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11 July 2005 @ 11:00 am
Down The Rabbit Hole, Continued  
So, there is was. They'd finally done it. They'd at long last accomplished what he'd set out to achieve oh so many moons ago. Once a sealed vault, a gate without a key, a door with no handle, and now, like some forbidden entranceway, its mouth spread wide open, begging for them to dare to slip down its gullet.

But how?

It's not that he was afraid. He knew he was the most 'in tune' with the island than any of them... and the least in tune was Jack. He knew that Jack still blamed him for the death of Boone, but how could he get him to see that sometimes destiny just leads you by the hand down its own paved road...? That sometimes some things were just meant to be...? That this island was not just an island...?

Only time would tell. And he was a patient man.

Locke gazed down into the hole without blinking, and slowly crouched to a bended-knee position, still un-blinking. He rested his fist gently under his chin as he thought and stared, stared and thought. He then closed his eyes, and just let his mind take wing, and listened to the sounds around him. The sounds of Jack breathing quietly, Kate gasping a little, and Hurley still muttering about those numbers... But most of all he listened to the island. So still, it was, so calm. Like it, too, was waiting, waiting... ever so patiently waiting...

Finally, he stood up, and paced over to Jack. "There's only one thing we can do, and it's the one thing we've all been anticipating and dreading at the same time. We've got to go down. We'll have to build a ladder. But first, to measure how deep."
 
 
 
the_john_locke on July 28th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
Locke eyed Kate for a moment, then nodded briefly. "I'll take the late watch then. Wake me when the moon hangs there-" he paused to point almost directly above them, and then a little to the west, "in the sky. Jack, I advise that you don't take a shift at all- you've been way too sleep-deprived lately. All of our heads will be clearer in the morning."

With that said, he stooped and opened up one of his pouches and withdrew a slightly battered blanket and laid it on the ground. "You may use this Kate- it's the best I have."

Then he withdrew and found himself a nice patch of glass, laid down gently on his back, arms folded under his head, and stared at a few glittering stars that shone through the branches of the over-hanging trees.
_the_runaway__ on July 28th, 2005 08:29 pm (UTC)
Kate nodded and gave Locke a small smile. "Thanks," she said as she took the blanket. She glanced at Jack as she took a few steps away from the hatch. He probably wouldn't take Locke's advise well. She sighed as she sat against a tree trunk, digging her torch into the ground and gazed out into the darkness of the jungle, waiting for...something.