Title: No One To Hear
Word Count 391
Disclaimer: I can only wish Archie were mine
No One To Hear
Note: Severe seizures are often followed by a period of extreme fatigue and confusion. This is known as the post-ictal state. It can last for hours. (Being hit briskly on the head, and cast adrift in an open boat is not good for your mental processes either.)
He had moments of clarity. Moments when he knew who he was, and almost got a grip on the slippery surface of what had gone so terribly wrong. The first day, he still spoke. A creature close above him might have heard him speak. He spoke to himself, in a hoarse and broken voice. He spoke to Horatio.
He wept that first day, although he produced no tears.
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