TITLE: Premonition
AUTHOR: Matt, January 2004
SUMMARY: Is it real, a nightmare, or an idea of things to come?
RATING: PG
DISCLAIMER: Characters and settings aren't mine. And it wasn't my idea to kill him off either!
NOTE: This is a very experimental mode for me, but it kept nagging at me until I wrote it down. It's based on THAT episode... so if you've not had the misfortune to watch it yet, well... it's up to you whether or not you want to read this.

She watches his hands slip from the ledge...
... Watches him slip, falling, disappearing...
... Down into the Abyss...
... Opens her mouth to scream – but no sound comes out.

Sits up in bed, chest heaving...
... Short of breath...
... Feels her heart beating wildly within her...
... Shocked by what she cannot hear.

Walking quickly now, resisting the need to run...
... Everything moving in slow motion...
... And still that silence...
... Not even the familiar hum of the engines.

Trance – golden one – sitting in the common area...
... Dealing cards...
... Dealing death...
... Secret smile on her face as though she knows all the secrets of the universe.

Continuing through the ship...
... Knows she has to get to the Observation Deck...
... Observation Deck?
A moment of wondering when she changed ships.

He stands by the window – all leather and mail...
... Male.
Turning towards her...
... Sad smile crossing his handsome features.

She wants him to tell her it will be all right...
... That she had a nightmare...
... That everything will be okay...
... That he'll hold her until the end of time.

His faces twists – contorts...
... Brown skin dissolving into bone...
... Don't you know, Beka Valentine, he says silently...
... I am death.

Scream pierces the air...
... Lungs gasping for breath...
... Hearing her heart hammering wildly...
... Still isn't certain she's not dreaming.

Moves into a sitting position...
... Feels the comforting touch of a hand at her back...
... Reassuring her until she's sure this is real...
... And she vows never to let him go.

FINIS