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Word of the Day 8/1/14 Utopia

Utopia (noun)
U·to·pi·a [yoo-toh-pee-uh]


noun
1. an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
2. (usually lowercase) an ideal place or state.
3. (usually lowercase) any visionary system of political or social perfection.

Origin: < Neo-Latin (1516) < Greek ou not + tóp (os) a place + -ia -y

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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helsinkibaby
Aug. 3rd, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
Fill: January 2007 (Utopia) {West Wing/CSI, Greg Sanders/Ellie Bartlet)
Context- when you posted this prompt I'd just gone back and re-read a hella long series I wrote back in her day that crossed over Ellie Bartlet from the West Wing and Greg Sanders from CSI Here lies the master post. So it was perhaps inevitable that this would come out!

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January in New Hampshire is freezing cold. Which is a surprise to strictly no-one but is one of the reasons why Greg Sanders knows he could never settle on the east coast of the country. Give him California and its beaches, Vegas and its heat any day of the year. 

Still though, he is married to one of New Hampshire's most famous daughters and every so often, that requires a visit to the Bartlet farm, even if there is snow on the ground and the mercury is barely rising above zero. Today is one such day, because it's January 21st, the day after Matt Santos was sworn in as President of the United States and today is the first day of the rest of all their lives. 

He wakes up from a fitful sleep, years of graveyard shifts playing havoc with his body clock and it takes him a second to remember where he is, and why. He lifts his head from the pillow, wrinkling his nose against the chill of the room, knowing from that and the dim light that it's way too early to even consider getting up. Which is nice - he's always thought that there's something heavenly about waking up and finding he can have another couple of hours in bed, especially when he's not alone. 

Beside him, Ellie stirs, turning slightly towards him like she's seeking him out and he can't help the smile that spreads across his face. 

Lying back down beside her, he presses his body close against hers, kissing her shoulder and sliding his arm around her. His hand comes to rest against her stomach, against the secret they're sharing and when her hand closes over his, his smile only widens. 

"Go back to sleep," he hears her mumble and he doesn't argue, just pulls the covers tighter around them to trap in as much heat as possible and closes his eyes. 

January in New Hampshire might be freezing cold, but there is nowhere he'd rather be. 
kaige68
Aug. 4th, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill: January 2007 (Utopia) {West Wing/CSI, Greg Sanders/Ellie Bartlet)
This is lovely work! :D
helsinkibaby
Aug. 4th, 2014 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill: January 2007 (Utopia) {West Wing/CSI, Greg Sanders/Ellie Bartlet)
Thank you!
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