Title: Darkest

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: Just Before Morning

Sequel to: Bereft

Next Story: Waiting to Be Found Again

Number in series: 7

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

Summary: So great a loss.

Author's Notes: This is the seventh in a loosely connected series, inspired by the Treksoap Jon and Mal. But no back-story is necessary to understand Jon's feelings here.

No dawn. That was one of the hardest things to get used to in deep space. The artificial light cycle on the ship is no substitute for waking in the morning to the pale tentative light just before dawn.

It always represented something to me—provided some kind of reassurance that no matter how dark it got, there was an assurance of hope on the horizon.

It's that dark now. Lying here alone, this bed has never seemed so large and empty. There's no promise of dawn, no real basis for hope…just an aching love.

I need him home.

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