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23 March 2007 @ 04:54 pm
Closing Post  
Another week all done.

Once again thank you to our participants. 7 drabbles this week, a new record!

Any late drabbles can be posted as a comment here.
 
 
 
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on March 23rd, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
A late drabble: Minor Sacrifice
I planned to do a proper entry as my first post, but that just didn't happen. I'm glad that this community exists, though!

Minor Sacrifice

In the end, forgetting Servilia was easy.

Remembering their last confrontation leaves taste of dirt in his mouth, so he avoids the memory, thinking of the better moments they shared instead. But most of those memories are old, worn and frail in comparison to sharper flashes of war and death. The latter are easier to recall, more deserving of it as well.

There are times when he misses seeing warmth in her eyes instead of endless cold, but when he thinks of everything he has achieved, the regret passes him like a wind, and eventually she means nothing to him.
lectissima femina: pic#58762444artyartie on March 24th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Re: A late drabble: Minor Sacrifice
Such a poignant twist on an already poignant theme. The last sentence was haunting but so very true.

A wonderful first post, though! This community is certainly a wonderful way to stretch the creative muscles - and have more Rome fic to read, of course.
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on March 24th, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: A late drabble: Minor Sacrifice
Thank you for your nice comments! Rome really needs more fic.
fallen_womanfallen_woman on November 28th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: A late drabble: Minor Sacrifice
Oh, man. The icy diction is so Caesar. "The regret passes him like a wind" is brilliantly apt. I always thought the split between Servilia and Caesar was tragic but inevitable, and this ficlet feels completely true to his thought process.
(Anonymous) on November 28th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
Re: A late drabble: Minor Sacrifice
I'm so glad you think so. I have a thing for manipulative bastards, and what I found interesting about Caesar was how he would find a way to rationalize and justify everything, and I'm sure Servilia was one more thing that had to be dealt with like that. It was brutal to see him turn on her the way he did, but it was bound to happen one way or another.
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on November 28th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: A late drabble: Minor Sacrifice
..and that was supposed to be me. Oops!