niq: (Default)
[personal profile] niq
CSI: New York
Set post-S2 Finale. Un-betaed cos no one I know plays in this fandom and I didn't feel like introducing myself to the people I do know play in it by saying 'Hi, wanna beta my fic?'. Probably, god help me, going to be a series. PG-13.
"Danny nods and grins. He knows what a goofball it makes him look like but he can't help it because Mac, Mac freaking Taylor, has just had a genuine Sharing Moment with him."


Danny's hands smell of leather. This isn't new, he owns plenty of leather, jackets, mostly, and he likes the smell of well cared for leather, smooth and buttery. But this leather is musty and cracked, different handprint voids in the dust but even in those there is dust still buried in the cracks. Not cared for, not properly. It was just a case.

The clarinet gleams in his hands, polished and beautiful, as clearly cared for as its case wasn't. He's not sure what the hell he's going to do with a clarinet. He played the band scene awhile when he was going to college after baseball wasn't an option anymore. But a clarinet?

Clarine Kanik gave it to him. Left it to him, really. He's not sure why. Sure, her will says "to Daniel Messer, the man who saved my music, I leave my Selmer clarinet," but that doesn't really explain it. He knew her for about a week, working her case--her husband murdered by his ex, his dying message written in blood on her latest unfinished work--Clarine was a performing musician and composer. He'd solved the case and saved the music to boot. He saw the first performance of it, heard her dedicate it to Jonathan Kanik, her husband. It was a sweeping violin concerto, classically styled, but he could hear a few lines in the ending crescendo that somehow sounded like him, New York accent and New York attitude.

She'd kissed him on the cheek at the party after the concert, and thanked him. Said she didn't think she could ever properly repay him. He'd shrugged and given her his most charming smile, said it was the job. Apparently she'd decided, when she discovered her breast cancer a few months later and written her will, that she hadn't thanked him properly.

But Danny still isn't sure what the hell he's going to do with a clarinet and it strikes him as slightly absurd and maybe poetic that he's sitting in the lab he solved her case in, contemplating this. Probably safer here than at his crappy apartment, anyway, but he brought it here because he got called to a scene at the divestment itself. Hadn't ingratiated himself any to the lawyer running through all that crap by forcing the issue saying that it was right now, or much later, if he wanted to get done with Danny.

Mac raises an eyebrow as he comes into the lab bearing bags of evidence from the Rochetter girl's case to process. He clears his throat. "That's a nice clarinet."

"Yeah. Not sure what I'm s'posed to do with it, though," Danny says, rubbing at his eyes. "'member that case I worked, about six months ago? Musician lady, dead husband, music manuscript?"

"I do," Mac says.

"Turns out she had breast cancer. Really far along, apparently, by the time they found it a few months ago. It killed her, and she... left this thing t'me in her will," Danny says, gesturing slightly. "What am I s'posed to do with a clarinet?"

Mac shrugs. "Well, you can always sell it--it's quite a valuable instrument. May I... see it?" His fingers twitch slightly as he arranges the evidence bags neatly on his work surface.

His hands are slightly cool to the touch as Danny hands it over. He lays his fingers over the keys readily, and a small tense smile teases his mouth. He brings the clarinet up and plays a haunting little melody that Danny doesn't recognise.

"Pretty good," Danny says, grinning. "Didn't know you played."

"My embrochure is terrible," Mac says, his voice tinged with an emotion that Danny can't identify. "I haven't played a single reed instrument in years."

"Musta been really good, if that's 'terrible'," Danny says, and watches Mac take the headpiece off of the clarinet and thread a cloth through thin bar of metal from the case.

"I suppose I was," Mac says as he carefully cleans out the instrument. "I showed promise, so my parents made me take lessons for years."

"Ah," Danny says, wondering at this level of sharing on Mac's part. "Only lessons my parents ever made me take were Sunday school lessons and that was mostly cos it got me outta their hair durin' church."

Mac finishes up with the cloth and leaves it out even as he gently places the instrument back in its case.

"Why not put the cloth back in?" he wonders.

"It's still damp with the condensation. A clarinet like that, I'm not going to risk it getting back into the wood."

"Makes sense," Danny says. "So, any idea what the hell to do with that thing? Like I said, I ain't gonna be able to do anything with it myself and I got no idea where one goes about sellin' some old clarinet. Pretty sure this ain't somethin' I want to take down to the local pawn shop, you know?"

Mac does that thing with his eyebrow, the one that makes you feel like you maybe should check your shirt, see if you've drooled onto it or something. "Well, Danny, I suspect you'll have people knocking on your door when they hear that Mrs. Kanik left it to you, but you might consider going to a good repair shop. I'm sure they'll be able to point you in the right direction of an appraiser and you can go from there. In my opinion, that clarinet," he nods, "is easily worth more than $5,000."

Danny blinks. "Damn. I knew it was a nice instrument, you can see that, but that is... damn. Great, now I don't want to take it home, it'll make my crappy little apartment feel even crappier," he says, with a grin. "So, hey," he asks, forcing a casual tone. "Why'd you stop playin'?"

And, well, apparently not casual enough. He can see Mac shutting down, what little ease he had gone, and his fingers twitch again as he neatly slices open the side of one of the bags, pulling out the evidence inside. So he's pretty damn surprised when Mac says anything at all, much less, "When I left for the Corps, I left my clarinet at my parent's house," he says, and uses a pair of tweezers to pull some fibers off of wadded up gaffer's tape.

Danny holds his breath, praying that maybe whatever magic spell that has Mac talking won't be broken if he doesn't speak.

Mac slides them into a little envelope, marks it for Trace to analyse. "When I started playing again, I didn't want to pick the clarinet back up. I considered the saxophone, but it was too similar and too... personal, to play. So, bass guitar it was."

Danny is mesmerised, this being more he's heard about Mac's past at one time from the man in... ever, actually. "Did you start by playin' jazz or end up there?" he hears himself asking, almost distant, like it's not him saying it. He wonders if this will clam Mac up or keep the spell going.

Mac looks up and smiles slightly. "A little of A, a little of B. I started playing again when a few friends started a jazz group. It reminded me that while I might not have liked my parents for making me take those lessons, I did love music. Eventually they talked me into joining them for a few jam sessions. I've played a little here and a little there ever since."

Danny nods and grins. He knows what a goofball it makes him look like but he can't help it because Mac, Mac freaking Taylor, has just had a genuine Sharing Moment with him. Considering how rocky their relationship was for a good while there, this is major.

Mac sighs and looks down at his work. The bags under his eyes look even bigger than usual. He's had a string of rough cases and Danny knows he doesn't sleep properly in the first place and sleeps even worse when work is rough. He'd be willing to bet, in fact, that Mac hasn't slept in 40 hours and probably only for an hour or so then. Probably be pressing his luck to ask about that and he should just call this conversation a victory and leave it be.

But Danny's always sucked at knowing when to fold 'em, does terrible at poker, and has gotten himself into a whole lot of trouble because of it. So he presses his luck a little, since it's been with him this far. "Y'look tired, Mac. When did you last sleep?"

"Sleep? What's that?"

"S'what I thought," Danny says. "Look, I can process the rest of that stuff, go lie down for a bit. I know, I know, you won't sleep. But a little rest can't hurt, okay? And no coffee, man, that shit you drink don't help your insomnia any."

"You sound like Stella," Mac says. It's not a compliment, but Danny takes it as one anyway.

"Yeah, well, I don't got her curvy figure and most of the time I don't got her good sense, but occasionally I manage. Take a break, Mac, 'fore you fall over."

And this is just a day of surprises, because Mac scrubs at his face and agrees without further arguing. "Fine. But let me know if you find anything, all right?" he says pulling off his glove and signing off on all the paperwork on the chain of custody.

Danny lets his grin spill out because he is pleased as punch and figures the whole world should get a share of his good mood. He should probably tamp down on it some, before Stella or, god forbid, Montana shows up and smart remarks are made, but he doesn't.

He still has no idea what he's going to do with the clarinet but he has a notion that he can con Mac into coming along with for the ride. He doesn't examine too closely why that idea pleases him as much as it does because he knows that if he does he'll have to think about a lot of other things that can wait.

Right now, he's going bask in his good mood and help Mac put away the son of a bitch who'd tied up sixteen year old Reyna Rochetter with gaffer's tape, raped and beat her, and left her to die at her high school's theatre.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-01 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitbat00.livejournal.com
WOW.

I hope you decide to play in this fandom some more. This was great, I could see them both. Danny just so shocked by Mac actually talking about himself. Love how he wanted to ask for more information but was worried that it would cause Mac to back off and retreat into himself once more, but decides to push his luck anyway and he is so absurdly please when Mac continues to talk. Very nicely handled very believable you could actually see this conversation taking place on the show its self. I loved it and I am so glad there will be more.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-01 08:22 am (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
Thank you! I am certain that I will be playing more in this fandom. If nothing else, Mac and Danny are both yapping in my ear about each other and have managed to get me to write more words in this fic, Interval Harmony, than I have for ages. And for some damn reason, Lindsay is telling me her much alluded to 'dark secret'.

I am so glad that you could see them both in here. I always listen for the character's voices and then try to express it in writing--and it can be a trick, sometimes, to write dialogue that you can hear the inflections and nuances of the voice in, as opposed to just dialogue that that character would say, as on would for say a script. Writing Danny was a bit of a balancing act, because you can't write him without some of the dialect or it's not Danny, but you can't go overboard with it without alienating the reader from the piece and kicking them back into the real world.

A lot of why I wrote this fic was because I saw a lot of discussion about how weird people thought it was to find out that Mac played jazz. I wanted to see if I could make it make a little more sense. I'm not sure if all of my thinking as far as Mac and jazz and music came through in here, but I'm pretty pleased with it all the same. And there is definitely going to be more. This particular series is probably going to be called Musical Theory. It seems to be the theme here. *laughs*

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-01 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fruitbat00.livejournal.com
If nothing else, Mac and Danny are both yapping in my ear about each other and have managed to get me to write more words in this fic, Interval Harmony, than I have for ages. And for some damn reason, Lindsay is telling me her much alluded to 'dark secret'.

I know what you mean about them yapping in your ear. I have written for years. But I have NEVER written slash, never finished anything and NEVER shared it with anyone or posted anything. Then CSI NY comes along and bam I am up to my eyes in plot bunnies. I finished and posted one VERY slashy (vampire AU)fic. Posted 4 parts of another one and have written or plot outlined 10 others (half of which are slash and the other half are het). Mac Taylor has a lot to answer for but I cant help it he is just so damned sexy, emotionally damaged, stubborn...did I mention sexy.......well you get the picture.

Cant wait to see what you come up with for Lindsay's secret.

Writing Danny was a bit of a balancing act, because you can't write him without some of the dialect or it's not Danny, but you can't go overboard with it without alienating the reader from the piece and kicking them back into the real world.

I totally agree it is a balancing act and I think you had it down perfect. If you put to much New York in Danny it makes it difficult make the scenes flow smoothly and as you say it jars the reader from the story.


A lot of why I wrote this fic was because I saw a lot of discussion about how weird people thought it was to find out that Mac played jazz. I wanted to see if I could make it make a little more sense. I'm not sure if all of my thinking as far as Mac and jazz and music came through in here, but I'm pretty pleased with it all the same. And there is definitely going to be more. This particular series is probably going to be called Musical Theory. It seems to be the theme here. *laughs*

I know the discussion on some of the lists I am on were a bit weird over this as well. I could see it but that was possibly because I am a huge Gary fan and I know that he has played guitar for over 30 years and that he plays jazz as well. So I didn't see it as a stretch that Mac played. I like the musical connection glad you are going to continue it.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-01 09:11 pm (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
I know what you mean about them yapping in your ear. I have written for years. But I have NEVER written slash, never finished anything and NEVER shared it with anyone or posted anything. Then CSI NY comes along and bam I am up to my eyes in plot bunnies. I finished and posted one VERY slashy (vampire AU)fic. Posted 4 parts of another one and have written or plot outlined 10 others (half of which are slash and the other half are het). Mac Taylor has a lot to answer for but I cant help it he is just so damned sexy, emotionally damaged, stubborn...did I mention sexy.......well you get the picture.

God knows that I have plenty of other plot bunnies in about a half a dozen other fandoms. It's just that, apparently, this fandom hit at the right time in my development as a writer to get a better wordcount--I'm starting to get the hang of writing descriptive passages and action dialogue. I'm apparently stuck in present tense, but oh well. At least I'm writing.

I know the discussion on some of the lists I am on were a bit weird over this as well. I could see it but that was possibly because I am a huge Gary fan and I know that he has played guitar for over 30 years and that he plays jazz as well. So I didn't see it as a stretch that Mac played. I like the musical connection glad you are going to continue it.

See, I could see why they were weirded out by the jazz, since jazz is just about the purest form of improv and spirit and expression out there and Mac Taylor does not put his soul out there lightly. Or, you know. Ever.

Thing about it for me is, I very much agree with [livejournal.com profile] stellaluna_'s anaylsis of him and what his upbringing was probably like. I think he grew up with money. And with that quite usually comes music lessons of the classical sort. He has clearly rebelled against his childhood and parents if he is from money but I think he would still love music so jazz isn't a stretch there.

And the other thing for me that makes it work even better, I think, is the fact that he plays jazz on guitar. Bass guitar. Which is not one of the renowned solo instruments in jazz, you know? Clarinet, saxophone, even flute and piano, but not guitar. He's not putting himself into the spotlight, and I can see him enjoying being up on the stage and getting a better picture of the music by being a part of it and he gets to express himself a little... without having to put too much of himself out there.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-01 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gamesiplay.livejournal.com
Mac Taylor is the one played by Gary Sinise, yeah? I tell you what, I'm tempted to get into this fandom for no other reason than the promise of you writing Gary Sinise. :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-01 08:34 pm (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
*dead*

Yes, Gary Sinise is the actor for Mac Taylor. He's my second favourite of the boys, I have to say. (Carmine owns my heart with Danny.) And, you wanna know what is amazing and awesome and THE BEST THING EVER? They have a strong female character. They have a strong female character who is strong, and cop, and New York, and still distinctly female. They wrote an attack on her. AND DIDN'T FUCK IT UP. They didn't pull her apart and turn her into a different person because, whelp, this is how women who are attacked behave. They wrote *her* and she is strong and beautiful and brave and scared and trying to hold it together and. God. I am kind of in love with the NY writers, you can tell, yeah? And this character.

Because on top of all this? She's also drop dead goddamn beautiful. *gestures at icon* Stella is awesome. As are, basically, all the cast. But, man, Stella wins. (I actually do like the other female cast, but they don't shine out quite the way Stella does.)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-02 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gin200168.livejournal.com
Reposted cause formatting was weird.... :-/ I hate that comments don't have an edit function.... grrrr

This is great for a starter, especially unbetaed. I'm definitely interested in seeing more from you.

I'm picky about characterization, but liked this one. These guys were believable, even if Danny was a bit overly colloquial at times. I do kinda like him that way though. :-)

Like that you added an extra dimension to Mac-- since we don't know his backstory, having him playing an instrument like that when he was younger is a good, believable addition.

"You sound like Stella," Mac says. It's not a compliment, but Danny takes it as one anyway.

"Yeah, well, I don't got her curvy figure and most of the time I don't got her good sense, but occasionally I manage. Take a break, Mac, 'fore you fall over."


That made me smile. Very him. And no, he doesn't have her sense, and not just cause he's a boy, and lord knows they don't *have* sense most of the time. ;-)

I don't always have a lot of free time, but I do enjoy talking NY (on IM and e-mail/LJ) and would be willing to do *some* betating if I have the time for it. (I am rather honest and sometimes that offends people, just as a heads-up if you decide to talk/send me things to look over.)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-02 05:09 am (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
Reposting my reply to your comment here, since the last comment is no longer extant. :)

This is great for a starter, especially unbetaed. I'm definitely interested in seeing more from you.

Oh, there'll be more. Because I've apparently lost my tiny little mind, I claimed CSI: NY general series over on [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100. *laughs*

I'm picky about characterization, but liked this one. These guys were believable, even if Danny was a bit overly colloquial at times. I do kinda like him that way though. :-)

Man, you should have seen it before I went through and tossed about half of the colloquial dialect. I couldn't decide if I'd tossed enough or not, but I figured it was improved at least. Seems to be easier to just write him in dialect and then strip it down to bearable levels. And, yeah, a beta would help with that.

That made me smile. Very him. And no, he doesn't have her sense, and not just cause he's a boy, and lord knows they don't *have* sense most of the time. ;-)

That was actually one of my favourite lines, and one of the ones where I could just *hear* Carmine's delivery and inflection.

And, oh *god* do they not have sense. *headdesk* I seriously sort of want to thwack them both upside the head a lot. Then possibly toss them into a room and lock them in until they *freaking talk to each other*. And THEN and ONLY THEN will I bundle them up in warm blankets and take them away from the scary scary show writers who are hell-bent on traumatising EVERYONE EVER. FLACK, OMG.

I don't always have a lot of free time, but I do enjoy talking NY and would be willing to do *some* betating if I have the time for it. (I am rather honest and sometimes that offends people, just as a heads-up if you decide to talk/send me things to look over.)

Cool! Thank you very much for the offer, I very well may take you up on it. (I'm also going to be pimping my usual betas into the fandom, heh.)

I am very glad you liked this. :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-02 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gin200168.livejournal.com
I bugged the great [livejournal.com profile] stellaluna_ that she should have taken that one and not Mac/Danny, so she could write M/D *and* other things. Although, honestly, I can't complain that we'll get 100 M/D stories. (She's already done 25 of them :-) ) I just like pretty much anything she writes, so any excuse to get more...

I honestly wasn't a writer until this fandom came along-- and the poking of [livejournal.com profile] stellaluna_. Then she conned me into doing [livejournal.com profile] psych_30 for Mac, but that's slow goings, to be honest.

Seems to be easier to just write him in dialect and then strip it down to bearable levels.

I just write him how he talks in my head. I know, that's probably not helpful, and lord knows I probably do it wrong, but I don't necessarily write it one way or the other. He is easier to *let* be loose. Mac is harder to keep in character than Danny.

And, oh *god* do they not have sense. *headdesk* I seriously sort of want to thwack them both upside the head a lot. Then possibly toss them into a room and lock them in until they *freaking talk to each other*. And THEN and ONLY THEN will I bundle them up in warm blankets and take them away from the scary scary show writers who are hell-bent on traumatising EVERYONE EVER. FLACK, OMG.

LOL. I'm sure *Stella* wants to whack them upside the head often. And all the boys except Hawkes are massive trouble. (he is mr. teh smooth and seems to be the only one to have his shit together)

Although, it seems that Mac and Danny *are* talking to each other now, considering behavior from "Risk" on, and especially post RSRD. Flack's… well, he's Flack.

And they haven't done anything yet to like half of them-- Sid, Hawkes and Lindsey. But yes, they've gone and traumatized all the others. I can't decide who they did a better job with though-- Mac or Stella. (or maybe it's cause Gary and Melina are just *that* good-- a bit above the others-- that they stand out more.) Both of theirs will have even more of a lasting impression on the characters, since they are so much more mental than Danny and Flack's incidents. Not that they don't have their mental effects too, but that Mac and Stella's are going to be much more severe.

(I'm also going to be pimping my usual betas into the fandom, heh.)

Good! The more the better. The CSI series execs need to see that NY is the true quality show of the franchise now and that it's worth putting their effort into. Since they totally messed up Vegas with their 'surprise' ending and Miami is the biggest WTF? now. Hopefully people don't assume since the other 2 suck now that NY does by default.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-03 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/stellaluna_/
I liked this a lot; it's always good to see Mac and Danny talking to each other *and* in character, and it also makes me happy that you were able to work with the whole jazz band storyline and have it make sense. Because that's difficult to do, and when it aired it just about snapped my brain into pieces. It *does* make sense, for me, that Mac would have had a ton of music lessons as a kid, and with the background I've postulated for him and his apparent reaction to it, this seems like a perfect way of both rejecting that and hanging on to the part of it he liked, the actual music.

I also like the whole conversation with Danny, and how fascinated and awed Danny is to have this chance to actually hear Mac reveal a bit of his background. And it's perfectly Danny that this gives him enough confidence to push a little and offer Mac some advice, and that Mac is able to take that from him.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-04 05:14 am (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
I liked this a lot; it's always good to see Mac and Danny talking to each other *and* in character, and it also makes me happy that you were able to work with the whole jazz band storyline and have it make sense. Because that's difficult to do, and when it aired it just about snapped my brain into pieces. It *does* make sense, for me, that Mac would have had a ton of music lessons as a kid, and with the background I've postulated for him and his apparent reaction to it, this seems like a perfect way of both rejecting that and hanging on to the part of it he liked, the actual music.

I am so glad you liked this! And, yeah, it's nice to see those two being functional, or at least less dysfunctional, at each other, but still them and not some other people who happen to have those names.

The jazz storyline is, I think, fairly problematic and can easily be seen as an intrusion of the actor on the character... but it didn't bother me. So I sat down and thought about why it didn't, and the idea came up that he must have had music lessons as a kid. Because I absolutely agree with your speculation about his background. He might not be from the richest family ever, but he certainly seems to have come from money. I couldn't even tell you why, exactly--just that he feels like he did. I think there might've been something in his reaction to to that kid from Manhattan Manhunt that really sold me on it. "You want me to feel sorry for you because Daddy didn't kiss you goodnight? A lot of other people have a lot worse stories and they never hurt anybody." Which could be read as someone not from money reacting badly to that piece of work, but the delivery Sinise used really felt like it was a someone. And there was something in the delivery behind the line in Necrophilia Americana where he was talking about the husband's need to solidify his standing in a wealthy family by quickly producing a male heir that seemed like he'd seen it before from the point of view of someone in a wealthy family.

The conversation was something that just... flowed for me. I think this is Mac reaching out, as much as he can, by sharing a small part of his past. It's kind of depressing that this is as much as he can reach out to Danny, this oblique sharing of a tiny bit of his history, but it's encouraging that at least he's *trying*.

Right now, I have Danny being a freaking adorable shit during a visit with Flack and Mac facepalming in the corner at the two of them. I can't really wish for them to shut up, because they're being so adorable, but man, it's hard to concentrate on cleaning with them going on in the back of my head.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-05 10:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/stellaluna_/
The jazz storyline is, I think, fairly problematic and can easily be seen as an intrusion of the actor on the character... but it didn't bother me. So I sat down and thought about why it didn't, and the idea came up that he must have had music lessons as a kid.

The music lessons idea makes *so* much sense, and it fits in perfectly with his speculated background. He *would* have had lessons, probably a lot of them, so it makes sense that he'd be able to play. [livejournal.com profile] scarletts_awry has also suggested that the Wednesday night jazz sessions, specifically, could also be part of a My Life Is Better Now project that Mac has been working on since the end of S1 -- hence the dating, and the lack of ties. Because it's just like him to approach that as a Project, and it would also be just like him to want to have something to do that's very, *very* separate from his life at the lab and who he is there.

Because I absolutely agree with your speculation about his background. He might not be from the richest family ever, but he certainly seems to have come from money. I couldn't even tell you why, exactly--just that he feels like he did.

Yeah, it's hard for *me* to put my finger on why I think this, as well, but it's something that's been pinging me since sometime in S1. There's something subtly present in his reactions to cases involving children of wealthy families that suggests a slightly contemptuous familiarity, and it's been consistently there since the start of the series. His comment about producing a male heir in "Necrophilia Americana" also *really* raised my eyebrows, because there was so much quiet bitterness in the remark, and it just didn't...it just didn't sound like something that would be said by someone who'd had no firsthand experience with that sort of mindset. It also fits with the way he never talks about his background, and what he said in "Tanglewood" about understanding the need to belong.

It's kind of depressing that this is as much as he can reach out to Danny, this oblique sharing of a tiny bit of his history, but it's encouraging that at least he's *trying*.

It *is* depressing, and it also seems like the most believable way for Mac to open up or to begin this process of sharing with Danny. For other people, something like this wouldn't be a big deal, but for someone like Mac, it's very significant, and means a lot that he would talk even this much to Danny about something he'd consider so personal. That they're trying here speaks volumes.

Once they get started talking in my head, too, they *rarely* shut up until they're darn good and ready to do so. And they do have a way of picking all the most inconvenient times to talk at me, too.

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-05 06:09 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I like this a lot. Please do continue. :)

(no subject)

Date: 2006-06-05 10:08 pm (UTC)
niqaeli: cat with arizona flag in the background (Default)
From: [personal profile] niqaeli
*grins* I'm glad to hear it!

I am started on the sequel... no idea how long it's going to take, though, because at least the first half of it is in Mac POV and Mac POV is *hard* so far. Maybe that'll change once I get farther into it though. :)

Profile

niq: (Default)
niq

December 2012

S M T W T F S
      1
234 5678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags