Regret (nothingtoregret) wrote in runaway_tales,

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."
Tags: [author] regret, [challenge] flavor of the day, [extra] pocky

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