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Oasis - Ch. 78/??

Title: Oasis - Ch.78/??
Author: [info]shirleyann66
Character: Major Edward Beck
Prompt:   Table 7, #58 - Victim
Fandom:  Jericho
Rating:  PG
Warnings : Spoilers for pretty much everything that's ever happened in the series may lie within. 
Word count:  294
Disclaimer/Claimer: I do not own nor am I affiliated with Jericho or CBS or any of the other PTB in relation to the show (although if anybody has a Major Beck just kickin' around with nothing to do...send him my way!). No infringement is intended. I'm just taking the characters out to play, and will do my best to show them a very, VERY good time. ;)

A/N1: Words in red are Beck's thoughts as he's writing; not what was actually sent.


May 6, 2008

Del -

During our last conversation before I left Patterson, you finally let your suspicions show. Not that I blame you after everything you've experienced and after everything Lucy has been through. You asked – demanded - why I've taken such an interest in Lucy, but we were interrupted before I had a chance to answer your questions.


I'm not sure what it is that touches me so much. Her extreme youth, her corresponding innocence; the fact that she's a victim of such horrendous acts and a victim through no fault of her own – like so many others, like my own daughter. No, I'm not looking at her as a substitute for my daughter, but like any child who comes into my territory, it makes me wonder – well, it makes me think about things I can't know and can't change. Maybe that's part of it. Maybe it's because of all the things I can't change; maybe it's because there are so many children I haven't been able to save, to protect, that Lucy has become a symbol for all of them.


But she's more than a symbol to me.


She's a little girl lost, brutalized and hurting, and I want to help. I want to help you and Bobby make a home for her where she'll be safe – where you'll all be safe – and I want to help her come back from wherever it is she's gone.


I understand your suspicions – and I respect them. There's nothing nefarious in my interest; nothing I will deliberately do to harm Lucy – or Bobby, or you.


I don't expect you to trust me without question - nowadays, trust is earned rather than given freely. I hope you'll learn to trust me in time.





( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 8th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
He may also feel guilty about the whole 'uniform' thing, even though it wasn't him or anyone under his command.
Feb. 8th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
that was me, BTW
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