Title: Gift of Life
Characters: Ned/Chuck
Prompt: 2 - Gift of Life
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Warnings/Spoilers: None.
Summary: He wanted to meet the new Chuck.
Notes: Written for ships50 on LiveJournal. Takes place during Pie-lette.

In Ned's mind, two Chucks, of different ages, collided.

The former, a laughing child, going about her day with an innocent grin; the latter, laying in her coffin below him, her lips permanently affixed with the same non-descript expression.

Even though he hadn't seen her in years, he could imagine what she might have looked like in life - all the sparkle and joy of her younger self, with a newfound maturity.

He wanted to meet the new Chuck, know her now.

And he leaned in and softly touched her cheek, handing her back the gift of life.