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Title: Job Satisfaction
Fandom: Dexter
Prompt: #27, Catharsis
Rating: PG13
Warnings: None besides the fandom.
Summary: Bodies don't just disappear into thin air.
Spoilers: Spoilers for S1.


As the heart under his instruments grows quiet and still, so does the Dark Passenger. All that's left is blood, meat, and a temporarily satisfied hunger. Dexter -the part of him that doesn't need to kill, the part of him that is fully human, if not a full one- is back.

The cleanup process is an important routine. Plastic sheets must be collected with care; luminol and a single blood drop could be the start of a trail leading back to him. The body must be cut into smaller pieces and bagged in water-tight bundles in an specular parody of his forensic work. It takes him hours to clean up his workplace until only memory is able to tell him about what happened in there, and oftentimes dawn finds him still disposing of the evidence in the accepting waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

It's painstaking, precise, dangerous work, and he smiles through it.

Dexter -the part of him that doesn't need to kill, the part of him that is fully human, if not a full one- loves it.

.finis.

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sockich
Mar. 19th, 2007 06:06 am (UTC)
Dexter -the part of him that doesn't need to kill, the part of him that is fully human, if not a full one- loves it.

*hearts*

You know, I wonder if he was ever (almost) caught. I know he mostly does this in remote locations, but I'd really like to see someone walking in on him during the cleaning process and him having to explain it. Would he act like Dexter or the Dark Passenger...
__marcelo
Mar. 19th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
*loves the idea* I think I'm going to have to write that...
razorsmile
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
Everybody wins!
__marcelo
Mar. 20th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
:) Nothing like a man who enjoys his work.
ladyvyola
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
the part of him that is fully human, if not a full one

You mean the part of him -unlike the Dark Passenger- that he sometimes denies exists? *g*
__marcelo
Mar. 20th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
*g* It took Rudy a lot of work to make him thaw a bit...
ladyvyola
Mar. 20th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
-2 points for bad ice puns!
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