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26 February 2007 @ 01:02 am
Numb3rs Fic: Five Flowers  
Written for numb3rs100 Challenge #95 – Flowers

Title: Five Flowers
Pairing/Characters: Alan
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Pilot, UP
Summary: Alan misses Margaret on Valentines Day
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

A white rose for remembrance.

A yellow rose for friendship.

A red rose for love.

Two lavender roses - her favorite - one for each of their two sons.

Alan brought five flowers and four stones to his wife's grave.

A stone for the day they met.

A second for their wedding day.

A third for their last day together.

The last was shaped like a crude heart.

Dry leaves, crisp and fragile, obscured her headstone. They crumbled to dust when Alan tried to brush them aside.

He laid his stones and roses down beneath her name.

"Happy Valentine's Day, my love..."

perhaps some frottage is in order: listen to her purrsororcula on February 26th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
This is really... quiet, and sad, and beautiful. I love the different meanings for the different colors, and for some reason I also really like the line about the leaves.
andi: Hugsadmiralandrea on February 26th, 2007 10:20 am (UTC)
That gave me a lump in my throat. Very beautiful! I miss seeing your wonderful words daily in on my flist. Here's hoping RL relents for you soon. :hugs:
Karenbyrons_brain on February 26th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
That was really beautiful....
melissimamelissima on February 26th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
OMG. How much do I love the Alan who lives in your head?

It's gorgeous.
riverotter1951: north American river otterriverotter1951 on February 26th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
In Judaism, it is traditional to place stones on the grave. It lets others know that someone visited the grave. When I visited my maternal grandfather's grave for the first time [he died in 1933 and I visited a few years ago], there was a stone. I later discovered that my cousin had visited his grave and recited the prayer for the dead. In his temple, there is a wall with cubbyholes and the names of the dead. Next to it are stones so you can honor the tradition.
NV: [cm] reid // yellow roomneur0vanity on February 26th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, breathtaking piece.
Nicelyobsessed: Eppes familynicelyobsessed on February 26th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
*cries* very beautiful.