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07 September 2006 @ 09:11 pm
Ficlets: M*A*S*H, The Chronicles of Narnia  
More meme ficlets! M*A*S*H and The Chronicles of Narnia, respectively.

Title from mazily, Five reasons BJ Hunnicut thinks that Hawkeye Pierce is a better person than he is.

1. Hawkeye has some kind of sixth sense about the distillery which BJ can't match no matter how he tries -- when to adjust the heat, how long to leave it and the minimum amount of time until it's drinkable. It's kind of uncanny.

2. Hawkeye can resection a bowel neater than anyone BJ's ever seen. An added side bonus is how crazy this makes Charles.

3. One morning they were coming out of the operating theater after 13 hours of surgery and Hawkeye said "we're murdering these kids" in that voice that was so angry and tired at once. The only thing BJ had been thinking about was a hot shower and what meal the cafeteria was serving and whether they'd be lucky enough to get 6, 7 hours of sleep before the next batch of incoming.

4. Radar looks up to Hawkeye like he does to nobody else. That's gotta count for something.

5. Hawkeye doesn't have a wife he lies to. He never writes letters to her saying everything's fine, the war's all right, he's perfectly okay.

Title from hobviously, Five moments Jill Pole was pretty much perfectly at peace.

1. That first bright Narnian morning, coming out of Puddleglum's wigwam onto the wide fens of the north, the strong, good air of Narnia already working on her, though she didn't know it. The smell of eels cooking and Aslan's breath still lingering around her, the Signs strong in her mind, and a whole adventure before them.

2. Giving into the witch's enchantment in the room with the silver chair far down in the Underworld was the sweetest feeling Jill had ever known. She knew it was wrong, but struggling against that bad magic was so hard and it felt so deliciously easy to just give in and believe what she was told about what didn't exist: Narnia and Aslan and the sun. To not question anything. Much later, back in our own world, she sometimes caught herself looking up at a woman's particularly charming laugh, turning her head on the street at a green coat, missing something she didn't have a name for.

3. Coming out into the clear night of a Narnian winter, safe and free and among friendly faces. She breathed in the cold air in lungfulls and stood beside Scrubb who looked just as grubby as she felt and watched Rilian's face as he looked on his own country for the first time in a decade and more. And later a bath with a faun trotting in and out with kettles of piping water, and the biggest meal she felt she'd ever eaten, and a warm bed at last.

4. The first time she and Eustace woke in our world to find they'd been sleeping back to back, as Puddleglum had taught them out on Ettinsmoor when they were children.

5. Jill always felt both shy and exhilarated at the dinners she and Scrubb went to with his cousins and the professor and Aunt Polly; sometimes she had nothing to say, while Lucy and Peter and Edmund reminisced about their reign in the Golden Age, or Edmund and Eustace started talking about exactly how much weight Eustace was probably able to carry while flying when he was a dragon, but sometimes she would mention something about their journey in the North and Peter's eyes would light up and he'd start talking to her about when he rode out in high battle against the giants and compare details of the landscape with her and even Professor Kirke would chime in with something he remembered seeing from the air when Narnia was newborn, like the most pleasant geography lesson you ever had, and it made Jill's chest feel full and right.

When the Narnian ghost first appeared to them at dinner she felt her heart start pounding like everything was beginning again; then there was a lot of talk about what should be done, and who should go, and where Peter and Edmund would find workmen's clothes to wear while they went to fetch the professor's magic rings, but nothing felt right until they were actually going. That's when she felt the deep kind of calm that made her think of Aslan's country at the end of the world.

She tried to explain it to Lucy as they were boarding the train to London, and Lucy smiled and looked out the window. "Yes," she said. "Like answering the Horn," and the train started to move.
Barbies May Bite Me: Danger Dwightobsession_inc on September 8th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Oh, man, both so awesome, but the Narnia one hurt. I keep remembering how I'd only read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe until I was twelve, when I found the others in the library, and that feeling in my chest when I cracked the book and could go back to Narnia with my old friends. I just got that feeling again. Oh, God, I miss believing in magic.
Kyra Cullinankyrafic on September 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Narnia RAISED me, man. Thank you!
food for banthas: [narnia] edmund and lucy - sloanebantha_fodder on September 8th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, the way you've written Jill is so lovely. Just. Yes. I especially love number four.
Kyra Cullinankyrafic on September 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Thank you!
kellifer_fic: Happykellifer_fic on September 8th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Wow... I'm a little meh about Mash as a whole... but reading these you make me want to go back and rewatch...

Just so owie and yet hopeful. Lovely.
Kyra Cullinankyrafic on September 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I heart M*A*S*H -- I think it and The Office are so similar with their bleak humor to handle a hated job thing.
tarkheena lizzeeen: narnia [all out of turkish delight]liminalliz on September 8th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Kyra Cullinankyrafic on September 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
seraphceleneseraphcelene on September 8th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
Why do you break my heart like this? Why?
You give me the MASH love as if I could love it any more.
Kyra Cullinankyrafic on September 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
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Kyra Cullinankyrafic on September 23rd, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Yay for liking both The Office and Narnia. Friend away!
plus one skeletondelurker on March 7th, 2010 01:09 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed reading these!