Title: The Gift
Characters: Luka Kovac
Word Count: 362
Warnings/Spoilers: Tissue Warning
Summary: Luka receives an unexpected gift from his Father.
The package had come in the morning mail, wrapped in brown paper, it's front covered with several stamps. Luka's brow had creased as he removed it from the box and turned it over in his palm, he wasn't expecting anything from his father, yet the handwriting was unmistakable. As he walked back to his apartment Luka tucked the box under his arm as he flipped through the rest of his mail, for those moments his puzzlement set aside. Once inside he dropped the stack of unopened bills and other routine mail on the table, the little box once more at the forefront of his attention.
"What did you do Tata?" He voiced the question aloud as he settled on the couch and looked over the package again. There was little weight to it, and the size and shape meant it wasn't a book or magazine his father had thought he should have. He'd spoken with the man only two days earlier and no mention had been made of his sending anything, yet here it was. His curiosity fully roused he began to open it.
The wrapping was nothing special, neither was the box under the paper, as he lifted the flap the secret was concealed still more by the tissue. His curiosity would have to wait a few moments more to be appeased. As he pulled the thin paper away all that remained was a single paper package slightly smaller then the palm of his hand. Lifting it from the box he found it held almost no weight, he had no idea what he would find as he pulled the final barrier away.
"Oh, Tata." His mouth dropped open and tears immediately sprung to his eyes as the secret was finally revealed. The single blue knitted baby sock was something he had never expected and he lifted it to his nose as if he had somehow managed to retain the scent of the small boy who had once worn it.
"Where did you find this?" The question was asked aloud even as he knew no answer would come from it and he immediately rose to reach for the phone. He had to know.