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4400 fic: Deadend 1/1 K+ (Lockdown AU)

Title: Deadend
Author: Purpleyin

Rating: K+
Spoilers: Up to S2 “The Fifth Page”
Summary: Tragic AU for “Lockdown”. Diana/Marco angst.

A/N: Betaread by Fanwoman.

Diana had killed Tom.

He'd been too late. Late by not much more than 30 seconds, but it made all the difference. Marco wonders how much time he’d wasted trying weasel some kind of appreciation out of Diana, how many seconds he’d spent needlessly ranting about how she took him for granted.

She does rely on him. A lot of people do. Tom had.

He's always been there for her when she's needed help, doing his job with pleasure, especially when it's for or with her. And yet, when it’d truly mattered, he'd being thinking only of himself.

They'll tell him it wasn't his fault, remind him he was under the influence of the 4400, like everyone else – like Tom. But he knows himself, and he thinks he could have tried harder somewhere, sometime during it all. The bottom line for him is he failed. He failed to do his job, and he failed her.

She won't see it that way; she won't think it's anyone's fault but hers. That or she'll rationalize it was necessary, which it was, but that doesn't stop the pain. If he could take all the blame just to make her feel better, he would, but she won't speak to him. Maia is sick; Diana is off duty due to the shooting, and he's in the middle of another crisis along with the rest of NTAC. He wants there to be time to make things right, but he suspects that's a futile wish. This time, he can't help fix the problem; he can only hope to help fix her.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
oi vey
tis a pity, truly: the exception that proves the rule, only ends up hurting his true love. gah!

But I love this story. thank you.
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: oi vey
It was inspired by your story 1+2=3. :) I really wanted to do Marco's side to it, poor woobie that he in this very sad AU.
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Re: oi vey
Inspired by...oh my. *bows to you* Many thanks!

Yeah, sorry that it was so sad. And you did Marco's side so very well. (before I got your reply to my fb of 'Deadend', my first thought was "won't Marco have to go to the psychologist?")

um..."woobie"? *confused*

have nice days.
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Re: oi vey
woobie is a fandom term, though derived froma real world one, sort of applicable to poor cute whumped guys. ;)


And you know I enjoy tragic stories (and I'd love to read Marco going to the psychologist but can't write that myself)
Mar. 29th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: oi vey
*curious* is there a female version of the word "woobie"?

I'll give the psychologist a try...but I can't make any promises.
Mar. 29th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: oi vey
I don't know...

And thanks for trying, good luck with it. :)
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