Title: Happy Anniversary
Author: A. Magiluna Stormwriter
Feedback address: stormwriter@shatterstorm.net
Date in Calendar: 20 December 2015
Fandom: Poltergeist: the Legacy / Light, Water, Muses
Pairing: Alex/Rachel
Rating: PG [language]
Word Count: 609
Summary: Love is what it is, and it takes what it wants when it wants.
Spoilers: This is a canon-divergent post-series AU, so just consider the entire series up for grabs.
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.
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Disclaimer: This story is an original work of amateur fiction, and is written purely for the private entertainment of P:TL fans. This story is no way affiliated with Trilogy, MGM Worldwide Television or the Sci-Fi Channel. The characters are their property, and this story is not meant to infringe upon the copyrights of MGM, Trilogy, or anybody else who owns an interest in "Poltergeist: the Legacy".

Author's Notes: I miss writing for my girls. I think I need to schedule a full series rewatch in 2016 to find some new things to write about again. Anyone interested in joining me?

Dedication: My muses, as always…

Beta: Not currently beta'd, but I'm working on that…


My dearest love,

There are times when I think I can't love you
More than I already do.
Everything in my life has been touched by you
For so many years now,
And I sometimes have trouble separating you from me,
And me from you.
That's not to say that I feel the need to
Sever the bonds between us.
I would sooner end my existence on this planet
Than go a single day without you.

It's sentiments like that last one that make me think
About the nature of love.
When I met Patrick all those years ago,
I thought he was it.
I was happy, I was in love, I had everything I wanted.
Then Connor and Kat came.
Life truly was perfect, even with our ups and downs.
We made it work together.
Long hours at work, longer hours caring for two small children,
It didn't matter to me.

When we lost Patrick and Connor, it nearly killed me.
Thank God, I had Kat.
That was a horribly painful year for both of us.
I never thought I'd survive.
Sometimes snippets come back, like horrible nightmares,
Reminders of what I'd forgotten.
Good memories come back, too, of course, of our life together.
A soothing balm to my soul.
The good outweighs the bad, as it should be.
And I'm okay in the end.

And then Ireland and that damned sepulcher happened to us,
But it brought the Legacy.
And with the Legacy came this feisty, strong woman.
Her name was -- is Alexandra Moreau.
I remember that fugue state after birthing that demon.
Your voice brought me back.
Yours was a voice of promise, of protection, of acceptance.
You offered me new opportunities.
That sounds silly, I know, but it's the absolute truth.
I swear it on my soul.

It took time, so damned much wasted time,
Before I could admit it.
The destruction of the castle, the loss of our home,
And Derek's death made it worse.
This was your devastation, your loss of family and love,
But you knew first, didn't you?
You found a way to grieve Derek's loss and move on,
All in one fell swoop.
You always did have a better grasp on life
And it's interconnected intricacies.

And now, here we are, on the fifteenth anniversary
Of the start of us.
Fifteen years ago, you seduced me and made me see
That I was being stupid.
Love is what it is, and it takes what it wants when it wants.
I was foolish to fight it.
Thank you for reminding me that night that we
Were connected on a deeper level.
I have not regretted a single moment, even a second,
Of the life we've shared.

We have three incredible children that I absolutely cherish
More than life itself.
I don't know what we're going to do with ourselves
When Rose and Michel leave.
Oh, they won't go far, I know that already.
They'll be close, like Kat is.
But they won't be our babies to cuddle any longer.
They haven't been for a while now.
But they're our children, our pride and joy,
Testament to the love we share.

And so, happy anniversary, my beloved Alexandra,
And here's to many more.
I am so grateful to have you in my life and my heart.
You complete me utterly.
I will love you until my dying day and beyond.
You're stuck with me, Alex.
I hope that prospect doesn't frighten you, my love.
It's not meant to do that.
It's a tribute to the deep and abiding love we share.
I love you, my beautiful wife.

Yours always,