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To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Parts 22 & 23 (END)

by SoldierNurse22 - Part 22 Ellie and Liesl sat in silent appreciation on the porch steps, dawn breaking in brilliant display behind the lighthouse as they stared out across the placid lake. The women had awoken to...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19c

by SoldierNurse22 - The man's eyes lifted abruptly, coming to settle sharply on Samuel. "Aye... but how... how do you know... my name?" He gasped in utter confusion, that signature Scottish lilt emerging clearly in his...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19a

by SoldierNurse22 - As Liesl emerged into the service room she looked up, expecting to see Ellie's feet on the lantern room ledge. But the ledge--and the rest of the service room, for that matter--was completely empty....

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 17

by SoldierNurse22 - If only there were two of me, this would be considerably easier, Ellie thought as she rushed from the wick to the vents, fighting with the shifting winds beyond the tower to keep the light burning. ...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 15e

by SoldierNurse22 - Over the next several weeks, Thomas's wounds healed with the constant attention of Ellie and the surgeon. The surgeon removed the stitches and Thomas was eventually able to get out of bed without...

To The Lonely Sea And The Sky -- Part 15c

by SoldierNurse22 - The warmth of early autumn soon turned into a chilly fall, and as the temperatures dropped and the number of remaining soldiers began to dwindle, everyone moved inside. Thomas and Ellie were still...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 15a

by SoldierNurse22 - Ellie and Liesl took care to walk at a regular pace through the hallway, down the steps and a fourth of the way up the tower until they broke into a sprint. It felt like the great adventures they...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 13

by SoldierNurse22 - Liesl hadn't the time to consider her pride when she insisted that Mr. Nichols accompany her into the tower. She knew that more kerosene would be required to keep the light burning. The tremor that...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 20a

by SoldierNurse22 - The creaking boards of the sturdy ship seemed to cry out beneath him, begging him to reconsider his plans. Nightfall's shifting shadows crept about the fringes of his peripheral vision, scurrying...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 19b

by SoldierNurse22 - In that brief split-second of light, there had been a hand in the surf, desperately grasping for the shore. A formless body rolled violently, dimly silhouetted in the shifting whitecaps. The hand...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 18

by SoldierNurse22 - With firewood bundled in her apron and blankets tucked under one arm, Liesl rushed between the basement and the hallway closet to obtain the materials she'd need in the event that the lighthouse...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 16

by SoldierNurse22 - Samuel sat on the edge of the bed, gripping his father's cane in his right hand. Willing himself to stand again, he had very nearly succeeded in walking a few minutes prior. If nothing else, he had...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 15d

by SoldierNurse22 - The rest of the day passed as quietly and unremarkably as the days before it. Ellie and Thomas awoke the next morning and returned to their duties in the back yard, the sunny day overtaken with...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 15b

by SoldierNurse22 - Neither Thomas nor Ellie realized that lunch would mark the beginning of a pattern. From that day on, Thomas and Ellie tended to their duties and met at mealtimes, sipping stew and chatting quietly...

To The Lonely Seas And The Sky -- Part 14

by SoldierNurse22 - Faint, faded yellow light began to creep into the edges of the pervasive darkness. His eyes felt heavy, but a familiar silhouette prompted him to fight the firm hold of the encroaching sleep. He...


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