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Fic: Walking through golden ages

Title: Walking through golden ages
Rating:  PG-13
Pairings: Peter/Claire
Word Count: 343.
A/N: Written for the "Speed" challenge at pairechallenge
Summary: Peter is tired of passing through lives and not living them. 



The first years are the ones Peter remembers the most, maybe because they were the ones that counted the most. It was in those moments that he loved enough to remember: The laughter of his nephews, the tender look in his brother’s eye, the breeze in Claire’s curls. He can see them perfectly in his mind, the people and the places that made him happy, the memories inked deep in his immortal soul is the only baggage that stays.  

 

Centuries crossed his face without a blink of his eye, more people, less places, the rise and falls of nations and powers, one Armageddon and then another, nothing slows down. He watches mostly, the wars between the normal people and the evolved ones like him, almost everyone disappears, and then starts again.

 

It all becomes a blur after a couple of millenniums, there’s always pain somewhere and he’s too tired or bored to care. Nothing seems to stay, he can’t distinguish faces or moments, he can’t find silence anywhere.

 

He walks alone never concerned about the destination, he just used to never stopping, not staying enough to pay attention, until now. Peter have seen that same corner in 37 different forms, rebuilt in different styles and materials, what takes his breath away is the petite girl staring back at him.

 

Time slows down, he can count every single step from where he’s standing to where Claire is because he knows that every one of them matters.  

 

They meet in the middle, he cradles her body as close as he can, fearing she’ll dissolve into thin air; they let out the sigh they have been holding for too long.

 

A hint of a smile appears in her teary eyed face when she combs his bangs out of his face, the familiar touch sends shivers to his spine. Their lips collide and there’s nobody in the world but them buried in an embrace.

 

Finally Peter does what’s meant to do, he takes her hand and leads the way.

 

And that’s how it begins, the golden ages.

 

 

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( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
jetsabul
Aug. 14th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
this made my night! Love it!
michelsita
Aug. 14th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
Really Ari? *bats eyelashes*

Thank you, thank you!

Did you notice any errors?
jetsabul
Aug. 14th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yes it did :D
Nope, didn't notice any :D
fallenmagic
Aug. 14th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
I loved this! I was toying with this kind of idea for the theme but you did it so much better than my ideas lol

The last sentence is just brilliant :D
michelsita
Aug. 14th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I wasn't sure it was a good idea for the prompt, but usually my drabbles have life of their owns *lol*

I haven't read the other drabbles for the challenge, I'll do that before I vote.

It's my favourite line too, actually yesterday all I had was the 1st paragraph and that last line. I knew how to start and how to end.
joanna_484
Aug. 16th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Aw, this is bittersweet in its loveliness! I like the idea of Peter just standing by, not participating in everything that occurs around him for centuries, his only thoughts on Claire and spending eternity with her...
michelsita
Aug. 17th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
Jo!
Isn't Peter better when he's all tortured with his hero complex? *sigh*
At least he got his reward in the end.
Thanks for reading *hug*
summer_cities
Aug. 17th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
omg, i love it. time moves in slow mo as they find each other again. i did a piece like this sort of from claires pov, but they don't connect at the end. this is great.
michelsita
Aug. 17th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Times moves extremely fast or slow when you're not living it properly.
Inmortality it's an amazing subject to write when it comes to this couple.
Thanks again ;)
wuhdemah
Aug. 18th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
I told you I loved it, and you said if I felt inclined to comment - so here I am. :D

I just loved the idea of this; the fact that time moves so fast for Peter that he doesn't even notice many things, and yet when he sees Claire every moment is so precious it's all he can do to slow down and memorize it.

So yes, I loved it. <3 Great, great little ficlet.
michelsita
Aug. 18th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate a lot you read it and also took time to comment ;)

People say time flies when you're having fun but I'm sure there're moments in slow motion, the ones so important you can describe all the details. Seeing the love of your life after centuries must be one of them.
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