Originally Posted: Sep. 24th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: You never knew until you looked.
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It was never easy watching them go, knowing the odds meant that sometime someone wouldn’t be coming home. Probabilities that didn’t care for age or occupation or how much luck they’d already bled through.
But they weren’t meant to die of old age, none of them were. Not since they’d stepped foot through the eight symbol gate not knowing what was on the other side. An endless game of Schrödinger’s cat bound by a silver ring and a bottomless ocean that wasn’t.
Alive or dead. Alive and dead. All the myriad possibilities that hung on a single phrase.