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The Sonnets

Title The Sonnets

Author Eglantine _br

Word Count 125

Rating G



The Sonnets


Horatio closed the door softly.




The little room smelled of sleep and of Archie specifically. Archie, in his hammock, was snoring just a little. He was nestled deep, head turned to the side, his sore arm beneath a covering hand. His knees had been lifted, and had fallen open. There was a book wedged down against his hip. Horatio could see that it was his book of sonnets. A gift, from Horatio, long ago. It looked uncomfortable there, entangled with the blanket. But moving it would wake him. Better to leave it.


“ It is an ever fixed mark.” Horatio whispered it, only to himself. He didn't need to say it to anyone else. Archie already knew.


Comments

( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
vsee
Oct. 31st, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, nice.
eglantine_br
Nov. 1st, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
I was shooting for 100 words. Went over-- not as precise as I would like to be, but there we are. Just a moment, a snapshot.
rikibeth
Nov. 1st, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
not fair to make me cry before coffee.
eglantine_br
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Mine seem to sleep a lot. To be fair, sailors are preoccupied with sleep...
charliecochrane
Nov. 1st, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
Sweet. *sighs*
eglantine_br
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of that Archie-asleep icon. You know the one.
anteros_lmc
Nov. 1st, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Which one? This one? :)

This is lovely. And it was worth going over your word limit for that gorgeous last line. Perfect!
eglantine_br
Nov. 1st, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
That is the one. He is gold. And I cannot help imagining JB climbing into the bed and thinking 'now I will pretend to be asleep.' There is something sweet about that too, somehow.
anteros_lmc
Nov. 2nd, 2012 12:34 am (UTC)
There is certainly something about Archie asleep (or indeed JB asleep) what is mesmerising, and that's what you've captured so perfectly here.

And on that note I had better turn in myself, given that it's a school night and all :}
eglantine_br
Nov. 3rd, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I have seen maybe one picture of JB asleep. (As himself.) There are obv few out there. He probably does not do very much public sleeping.
anteros_lmc
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Is this the picture you're thinking of? I've been trying to find it since last week!

eglantine_br
Nov. 6th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
Poor sleepy guy. That is the one.
amaraal
Nov. 1st, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
*melts* :)
eglantine_br
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
They are so fun.
vintagehearted
Nov. 1st, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
What a sweet little vignette.
eglantine_br
Nov. 1st, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
A snapshot. But yes, sweet.
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