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Two drabbles

Drabbles written by request for cmonkatiekatie and bachlava, respectively, as they both stumped me in this "name that fic" meme.

Sawyer/Kate. Prompt: A fairy tale like White Wings. This is inspired by one of my favorite fairy tales, which is a variation of Cupid & Psyche (aka Beauty and the Beast.)

She stretches out her hand but Sawyer is just beyond reach. "I'm sorry," she cries, but it is too late. His gaze is sorrowful he steps backward into shadow, a glint of the wild beast, the creature from whose wicked shape she tried to free him, in his blue eyes.

There is a tremendous crash, as of thunder, and she falls into a swoon.

She wakes in the middle of an empty field, her clothes ragged, her eyes red from weeping. Gone is the house, the island, Sawyer, everything.

"I will find him," she vows, although she does not know how.

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Kate/Alex, an update on Circumstance, knowing what we now know about Alex.


Kate fascinates her. She is strong -- they've all had to be, to survive here -- but she is both more beautiful and more fragile than any woman Alex has ever known.

Even though the video image is grainy, Kate's shoulders are clearly shaking as Alex watches. She's crying. It might be the kind of trick her father has warned her about, an obvious ploy for sympathy.

Kate turns, her tear-stained face now visible to the camera. No, Alex decides. She cannot know anyone is watching because she would not cry if she did.

Already she knows Kate better than her father does.

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cmonkatiekatie
Apr. 14th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh. My. God. How is that so perfect? How.

Gone is the house, the island, Sawyer, everything.

I love your simple phrasing here, so gorgeous.
halfdutch
Apr. 14th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you, hon! So happy it hit the mark! :) That's one of my very favorite fairy tales I was drawing on. (And wouldn't it be nice if Kate were vowing to go to the ends of the earth to save Sawyer?)

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