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Bones Drabble: Hemorrhage In My Hands
Uriah  - lerdo
Written for last_archangel for this drabble meme.  Click the link if you'd like to leave a prompt.

Title:   Hemorrhage In My Hands
Fandom:  Bones
Characters:  Hodgins, Angela
Word Count:  100
Spoilers:  Oblique references to The Pain in the Heart.
Timeline:  Set after The Pain in the Heart.
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Prompt:  None.  last_archangel just requested Hodgins/Angela.
Notes:  Keeping this to 100 words was tough.

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Hemorrhage In My Hands

Jack slides from beneath Angela’s arm, escaping his dark bedroom.

In the kitchen he considers taking two beers up to Zack’s apartment.  Remembering, he pulls onions from the pantry instead.

Papery skin gives way; Jack makes the first cut.  

As the Syn-propanethial-S-oxide hits his eyes, tears well.  

“What’re you doing?” 

Her sleep-slurred voice snares his attention, but the blade keeps moving.  “Making onion quiche.”  He barely falters when the knife kisses flesh.

“It’s 3:00 in the morning.”  Warm fingers clasp his wrist.  “Jack, stop.  You’re bleeding.”

Jack stares at their hands.  “I never taught him to drive.”

Angela's fingers tighten.

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Thank you. I had hoped you would like it.

And yes, it is sad. A lot of what I've written lately has been like that. Someone on FF.net commented that it's like Zack died, and we're all mourning him. I think she may be right. It's almost like I'm stuck at The Pain in the Heart and can't get unstuck enough to write something a bit lighter. It's not as if I'm personally unhappy or going through a rough time.

The revelation about has really changed the tone of my Bones/Dexter fic.

What's convenient for me is this: at the end of the latest season of Dexter, one of their main characters was framed for Dexter's crimes and killed before he could be proven innocent. So, in a sense, when Brennan and Booth go down to Miami to work on their case, both of them, as well as the Miami police force, are all suffering from the same kind of shell shock betrayal. It's made the story harder to write but easier to plot.

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