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FOTD: Smithereens

Author: Regret
Rating: G
Challenge: FOTD - Smithereens
Extras: Pocky
Word Count: 100
Summary: Arkadiy discovers some unwelcome news, and has his own way of dealing with it.
Notes: This is what I would have been writing for NaNo, if plotbunny!Zero hadn't come along and hijacked my mind. Still, it means I can write it without having to worry about stepping on my NaNo-toes now. :)

The pile of paper was truly dispiriting. Arkadiy supposed he should deal with it, but it exuded a threat to devour his hours. Still, if he never started...

A name caught his eye through the half-sorted stacks, one he knew too well. Sudden shock constricted his throat.

'Sergeant Jonathan Jones: AWOL.'

His expression drew Vanya to him; she tried to tug the form from his fingers.

His grip tightened, knuckles whitening. "No."

"There's nothing you can do," she murmured.

His response was the sound of shredding paper. A snowfall of green drifted serenely from his hands. "No, there isn't."

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ninablues
Oct. 15th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm always totally blown away by the pocky in this comm. Not sure I could put soo much impact into 100 words! Wonderful writing. :D

P.S., I love the name Arkadiy.
aproberts
Oct. 15th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
And the best thing about you writing this now instead of waiting for Nano, is that we get to read it now. I'm very glad there was no waiting.
nothingtoregret
Oct. 26th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's so sweet of you to say... Thank you! That's really made my day...
ichthusfish
Oct. 16th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
Aww, poor Arkadiy! He never seems to get the luck. I hope he finds a way to help his friend, and to find some peace for himself :)
nothingtoregret
Oct. 26th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
It's not as bad as it seems... well, in some ways it is, but in others it's much better than could be expected. Hopefully I'll be able to expand more on that soon!
13066301
Oct. 16th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
Ooooh, if this is a taste of things to come for NaNo, I can't wait for the whole thing! Poor Arkadiy, though :(
nothingtoregret
Oct. 26th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Ahah, my NaNoes involving Arkadiy are always... interesting experiences. He's quite lucky I've changed my story now, because my plots wander off during NaNo as it is, and this one could have become rather messy...
smoothiegarten
Oct. 16th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC)
:( Poor Arkadiy. That's just awful.
nothingtoregret
Oct. 26th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, don't worry too much about him, it's really not as bad as it seems! It's more of a sore point... but maybe I'll be able to make some things become clearer eventually... ^^;
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