Title: Lullaby in F
Fandom: Milliways (Lost)
Prompt: Nouns: Fear, flute, future; verb: fight; adjective: Fearless; Charlie and Seth Millific.
Characters: Charlie and Seth.
SummaryIn a rocking chair by the window, Charlie sings to Seth.
In a rocking chair by the window, Charlie sings to Seth. Goodnight moon in June, la la. The baby blinks sleepy eyes. Have no fear, daddy’s here, la la.
Seth whimpers, yawns and snuggles into Charlie’s chest. At odd times—when he’s changing diapers, feeding him, watching him lose the fight with sleep—he wonders, What’s next for you? What does the future hold?
Seth’s not saying, even if he knows.
Charlie wishes he were fearless—wishes he faced Seth’s future armed with wisdom and experience.
But he was just a bassist in a rock’n’roll band. “I once used tribal flutes in a recording session,” he informs Seth.
Seth is unimpressed. Charlie resumes singing.