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Chaos ficlet: Quintessence of Dust 1/1

July 21st, 2011 (05:08 pm)
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Title:  The Quintessence of Dust

Disclaimer:  Not mine.

A/N:  This is a really random response to the prompt Michael Dorset; what a piece of work is man from eviinsanemonkey .  It’s very unbeta’ed and I’m not sure if it even goes with the quote.  But yeah.

Summary:  Either way, Fay’s caught between love and pain, and she can take no pleasure in the way things are and the way she knows things has to be.

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When Fay marries Michael, she sees him as a hero.  Willing to do what no one else will.  Willing to risk everything in the name of a greater good.  Michael represents goodness and justice; he fights for those who know one else dares to defend.  He’s selfless and noble, tried and true.

It’s almost like a superhero, she thinks.  He can do anything, and he will do anything.  He'll put himself on the line and still come home, victorious and triumphant.  And Fay likes the notion of playing Lois Lane to his Superman, being the part of him that makes him human.

When Fay divorces Michael, she sees him as he is.  Michael will do the wrong thing for the right reasons, and he’ll play the hero but never let himself be one.  He’ll save strangers around the world, give up his life for his team, but won’t put her first for even one day, one hour, one minute.  He's strong enough to be the spy, but not strong enough to be the husband she needs.

It’s always been his humanity, she realizes.  Because man is a piece of work--capable of greatness and brilliance--but man is also mortal.  When he dies, so dies his greatness, so perishes his brilliance.  Fay is willing to go through a lifetime for such an ending, but she doesn’t want to play the grieving widow, crying over a grave too soon laid.

Either way, Fay’s caught between love and pain, and she can take no pleasure in the way things are and the way she knows things have to be.

Comments

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: July 21st, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Chaos: Fay

aw, I like this. It's an interesting look at Fay and her feelings about Michael.

(you're up!)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 21st, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
billy considers

I'm projecting my melancholy onto characters :) I'm sorry for its random shortness!

(Some kind of Billy angst with the lyrics from Mumford and Sons' "The Cave." If it involves peril and/or team comfort, I certainly wouldn't object but you can do with it what you will.)

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC)
Chaos: Casey/Billy

here you go

Posted by: blackdog_lz (blackdog_lz)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
Coffee

That's a nice little fic to show how love can be fleeting.
Very well done :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
chaos group

Yeah, love can definitely change how we view someone and as love changes or fades, so does our views on others.

Thanks :)

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