Category: Angst, Character POV
Pairings: Morris/Chloe, Jack
Spoilers: Up to 24 Day six.
Season/Sequel: Post Day Six.
Summary: The devil is the colour of your husband’s eyes staring back at you.
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The devil is the colour of your husband’s eyes staring back at you.
The father of your child.
The man you married stands just a few feet away and yet you may as well be on opposite sides of the earth.
You wish you were.
It is an old cliché and one you’ve known well. But one you’ve always known is infinitely untrue.
Because you know the truth.
You know the devil didn’t wear red. No; the devil’s favourite colour is green.
His voice is tentative and pleading, with just a hint of disbelief and resentment. “I did this for us.”
You stumble backwards a few steps until you collide with a strong arm that immediately steadies you. He doesn’t say anything, but he doesn’t have to. He’s your friend, your best friend, and even though he is trying to remain indifferent and objective, with just a glance you can see the latent anger in the thin press of his lips.
“They promised me nobody would get hurt. Darling…”
Your stomach churns, twisting sickeningly. For a genius, you are amazed at how stupid you’ve been. How is it possible to have fallen for a man twice who is so obviously completely wrong for you?
The devil wears green and taints everyone he corrupts with it. Fitting then that the root of all evil, the most common reason for crime and corruption, should be green as well.
Oh yes, Morris had given his word never to betray you again, and you can see, even now, he doesn’t think he’s done that.
He’s done so much worse.
He’s sold his soul, sold a secret, for the devil’s plaything.
Chloe O’Brian stares into her husband’s eyes and sees the devil stare right back at her.