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Fic - The Life of a Man - Yassen Gregorovich / Alex Rider - dorsetgirl
March 17th, 2011
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Fic - The Life of a Man - Yassen Gregorovich / Alex Rider
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Definitely an experiment, this one! Based on characters in the Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz, and totally inspired by suzie_shooter whose fantastic fics introduced me to this pairing. (Please note that this fic is not to be compared to hers, which are much better!) 100 words. White Cortina / No Warnings Required.



The Life of a Man

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Looking back, it was just a list.

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A contact. A note. A name.

A date. A place. No reason.

Yorkshire, Connecticut, Novograd. Alex was there on that one. They’d exchanged a smile.

A gun. A kill. A getaway.

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A fee. A rest.

Waiting. Planning.

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Waiting.

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Another note. Another kill. A glimpse of Alex.

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A fee. A safe house. Planning.

Waiting.

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A date. A place. A kill. This time Alex was close enough to touch. He hadn’t.

A new apartment. Waiting.

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Another name. Another kill. They’d been on the same plane home. A second glance.

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A sofa. Two coffee cups.

Home.

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From:suzie_shooter
Date:March 17th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
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I really like this! It says so much in so little space, the fragmented nature of their lives, the restraint, the constantly being thrown together. Awesome! ♥
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:March 17th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
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I'd love to say it was because the style had to fit the content, but I'm not that clever!.

I just had this idea of Yassen looking back over his life before Alex, and I wanted to show how all those years would just look like a list of jobs. But I didn't want to take the time actually fleshing it out cuz that would be Plot *iz lazy*. I admit that I do sometimes like leaving quite a lot for the reader to fill in as they will!

Thank you so much for commenting - I'm really pleased that you liked it!
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