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15 April 2013 @ 10:22 pm
Numb3rs Fic: Signal to Noise  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #415 - Jam

Title: Signal to Noise
Pairing/Characters: Don/Billy
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Man Hunt
Summary: They fight by silent seething unable to say what needs to be said
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Communication is combat - cut all ties.

Cold war meets cold shoulder; no detente.

They pass each other, posturing, putting on a show of strength.

Each man too proud to be the first to bend, to broach the subject that's all they both can think about.

So they patrol the borders of what was once home, casting glances across an imaginary line, hoping to see, to find...

One small effort, lips forming a word...

But the signal's jammed; there's no getting through.

Finally there are fists and fucking and forgiveness in few words.

Until the next skirmish that starts with silence.

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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 19th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

I'm so pleased to hear the circular nature was understood; the downside of so few words is that you're not always sure what you meant gets through loud and clear.

These little experimental pieces are fun to try, but so much better when someone takes the time to let you know it worked for them.

Thank you!
Candi: Don Thinkingmustangcandi on April 19th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Very powerful in so few words. Wonderful.