Title: How Far From Morning

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 Yesterday

Number in Series: 9

Sequel to: Afterglow

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

Spoilers: Twilight

Summary: I was with you.

Notes: This is a response to Hannah Moonmoth's lyrics challenge. The lyrics (below) are Enya's "Falling Embers." This is set during "Twilight" sometime during Jon's nine years on Ceti Alpha Five.


How Far From Morning

Once I had everything I could want… stars flickering like embers through my viewport… Malcolm in my arms, his eyes outshining them all… hearts full of love and dreams for our future.

Twilight now… the stars are fixed. They don't glow as they stream past, locked forever now into time and place. As am I, holding only memories and unfulfilled promises.

When Malcolm visits, we cling to all that's left us… our past and the fleeting moment. His eyes still shine with love, but every morning I wake again to find him gone, along with the dreams… and the stars.



Fallen Embers, by Enya

Once, as my heart remembers,
all the stars were fallen embers.
Once, when night seemed forever
I was with you.

Once, in the care of morning
in the air was all belonging.
Once, when that day was dawning
I was with you.

How far we are from morning,
how far we are
and the stars shining through the darkness,
falling in the air.

Once, as the night was leaving
into us our dreams were weaving.
Once, all dreams were worth keeping.
I was with you.

Once when our hearts were singing,
I was with you.

If you enjoyed this story, please send feedback to the author.

Star Trek and Enterprise are copyrighted by Paramount. We don't own 'em—we just play with them. No money was made.
Please do not repost material without requesting permission directly from the author.
Archer's Enterprise is maintained by the Webmistress.