*Thanks to my wonderful Beta Reader, and friend, Liz*
Spoilers: From Brother's Keeper, and also from It's a
Disclaimer: I don't own them, they belong to SciFi. You know the routine.
Authors note: This is a dream I had, normally I don't remember my dreams so I thought I should write this one down. And since it was about The Invisible Man, I decided to share it with all of you.
This is a short story about Claire. She is writing in her journal about a event that had just happened.
Work was long and hard today, I was working with the counteragent most of the morning. And then when Darien came to get his shot, I didn't have any counteragent for him. It wasn't really my fault, he wasn't supposed to need any until Monday. But he and Bobby had been playing tricks on people. And Darien only had four segments green. I walked over to the couch. I really didn't feel like watching T.V. I was busy thinking about Darien. I hadn't given him his shot, he said he wouldn't quicksilver, And I asked him to come to the Keep in the morning. He agreed.
I heard someone knock on the door so I got up to answer it. I opened the door, Darien was standing there his face to the ground. "Is everything okay Darien? Did something happen to Bobby?"
"No, nothing like that, can I come in?"
It was raining outside so I said, "Yes." Pavlov came running down the stairs at the sound of Darien's voice. He reached down and pet him. "Is there anything I can help you with?" I asked. He looked up for the first time. I jumped back in horror. His eyes were red. "Darien you said you wouldn't go invisible. The counteragent isn't ready yet."
"I'm not here for the counteragent."
I shuddered, not sure of what he meant. "Then why did you come?"
"I want you to take the gland out of my head."
I felt a little bit of relief, "Darien I can't take the gland out. It would kill you."
"Claire," He said with pleading eyes. "I need you to.
You once said that you would put me over the Agency. And you have before. With the memory RNA and Kev..." Darien stopped.
I guess it must be to painful for him to talk about. I wonder if he feels betrayed? I wondered if he's controlling the madness because he sounded pretty normal to me. But still I couldn't do it. I couldn't take out the gland. I told him that. He looked at me, disappointment in his eyes.
"Good-bye then, Claire." He said.
I wasn't sure what he meant. So I asked, "What do you mean by good-bye'?" I was scared he meant something like the I'll never see you again. Not the see you later.
"I mean there is no reason for me to stay here, you're not going to help me. I'll see you tomorrow."
He turned around and walked away. I ran to the door to stop him, I couldn't let him leave like that. "Darien," I said. He looked at me, hoping I had changed my mind. But I hadn't, I just wanted him to know that I was sorry.
He said, "It's not your fault."
I looked down at his wrist and I realized. His red eyes weren't because of quicksilver madness. He probably wasn't even in QSM. His eyes were red because he had been crying. After he left I started to cry, though I would never admit it to anyone. I hate what Kevin had did to Darien.
Claire, July 6th 2001
Little note: Sorry folks, I woke up.