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[GW Fic Rec]: "I-Spy" by FancyFigures

TITLE: I-Spy
AUTHOR: FancyFigures aka clarediva
AUTHOR'S IJ NAME: [info]clarediva
FANDOM: Gundam Wing
PAIRING: 1x2x1
OTHER PAIRINGS: none
GENRES: slash, action/adventure, drama, romance, some angst, bit of hurt/comfort
WARNINGS: none
RATING: PG (no smut here)
TIME FRAME: postwar, Preventer era
WORDS: approx 6,452
SUMMARY: A simple game can have its own drama. [Given by the author.]
LINK TO FIC: I-Spy

QUOTE:
"S," he said abruptly. "I-Spy with my little eye, something beginning with S." The sing-song tone to his voice was nothing if not bizarre in the brutal surroundings. "Come on, Yuy. My turn first: it was my idea."

"Stone," I said, hesitantly, feeling foolish.

He knew I did, and he laughed softly. "Nope. Give me some credit for originality. Guess again, but you only get three attempts. It's a... refinement... of the rules, a special case, just for today."

Just for today... "Socks."

He shook his head, but didn't answer. The pre-dawn light was filtering through, allowing me to see his face now. His lips stretched like a cadaver's mockery of a true smile. The shock gripped at my gut and twisted harshly. I watched the way his head was lolling forward slightly; I followed his gaze, seeping out through his lowered eyelids.

"Stain," I guessed. I had never wished so fiercely to be wrong.


WHY I LIKE THAT FIC:
There was a mission. An explosion went off. Everything went wrong, and Duo and Heero find themselves trapped in a prison of debris. To stay concentrated in the dark Duo suggests a game of I-Spy. This leads to a few revelations.

Oh, I love this little get-together fic! It's told from Heero's POV using a first person narrator, which works perfectly here. What I like most is how FancyFigures reveals details only bit by bit using the game I-Spy to draw things out even more. This leaves the reader thrilled and surprised. Also, I found the way she used I-Spy as a plot device to help them get together pretty inventive.


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