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Prompt 359: Goodbye: A time to say Goodbye

Title: A time to say Goodbye
Author:
baroqueangel
Word Count: 149
Rating: U
Characters: Just the one
Summary: Light goes off.
Warnings: Rusty writing
Author's Note: I didn’t want to let the comm die without writing for the final prompt but I got busy and didn’t have time. This is sort of what I had in mind when I first decided to write it but, as with all things I do, it didn’t turn out quite like it should have.


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The table was dusty, no more files covered it, no more unfinished work. The chair was empty, no colonel waiting to chew him out for his latest act of destruction. The room was silent and cold, no laughter from colleagues, no sign of life.

He took a final look, his eyes seeing the after images of people long since gone. He smiled. As much as he had complained when in this room it held happy memories for him too. Jokes with friends, precious moments that had pushed back the pain and hardships if only for a short time.

He breathed it in one last time before turning for the door. His fingers reached out for the light switch but paused as he glanced back over his shoulder.

“Goodbye old friends.”

Edward switched off the light, closed the door, and walked out of Central Command for the very last time.

Comments

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raceulfson
May. 13th, 2016 12:34 am (UTC)
Nice touch that Ed remembered happy times, too. Poor kid didn't seem to have many.
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 06:54 pm (UTC)
He did seem to epitomise a rough childhood.

Thanks :)
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baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
It's like any job, love the colleagues but hate the work.

I actually don't know what I was intending with this and it makes me happy that people are seeing it in so many different ways.

Thank you! :)
le_confidant
May. 13th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
There's melancholy in this story and it suits it well. This feels so Ed too. Very nice work!
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it :)

Thanks!
eve_n_furter
May. 14th, 2016 10:54 pm (UTC)
Now I'm all teary eyed. Huff. Thanks. <3
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, sorry *hugs*

Thank you! <3 :)
evil_little_dog
May. 15th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)
Makes me feel Ed's much older than we ever got to see, and closing up Central Command because there's something else somewhere...it's nice to see he had decent memories of the people he worked with!
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
As much as he complained about them he liked his colleagues as if they were family. :)

Thanks!
cornerofmadness
May. 15th, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
There's a great air of melancholy in this one, makes me wonder if he's much older here or if something horrible has happened.
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 07:01 pm (UTC)
One of the only things I knew when I was writing this is that Ed was older so I'm glad that came across.

Thank you! :)
capnhoozits
May. 15th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds a bit like Ed outlived everyone, leaving him with the job of turning out the light (metaphorically speaking) Nice piece of work!
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 07:02 pm (UTC)
I still haven't decided if that is where I wanted this piece to go or not but it was one of the options I had considered.

Thanks! :)
anotherfmafan
May. 24th, 2016 09:52 am (UTC)
So much from such a little fic! It opens the door for you to so many avenues for speculation. It made me angst, and you know from me that is a compliment! XD
Nice job<3
baroqueangel
May. 29th, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
I am glad I could offer something angst-worthy for you :) <3

Thank you! *hugs* <3
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