Patricia Hampl said: The future is here, now, and the past is full of actual deeds, real history. Utopias hardly have the meat on their bones to sustain a people in grave times.


Lee woke up naked and alone.

He could still smell the scent of Kara on him so he knew the previous night had not been a dream. Over the years he had known her he had had vivid dreams about her but none have them had even had come close to reality.

Lee got up and grabbed his clothes which were littered around and pulled them on and went in search of the blonde that haunted his dreams and fantasies.

Lee finally found her sat alone at a table, sipping something from a glass, her hair and been pulled up into a messy ponytail.

"Hey." Lee said as sat down next to her.

"Hey." Kara echoed not looking at him.

"So I woke up alone."

"Yeah sorry about that. I had things to do."

"It's okay." Lee replied. "So last night was…"

"Lee I can't do this now."


"I can't do this right now." She repeated getting up.

"Kara please don't tell me last night was a mistake."

"Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. I don't know." Kara shrugged.


"I'm a frak up Lee remember and I have no idea what I'm doing."

"Kara…" He tried again.

"I moved down here to be with Sam."

"So you just want to forget about last night?" Lee asked.

"Did you miss the 'I have no idea what I'm doing' part?" She inquired.

"So what do you want from me?"

"I don't know." Kara admitted. "Just go back to Pegasus."

"You want me to leave so you can settle down and have a happy life with Sam?" Lee retorted.

"No, I don't know. I just need some space."

"Space?" Lee repeated.

"Yes space."

"Kara I love you." Lee reminded her.

"I know. Sam loves me too." Kara pointed out.

"So what?"

"I need to figure what I want."

"You don't know that already?" Lee asked.

"Lee, please just go back to the Pegasus, give me some time to figure it all out."

"Fine, but I'm not going to wait forever Kara." Lee warned her.

"I know."

"One more thing before I go." Lee got up.


Lee kissed her with all his worth.

"Just think about that and take care of yourself." Lee told her before he walked away. Leaving her was the hardest thing he'd ever had to do.

Kara sank onto the bench even more confused that she had been when she woke up.