Friday 27 January 2023

Friday Fics Fix - It's Not His Fault He's Not Umbrella Ben!


'Klaus was used to the floor tilting under his feet.'


Title: Fics Fix! Background: purple background with white lightning bolt shape

I finished watching series 3 of The Umbrella Academy (TUA) this week - so obviously I'm now in desperate for more TUA content.

Because - as is well established by this point - I am trash.

There will be mild SPOILERS in this post...

...and more-than-mild SPOILERS in the fic itself.

OK? Established? Fab.

This fic is angsty hurt/comfort Klaus and Sparrow Ben.

Because - as mentioned - I am trash.

And I am especially Klaus trash. And Sparrow Ben needs a hug as much as anyone else - it's not his fault he's not Umbrella Ben dammit!

(Fandom notes:

Hurt/comfort or H/C is where a character or characters are hurt either mentally or physically, and the other character/s comfort them. Does what it says on the tin.)

Klaus putting his arm around Sparrow Ben, who then shoves him off
Via Giphy

The basic thing with this fic is Klaus is having a bad-PTSD-day, complete with full-homo yearning for his lost love, and Sparrow Ben has literally no clue WTF is going on.

But... Klaus is not OK, so he guesses he better help out.

He seems to be the only one around, after all. And this doesn't seem like something that can just be *waves hands* left...


I just love the sweet-and-sour aspects between Klaus and Ben here, it soothed my emo goblin spaghetti brain's lust for TUA-ness.

Sparrow Ben: Stop crying on my bedsheets emo
Via Giphy

Some Content Warnings for this:

- PTSD, including nightmares and panic

- war

- gore and injury

- death and ghosts

- family issues, b/c Umbrella Academy

Refs to:

- drug and alcohol abuse always, I may've forgotten something, so please be careful!

This week's fic, then, is:

Help Me Breathe Again by Phoenix_is_creative

Are you a fan of Sparrow Ben?

Did you want to see more of him and Klaus together?

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  1. I loved Sparrow Ben. It was great to see his character truly shine and get a lot more development in season three.

    1. Yes! He's like a mix of what Diego & Luther were both like in series 1, but with an edge that's all Ben


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