- rm: [TW fic] The Use of Bones (Jack; PG-13)
When you kill an animal, you use all its parts. Jack remembers his father teaching him this as he teaches him to clean fish and open oysters. If nothing else, bones can be ground into soil to make it stronger. And so tomatoes and melons, he learns, are made of fish.
Later, in wars sometimes, this conversation is all Jack can think of as the bombs fall and the gas chokes, and he wonders how best to use all the parts of him.