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27 March 2011 @ 12:26 am
Prison Break Slash Fiction: "Celestial Certainties" (Michael/Lincoln, PG)  
Title: Celestial Certainties
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Michael/Lincoln (Light, One-Sided Slash)
Rating: PG
Summary (Pre-series): Maybe it wasn't the wandering but the act of returning that kept drawing Michael back.
Author's Notes: An Australian Flood Auction story for clair_de_lune.
Also for fanfic100, this is "Star."

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"Come inside," Lincoln would say, on those cold winter nights when Michael was out on the rooftop searching through the clear, cloudless sky.

Michael always left off stargazing, then. His head would still be spinning with constellations, but he was happy to let Lincoln gather him in and help him warm up as they headed back downstairs to the apartment.

Michael couldn't have said what he dreamed about up there, only that everything seemed possible in those moments when he stepped away from the earthbound truth.

Maybe it wasn't the wandering but the act of returning that kept drawing him back. Tied to Lincoln by some invisible tether of need, Michael experienced both the nervous thrill of pulling away and the giddy reassurance of Lincoln's love each time Lincoln came looking for him again.

What Michael felt was nameless— primal— and it went far beyond the feelings any of his friends seemed to have for their families.

He and Lincoln had been through so much together, but none of it had been as hard as when the two of them were forced apart.

Someday, Michael might hope for big things and fairytale endings. For now, he was just happy to find himself right back in Lincoln's orbit.


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Siannesi_star_x on March 27th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
This was completely adorable. I love the fact he's happy just being with him, 'cause it's so true; in unrequited love it's better to be around the person than not. I haven't read PB fanfic for ages, but this was perfect.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2011 05:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! What a surprise to find someone else who likes Prison Break-- that was my first fandom (SPN right on its heels).

I think it's true that when your passion for someone is one-sided, their very presence is what seems to sustain you. And those moments when they seem to want you can be as heady and addictive as a drug.

Thanks for reading! :)
Siannesi_star_x on March 28th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
I have dipped into so many pairings and fandoms, I'm even willing to read characters that are alien to me. Sometimes stories are the catalyst for me pursing a television show in the first place. I have never been actively involved as I am with SPN, but trawling the Internet for fic does have some very interesting results.

For people in this situation even brushing past one another, hearing them laugh, seeing them smile... It can be enough. Deep down more is wanted, needed, but for now... Enough.
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on March 27th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
This was warm and comforting for me as well as Michael. Lincoln really was the star the satellite named Michael orbited around and the gravitational pull on him was immense.

Just...lovely! :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
It brings back memories, doesn't it? All those feelings from the first seasons, and Michael's wonderfully excessive devotiong...

This setting has such a feeling of innocence, though, despite the slashy overtones. Michael doesn't really know what he's feeling, but he's happy, and he has no idea that this life with Lincoln will so drastically change in the years to come. Ah, the beauty of naive hope!
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on March 31st, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
It brings back wonderful memories. PB, in that first season, captured my imagination like no other series had before or has since. They were heady days!

Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on March 27th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, limitless sky and limitless affection/love/tenderness ♥
This feels so tender and warm, and yet there is such an undercurrent of passion in it.

He and Lincoln had been through so much together, but none of it had been as hard as when the two of them were forced apart.
This. Can't live with him, can't live without him ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on March 28th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
I wanted to capture that feeling of happiness and acceptance, and the idea that when you feel safe and loved is when you are often most free to branch out into really being yourself.

I don't think all of that made it into the story, but I think the dreaminess contrasted with the grounding effect of Lincoln did, and the sense of security that brought to Michael. And, of course, the hint of love crossing into obsession that defines so much of what Michael does.

I hope you liked this one, and found it worthy of your expectations! Still 400 words left, so more to come down the road. :)
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on March 30th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
I think the dreaminess contrasted with the grounding effect of Lincoln did, and the sense of security that brought to Michael. And, of course, the hint of love crossing into obsession that defines so much of what Michael does.
Indeed. I can imagine Lincoln's voice slicing through Michael's "daydreaming". And I love how Michael realizes that his feelings are unusal but doesn't really know in what way.

I hope you liked this one, and found it worthy of your expectations!
I liked it a lot, and most definitely found it worthy of my expectations :)
Maerhysmaerhys on March 29th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
Love this so much; I miss old school Prison Break so much.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on March 30th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I miss it, too. I miss everything about S1, and why I loved the characters so much. And I'm really grateful that I never watched S4 or the follow-up movie.

I was thinking just the other day about the allusions to S1 that came up in both Burn Notice (last season) and Arrested Development. Good times!
Jas Masson: cluejasmasson on March 31st, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
So beautiful. *misses them badly*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on March 31st, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm thrilled that you took the time to read this one. ♥

I miss them too, AND S1 especially. The intensity, the devotion, the minor characters, the sense of urgency... *sigh* I used to hang on the hope of Monday every week, waiting for this show. :)