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26 February 2011 @ 11:36 pm
Prison Break Slash Fiction: "Racing For The Edge" (Michael/Lincoln, PG)  
Title: Racing For The Edge
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Michael/Lincoln (Slash)
Rating: PG
Summary ("Icicle Palace" Interlude): It was never going to last, but God, while it did…
Author's Notes: A birthday gift for clair_de_lune, who wanted something with "Urgency."
Also for fanfic100, this is "Hours."

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In the end it all went bad, falling apart as fast as every long-feared version of the future the two of them ever had.

But until then, things were fierce, a series of stolen moments defined by sharp breaths and frantic kisses between stretches of living like who they were supposed to be.

The patterns of purpose kept marching forward: new careers, family obligations, and the façade of respectable, ordinary choices. That should have ended it—every milestone another reason to stop, another reminder of where the boundaries of 'normal" lay.

But it was never enough to satisfy them, no matter how many times they vowed they would try.

Those hours spent caught up in the forbidden felt more like living than anything else ever had.


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Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on February 27th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
Oh, this is perfect. Of course it's bound to end badly, they have to know it, and it contributes to make the 'affair' even more intense. I love how it seems to go through their lives and makes everything else secondary and less... vivid.

Hm, confession time. I didn't ask straightforwardly because I'm never sure how much an author is willing to follow up on a given story, but I hoped a little bit that the prompt will gear your towards your "Icicle Palace" universe because I love that fic. So the header alone made me smile. If there's a next time, I may cross my fingers for something post "Impaired Judgement" ;)

Thanks a lot. This was bitter-sweet and lovely ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on February 28th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it, even with the darker theme!

Your prompt seemed to fit really well into the "Icicle Palace" universe, rather than the schmoopier setting for "Our Dreams Unbound." And the wrongness of it and the hopelessness of the long term does serve to make it all more intense.

Hmm, I'd have to think about 'Impaired Judgement', maybe for one of your Flood Fics. Depends on whether it wants to go anywhere. :)
Maerhys: ♙ drillsmaerhys on February 27th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Those hours spent caught up in the forbidden felt more like living than anything else ever had.

UNF. This definitely fits urgency. Lovely and hot.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on February 28th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! God, the impossibility of it all-- at least at that point in their lives.

Post-escape, where they've left the earth behind them thoroughly scorched, is a different world altogether.

Thanks for reading!
Maz (or foxxy!): Heartbreaktuesdaeschild on February 27th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Those hours spent caught up in the forbidden felt more like living than anything else ever had.

And everything else must have felt like living a lie. This has dysfunctional love written all over it, ya know?

Awesomeness in 100 perfectly used words, sweetheart!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on February 28th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
This has dysfunctional love written all over it
Yay!

Which sounds insane, but that's what we want for them in this timeframe, and it's so much better (especially in Michael's case) than no love. All he's got to lose is Lincoln and (at worst) his reputation, and for him this is definitely worth hanging onto.

This one actually didn't fit into a drabble, but it wasn't worth it to cut 26 more words. Too much that needed to be said!
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on March 3rd, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
This one actually didn't fit into a drabble

I've been caught out not counting the words! In my defence I was too busy enjoying it! :)

and for him this is definitely worth hanging onto.

Definitely!