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Postby Niko on Thu Nov 21, 2002 9:22 am

Never let it be said that I'm not a woman of my word. I said I'd try my hand at some Untitled fanfiction and here I have. I hope you enjoy it and that I havn't botched the characters too much. Why anyone would want to do a first person fic with such deep and complex characters is beyond my reason but oh well, here it is.

Takes place after "the choice" when Keer goes outside.
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Winter
By Niko
Based on the comic and characters of Untitled! by Gloria Higginbottom


Winter is the season of deceit. It turns the trees to sharp bare monuments like upturned brooms, hides the chocolate cake mud under vanilla icing snow, coats the world in loud silence and leads one to believe all is dead and gone. I hate winter. I never gave it much thought before but I think I truly hate it. You get wet just walking out your front door, you can never get warm enough and spring never comes fast enough. It’s like the whole world is suspended in one dank and dreary moment, replaying the same tired routines of life and nature in a loop till its tired of our drudging and droning and gives in to our pleas for spring. Some days, I think the whole world really is just trying to make me miserable. It’s not just winter. It’s everything, everyone, me. Sure, you might say I’ve just had some bad luck, but how much can bad luck really be held accountable for? The heating and power go out at my apartment, I got whisked away by some invisible thing to spend Christmas watching Xe and Twap cuddle on the couch, get stuck in some different dimension after listening to some cat girl talk about ultimate powers of good and evil, get attacked by said evil powers, and now this. Bad luck? Call me paranoid but I feel like the person at the bottom of the dog pile of life’s grievances.

Probably the biggest mound of trouble life’s left for me is Xe. Yeah, I found him and took care of him but what else was I supposed to do? It’s like finding that homeless stray with big hopeless eyes that make you want to do anything for them. I didn’t help him because I’m a good person. I helped him because he made me want to be a good person. And its been like that ever since. Everything he does makes me want to strive to be someone who deserves a best friend like him. But I’m not a good or deserving person so I just end up falling short, if even succeeded by that much. I did succeed in one thing though. I succeeded in overstepping my grounds as best friend and fell in love with him. Love between friends is one thing but I mean I fell totally, romantically, and completely in love with him. Unfortunately, so did Twap.

I must have a thing for strays because I met Twapa almost the same way I first met Xe. She was wandering around the city with her friend Snitter, lost, in the rain, and hours from their destination. I took them both home with me despite their distrust and even took them to meet Xe. The moment he saw her, you could tell her was in love. He’s never offered to dye anyone’s hair for practically free, not even mine. Let it be known though that Xe is a hopeless romantic. He speaks French phrases and laments as able and willing as English, will stop to ponder a flower or pick one from the ground no matter what is going on around him, and is a very affectionate and sensitive guy. I could say that he is in love with love but that doesn’t sit well with me in the context of his relationships. He loves people for more reasons than that he enjoys the feeling of conditional affection. It’s who those feelings come from that give him a warm sappy feeling and I know that he truly loves Twap.

Make than another bout of bad luck for me. To say I’m jealous would be an understatement. When I see her with him it’s another reminder that he is hers and I’m just the best friend. Just being the best friend is fine in most circumstances but it’s pure masochism to sit in their company and watch them flirt and cuddle the night away. Sometimes I can bare it. I’ve loved him from the shadows for a long time and I’m used to be overlooked when the two of them are together. There have been occasions though when I couldn’t stand it anymore and those generally resulted in me looking like an ass. Like the time Twap and I got into a first fight over Xe. Yes, I hit a girl. I told you, I’m not a good person. Not like her. She’s the one who apologized for fighting and called the truce, she’s the one who comes out on top no matter what she’s gotten us all into, and she’s the one who Xe loves. In fact, everyone loves Twap. Its just part of who she is to be well liked, sociable, and enigmatic. Who am I to compete with that?

But that’s what I’m doing now. Competing against Twap for Xe’s affection. They’re inside the house still. I couldn’t bare to just sit there, knowing that he knows what seems to have been obvious for everyone else. Xe isn’t stupid though. He probably thought something was up but didn’t want to jump to conclusions. As much as I don’t want this to happen, part of me relishes in it, the part of me that thinks I have a chance, that this could be the start of what I’ve always wanted. But I don’t want to cause him pain and I know I have. He never asked for me to fall in love with him. That was me being selfish. Twap never asked to be a part of my messed up world but I dragged her in it as sure as I did Xe. It’s kinda funny actually. I’m usually blaming Twap for everything bad that happens. Now it seems that I’m the root of all our problems.

The root of all evil. That’s me. Ciaran Kangaroorat. Florist by day, home wrecker by night. As humorous as that sounds, it’s true. Speaking of humor, I can hear laughing. Not from inside the house, thank goodness. Not that I think Xe would laugh at me after pouring my heart out but still, I’ve bad enough luck to be paranoid without reason. It’s the others, playing in the yard. Carefree, innocent, happy… things I wish I could be right now. To them, winter is snowballs and snowmen, hot coco and roasted marshmallows. To me winter is just a cold wasteland that promises nothing.

I wish I’d brought my jacket.
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Postby ZOMBIE USER 10925 on Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:46 am

quite nice. it seems to fit Keer's mindset and situation well. congrats
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Postby Crash on Thu Nov 21, 2002 11:53 am

*nods* Very nice, Niko. An excellent vignette! :) I particularly like the last paragraph, and the final line.
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Postby Rowan Bristol on Thu Nov 21, 2002 2:57 pm

The empty season
I wish I'd brought a jacket
for my heart is cold.
Silly little fool
Rowan lives her simple life
in 5-7-5
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Postby Rico Underwood on Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:44 pm

...

*puts his fist through a wall and walks out*
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Postby Gloria on Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:24 pm

*applauds*

Bravo!

You kept him very well in character, (for someone who doesn't have the inside scoop, anyway) and the emotions really came out nicely. :)

Thank you!!! :D

*is flattered, once again*
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Postby Niko on Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:31 pm

Thanks everybody ^,~
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Postby W.M.Y.L.G. Joe on Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:56 pm

:o

Dude, Rico... what's up bro? *offers hug*
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Postby Rico Underwood on Thu Nov 21, 2002 9:05 pm

Read that last post as being akin to a normal person staring in awe. No need to worry Joey.
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Postby W.M.Y.L.G. Joe on Thu Nov 21, 2002 9:29 pm

Oh.
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Postby TwoDifferentSox on Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:50 pm

Good work Ms Niko, That's catching Keers mindset as I imagine it pretty well!
Is the personal monoluge a chapter or a full story?
I'm asking because I'd like to add it to the fanart galery, yep. ^.^

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Postby Rico Underwood on Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:57 pm

Of course its a chapter. She's gonna write more... right? o.o;
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Postby Niko on Fri Nov 22, 2002 11:49 am

Nope. It's just a vignette. Thanks for thinking it was worth continuing though ^,~ I just really don't see how I can extend upon it.
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