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Rating: T

Spoilers: None

I'm in a really...soppy mood at the moment, and was listening to all my romance songs (yes, some tissues may have used) and then 'Eternal Flame' started playing, and along with my current thinking of soul mates etc etc...this is the result. It's a bit...odd I know, it's been through a lot of edits in the past couple of days, and I've chopped and changed it so much it's starting to annoy me.

Bonus points if someone can find the movie quote in here!...of course I didn't know it was from a movie until my Beta reader pointed it out.

Sam's POV.


Do you believe in eternal love? A love that exists in not only this lifetime, but in all that have come before and all that will come after? I'd like to think it does. A love that burns for all time, drawing the two souls together, life time after life time. It's a romantic concept for sure, and as a scientist I know that it's…well, dumb. But as a woman with a dark secret, in that I am a hopeless romantic with a hidden stash of books in my…uh, yeah that's going to stay a hidden stash, I really would love to believe in such a thing.

But how can you believe in it, if you've never experienced it? Never felt the shiver spread through your body as his hand trails down your spine, or the tingling that envelopes you when he kisses you, or the way your heart skips that beat whenever he looks your way. I've never felt that. Sure, I've loved. But I've never been in love. Never…felt like I wasn't searching for it.

But, for all my life I've dreamed of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I know he's out there, I can feel it, it races through me, that shiver, that tingle of excitement.

Some nights, I dream, no, it's not dreaming…it's remembering. Some nights I remember of a time long ago, a time full of sand, a time when we ruled Egypt as Ramses II and Nefertari. Of conquering the known world when he was Alexander, and I was his mistress. Of a time when we worked side by side and discovered that the sun was at the centre of the universe. Of a time when I was the greatest ruler in the world, as Elizabeth I, and though we never married, I know I loved you as Robert Dudley. I remember of a time when we ruled Russia, together, you as Peter the Great, and I as Catherine I, after you had left me alone in this world.

We've made love under the stars, we've made love on the seas, at a time of great evil in Germany, and in a time of great peace in Wales, surrounded by the druids who welcomed our union with the coming of Spring. We met and died together when a great mountain blew and covered the land in ash and smoke, curled in each other's embrace, waiting for the end of our lives, but knowing we would continue our love in the next. We danced together in Italy, and made love in the vineyards.

We have met, we have loved, and we have lost in every life time. And yet we are content with the knowledge that upon that loss, we will begin our love again. We know not where, we know not as who, but we know.

And this is how I know of an eternal love. Of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I know it's out there. I know he's out there. I just haven't found him yet. I will some day, of this I am certain, for we have yet to live a life where we have not. But for now, I am content in the knowledge that I have my dreams, and that my eternal love…my eternal flame is out there…dreaming of me. All I have to do, is close me eyes, and remember.

Do you feel the same, am I only dreaming?
Is this burning an eternal flame?


Told you it was weird. Reviews, as always, would be lovely.