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No Man's Land (Jack/Sawyer) R

Title: No Man's Land
Pairing: Jack/Sawyer
Spoilers: Set mid season 4
Rating: R
Note: Fic! Finally! And it's S4 J/S. I just had to find a way to get them together at last. Thank you to zelda_zee for the beta. And look, it fits the fanfic100 prompt "Middles."




You've been counting the days since you last saw him.Collapse )

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invisiblelove
Mar. 20th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
NEW JAWYER FIC \o/

Thank you, that was beautiful. And it so definitely happened ;) Canon people, CANON.

Wonderful work, I loved this!!
halfdutch
Mar. 21st, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Yay! Glad you liked this. Thank you so much! In my mind, it definitely happened! ;)
siluria
Mar. 20th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oh yum, so very them. I love Jack almost giving in... almost, but not quite. Thank you for this, I was getting withdrawal symptoms!!!!!!!!!! ;)
halfdutch
Mar. 21st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yes, the withdrawal is severe, isn't it! And now we're on hiatus! I do hope we get at least one juicy J/S scene when the show returns!
siluria
Mar. 21st, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
The withdrawal is painful!! Sometimes I think TPTB are doing it on purpose, which means if they aren't giving us the J/S I'm just going to have to go old school and drift off back to the hatch days... a shower and Dharma soap anyone???? ;)
halfdutch
Mar. 22nd, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
We'll always have the hatch! And the shower and the bunk beds! :)
fosfomifira
Mar. 21st, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Oh, this is so sad.

I think my favourite thing about this fic is how aware Jack is of how Sawyer sees himself, how sure he is that they don't have a future or even a chance to mantain what they have on the island on the real world. It's a strange, sad thing to love about a story, I guess. I get the feeling that they never truly tried to convince each other, that as strong as their feelings for each other are, they've already given up: they really don't belive they can have a future together, just a series of stolen moments in the jungle.

You're not going to say it. It's all been said already. He wants to stay here, play house, pretend. One way or another, Sawyer is set on dying on this goddamn island. He tries to make you feel like some kind of coward for wanting to leave. You've called him as much for staying. You can still see the hurt in Sawyer's eyes at the word.

This entire section kills me. I think it's canon that Sawyer wants to die on the island. I think that it's sad that both Jack here and Kate in canon would call Sawyer's attempts at intimacy 'playing house', like they don't believe it can go anywhere beyond a game. They calling each other coward, ouch.


Loved it.
halfdutch
Mar. 21st, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥ I had something more lighthearted in mind but this is the story that wanted to be written. Because I think *someone* should be upset that Sawyer is staying behind!

I love the idea of them happily ever after in the real world but even before we knew their separate fates (which we still don't, really, except that it's to be apart), it seemed like a long shot. The odds are just so against either of them being happy with anyone, ever, or just with themselves. And the show just keeps piling on the tragedies and hurts!

There will be happy AU J/S fic at some point again, I promise!

haldoor
Mar. 21st, 2008 10:45 am (UTC)
That is beautiful. Oh, it sums it up so well and makes it all plausible! Thanks for sharing! ;-)
halfdutch
Mar. 21st, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! :) My pleasure, hon! I was so happy to be able to write the again!
gemjam
Mar. 22nd, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
Oh, this is just beautiful, I don't even know what to say. It's just so perfectly them. It's note perfect, both in terms of their personalities and in terms of storytelling and it just sucks you in and kind of devours you. I'm normally not a fan of second person narration at all, but you really made this work somehow and it was very involving, the way that they don't speak, the way they just look and touch and kiss, the way Jack so desperately wants to say the words that have a chance to make Sawyer stay with him, but knowing that it's useless. Yeah, I am entirely in love with this. ♥
halfdutch
Mar. 22nd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! I'm glad the second person worked for you. I've only done it once before but it felt like time again. And I'm going to have to write fic with a happy ending for them soon -- I just didn't see how to do it in current canon! Thanks for leaving such heartfelt fb! I hate the idea of them being split up! ♥
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