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Drabble: Friendship

Author: clonesgirl
Fandom: The Sinking of the Laconia
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: hartenstein/mortimer
Timeline: 1943 A/U
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.
Prompt: "Hope" with thanks to danae_b

He watched them, this captain of a resurrected liner. Even when they were with others they were always together, their closeness a palpable thing. Yet he never felt excluded in their company. Working with them, he’d come to treasure their friendship, trust and respect. No matter how busy he was he always had time for them.

As he watched he saw their eyes meet and, wordlessly, they came together for the last dance.

In his heart of hearts he hoped that they would always be happy like this - and hope was a wonderful thing.

“Quite right, old girl,” he whispered.