|Just Another Life
Author: eyes and teeth PM
Hal has lived as so many different people. So when Leo asks him about his past Hal tells the story of just another life. But this one is different from the rest, in this life Hal found love. Hal and an OC.Rated: Fiction T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Hal - Chapters: 14 - Words: 17,636 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 09-12-12 - Published: 06-14-12 - id: 8216981
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By posting this on here I'm hoping that I have the attention span to finish this story well. Enjoy the story and please let me know what you think.
I don't own Being Human.
Hal was sitting quietly in the barber shop. The last of the afternoon sun was shining through the window and Hal sat allowing his back to be warmed by the weaker rays. His breathing was soft and he was just beginning to drift off to sleep when they keys slipped into the door and Leo returned from the shop. He said nothing to Hal as he walked through the shop and up the stairs to the flat above, which Hal thought was unusual but he didn't complain because he was enjoying sitting in peace.
Hal could hear Leo chatting quietly with Pearl upstairs as he put away the few bits he had bought at the shop. Then one set of footsteps coming back down the stairs.
"If I keep my eyes closed he might just sit quietly" Hal thought as Leo sat next to Hal.
"I know you're not asleep Hal" Although Leo said it Hal still didn't open his eyes.
"I need to ask you something and it's important but if you're pretending to be asleep I'll just ask. Hal, you have lived many lives but in all that time have you…" Leo paused as if he wasn't sure how to phrase what he wanted to say. Hal opened his eyes and looked expectantly at his friend.
"Have you ever, loved?"
Hal was genuinely surprised by the question. He didn't expect Leo to ask him something like that. He thought of a sarcastic response to the question but he held his tongue as a name popped into his mind.
Leo had done so much for Hal and helped him in so many ways, yet he had asked for very little in return. How could he not tell his best friend the truth? His eyes wandered away from Leo as he looked back through his life, to a particular year and a particular night when something amazing had first happened to him.
"Yes I had love once. She was everything I could ever want and more. She loved me for the man inside the vampire and for a little while she changed my life. But she was good and so I lost her. She was stolen from me and there was nothing I could do to get her back, even though I tried, she was gone."
To be continued... (very soon)