EO Challenge: Midweek birthday challenge ... Swellison would like to see the spirits of those the boys have loved and lost for her birthday, so I am delighted to oblige - happy birthday my friend!

The boys get a nocturnal visitor; this is quite possibly one of the schmoopiest things I have ever written, so apologies in advance for that!

Disclaimer: I don't own them, and I don't think that's gonna change anytime soon :(


Standing between the two beds, she looked over her sleeping sons.

Quietly tucking a stray blonde strand behind her ear, she leaned over and softly brushed dark bangs back from a moonlit brow; "goodnight baby," she whispered, pressing a kiss against a stubbled cheekbone.

Turning, she leaned over the other bed and gently pulled the tangled mess of bedclothes up over a bare shoulder. "Always the fidget," she smiled, shaking her head fondly.

She pressed a palm to his spiky crown as she softly kissed his forehead.

"Sweet dreams, honey."

She stood back, taking a proud, lingering look.

Then she was gone.