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the other - 14 - the Epilogue
by Ellin (sapphire_child)
at July 18th, 2006 (12:29 pm)

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Title: The Other – 14 – The Epilogue
Rating: PG-13 for themes
Spoilers: set from about episode 14 of the second season, from there its just spec and my muse having some fun
Summary: Charlie, unable to cope with Claire’s estrangement any longer, sets off into the jungle alone. But after a month of pain and hardships, he stumbles across something he wasn’t ever expecting to find out there…
Disclaimer: Isn’t mine, never has been, never will be and I promise I’m not making any money – writing fanfiction is simply for my own self-satisfaction. The lyrics in the cut are from “I Will Love You” by Fisher
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He waited until she was completely alone before making his move, swift and sure-footed to their shelter. He didn’t want anyone else to hear what was happening – it was even harder to keep secrets nowadays, their numbers were becoming so few.

‘Hullo,’

‘Hey Charlie. What’s up?’

‘I’m leaving.’

‘You’re what?’

‘I’m leaving. Today. With Hayley. She’s nearly fifteen now…she’s been asking me questions, asking me to take her back.’

‘I knew she’d want to go back sooner or later.’

‘Mmmn. I came to say goodbye.’

‘Do you want me to tell Jack?’

‘Yeah. He’ll want to bring us back but you can just tell him that we’ll come when we’re ready. I don’t know how long Hayley will want to stay – if she’ll even want to stay at all...’

‘She’ll stay as long as she needs to – and so will you. Oh don’t look so gloomy Charlie, come here and give me cuddle.’

‘But I’m going to miss you,’

‘You’ll do fine without me. You’ve done it before. You just take as long as you both need okay?’

‘I love you. Have I told you that recently?’

‘You told me yesterday – remember? And I said that I loved you back?’

‘I like it when you say it back.’

‘Get going you. Make sure you don’t get caught out by Them this time either – one more attack from Them and we’ll be able to count how many of us are left on our fingers.’

‘And a few toes as well!’

‘Go.’

~*~

‘Who are they Daddy?’

‘Your real dad and your Nan – your mum’s mum.’

‘Why isn’t mum buried here?’

‘I wanted to bury her here but it was too far. And They controlled this place back then. It was too dangerous.’

‘I think she’d like to be buried here but it’s a bit too late now I guess. Daddy?’

‘Yes?’

‘Did you love her?’

‘Who?’

‘My mum. Grace.’

‘I loved her, yes. I was never in love with her.’

‘And you love me and Aaron? Even though I’m not really your daughter and he’s not really your son?’

‘Hayley, sweetheart, you’ve always been my daughter and I will always, always love you.’

Hayley reached a tentative hand to brush along the dark soil that covered His grave. After so many years of wondering she was finally here, meeting her real family for the first time. But was he really her family? After all, the people she considered her parents were no relation at all. But then blood was really no matter when there was enough love in a person’s heart.