Everyone Else Can See

Summary: This takes place after the season finale, therefore there are spoilers for Exodus 2 and 3. Claire and Charlie are perfect for each other, so I'll just leave it at that.


Chapter 1: Too Much Advise

Claire sat next to Charlie with Aaron in her arms. She was helping him clean off his cut. "How did it happen?" She asked letting him clean it himself, so she could adjust Aaron in her arms.

"Rocks." He said looking up at her.

"Rocks?" She asked not understanding.

"Yeah, Rousseau set some bloody trap. That woman is a loon. A total nutter. I can't believe she took your child to get back hers."

"She lost a child, not that, that is an excuse. I just got a glimpse of what it was like. I was going crazy when she took Aaron."

"Everything worked out, Claire." He said taking the cloth up to his cut. "Ow." He said quickly.

"It must have hurt a lot." She said furrowing her eyebrows.

"Oh… It wasn't that bad until Sayid put gun powder on it and practically burned my forehead." He said raising his eyebrows and letting out a small laugh.

"He what?"

"It's a lovely story, but you need to get some sleep."

"I think you're right." She said giving him a smile. "Goodnight, Charlie." She said retreating to the place where she slept.

"Goodnight, Claire." He said watching her leave. Sun came over to Charlie and sat next to him.

"That was a wonderful thing you did." Charlie looked over at her. "Getting her baby back."

"Well, I wasn't going to let that psycho steal her child from her."

"You love her… Claire?" Charlie quickly looked up at Sun and then back at the ground.

"Claire, well, I… um…" Charlie looked up at her again. "Yes."

"Why don't you tell her?" Sun asked him, looking him in the eyes.

"What if she doesn't feel the same way?" He asked looking over at where Claire was sleeping. "What if I tell her and ruin things between us."

"What happens if you don't tell her."

"I don't get my heart broken… that's what happens."

"Charlie… tell her."

"I can't, Sun." He looked back at her. "I just can't lose her."

"You won't."

"Why do you care if I tell her anyway? Are you bored?"

"I thought you should know… she feels the same way."

"Did she tell you that?"

"She doesn't have to." Sun said standing up and walking away.

"Charlie…" Sayid said walking up to him and sitting next to him. "How is your head?"

"Fantastic." Charlie said sarcastically.

"You should have Jack check you out when he gets back."

"I'm fine."

"Suit yourself." Sayid said making no attempt to leave.

"Do you want something?" Charlie asked wishing he would leave.

"What is wrong?"

"I've got a lot on my mind." Charlie said once again looking at Claire.

This is about Claire?"

"How does everyone know what I'm thinking?"

"Everyone?"

"Sun, she said everything you're about to say to me." Charlie ran his hand through his hair. "She thinks I'm in love with Claire."

"Aren't you?"

"Yes, and I suppose you think I should tell her too. Why do you two care if I tell her anyway?"

"We see how much you would do for her. How you look at her."

"Ok Dr. Phil, I need to get some sleep. I'll see you tomorrow." Charlie said picking up his bag. A statue of the Virgin Mary fell to the ground. Sayid picked it up and looked inside of it and then back at Charlie.

"Why do you have this?"

"I need it."

"Need it?"

"Look, I didn't take the drugs, I just took the statue."

"Why?"

"I used to be a very religious man."

"Used to be?"

"Well, I… I needed hope… you happy? Claire was relying on me to bring her son back to her and I was afraid I was going to fail."

"So you took the statue… to give you hope?"

"Precisely. I used to be a drug addict and when I saw those drugs… trust me, I wanted them… but I wouldn't do that to Claire. She trusted me to bring back Aaron… I wouldn't take the drugs when I could prove myself to Claire. Prove that I keep my promises… except when Ethan got her…"

"That wasn't your fault."

"Right… I'm going to bed."

"See you tomorrow, Charlie."

"Yeah, tomorrow." Charlie said walking away.


This was short, I know, but it needed to end there. Please review… I don't know if this is a one shot or not… so be ready for updates… maybe. LOL! CYA guys!