Rating: G, Gen
Summary: All bargains have their price. Written for 100words Prompt #052 - Lost.
Notes: Too Old For Neverland is an Urban/Suburban Fantasy 'verse that focuses on not!Wendy and her quest to save children from not!Peter Pan. For a while I thought this was a Peter Pan AU, but the more I looked at it the more I realized it had no real ties to the source universe-- so I spun it off
Archie was eleven when Peter's promises and Campana's songs started him down that long lonely path to the neverlands of Underhill. He's still eleven when Wendy wins him free, with a hundred years of childhood behind him.
Archie's been fighting ever since he realized what Peter's bargain cost, but it took more than he had to win free and he doesn't know how to face that failure.
That first sunrise after a century lived in twilight is his tipping point. He's so quiet and still that Wendy thinks they've lost him again...
But when she calls his name, he comes.