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29 March 2010 @ 05:38 am
Fic: ‘Mr. Monk And The Goodbye He Didn’t Want.’  
Title: Mr. Monk And The Goodbye He Didn’t Want.
Fandom: Monk.
Rating: (G)
Time Period: After ‘Mr. Monk And The Kid’ (final episode of series 3).
Summary: Mr. Monk’s thoughts keep wandering.

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

I’ve been watching a lot of Monk and, while there’s no mystery attached, I wanted to see Adrian thinking on something and not disassociating in any way. Also, I kept thinking of Trudy and her desire to have kids.

I admit that Monk probably doesn’t seem like Monk; my thoughts are far, far too normal, it seems.

All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Andy Breckman; I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by him.


Mr. Monk’s attention drifted to the waterfall in the courtyard. His thoughts wandered, always in a straight line, and in the same direction: to Tommy.

“Adrian,” prompted Dr. Kroger. “Adrian ... what are you thinking?”

Mr. Monk turned his attention back to the present. “Tommy,” he admitted quietly.

“It must have been hard to give him back ...” Dr. Kroger watched Mr. Monk closely, over the line of his pen.

“It was ... the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” He shifted in his chair. Then he stood and waled toward the couch and straightened an already straight cushion before he sat.

“Adrian, if you don’t want to talk about Tommy, we don’t have to.”

“Okay.” Mr. Monk sat straighter. “We ...” His gaze fell upon the bin and he thought to when he’d heard, from Julie, about Tommy cleaning up. “I wanted him to get dirty.” He looked at Dr. Kroger. “Kids should get dirty.”

“Yes, they should.” Dr. Kroger sat up. “Is that what you asked the parents? For them to let Tommy get dirty?”

He nodded. It’d been the last thing he’d said for an hour after that – he had to tell Natalie that she was driving crooked – meeting. “He was ... too much like me. He’s a kid. He should get dirty.” He shouldn’t be afraid.

It was unsaid but Dr. Kroger heard it very loudly; he made notes. “Yes, he should,” he smiled gently. “He should get dirty.”
Armchair DM: Igor & Carson: Waitingarmchairdm on March 29th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh man. Poor Adrian.
F. J.: Lanterns: Warmmorethanacandle on March 29th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
I'd wondered what Adrian might have said in Kroger's office later; this was too big a sacrifice for him not to say something.