remixabot (remixabot) wrote in remixthedrabble,
remixabot
remixabot
remixthedrabble

Wilby Wonderful: Brittle (The Two Men, Touching Remix)

Original Fic: Still Life, by isiscolo
Remix: Brittle (The Two Men, Touching Remix) [Val/Dan, Duck/Dan, 216 words, rated PG], by akamine_chan


Through the streaked glass of the front door, Val saw Dan talking to a stranger, a tall, lean man. He wore dirty coveralls over a ripped t-shirt and Val's lip curled in distaste. Probably a local, looking for work.

The stranger reached out his hand and Dan took it, shook it and the scene froze, stretching endlessly, a still life: Two Men, Touching.

Bitterness rose in the back of her throat and her spine straightened while the smile on her face grew hard and brittle. Her anger seeped into her hands and she convulsively clutched at the sandwich she'd made for Dan, squashing it a little.

She opened the door and stepped inside the store, the lingering smell of paint still strong. A faint tension radiated from the two men. She ignored it, pretended not to notice. "We were out of ham, but I made - oh, hello."

Nodding as Dan introduced his new "friend," she stepped between the stranger and her husband, establishing her territory. "What can we do for you?" she asked brightly, vacuously, putting Dan's sandwich on the counter.

After the stranger left, she gave Dan a hard look. So much for his promise to change, to be a better husband. For some reason, she wasn't terribly surprised.
Tags: -round 7-, fandom: wilby wonderful, original author: isiscolo, remix author: akamine_chan
Subscribe

  • Round 7 reaction post

    Round 7 is officially over, and author names have been added to fics and tags. We'd love your feedback on how this round went - what you liked, what…

  • Round 7 masterlist

    This is the final masterlist of all remixes written for round 7 of remixthedrabble. If you see any errors, please let us know by…

  • Guess the author

    Author reveals will be coming in a couple of days, but in the meantime, if anyone wants to guess who wrote a remix of one of their fics (or anyone…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 4 comments