Shay (thewickedquill) wrote in da_challenges,
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Burdens

The following can be read as a two-part plot bunny, or two individual pieces. Please read through both - you may wish to combine them in a story or choose one over the other. The choice is yours. :)

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Title: Burdens: Distance (feel free to change the title)
Issued By: Shay (thewickedquill)
Characters: Max, Logan
Pairing: Max/Logan
Maximum Rating: PG13
Date Issued: July 28, 2010
Crossposted: The E2RH Forums
Requirements: Minimum word count of 500 per piece, 1000 if combined. Cheers!

Details: The song "Perfect Girl" by Sarah McLachlan made me think of two separate individuals: Logan and Alec.

In the first stanza, Max is thinking of her relationship with Logan. In my mind she is feeling burdened by the distance the virus has put between them and disillusioned by Logan's continued optimism and displays of affection, all the more painful because they cannot act upon the desires between them. (She may also feel the weight of other feelings - that's your call.)

Am I faithful, am I strong, am I good enough to belong
In your reverie a perfect girl
Your vision of romance is cruel and all along I played the fool
All your expectations bury me


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Title: Burdens: Guilt (feel free to change the title)
Issued By: Shay (thewickedquill)
Characters: Max, Alec
Pairing: Max/Alec (if desired, not a requirement)
Maximum Rating: PG13
Date Issued: July 28, 2010
Crossposted: The E2RH Forums
Requirements: Minimum word count of 500 per piece, 1000 if combined. Cheers!

Details: The song "Perfect Girl" by Sarah McLachlan made me think of two separate individuals: Logan and Alec.

In the second stanza, she is addressing her relationship with Alec. Max has realized that she tends to treat Alec badly (often as a result of him needling her the wrong way or working up her for fun.) She acknowledges that she hurts him and consequently feels guilty for it.

I own my insecurities I try to own my destiny
That I can make or break it if I choose
But you take my words and twist them 'round
Til I'm the one who brings you down
Make me feel like I'm the one to blame for all of this...


Additional Notes: I'd love to see what someone might come up with for either or both of these. Whether it's a wake-up call for the end of relationship number one and a turning point in relationship number two, is entirely up to you. It could be neither. Max might still hold on to her connection with Logan, he has, after all, been her safety net for so long and a long-cherished desire seemingly out of reach. It's never easy to give up on a dream.



I truly hope someone will make something of this! Be sure to let me know if you decide to pick it up and good luck and happy writing!
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