Duty by alyse [ - ]
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Category: CSI - General
Characters: Nick Stokes
Rating: G
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drabble
Warnings: None

Summary: Response to the csi100 The Third Watch show titles challenge. Nick reflects.

Nick understands the importance of doing the right thing. It was drummed into him since before he could walk. He's lived and breathed it, made it the core of his life when the rest of it was falling apart.

You give back, do the right thing. Do your duty. It's non-negotiable. It's the reason he became first a cop and then a CSI.

In the locker room he rinses the sweat and dirt from another horrific crime scene from his face, then stares at his reflection in the cracked mirror above the sink.

He wonders when duty stopped being enough.

The End