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Jamie McCrimmon ([personal profile] bonnypiperlad) wrote in [community profile] trans_92012-05-24 02:10 am

Losing Them In Pieces [Open]

Who: Jamie and open!
Where: The Brig, unless someone drags him out from it.
Summary: A reaction to Billy's repodding and Zetta's subsequent announcement.
Warnings: General unhappiness warnings. Possibly a bit of sulking and a reluctance to do things.

Zetta's announcement had infuriated Jamie, and for a few moments he had forgotten it was supposed to be an act. All he wanted to do was get out of his cell, hunt down that overgrown piece of parchment and find out how hard it would be to punch a book in what served for its face. But the anger soon faded as the reality set in. Another teammate, gone. Only this time it was someone he had grown to care for like the members of his clan - like a brother. It wasn't a mistake or a joke. Maybe it wasn't as permanent as Punchy's death, but in some ways it hurt even worse.

And...maybe Zetta had been right, act or no act. What was to stop the Daligig from repodding the rest of the rebels or even the crew entirely? Yes, they'd lose the investment they had in the crew, and have to start all over again, but they'd have the time to adjust the systems, undo the changes that had already been done and start over with a group that had no idea what was going on. Or what if they decided a more effective tack would be to pod the rest of those who the rebels cared for? What if they repodded the Doctor? Or Victoria? He couldn't bear the thought of losing her, too, not now. Not again.

A wave of listlessness rolled over him, and he slid down the wall to sit heavily on the floor. His eyes found a random spot, and he stared at it despondently, too caught up in the downward spiral of his thoughts to actually see it. Why should they even bother trying to fight? Was it even worth it anymore?

"Och, what's the use?"
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[personal profile] sonicscreamer 2012-06-06 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
She wished she could tell him that it would be alright, that everything would be fine soon, and that, at the very least, he could feel a bit easier that Billy was in the pods, safe and away from harm. However, truthfully, the fake rebellion as well as the real one could easily spell disaster and had been on her mind nearly every minute that she could spare a thought. It frightened her, truthfully. It wasn't just a fear like on their adventures, what little they had had together before coming here, but something that was building, growing, and there was not much she could do about it...but hope.

And hope she did.

Billy's repodding added tension neither of them really needed, but she knew that the one who was hurting the most right now was Jamie. Victoria had liked Billy when she had talked with him but he had been Jamie's close friend. Quietly, she let him wrap his arms around her and didn't move, feeling his heat against hers and surprisingly didn't say anything when he moved in her hair, even going as far as thrown her arms around him as well. She trembled slightly - Victoria was rather empathic to others so Jamie's pain felt all-to-familiar to her and she fought back the tears.

"I...I am sorry I did not stay quite where I should be..." it was said in a half-smile, somewhat bitter-sweet way. "I suppose the journey to return would not be safe to travel alone..." She'd try to put on a brave face for him. He deserved as much after all that had happened.