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Decalogue: Derrial Book

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This story is No. 5 in the series "Decalogues: Life As We Know It". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Because without this certainty he’s just a little boy with bloody feet running in the dark.

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Firefly > General(Past Donor)PaxFR15101,026023,1047 May 097 May 09Yes

Ecce Homo

10. Ecce Homo

There is pain and lights. A voice implores: live!

Compelled to obey he opens his eyes to hear the steady, if slow, beat of his heart.

Green eyes look down at him through a curtain of golden hair and strangely he thinks of the desert.

She smiles and says: Hey.

Quick and careful hands examine his wounds as she talks: Doc was still digging bullets out of you this morning. Wasn’t sure you were going to wake up.

She pauses to look at him: What’s your name?

It takes him a minute to think of it: I am Derrial Book.

Ecce Homo - Behold the Man (lat.) - as per Gospel of John 19:5

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