, you guys. THIS FIC. When Moving Through Kashmir
, by lacidiana
, Life on Mars
, Gen, Dark, 4304 words. Warning:
Sam's world collapses around them.
It will leave you breathless, turn your heart inside-out. It will gut you
. But it will have been well worth it. Excerpt:
It dawns on Gene as he stares out the windshield, wipers moving back and forth against the ash. There should be bodies -- no, there should be living -- proper living, like children on streets and beggars on sidewalks, or bent military bastards running about like little Hitlers. There should be martial law and painted symbols; fights and theft and ration lines; despair and hope in unequal measures. There should be people
.It is just: this. The portrayal of these characters is perfection, and the idea extraordinarily plausible, and there's an eerie lyricism that works too well. It is beautiful.