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17 August 2010 @ 04:44 pm
Prison Break - Yearly Visitations  
Title: Yearly Visitations
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Prison Break
Characters: Sara, Michael, Lincoln, Michael Jr. (Michael/Sara)
Category: Gen
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~ 365
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Every year, on the morning of November 4th, they visit Michael’s grave. (Epilogue compliant – but not really.)
Author’s Note: Written for rosie_spleen’s Bleeding Cuticles Challenge (Day 14).
Feel entirely free to drop a prompt in this entry or over here ;-)


Many thanks to tuesdaeschild for the beta. And for indulging my rambling on the title ;)

Every year, on the morning of November 4th, they visit Michael’s grave.

It’s not – not only – for the sake of appearances. First and foremost, it’s a tribute to their past, to who they used to be, to what they did and went through. It’s a tribute to the few months during which Sara and Lincoln thought the grave would serve its basic purpose. It’s a tribute to the scars Michael still bears, to the nightmares that keep waking them up, and to the nights they spent taking care of him after they got him back. It’s a tribute to their fortitude and to his silence about whatever he had to do to survive and reunite with them. He’s never talked, not of Sona or of what happened to him after they broke her out of Miami-Dade.

Sara thinks it’s his way to expiate: never confess, hence never be sure he can be forgiven for the mayhem he caused.

Michael Jr. is older now. He’s had more than enough time to learn that, on this day, when his mother tells him on their way back home, “Let’s go see Daddy,” they’ll stop at the tombstone first. Uncle Linc will lay a carefully folded origami on the gray marble, and the wind will whirl away the paper crane a few minutes later. Most of the time, Daddy’s friends – odd little band – will attend too.

One year, in a fit of pre-teen crisis, he decides that the damn family tradition is absurd; he won’t go and wait at home with Dad instead. Sara doesn’t have the time to open her mouth; Linc is already explaining to him – Linc style – that this is not, and never will be, an option. Michael Sr. stays at home because one isn’t expected to pay a visit to one’s own grave, especially when one knows so well what it stands for. Michael Jr., on the other hand, moves his ass now and gets in the car.

Every year, at the end of the day on November 4th, they all meet up at Sara and Michael’s bungalow on the beach. They quietly talk all night long – always of the future – and watch the sun rise on the ocean.

-End-

--Comments are always welcome.
 
 
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Maz (or foxxy!): You gotta be kidding!tuesdaeschild on August 20th, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
Ah yes! It's not the writers we have to blame after all! It's the twits who edited it!! And that dying-breath scene of Christina's where she confessed to Michael and Sara that she lied about Lincoln had to be there too, didn't it? Well spotted, dear!

I didn't watch Alias but I do believe you're right that someone was impersonating Christina...and don't ever feel you have to stop with the nonsense because we know how important it is to justify everything, don't we? ;)

Perfect logic and rationalisation in your denial as far as I am concerned!! :)
Clair de Lune: pb - brothers4clair_de_lune on August 22nd, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
And the missing scene in which Michael and Lincoln sneak in the prison's pipes to kiss and make out a bit at the end of Riots, Drills and the Devil, too.
What?!
(I loved the brotherly hug way too much to want to see more in it. What happens after it, though? *g*)

Alias had a great character of Evil Mom, played by Lena Olin. I say this without irony. I loved Evil Mom a lot more than the main character/daughter. Sure, they eventually fought to death and sadly, Mom lost, but it was a show with bits of SF/supernatural/improbable technology and there were hints of a way to 'revive' her.

Edited at 2010-08-22 12:51 pm (UTC)
Maz (or foxxy!): A Little Joytuesdaeschild on August 27th, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)
Yes, there were rather too many tasty scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor! Including the one where Sucre lowered the sheet and turned to find Michael doing a sexy strip for him.

I loved the brotherly hug way too much to want to see more in it.

Me too!! But you're right; it could have led to more...

Sure, they eventually fought to death and sadly, Mom lost, but it was a show with bits of SF/supernatural/improbable technology and there were hints of a way to 'revive' her.

I've never watched Alias but I like this premise. They could, of course, take advice from the PB writers on how to reserect a mom!! ;)
Clair de Lune: pb - michael sucreclair_de_lune on August 27th, 2010 10:41 am (UTC)
*scoffs* you dirty Michael/Sucre aficionada!

Meh. The one thing we didn't need in S4 - all right, 'the one' is exaggerated: there was a lot of things we didn't need in S4 - was a resurrected, screwing canon Christina.
Maz (or foxxy!): You and me forevertuesdaeschild on August 31st, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
*scoffs* you dirty Michael/Sucre aficionada!

Yup! That's me! I do blame chanchito_z for it, actually. Or master_chatnoir, these days. :(

there was a lot of things we didn't need in S4 - was a resurrected, screwing canon Christina.

Too many things...but screwed-canon-Christina was the very last thing we wanted...okay, maybe Michael's death beat that by a whisker...