Title: Still Waiting

Author: Mareel

Author's email: Mareel@earthlink.net

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

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Rating: G

Category: Slash

Status: Complete

Pairing: Archer/Reed

Series: Refuge

Sequel to: The Hawks of Morning

Number in Series: 6

Next Story: When Winds of Changes Shift

Disclaimer: They belong to Paramount, and to themselves

Spoilers: Azati Prime

Summary: Waiting and hoping are the whole of life.*

Notes: This should be considered part 6/? of my Refuge series of Season 3 fic, though it stands on its own. *Quote in summary is from Gian Carlo Menotti.


Still Waiting

I waited for him…

to explain to me why he had to be the one to go, to fly the one-way mission, the one to sacrifice himself…

to tell me why he couldn't ask anyone else to die, why he couldn't let anyone else make the sacrifice he planned to make…

to ask me to look after Porthos, and to make sure Enterprise made it safely home…

to take a last glance around our quarters, see our bed still rumpled…

to touch my cheek and kiss me goodbye

and tell me he loved me one last time.

Was he hoping…?

*** Finis

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