INTRODUCTION - Please read first: This episode is based on the ABC series LOST and takes place directly after the finale. It's my version of "what happened next". Disclaimer: If you are not familiar with the series, the following characters were established during the series (and thus their relationships and backstories are already established as well) and the following epsiode may give away details that occurred during the series itself (in case you are planning on watching it at some point, which I recommend!).
A fire crackles in the background. Shadows cover the form of a man who lies on his back, a ratty blanket tossed over him. The man groans slightly.
Hurley appears from the shadows, his face anxious. He bends down beside the man. “Dude… are you OK?”
The man blinks. It is Desmond, his face haggard. He peers at Hurley without recognition. “Where am I?”
Hurley smiles sympathetically. “You’re on the island.”
Desmond closes his eyes as if to wish this realization away. “Here --- help me up, Hurley ---” Desmond attempts to lift himself up, but winces in pain.
“You might want to take it easy, dude. I have no idea what happened to you down in the cave and everything, but you’ve been knocked out for like 24 hours straight…”
“Twenty-four hours?” Desmond’s eyes widen. “How --- how am I here? How am I… alive? Where’s Jack? I have to tell him that I was wrong! That it didn’t work!”