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Medium: Original Fiction
Subject: Chip/Steve, Chip/Icarus - When the apocalypse hit, Chip took to the road with Steve. Months later, grieving and alone, Chip found a fallen angel. Now in the relative safety of a refugee camp, they try to pull each other through the end of the world. (NaNoWriMo Novel: Time We Saw a Miracle)
Notes: 15 tracks (1 hour) in mp3 format with cover art.
Crossposted: [ profile] fanmix here

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Broken Bones - Aqualung

This is a story 'bout the three of us
Down by the water and the tide is rising
This world is burning and I'm terrified

In the mirror’s reflection Chip could see Steve standing behind him. He looked like he was far away, halfway across the living room, but someone’s arms were still wrapped tightly around him.

All I Need - Mat Kearney

If everything we've got is slipping away
I meant what I said when I said until my dying day
I'm holding on to you, holding on to me

He remembered the things they'd shared – mittens, sweaters, breakfasts, kisses.

I Fought in a War - Belle & Sebastian

I fought in a war, and I didn't know where it would end
It stretched before me infinitely, I couldn't really think

"It's the apocalypse. I hope you've figured that out by now," he said, sounding tired.

To Lose Someone - Taken By Trees

I lost you in the crowd
In an unfamiliar town

For first few days after his death, Chip caught himself looking over his shoulder or out of the corner of his eye for him, unable to process the notion of a Steve-shaped hole beside him.

Clipped - Rasputina

I cast aside
My downy pride
All heaven's things
They clipped my wings

"I have nothing left of Heaven." He glanced down at his hands gripping the blanket. They too had small fading scars. "Nothing at all."

I Feel Strange - The Dead Weather

I feel strange, can you help me
I'm a little lost today

The feel of Icarus' hand on his shoulder grounded Chip a little. He closed his eyes again and focused on the feel of it and on the angel’s voice.

Fix You Up - Tegen & Sara

You bring it up and bring it in
And we'll get you fixed up in no time
Cause this love is all I have to give

"I will be fine," said Icarus, and Chip almost believed him.

Made of Steel - Our Lady Peace

I’m by your side
I won't back down
You wanted a hero tonight
Well I’m not made of steel

Don't trade places, he wanted to say. I've got your back.

The Bones of You - Elbow

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

In another bed in another state and another time, Chip and Steve lay awake underneath the covers.

The Apology Song - The Decemberists

I'm really sorry Steven
You died. You died, that’s what you did, you fucking died on me.

Maybe Sprout Wings - The Mountain Goats

The last bits of my dream
Like figures in the distance, hard to hold
I thought of old friends, the ones who'd gone missing

Images from his dream crashed over him in waves – his home, the stained window, Steve’s reflection – and he clung to the feel of arms around his waist.

Drowning In Those Eyes - Ane Brun

I am drowning in those eyes
I can't breathe, oh, you are
I can't breathe with you on top of me

He had felt like this before, felt this same pull leading him inexorably down, falling so fast and so hard it was like going over a waterfall and everything below was loud and vibrant and deep.

Between Two Lungs - Florence and the Machine

Between two lungs it was released
The breath that passed from you to me
It flew between us as we slept
Sipped from your mouth into mine it crpt

They were both lying on their sides facing each other, each with their head on one corner of the lumpy pillow. Their noses were still almost touching, each one warming the other's face with every exhaled breath.

Crossfire - Brandon Flowers

And we're caught within the crossfire
Of heaven and hell
And we're searching for shelter
Lay your body down

They were both grieving the loss of something irreplaceable and it was a small mercy that they had each other to cling to.

When the Body Speaks - Depeche Mode (live)

Oh, I need your tenderness
Oh, I need your touch
Oh, I dream of one caress
Oh, I pray too much

"It describes a look shared between two people, where each wishes the other would begin something they both desire, but," he continued, sitting up so he was closer to Chip, "which neither of them wants to start."


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January 2011


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