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a subtle sort of brilliance ([personal profile] theladyscribe) wrote in [community profile] avandell2008-12-18 01:29 am

The Hinges of Destiny

Title: The Hinges of Destiny [Orbis non sufficit]
Characters: Dean
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: He knows he needs to make a decision soon.
Notes: A spy!AU. A direct follow-up to Orbis non sufficit (you must read it first). Title is from Pythagoras: Choices are the hinges of destiny.

Orbis non sufficit | The Hinges of Destiny | The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Hinges of Destiny

That night, he sits in his room alone but for the weapon. He orders room service, doesn't let the wait-staff in. The dinner is delectable, but it sits uneasily in his stomach. He licks the last of the lamb gravy from his fingers, rises, and checks on the weapon. It still lies precisely where he left it.

He knows he needs to make a decision soon; he has been radio silent for forty-eight hours now. His people will come looking for him if he waits much longer, and then there will be no choice to make.

He makes his decision.

*

The story continues in The Man Who Knew Too Much

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