Title: Whispers
Summary: My DS9 drabbles. All in one handy place. Connected to "I Have A Story To Tell" by thought alone.
Disclaimer: I still don't own Star Trek. If I did, these shows would have never ended.
Lyrics: Wherever You Will Go - The Calling

A Sisko drabble. Set after "What You Leave Behind..."

So lately been wondering who will be there to take my place
When I'm gone you'll need love to light the shadows on your face
If a great wave shall fall, and fall upon us all
Then between the sand and stone, could you make it on your own
If I could, then I would, I'll go wherever you will go
Way up high, or down low, I'll go wherever you will go

He watched her, had been watching her, ever since the day he'd left. He knew what was going to happen, but he still wanted to know the passage of time on the outside.

They had a lot to teach him, and for the most part, he was willing to learn. But sometimes, he wanted to be home. He wanted to watch her grow, be by her side when she had their child, a girl.

He wanted to be there for Jake. He wanted to know that he was safe. That he knew that his father would be back. That he was proud of him, no matter what he chose to do in his life.

He wanted to tell Kira that she should be proud of what she was doing, and that in the long term, she would make a difference. Her life would mean something.

He knew so much. He had seen so much of what was to come, and he knew he couldn't change them. Even when he went back to his corporeal existence, he still would be unable to tell them their futures, but he would be able to help them.

He followed them, all of them. Julian, Miles, Odo, even Quark. He followed them all. Watching the time pass until the day he would return.

His tasks were not yet complete, this was just a sabbatical, a break from what the Prophets needed him to do. It was time for him to rest.

So he did what he could, so that he knew what he was going home to. All the while hoping that too much time wouldn't pass. That he would be back in time to enjoy his life again. His life with her.