Title: "Blind Man's Buff"
Author: monimala
Fandom: "General Hospital"
Rating/Classification: NAC, Lorenzo, ficbit.
Disclaimer: Nope. Not mine.
Summary: Ruminations shortly after the limo bombing outside the courthouse.

He smiles, the corners of his mouth twisted like spiderwebs in the wind. He feels the expression with the tips of his fingers, traces the indentation of his lips, the chapped bits of skin, and wonders how much longer he will have to practice...how much longer until the tilt happens on its own. Until he believes it.

The bandages are coarse, scratchy, against his eyelashes, his forced-shut lids. Blind man's buff. He remembers Luis spinning him round and round until he was dizzy...skipping just out of reach, laughing, "Enzito...estupido Enzito... catch me..."

He never could. He always fell. Tripped, tangled, tasting the dust in his mouth as his darling hermano's laughter echoed in his ears.

Who is laughing now?

She doesn't think he hears the hesitation in her voice. She doesn't think he hasn't all ready memorized every rise and fall. Her words...her words are just as false as his smile.

In six months, perhaps less, she will be back with Sonny Corinthos.

He was blinded long before today.

Her fingers were coarse, scratchy, against his belly, his forced-open heart.

She is just out of reach.

Lorenzo...stupid Lorenzo...




March 16, 2004.

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