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FIC!! Penumbra

You know what I said earlier about not wanting to write? Well, I lied.

This has come as quite a shock to me for several reasons:
1. I actually wrote something.
2. In one night!
3. It's Angel! (whom I have no interest in whatsoever)
4. It's a challenge response to miggy's DS9 title challenge (I gave up DS9 in season two).

So he goes, feel free to rip it to bits, I'd like honest opinions. I can take it!

Penumbra – Bogwitch
AtS, Season five. Not too spoilery, just a bit I suppose. Nothing to get offended about - except the lack of Spike. Unbetaed and probably crap.

There’s a figure at the tinted window of the modern office block. Look closer and it’s a man like any other, turning his back on the mundane chores of his work. He has a human face, but there’s a whole world out there that he cannot enter, and no portal or mystical gateway will ever grant him access to the world of the day. To the world of the sun, to the world of life that tilts itself to the star above, to the world of the living.

He could pretend that he’s a man, with a job, and apartment and a life, but he’ll always understand that he’ll only ever be an imitator. He has another destiny to play out, a mission to fulfil and a reward to earn. He will never toil amongst the people below in the 9 to 5 to death.

He must wait in the shade for nightfall, afraid to stand in the sun, even behind the treated glass, because he knows if he lingers for too long he will miss it too much when all this is over. Like that day spent in the summer sunshine with a ring he could not keep. So as he presses his hand to the glass, the rays gently warming his dead hand, he doesn’t want this taste of life to end, despite the knowledge that it’s all an illusion, a reminder of what he is not, because despite everything he’s seen, done and fought for; despite the soul, Angel still stands in shadow.

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Meh. You should watch more DS9. I like Season Two, a lot, but it got better and better as time went on. And I say this, fully admitting I'm a member of the 'DS9 is the best television show that was every made: all of you missed it, go catch up now and we'll welcome you to the fold.'

That said. Hee. Very good Angel stuff, and I'm not fond of him, but... yeah. I can sympathize with this. And the last line is killer.


I really liked Next Gen, got diasppointed in DS9, then have taken more of an interest in Voyager.

First of all, where's Spike?! How can there be no Spike?

Just kidding. :)

I like this. You capture the melancholy brooding mood around Angel so clearly.

where's Spike?! How can there be no Spike?

My sentiments exactly!


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