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28 September 2013 @ 03:52 pm
Original Drabble: "Dedication"  
Title: Dedication
Author: HalfshellVenus
Rating: PG
Summary: The smart choice isn't always the right one.
Author's Notes: For the writerverse and writers_choice prompts of "Hero."


This gun is how I'm not dead, not yet, even if my style runs more to reason than relying on weapons.

Sometimes you can talk people down from the edge of crazy, but others don't hear, don't care, don't even hesitate to take you with them.

That part of the job gets old real fast. "Barnes," my partner says, "what the hell's wrong with you? You got a death wish?"

I figure, "Serve and Protect" includes people trying to hurt themselves. If I can help them find answers instead of just quitting, I'll do it.

You always have to try.

----- fin -----

cindytsuki_no_bara on September 29th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
i like this! it's the ordinary hero, the person you don't necessarily think of as heroic, but who really is.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 1st, 2013 07:20 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It's funny, but when I think of heroes, the first thing that comes to mind is not superheroes but simply people who do the right thing when it is hard and when others would put themselves first.

We forget how amazing that really is. :)