Disclaimer: I don't own it.

First posted on The Delphic Expanse drabble forum.


They say alcohol can help you forget your troubles. It's never worked that way with me. I can remember things with greater clarity when I drink.

Like when I told Malcolm the story about teaching the Cap'n how to dive, and how I introduced him to Ol' Waldo. I remembered it like it had just happened. At the time, I thought the Cap'n was dead, and damned if it didn't make it hurt even worse.

Right now we're headed for the Expanse. The Cap'n and me share a bottle of bourbon, and we remember.

Drinking doesn't help him forget either.