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13 May 2013 @ 08:22 pm
Numb3rs Fic: No Warning  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #419 - Warning

Title: No Warning
Pairing/Characters: Ian
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Sniper Zero
Summary: Neither Ian nor his target received any advance warning
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

In the scant instant between breaths...

From one word to the next, a sentence ended – permanently.

Blood that once raced adrenaline fast spills out onto the pavement.

No warning shot, not even the tinge of the red dot.

Ian doesn't need a laser sight; his vision sharp as any shooter.

There are others to remove the body, calm hysterical witnesses, process the paperwork.

Ian just disassembles his sniper rifle and walks away.

He has his own processing to do after every kill.

And he gets no warning either as to how bad each will be before he pulls the trigger.

melissima: Garcia ooomelissima on May 14th, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh Ian!

I like the spare percussiveness of the images here, like a series of flashes accompanied by a tense drumbeat, sharp as blows. Well done.
fredbassettfredbassett on May 14th, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
Very vivid, with a real sting in the tail last line.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on May 14th, 2013 07:19 am (UTC)
Well, hello! Nice to see you! I was actually thinking about you recently thanks to my French class. I hope all is going well in your corner of the world. ♥
fredbassettfredbassett on May 14th, 2013 09:28 am (UTC)
This year is certainly proving better than last (Mr FB's stroke and gallbladder removal during the same two months last year was rather a blight on life), and things do seem to be moving in the right direction.

I'm still doing my French classes as well.

I hope all is well with you, too.
cat_13145cat_13145 on May 14th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
Carefully hugs Ian.
ladygray99ladygray99 on June 9th, 2013 06:22 am (UTC)
You know me and Ian angst. Would love to see how Ian handles the harder kills.