Contains spoilers for the episode "The Return Part 1." Based off a prompt from tipsywitch who asked for Egyptian cotton sheets - I got the cotton sheets, but the Egyptian eluded me! Title comes from this quote from Orson Welles: "We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."
Summary: He'd wanted this for so long, all those nights in Atlantis, but had never dared reach for it.