Author Note: This is a revised version of what I had posted earlier. I took out some things, added some things and worked on it a bit more and I think its much better than it was. Once you get past the first few paragraphs it gets better. The story starts during season 1. Please review.
Title: Stay With Me
Disclaimer: I do not own Lost or any characters or anything that looks familiar. Natalie is my character.
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Summary: Natalie had been stranded on the island three years when the plane crashed. When she ventures to the beach and sees the survivors she is drawn to keep coming back until she id discovered and brought back to meet two of the last people she ever thought she would see again.
Being stranded on an island for, well she stopped counting the days a long time ago. But being all-alone, well it wasn't easy. It was lonely; she had been on her way home from Australia of all places when the plane crashed. Most of the passengers were killed upon impact and the ten that had survived decided not to stick together, they all went out on their own. She had gone with one of the other passengers, a guy, but he was now dead, killed by the mysterious monster. The monster she had never seen and was glad she hadn't seen. She hadn't seen any of the other passengers since the crash. them since. She missed her home, her older brother especially, and her mom and dad. She even missed the guy she had been dating even if he was a jerk and said another woman's name when they were having sex. In fact if this guy hadn't said another woman's name while they were in bed together she might not have gotten on that plane to Australia. She was going to cancel her trip to stay with him. Now she stood behind some trees watching as more passengers struggled to figure out where they were and what they were going to do. Another plane had crashed she tried to glance at the people, one of them looked familiar. She made a decision, not to go anywhere near them, keep her distance at least she could depend on herself. Depending on herself was better at least she knew what to expect from herself. With that thought she turned and went back to her home in the jungle.
The next day she was watching the survivors of the plane crash and saw three people, two men and a woman wander into the jungle. She wondered where they were going so she quietly followed from a distance far enough away where they couldn't see her but where she could see them; she still hadn't seen their faces. As she follows them still wondering where they were going until they come upon the plane wreckage and she watches as the three of them go inside and after they have been inside a while she hears the sound she has come to fear. She runs for it not waiting to see what happens but hoping they have enough sense to run for it as well.
She wants to stay away from the survivors but finds herself drawn to the beach, to see what they are going to do. What keeps her coming back, maybe it's the fact she's been alone with no one to talk to for a long time that makes her go. Maybe it's the fact she has been so lonely for to long that makes her go watch them. When she looks from her hiding place she sees a girl in a bikini actually sunbathing and a familiar looking guy talking to her, but she turns her attention elsewhere quickly. She watches a couple, she thinks they are Korean, the man seems upset about something. She then turns to see two men fighting and she sees others doing there best to break them up. As she watches to see what everyone is going to do, she realizes they are going back into the jungle so she quickly runs off again not wanting to be found, not wanting to find out what they would do if they found her.
One of the survivors decides to go off into the jungle a few days later. He wants to get a location of the signal they heard. As he is walking he hears a sound behind him as if someone is following him and he stops.
"Is someone there?" he asked looking around and no one says anything, so he continues walking and he hears someone again and he is positive that someone is following him. So he starts to walk again and manages to double back and whoever is following him makes a run for it when they realize what he is doing but they are not fast enough to get away from him. He catches up with them and grabs them making the person fall to the ground; he falls on top of them. He looks down; it's a girl.
"Get off of me," she demanded pushing his chest and he gets up and then extends his hand and pulls her up.
"Why were you following me?" he asked.
"I wasn't following you," she lied.
"Yes you were," he said and he took a look at her. "I haven't seen you before, were you on our plane?"
"No," she said looking up at him.
"You were here before we crashed?"
"Then how long have you been here?"
"I don't know, I stopped counting a long time ago. I figured there was no use in counting, I was never getting off this island anyway," she said. "What year is it?" she asked.
"2005," he answered.
"Three years already."
"Three years," the guy said shocked.
"My plane crashed as well," she told him answering his question before he asked it.
"My name is Sayid, who are you?"
"Natalie," she said.
"Well Natalie, why don't you come to the beach with me, maybe you can help us out and we can help you."
"I don't think so. I don't think I want to be around people anymore, people let you down and disappoint you, I'm much better off on my own," she said. " I know I can depend on myself."
"I know you've been watching us," Sayid said. "I haven't seen you but I've heard you," he added and she said nothing "I wish you would reconsider and come back with me to the beach, you have to be lonely out here all by yourself."
"Yeah I am," she whispered before she could stop herself.
"Then come back with me, you don't have to stay if you don't want to," he told her and he saw she still looked unsure. "You can trust me Natalie."
"Sayid," she said. "I just don't know."
"Well its your decision," he said. "But I think it's a good idea if you come, better than being alone."
"Ok I'll come with you for now," Natalie said. "I'm not promising I'll stay though."
"That's good enough for now, so lets go," Sayid said and he led her back to the beach.
As they got closer to the beach Natalie stopped.
"What is it Natalie?"
"Are you sure this is a good idea? I mean what is everyone going to think when you show up with me?" she asked nervously tucking a piece of hair behind her ear.
"I don't know,"
"Great," she muttered.
"Look, I'm taking you to Jack first," Sayid said and led her to Jack.
"Jack," Sayid said.
"Yeah what is it?" Jack said.
"I found something in the jungle that might interest you," Sayid said.
"What did you find?" Jack asked interested and he turned around. Natalie was hiding behind Sayid.
"I think who is the more appropriate question," Sayid said.
"Alright who did you find?" Jack asked.
"Come on," Sayid said and he led Natalie out from behind him.
"This is Natalie, her plane crashed three years ago," Sayid said and Jack looked at her.
"Jack," Natalie whispered shocked.
"Nattie," Jack said in shock. "Is it really you?"
"Jack," she whispered in shock.
"Natalie," he said standing in front of her, "Oh my God, I don't believe it," he said and touched her face as if he didn't believe she was there.
"You know each other?" Sayid said.
"Yeah she's my sister," Jack told him.