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Title: Even Sugar Peas Lose Their Snap
Fandom: Sports Night
Author: k. (sakeene AT yahoo.com)
Story Info: Dan/Casey, slash, R, 10,500 words

When you think about it, it's really weird how few slash stories are about being closeted. I guess because it's so depressing and unpleasant, which this story makes incredibly, gut-punchingly clear -- it's definitely the saddest fic I have ever read, which is saying something. And I don't even know Sports Night very well as a fandom -- I've seen maybe three episodes of the show, and yet. In this fic, Dan and Casey are together, and they love each other, and the sex is good, but it's not enough. Which happens all the time in real life, but almost never in fanfiction, and here the relationship takes on this horrible claustrophobic weight of secrecy that's almost unbearable to read. Fandom teaches you not to like first person, but here it *works*, so well, and honestly, I never want to read this story again lest I slit my wrists, and that is actually an incredibly high recommendation.

Jeremy stands up. He walks to the door and waits for me to say something, and I do, but I think it's not what he expects. I say, "Don't tell. Please?"

I can see him reflected in the screen. He looks very serious. He says, "Of course. I won't. I haven't said anything." He looks out the door but doesn't open it. "The way - the way I first noticed is that you and Casey, you were both really happy. And neither of you had said anything to anyone about why. But you were both - you were both happy."

Even Sugar Peas Lose Their Snap


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Aug. 29th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
Totally strange. I just reread this one yesterday. callmesandy is one of my favorite writers in any fandom, but her Sports Night stuff is all awesome. You should watch more SN. After they lose the hideous laugh track, they're golden.
Aug. 29th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Dude, really? throughadoor mentioned it over the weekend, that's how I got to it.

I always mean to watch more SN, but then I never do! I don't know.
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