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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2015-06-28 12:34 pm

Prompt #229

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

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Today's word is: grief

grief [greef]

noun
1. keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.
2. a cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow.

Idioms
3. come to grief, to suffer disappointment, misfortune, or other trouble; fail: Their marriage came to grief after only two years.
4. good grief, (used as an exclamation of dismay, surprise, or relief): Good grief, it's started to rain again!

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Gundam SEED Destiny

[personal profile] kalloway 2015-07-11 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
(the version where Heine survives)

Heine sighed as he reached to push a chunk of mixed orange and white hair back from where it wanted to keep falling in his face. His hand protested and after finally getting the hair to say back behind his ear, he carefully used his good hand to bend each finger before flexing again. The rainy days were the hardest for so many reasons.

Orb had a lot of rainy days, yet Heine didn't think he could bring himself to leave. His parents were gone. Most of his extended family, superior officers, teammates, and friends were gone.

"Heine?" Athrun questioned from the kitchen doorway. He was holding his coffee mug and the look of concern on his face suggested he'd been standing there for a few seconds longer than Heine would have liked.

"I'm okay," Heine replied, even though that was never quite true. He was okay in a lot of ways, but his body would never be quite what he wanted. He could smile, he could enjoy his life with Athrun, he could keep going on these rainy days when walking on the beach wasn't an option and he found himself sitting at the kitchen table with his laptop, looking up people who kept always being gone.

"We could watch a movie..."

The thought of Athrun's weight against him, warm on the sofa while something ridiculous distracted him - it was a nice thought.

"After last night's 'I have to get this project done today' speech?" Heine questioned. Athrun wouldn't have said it if his current project wasn't that important and hadn't hit some sort of immovable deadline.

Athrun winced.

"I'm okay," Heine repeated. "I think I'm out of FAITH members, at least..."

He leaned back in his chair and glanced towards the back door that led out onto a wooden porch and the beach beyond.

"Heine..."

His hair slipped and was right back in his eyes. This time, his left hand worked the way he wanted it to and he tucked it back. He heard the sound of Athrun's mug being set on the counter and Athrun's footsteps... Athrun's arms were warm around his shoulders and Heine reached up to put his own hands over Athrun's.

"It's not raining too hard," Heine finally said. He was fairly sure he meant it. Gone were the days of jagged sobs and standing in the rain while the tears flowed, at least, gasping for breath while his lungs tried to fail him.

All the people he'd lost - he wouldn't forget them. But the rain would end. And the sky would clear.
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[personal profile] edenfalling 2015-07-22 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Title: Before the Dawn
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia
Wordcount: 575
Summary: Rabadash and Shezan share a few private words on the eve of his coronation.

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