weebob@fsmail.net

Date: 01/11/2004

Archive: Permission to archive granted to EntSTCommunity, Reeds Armory, Archer's Enterprise—and probably anyone else if they ask first!

Series/Fandom: ENT

Category: Slash

Rating: PG

Status: Complete

Pairing: Archer/Reed

Summary: Malcolm discovers that he matters.

Warnings: None

Sequel to: Introspective

Spoilers: Minefield

Disclaimer: I don't own or have any rights to the Star Trek universe, "Enterprise", or any of its characters—they belong to UPN/Paramount. I am making no money from this story

Poor Malcolm. I scared him half to death at breakfast, and his day's only got worse since then.

All propriety, he hates his captain asking about him—but I can't help it. I'm powerless against his vulnerability. This slight creature in my arms is a mass of contradictions: strength, weakness, courage, fear, humour, sadness—wanting to be independent: yearning to belong.

Determined to protect me, yet needing protection.

Let me in, Malcolm. I love you.

He tenses—searching. For me?

"Malcolm, I'm here. I'll never let you go."

I hug him and he relaxes.

Maybe the door is ajar.

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