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Bones Drabble: Seeing Red
Fear - lerdo
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Written for [info]amilyn for a drabble meme.  Click the link if you'd like to leave a prompt.

Title: Seeing Red (Since Joss Whedon's birthday was yesterday. ;) )
Fandom: Bones
Characters: Brennan
Rating: PG or K
Word Count: 100
Timeline: Set between The Wannabe in the Weeds and The Pain in the Heart.
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Prompt: Brennan and fear.

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Seeing Red

Brennan sees red.

Carmine, scarlet, crimson, and ruby pour from spider-cracked windows, splatter across rows of Angela’s pristine stretched canvases, paint the strong mouth that traversed the territory of hers only once -- because of a prodigal father's holiday wish and an eccentric woman's whimsy -- but arrested her breath so many times she ceased keeping count ten thousand inhalations ago.

Dawn's light marches her to wakefulness -- and the crushing knowledge that her stomach (her gut, he would have said) -- telegraphs eons before her conscious mind catches up.

Seconds, minutes, twenty lifetimes later, she kneels and retches into the toilet's mandalic waters.

 



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Great use of the different colours. I loved the the phrase *traversed the territory of hers* as well. Gives me an image that it was almost unwanted, and then the contrast of how it has been thought of so many times since. Powerful and evocative.

I had to look up Mandalic! Wonderful!

Thanks! So pleased you enjoyed this. :)

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