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12 September 2008 @ 05:35 pm
Prison Break - Five Things Michael Did for Sucre  
Title: Five Things Michael Did for Sucre
Author: clair_de_lune
Characters: Sucre, Michael
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 530
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Michael is his best cellmate in a while.
Notes: Thanks to happywriter06 for the beta. (French version)


Michael is his best cellmate in a while. No doubt about that.

* *

Michael’s the reason why Sucre’s conjugals are done. For a phone sculpted from a bar of soap. Sure, Sucre understands that Michael needed to make sure that he was trustworthy (well, no, he doesn’t really understand, but for the sake of argument, he can pretend that he does), but damn, it was his conjugals. For a soap phone. Now Sucre can’t see Maricruz anymore. She doesn’t answer the phone when he calls her, so he guesses that a real phone wouldn’t do any good anyway. Still, Michael has his conjugals. Even if he pretends things are not what they seem to be.

Michael ruined Sucre’s reputation. His good reputation. His reputation of... Whatever. That sheet has been hung on the bars way too often and way too long. Sucre had a hunch about that, but he didn’t realize how bad it was until he started to receive questionable propositions in the yard. Sucre really doesn’t feel like dwelling on the subject, which the absence of conjugals makes even more painful.

Michael endangered his immortal soul when he forced him to drill holes in the image of the Devil. Yeah, yeah, Sucre has faith and he prays. Doesn’t change a thing. If he can avoid doing or saying certain things, he would. Better not tempt the Devil (no pun intended) and all that jazz. To be honest, that day, in the jail’s pipes, with the way the light hit Michael and cast shadows on his face... Sucre’s not quite sure that the Devil had been on the wall.

Michael endangered his existence (which is way more of an immediate a risk that the immortality of his soul, by the way) when he forced him to work with criminals. Real criminals. Murderers even. All Sucre has killed until now is a rabbit he hit on the road, and he felt sick to his stomach for six miles after it happened. But Michael made him collaborate with Linc the Sink, T-Bag and Abruzzi. All right, Lincoln’s not a murderer – probably not anyway. It’s another question Sucre doesn’t feel like discussing since Michael probably wouldn’t take too kindly to that conversation. But Abruzzi is definitely one. And Sucre just wants to vomit every time he thinks about T-Bag.

Michael forced him to rip a guard’s uniform from his back. The skin underneath it had been burnt, the fabric had melted and both had merged. Sucre will never be able to forget the smell of burnt flesh and of fear and the howl of pain. Nor the devotion it implies. Hence, as he nervously paces up and down the cell, waiting for Michael to come back from the infirmary, he thinks that Lincoln really can’t be a murderer and he feels a bit better. Because it means that there has always been someone to protect his existence; that his immortal soul will surely benefit from the fact that he’s helping to save an innocent man; that he hasn’t lost his reputation in vain.

As for the rest... he wouldn’t mind having his conjugals back.

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Michael is his best cellmate in a while. But sometimes, really...

* *


Comments are always appreciated.
 
 
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chatty_cat: Mike down eyeschatty_cat on September 12th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
this is good. I really liked it!
Clair de Lune: pb - sucreclair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot :D
binkikittybinkikitty on September 12th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)

:D I loved this tons.
I've really missed Michael/Sucre ficcy goodness. Thank you fort his!
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sucreclair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the time to comment :)
alienmom: fanfic whorealienmom on September 12th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Sucre’s not quite sure that the Devil had been on the wall.


i busted out LOL at that line! hehe! michael is always trouble! ;]

you really got sucre's season one POV down. liked it a lot. :D
Clair de Lune: pb - michael2clair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Michael does look devilish (is this even the appropriate word? o_O) in that scene! You can't blame me Sucre for thinking that *g*

Thanks a lot for reading and commenting ;)

Edited at 2008-09-13 11:45 am (UTC)
fish gotta swimjunalele on September 12th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
I love this. I was expecting a praise of Michael and that would have been nice but yeah. Kind of blah? But this is great. And so true. Because yes, Michael helped him out to get to Mariecruz and he saved Fernando's life but he also put his relationship in danger and almost cost him his life. So yay for this perspective, for showing that Sucre doesn't love (in whichever way) Michael because he's done so many great things for him but despite the opposite. Mostly.
Clair de Lune: pb - michael3clair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot :)
This is a translation, and the tone in the original version was quite sarcastic. I'm not sure it translated very well, but at least, there still is the contrast between what one can expect reading the title, and the actual drabble *g*

he also put his relationship in danger and almost cost him his life
Oooh, indeed. Michael was so much trouble for Sucre. Poor Sucre :p
fish gotta swimjunalele on September 13th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
I was gonna ask you in what language you had originally writtent his but alas, your sidebar answered that question for me. The tone is still sarcastic or at least, I read it like that. Fondly sacrcastic.

But I get the problem. What I write in German (my native tongue) and in English ist completely different regarding style and tone. Might be because I write rl stuff in German and practically only read fanfic in English so the two are kind of not connected to me? Point is - I can't even imagien trying to translate something.
Clair de Lune: text - i knowclair_de_lune on September 14th, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
The tone is still sarcastic or at least, I read it like that. Fondly sacrcastic.
Oh good, then. "Fondly sarcastic" is a perfect description of what I wanted to achieve :)

I've been writing in French for too long to stop, I would miss it anyway. I'm not so fluent in English, but I like to try. Not to mention that I write stuff I wouldn't write in my mother tongue because there's some safety distance with a foreign language :p Most of the time, though, tone isn't too much of an issue, but it gets a bit tricky when translating stories heavily relying on mood/atmosphere.
fish gotta swimjunalele on September 14th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
Safety distance. That is a very good word for it. Definetely. Things that sound corny or porny in German to me, totally work in English.
Adommy-Fangirl: Prison Break - Michael/Sucre Umarmungbm_shipper on September 13th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
thank you... that was really a nice story :)
Clair de Lune: pb - michael3clair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 11:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words. Glad you liked the fic :)
Jules: pic#78103984darkwriter69 on September 13th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
oh, I just love Michael and Sucre together. We need more screen time with just the two of them again this year.

Loved this.
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sucreclair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
We need more screen time with just the two of them again this year.

I second that thought!
And we need more screen time with characters who haven't interacted with each other until now, but that's another story :p

I'm glad you liked it *hugs*
Genevieve: 401 michael by sezmsgenevieve on September 13th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
*loves*

Sucre is one of the best friends a guy could have, in or out of prison. All those things, and he's still right there, doing what has to be done.
Clair de Lune: pb - sucreclair_de_lune on September 13th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
All those things, and he's still right there, doing what has to be done.

This is so true ^_^

Thanks for reading and commenting :D
Maz (or foxxy!): Michael Sucretuesdaeschild on September 14th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I loved the contrast that Michael is good for Sucre except when he's bad for him!

This frienship was one of the best things about Season 1 but it cost Sucre a lot...yet he still remained a loyal friend to Michael.

Not enough Sucre and Michael or Sucre/Michael around really but you've certainly done your bit to help rectify that situation, sweetheart!

Loved it! :)
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sucreclair_de_lune on September 14th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D

This frienship was one of the best things about Season 1 but it cost Sucre a lot
Oh, absolutely. Michael has been trouble for Sucre right from the start ^_^
Maz (or foxxy!): Michael Sucretuesdaeschild on September 14th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Poor Sucre! I love him!!

I've posted a couple of prompts over at ROK...maybe I should post a Michael/Sucre one?!!
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sucreclair_de_lune on September 15th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
lol, the more prompts, the better :p
Maz (or foxxy!): Michael Sucretuesdaeschild on September 16th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
I thought of this one and the sheet and came up with a prompt along those lines...I was kind of thinking Michael might feel guilty about costing Sucre his conjugals!! :)
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Clair de Lune: pb - michael sucreclair_de_lune on September 23rd, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks a lot :)
I miss ambiguous S1 Michael, and the relationship Sucre and he had too...