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24 April 2010 @ 11:59 pm
Bones Fic: War Wounds  
Written for varietypack100 Multi-Fandom Challenge
Emma DeMarais VarietyPack100 Prompt Table
Crossposted to 206_bones


Title: War Wounds
Pairing/Characters: Seeley
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Two Bodies in the Lab
Summary: Prompt - Purple
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


'You know on your x-rays, there's a history of multiple fractures on your feet consistent with beating. It's a common method of torture in the Middle East, beating the soles of the feet with pipes or hoses.'

Voices echo inside his head, ricochets of memories recent and far away, soft words in English percussed by shouts in Arabic.

'And there are indications of injuries sustained while you were shielding someone.'

The rat-a-tat-tat of automatic gunfire jolts him and he tosses and turns in his drug-induced slumber: no rest for the weary while the wicked lie locked in dank cells tonight.

A replay of the explosion that put him in the hospital shakes him and the movement aggravates his fractured clavicle, waking him with a hiss of pain under his breath.

It's 5AM.

Temperance is safe at home, the guilty parties have been caught and the case is closed. He should be able to rest.

But ghosts of wars past flit behind his eyes when he closes them so instead he turns his head to the window and waits for the coming dawn and the wakefulness it brings.

His x-rays show signs of injury and torture, but not all damage shows up on film.

Seeley Booth's got scars, a purple heart that says he's a hero and nightmares that remind him he's only human.

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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Thanks, Scoob!
shirleyann66: Major Beck 2shirleyann66 on April 25th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Guh! I love it! I've always wanted to know more about what caused the damage Brennan saw on the x-rays.

Seeley Booth's got scars, a purple heart that says he's a hero and nightmares that remind him he's only human.

Love this line; I just want to huggle him. :(
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
You know I was afraid this episode had been ficced out by now (I'm in the midst of a S1 rewatch), but I figured it's been long enough I could get away with it. /grins/ I'm glad you enjoyed it! Booth definitely needs more hugs. (I like when he gets them from Parker personally.) :-)

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!
FreeSpiritbuffyangellvr23 on April 26th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
nice work...well captured.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! We rarely get Booth in pensive moments, but I really do enjoy them.
ladygray99ladygray99 on April 26th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
Very nice work. I sort of stopped following Bones a while back but this was a very nice look into Booth's head and past. It's well written and flows well.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Thanks! I fell off the Bones wagon myself, not long after the Zack debacle, so I'm not up to date myself. We've been rewatching S1 and I kind of liked the idea of poking more into this soft spot in Booth's past.
ladygray99ladygray99 on April 26th, 2010 05:05 am (UTC)
Yeah. I miss Zack.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
/sniff/
(Anonymous) on April 26th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
absolutely amazing, short but tells the story in those words
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm a big proponent of microfiction and drabbles - every word counts.
cyandragoncyandragon on April 26th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
The last line is chilling. Wonderful short fic! :D
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And thanks for taking the time to come read and comment!
mystizanmystizan on April 26th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
"His x-rays show signs of injury and torture, but not all damage shows up on film.

Seeley Booth's got scars, a purple heart that says he's a hero and nightmares that remind him he's only human. "

Those lines? Deserve a gold star. And I'm sad to hear u stopped watching Bones...it's quite possibly my fave thing on TV :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 26th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
Never fear! I intend to pick it back up at some point! I just put a bunch of TV on hiatus for NaNoWriMo 2 Novembers ago and then proceeded to do a sucky job of trying to catch up on all of them.

I figure once we're caught up with Bones S1 and S2 we'll make an effort to go back to S3 and S4. It will just take a while but since both of my housemates are Bones fans as well it shall happen!

After all, my favorite current show is about FBI agents and scientists (Numb3rs) so I can't give up on Bones!

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!
mystizanmystizan on April 27th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
What's NaNoWriMo? And I'm glad u have peer support to get u back on track with Bones. The good news is, u won't have to wait thru hiatuses & 7 day spans to get new eps. Numb3rs huh? Maybe I should check that out. & ur most welcome :).
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 27th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month: where people write an entire 50K word book in 30 days each November. Yes, it sounds insane, but it's a lot of fun and you'd be surprised how many people can make 50K words show up in 30 days. :-) I've done it for years but only 'won' (hit 50K) twice so far.

Numb3rs is a nice companion to Bones. The scientists are more mathematicians, physicists and computer scientists, but that means less gore. /grins/ The FBI agents are a team, but the show centers around two brothers - one the FBI team leader and the other a world class math genius professor.

Try the pilot and the second episode, Uncertainty Principle, at least. If you like them be warned UP is the best episode ever, but the series is still a good one.
mystizanmystizan on April 27th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Thx for clarifying. 50K is a LOT! Ok will get those 2 eps & see if I like it.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 27th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
LOL I thought 50K was a lot when I first won. Then I won with about 100K. It kind of expands your mindset of what long is. /chuckles/

Enjoy Numb3rs! Let me know if you like it!
mystizanmystizan on April 29th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
I can't find season one :( I hate starting anything unless I can do it from the pilot.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 29th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
Email me @ emmademarais at gmail dot com and I'll see if I can help you.