...if my heart could beat...

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Title:  Comfort (Close Your Eyes Series)
Genre: Angst, Drama, Drabble
Rating: G
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 245
A/N: Set during the Android Saga. 
Summary: Follows "Condemned". Vegeta remembers.


She knelt in the dirt now. With her shoulders slumped forward. Her head hanging.

He could see the way her body convulsed with her sobs. Her body was shaking uncontrollably. And there was nothing he could do about it.

He took a step forward, reaching out to touch her, but stopped. A shuddering breath freed itself from his lungs.

What could he do?

He had never seen her quite so frail. She was always strong. Not as strong as he was...but...


Now that he thought about it, she was as strong as he was. Just not physically. Where she lacked in brute strength, she made up for with esteem. With character and will.

They complemented each other. And though it was always easy for him to put her off, she was his other half.

No one else had ever...

And he had never...

He didn't know what this was.

And now that she hurt, he did, too.

He remembered his dream, and he wanted more than anything to share that with her. He would show her the same tenderness that her dream-self had shown him.

If only he could.

He would run his fingers through her hair...treasuring its silkiness. If he could, he would gaze into her bright blue eyes, which were now filled with tears, and try his best to express the gratitude he had for what she had given him.

He would try his best to love her.

If only he could.



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