Kayeight

By Lomeinie

Rating: PG-13

Spoilers: Up to the end of Season 1

Summary: The Resistance makes a terrible discovery regarding a Taelon experiment.

Disclaimer: I do not own Earth Final Conflict or the characters. I have made no money off this and I expect not to be sued!

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It seemed rarely anymore that William Boone found time to himself. He was always at his office working, or with Da'an, or with Lili, or at the underground's headquarters...

Today, he had made sure he would have at least a few hours alone to visit Kate's grave and to lay flowers on it. Kate had been gone for a year this very day and yet Boone found that the pain had not lessen with time. A year ago today she had smiled on him for the last time, had kissed him for the last time...

Boone neared the grave and knelt, laying the bouquet he had brought with him on top of the grave. He stared down at her name on the tomb stone, the cold tombstone, and felt grief overwhelm him.

I love you, Kate." he whispered, fighting back tears and fighting back even more so his memories of her. But the curse of the C.V.I. was to remember frequently and vividly. Finally, he quite fighting it and allowed the memories to surface...

In his mind his saw Kate as she had been on their wedding day...

He saw the church where they were married as it had been...he saw friends, family,children and so much more vividly...

Everything seemed so simple then- before the arrival of the Taelons on Earth. Now his life was shattered because the most precious person of his life was dead, killed by on of the Companions' own instruments.

Sandoval...

The man was to be pitied and Boone long ago had realized this. He was not in control of what he did. No, the Taelons controlled his life so completely...

The beep of his global brought him out of his thoughts and he sighed in irritation. He took it from its clip on his belt and opened it.
Sandoval's face was on the screen.

"Yes?" he asked, keeping his voice neutral.

"Where are you. Boone? I'm at your office." Sandoval replied.

"I had some business to take care of this morning. I indicated it in my schedule." Boone said.

"There's been a change of plans for today, Boone. Da'an wishes to see us both at his office as soon as possible." Sandoval replied.

"All right, I'll meet you at Da'an's office." Boone said.

Sandoval nodded and broke the link.

"Marquette, Lili." Boone said into his global. He waited for Lili to answer her link. When she did, she looked like she had just got out of bed. "Were you asleep?" he asked.

"Yes, I was. Let's just say I had a late night last night." she replied, stifling a yawn. She glanced at her clock. "Why are you
calling this early for? I thought you said you were going to-"

"That's where I am at the moment, but Sandoval called and said Da'an wants to see us in his office as soon as possible." Boone
replied.

"All right, where do you want me to meet you?" she asked.

"I'll be at my office, so meet me there." he said.

Lili nodded. "See you in a few minutes."

"Right."

"...You're in a very good mood this morning." Lili said in transit from Boone's office to Companion Headquarters in Washington D.C. Boone shot her a glare but didn't reply. "If I were you, Boone, I wouldn't go into meet Sandoval and Da'an with a chip on my shoulders."

"I do not have a chip on my shoulders."

"Yes, you do. Boone, you're acting like Sandoval. I think they'll both notice your mood." Lili said. Boone sighed audibly with that.

"I guess my mind's on Kate, that's all. I admit my life doesn't feel like mine anymore. I have spent more time in Washington than at my own office and home. I'm torn sometimes, Lili, as to what my life is anymore. Between the Taelons and Doors...I just not sure of anything." he said.