|fansee (fansee) wrote in qaf_drabbles,|
@ 2013-01-01 21:13:00
|Entry tags:||gusmas 2012|
Dec. 9: The hand you were dealt
I've never written a death!fic, mostly because of the pain it would cause me. I decided, however, that I could handle death!fic in a drabble; hence, The Hand You Were Dealt. As it turned out, my muse wouldn't go as far as all-out, no-holds-barred death!fic, but death is definitely implied, so I've put it behind a cut. It's your decision.
Title: The Hand You Were Dealt
Theme: The hand you were dealt
“I wanted to die young and make a beautiful corpse.” Brian coughed ineffectually, his body’s only response a gurgle in his chest. “Instead I’m sixty-nine years old and lying here like Mimi in that fucking opera we saw years ago, remember? I thought I’d have a heart attack fucking some hot young guy, and….bingo!”
Justin was dry-eyed. Brian’s congestive heart failure had gotten worse over several years, and he had done his mourning. “You gotta play the hand you were dealt, Brian. I wouldn’t trade a moment I’ve had with you even if it’s inconvenient for you.”
“Asshole,” Brian said.