The strong, slender body in his arms fills the ache in his soul. Thor exhales gustily into Loki’s silky, curling black hair and rests his forehead against Loki’s temple.
“I’ve missed you,” he murmurs.
What really happened over the commercial break in “Precious Cargo”?
For the first time in hir life, el understood what it meant to think. To have independent thought. To have opinions. To have emotions. To want.
It hurt to want.
And then they had found out.
In “Q Who,” eighteen crew members are killed when the Enterprise encounters the Borg for the first time. Picard has eighteen letters to write.
He could hear her screaming.
He wanted to throw up.
Lizzie no —
The world shook, disgorging great chunks of earth, as purple-white death blasted down like angry lava.
Run! Lizzie run!
He could hear her screaming. He could feel her screaming. His baby sister screaming as the ceiling collapsed, pinning her, as the floor gave out beneath her, as her spine was snapped and her eyes started to boil in their sockets he could still hear her —
Trip blinked. Dammit. Again.