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Title: Is There a Moonlight Up Ahead
Fandom: Life on Mars
Rating: White Cortina
Word Count: 100 words.
Challenge: Friday Drabble Challenge #75 (Mistake)
Prompt used: Mistake.
Notes: This was first posted to [ profile] lifein1973 on 2010-04-09. Written after I spotted something intriguing in a screenshot from 2x08.

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The man stood, his head bowed. He unwrapped the bouquet of flowers and spoke softly, affectionately.

"It's your favourite, Mum - carnations. Because they last."

Kneeling, he pushed the stems through the holes in the vase, then looked critically at the result and sighed.

"Sorry I'm a bit late this month, Mum... Dad. It's just - life's been busy. Complicated. I'm going undercover next week on a special operation. They've promised a promotion if it goes well." He smiled. "If I make no mistakes."

He touched the stone tenderly. "I'll be back next month, promise. I won't forget.

"Love you forever."

Gravestone of David and Brenda Williams
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