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06 July 2009 @ 11:54 pm
024 Air 025 Spirit  
Title: Darkness Overwhelming
Fandom: Mystic Force
Pairing: N/A
Rating: 15
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary/Warnings: Somewhere, all wishes come true. Vida and Chip think about life.
Word Count: 300 / 52 682
Author's notes: My table is here.





024 Air

It’s odd, but things seem to be getting safer.

We haven’t had power since the first night—so I’m glad I don’t have to worry about cooking. The boys have torches, though we’re trying not to use them, and Toby brought us a pile of candles—I don’t know where he got them, but they’re really helpful.

They make it harder to keep watch, though; difficult to see anything with a candle burning in your eyes. So every night I go out into the cafeteria and sit in the dark, listening.

It’s easy to tell if anyone’s coming. Sound travels, nowadays, with no TV or radios. The air’s totally still. No one can sneak up on us.

I have a terrible feeling there’s fewer people around to try…





025 Spirit

You know, for the end of the world, it’s not all that bad.

I mean, sure it’s depressing as hell, and we’re all starving and filthy, and I’ve forgotten what colours look like, and we’re voluntarily staying in school, and…

I’m sorry, where was I?

Oh! The end of the world, right!

Well, as someone who’s read The Stand six times, and seen all 260 episodes of The Tribe, and read Earth Abides and Brother in the Land, I really don’t think we’re doing that badly. Apart from that one time we haven’t been attacked. Clare’s better, and Maddie…is Maddie. Vee’s not fighting anyone, and we know Toby’s alright.

I wish I could persuade the others, but they’re all determined to look on the dark side. “Oh, we’re running out of food!” “Oh, we might be attacked!” “Oh, I’m so worried about everyone!”

We’re not out of food yet, we’ve not been attacked, and we can all take of ourselves, thank you very much. At least Nick is keeping his worries to himself—and has the decency to laugh when I tell a joke.

They’ve just gotta learn to look on the bright side. We’re all here, we’re all alive, and the Rangers are out there. What’s to be afraid of?
 
 
 
angel_negra on December 6th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, more first person POVs. :D
I like getting these little peeks into the Rangers' minds.

I admit, Vida calling them torches instead of flashlights threw me for a second.

Chip's is sweet and pretty uplifting. I love that bit about Nick laughing at Chip's jokes. Nick was always good about being able to play with Chip, rather than just humouring him, and I'm glad you showed us that here too.
Acting my shoe sizewild_force71 on December 6th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, more first person POVs. :D
I never even caught the torches thing. Sorry!
angel_negra on December 7th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Re: Oh, more first person POVs. :D
*laughs* No harm done. Actual torches would almost work in the same context as well, it would just be a bit stranger, is all.