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May. 23rd, 2005 | 11:14 pm
music: Damien Rice - O
posted by: jebbypal in ff_friday

Title: Karma
Rating: PG
Word Count: 327
Summary: Sometimes bad things just happen.
A/N: unbetaed, all mistakes are my own.

"Stop it, let me go!!" she screamed. "Please, just let me go. What the hell did I ever do to you?"

They didn't listen. It didn't matter how hard she kicked or screamed. They just readjusted their grip every time she managed get an inch of movement. No matter how loud she yelled or begged, no one came either. The doors of the classrooms stayed closed, the halls empty. They should be able to hear her; they should come and help her.

Her head rocked back when they slapped her after she managed to get her feet wedged in the doorway. The blow stuns her enough that they drag her the rest of the way inside. "Please, let me go. My father will pay you whatever you want, just let me go, please!" she begged as they hauled her across the dark room.

Her eyes are too swollen from the tears to see through the murky blackness, but she still has enough of her wits left to screech even louder when she feels the leather strap cross her forearms as one of the men forcibly holds her in the chair. Slowly, they take away every inch of movement, of freedom, as they strap her securely against the hard plastic.

Hiccups take away her voice as they grab her head and hold it still. Fear paralyzes her heart as she struggles to understand, to comprehend what is happening. She's at school where she should be safe, a government-run school. This shouldn't be happening!

All thought is driven from her mind though as the lights are turned on and a strange apparatus is brought closer. Blue hands approach with a crown of needles and this can't be happening. She'll wake up and it will all be a dream. The pain clears that illusion from her mind even as the needles dig through her skin and into her brain.

What in the hell did she ever do to deserve this?

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Comments {6}

You know what would be creepy and unexpected?

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from: fleshlycherry
date: May. 24th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)

Ohhhhh. A got a little shiver down my back reading this.

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It's funnier in Enochian

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from: mona1347
date: May. 25th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)

Gaaaah! *hides* This was The Creepiness.

I've not seen a fic before that considered River's initial confusion and terror. It was really affecting - very well done! :)

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aka DevilWoman, the Thrower of (plot)Bunnies

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from: jebbypal
date: May. 25th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)

Thankies... the original prompt actually seems very out of character for River to me, but then again, that situation would probably prompt out of character behavior. Glad you were creeped:)

*hugs ya*

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from: aquagals
date: May. 25th, 2005 05:48 pm (UTC)

Gah, poor River. I like the brief insight into her sanity before they tortured her. You have to wonder if, on Serenity, she thinks about the way she was and all that. Anywho, good drabble.

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Bred in captivity

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from: inkblot_fiend
date: May. 25th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)

Excellent! I love her confusion, and her desperation - really well conveyed. Nice one.

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from: alizarin_nyc
date: May. 28th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)

Very nice.

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