His eyes opened to the beauty of it all. The crystal blue ice the warm spray of sunshine that tumbled across it, but it was far above and he was still. His body stiff and immobile, was it the cold, the fall, he wasn’t sure. His only feeling was this ache in his heart; he was alone.
His eyes drifted closed shutting out the slip of light, but the pain inside remained. It would end now and he would forever be solitary.
“I love you, Chakotay.” A soft whisper by his side, small cold fingers entwined in his.