Title: Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number
Author: Shay (TheWickedQuill, untold_story, formerly jracklesfan77)
Show: Dark Angel
Type: 100-word drabble, prompt challenge response
Note: Written for the Raising Hell February r16;titler17; prompt challenge of the same name.
Disclaimer: Dark Angel still isnr17;t mine. *sigh*
Summary: The title says it all.
Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number
It was my twenty-first birthday.
Twenty-one balloons, twenty-one candles and twenty-one kegs of beer.
Twenty-one seconds where I trembled with anticipation.
Twenty-one flutters of my pulse when you opened that little blue box.
Twenty-one sparkling gems, glittering like stars in a band of platinum.
Twenty-one rounds perforated the walls, tearing into flesh and shattering bone.
Twenty-one terrified men and women were caught in a web of destruction.
Twenty one, the sum of some; of one love, two individuals, three words, four intruders, five minutes and six seconds of terror.
Twenty-one were the breaths you took before you died.