Mar. 2nd, 2006

aricadavidson: (arica and eric)
FIC: Anniversary Introspection

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Rivalry and office politics and introspection at the forensic lab.

Author's note: I've started trying to develop Arica's lab more because it seems like the thing to do and I'm inspired. If you'd like to see a listing of her personnel go to [ profile] forensic_lab. I have absolutely fallen in love with Tom Anderson, so I had to write a fic of course... exploring his mind, thoughts and perhaps background.

Disclaimer: All Alias references belong to J.J. But Arica, Nadine, Tom, Michael, Aimee, Emily, Luke, Richard, James and Zach are mine.

Tom Anderson absolutely hated office politics. All they did was distract from the purpose at hand. They mucked up people's lives and less work was done. He was a scientist and if he'd wanted to be a politician, he would have gone into politics and studied that instead. He had thrived so far in the Massachusetts lab, unlike his last job. He had worked previously at another state lab and had been unfairly fired, but it had almost cost him his career because of the circumstances. As such, he had been loyal to Arica, to the lab and had done anything he could to make life easier for her. And that included stepping up as the interim director while she was out with the new baby.

Michael Whitmore had been hired about the same time he had been and had proven to be at best a complicated choice. Dr. Whitmore was great at his job, had been the golden boy at his last employment and had taken this job as a promotion. He wanted Arica's job and had made that clear from his first day on the job. Whitmore had even rained the bureaucracy on their heads more than once when Arica made deviations from some procedures because of common sense. He was a formidable man but Arica had kept him at bay this long. And was doing so now by putting Tom in charge. That had not gone over well and had been met with some criticism. Whitmore had tried to rally the lab's funding partners to protest but that hadn't flown either.

"We've got a new case," Emily Barr said, poking her head in and interrupting his thoughts.

"Thanks, I'll be right there," he replied, standing and moving to the lab. Not surprisingly, Whitmore was already there. As the senior pathologist, most of the caseloads at least went through his department.

After speaking with the authorities as necessary, he returned to his office, determined to push a little more paperwork through before the day ended but instead, found himself lost in thought. Tom wasn't a man given to a lot of introspection the job, but today had been a strange day. It had been a year since he and his wife had signed the papers and it just seemed impossible that it had been a year since. In some respects it had been his fault. He'd lost his job, watched his career crumble to dust, fallen into depression as well as a bottle on occasion and ultimately had destroyed everything he had left in his life. But on the other hand, looking back, they had not belonged together. Absently, he wondered if she had remembered the day. She already had a steady boyfriend, a new job, a new life. He was working on it, but it had been a long road... and but for the grace of God, he would not have made it this far.
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Since I've seen several people do this lately, and since I have so many pups and I'm not even sure how many etc... thought I'd run through them all and do a state of the pups.

Theatrical Muse:

[ profile] aricamuse Arica is definitely my favorite pup. So she's not going anywhere anytime soon and in fact, I'm thinking of other ways to develop her character. She's involved in [ profile] theatrical_muse and I've applied for her to join another community that seems pretty neat.

[ profile] eric_weiss As always I adore Eric. Eric and Arica are settling into their new life and new routine. I'm kind of giving them a break from my normal angsty ways right now, because well, they deserve it. The angst will soon return I'm sure. As soon as I have more time to devote to some RP.

[ profile] liyavicuska Liya and Edmond are awaiting the birth of their first child and she's thrilled. There is some new danger present (and I need to reply on that RP thread don't I?) but as always, I have confidence they will survive it.

[ profile] johnmunch_svu Munch is missing his sweet Helen dearly and Mo and I seriously need to do some RP with them soon. Munch will soon be using his wish to be granted immortality for a week so that will be interesting... *senses Munch vs. Hermes confrontation in the future*

Other pups:
[ profile] akheron_dot_com I am seriously considering whether or not to keep Akheron. I really like him but he's hard to work with. Deities is moving and the form isn't up yet to reapply for the character so I will be considering seriously. I may end up dropping him... I don't know. I am considering bringing another pup in that will provide a bit of drama for Akheron but again, I've got to consider.

[ profile] lisacuddy_md Cuddy is no longer in the RPG community I'd been playing her in. But I'm now at a point where I'd enjoy writing her somewhere. I have applied to a community to write Cuddy and may consider involving her in RPG again if I find a good game somewhere that I feel like I can handle. I've had a lot less time for RP since I moved up here but things are finally settling out and I do have some time to devote to it.

[ profile] david_and_liya I need to get back into writing the twins again with Redux. I'll be trying to post something within the next day or so, so it should be interesting.

[ profile] tsali Liya's loyal and faithful horse is thrilled about the new baby and will probably worry over Liya as much as Edmond will.

And finally, another pup I'm hoping to develop [ profile] aricaweiss or in other words "Evil" Arica.

Pups of Convenience:

These pups will be used as background and counterpoints to some other pups. I see no actual plotline developing with this at the moment (though that could change) but they will be used in storylines for my other pups and others as needed:
[ profile] mckenas_cole
[ profile] nadia_santos
[ profile] tempebrennan
[ profile] emily_tuthill
[ profile] odafin_tutuola
[ profile] andrew_moser
[ profile] ashley_weiss
[ profile] markvasquez
[ profile] kaitlynanderson
[ profile] aidan_merrick

Definitely Retired Pups:
These pups are not participating in any RPG/etc in any way form or fashion. I don't foresee any of these returning, but again, you never know.
[ profile] ann3foxtrot
[ profile] drgeorgehuang
[ profile] lenniebriscoeny
[ profile] itburnsus
[ profile] b_j_hunnicut
[ profile] jarod_pretender
[ profile] headrat


Mar. 2nd, 2006 04:27 pm
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Bf has been joking that I'll strain my hand if I keep holding it out to see the ring. So I decide to make me an icon. Now I can look without that risk. *giggles*


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