by Diandra Hollman
Rating: R? This chapter's pretty tame compared to the last one...
Keywords: slash, Jack/Sawyer, Alt!Verse, first time
Spoilers: Nothing really detailed or time specific. This just lives in the sideways verse of season 6. Sort of (see author's note).
Disclaimer: I don’t own them. I'm not really sure anyone *technically* owns them anymore but Darlton blah blah Bad Robot blah ABC blee blee don't sue.
Dedication: To ellel for inspiring me to write this story. And to the cast and creative team behind one of the best damn shows ever televised. You will be missed.
Summary: “In another life, I would make you stay so I don’t have to say you were the one that got away.” The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
Author's note: Much as I loved the finale and thought it was totally appropriate this story will henceforth assume that Daniel's "let's detonate a hydrogen bomb" plan worked and follow my crackpot version of quantum suicide theory. In other words, when the bomb went off, our characters were split into two different universes. One where the bomb didn't go off, and one where it did. Both universes are very real and neither is purgatory.
Let’s enlighten the night
We can fall away, slip out of sight
When you drop your guard
Melt into time, so intertwined, quiet.
I know the battles of chasing the shadows of who you wanna be
It doesn’t matter, go on and shatter, I’m all you need.
Broken pieces, break into me
So imperfectly what you should be
Lay here, it’s safe here, I’ll let you be broken open
Hide here, confide here so we can be broken open
Broken Open – Adam Lambert
( Let go. )