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Fic: Primeval - A Language of Their Own, Drabble, PG

Title: A Language of Their Own
Author: maddie_amber
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Challenge: Number 212 – Flowers
Characters: Jess and Emily,
Warning: Implied character death
Author's Note: Floriography: A Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken




A Language of Their Own

Of the useless things Mother insisted she learn floriography had seemed the most trivial.

Yet, now she found comfort twisting silken ribbon around two small bouquets.  Aster, red Canterbury bells, and acacia spoke of love, delphinium, the ability to transcend space and time.  How appropriate, she thought.

Gently she touched Jess on the shoulder rousing her from her thoughts. The girl looked up.  Jess's eyes like her own, were red rimmed from crying.  Emily solemnly took her hand.  Together they entered the cemetery, to kneel by two silent gravestones. 

Marigolds bloomed at the gravesides, the silent heralds of eternal grief.