Disclaimer: "LOST" is the property of ABC. This was written per request.


Desmond's labored breathing is a soundtrack to Dan's flicking through his journal; Jack, Juliet, and Charlotte the backdrop; scenery, practically for all the notice he can take of them, though he feels the first two hovering with their questions and Charlotte holding them off with a fierce glare. The sat phone starts to slip off his shoulder; he snaps a hand up to push it back into place and loses his grip on his journal at the same time. The pages flip forward and yes, there it is, that's what he's looking for; and Desmond sounds panicked (Dan can't blame him) but he's going to have to find a place in his mind, calm and still (like Dan would know about that) and remember these numbers.