Feb. 15th, 2013

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The night after they finish cleaning Dee's blood from the floor, Gaeta squeezes into Louis' rack for the first time in weeks, curling up small and silent in his arms. There's nothing to say. There's nothing he can say. Everyone knows he was the last one to see her alive; all he wants is a wide berth from the memory and close contact with the last person he loves.

He doesn't sleep. That turns out to help his case when he goes to Cottle to beg for more morpha.

The injections -- because if nothing else, Cottle finally listened when he said the pills didn't work -- are only supposed to be taken twice a day maximum, but after some careful calculations, Gaeta figures out how to push it to three times a day. He doesn't have as much of a fear of overdosing as before. Sleeping, and not thinking, are much more important, and the constant flow of morpha through his bloodstream does a good job of helping both.

Still, it's bad enough that even Colonel Tigh notices somewhere around the fifth day after Dee's suicide.

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