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Yep. This has to be the only one of your fics I HAVEN'T liked. Oh, well. Had to give it a try. I guess part of the problem is how completely unfamiliar I am with your crossover character; so I can't get into it. I felt a little lost, too, as to how Logan planned to kill himself & make it stick. I felt like there was considerable subtext I'm missing, clues I was supposed to understand but did not.
Oh, well. I'm your biggest fan, tho, for the House/Logan series & your giant Xmen saga.
Author's Response: I had to go back and read it for content to make sure, since itís been three years since I wrote it, but I think I can answer some of your concerns. Marie is dead and in a grave. Logan has left the grave long enough to get alcohol and come back, but he is essentially staying there. He is guarding her, protecting her, until he can realize she is safer now than ever before and he is going to have to let go and accept that cold hard fact. rnrnOne: I donít believe Logan is out to kill himself here. He is miserable, yes, as he cannot join her, but he is too grounded in the real world (sleeping, peeing, protecting idiots from themselves) and he knows it. Even he thinks he doesnít need saving.rnrnTwo: Eric is an unknown to Logan. He sees someone dressed weirdly, talking weirdly, and then takes a trip into the manís head and sees things that stun even him. Hereís a man who was dead, actually dead and buried, and came back to life. What I didnít explain (and that probably confused you) is that this man is still dead, per the Crow story, and will return to his love when he goes back into his grave. Now, Logan canít stay dead. Even if he were to kill himself, it wouldnít last long enough for him to see Marie. This guy can. That thought throws Logan off balance just enough to ask for help Ė a sure way to tell Marie he loves her when heís not sure he ever said it enough to make it known. rnrnThis leads to Three: Logan will recover and move on, and he knows that, too, which only adds to his guilt and loneliness, hence the alcohol (which even he knows wonít last) to ease the situation.rnrn Itís simply a drabble Ė a short Ďwhat if?í situation meant to answer a writing challenge, but I appreciate you letting me know how it made you feel. Very valid points you raised, rest assured. The person it was written for was very familiar with the Crow, so it was probably not as detailed as it should have been. My apologies for the confusion.rn
Not at all familiar with The Crow, just a few insinuations and assumptions from late night TV movie teasers, but this totally falls right into what I thought I knew about it/him. Silverthorne also beautifully nailed it...well crafted, tightly written, not overly wordy, just laid right out there, the lonely soul(s) and their wish for something that may not come. Gorgeous!
There are so many profound truths in this it should qualify as...well, scripture. Or at the very least something more than a drabble of fan fiction. The pain is quite palpable...and still I am so glad I read it. Awesome. --Wendie
What a tightly written, well crafted, vignette by one of the all-time great writers on the old - as well as this version of the WRFA. I'm so glad these treasures keep popping up.
Author's Response: You are making me blush. LOL Remember, low on the totem pole is a Good place. Under the radar is even better. This vignette was hidden - no, buried, actually - in 'drabble' posts. I'd forgotten all about it. I keep thinking I've found them all. Probably true now. Thank you. Your words are very kind.
Oh my goodness. So sad, but I absolutely loved it. I love Eric (and I can only see Brandon Lee in my head). Such a lovely, lovely story.
Thanks for sharing. :)
Author's Response: You are more than welcome. And I only see Brandon, too.