Against Fate part. 3 'Stranger' by kaylah7
Summary: Kyle was dead. Pregnant Sarah is traveling from place to place. One day she meets an odd couple of brides. The man is confusingly similar to Kyle ...
Categories: Terminator Characters: Reese/Sarah
Genres: Alternate Universe (AU)
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: Against Fate
Chapters: 2 Completed: No Word count: 857 Read: 10308 Published: 01 Apr 2011 Updated: 29 Apr 2011

1. Chapter 1 'Sick' by kaylah7

2. Chapter 2 'Confuse' by kaylah7

Chapter 1 'Sick' by kaylah7
Morning sickness started to give her a pretty felt. She began to have enough. "When will it end?" - she thought, feeling the upcoming new series of torsion. Covering the mouth with her hand she threw a rush towards the nearest restaurant. Just at the doorshe collided with a man in a gray coat. Throwing blurred "Sorry, " she rushed to the toilet.

When she came out she was all pale and matted hair fell to her face. She staggered like a drunk. A woman in her condition should stay at home. But she was still on the road. At first she just wanted to leave LA, leave a space, which recalled the memories.

But distance was no problem. Pain, like a thorn lay in her deeply, and rightfully wound still bleeding. So she rode further never pausing for a long time, eschewing the people and their affairs. Any further. Just forward. She did not know where she is going. She had to rethink so many things, so many things planned. Sometimes she had the impression that she starts freaking out.

She walked unsteadily to the nearest table and she fell heavily into a chair. Must get some rest. Maybe she should stay here some while? Then she moves on. When the world stopped spinning in her head at last, she ordered a coffee and some breakfast.

She looked around. It was still early, so except her, in the room sat just any one couple. A woman talked about something, and the man just shook his head from time to time. He sat with his back, so Sarah did not see his face. She noted only a gray coat passed by the chair.

Sarah felt stupid. Maybe she should come and apologize for her rude behavior? After all she can not completely isolate from the people. She improved her hair, smoothed her clothes, and she went to a neighboring table.

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Chapter 2 'Confuse' by kaylah7
- Excuse me ... - she began timidly. - I do not want to disturb, but ...


She paused in mid-sentence when a man has so far turned, looked at her. Sarah felt like all the blood flows from her face. Words bogged down her throat, and her feet began to refuse to obey. She stood staring in disbelief in the face of a stranger, who seemed surprised by her behavior.


- Can we help you? - asked her a woman with a slightly mocking smile. Sarah shuddered as if awakened from a trance. She started to violently seize the air, as if only now she realized that she needs to breathe.


- Are you feeling okay? - asked the man, and the sound of his voice almost cut off her feet. She must sit down, because otherwise she will fall.


- I ... no ... This means ... sorry ...- stuttering vaguely she returned to her table.


She sat down and covered her face with her hands. She felt as if dropped into a bottomless abyss. Her heart was beating like crazy and her hands trembled so that she could not keep anything in them.
- What is happening to me? - she thought. - For God's sake, calm down woman!

Couple at a table a few times looked at her, but Sarah did not have the courage to look there. She turned toward the window. In the glass she saw her reflection. She looked awful. Ghastly pale face, sine lips and dark circles under eyes. Just moment and get away from her all life. Something had to be in this, because on her view waitress quickly went to her table and asked if she should call a doctor. Sarah refused.
- It's nothing. I'll feel better soon ... - she said weakly.


Couple at the table asked for the bill. Sarah tried to not pay attention to them, but that man drew her thoughts like a magnet. The same face, the same features, the same look ... Almost like she saw a ghost.

Kyle ...

She knew that was not true. That is impossible. It could not be Kyle, but that's him she saw at that table. "Wrong with me." - she said. "First, those awful sick, and now this ... What more do you need? Do you wait until someone hit you over the head until you finally stopped and take some rest? Or maybe you prefer a nervous breakdown? "she chide herself in thoughts.


She had no doubt that she had hallucinations, a clear signal of fatigue. She had to get a grip. Although she very much wanted, she could not trust her own eyes. After Kyle's death she sees him everywhere, at every step ... It almost ended it for her insanity. She could not afford it. She feared that her fatal condition may have an impact on the child.


Enough! She must start to take care of herself. She needs to start behaving responsibly. She repeated in thoughts a list of things that should or shouldn't to do. But despite this, when this strange couple came out of the restaurant, Sarah got up, and almost mechanically, followed for them.

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