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Drabble: To Breathe

Author: clonesgirl
Fandom: The Sinking of the Laconia
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: hartenstein/mortimer
Timeline: 1942 Third Realm wartime
Word count: 100
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Characters borrowed from BBC strictly for playing with, not profit. No offence intended. This is purely a work of fiction.
A/N: Set during "Finding the Unexpected".

Why him? Of all people why a German commander? What is it with him that I can't take my eyes off him?

My chest tightens, I can't seem to breathe and my heart beats so loudly in my chest that I swear he must hear it. I try to breathe normally even as I break out in a sweat.

I force myself to look into his eyes. Those eyes with their all-knowing, all-seeing hazel depths. What a wealth of expression is to be found there.

He looks at me and I know surely he sees right through to my heart.