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Not Too Far

TITLE: Not Too Far 
AUTHOR: nhawk
POSTED: 05.05.03
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CATEGORY: Ficlet, S/J, Angst
SPOILERS: An Abyss episode addition.
SERIES: This is a sequel to "Not Waving But Drowning" and is set during the 
same night.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own them, MGM, Gekko Film Corp., and Double Secret 
Productions do.

Not Too Far
By nhawk

He wakes to find her sitting beside his bed in the infirmary. When his eyes adjust to 
the dark he can see that she's been crying. "You were dreaming," she says, not looking 
at his face. He reaches above his head to turn on the lamp. "Don't," she says, touching
his shoulder. She traces her fingers up to his wrist, gently pushing his arm down onto 
the bed.

He is staring at her and she realises she is still touching his skin. His pulse races 
beneath her fingertips and she quickly pulls back her hand. But he is quicker, 
grabbing onto her wrist in mid-air. She startles at the contact but he doesn't let go. 
"Carter," he almost pleads.

"I shouldn't have asked you to do it. It shouldn't have been me, I'm sorry. But I'm glad 
you're here," she says, "I just wanted to say that." He loosens his grip and her wrist 
slips out of his hand. "You should get some more sleep," she adds, quietly.

He closes his eyes and listens to her standing up to leave. He feels a hand stroke 
through his hair and over his ear. 

"Night," she says. 

The end

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