Title: Dichotomy

Author: Mareel

Author's email: Mareel@earthlink.net

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


Fandom: Star Trek Enterprise

Category: Slash (m/m)

Rating: R

Status: Complete

Characters: Archer/Reed

Archive: Permission to archive granted to EntSTCommunity, Archer's_Enterprise, Reed's Armory

Series: Just Yesterday

Previous story: Dear Malcolm

Next story: Risking Hope

Number in series: 5

Spoilers: Twilight

Disclaimer: Of course they belong to Paramount, but I spend a lot of time with them.

Summary: Transcending the blurred distinctions between young and old, past and present.

Author's Notes: This is set during "Twilight" and is a sequel to Dear Malcolm, though it also stands on its own. Fifth, and probably the last of this set. I think they've both said what they needed to say. And, after all, it never happened.

It's just the two of us together. T'Pol has given us the gift of privacy…and found a few hours respite for herself.

Why does it feel like there are four of us in bed? From our past, I reach for my young lover. The man whose head fits so perfectly on my shoulder is older. His smile still lights my world but his eyes have seen too much.

This Malcolm cradles me close and mentions things I never knew, making me feel somehow the younger…until I glimpse my aging body stretched alongside him.

The heart makes no distinction.

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