Title: Facets

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: PG-13

Status: Complete

Pairing: Archer/Reed

Series: Just Before Morning

Sequel to: Waiting to Be Found Again

Next Story: Despite Change

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

Summary: Joy is but one aspect of happiness.

Author's Notes: This is the ninth in a series, inspired by the Treksoap Jon and Mal, however "One" by KayJay is considered in canon with this series and Facets is a sequel to that as well. This one is for KayJay and linsey, with thanks for the happy.

I'm happy. I think I'd forgotten what that felt like.
Simple pleasures…a smile, a touch,
a meal, a movie…
laughing, loving…
sleeping, spent, in one another's arms.

He's home…
in my arms, my bed, my heart…
loving each other
with a new depth…
an intensity
born of near loss

I'm content.
I'd nearly forgotten how good it feels
to look into his eyes…
sparkling with playfulness,
darkened with passion…
just knowing he loves me.

I'm frightened.
There. I admitted it.
I'm afraid…
of how much I feel,
how much I love him.
I couldn't bear to lose him now.

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