Summary: Lloyd remembers the stars.
Spoilers: None really.
Lloyd lay staring up at the night sky, but wasn't seeing much. Or rather, he was seeing the sky as it was fourteen years ago.
”What's that one, Daddy?”
“That one is the great Warrior, who watches and protects us,” a deep voice intoned.
“Like you protect me and Mommy?”
“In a way.”
“Will you always protect me and Mommy?”
“I love you, Daddy.”
“I love you too, Lloyd.”
“Ooh! That one winkededed at me! It did!”
That was all he could remember of his past, before Dirk had found him. He didn't even remember what his mother looked like, or his father, but he remembered that voice. Deep, yet gentle and loving, telling him stories about the stars. And sometimes, when he fell asleep in class, it was that voice and not the Professor's that he heard speaking about the history of their world.
Suddenly, his vision was clouded by a face coming very close to his, a nose nearly touching his. He looked deep into those blue eyes, waiting...waiting...and then...”Boo!”
The girl jumped back, looking shocked, then giggled. “Lloyd! I'm sorry I startled you.”
The brown haired youth sat up and shook his head, smiling. “You don't have to apologize, Collette.”
“What were you thinking about?”
The two of them sat and looked up at the sky, neither one needing to break the companionable silence.
Sometimes, Lloyd wished he could remember them, his real parents. But, as Collette slipped her hand into his, he reflected that he was probably the luckiest kid in the world.