Title: Chances Author escapist_art Rating: G Word Count: 100 Disclaimer: Lost is not mine, neither are Charlie or Aaron. Characters: Charlie, Aaron Author's Note: Drabble based on the prompt, "Innocence", written for Lost Squee.
A cool, gentle breeze lifted strands of Charlie's hair while he sat on a log cradling Aaron in his arms. His voice raised and lowered as he told Aaron a story that he remembered from his own childhood. The innocence of that time of his life was long ago tarnished by choices he had made. Here, though, he held a new life; a new chance at doing things right. The thought brought an unexpected smile to his lips, and he paused in the tale to place a soft kiss on the cheek of the child he loved as his own.