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05 February 2008 @ 10:35 pm
Lost Treasure  
Title: Lost Treasure
Fandom: BBM
Rating: G
Summary: Post-canon drabble. Dead!Jack from Bobby's POV. Angsty.
AN: Unbeta'd.
Word Count: 102

Lost Treasure

Sifting through a dead man's things is like finding a treasure you don't have the key for. Those next couple weeks side-by-side with my mom, we could tell these things had some importance to my dad, but the meaning was forever lost. I was frustrated beyond belief, but there was no place to call the knowledge back from, no reason some knick-knacks or scraps of paper or weeds ought to mean a thing to anyone. They had, but no more. I finally gave up, threw them out. I knew it was a treasure, but my dad took the key to his grave.
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testa_duratesta_dura on February 6th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)
This was spot on. Incredibly insightful.

Tes
Bloody Jack Flint: JackxEnnis: With One Tonightrhye on February 6th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks *hugs* Several of these were written last summer when Andy's great grandmother died and we were at her house trying to sort through her things. So many of them didn't make sense to any of us, and we were just throwing them out. It broke my heart. She'd kept them so carefully. They'd meant something important to her. But what were we supposed to do? We didn't know what they meant, and they didn't mean anything to us... It really was frustrating.

So I got to thinking about this situation, finding some comfort in sharing the experience with Bobby :) I guess just because the artifacts and the civilization are both gone doesn't mean it was any less real when it stood.
bmshirtsbmshirts on February 6th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
lost Treasure
AGH! This is incredible! You hit Bobby's thoughts of his daddy spot on. How terrible for him, always wondering why those small things had been saved and never to know the answer. Thanks. Carole
sweetjesweetje on February 14th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
This was sad but thoughtful. thank you.
Debra