Title: Held Constant

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

Number in Series: 10

Sequel to: Always Remember

Disclaimer: They belong to Paramount, or more likely, to each othe

Spoilers: Zero Hour

Summary: "Although I've travelled far, I always hold a place for you in my heart"

Author's Notes: This was written for a lyrics challenge; the lyrics in the summary are from Tracy Chapman's "The Promise." This can be considered part of my Refuge series, though it stands well on its own.


Held Constant

I don't dare move… the one time I opened my eyes was enough to tell me I wasn't on Enterprise or the Xindi weapon… or any Earth I know. If not for the unrelenting pain, I'd call it a hallucination, a nightmare…

I just need to stay alive. I know I'm alone here, but don't know where 'here' is, exactly… or when. Has it been days, weeks… longer?

I didn't expect to survive. It's probably assumed I didn't. I can only trust that Malcolm's heart tells him otherwise… and he follows it to find me…

…still longing for him.

*** Finis

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