October 20th, 2008

goddamned watchmen by sandoz-iscariot

Exiles: Nostalgia

Exiles: Nostalgia
By i_am_your_spy
Rating: R (m/m sex, violence)
Pairing: Rorschach/Nite Owl
Disclaimer: Alan Moore owns these characters, I just give them better sex lives.
Summary: In which Rorschach and Dan go on the road in search of Walter's long-lost father. Sequel to Ordinary World and set in the same marginally happier AU.

“I think of Dean Moriarty, I even think of Old Dean Moriarty the father we never found, I think of Dean Moriarty.” — Jack Kerouac, On the Road

This story, like so many others, ends in a vast, windswept cemetery. Most every story ends like that, though, if you let it go on long enough. If you let it go on even farther, it ends in the heat death of the universe, but that particular ending is too far off to contemplate, unless an accident of science has turned you into a near-omnipotent god. And then, you think about it constantly and wonder if you’ll be alive to see it.

But though this story ends in an overgrown garden of the dead, in the rain, no less, that ending happens some time from now. There’s still time for happiness first.


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