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05 January 2009 @ 11:22 pm
The Call (#1: Pretend)  
Genre: The Chronicles of Narnia
Title: The Call
Chapter Title: Pretend (001/100)
Authorcatalyst283 
Word count: 201
Rating: G
Warnings: angst, great sadness
Notes: I had just read some heart-wrenching Susan/Caspian fics when I thought of this. It came unexpected—and at the wrong time (I still have homework to finish…)—but it wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it, so here you go. I promise you that all 100 of these drabbles won’t be this sad. Some will, but not all. I am a hopeless romantic and a sucker for happy endings, after all.

Oh and welcome to my second set of 100 drabbles. I definitely won’t be writing one every day this time, however. And I cannot believe I talked myself into doing this again…

*Last note: this is my very first Narnia fic--ever--so sorry if characterization is a bit off.

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Pretend

It is just so much easier to forget

Those dear eyes lose their usual shine faster than when she imagined the scene in her head, and for an instant in time she wishes to take back what she said. Immediately her peacekeeping and loving nature provides the words to patch everything up, to make it all better again—the words are already almost reality in her mind.

I didn’t mean it, Lucy, when I said…That you’re stupid to believe. I didn’t mean to…Break your young and so easily filled heart. I was just…just……Just trying to protect my own frail heart.

But she is not as strong, nor as innocent and carefree, as her sister—and she cannot afford to lose any more pieces of her already badly patched-up heart. Memories that had been carefully packed away and forgotten in the back recesses of her mind are already pouring in like the summer rain with that one word of a not-quite forgotten land, memories that were better left alone in peace.

She leaves without saying anything more, turning away before she can see him in those heartbroken eyes.

…than it is to remember.
 
 
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HollywdLiz: narnia today suckshollywdliz on January 6th, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Gah! Poor Susan! D:

Do keep up the Narnia fics, though, even if they break my heart. There can never be enough good Narnia fics!
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::closeup::photoshootcatalyst283 on January 6th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
I know! I feel so extremely bad for her...I just couldn't help trying to express her complicated feelings in a little drabble.

Thanks. :) I'll definitely keep writing--hopefully fluff next time~!
Kitorin: Susankitoky on January 6th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh! Beautiful drabble piece! It's so sad and angsty, and Susan! [cries]

Great job for your first Narnia fic!
Lindsay: elizabeth::potc::redhair::photoshootcatalyst283 on January 6th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

I know--there can never be enough tears for her situation. :(

But! One can always fix canon with fanfiction. :3 I intend to write AU drabbles later--fixing canon to give her a happy ending, of course!
Kitorin: Great hairkitoky on January 7th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
[squee] YAY HAPPY ENDINGS!! We have to stand up for our Susan!
Lindsay: susan::conpc::srslycatalyst283 on January 8th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
YES! :D
Lindsay: ben::rl::smilecatalyst283 on January 8th, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
And lol, that was not the icon I was going for. XD
arthoniel: Random- Flowerarthoniel on January 6th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, yay, you're back!! :D

And damn... I really want to give Susan a hug here. She needs one. Seriously.
Lindsay: ben::rl::flagcatalyst283 on January 7th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Yep! :D I put the disclaimer that I won't be doing this for 100 days straight this time--just because of a lack of time--but in all actuality I kind of want to write every day. xD We'll see what happens...

She does. :(

She needs one in my next drabble, too. ^^;; The third drabble WILL be happy--it must be!
queenluz: Caspian: Totally Singlequeenluz on January 7th, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
I liked how that was written. Almost sounds like a poem.
Lindsay: ben::rl::thoughtscatalyst283 on January 7th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D I pride myself on my smoothness in my writing--I'm such a perfectionist that a 200-300 word drabble takes at least an hour to write. xD
Kitorin: Susankitoky on January 7th, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
I just wanted to say that your icon is made of more win than you will ever know.
<3

Rose (wants to be sent the hunger games script..): {P.C.} Lets make out anyway!!rosegilmore on January 23rd, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Aww, great job!! Very beautiful!
Lindsaycatalyst283 on July 12th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)