||[Jun. 26th, 2005|05:24 pm]
Recently I had a drabble offer in my LJ, where people could name a fandom, a character or relationship, and a prompt. Here are a couple that turned out okay:
The Seven Deadly Sins
Irina points out that they are innocent of two of the sins: Gluttony isn't an issue for two people who need calories for their work, and nobody could accuse them of sloth.
Jack thinks they could be absolved of greed as well. Though they have enormous Swiss accounts, they value money only as a means to an end. They live rather modestly.
But they admit that together they envy couples who can live together, take pride in their intelligence and skill, and are capable of the deepest, undying wrath.
They don't have to discuss lust – at least, not with words.
Teeth and Appetite
"It's a terrible thing, losing one's past," Sloane says, looking at the man he abandoned in the bed. An hour ago, Jack was all teeth and appetite, so desperate for human touch that he'd do anything. Now he's lying still, motionless as death. "We both lost faith in the CIA. Lost our sense of who we were. But we'll begin again."
"Not like this."
"SD-6 offers opportunities to a man in your position –"
"I can't. I won't."
Years later, Sloane realizes that Jack was already a double agent then, and marvels at the depth of his game.