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By Crystal Wimmer

Word Count: 100
Date: 4/6/05
Series: One
Rating: K+
Category: Challenge
Pairing/Focus: Lee, Kara
Summary: Entry for the Dradis 100 word challenge (Shot); What if the season doesn’t get a happy ending? Not my usual fluff… be warned.
Spoilers/Disclaimers: The entire season – and beyond. Kinda.
Archive: Me

“Hold me?” Kara whispers, and I do.

I pull her to me and cling, because he was my father, and he should have been hers. I hurt because he was shot, and he died in my arms, and today we are putting him in the ground.

I regret so much, because I was his son – although not a good one – and because she should have been his daughter. She understands. She holds me back, even though I don’t deserve it. I wasted years; I hurt him as no one else could.

I hold her because a burden shared is halved.