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02 November 2007 @ 07:36 pm
Missing scene thing...  
Was having a bit of writers block and started fiddling around with some other ideas and this sort of tumbled out. Just a missing scene from the film, Danny and Frank. Unlike most of my stuff it's not horribly slashy, but if you've got your slash colored glasses on (as I do) you can see the faintest bit of implied DB/NA.

Title: In Darkness
Author: Amber (anemptymargin)
Website: http://www.obscureslash.net
Fandom: Hot Fuzz
Pairing(s): Gen-ish (hints of NA/DB)
Rating: PG
Genre: Missing Scene
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: This is a work of fictional parody in no way intended to infringe upon the rights of any individual or corporate entity. Any and all characters or celebrity personae belong to their rightful owners. Absolutely no money has or will be gained from this work.
Summary: A missing scene after Danny returns to tell his Dad that Nicholas has been taken care of.
Notes: A little bit dark, I don't normally do missing scenes but this really struck me hard. Unbeta'd, all mistakes are mine. This header is getting longer than the scene...
Feedback: Is always very welcome. :)

Danny walks back into town, his head swimming with everything he'd seen and heard. Everything Nicholas had told him. Sandford was a lie - his father, the NWA, none of it was real.

The town square is silent and Danny about jumps out of his skin when he hears footsteps on the stones outside the pub. "You did the right thing, Danny." His father's voice is calm - that same soft tone he'd taken with Nicholas right before everything went to shit. "It's a shame you had to get his blood on your hands... but it'll be a lesson I'm sure you won't forget."

A lesson in what? It didn't make any sense. "He's gone, Dad."

"It was for the greater good, Danny." His father's voice rises, sounding even louder in the empty square as he takes Danny's elbow - roughly turning him around. "Nicholas Angel was trouble from the moment he got here. If he had only listened and understood what was going on we might not have had to take such drastic measures. Killing him was the right choice."

"I... I couldn't do it." Danny lowers his head, not sure if he should feel like a coward or a hero.

"You stupid fool." He whispers harshly, staring down at his son with cold eyes, "Can't you be trusted to do a monkey's work?"

Danny pulls away, stumbling back until he falls onto the worn stones. "Dad!" He whispers louder, wondering if the man he saw was even his Dad anymore.

Frank shakes his head slowly, letting out a low sigh. "You're a disgrace, Danny. You let your adoration cloud your judgment... don't think for one second that I don't know what he's done to you." He steps closer, pushing back his cape as he leans forward to offer Danny his hand. "Sandford is your home, Danny... he was just an outsider. Everything he did only upset the balance of things... he changed you."

He had, he knew it as much as anyone, but he had wanted to change. He wanted to be a better cop, a better person. "I ain't gone nowhere." He sighs, taking his fathers hand and pulling himself up. "Nobody will believe what he says anyway."

Frank nods, "Of course... he'll sound quite the lunatic." He loops his arm around his son - affectionately brushing down the front of his shirt. "That's my boy. Now I want you to just go home and forget all about Nicholas Angel." He pats Danny's shoulder and gives a soft laugh, "Big day tomorrow, right?"

Danny nods and tries to force back the urge to crawl out of his skin. "Right, Dad." He pulls away, slowly walking towards his home. "Big day." He turns back and watches his father go the opposite way, towards whatever duties Danny didn't even want to think about.

It was Sandford, even in darkness it was still the only home he knew. With each step he cursed himself, cursed his Dad, cursed Nicholas for dragging everything out in the open. Cursed Nicholas for leaving. Then cursed himself for choosing the nightmare over the only friend he ever had.

Current Mood: productive
mikes_grrl on November 2nd, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
I like this, particulary the ending line which is just wrenching. Nicely done. I actually think you could blow this up to twice as long with all the emotions flowing through it -- doesn't need that, I just mean to say it is very dense. Nice!

And I won't pester you about anything else, because this was worth you spending some time on. Thanks!
afullmargin: sextiemshaunafullmargin on November 3rd, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
You're fast, girl! :) And glad you liked it. I don't really think I'd do it any other way... Danny just needs to sit on those big emotions a bit to become the wonderful powder keg he is at the end of the film.

And feel free to pester me. lol. My trilogy is out of my hands at the moment and I'm just poking my Fanfic100 Grid for some Fregg ideas and coming up a bit short handed.
lacking in glitter: subtexttawg on November 3rd, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
One typo mistake thingy: "You did the right thing, Danny." His father's voice is calm - that same soft tone he'd taken with Nicholas right everything went to shit.
I think you need a 'before' in there - 'right before everything went to shit.'

I agree that this was quite smashing. I like the way that even though Danny's going through so much emotionally, it's like he's mentally repressing it all down to base emotions. Like, rather than betrayal and horror and shame and disappointment, he's got it all packed down to a sulking anger. Which fits with how we see him when Nicholas comes riding in to save the day.
afullmarginafullmargin on November 3rd, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
Oops, error fixed! :) Thank you for catching it!

*nod* I was trying to keep it very much in that base head space. It's so much simpler from Danny's perspective to do what he's done his whole life and compress it all into something he can cope with on some level.

When he first see Nicholas ride into town is perhaps one of the strongest moments for me, simply priceless.
zombie survivalistbeccavox on November 4th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
your ending is so sad and right. and Frank can't stand anything changing, can he? not Sandford. not his son. Arg.

nice stuff...I'm in the midst of a Hot Fuzz fic-reading-a-thon and all I want to do at the moment is give Danny a big old hug.
afullmargin: nothing else mattersafullmargin on November 5th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you very kindly for taking the time to review. :) Damn Frank and his unchanging ways.

And yes, Danny is very much in need of a great big squishy love fest. :)