Title: Uncertain Future
By: angstytimelord
Pairing: Greg Sanders/Don Flack
Fandom: CSI: Vegas/CSI: NY
Rating: PG-13
Table: 1drabble
Prompt: 7, Change
Disclaimer: This is entirely a product of my own imagination, and I make no profit from it. I do not own the lovely Greg Sanders or Don Flack, unfortunately, just borrowing them for a while. Please do not sue.


Something was different. Greg just didn't know exactly what it was.

He didn't know why he felt that something had changed irrevocably in his relationship with Don, but he could feel that something had.

There was a difference in the way that Don made love to him now; there was a passion that hadn't been there before, and a certain sadness every time their lovemaking was over. It was almost as though Don was .... saying goodbye, in a way.

That fact frightened Greg, and made him want to hold on to Don even more tightly than he normally did. It was as if he could feel his boyfriend slipping away.

He told himself over and over that he was just imagining things.

Or was he? Greg asked himself as he leaned his head back to gaze up at the ceiling. Even when they were together, at their most intimate, there was a distance between them.

He didn't know why, and he wasn't sure that he wanted to talk to Don about it. If his boyfriend was starting to get tired of him, it wasn't something that he was ready to hear. Not now. Not yet. He wanted to hold on to what they shared for just a little longer.

He wasn't ready to let this go. He wasn't ready for anything to change, especially if that change was going to be for the worse, and if it would break his heart.

His future felt so uncertain now, whereas before, he'd pictured a future with Don, the two of them together for a lifetime, growing old together and always being in love.

Was that the sort of future that Don dreamed about, too? Or did he want something very different? There were times lately when Greg almost felt that he wasn't even there when the two of them were together, that he was only going through the motions.

It was a terrifying feeling. The thought of losing Don left a gaping hole in his life, in his heart and soul, a hole that he knew could never be filled by anyone else.

He didn't want things to change. He didn't want to lose what they had.

Closing his eyes, he brought a mental picture of Don to mind; the image of his boyfriend smiling tenderly at him after they had just made love.

That was how he wanted things to be; they couldn't change. He wanted Don to be with him for the rest of their lives, to wake up next to him every morning, to fall asleep in his arms every night. He didn't want his future to be uncertain; he wanted it to be safe and secure.

Even as that thought coalesced in Greg's mind, he knew that it couldn't be. The very nature of Don't job meant that complete safety wasn't an option for them.

Changes were on the horizon, and they were approaching far too quickly.