Summary: Sarah was the good Jew. Post-s3
Disclaimer: Not mine. Belong to FOX and Real Time Productions.
Note: Yizkor translates to "may He remember" - Prayers said on 4 occassions during the year in honor of the dead.
Sarah was the good Jew. She went to temple while Adam studied and practiced Torah while Adam played Sega. After his 13th birthday, Adam went non-practicing and only had his Bar Mitzvah because of the presents and chances for large checks. Sarah, however, kept attending temple. It made their mom, a cantor at a local reform synagogue, very happy. Adam's non-practicing status did not stop his mom from leaving answering machine messages or e-mails about how she hoped to see him this week at services.
He was dating a Catholic girl at the time of Sarah's death, Mary, who took him to church with her the Sunday after everything. But he didn't feel anything. Even through the funeral he was stoic, putting his arm around his mom, reciting his memories of Sarah, watching her husband throw in the first shovel of dirt.
It wasn't until Yom Kippur, when his mom lit the Yahrzeit candle for Sarah next to the one for his grandfather that the reality of her death set in. Next morning, he went to temple with his dad, the first time he'd attended a high holy day service in years. And as he went through the day of prayer and atonement, he confessed his own sins and admitted to himself that he felt partly responsible for Sarah's death. As he said the prayer for martyrs, he included everyone that died, regardless of blood or religious affiliation.
Last night his mother took out a third candle. "This is for those that died in the hotel," she whispered to him, lighting the match and saying a few words in Hebrew.
"I won't forget," Adam said in return.
Title: Late in the Game
Summary: A near-death experience.
Disclaimer: Characters not mine, belong to FOX and Real Time Productions. Title and song mentioned in story is "Don't Give Up On Me" by Solomon Burke. Lyrics can be found here.
( Jack needed to time it perfectly. )
And a birthday fic.
Title: Nobody's Warm
Summary: Kim gets some news.
Disclaimer: Characters not mine, they belong to FOX and Real Time Productions.
Note: Birthday fic for Karen. Happy birthday!
"ice has covered up my parents eyes, don't know how to see, don't know how to cry.
growin' up in some strange storm, nobody's cold, nobody's warm."
-The Arcade Fire, Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
( Kim heard two things as she walked into the living room.... )
Spoilers: Up to 4x20
Summary: The morning after.
Disclaimer: Characters belong to FOX and Real Time Productions, just borrowing them.
Note: Completely un-betaed. Birthday Fic for Steph - Probably AU after 4x20. Happy birthday dear!!
( Yesterday morning, Tony had stumbled into the house and collapsed on the couch... )
Great episode for capping. Also there are three sub-albums.
Direct link to screencaps: 4x14 Screencaps
Samples under cut.
Please credit if using. Icon by _dernhelm.
Then, I documented it. So...here's a short list. I also included moments when someone at CTU actually DID something that helped in some way. In documenting these rare occasions I realized the only person at CTU other than Chloe to actually accomplish anything was Sarah. Surprising.
My computer might be dying. The screen is dimming for no reason, it just made a weird creaking noise and the left hand side has a vague pink tinge.
fujieda made the prettiest new icons. Nina and interrogation room!
I saw Meet the Fockers yesterday. It was really funny. I recommend it. I'm also highly amused that apparently the best name for any CIA agent is Jack.
Merry Christmas babe! Hope you have a fantastic day.
She wanted Jack/Chase this is -- sorta Jack/Chase. Inspired by the song "Noose".
Spoilers: s4 Prequel
Summary: Post-s3. Chase goes to check on Jack.
Disclaimer: Not mine, characters belong to FOX and Real Time Productions.
( At first glance, Jack seemed harmless. )
<333333 Merry Christmas sweetie. I hope you had a better night and enjoy this fic. Next year maybe I'll come and visit.
Title: Waiting For a Hero
Spoilers: s4 promos
Summary: Pre-s4. An intimate moment. Gift fic for Kiera.
Disclaimer: Characters not mine. They belong to FOX and Real Time Productions.
( Jack's chest was marked with scars )
She wanted Jack/Kate, Christmas before Mexico. This is...close to that.
<33333 Hope you have an excellent rest of December and an even better next year.
Title: Last Christmas
Summary: It's Christmas and Kate is trying to ignore the signs. Gift fic for Yvonne.
Disclaimer: Not mine, belong to FOX and Real Time Productions
Thanks to the hivemind. This is pretty much unbeta'd so...all mistakes are mine.
( Are you alone this year, Kate? )
Title: Blue Christmas
Summary: Christmas during the separation. Pre-s1. A gift for Steph.
Disclaimer: Characters not mine, belong to FOX and Real Time Productions.
( Blue Christmas... )
So, this is Kim and it's pre and post-Cowboys.
Summary: While mourning for the dead Kim learns the worst isn't over.
Disclaimer: Not mine, these characters belong to Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Real Time Productions and FOX.
( Kim was listening to the exchange when she heard a gunshot... )