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28 February 2008 @ 11:30 pm
Theatrical Muse: Week 219: Question 219  
Name: Dr. Sid Hammerback

Fandom: CSI: New York

Word Count: 293


Headlines.


In the days following the attacks word of them screamed through the headlines like wildfire through dry grass and leaf debris in summer time. There was speculation, reports, information, and, Sid watched with a sinking heart, a rising death toll. There were dramatic stories about survivors in comas in NYC hospitals, with no one who knew who they were. He watched the papers, the headlines, for news of a young boy, or a slightly older boy, or a woman with flaming red hair.

Although he had felt the stab in his heart and his mind when they had died, when that trace of all knowing suspicion and intuition struck him, he still read the newspapers, watched the news reports, and kept track of every single headline there was. Even when their memory was buried in empty wooden coffins fill with sadness, pain, and a single photograph of who they should have held, he still watched the headlines. Not for their survival now, but perhaps, for their discovery, perhaps, for whatever remained of them in all the sickening rubble and destruction.

Those headlines failed him also, and so did other courses of intrigue and investigation. They failed Mac, too, and in the end, life went back to as normal, or, as normal as it could have been after the tragic and upheaving event. Eventually the headlines about the fact were relegated to the second or third page, while more important and more recent things, took their place. The moment that changed his life was now old and stoic news, and he created a new life for himself, a new daily routine, always with a keen eye, wondering, waiting, to see if the headlines would give him proof or reward sometime, some day, one day.
 
 
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