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Lost drabble

One small Jack-centric drabble, written for the Drabble Challenge at lostsquee. The pompt was "shape."



Shape

Jack eyes his reflection, running the back of his hand over his oddly smooth cheek. It's strange to see himself without the beard. He's thinner than he'd realized, his cheeks oddly hollow.

His fingertips trace the shape of his nose: It's more prominent than he remembered. With eyes half-closed, he explores the jut of his chin, the curve of his Adam's apple.

People will say he's back to his old self, but it's like looking at a stranger. The only part of his face he recognizes is his father's disappointed frown.

He can't meet his own gaze in the mirror.

ETA: A master list of all the drabbles written by various authors is available here. Go, check it out! :)

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gottalovev
Mar. 23rd, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
this is heartbreakingly beautiful and exactly what I look for in a drabble. so well done babe, so great.
halfdutch
Mar. 23rd, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, my dear! Broken!Jack is a source of constant interest to me. *icon twins you*
jenthegypsy
Mar. 23rd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Excellent introspection! Poor Jack...recognizing only his father's frown. :\
halfdutch
Mar. 24th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, hon. *pets Jack*
prettybutt
Mar. 23rd, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
this is epic
halfdutch
Mar. 24th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
Epic! Praise indeed from a Jack lover! :)
hendercats
Mar. 23rd, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC)
Beautifully done. I like watching Jack relearning his own face. But this:
it's like looking at a stranger. The only part of his face he recognizes is his father's disappointed frown.
Ouch! Poor Jack.
halfdutch
Mar. 24th, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon. I wasn't sure where to go with that prompt but somehow this seemed to fit. And oh our poor Jack.
siluria
Mar. 24th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Fantastic moment, especially the comment about the only thing he recognises being his dad's frown - very apt!! Loved it!
halfdutch
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, m'dear!I can't seem to stop letting Christian torment Jack.
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