Title: The Road Less Taken
Author: Blood Raven 77
Disclaimer: Paramount pictures own all characters. The poem "Road Less
Taken" is sole property of Robert Frost.
Summary: This is a bit of a "what if"story. Thoughts that may have or could
have gone through Garak's mind had the opportunity arose.
Author's Note: Thanks again to Hobsonphile for being so kind as to beta
read my work.
Road Less Taken
".I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less traveled by
And that has made all the difference"
Pausing, Garak studies her for a moment. He knows he is at a turning point;
a single choice on either part could change everything between them.
Touching her cheek gently, he smiles slightly. He has denied his emotions
for so long and now he has to choose.
A slight shiver runs down his spine as Garak closes his eyes. I did nothing
to deserve her love, he thinks a little sadly to himself. Yet here I am
with her now, at a crossroad of sorts.
Slipping his arms around her small waist, he can't help but feel a
bit like the traveler from a Terran poem he once read. Like the traveler in
the tale, there were two paths before him. He could make the wise decision:
stop now, pull away and leave. It would not be the first time he has denied
his emotions. He has done it so many times before, always choosing duty
over all else. Or he could take the risk, allow himself to love her without
reservation. Faltering briefly, he moves his hand to her chin as he tilts
her head slightly. Leaning in, he gently kisses her lips, his mind resolute
in his decision.