The first one, "...And Ever Widening Slowly Silence All" took third place in the 'One Shot' category and second place in the 'Drama' category in the Media Miner Maximum Challenge Fic contest.
The second, "Words Never Said" took third place in the Summer Mini Fiction Contest. Enjoy!
Author: fractured_chaos, aka c_b_syndrome, aka 'Heathenesque' (Multiple personalities? Moi?)
Story One: "...And Ever Widening Slowly Silence All"
Rating: R for visceral descriptions of war and death.
Spoiler Warnings None
Summary: Most people only listened to words, but the silences between them could also speak volumes to the attentive ear.
Story Two: "Words Never Said"
Rating: PG13 for language
Spoiler Warnings: Episodes 25, End of Series, Mild Spoilers for the movie
He found the thin package, neatly wrapped in white butcher paper, under the last of the stack of journals he was packing up to ship to his new post up north. Buried deliberately; all but forgotten. He’d wanted to forget it was there. The shape, weight and Roy’s name written in Maes Hughes' neat script was the only thing that hinted of what was inside.
On a little side-note: the last stanza in the poem 'Ebene's Song' is also going to figure prominently in the 'Brothers in Arms' AMV that I'm -STILL- working on. For that matter, the video kinda inspired the story.
Don't ask, I couldn't explain it anyway.