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05 February 2012 @ 12:10 am
Fringe Fiction: "Unblinking" (Olivia/Lincoln, PG)  
Title: Unblinking
Fandom: Fringe
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Olivia3/Lincoln3 (Het, Drabble)
Rating: PG
Summary: For the Fringe Division, new possibilities always exist.
Author's Note: For master_chatnoir, who wanted Olivia and Lincoln in Season 4's alternate version of "our" universe.
Also for writers_choice ("forward").


What Olivia liked about Lincoln was that he'd come back.

Most people eventually denied what they'd witnessed. Lincoln was reserved—even cautious—but he was determined. Something impossible had killed his partner, and he refused to forget it. He was willing to see the truth, no matter how strange or unexpected.

When he looked at Olivia, it was the same. He saw who she was, and didn't wish for her to be anything different.

Sometimes, she felt his shy gaze, and smiled gently in return. It gave her hope.

With luck, someday she'd help him finally take those glasses off.

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Chat Noir: happy dancemaster_chatnoir on February 5th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
Awww... this is exactly what I like about this pairing! You've caught that connection between them perfectly, and the cautious sweetness, as well as Olivia's determination (she's such a great character no matter the universe). What a wonderful ficlet to wake up to this morning. Thank you!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Fringe- Astrid Walter Cowhalfshellvenus on February 6th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked it!

It's so interesting to see these two characters in this "third" universe, with their slightly different histories and personalities. They seem very well suited to one another, and I like the idea of them arriving at that destination slowly but surely.

Thanks for the great idea!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on February 27th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
He really is-- he's impossibly shyer and more nervous than alt!Lincoln, but he's far more determined than you would expect and he has real depth of soul. He makes a really nice match for Olivia3, at least, for unaltered Olivia3!
Silver M: srsjacksonfacemaldeluxx on February 28th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
This something like someone playing delicately on a piano, loved it :D <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on February 28th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Olivia3/Lincoln3 has real potential (though canon may be veering away from that), and what's interesting is how unlike the Fauxlvia and alt!Lincoln relationship it is.

They are different flavors of both characters, and they mesh in an entirely different way. I love the character shading across the different universes in this show. :)
Purpleyin/Hans: strategymissyvortexdv on March 10th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
You pack so much into so few words, nice insights here.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Fringe- Astrid Walter Cowhalfshellvenus on April 4th, 2013 05:44 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'd hoped that the S4 Olivia and Lincoln would find something together (followed by the show going back to the original universe, which I loved). Lincoln falling for S4 Alt-Olivia, who is a completely different person from Olivia, seemed unrealistic to me. There was a reason he liked Olivia, and her qualities are pretty much negated by Alt-Olivia!