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21 July 2008 @ 08:15 pm
Theatrical Muse: Week 240: Question 240  
Name: Dr. Sid Hammerback

Fandom: CSI: New York

Word Count: 469


Discuss an individual who has scared you.


Sid stopped short of knocking on Mac’s office door when he saw the inclination downwards of the other man’s head, the dark look on his face, the way his eyes glinted a steely kind of, resentment and grumbling anger. Opening and slipping quietly through the door, the Medical Examiner closed it behind him and laid the reports, folders and other assorted, required papers, onto the CSI’s desk. He was about to take a seat and wait for him to discuss the outcomes of the autopsy that had just been performed, when he saw the newspaper open on the desk, folded back in half so as to not take up any more space than really needed, being that the hard surface was already littered with a forest of pens, papers and folders of its own.

Stepping around the side of the landscape that Mac’s desk was, Sid peered at the heading the CSI had been staring at, and deftly stepped away a moment after when Mac moved his head, finally seeming to have realised the ME was there, and for the moment, not really wanting a major intrusion into his own personal space. Seated, finally, Hammerback looked at him, and successfully resisted the possibility of an involuntary twitch leaping across his face. The look of the man’s face was dark, was stony and almost impenetrable if not for the saving grace of his lips, which opened to speak and detract attention away from the headline in the newspaper. Something about the cleanup of the wreckage from the attack on the Twin Towers, no, so long in the past, it had pushed away by the public, at large, into an area of convenient but largely absent remembrance.

“Thank you for bringing up the results, Sid.” Mac said, speaking, and then for a while, they fell into an agreed upon silence, which hung there indefinitely, for some period of time, until life decided that they had to each move on with their jobs.

It was one of the times, he thought back later on, when Mac had really scared him. Not in the sense that he would go out and do something reckless, just in the line of thought that he was, so dark, so, powerful and so potently, momentarily distraught that the rush of emotions had really shocked Sid to the core. It had reminded him of what they shared, and how the differences lay in how Mac and himself had dealt with it. He didn’t fear Mac, he respected him, but he knew that, in the end, when Mac looked like that, when his face turned itself like that, that fearing him, at some point, in some way, was one of the only options presented and available to take, as a possibility, as an option. As anything at all, really.
 
 
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