Duty by alyse [G]
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Summary: Response to the csi100 The Third Watch show titles challenge. Nick reflects.

Categories: CSI - General
Characters: Nick Stokes
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drabble
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 106; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Aug 2004; Published: 07 Aug 2004

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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