Written in response to the prompt on LJ comm We_are_numb3rs: Colby collects army dolls. Name five of his favourites.
Note: slash relationship referenced.
Colby's Five Favourite Army Dolls
The WWII US Medic Team European Theatre action figure, because that was the exact same uniform his grandpa was wearing in the photo that was always kept on the piano in his grandma's house. He'd been fascinated by it as a boy and when he got old enough to understand better, he was incredibly proud of the grandpa he'd never gotten to know. He thought maybe his grandpa was part of the reason he ended up enlisting.
The 101st Airborne Division captain because women were soldiers too and while he wouldn't want more than a couple of female figures in his collection – that would be skating way too close to the territory of dolls – he thought that fact should be recognised. Also, if she ever found out he only collected male action figures, Megan would totally kick his ass.
His Union 2nd Corps Flagbearer. The one time his sister and her family had come out to LA to visit, Colby's two-year old niece had grabbed Flagbearer and bitten his head off. They'd managed to retrieve the head – Colby's sister seeming to be more worried about the niece swallowing it than about poor Flagbearer's vital body part – but even though Colby had carefully glued it back on, he had never been the same since, with toothmarks squashing one side of his head flat.
Then David had been round one night and after they'd had a few beers he'd revealed a previously unsuspected artistic side and made a tiny bandage for Flagbearer's poor flattened head, even painting some blood on in red felt pen, so now Flagbearer looked less like a weirdass mutant and more like he was gallantly nursing a battlefield injury.
His Army Marksmanship Unit action figure. Because it was always good for the ego to have a sniper who would do whatever Colby wanted. And no, he didn't take Sniper doll's clothes off just because he could, because that would be creepy and weird.
His US Army Ranger in Afghanistan figure was now his favourite of them all. It had been growing on him all those times when Ian had left and Colby would notice, some time later, that Ranger doll and Sniper doll were tangled up together in increasingly inventive sexual positions. The day Ranger doll became his favourite was the day he went to pull them apart from the sappy hug they seemed to be sharing, only to find that Ian had superglued them together.