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24 April 2009 @ 04:14 pm
Prison Break - The Best Enemy  
Title: The Best Enemy
Author: clair_de_lune
Character: Lincoln
Category: Gen
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 125
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Prompt by badboy_fangirl: Lincoln/Sara, devastated
Author’s Note: Posted in response to this fic meme. It doesn’t really tackle the prompt though, so fic #2 is on its way.

He knows about devastation. It’s his best enemy, the most constant one.

Devastation was what he experienced when his mother died and left him with an excessively smart, excessively messed up baby brother. When Veronica left. When all he got was to be a part-time father. When he was convicted for the one crime he hadn’t committed.

Devastation has always been an integral part of his life. He shouldn’t have forgotten that, he shouldn’t have allowed hints of hope to divert his attention, because eventually, devastation never misses to find him again.

Devastation hits back with a vengeance when he walks away from the fence in Sona after lying to Michael about Sara. A few stumbling steps, a few unwelcome memories, and he slides down the wall and lets the familiar, hideous sensation wrap around him.

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April 23, 2009
Current Mood: productiveproductive
tokenblkgirl: Prison Break: Lincoln Sleepstokenblkgirl on April 24th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
This was lovely. And such a brilliant way to capture that moment. Well done!

*hugs Linc*
Clair de Lune: pb - lincoln2clair_de_lune on April 24th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot :)
Tori: pb | bleak | always on the runtorigates on April 25th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on April 25th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
Thank you :D
Maz (or foxxy!): Don't Fu...tuesdaeschild on April 26th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
I think I'd kind of forgotten how devastating it was for Lincoln to tell Michael the news about Sara because I was so wrapped up in the younger man's grief.

So thank you for reminding me in such a starkly sad way, sweetheart. This really hit home hard so well done you!! :)
Clair de Lune: pb - lincoln2clair_de_lune on April 26th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
He was in a terrible situation, back then, wasn't he. LJ kidnapped, Sara dead (okay, not really, but whatever), having to lie to Michael... all that a few days after things had seemed to get better. Go figure why, badboy_fangirl's prompt immediately made me think of that episode ^__^

Thank you for the feedback, Foxy *hugs*
Maz (or foxxy!): Hugging Brothers Season 3tuesdaeschild on April 28th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Always a pleasure, dear. :)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Lincbrknhrtbadboy_fangirl on April 26th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
Aw, I like this one too, even though it's not Linc/Sara how I meant it. I love Dom's performance through all that portion of S3, but his true devastation, for me, anyway, is when he finally tells Michael the truth. It's so strong and poignant there.

But nice inclusion of all the crappy things that happened to him. Poor Linc. *pets him*
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on April 26th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I knew I was 'cheating' on the prompt (which is one of the reasons I wrote the other ficlet), but once I had the idea in mind, I couldn't shake it off.

This is weird, you know, because I perfectly remember Lincoln walking away the first time and slumping down, but I have rather fuzzy memories of when he tells Michael about Sara.

Poor Linc. *pets him*
I was about to tell Foxy in the comment above that he deserves a hug, but I thought I would leave it to you ;-)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Feral Gretchenbadboy_fangirl on April 27th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
When Linc tells Michael the truth there is the look on Dom's face--a combo of agony and relief that is so beautiful. Gah. I know so many people hate S3, but I'll always love it because of that stuff.

Oh, and Gretchen of course. :D
beep... beep... beep - foophile on April 27th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Clair de Lune: pb - lincoln2clair_de_lune on April 28th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much *hugs*
cenna11cenna11 on August 18th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Great intense, character piece! I'm waaaay new to the prison break fandom, but I love this ficlet!
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on August 18th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks a lot for commenting. I'm glad you liked this.

And welcome, then! I hope you have fun :)