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29 June 2009 @ 08:35 am
021 Water 022 Fire 023 Earth  
Since the next five prompts are all drabbles, you get three this week and two next. Enjoy!

Title: Darkness Overwhelming
Fandom: Mystic Force
Pairing: N/A
Rating: 15
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary/Warnings: Somewhere, all wishes come true. Each teen considers an aspect of their new situation.
Word Count: 300 / 52 682
Author's notes: My table is here.

021 Water

It’s getting harder.

At first there were other things to drink. Sodas, fruit juice…Chip nearly made himself sick trying to drink all the milk before it went off. We’re still ok for food, even if we’re all losing weight, but water…that’s becoming an issue.

Clare’s been helping me cook. She’s really good at making a full meal out of three ingredients, and the fact that we’re cooking over a fire doesn’t worry her. She hasn’t said anything, but I know she’s getting worried about the water as well.

Tomorrow I’m going to go out and see what I can find. I know a lot of ways around this town that no one else did. I might be able to find something. Anything to keep us alive a little longer.

022 Fire

It’s always so cold.

I know from watching the others and talking to Clare that it’s all in my head. It’s like the cold from the nights before we found this place has sunk in, right to the bone. I’m never warm.

We keep the fire going all the time now. Xander agreed, a while back, that we need warmth more than safety—I think it was waking up to find his pants frozen to the floor that changed his mind. We’ve burned all the furniture from the kitchen, and I’ve cleared most of the classrooms on this level. I’ll have to ask Chip or Vida to help me with the next floor—it’s dangerous up there.

I think Clare’s getting worried; she keeps trying to give me her drink or an extra blanket or whatever, and she makes sure she’s lying beside me at night. That was weird, at first, sleeping with everyone, but that wore off fast.

I just wish it wasn’t always so cold…

023 Earth

I wish we were safer.

It still surprises me how fast things went bad. Take away shelter, take away power, take away control, and suddenly everyone’s an animal.

Chip won’t tell me why he was attacked. Only that we need better protection. So while Nick keeps us warm, Vida keeps us safe, and Maddie and Clare keep us fed, Chip and I have been building more barricades. We’ve stopped using the gap in the wall to come and go; we’ve made it look like it collapsed and now we go through the school instead. No one can get to us now, not with all the earth and dirt we piled up.

Funny how it doesn’t feel any safer, though…
angel_negra on December 6th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh cool
It took me a second to realize what you were doing with these three, but that's a really neat use of the prompts.

Maddie's was really nice, mainly because we so rarely get to hear her. I love the little detail about Clare being comfortable cooking over a fire.

Nick's was neat. How he's slowly finding a place here and no, he's not the leader, but he's still able to contribute. And I admit, I giggled at the line of Xander's pants freezing to the floor.

And Xander is very much a leader. I love how much of an effort he's making to protect his group and it's not him trying to do everything on his own, either. He recognizes the skills of the others and uses them.
Acting my shoe sizewild_force71 on December 6th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh cool
Thank you! I have to say, I swear these prompts were made for MF because both these ones and the colour ones match up perfectly. (Still pretty hard in a black and white world, though.)

There's a couple others coming from inside people's heads...Villans, and maybe one or two others.

I did love that little throwaway about Clare... :D
angel_negra on December 7th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
Re: Oh cool
It's always fun when you find a prompt list that feels tailor made for your idea. <3

I admit, I really like them. They're fun little interludes. Especially because you capture their voices in them so nicely.