Characters: James Hathaway
Genre: gen, drabble, angst
Length: 100 words
Rating: All ages
Summary: Sometimes, James needs his armour. A closer look at a scene in Dead of Winter.
A/N: Beta by wendymr.
Why Crevecoeur? With luck he’ll only have to ask a few questions before moving on. Perhaps he’ll speak to some newly-hired groundskeeper who’s never heard of James Hathaway. And if God is at all merciful, he won’t encounter His Lordship.
You are not a frightened child. You’re an adult, a university graduate, a policeman.
He spots familiar faces ahead. DCs Hooper and Parry, investigating the shooting. Oh, joy.
He puts on a smirk and a swagger like a warrior donning armour, and dredges up some historic trivia. If he’s sufficiently annoying, perhaps they won’t notice that his hands are shaking.