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Juliet drabble: "innocence"

Juliet drabble. A companion piece to yesterday's Sayid drabble and also inspired by promos for "One of Us."



She’s already been caught in a lie, forced to expose her ploy to Kate. She was careless. But she can still salvage this. Jack believes her; Kate’s distrust can be written off as jealousy.

This man, Sayid, is more formidable. She must appear to break, to reluctantly impart some truth he can verify to show that she means them no harm.

She sits with her hands in her lap, waiting. Being a woman is not enough to save her. She slows down her breathing, tries not to blink. He will not torture her. She is a victim. She is innocent.

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foxxcub
Apr. 8th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Ooo, very nice. She has NO idea what's coming, LOL.
halfdutch
Apr. 9th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
So true! *rubs hands together* I sincerely hope he doesn't let her snow him!
gottalovev
Apr. 8th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
nice dive in juliet POV here! she is calculating and calm even with faced with possible torture, just like I imagine she will be. awesome!
halfdutch
Apr. 9th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! She is indeed cold and calculating and I don't think even facing torture would get her to crack, unless that's part of her plan.
inthekeyofd
Apr. 8th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering what's going to happen, I really am, it's going to be a battle of wits and skill..this should be very very interesting.
halfdutch
Apr. 9th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
I know! They might finally make Juliet interesting! Or, at the very least, she'll have met someone she can't manipulate, I hope!
themoononastick
Apr. 9th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
wow! you made me worry for Juliet! great stuff, hon. :)
halfdutch
Apr. 9th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
Ha! That wasn't my intention, really! But I think she is trying to psych hesself up for what's to come, even though she has every intention that she can fool and manipulate Sayid just as she has everyone else.
bachlava
Apr. 9th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
She must appear to break, to reluctantly impart some truth he can verify to show that she means them no harm.

Why do I doubt that this will work on Sayid?

Seriously, though, this is a brilliant little glimpse into a calculating, overconfident Juliet who has yet to realize that she is out of her depth in ways even she's never been before. And she does seem to see herself as innocent; she's probably better at deceiving herself than at deceiving anyone else.

In short: you rock!
halfdutch
Apr. 9th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I really hope this doesn't work on Sayid! But I do think she's going to do her very best to try to fool him into thinking she's merely an innocent victim and that she means them no harm. I'm not sure if she sees herself as innocent but I was thinking here that she's trying to tell herself that as preparation for what wants him to believe, trying to psych herself up for his interrogation and project a certain image, false or not.

Thanks for the kind words! :)
lil_orli
Apr. 9th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC)
love this only a 100 words yet it sums up Juilet's character so well she's a very cunning person but then so is Sayid.

He will not torture her. She is a victim. She is innocent.

loved this line she's anything but a victim or innocent but she can sure play it.

Can't wait for flashbacks to show how pre island Jules got to be the woman we know her as today.

Just a thought she's doing exactly what Kate did with Jack acting something she's not and he's falling for it all over again
halfdutch
Apr. 9th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
I agree, they are both very cunning but my money's on Sayid to see through any kind of snowjob she's trying to pull on him.

And I do think that Juliet is far more ruthless than Kate. Kate has shown she's capable of loyalty and compassion to the people she's met on the island, while Juliet has shown she's only out for herself. Anything she's done for someone else was ultimately to further her own agenda. In a way, they've had the opposite journey since coming to the island: Juliet's gotten much harder and manipulative, while Kate's let down some of her guard and gotten close to other people for the first time in a long time. It's true neither one is an innocent and have, to a certain extent, presented a false front to Jack and others, but I'd trust Kate over Juliet anyday!
gemjam
Apr. 10th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Ooh, very nice, I love how cold and calculating she is here, how she actually manages to match Sayid in those stakes. You can see her working out her angles, seeing how she has to work each different person to get what she wants. And I love that bit at the end where she slows her breathing and tries not to blink, total calmness and indifference, that's so her. Very interesting piece.
halfdutch
Apr. 21st, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was odd writing from the POV of a character I don't even like, but I can definitely give her credit for being smart and resourceful and definitely calculating. I do so wish we'd gotten to see her square off with Sayid for more than 20 seconds there. It may still happen... right?
demonqueen666
Apr. 11th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
She must appear to break, to reluctantly impart some truth he can verify to show that she means them no harm.

GAH. Oh, I loves me some manipulative, conniving Juliet.
halfdutch
Apr. 21st, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. As I was saying above, it's odd writing from the POV of someone I don't even like but you have to give her credit for being smart. I know Sawyer and Kate know how ruthless she is, and Sayid surely has a very good inkling, I'd just love to see everyone else catch on too. *clears throat pointedly* And I'm very disappointed we never got an interrogation scene! Damn promo monkeys!
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