|MichaelOwnsMe (foreverbm) wrote in qaf_drabbles,|
@ 2008-03-30 01:41:00
|Entry tags:||author: foreverbm, challenge #58: chairs|
challenge #58 Chairs
Title: Struggling (Parts 1 - 3)
Timeline: 30 years in the future
Warnings: Death references
A/N: I may continue with this, it's almost 2am and I should be in bed!
Condoms: 3 to Michael
Hunter finally convinced Michael to go and get some fresh air, He hadn’t left the room for a week, and he was seriously worried about him. His eyes had a haunted look to them and he seemed to have aged overnight.
He sat back in the chair, watching the machine that was keeping his father alive. Thoughts of the first time he’d seen Ben filled his mind. He’d thought he was just another do-gooder and it had taken a while to realize that he was offering him something that he had never had before, a home and more importantly love.
He wriggled in the chair, not able to get comfortable; thoughts of not having Ben to turn to when he had a problem at the fore front of his mind. He always knew the right thing to say, but nevertheless left it up to him to make the final decision; the confidence he had always shown in him never wavered. He wanted to say so many things; but he knew that after being a family for 30 years Ben knew that he loved him. He knew he hadn’t said it as often as he should have and he regretted that.
He sat up in the chair as Michael walked in. He tried to raise a smile but couldn’t. There was nothing he could do or say that would make this easier for his father. He wondered how Michael would cope; the love his parents had for each other had never wavered over the years and had shown him that with love anything was possible. He maybe forty six but at the moment he felt like a child in need of comfort. When he was alone he would let his tears fall; for now he needed to be strong for Michael.