Title: Dreams of Flight (155 Words)
Author: Marlen
Rated: PG
Category: Post-Col Vignette
Keywords: William
Spoiler: None.
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Summary: It wasn't supposed to be like this.

Thanks: To Lenore for quick beta and title help.:)

Author Notes: This follows my previous story "Red" and "Into Darkness," but can be read on its own. http://colonizationhq.xphilefic.com/a.html


Lifting his arms up in the air, he makes his request known.

"Daddy, I wanna fly."

Unable to resist his son's plea, his father lifts him up into the air higher and higher until he swears he can touch the clouds.

The wind tingles his skin and with arms straight out for proper navigation, he proclaims, "Daddy, I'm flying. I'm flying..."

He wakes not in his comfy bed adorned with innocent puppies and kittens, but in a cot with a scratchy old blanket to keep him warm...it doesn't.

It wasn't supposed to be like this.

He shuts his eyes in an effort to recapture the feelings of warmth and love he felt in his dream...his past, but it's too late.

Twenty years too late.

He will have to wait until another opportunity for sleep presents itself...another opportunity to feel safe in the arms of his father.

Right now, he's got a future to fight for.

~end~


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February 2, 2002

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