Jackfic Fiction Archive Story

 

Paused

by Flatkatsi



He stood suspended between two breaths, between one heartbeat and the next, while
at the end of one lash a tiny drop of frosty moisture hovered, locked in place, unable
to fall. Unmoving, unblinking eyes staring.


At first their gaze was drawn to him, fascinated, but as the days went by the unseeing
stare became uncomfortable and heads dropped as they passed.


And late at night, when only the creak of the age old glacier sounded in the quiet
cavern, and lights were dimmed, their dreams were troubled by thoughts too alien to
understand.


While around the colonel, ice settled.