|frantic_quest (frantic_quest) wrote in qaf_drabbles,|
@ 2012-08-20 09:21:00
|Entry tags:||author: frantic_quest, challenge #212: round robin, round robin|
Round Robin Drabbles 4 & 5
Drabble Numbers: 4 & 5 follows Ready
Condoms: Two for Vic
She turns and looks at each of them, only two family by blood, but all part of the family of her heart.
She clutches her granddaughter tighter, relishing the feel of the tiny arms firmly draped around her neck, knowing with a pang of regret just how quickly time flies, with no guarantees the journey will keep them all together, or safe.
She thinks of Vic, who never knew the little angel in her arms, who never had the chance to see Michael and Ben marry, who never saw Brian grow into the man he’d always believed he could be.
Vic would have been so proud of them all, although she was grateful he was spared the horror that was Babylon’s bombing, and the subsequent fallout that ended up taking the girls and the grandchildren so far away.
She’s lost count of the number of times she’s thought to herself, “Wait ‘til Vic gets a load of that” only to remember that she really was all alone now in watching over her lost boys.
She blinks as she realizes that Justin is squeezing her hand, smiling like the fucking sun, bringing her back to the present with a gentle, “Deb?”