Soo..I'm finally writing a Lost fanfic..takes place after, or perhaps during Whatever the Case May Be .
Enjoy, and marvel at how so-so my writing is as I jump into Charlie's head.
itallics are Charlie's thoughts, and bold is the woman..Rose? I think... praying with him..I can't remember her name. There's a lot of religious stuff going on in here; if you call praying and Amazing Grace alot. But that doesn't seem to be a problem between Charlie and Rose, so it's not for me.

No, I'm not trying to pair them..

Our father, who art in heaven...

Dear Lord...

Hallowed be thy name...

We are weak, and we are hurting, come and make us strong.

Thy kingdom come..

Keep safe Locke, and all the others, and my Bernard...keep him safe.

Thy will be done...

Keep Claire safe, wherever she is, and bring her back to us.

On earth...on...

Charlie dissolved into tears again, and the woman held him close. Soothing him, like a mother.


He wasn't sure how long he'd sat there, crying in the arms of a woman he didn't even know..a woman who believed, despite everything that'd happened, that her husband was coming home.

Or at least, as much of a home as this island could be.

Charlie lifted his head; he could faintly hear someone singing. And the tune..he recognized the tune..

It was Shannon. Charlie sat stunned; her was beautiful. And the song was calming him.

He hummed it in his head; the title escaped him...and then...the voice of Bobby Darin suddenly reminded him..

"Somewhere, beyond the sea, somewhere, waiting for me..."

His voice was quiet, but he managed to choke out the words.

"Are you alright, Charlie?"

Charlie turned to look at the woman, and nodded, wiping his tears away.

"Yeah..I'm fine. I never did learn your..."

"Rose. My name is Rose," the woman smiled and leaned forward to brush a few stray locks of hair from Charlie's forehead. He smiled, and felt very tired.

Charlie closed his tear-swollen eyes and rested against the ground. Shannon had stopped singing a while ago. And as he slipped off, Charlie could hear Rose singing.

"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found...

Was blind, but now, I see.."