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[EM] 52 - Betrayal

August 15th, 2007 (03:27 pm)
calm

current mood: calm

Looking back, Michael knew he would betray them. From that first moment when he asked Tweener to lift the watch off Geary, he knew in some small, shuttered corner of his mind that it was a bad idea. The kid was young...he didn’t understand a thing about cold calculation, and he understood even less about loyalty.

Or so Michael thought until he took a bullet for the group.

There were a lot of things Michael hated himself for, and he’d collected most of those sins while trying to save his brother’s life. Among them were the sins of denying Tweener a PI assignment, neglecting to repay him for the watch. Putting him in a position where he thought he could get somewhere with Bellick...where his ignorance of cold calculation and a wealth of sheer desperation drove him to betray the only friends he had.

But among the worst of his crimes, including armed robbery, was the crime of arrogance...believing that he could shape the world to his will. He was guilty of seeing too little in David Apolskis...and guilty of seeing too much.

He was guilty of helping Tweener grow up on the wrong side of the law...and in his realization of adulthood, in making himself a better person...Michael was guilty of killing him.

Tweener had betrayed them all, and Michael always knew he would...but he was the only one among them who was truly innocent.

And the blood of that innocent was going to stain Michael’s hands for the rest of his life.

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 262

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[IF] MAY B - In Shadows And Light

May 8th, 2007 (09:44 am)
calm

current mood: calm

To: Rachel Gibson (my_strappyshoes@livejournal.com)
From: Aldo West (fish40@gmail.com)
Subject: News from The Company

[EMAIL TEXT WITHIN]Collapse )

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 348

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[IF] APRIL C - "Are you ever satisfied?"

April 13th, 2007 (02:27 pm)
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current mood: calm

I think the polite term for it is ‘perfectionist,’ but to put it honestly I’m almost impossible to please. Satisfied...I never did know the meaning of the word, not really. All my life I’ve been struggling for better, for greater things. First I wanted to grow up and take care of myself and I did. Then I wanted to go to school and be the best, so I was. Then I wanted to be the top in my field, and I was.

Now...all the goals, the battles, they don’t exist anymore. There’s only one thing I care about, and that’s getting to Panama. But still, even those goals grew. Linc’s happiness became a factor after he met Kate, and now she’s gone...again. It’s got him down, but he’s oddly hopeful...not really saying why, but I think he’ll tell me when he’s had a little time to adjust to her being gone again. At least I hope so.

Then there’s Rachel Gibson.

It’s been a while now, and we still have yet to meet face to face. I’ve only ever glimpsed her on the street as I sped past, and for a long time we’ve only known each other by anonymous email accounts and a few briefly exchanged instant messages.

But the more I talk to her, the more I start to trust her.

And the more I start to trust her...the more I want to meet her, to know her.

Like I said...I’m impossible to please. I guess it’s just one of the pitfalls of perfection.

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 262

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[EM] 40 - How would you want to die and why?

April 11th, 2007 (03:08 pm)
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current mood: content

SPOILERS FOR S2 FINALE BENEATH THE CUTCollapse )

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 275

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[IF] MARCH D - Jars of Clay lyrics

March 13th, 2007 (11:30 am)
bored

current mood: bored

"I'm waiting for the world to fall
I'm waiting for the scene to change
I'm waiting when the colors come
I'm waiting to let my world come undone"


I don’t trust easily, at least not these days. I can’t afford to...my brother’s life and my own are riding on the line. Linc and LJ are, at the moment, all I have to trust.

I want to trust Kate because Lincoln does...because he cares about her. But she’s got her own demons to wrestle...I don’t know if she’ll ever get over them. I hope she can...but until that day, I can’t trust her, no matter how much I believe in her.

Then there’s Rachel Gibson...I’ve barely seen her face but once, and still from the emails we exchange, I can’t help but feel a connection. It’s not trust...but it’s close. And it means something.

Things are happening slowly...there’s progress being made. Rachel said she had a few leads the last time we talked, and I’m hopeful.

Right now, hope is all I have...that there’s still a way out. We have Westmoreland’s money, and with Rachel we have a link to what’s actually going on. She can do things we can’t...see things we may be blind to given our situation.

This could all fall apart any second...but for now, I have to hold it together.

And trust that I’m not making a mistake in putting my faith in her.

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: PRISON BREAK
Words: 218

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[EM] 30 - Is there anyone you would give up your own life for?

February 20th, 2007 (01:44 pm)
calm

current mood: calm

There are worse things you can do to a man besides killing him...though for most people, that’s one of the most popular ways to destroy. Still, people are made of more than that...jobs, friends, actions, even souls if you’re the religious type.

My whole life, Lincoln was all I ever had. For that reason, I was willing to give my life....and while it’s painfully obvious I’d be willing to die for him, when I made a deal with Henry Pope I put a whole lot more than my heartbeat on the line.

For the authorities, turning myself in meant nothing. To Henry, it meant everything. Maybe in a way, he knew, even if he didn’t believe in the conspiracy...I would face new charges, be sent back to prison. Hell, knowing the Company? They just might find a murder to pin on me...let me take Lincoln’s place in the electric chair.

I would never taste free air again. I’d either rot in prison or fry for my own fabricated homicide, but either way? I’d never see Lincoln again. My job, my friends, my brother...the woman I cared about would all fall away and leave me with nothing.

Nothing but the knowledge that, ultimately, my brother would be apprehended and executed...shot like a rabid dog when he wasn’t even foaming at the mouth.

But I had Henry on my side...by giving him my life, I guaranteed that I could save Linc from that fate. I guess...in the end, he just needed to know that to know that everything was real. I can’t blame him...even confronted by the evidence he heard on that flash drive, after what I did to him I wouldn’t have been surprised if he simply allowed it all to slide.

But I gave my life for my brother...heart and soul. And in the end...I came away a step further along in my race against the world.

I just hope I can get to the finish line with Lincoln still beside me.

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 342

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[IF] January C - Photo Prompt

January 30th, 2007 (10:45 am)

It was just a postscript...a ridiculous moment of normalcy in an otherwise psychotic life he`d forged for himself, and he was so grateful for it he had to cover his mouth to keep from laughing.Collapse )

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 505

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[EM] 26 - What makes you feel safe?

January 30th, 2007 (09:25 am)
current mood: awake

When I was growing up, Linc got into a fair amount of trouble...when we were apart, I’d get stuck in a foster home when he wasn’t there to take care of me. I only ever resented that about him...that he never seemed to understand that I only ever felt safe when we were together.

I grew up, my life changed...but regardless of how things were between us, that one fact never did. Sometimes I almost hated him for it...that he could be such a royal screwup, always coming to me for anything and everything...every message I let him leave, every time I scorned him in private or to his face...I hated that he was still my touchstone. I hated that he was such a vital presence to me...so much a part of my life that I took him for granted.

My brother isn’t perfect...in fact, he’s about as far from perfect as a good man can be. But he still is just that...a good man. And he is my brother...in every sense of the word.

I made it to Fox River because he was there...and nothing could really hurt me as long as my big brother was there. My blood spilled more than once, and I dealt with a fair amount of physical hardship, making sure I got those insulin shots every day inside...and since we broke out, I’ve had to subject myself to such atrocities...

I’ve become a man I never wanted to be. But the sacrifices I’ve made...I made for him. Just like he sacrificed everything for me.

And regardless of what happens, what we do or how far we go...I can handle all of it so long as Linc and I are together. He’s my family...and I know that I’m always safe with my family to watch over me.

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 314

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[IF] December: A - Silence

December 19th, 2006 (09:54 am)
discontent

current mood: discontent

You think that you can hear silence if you sit in a room with the television off, no radio, not even the A/C running.Collapse )

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 467

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[EM] 22 - Truth Will Set You Free

December 13th, 2006 (03:47 pm)
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current mood: blank

‘The truth will set you free’...if it were that easy, trust me...my life would be a hell of a lot different.

The fact of the matter is that while the truth may have the power to redeem, there is absolutely nothing redeeming about it. Ignorance is torture, and the truth doesn’t enlighten or illuminate...it doesn’t offer much more than cold, hard facts, and oftentimes those are facts that no one wants to see or hear.

Believe me...I know what I’m talking about. If the truth were any good to anyone, Sara Tancredi would be safe and sound under the auspices of the law, my brother would be free and clear, and countless innocent people would still be alive.

The truth won’t set you free....it won’t liberate you or cleanse your soul. It just might clear your name or tell you who you have to kill for revenge against a wrong...but it won’t offer any kind of redemption.

I used to believe in truth once...before I had to learn the power of lies, and their importance to really surviving in this world. The truth does nothing but hurt people...you just have to be sure you have the right facts at your disposal to hurt the right people if you want to protect the people you love.

Anything else? Will get you killed faster than you can say ‘thou shalt not lie.’

Muse: Michael Scofield
Fandom: Prison Break
Words: 236

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