April 17th, 2011

Life on Mars (Sam is incredulous)

a million dead-end streets

Title: a million dead-end streets
Fandom: Life on Mars
Rating: R
Word Count: 4,300 words.
Notes: Sam/Gene, set 1989. Title from ‘Changes’ by David Bowie. Part fourteen in the Changes Series (link takes you to the previous parts.)
Warning: Violence. Homophobic slurs. Prior character death. Allusions to sex between an adult and a teenager who is over the age of consent by today's standards, but not by 1989's.
Summary: Gene is mentally composing an excuse when Ruth's expression changes from murderous rage to dawning horror. He's not privy to her mental meanderings, but he has a horrible suspicion he can guess at what they are.

"Oh, no," she whispers. "No. It's not you, is it? You're not his secret? The lover he refuses to talk about. Tell me it's not you."

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