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Title: Blue
Author: shallowness
Rating: PG
Characters: Max, Alec, Mole and one other.
Type: Double drabble
First posted: October 2004.
Summary: She’s wearing blue.

Written for the first line meme for misbegotten. Set after 'Skin Game', but no major spoilers for the book. Thanks to FridayAngel for the beta.


Blue: shallowness


She's wearing blue. It’s usually all black all the time, with a scowl or a bored gaze. Nothing to see here, move it along.

He wonders what inspired this, tries to read her gaze as she hustles them through T.C.’s execs’ morning meeting.

“You in a hurry to get someplace, Max?” Mole asks, the question never just an observation.

“You really wanted to spend more time talking ‘bout the sewers?” She stares him down.

She turns to look at them all.

“Everything’s good, right?” No one dares to argue, not even Alec, though his gut tells him there’s not much good about this day. So he tails her to their garage, isn’t spotted as she snaps on her sunglasses, and only gives her a few minutes before jumping on his own bike.

He shouldn’t have been surprised that she came back to the woods – the closest thing to a playground they ever got. Parked on a rise, he watches her hide her ninja and find a path. He gets it now, he thinks, recalling the broken leg, the broken neck. He’s not sure if she wants to be caught at this.

But Alec doesn’t know why Max is wearing blue.

- fin -

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