Prompt: #41 Spring
Word count: 100
Pairing: Charlie/Ian, Bradford
Summary: It all started in the spring.
Notes: Written for numb3rs100, part of A Silk Pillow ‘verse.
It Was In Spring (#41 Spring)
“It was in the spring. The nights were still cold. There was a snow flower, red, near the cabin door. Those only come out just after the snow melts.”
“And what were you feeling?” Bradford asked.
“Terror, shame, desperation. I shouldn’t have wanted what I wanted.”
“But you went anyway?”
Ian shrugged. “It was Charlie.”
“You trusted him.”
“I…” Ian stuttered. “He had no reason to hold it over me.” Ian went quiet remembering long ago fears. “I had been hunting hard all winter. I was so tired. Charlie promised he’d make things right and Eppes don’t break their promises.”