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07 November 2008 @ 04:34 pm
Ficlet: T is for Tears  
Title: T is for Tears
Characters: Archie, Horatio
Pairing: Archie/Horatio
Author's note: This ficlet is set in LKU and is some sort of sequel to the letter G fic. Written for the Archie Kennedy Alphabet Soup Challenge.

T is for Tears

Horatio had never seen Archie cry.

Archie had suffered abuse by Simpson, imprisonment and torture by the French and the Spanish, and a festering bullet wound in the stomach, but Horatio had never once seen him cry.

Until today.

Horatio sat on the bed next to Archie and held him in his arms, whispering I would never have left you for anything, Archie – thought you were dead and something in me died too – couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat – almost couldn’t believe it when they told me you were alive and I didn’t know what to do – You’ve sacrificed everything for me, and I felt like I couldn’t face you until I’d cleared your name, cleared that bloody mess in Kingston – Please forgive me – I love you…

The confused, guilty torrent of confession was stopped by a kiss. They kissed like they were drowning, like they had never kissed before, and when they had to pull apart for breath Horatio saw that tears were running down Archie's cheeks. As Horatio gently kissed the tears on his lover's face away, he was startled by the unfamiliar taste – and he realised that it was because he had never seen Archie cry before.

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mylodon: bamber kissmylodon on November 7th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
A fix it - and so soon. This is so adorable. Thank you.
Tea: h/a - always and forevertrusea on November 8th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)

The boys insisted that I make it better for them, so good thing that I signed up for two letters!
calavarna: Archiecalavarna on November 9th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
A fix it! *dances*

So adorable.
Tea: archie - didn't dietrusea on November 10th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it. I wasn't completely happy with how this piece turned out, but I felt I could do no better.

Thank you! :)
Esmerelda: couch textesmerelda_t on November 11th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
awww, I hope he kicked him in the shins though post snogging. :)
Tea: h/a - joytrusea on November 14th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
I'm sure he will. In fact he always does that. ;)