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13 December 2007 @ 09:49 pm
Prison Break - Of Small Miracles / Des petits miracles  
Short drabble + lazy writer = English and French versions in the same post ;-)

Title: Of Small Miracles
Author: clair_de_lune
Character: Charles Westmoreland (D.B. Cooper, as you wish)
Genre: Gen
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary/prompt: Twas the night before Christmas...
Notes: Written for the December Challenge at foxriver_fic. Thanks to happywriter06 for the beta.

It was the night before Christmas when his daughter was born. He’d been waiting for endless hours in a blue and green room, his sole company a small Christmas tree and the erratic visits of a nurse giving him updates – everything was just fine; there were a few complications, nothing too serious, nothing to worry about; they really couldn’t tell him anything right now; fine, fine, you don’t worry, they’re just fine; both of them were safe and sound and looked pretty happy for what it was worth.

Years later, he would still be condemning to Hell the Sixties and their way of keeping men out of delivery rooms.

In the end, they finally – finally – let him into Anna’s room. Anna looked exhausted and glowing altogether, and she put what looked like a bundle of fabric in his arms. He had never been the kind of guy to believe in miracles, but she was there, and she was pink and soft and just perfect, her light breath warming up the cold and rough skin of his hand, and he thought that maybe... If miracles were bound to happen, what better night than the night before Christmas, right?

-END-


Titre : Des petits miracles
Auteur : clair_de_lune
Personnage : Charles Westmoreland... DB Cooper, comme vous voulez.
Public : Tout public
Mots : ~ 210
Disclaimer : Ils ne sont pas à moi. Je les emprunte un instant et les rends dans quelques lignes.
Résumé / Prompt : C’était la nuit avant Noël...
Notes : Ecrit pour le challenge de décembre sur foxriver_fic. Merci à happywriter06 pour la beta-lecture de la version originale.

C’était la nuit précédant Noël. Il avait attendu la venue au monde sa fille pendant d’interminables heures dans une pièce bleue et verte, en compagnie d’un petit sapin clignotant, sa solitude à peine interrompue par les visites de l’infirmière qui venait le tenir au courant des événements – tout allait très bien ; il y avait eu quelques complications, rien de très sérieux, pas de raison de s’inquiéter ; ils ne pouvaient vraiment rien lui dire pour l’instant ; pas de souci à avoir, elles allaient bien ; toutes deux étaient en parfaite santé et semblaient on ne peut plus heureuses.

Des années plus tard, il vouerait encore aux gémonies les années soixante et leur manie de tenir les hommes à l’écart des salles d’accouchement.

Ils le laissèrent enfin – enfin – entrer dans la chambre d’Anna. Cette dernière semblait épuisé et rayonnante tout à la fois, et elle lui déposa dans les bras ce qui ressemblait à un petit paquet de chiffons. Il n’avait jamais été le genre de type à croire aux miracles, mais elle était là, et elle était toute rose et douce et parfaite, son souffle léger lui réchauffant la main. Il pensa que peut-être... si les miracles devaient arriver, la nuit précédant Noël était toute indiquée pour cela, n’est-ce pas ?

-FIN-

02/12/2007
 
 
 
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on December 13th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
If miracles were bound to happen, what better night than the night before Christmas, right?

Awwwww!

Years later, he would still be condemning to Hell the Sixties and their way of keeping men out of delivery rooms.

It's funny because I thought of that/noticed that even before it was spelt out.

Sigh, poor DB/Charles.

Makes me randomly crave for a fic about him and his wife. Didn't Michael mention in his summary of DB's life that she was supposed to meet DB in some hotel room? Makes me wonder how DB got her to agree to that, what motivated him and how she felt when he never showed up.
Clair de Lune: pb - teamclair_de_lune on December 14th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you for commenting :)
I'm glad I wrote this one, even if it's just a short drabble, because I don't come up with something about Westmoreland very often - just tidbits.

It's funny because I thought of that/noticed that even before it was spelt out.
I almost didn't write this sentence, I thought it was kind of obvious. Although I'm not so sure that, if he had had the chance, Charles would actually have got into that room: I think it's more like an after thought ^^

Didn't Michael mention in his summary of DB's life that she was supposed to meet DB in some hotel room?
I really don't remember. I guess I need to brush up season 1 :-p
chromosome_ascendant_schtroumpfchromo_2003 on December 13th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
C'est superbe !!! Magnifique !!! Très émouvant aussi...
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on December 14th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Merci :-)
J'ai *enfin* réussi à écrire quelque chose, je séchais depuis un moment : quatre petits drabbles et une ficlet le week-end dernier à partir des prompts de foxriver_fic. Vive moi :-p
Maintenant, il faut que j'écrive les versions françaises des autres drabbles ^^

Edited at 2007-12-14 05:27 pm (UTC)