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H50 Ficlet: The Big Picture 1/1

November 20th, 2010 (09:06 am)

Title:  The Big Picture

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  Apparently this is becoming a bit of a drabble series for hawaii_5_0_100 .  This week the word was paint.  Maybe I’ll actually get to the actual aftermath next week :)  Thanks to sendintheklowns  for a quick beta.

Summary:  It’s a masterpiece or a tragedy--Chin’s not sure which.

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The Hardest Part series
The Hardest Part
Equilibrium
The Big Picture
Hold On

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Chin doesn’t take police work for granted.  Now that Steve has given him a second chance, he intends on using it for all it’s worth.  Not just to bring people to justice, to use any and all measures necessary to get the job done, but to prove to everyone that he can.  That he always could.  Everyone doubted him back then. 

No one will doubt him now.

It paints one hell of a picture.  A disgraced cop with something to prove.  A man more dedicated to justice than his own needs.  Chin sacrifices everything, now.  His pride, his time, his friendships, and, if needed, his life.  Police work is more than a career to him; it’s redemption, and he’ll fight with all he has to earn it and hold onto it.

And in so many ways, it’s easy.  It’s so easy to give everything as long as it works.  It’s easy to believe it’s worth it when 5-0 closes cases.  It’s easy to look a fellow officer in the eye when he has the high ground.  It’s easy to give when they can laugh together in the aftermath of a job well done.

But there’s more to it than that, and it’s not always easy.  Maybe in all the years he spent off the force, he forgot that sometimes what he says he’ll give will really come due.

Because this case paints a different picture.  Danny’s blood on the floor, the cold unwavering look in Steve’s eyes, and Kono shaking her head and saying she can’t do this now, she just can’t.

None of them can, and Danny paints a picture in blood, of sacrifice and of commitment.  Steve adds his presence with shades of black and white, coloring in the gaps with grim determination and plaintive justice.  Kono brings in a hint of light, even in the darkest corners, as she offers her prayers at the water, the best color palette she knows.

Together, it’s a masterpiece or a tragedy--Chin’s not sure which.  But he adds his own colors with solid lines, working to close the case none of them want to focus on but all want closed.  Because Chin can see the big picture--he can see the teamwork and the sacrifice and the family--and he’ll do what he needs to do to make sure it’s a piece they’re all proud of in the end.

Comments

Posted by: Moogs (moogsthewriter)
Posted at: November 20th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
H50 - Ohana football

Good grief this is amazing. I just flailed at your epicness here. Srsly. And this:

Police work is more than a career to him; it’s redemption, and he’ll fight with all he has to earn it and hold onto it.

Is sooo true! You've summed him up perfectly in this little fic. Personally, if we never get that whumpy episode we both want so bad, I'll just visualize this series because I think you've pretty much nailed it.

Of course, the episode is incomplete without a little follow-up piece... ;)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
danny doesn't get fired

Your reviews always make me so happy to write :)

Though we BETTER get the whumpy ep we both want so bad because, well, I want it really bad.

The good news is that this week's prompt is nightmare which really does lend itself well to a Danny POV.

(Or, if I went the tragic route, I could kill him, but I think I'll save the deathfic for now and let Danny wake up.)

Either that, or nightmare would be a good prequel of sorts.

Darn it, my bunnies are getting away from me. We'll see what happens and I am certainly open to suggestion.

Posted by: mistress_shiny (la_vie_chanson)
Posted at: November 21st, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)

Fantastic, all three pieces work together so well.

Can Danny wake up now please? It's beautiful but sad to see them all hurting.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
danny ready

I do intend to take this series a little longer, and fortunately the prompt for this week lends itself quite well to that :)

Thanks!

Posted by: trekkingalong (trekkingalong)
Posted at: November 21st, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
ohana

Great work! I don't think Chin Ho gets enough time and this really rounds him out very well. Thanks so much for posting!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
hawaii family

Chin really is due for an ep coming up. I've loved what little we see of him and I'd love to see more of him on screen :)

Thanks!

Posted by: iawenbemerry (iawenbemerry)
Posted at: November 24th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)

I'm in love with this entire series. I haven't read a whole lot of Chin fics, but the thought of writing him terrifies me. I think you did a great job writing him! You found his voice, he was very much in character, and I love how all three members are dealing with what happened to Danny in very different ways. Excellent. :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 29th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
danny doesn't get fired

I do hope we get to see a Chin centric ep soon--his voice is somewhat less developed than the other characters so far. But I'm glad this still rang true :)

Thanks!

Posted by: purple_spock (purple_spock)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)

This one may be my favourite so far. I like that Chin may appear to just be working or not be as emotional, but really all these things are going on under the surface. Great job.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: December 23rd, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
chin

I've liked the glimpses of what's inside Chin's head so far, so I'm hopeful to see more of him as the season progresses. Thanks!

Posted by: mystizan (mystizan)
Posted at: August 22nd, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Bones: Zack/Jack KOTLB

The wording here & the picture u paint (pun accidental) is just....STUNNINGLY well done! <3333 Fave one so far!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: August 24th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
danny doesn't get fired

Before these drabbles, I hadn't played too much with shorter fics, but I admit, I really came to enjoy writing them :) Thanks!

Posted by: mystizan (mystizan)
Posted at: August 25th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Chuck: The Morgan

Ahhhh well ur doing a good job :)

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