Fandom: The X-Files
Title: Blinded by White Light
Author: Dasha K.
Category: Story, Romance, Angst
Summary: What are we, but the sum of our memories?
Story Status: Complete.
Shannon's Thoughts: First, I must give big thanks to kerlin. She is the one who recommended this fic to me in the first place.
I don't often read X-Files fanfic. I've only caught two or three episodes of the show, out of a nine-year run. However, I know enough about the characters to recognize decent characterization. This fic isn't just decent--it's awesome. And I mean that in the original sense of the word: to inspire awe. I started tearing up by the fifth page.
I don't know how to do this story justice. Oh, hell. Here's an excerpt:
Wouldn't it be wonderful, she mused while staring at the bright lights of the amphitheater down the hill, if we could just turn our emotions on and off like switching off the telescreen remote? Wouldn't it be nice to just stop this thing, go home and live my life like it was before?
She leaned back into the warmth of his chest and wished they could simply stay this way forever, not having to choose, just reveling in the comfort of each other's presence.
He loved her. It was too large even to grasp.
Dana wriggled out of his embrace and turned to face him.
"I don't think I want to stop," she said, the words leaving her mouth before she had a chance to consider their import.
His eyes widened. "First we have to start," he whispered.
Just... Go. Read. Now.
Final judgment: 10/10.