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Drabble: Beyond the Hourglass (And A Hundred Years Have Passed)

Title: Beyond the Hourglass (And A Hundred Years Have Passed)
Characters: Richard, Jacob
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Don't own. Title courtesy of I Am Ghost.
Spoilers/Warnings: Spoilers for 6x09 "Ab Aeterno". Mentions character death.
Summary: For lost_in_108 prompt #26, history. Also used for sacred_20, prompt: sinner.

He stares at the ocean, blanket scratching his bare shoulders, and he's thankful he can't see his reflection. (His face never changes – with a history of sin written all over it.)

He pulls the blanket to his neck, tightens it – feels it wrap around his throat, pressing, like a noose. (He should have let them hang him.)

"What's on your mind?" Jacob asks. (As if he doesn't know.)

"Tomorrow I'll have been on this island for a hundred years." (A hundred years he's been like this, a hundred years she's been gone.)

Jacob touches Richard's shoulder. "It won't always feel this way." (But Richard doesn't believe that anymore.)
Tags: fanfiction, fic: lost, fic: lost: jacob, fic: lost: lost_in_108, fic: lost: richard, fic: lost: sacred_20
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