Title: Now

Author: Mareel

Author's email: Mareel@earthlink.net

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

Date: March 13, 2004

Archive: Permission granted to Archer's Enterprise, Reed's Armory, others please ask.

Rating: G

Category: Slash

Status: Complete

Pairing: Archer/Reed

Series/Sequel: Not yet

Disclaimer: They belong to Paramount, and to themselves

Summary: Once only a daydream for Jonathan…

Notes: For Kipli, with my thanks for inspiration and for so many other reasons.

After so long… I touch you
as I've never touched you before
despite years of casual contact.
Now my fingers know
the softness of your hair,
the yielding of your lips.

After so long… I take your hand
feeling the strength and gentleness
as our fingers mesh together
Now our eyes meet,
unafraid of the depths of emotion
we each can read in the other.

After so long… I hear my name on your lips
whispered in the morning
or cried out in joy.
Now my heart hears the echo
of the love it held close,
alone for so long.

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