Friday 10 March 2023

Friday Fics Fix - That Kind Of Angst

'Though he can barely recall most details from his childhood, and his entire 20s are a blur, Klaus’s memories of Vietnam are so vivid that he can still feel Dave’s rough fingertips on his skin when he closes his eyes...'


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


In my defence - 

which is always a great way to start a blogpost

- the level of angst in this fic is such that originally I wasn't going to rec it.

But then the fic that I was going to rec turned out to be unavailable, so I thought 'f**k it, they're getting the angst!'

This fic is beautiful, OK?

But it also ripped out my heart and handed it to me, still beating.

So that's why I wasn't going to rec it - I planned on sparing you all the level of feels it inflicted.

But - universe says inflict the feels *shrugs* - whatcha gonna do?

Klaus Hargreeves: Oh, is that all?
Via Giphy

This is a The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic focussed on the (canon) relationship between Klaus and Dave.

...TUA fans will now understand why the feels level is so high.

BTW, this fic has SPOILERS up to the end of series 3 - just a heads up.

(Fandom notes:

canon is the 'official' stuff in the book/TV series/film/whatever)

It's got a very The Ghost of You by My Chemical Romance vibe - to me, anyhow.

(Emo child to the end! Lol.)

It's that kind of angst, as opposed to a kind of I'm Not OK (I Promise) in-your-face angst.

...If you don't know what I'm talking about then I'm sad, tbh. Go look it up 😉

Some Content Warnings for this, then, dearest nerdlets:

- grief, lots of grief

- war

- implied sexual assault/consent issues

- sex

- drug and alcohol abuse

- family issues, because TUA

- references to torture

...I think that's everything. As always, be careful dearest nerdlets!

This week's fic, then, is:

After Dave by lemur_catta

Did you get what I was talking about with the My Chem songs?

Are you glad the universe decided to make me rec this angst for your perusal?

Talk to me! 😅💬

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  1. Awww idk if I could get through this fic :( Klaus and Dave have my heart.


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