Title: In the Shadow of an Alien Sun

Author: The Moonmoth

Author's Contact: moonmoth47@hotmail.com

Archive: Yes to Archers_Enterprise, ReedsArcheryRange and EntSTSlash

Rating: PG

Status: Finished

Series: Last Night You Cried Out in the Dark

Number in Series: 2

Sequel to: Last Night You Cried Out in the Dark

Next story: Last Night You Looked Into My Eyes and Saw the Truth

Pairing: Archer/Reed

Type: Drabble, POV (Reed)

Warnings: None

Spoilers: None

Disclaimer: Paramount owns the characters, I just play with them. I did it for love, not money.

Beta: From my keyboard to your inboxes—no beta, I'm afraid.

Summary: Why did he cry out?

Author's Notes: Inspired (unbeknownst to the lady!) by a line in Bev's birthday fic for Malcolm. Thank you, Beverly, for your wonderful writing.

Feedback: As always, be as detailed and critical as you like, but please keep it constructive.

In the shadow of an alien sun, I awaken from my own cry. Eyes fill and chest heaves in the familiar ritual to purge the demons of my black dreams. But I'm all alone in the night, nothing to lead me out of the dark, and the pain won't go away.

I am lost, the vast sky a bottomless maw waiting for the chance to engulf me; the unfamiliar stars form no map to guide me. I am so far from home.

In the shadow of an alien sun, alone in my tent, I cry until I sleep once more.


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