I’m sad and there’s not enough hanahaki and Gabriel Reyes fanfiction out there. This is an idea I want to expand upon someday but right now this is the only thing that would come out from my fingers.
Talon team bonding over Amélie taking care of flowers, kind of (Amélie/Gérard and Reaper76 implied).
Widowmaker remembered Gerárd Lacroix coughing lily petals before he died.
When she remembered how much she loved him, how much she would always love him, it was too late.
Amélie left lilies at Gerárd’s grave whenever she could.
When they, Talon, stole Gabriel Reyes’ corpse they found dead roses in his lungs.
Black, withered, dry.
The flower were thrown away and Amélie picked them up before they could notice. Before she herself could really notice what she was doing.
Years later, Amélie found herself watering a garden of blue roses, behind an abandoned house in Paris.
Sombra helped her from time to time, always suggesting to bring Gabe to admire how beautiful it looked.
Would he remember?
Would he care?
Reaper remembered feeling whole once upon a time.
Whenever he left blue roses, directly from Amélie’s garden, at Jack Morrison’s grave, he swore he felt like Gabriel again.